Bitless Inc Awards

Bitless Inc offers a Good Horsemanship Award and a High Point Award for members (below) to individuals participating in Bitless Inc events.

 

BITLESS INC GOOD HORSEMANSHIP AWARD

The Bitless Inc Good Horsemanship Award is awarded at Bitless Inc events and activities when an equestrian displays an exceptionally high regard for their equine.  It may be by sacrificing their own goals for the day to help their horse overcome some difficulty, or a display of exceptional partnership with their horse. 

The Good Horsemanship Award is not dependant upon entering competitions, itis purely about the relationship between human and equine, and being an inspiration to others.  Hoof Sports and independant Clubs that run under Bitless Inc can receive up to 6 Bitless Inc Good Horsemanship Awards per year.  The awards are donated by Bitless Inc. 

The Good Horsemanship Award program commenced on 1st April 2014.

 

Click Here to See Good Horsemanship Recipients In Our Hall Of Fame

 

BITLESS INC HIGH POINT AWARD

The Bitless Inc High Point Award is designed to reward and support Bitless Inc Members who are actively participating bitless or bridle-less in equestrian activities, events, competitions, demonstrations or parades, and by doing so, are demonstrating how safe, reliable, and versatile bitless and bridle-less equines really are! 

The High Point Award has three categories: Recreational, Competitive and Volunteer, with Members working their way up Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels in each category.  Members may be working on all High Point categories at once, or may chose one or two.  The High Point Award is a competition against oneself, Members have up to 5 years to collect enough points to claim each High Point Award.  More information on the Bitless Inc High Point Award can be found below.

Additional Log Books can be downloaded Here.

The Recreational and Competitive High Point Award commenced 1st February 2014. The Volunteers High Point Award commenced 1st April 2015.

 

Click Here to See High Point Award Recipients In Our Hall Of Fame

 

About the Bitless Inc High Point Award

Competitive:

The Bitless Inc Competitive High Point Award is designed to reward and support Bitless Inc Members who are actively participating bitless or bridle-less in equestrian competitions, and demonstrating how safe, reliable, and versatile bitless and bridle-less equines really are!                                                

Collecting points: 300 points are required to be logged to apply for the Competitive High Point Award, within a maximum period of 5 years.  You must be a Bitless Inc Member continuously for the period of the log book entries.  You may collect points with different horses on the same Log Book.   At least 2 people must be competing in your class/es, including yourself.  Competitions must take place in Australia.  Activities using a bit cannot be included. 

Filling in the Logbook: Write the date, how many classes you entered (there is no minimum), the name of the event, who hosted the event (club or organiser) and the number of points earned. 
25 points are logged per competition day.  This may include any competitive activity with your horses, including, but not limited to: gymkhanas, dressage comps, endurance events, agility comps, club rallies etc. Any event that hands out ribbons at the end of the day (regardless of whether you got to take one home) counts towards competitive high points.  If ribbons are not handed out, then you can collect Recreation points in the Receational High Point Award Log Book.
   Online competitions count as one day, you can log 25 points per competition (not per entry), filming yourself counts, as long as there is another participant in any of your online classes.  If you filmed your entries over more than one day, the additional days can be logged in your Recreational Logbook as training, however there must be another participant with you for those days to count in the Recreational Log Book. 
50 points are logged for any publicity event.  This is any non competitive event that helps promote bitless, bridle-less or liberty horses.  This includes, but is not limited to: featuring in a magazine or online (excluding social media), demonstrations at an ag show or expo, or participating in a local parade.  Please share your publicity events with Bitless Inc as they happen, so we can promote them further!                                       

Claiming your High Point:  Activities in the logbook expire after 5 years (the log book can continue onto a new book, but points older than 5 years old will not be counted).  Once you have collected 300 points, make a copy of your logbook/s and post the original to:
Bitless Inc High Point Award, P.O. Box 3128, Dural NSW 2158 or send your .xls logbook to secretary (at) bitlessinc.org.au.
You can then start on another log book to work towards your Silver Award, and then Gold Award. Your High Point Award will posted to you within 4 weeks. 

 

Recreational:

The Bitless Inc Recreational High Point Award is designed to reward and support Bitless Inc Members who are actively participating bitless or bridle-less in equestrian activities, and demonstrating how safe, reliable, and versatile bitless and bridle-less equines really are!

