Awards Program

2016 DVCTA Year End Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 DVCTA Year End Award Winners! 

Ribbons and prizes will be handed out at the Annual Meeting on February 4th!

2016 Combined Training Awards


2017 Awards Program Information Coming Soon!


DVCTA Year End Awards – 2017 Rules


Members can earn awards in the following categories:

  1. USEF/USDF Recognized Dressage Shows
  2. DVCTA Sanctioned Schooling Dressage Shows
  3. USEF/USEA Recognized Horse Trials
  4. Schooling Horse Trials
  5. Combined Tests

Rules that apply to ALL categories:

  1. A Champion and Reserve Champion will be awarded in each section of each category
  2. Each rider must complete 8 volunteer hours at a DVCTA sanctioned show/clinic/event between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017, OR pay $20 for every un-earned volunteer hour (EXAMPLE: if you can only get 4 hours, submit $80 by November 30, 2017 to be eligible for awards).
  3. Each rider will be assigned to a group (Junior, Adult Amateur, Vintage Adult Amateur, Professional) as per USEF/USDF/USEA rules.
  4. There is no limit to the number of horses for which a rider can submit scores, and horses may be ridden by multiple riders.
  5. Each horse and rider combination may earn year end awards in two consecutive levels.
  6. Each horse and rider combination submits their three best scores earned during the qualifying period. Scores must be from three separate rides AND three different judges. Please submit ONLY three scores.
  7. Each horse and rider combination must submit at least one score from the highest test for the level (EXCEPTION: FEI Dressage, Freestyle, and HT).
  8. Each horse and rider combination may submit any scores earned between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017 as long as the rider is a current DVCTA member for each score submitted.
  9. Any rider who becomes a member of the DVCTA after the beginning of the DVCTA competition year will only be able to submit scores earned after membership is established (For example, if you join DVCTA in May 2017 any scores earned December – April do not count towards YE awards).
  10. Riders are responsible for submitting scores via online form AND sending verification of their scores (links and/or pics of tests) to Aneesa Romans, awards@dvcta.org by November 30, 2017.

Category Specific Rules

Rules that apply only to the DVCTA Sanctioned schooling show category:

  1. Awards will be offered at the following divisions/levels: Introductory, Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Freestyle, and FEI.
  2. Each horse and rider combination may earn scores from shows held at Second Nature, Blue Goose, Dunmovin?, and Straight Forward Dressage (including the Snowflake Series).
  3. All scores submitted must be a 58 or higher.
  4. Other divisions may be added with approval from the DVCTA Awards Committee, contact Aneesa Romans at awards@dvcta.org with any questions.

Rules that apply only to the USEF/USDF recognized shows:

  1. Awards will be offered at the following divisions/levels: Introductory, Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Freestyle, and FEI
  2. Each score submitted must be a 58 or higher
  3. Each horse and rider combination must submit verification of scores.

Rules that apply to the Unrecognized/Starter Horse Trials and Combined Tests:

  1. Awards will be given for the following divisions/levels: Elementary, Introductory, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training.
  2. Each horse and rider combination may submit results from Olde Hope Farms Horse Trials, St. Augustine Pony Club Horse Trials, Fair Hill Starter Trials, Plantation Field Starter Trials, and any other unrecognized event that posts results online.
  3. Other divisions and venues may be added with approval from the DVCTA Awards Committee, contact Aneesa Romans at awards@dvcta.org with any questions.
  4. Standings determined by points system below.

Rules that apply to the USEA/USEF Recognized Horse Trials:

  1. Awards will be given for the following divisions/levels: Elementary, Introductory, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary and Above, FEI
  2. Each horse and rider combination may submit results from any USEA/USEF recognized event.
  3. Standings determined by points system below

Points System for HT Standings – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PLACE to submit the score!

1st Place12 points
2nd Place10 points
3rd Place8 points
4th Place6 points
5th Place4 points
6th Place3 points
7th Place2 points
8th Place1 point
Successful Completion 2 points
Successful Completion of a CIC/CCI3 points
SJ without penalties2 points
XC without penalties2 points