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2023 UPHA Horse/Pony of the Year Awards Nominations Due November 1

Nominations for UPHA Horse of the Year are due November 1. Nominations are being accepted online. These awards represent the ideal and epitome of the respective divisions.

Awards are offered for American Saddlebreds, Hackneys, Morgans, and Roadster Horses. To be eligible for nomination, an American Saddlebred, Roadster Horse or Hackney pony must participate in at least four (4) shows, entering the same class and division which the horse/pony is to be nominated, during the same calendar year. Morgan horses must participate in at least three (3) shows, entering the same class and division during the calendar year.

Remember trainers and owners of all UPHA Horse/Pony of the Year nominated animals must be current members of the UPHA. Make sure they have joined/renewed by the November 1 deadline or the nomination will not be valid.

The nomination is strictly online to streamline the process. The online nomination form is live and ready to receive nominations at the link below and it is also located on the UPHA website. To complete the form, in addition to the horse/pony information you will need the UPHA membership number of the nominator, owner, and trainer. When you submit an online nomination you will receive an automatic email from Google Forms with a copy of your response. If you do not receive the automated email, first check your junk mail, then please email the UPHA office at to confirm the nomination. Nominations must be received by November 1.

For complete award program requirements, a list of divisions and to nominate online visit the UPHA website HERE.

If you have any questions please contact the UPHA national office at 859-231-5070 or

UPHA HOTY Online Nomination

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