Collecting points:  500 points are required to be logged to apply for the Recreational High Point Award, within a maximum period of 5 years. You must be a Bitless Inc Member continuously for the period of the log book entries.  At least 2 people must be participating in the activity, including yourself.  Activities using a bit cannot be included. 

Filling in the Logbook: Write the date, how many hours YOU participated in the activity (there is no minimum), a brief description of the actvitity, who hosted the activity (club, organiser, or friend's name) and the number of points earned.
10 points are logged per recreational activity day.  This may include any non competitive activity with your horses, including, but not limited to: trail rides, play days, training days, clinics and workshops.  If placing ribbons or awards are handed out, then that activity can be logged in the Competitive High Point Award Log Book, including online competitions. Online competitions count as one comp day (not per entry), but if you filmed your entries over more than one day, the additional days can be logged in this Logbook as training, however there must be another participant with you for those days to count in the Recreational Logbook.
50 points are logged for any publicity event.  This is any non competitive event that helps promote bitless, bridle-less or liberty horses.  This includes, but is not limited to: featuring in a magazine or online (excluding social media), demonstrations at an ag show or expo, or participating in a local parade.  Please share your publicity events with Bitless Inc as they happen, so we can promote them further!  

Claiming your High Point:  Activities in the logbook expire after 5 years (the log book can continue onto a new book, but points older than 5 years old will not be counted).  Once you have collected 500 points, make a copy of your logbook and post the original to:
Bitless Inc High Point Award, P.O. Box 3128, Dural NSW 2158 or send your xls logbook to secretary (at) bitlessinc.org.au.
You can then start on another log book to work towards your Silver Award, and then Gold Award. Your High Point Award will posted to you within 4 weeks.

 

Volunteer:

The Bitless Inc Volunteer High Point Award is designed to reward and support Bitless Inc Members who are actively organising and running bitless or bridle-less equestrian competitions and activities, and demonstrating how safe, reliable, and versatile bitless and bridle-less equines really are!                                                

Collecting points: 300 points are required to be logged to apply for the Volunteer High Point Award, within a maximum period of 5 years.  You must be a Bitless Inc Member continuously for the period of the log book entries.   Any advertised event that requires participants to be Bitless Inc Members and/or Guests to attend can be counted.  At least 2 people must be competing/participating in your event, excluding yourself, and at least 20% of the participants must be bitless or bridle-less.  Events must take place in Australia.  Events with no bitless or bridle-less participants cannot be included. 

Filling in the Logbook: Write the date, the name of the event (as it appears on the Bitless Inc Calendar), your role on the day, the number of participants and bitless participants on the day, and the number of points earned. 
25 points are logged per event.  This may include any organised club or advertised equestrian activity, including, but not limited to: competitions, club rallies, training days, club ride/drives, club run clinics and workshops, demonstration events, parades etc that you organise or work at without pay.  Volunteers are any unpaid Member that helps for at least 2 hours on the particular event and can be the organiser, helpers on the course, judges, scorers, pencillers, stewards, setting up the day before etc
  Organisers of online competitions also count, with the same limits as above.  Activities not involving horses or other prey animals (such as meetings, fundraisers and social events) do not count.  Events that are closed and not part of a club event (ie a group of friends meeting up for a trail ride) do not count.   With share stewarding events (where people compete and volunteer on the same day) can only be recorded in one LogBook, and you can choose which to claim.
50 points are logged for any publicity event.  This is any non competitive activity that that you are featured in that helps promote bitless, bridle-less or liberty horses.  This includes, but is not limited to: featuring in a magazine or online (excluding social media), demonstrations at an ag show or expo, or participating in a local parade.  Please share your publicity events with Bitless Inc as they happen, so we can promote them further! These are not events that you organise or volunteer at.                          

Claiming your High Point:  Activities in the logbook expire after 5 years (the log book can continue onto a new book, but points older than 5 years old will not be counted).  Once you have collected 300 points, make a copy of your logbook/s and post the original to:
Bitless Inc High Point Award, P.O. Box 3128, Dural NSW 2158 or send your xls logbook to secretary (at) bitlessinc.org.au.
You can then start on another log book to work towards your Silver Award, and then Gold Award.  Your High Point Award will posted to you within 4 weeks. 

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