The Awards program is very popular with DSDCTA members and is celebrated with a banquet and presentation ceremony at the end of the show season. The competition year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. Only shows occurring during the competition year will be included for purposes of the Awards Program. You can get details of the awards program and the rules in the current Policies and Procedures.
Although DSDCTA employs best practices to ensure that the scores are recorded correctly and calculations are accurate on the website and elsewhere, DSDCTA assumes no liability to anyone for any errors, omissions or changes.
The DSDCTA is a volunteer organization. Volunteerism is an important aspect of the social component of our organization. Many members find it enjoyable and rewarding to spend a few hours volunteering among like-minded equestrian enthusiasts at horse shows and horse trials.
DSDCTA Senior Volunteer of the Year Award – This award will be presented to the member who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer effort. Nominees must be submitted to the DSDCTA Board of Directors, in writing, by the end of the DSDCTA Awards Year.
DSDCTA Junior Volunteer of the Year Award – This award will be presented to the JR member who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer effort. Nominees must be submitted, in writing, to the DSDCTA Board of Directors by the end of the DSDCTA Awards Year.
Elaine Williams Memorial Trophy
The Elaine Williams Memorial Trophy is presented to the Training Level rider who has the three (3) highest scores (averaged) received at a DSDCTA sponsored show.
The Debbie Lillibridge Award
The Debbie Lillibridge Award is be presented to a Junior (21 years of age and under) combined training rider who has shown the greatest improvement over the course of the year.
Barbara M. Petti Heart & Spirit Award
Each year a member of the DSDCTA who exemplifies the mission of the DSDCTA in their daily lives and distinguishes themselves by their actions is recognized by the Board of Directors through the Barbara M. Petti Heart and Spirit Award. Their achievements extend beyond the competition arena to DSDCTA service, community service, and service to others.