Year-End Awards Program
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.
Discipline Award Categories
USEA Test-of-Choice, Dressage Only
Sport Horse in Hand
Participants must be a member of one or more DSDCTA regional chapter(s) in good standing at the time scores are earned.
Participants must volunteer a minimum of 4 hours at any chapter event.
Buyout option must be completed with regional chapter by 10/15 of the award year.
For more information contact your chapter via contact provided on their website.
Score Submission Requirement
All scores must be submitted within 30 days of the show date.
No scores and/or corrections will be accepted after 10/15 of the award year.
Score submissions are completed through your regional chapter.
If you are a member of multiple chapters, scores must be submitted to each chapter separately.
Scores earned at DSDCTA events are not automatically submitted.
Memberships and scores are recorded through DSDCTA Regional Chapters, who have their own individual year-end awards program(s) & banquet(s). At the end of each award year, each regional chapter submits their submitted member score(s) to DSDCTA for the DSDCTA Year-End Award Program & Banquet which includes everyone from each chapter. If an individual is a member of multiple chapters, their scores only count once towards DSDCTA year-end, as well as their respective chapter(s).
To view each regional chapter year-end award program requirement(s), see below:
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 Awadrd
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 will 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.
Jan Fernald Mentorship Award
The Jan Fernald Mentorship Award will be presented to a member who has displayed exceptional leadership, guidance, and mentorship throughout the past year. we will never forget Jan's exceptional contributions and leadership, and we are proud to honor those who continue to fill such a critical role in our organization.
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 area to DSDCTA service, community service, and service to others.
The Wonder Pony Award
description coming soon