Get rewarded for taking your Friesians out and about

High Points Award


You need to be a Full member of Social member to qualify.

We would like to encourage all members that get out and about with their Friesians to become involved with the NZFHS HPA (high point award) competition. This is a free competition open to all NZFHS members – help us to grow this by entering your horse 😊

The HPA runs from each calendar year (Jan 1st through to Dec 31). These awards are designed to recognise owners who go out and about with their horses in every discipline. We all want to promote the Friesian breed. There are a variety of categories in the HPA competition to suit everyone

6 Best Results of shows or competitions per calendar year are valid for each category, and each result qualifies for only one category allocation of points (eg: cannot nominate one outing as both a ridden dressage test and a demonstration)

• Dressage
• Driving
• Showing (ln hand, Ridden and Driving)
• Pleasure
• And Demonstration

Download the scorecard.

Explanation of Rules

Show Classes including ln hand, Ridden and Driven classes: Scorecards have to be signed by an official or secretary of the show for points to be awarded. Evidence from an official show website showing horse’s placings will also be accepted.

Here is how HPA points are calculated:

  • Attendance in open classes = 2 points (each horse will get 2 attendance points regardless of what place it may receive in the class).
    First place= 6 points; Second place= 5 points; Third place= 4 points; Fourth place= 3 points; Fifth place = 2 points; Sixth place = 1 point.
  • Attendance in Purebred Friesian classes = 1 point (each horse will get 1 attendance point regardless of what place it may receive in the class).


These points are allocated for open and purebred classes:

  • Supreme Champion = 4 points Supreme Champion = 3 points Champion= 2 points
  • Reserve ‘champion = 1 point
  • National Championships = triple points
  • State Championships/ Royal show= double points Agricultural show or local show= single points

Pleasure outing = 5 points
Pleasure horse category points are to be awarded on photo evidence of a ·member’s horse with two or more other horses a social outing (Trek , pleasure ride with 2 or more horses, riding or driving club outing or event etc…)

Demonstration or Display= 10 points
Demonstration points will be awarded on evidence of an article or photograph which shows the horse taking part on the day of the demo or promotional day (Santa parade, horse expo, driven or ridden demonstration, any public outing other than a show class.)

Dressage: Points are awarded by the percentages earned by the horse on the dressage test sheet and test sheets must be supplied with the completed HPA scorecard each year. Horses competing at FEI level will receive double points on their score percentages

Between 60 to 61.999% = 1 point
Between 62 to 63.999% = 2 points
Between 64 to 65.999% = 3 points
Between 66 to 67.999% = 4 points
Between 68 to 69.999% = 5 points
Between 70 to 71.999% = 6 points
72% and over= 7 points

PLEASE NOTE: Scorecards MUST be completed along with all associated paperwork/requirements and lodged by February 28.

Please support these awards – they are for you and your Friesian Horse!

NZFHS scorecard


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