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UPHA Horse/Pony of the Year Awards Nominations Open

Nominations are now being accepted online for the United Professional Horsemen’s Association Horse/Pony of the Year Awards. 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.

Any current UPHA Professional, Associate, or Junior member can nominate any horse/pony! You do not have to be the owner or trainer of the horse/pony to nominate an eligible animal. Only one nomination form needs to be submitted for each horse/pony.

The UPHA Board of Directors approved several changes to the program effective for the 2021 competition year. In the Saddlebred division, the Ladies and Ladies Amateur classes will be combined for the Five-Gaited and Three-Gaited divisions. The division will be titled Ladies/Ladies Amateur, meaning any combination of four classes in either division, will qualify for the award. The Fine Harness Amateur and Ladies classes were combined into one award. The Morgan Ladies & Amateur Park Harness was combined with the Junior Exhibitor Park Harness.

New for 2021, the nomination process will be strictly online to streamline the process. The online nomination form is live and ready to receive nominations at the link below and it is located on the UPHA website. 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 automatic 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, 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

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