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Medal Program

MFTHBA Medal Program

Recognizing the accomplishments of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse and the Missouri Fox Trotting Pony.

The MFTHBA Medal Program provides an opportunity to recognize the achievements of MFTHBA and MFTPR registered horses.

 The program will:

  • Recognize horse accomplishments in a wide variety of activities
  • Provide future owners documentation of the horse’s experience increasing the potential value of the horse


How does it work?

Horses and ponies are nominated to the Medal Program.  The nomination fee is a lifetime nomination.  Once nominated, a horse or pony can submit information on their accomplishments to the MFTHBA.  This information will become part of the horse or pony’s permanent record.  Once the horse or pony reaches the established point level, they will be awarded a medal.  Owners should note that to receive points the owner of record for the horse or pony must be a current member of the MFTHBA.  Points earned while the owner is not a member will not be recorded.

Recognition Areas

Offering Silver and Gold Medals in 16 different Categories



  • Pleasure Horse (includes all types of pleasure classes including English, Western, Country, etc.)
  • Pleasure Driving
  • Hunter/Jumper (includes classes over fences, and jumper classes)
  • Model
  • Performance
  • Working Horse (reining and trail classes)
  • Ranch Horse (includes cutting, roping, working cow horse, ranch horse pleasure, ranch horse conformation, Team Penning, Ranch Sorting, and other ranch horse competitions)
  • Timed Events (Barrels, Gymkhana)
  • Competitive Trail
  • Endurance
  • Dressage
  • Trail Obstacle
  • Trail Riding
  • Sport Competition (Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Mounted Archery, Jousting, etc.)
  • Ambassador (includes events that are not judged, verified, or otherwise placed. Events in this category provide visibility and promotion for our breed including the participation in parades, equine expo demonstrations, mounted search and rescue, field trial events, foxhunting, drill teams, Fox Trot America and other similar events)
  • Breeding: Sire and Dam

Plus two special recognition levels:

  • All-Around (silver medal in 50% of available categories)
  • Supreme All-Around (silver medal in 75% of available categories)




Nominate your horse or pony for just $15 at the time of registration (18 months or under) or $50 for an adult horse.  The nomination is a lifetime nomination.  The owner of record must be an MFTHBA member at the time the points are earned.


Program Document: This document provides details on point structure and requirements for each category

Nomination FormOnline Nomination Form

Point Submittal Form

Historical Point Submittal Instructions

NOTE: Historical points may only be submitted once per horse per category. Owners are encouraged to double-check that they have all information before submitting the historical points.
The historical point option is open until December 31, 2021, or within 6 months of the horse’s enrollment in the medal program, whichever is later.

Step 1: Collect documenting information from each event. All points must be validated. To do this, results must be documented in writing from the hosting/sanctioning organization. This can include resulted officially posted on an organization’s website or results provided on the organization’s letterhead and signed by authorized individuals. For MFTHBA sponsored shows, owners should print results from the MFTHBA Website or Copy results from the Celebration Catalog. The only exception to the documentation is for MFTHBA’s Fox Trot America program. For this program, the MFTHBA will validate submitted patches with internal records.

Step 2: Highlight the horse’s name, class/event, place/result/miles, year, and sanctioning organization on each results statement.

Step 3: Please merge these documents into one electronic file (preferably PDF) and in the order put into the electronic points file (see below).

Step 4: Document each class/event and required information in the Historical Points Recording Excel Sheet. One horse per file. Download the form on the Medal Programs Forms Page.

Step 5: Complete the Historical Medal Program form. Download the form on the Medal Programs Forms Page.

Step 6: Complete the online submittal form. Attach the Historical Medal Program form (from step 5), Historical Points Recording Form (from step 4), and supporting documentation (from step 3). You will be prompted to pay the historical point documentation fee upon submittal. ($15 per category).  The online form is located on the Medal Programs Forms Page.

Step 7: This step is completed by the MFTHBA office. They will review the electronic file and the documentation provided. Any points submitted without documentation from the hosting/sanctioning organization will be removed.