Annual Awards Offered

ANNUAL CHALLENGE TROPHIES

One of the highlights of the ASA year is the awarding of the ASA challenge/perpetual trophies following the ASA dinner at Lompoc. These awards are donated by members and represent accomplishments in every competition in which Salukis and their owners endeavor to participate. The awards serve as a reminder that the saluki breed has indeed “many-faceted potentials.” Each trophy is awarded for achievements during the previous calendar year, except where noted. The recipient must be an ASA member in good standing for the previous year, the year in which the award is won, and the year in which the award is presented.

All of these trophies are awarded for achievements during the previous calendar year except where noted. The winner must be an ASA member in good standing for the previous year, year of award, and year of presentation.

DOG OF THE YEAR AWARD Donated in 1966 by the Hounds of Srinagar, this 
is an octagonal shield of carved malachite on wood. It is presented to the top show Saluki that has also placed first or second in either an open field coursing or lure coursing event.

BREED CHALLENGE SHIELD ASA’s first challenge trophy, it is a shield of very 
old hard wood with an inner shield of metal. The name of each new winner is engraved on one of the smaller surrounding shields. Presented to the Saluki which defeats the largest number of dogs in Breed and Group competition.

HOUNDS OF ROJIN HANDLERS TROPHY Donated by Robert Frost and Virginia O'Connor. Presented to the member showing his/her own, or co-owned dog, who has compiled the most Best of Breed wins for the past year. This person is not to be a professional handler or a licensed assistant, nor is he allowed to have submitted an application to be such. If a person has shown more than one dog to BOB wins during the year, then these will be totaled to determine the award. Scoring one point for each BOB win with any dog owned or co-owned by the handler, plus one point for each group placement by the same person, plus one point for each Best in Show by the same person.

JUNIOR HANDLER AWARD The original trophy was donated by George and Sally Bell and was first awarded in 1985. The trophy was refurbished in 2002 and redonated by Lois & Bonnie Boucher and Jim & Karen Chen. It is presented to the Junior Handler defeating the greatest number of Junior Handlers - first, second, third, fourth place and Best Junior Showman are counted and total defeated for each placement.

STUD DOG TROPHY This trophy was presented by the Hounds of Srinagar 
to replace one originally presented by the Billa de Esta Kennels in 1967. 
It is presented to the dog siring the most AKC Champions.

BROOD BITCH TROPHY The original trophy was presented in 1967 by the Hounds of Srinagar. This bejeweled Mid-Eastern pourer has replaced the original. It is presented to the bitch producing the most AKC Champions.

WILLIAM ELTISTE MEMORIAL BREEDERS SHIELD First awarded in 1967 in memory of our past club President, it is a simple wooden shield decorated with metal plates featuring the winners’ names. It is presented to the kennel producing the most Salukis to complete their AKC Championship titles.

RANCHO GABRIEL NOVICE TROPHY A wooden scroll plaque donated by Lyle and Phydelma Gillette, Rancho Gabriel. It is presented to the Novice Saluki with the highest average score in the obedience ring. The three top scores are averaged for each Novice dog to determine the winner. Minimum of three Novice scores is required.

CHAMOIS TROPHY Donated by Jim and Lesley Thomson, Bi A’Ajil Min Allah, this trophy was first offered in 1985. It is presented to the Saluki with the highest total score to be determined by the ASA Obedience ranking system.

ABRAM OPEN TROPHY This plaque was donated by John and Dixie Lee Schmidt, Hounds of Telcontar, in 1985. It is presented to the Saluki with the highest average score in the Open A or B class in the obedience ring. The top three scores are averaged for each Open dog to determine the winner. Minimum of three Open scores is required.

TOP LURE COURSING SALUKI This trophy was donated by Art and Elaine Yerty and Garry and Judy Newton. It is presented to the Saluki receiving the most points from Best of Breed in official lure trials. Points are determined by awarding the Best of Breed Saluki in any official lure trial one point for each Saluki defeated in that lure trial.

GAZELLE LURE COURSING TROPHY Donated by Jack and MaryJane Helder, this trophy is awarded to the Saluki bitch who accumulates the highest total points during the year in ASFA field trials.

TARUNA CUP This silver lotus blossom mounted on an ebony base was donated by the Hounds of Srinagar in memory of Am. Can. Ch. Jen Araby Taruna of Srinagar, CD, CC. Presented to the bitch whose combined progeny have the greatest total number of points in lure coursing; both Open and Field Champion stakes to be considered as determined by the ASFA point system.

