LVDA Year-End Awards Program

 

Note: Please review the requirements carefully as there have been some significant changes!
 

General Rules:

1. Rider must be a current LVDA member in good standing at the time scores are earned.
2. Placings are determined by horse/rider combination.
3. Scores must be from the current calendar year.
4. A horse/rider combination may only be Champion once for each award (Schooling and Recognized) at First
    Level and below.
5. A horse/rider combination may only be Champion twice for each award (Schooling and Recognized) at 
    Second Level and Above.


The Available Year-End Awards and their eligibility requirements are listed below:
You can review the documentation requirements on the Year End Awards Documentation webpage

 


LVDA Year-End Schooling Show Awards
 Adult Amateur and Youth Divisions

  

Recognition will be offered at the following levels:

 

  • Intro Walk/Trot - Intro A and/or B scores.

  • Pre-Training - Intro C and/or Training 1 scores.

  • Training through Fourth.

  • FEI (to include Prix St. Georges, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Grand Prix)

    • This is an exception class as only 3 scores must be earned to apply for the award.

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Submit 5 scores (except as noted) - The median score will be used to determine the placing.

    • EXCEPTION: FEI to include any combination of 3 scores from FEI classes.

  • Must have 2 scores at the highest test of the level.

    • Examples:

      • Training Level through Fourth Level - All 5 scores must be from the same level with 2 of the scores from
        Test 3 of the level.

      • Pre-Training (Intro C & Training 1 combined) - 2 of the 5 scores must be from Training 1.

      • Intro A & B - 2 of the 5 scores must be from Intro B.

    • EXCEPTION - FEI.

  • Scores must be from a minimum of 3 different schooling shows (2 of the 3 shows must be from LVDA shows).

    • Scores received from Non-LVDA shows - You must submit the front copy of the test your score was received in.

  • Scores must be from 3 different judges (L or higher).

  • Scores from Fix-a-Tests may NOT be used for these awards.


LVDA Year-End Recognized Show Awards 
Adult Amateur and Youth Divisions

 

Recognition is available for the following levels:

 

  • Training Level through Fourth Level.

  • FEI (to include Prix St. Georges, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Grand Prix).

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Scores must have been earned at USEF/USDF Recognized Show competitions.

  • You must submit a copy of your USDF Score Report with a minimum of three (3) scores from two (2) different judges within the same level.

  • Awards will be based on the highest average of 3 rides within the same level, a minimum average score of 60%.

    • EXCEPTION: FEI to include any combination of 3 scores from any FEI classes.

  • One of the scores must be from the highest test of the level (ie. Test 3 of Training Level). 

    • EXCEPTION - FEI.​

  • Scores may be from Opportunity Classes.

  • Scores received from a Musical Freestyle may only be used for a Musical Freestyle award.

Open Division Awards

Recognition will be offered at the following levels:

  • Training through Fourth Level. 

  • FEI (to include Prix St. Georges, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Grand Prix).

    • This is an exception class as only 3 scores must be earned to apply for the award.

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Submit 5 scores (except as noted) - The median score will be used to determine the placing.

    • EXCEPTION: FEI to include any combination of 3 scores from any FEI classes.

  • Must have 2 scores at the highest test of the level.

    • Examples:

      • Training Level through Fourth Level - All 5 scores must be from the same level with 2 of the scores from Test 3 of the level.

    • EXCEPTION- FEI.

  • Scores must be from a minimum of 3 different shows (may be from schooling shows or recognized shows).

    • Scores received from Non-LVDA schooling shows - You must submit the front copy of the test your score was received in.

    • Scores received from recognized shows - You must submit a copy of your USDF Score Report.

  • Scores must be from 3 different judges (L or higher).

Dressage Seat Equitation Awards

Youth and Adult Amateur Divisions

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Submit 3 scores - The median score will be used to determine placing.

  • Scores must be from 3 different schooling shows (2 of the 3 shows must be LVDA shows).

    • Scores received from Non-LVDA schooling shows - You must submit the front copy of the test your score was
      received in.

  • Scores must be from 3 different judges (L or higher).

 

 

Leadline Awards
Youth and Therapeutic

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Submit 3 scores - The median score will be used to determine placing.

  • Scores must be from 3 different schooling shows (2 of the 3 shows must be from LVDA shows).

    • Scores received from Non-LVDA schooling shows - You must submit the front copy of the test your score was received in.
  • Scores must be from 3 different judges (L or higher).

Western Dressage Awards

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Submit 5 scores - The median score will be used to determine the placing.

  • Scores must be from 3 different schooling shows (2 of the 3 shows must be from LVDA shows).

    • Scores received from Non-LVDA schooling shows - You must submit the front copy of the test your score was received in.

  • Scores must be from 3 different judges (L or higher).

  • This will be one division with all levels combined for Year-End awards.

 

Musical Freestyle Awards

Adult Amateur, Open and Youth Divisions

Qualifying Requirements:

  • Submit 3 scores - The median score will be used to determine placing.

  • Scores must be from 3 different shows (1 of the 3 shows must be an LVDA hosted show).

  • Scores may be used from Recognized or Schooling shows.

    • Scores received from Non-LVDA schooling shows - You must submit the front copy of the test your score was
      received in.

    • Scores received from recognized shows - You must submit a copy of your USDF Score Report.

  • Scores must be from 3 different judges (L or higher).

  • This will be one division with all levels combined for Year-End awards unless entries permit division into levels.

LVDA Rider Achievement Awards

Scores must be obtained within the past 5 years

  • Bronze Medal: six (6) scores at Training Level.

  • Silver Medal: three (3) scores at First Level and three (3) scores at Second Level.

  • Gold Medal: three (3) scores at Third Level and three (3) scores at Fourth Level.

Qualifying Requirements:

  • To be eligible, submit a copy of the front of six (6) tests from LVDA-hosted events each with a minimum score of 60%.

  • The rider can receive scores for this award on more than one horse; however, a rider may only earn one medal at each level.

LVDA Achievement Ribbon

There are two ways of receiving an LVDA Achievement Ribbon Award:

  • An LVDA member can apply for an Achievement Ribbon Award if he or she does not have enough qualifying scores to apply for a Year-End Award.

  • An LVDA member will automatically receive and Achievement Ribbon if he or she has applied for a Year-End Schooling Show Award and does not place for that award.

If an LVDA member has received a Year-End Award for a specific level, he or she is no longer eligible to apply for an Achievement Award at that level with the same horse.

Achievement Ribbon Requirements:

Submit one (1) score from any LVDA hosted show:

  • Intro A/B, Pre-Training, Training through Second Level - minimum score of 60%.

  • Third Level and Above - minimum score of 58%.

Amy Mende Volunteer of The Year Award

The Amy Mende Volunteer of The Year Award is presented to an LVDA member who has volunteered his or her time throughout the current calendar year.  It is presented and named in honor of Amy Mende who was a tireless volunteer and beloved member of the LVDA.

The recipient of this award is selected by the Awards Committee although nominations are accepted from the membership.

LVDA Special Recognition Awards

This award may be given to an individual (non-LVDA member or LVDA member) or a group who has made major contributions to the LVDA for the current calendar year.

  • Current members may nominate individuals or groups for this award.

  • Recipients of this award are selected by the Awards Committee.

  • The Awards Committee may elect to award multiple Recognition Awards in any given year.

Send any questions you may have about any of the Qualifying Requirements to:
awardscommittee@lvda.org

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