Year end awards rules – Dressage

Erin-Dierks-1RULES GOVERNING  DRESSAGE AWARDS:

(Revised April 2014)

OVERVIEW:

IDCTA shall present Champion and Reserve and third through sixth place awards at the end of each competition year.  The awards will be based on the average test score for each rider and horse combination as outlined below.   Awards of the levels are as following: 

  • Horse and rider combinations having the best average for the top five (5) rides of those submitted for each level from Green as Grass/Introductory through Fourth Level.
  • Horse and rider combinations having the best average for the top four (4) rides of those submitted for each of the FEI levels from PSG through Grand Prix.
  • Horse and rider combinations having the best average for the top three (3) rides of those submitted for Musical Freestyle at each USDF and FEI recognized level (training through Grand Prix).
  • Champion and Reserve and third through sixth place awards will be awarded for Open, Adult Amateur and Junior (Jr)/Young Rider division Final divisions for each level are at the discretion of the Dressage Committee as entries warrant.

Rides will be counted at the level they are ridden (e.g. training, second). The rider must select which division they wish to compete in (Jr./Young Rider, Adult Amateur, or Open) as per their USEF classification e.g. professional rider (Open), adult amateur, etc. If the rider is an Adult Amateur or Jr./Young Rider and has the required number of tests for example at Adult Amateur and Open at that level (10 unique tests total for USDF level or 8 unique tests for FEI level or 6 unique tests for Freestyle), they may compete in both divisions. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they have the required number of rides at each level within the division.

Heather-Half-pass-2SCORE REPORT FORMS:

IDCTA has a Score Report Form available for use by its Regular, Junior and Life members. The Score Report Form is available from the WEB site, can be photocopied from the newsletter when published, or requested from the VP of Dressage, or any Board Member. This form is used one per level and division and requires a copy of each test that clearly indicates the name and location of the show, name of the judge, name of the horse, name of the rider, the date of the show and is signed by the judge. Alternatively, a score report from the USDF WEB site can be attached to the form after indicating which rides are selected for USDF/USEF recognized shows.

RULES GOVERNING AWARDS:

Section 1­ In order to qualify for any awards, the rider of each horse must be members in good standing of IDCTA.

Section 2 – It is each riders responsibility to report his/her own scores. All mailed Score Report forms with proof of scores and a Volunteer hour form completed must be postmarked no later than October 31.  If that date falls on a Sunday or mail holiday, awards must be postmarked by the next day.  It is each rider responsibility to send a copy of the tests or a score report from USDF attached to IDCTA’s Score.

Report Form to the awards chairperson. If any part of the test or score sheet is illegible or not completed, then the score will not be counted. It is the rider responsibility to see that the test or score sheet includes the name of the rider, name of the horse, name of the show, date of the show, class number, level, test number, division, score, percentage, and judge’s name and signature.

Section 3 – Only shows open to all competitors will be counted.

Section 4

  • For each of the award levels Green as Grass/Introductory through Fourth Level one must have a minimum of five (5) rides, a minimum of three (3) USDF recognized shows, and a minimum of three (3) different USDF/USEF recognized judge In the case of two judges for a class, the pair shall be considered one (1) judge (an average of the two scores will be taken). Of the 5 scores submitted for yearend awards, two score must be the highest test of the level.
  • For each of the FEI award divisions Prix Georges through Grand Prix, one must have a minimum of four (4) rides, a minimum of two (2) shows, and a minimum of two (2) different USDF/USEF recognized judges. In the case of two judges for a class, the pair shall be considered one (1) judge (an average of the two scores will be taken). Schooling
  • For each Freestyle level one must have a minimum of three (3) rides under two (2) different USDF/USEF recognized judges from 2 different USDF recognized show.

Section 5 – A horse of the year award will be presented to the horse/rider combination at the discretion of the Dressage Committee and is an optional award for any award year.

Section 6 – The show year begins on November 1 (or that weekend) of one year and ends on October 31 (or that weekend) of the following year.

Section 7  – All members who wish to be eligible for year­end awards must volunteer a minimum of five (5) hours per calendar year at one or more IDCTA sanctioned shows or activities or pay a $50 in lieu of hours worked. The hours will be recorded by the member and forwarded to the applicable awards chairperson by October 31st of that competition year. To enable members to comply with this requirement, a volunteer hours recording form will be published in the Scribe and made available on the IDCTA WEB site. The rider must meet this requirement. The Board of Directors shall identify sanctioned shows and activities and make them known to the membership through the Scribe and the WEB site.

Section 8 – Journey Award (in place 2006 forward):

A horse and rider combination that has achieved 60% or higher for two of the highest tests from two different judges of each level for First, Second, Third and Fourth levels (Junior tests equivalents) will be recognized as an IDCTA USDF Level Journey Award.

A horse and rider combination that has achieved 60% or higher for two tests from two different judges for each level PSG, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, and Grand Prix levels will be recognized as an IDCTA FEI Level Journey Award.

Scores earned during or after the 2000 show year will be accepted with copies of score sheets or USDF score sheet printout with the scores circled. Scores are earned over multiple years and submitted once all required scores are earned for an award in that submission year. A separate form is available to be downloaded from the WEB site, can be photocopied from the newsletter when published, or requested from the VP of Dressage or any Board member.

Section 9 – In Hand Awards –

For In Hand awards, IDCTA shall present Champion and Reserve and third through sixth place awards, at the end of each competition year as entries warrant, in each of the following USDF Categories:

  • Colt/Gelding Championship
  • Current Year Foal Championship
  • Filly Championship
  • Mare Championship
  • Stallion Championship
  • Amateur Handler Champion

The rules that are in effect:

  • The horse needs a minimum of three scores, from at least two judges, from three different USDF recognized competitions in the categories listed. Horse owner must be an IDCTA member at the time the scores are earned.
  • The Amateur/Junior handler needs a minimum of three scores, from at least two judges, from three different USDF recognized competitions in the Amateur/Junior handler class. The handler must be an IDCTA member at the time the scores are earned.

As with other awards, five hours of volunteer time are required upon submission to be eligible for the award.

Dressage Score Reporting Form 2017

2017 Dressage Journey Award Form

Volunteer Hours Reporting Form 2017