KRISNA CUP First awarded in 1977 by the Hounds of Srinagar in honor of Am. Can. Ch. Jen Araby Krisna, this antique bronze and brass Tibetan wine jar is set with semi-precious stones. Presented to the dog whose combined get have the greatest total number of points in lure coursing; both Open and Field Champion stakes to be considered as determined by the ASFA point system.

COURSING SHIELD Donated by Bill and Mary Lou Cassady in honor of Ch. Anfa’s Nakhaila Farouk. It is presented to the Saluki with the highest total score in open field coursing during the coursing season.

HOPPIT TROPHY Donated by Lynn and Vicky Clarke in memory of Zifta Star. Honoring the season’s highest scoring male Saluki in NOFCA open-field coursing, this trophy was first awarded in 1993, but made retroactive to 1967 as a counterpart to the Adana Memorial Challenge Cup.

ADANA MEMORIAL CHALLENGE CUP Donated by Clint and Beryl Lundeberg in memory of Adana, the cup was first awarded for the 1969-70 open field season. It is presented to the bitch who accumulates the highest total points during the coursing season.

SHADRACK COURSING CONTINUUM Donated by Bob Shepherd in honor of Srinagar Shavar Shadrack, CC. This trophy was first presented for the 1970-71 season. It is presented to the highest scoring open field courser under two years of age at the beginning of the coursing season.

CIRRUS CUP Donated by George and Sally Bell in honor of Am. Can. Ch. Srinagar Cirrus al Talat, CC, CM, this trophy was first awarded in 1973. It is presented to the sire whose get accumulated the most open field coursing points during the coursing season.

SHAHIN TROPHY Donated by Chuck and Marian Alexander in memory of Ch. Srinagar Shavar Shahin, CC. First awarded for the 1976-77 season. It is presented to the dam whose progeny accumulated the most open field coursing points during the coursing season.

SPECIAL EVENT TROPHIES

Annually awarded for a win at that particular event. Recipients must be ASA members before the start of the event.

Lure coursing

REGIONAL LURE COURSING TROPHY Two-day event held in each region. Donors: Regional ASA members.
BRAHMA II CUP Rotates throughout the Pacific, Central and Atlantic regions. Donor: Hounds of Srinagar in honor of Srinagar Brahma of Urray, 1973.
DEJA VU TROPHY Traditionally held in Texas in March. Donor: Marco Alfaro 
in honor of Henrad Deja Vu, 1978.

Open field coursing

CHRISTMAS CUP Donor: Hounds of Srinagar, 1965.
ISHTAN CUP Donor: Hounds of Srinagar in honor of Knightellington Ishtan, 1966.
MIA CUP Donor: Bill and Mary Lou Casady in honor of Anfa's Fawzia, 1969.
FATIMEH CUP Donor: Bill and Mary Lou Casady in honor of Anfa's Fatimeh, 1969.
SUKI CUP Donor: Bob and Kathy Clemenson in honor of Celerity Azalia of Bokay, 1972.
RAMA CUP Puppy hunt traditionally held in conjunction with the Christmas Cup. Donor: Hounds of Srinagar in honor of Rama of Srinagar, 1970.
SCRAMBLE CUP Puppy hunt traditionally held in conjunction with the Mia Cup. Donor: Chuck & Marian Alexander in honor of Srinagar Sulalita Scramble, 1970.
ARCHIVES PLAQUE Veteran hunt donated, in honor of The Archives Azal of Davijoya, by David and Joy Randel, Gail Goodman, David Goodman, 1988.

Conformation

QASHMAR TROPHY Best of Breed at ASA Desert Match. Donor: Bill and Peggy Martinez, 1972.
EL TIFFAZ TROPHY Winner of costume class at ASA Desert Match. Donor: Bill and Peggy Martinez.
URRAY DIRK TROPHY Best of Breed at ASA’s Celebration show. Donor: Richard and Barbara Webster in honor of Urray, the Websters home county in Scotland, 1973.
SIVA CUP Stud dog class winner at ASA’s Celebration show. Donor: Hounds of Srinagar in honor of Jen Araby Siva of Srinagar, 1969.
FREYA CUP Brood bitch class winner at ASA’s Celebration show. Donor: Hope Waters in honor of Burydown Freya, 1968.
ZANOUBIA TROPHY Highest scoring Saluki in Novice A or B at the ASA’s Celebration show. Donor: Joseph P. Pendry, El Jehemma.

TROPHY- and MEDALLION-SUPPORTED EVENTS held at various shows throughout the regions. 
Medallion donor is the American Saluki Association. The medallion art created by Robin Garcia.