ACE Horse of the Year


ACE Group Inc. Horse of the Year is to promote and reward the performance of ACE registered horses and their riders, owners and breeders.

Each year, ACE Group Inc. is offering a beautiful rug for the Horse of the Year in each discipline and an award for the breeder of the highest scoring horse over the 4 disciplines. The Leader Board for each discipline will be available online and published in the ACE Group Inc. Newsletter.


  • Show Jumping
  • Dressage
  • Eventing
  • Show
  • Breeders Cup

Where to gain points:

  • Any official event nationally and internationally
  • Any unofficial event that has placing or awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc
Please compare ACE Group Inc. Award Point System for all Disciplines.

Breeders Cup:

  • Eligible breeders will be contacted upon horses’ acceptance into the Horse of the Year competition and invited to renew their membership or to become a member to ACE Group Inc. if not a member already.
  • All studs / breeders will be automatically entered into the Breeders Cup if they are current financial member.
  Please remember to renew your membership during the year as points only accrue when your membership is current.

How to make your points count:

  • 2015 ACE Horse of the Year: submit all results by the 10/01/2016, preferably using the new online Leader Board.
  • 2016 ACE Horse of the Year:
    • Submit all your results within 30 days of the event date online.
      • No results will be accepted later than 30 day after the event.
      • No email or posted entries accepted.

Time frame for the competition:

  • 1st of January to 31st of December of every year.

ENTRY FORM for the Horse of the Year 2016 – Competition Suspended at this time.


Rules and Regulations

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  • ACE Group Inc. reserves the right to alter, add or remove any rules as deemed necessary.
  • ACE Group Inc. decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • ACE Group Inc. and its affiliates will not be held liable for any errors or omissions as a result directly or indirectly of this competition. It is held in good faith to promote and encourage horses of ACE registration and breeding to be exhibited in the public arena.
  • As of the 01/01/2016: Points will only be applied if results are submitted online within 30 days of each event date.
  • Entries for the 2015 Horse of the Year will close on the 10/01/2016.
  • As of the 01/01/2016: The competition is only open to current members of ACE Group Inc. and points will accrue from the time of membership.
  • Only horses registered with ACE Group Inc. are eligible to enter. As of the 01/01/2016, all horses entered must be registered in the current owner’s name. Points will remain with the horse after a change ownership. New owner must be updated within 30 days of date of purchase (failing to update the details will lead to loss of all points earned previously).
  • As of the 01/01/2016 all owners of horses entered must be financial members with ACE Group Inc.
  • Breeders (to be eligible to participate for the breeder’s cup) must be financial member with ACE Group Inc.
  • Official and unofficial events are accepted, please compare ACE Group Inc. Award Point System table (event must have placing or awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc).
  • The Show section includes all Breed and Hack Classes, ridden and led. Please note: if the horse has multiple registration (e.g. ACE, Arabian and Palomino – all of these classes are eligible to be entered).
  • Each horse may be entered into multiple disciplines.
  • All results will be subject to spot checks, errors and omissions on the results will see the entrant removed from the current year’s competition. Any breeder points accrued will also be disallowed.
  • ACE Group Inc. will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), damage or personal injury suffered or sustained in relation to this promotion or the acceptance or use of any prizes (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law, in which case it will be excluded to the minimum allowable by law. To the full extent permitted by the law, ACE Studbooks Inc. exclude liability for any loss, damage or injury whatsoever suffered or sustained (including, but not limited to direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage, loss of opportunity revenue or profit) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with this promotion.

ACE Group Inc. Award Point System for all Disciplines:

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Show Classes

Breeder's Cup