YEAR-END AWARDS: HOW TO QUALIFY


1. General.


Year-end awards are earned between January 1st and December 1st and are presented at the first regular membership meeting of theyear.
A champion and a reserve champion are recognized at each level; champions receive a $50.00 award and all others receive certificates.
All competitive scores earned must be judged under current USEF dressage rules, except as modified by PdNDS, and be from PdNDS sponsored shows.
Ties will be awarded equally. 
Junior/young riders are considered a separate division where applicable.
For purposes of competition in all PDNDS sponsored shows: USEF rule DR119.3 is applicable.Individuals are eligible as Juniors until the end of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 18.Individuals are eligible as Young Riders from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 16 until the end of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 21
.Competitors shall compete as adults (PdNDS Open) from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 22.2. 





Eligibility. 


To be eligible, both the rider and the horse owner must be dues-paying members of PdNDS in good standing. 
Memberships must have been in effect at the time the scores were earned. 
Horse and rider combinations are only eligible to win awards twice at the same level.


3. Awards.


a. Intro-Second Level. 


The average of a minimum number of scores to be determined at the end of the show season based on the number ofshows held. Scores from at least three judges will be considered. JR/YR and Open divisions. 


b.Third and Fourth Levels. ​

The average of a minimum number of scores to be determined at the end of the show season based on thenumber of shows held. Scores from at least three judges will be considered. JR/YR and Open divisionsc. 


c. FEI Levels. 


The average of a minimum of the best three scores from at least two judges will be considered. JR/YR and Open divisions.


d.Freestyle Award: 


Awarded to the horse and rider combination with the highest average freestyle score. This award consists of botha$50.00 award and a certificate. JR/YR and Open divisions


e. Western Dressage Award 


Awarded to the horse and rider combination with the highest average score in the Western Dressage classes.This award consists of both a$50.00 award and a certificate. JR/YR and Open divisions


f. Eventing Class Award.


Awarded to the horse and rider combination with the highest average score in class # 19 Eventing TOC. This award consists of both a$50.00 award and a certificate. JR/YR and Open divisions.


g. NTD( New to Dressage) Award:


Awarded to the horse and rider combination with the highest average score in New to Dressage classesat schooling shows and Opportunity classes at Amigos de Dressage. Winners of NTD must not have competed in Dressage shows before June 1 ofthe previous calendar year. ALL RIDERS ARE UNDER ONE DIVISION FOR THIS AWARD.


TRAVELING TROPHY AWARDS


e. Titsworth Award:


Awarded annually to the horse and adult rider combination with the single highest score adjusted for level. The award is a traveling trophy inscribed with the winner’s name each year.


f. Banjo Award:


Awarded annually to the horse and junior/young rider combination with the single highest score adjusted for level. The award is a traveling trophy inscribed with the winner’s name each year.


g. Gladiator Award:


Awarded to the highest average score of two first level tests at any schooling show.


h. Cassidy Award: 


Awarded annually to the thoroughbred horse and rider combination with the single highest score adjusted for level. The award is a traveling trophy inscribed with the winner’s name each year


.i. Gambler Award:


Awarded annually to the rider with the single highest score posted by an adult amateur at or above second level. The award is a travelling trophy.


ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS


1. General. 


Achievement awards are an addition to year-end awards and are presented upon the accumulation of four scores at or above the required percentage from four different judges.


2. Eligibility. 


The rider must be a dues paying member of PdNDS. A nominating fee is not required.


3. Scores.


The four scores required for these awards must be from USEF or USDF licensed dressage judges (“L” judges or above). Scores are cumulative; there is  no specified time during which scores must be earned. Members are responsible for submitting their scores to the awards coordinator; especially those scores earned outside PdNDS sponsored events, and must do so prior to the annual awards compilation.You must submit a copy of the front page of the test with show name, judge’s name date and score. The award is a beautiful curved glass picture frame, suitable for a 3x5 inch photo



.4. Minimum Scores byLevel


.a. Introductory. 63%         f. Fourth Level. 57%


b. Training Level. 60%      g. Prix St, George. 57%


c. First Level. 60%             h. Intermediate I. 57%


d. Second Level. 59%        i. Intermediate II. 55%


e. Third Level. 57%            j. Grand Prix. 55%
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