Year End Awards

TO APPLY FOR VADA-CC YEAR END AWARDS

1. All riders applying for VADA-CC USDF Licensed or Schooling Show Year End Awards must be VADA-CC members at the time of the competition for which scores are submitted. Membership is considered valid from the date dues are paid through November 30.

2. Scores must be from the current competition year, December 1 through November 30.

3. Awards will be divided into Junior/Young Rider (age 21 and younger) and Senior.

4. All awards will be calculated by adding the horse/rider scores together then dividing by the total number of tests to result in an average score.

5. Ribbons will be awarded at each level as follows:

a. SCHOOLING SHOWS

i. Intro to 1st level awards thru 10th place

ii. All other levels awards to 8th place

iii. For Musical Freestyles levels and JR/SR may be combined

b. USDF LICENSED SHOWS

i. Training and First Level awards to 10th place

ii. All other levels to 8th place

iii. For Musical Freestyles levels and JR/SR may be combined

6. Volunteer Requirements:

a. Six (6) or more volunteer hours at a VADA-CC event in the current competition year.

b. The rider, parent, a family member, or horse owner can fulfill the volunteer requirement as long as that person is a VADA-CC member.

c. Completed Volunteer Hours Form. Hours will be verified. Volunteer Hours Form can be obtained for hours entered on the vada-cc.org website from the clubs Volunteer Coordinator.

7. Awards Application Form:

a. The Awards Form must be completed with supporting test copies attached to be considered and submitted to the Awards Committee by December 1. Incomplete submissions will not be considered, nor will the Awards Committee try to obtain missing materials. Please be sure that your submission is complete and contains the following:

i. VADA-CC Rider Awards Form

ii. USDF/USEF printout or copies of the front page of each of the individual tests showing horse and rider names, show date and location, scores and judge’s signature

iii. Volunteer form

iv. Awards Form and Volunteer Form are available on www.vadacc.net

USDF LICENSED SHOW REQUIREMENTS

General Requirements:

1. Every score submitted must be 55% or higher.

2. Scores from all open shows (those without breed restrictions) will count toward awards.

3. Scores must be from at least 2 shows from at least 2 different judges

4. If a test has been scored by more than one judge (i.e. a judge at C and at E), the combined average score as calculated at the show will count. The tests MAY NOT be counted individually.


Training Through Fourth Level:

1. 4 scores all at the same level from tests ridden by the same horse/rider pair.

2. 2 scores must be from the highest test of the level. FEI Levels (including FEI young horse, young rider, junior, and pony): 1. 4 scores all at the same level from tests ridden by the same horse/rider pair.


Musical Freestyles (including US Equestrian, FEI, Pas De Deux, and Quadrille):

1. 3 scores all at the same level from tests ridden by the same horse/rider pair.


SCHOOLING SHOW REQUIREMENTS

General Requirements:

1. Every score submitted must be 55% or higher.

2. Scores must be from at least 2 shows from at least 2 different judges

3. Tests must be judged by a USDF L graduate or a US Equestrian r, R, or S judge.


Intro Through Fourth Level:

1. 4 scores all at the same level from tests ridden by the same horse/rider pair

2. For Intro Level, 1 score must be Intro B. Intro C is not required for year-end awards, but may be submitted.

3. For Training through Fourth Level, 1 score must be from the highest test of the level.

4. VADA Chapter Challenge is a schooling show and scores may be used for year end awards.


FEI Levels, USDF & WDAA Musical Freestyles, Pas De Deux and Quadrille:

1. 3 Scores all at the same level from tests ridden by the same horse/rider pair or the same team for group rides


WDAA Western Dressage: Intro Through Level Four:

1. 4 scores all at the same level from tests ridden by the same horse/rider pair.

2. For Intro through Level Four, 1 score must be from the highest test of the level.


NWHA Gaited Dressage: Intro Through Fourth Level:

1. 4 scores all at the same level from tests ridden by the same horse/rider pair.

2. For Training through Fourth Level, 1 score must be from the highest test of the level


All awards will be calculated by adding the horse scores together and then dividing by the total number of classes/scores to result in an average score. The awards year runs from December 1 to November 30. Ribbons will be awarded for all in-hand/breed show classes Colt/Gelding (age 3 and under), Filly (age 3 and under), Mature Mare, Mature Stallion, Mature Gelding (IBC Classes only).

IN-HAND / DRESSAGE SPORT HORSE BREEDING

General Requirements:

1. The owner must be a VADA-CC member at the time the score is earned.

2. If a test has been scored by more than one judge, the combined average score calculated at the show will count. The scores may not be counted individually.

3. Classes may be open or IBC.

4. Materiale and other under saddle classes do not count toward this award.

5. Amateur handler scored will not count toward this particular award.

6. Two scores are required, by the same horse at a USDF Licensed show.

7. Awards are determined by horse not horse/handler combination.


Volunteer Requirements:

1. Four volunteer hours at a VACACC event during the current competition year.

2. Hours may be earned by the horse owner or exhibitor.


DRESSAGE SPORT HORSE BREEDING JUNIOR/AA HANDLER AWARD

Awards will be given to handlers with the highest average score from two submitted DSHB USDF Licensed show tests. Handlers may submit scores from any Open, IBC, or JR/AA Handler Class to count toward this award.

Award Eligibility – General Requirements:

1. The owner must be a VADA-CC member at the time the score is earned.

2. If a test has been scored by more than one judge, the combined average score calculated at the show will count. The scores may not be counted individually.

3. Class may be Open, JR/AA Handler or IBC.

4. Materiale and other under saddle classes do not count toward this award.

5. Two scores are required by the same horse at a USDF Licensed show.


Volunteer Requirements:

1. Four Volunteer hours at a VADA-CC event during the current competition year.

2. Two Hours may be earned by the horse owner or exhibitor.

SPECIAL SPONSORED AWARDS

VADA-CC may from time to time allow members to sponsor special awards.

1. The general standards of scores within the competition year, volunteer hours requirements, and scores from schooling shows must be met.

2. The Awards Form must be completed as stated.

3. Tests must be judged by a USDF L graduate or a US Equestrian r, R, or S judge.


Completed Year End Awards applications must be received by December 1.

Please email the applications to: Terry Adcock dadcock186@aol.com

OR mail to:

Terry Adcock 5719 Cartersville road Powhatan, VA 33139


Applications received after December 1 will not be considered