This award encourages the use of the Pleasure Saddle Horse (PSHR™) as a trail or distance riding horse by recognizing the number of hours that applicants trail ride on their PSHR horses. Winners of the award receive various prizes depending on the number of hours they log with their registered Pleasure Saddle Horse. This is based strictly on the honor system. It is up to you to keep your logs and mail them in. Whether riding alone, with a group, distance ride, poker ride or endurance ride, the trail hours are acceptable. The only exclusions are arena work and parades (these hours cannot be submitted).
ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible for this award, the horse must be registered with the Pleasure Saddle Horse Registry.
QUALIFYING: A rider with one horse can earn this award logging a specific number of trail hours using that horse. A rider can also ride as many Pleasure Saddle Horses as they want, but each horse must be registered with the PSHR and a PSHR Trail Award Entry Form application and fees must be paid for each individual horse at $25. per horse and the hours for each horse must be logged separately.
LOGGING HOURS: All hours must be logged on the official PSHR Trail Rider Log Sheet. Hours logged should be only for actual hours of trail riding. A trail is defined as a road, lane, or path used for riding that is not enclosed (such as a parade or arena).
Trail hours may be logged for organized trail rides in which the applicant participates in (such as endurance, poker or distance rides) as well as for rides in which the applicant rides alone, with a friend or with a small number of other riders.
AWARDS: Hours must be logged on the official PSHR Log Sheet. All logs for the year must be received no later than January 31st of the following year in order for the hours to be applied toward an award. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
(Note: the PSHR reserves the right to substitute prizes without notice)
A. 100 hours: PSHR Trail Award Certificate.
B. 250 hours: PSHR Trail Award logo sticker.
C. 500 hours: PSHR Trail Award logo bumper sticker.
D. 1000 hours: PSHR Trail Award logo on a baseball cap or a PSHR Trail Award logo tote bag.(applicant's choice)
E. 2500 hours: PSHR Trail Award logo on a baseball jersey,or a t-shirt or a sweatshirt (applicant's choice) which can also include a scanned photo of the horse or horse & rider, (if a QUALITY photo is submitted by the applicant).
There will be a special acknowledgement on the PSHR web site for the riders accumulating the most hours in each of the following age categories:
Riders 11 years and under
Riders 12 through 18
Riders 19 through 40
Riders 41 through 55
Riders 56 and over
Riders age categories are determined by what age they are beginning January 1st of the year they are competing. In other words, if you are competing for trail awards in the year 2008, the PSHR will consider you to be the age that you are on January 1, 2008 as your age category.
Applicant's age 18 years and under must have permission from parent or guardian to compete.
APPLICATIONS: To register for this program, send the PSHR Trail Award Entry Form application in with the $25. (twenty-five dollars) per horse application fee made out to the Pleasure Saddle Horse Registry. Mail it to: Pleasure Saddle Horse Registry - P.O. Box 1445 - Paragould, Arkansas 72451-1445. Entires are also accepted via our Online Trail Awards Form.
Applications must be postmarked before the first hours are logged. All hourly logs for the year must be received no later than January 31st of the next year. In other words, for 2008 awards to count all logs must be received by January 31 of 2009. NO EXCEPTIONS!