Schooling Show Year End Awards

Schooling Show Year End Awards

To include Schooling Show participants in the Year End Awards awarded at the IDCTA Annual Awards Banquet, the following rules are being proposed:

For Dressage Schooling Shows

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.   Award requirements are as follows: 

Section 1: In order to qualify for any award, the rider of each horse must be a Regular, Young/Junior Rider, Business, and/or Life* member of the Association. The rider must be a member before the start date of competition(s) for which scores are submitted in order to have these scores count toward awards. This is the responsibility of the rider; the only exception is if a $50 late fee in addition to the regular membership fee is paid.

Section 2: It is each owner or rider’s responsibility to report his/her own scores. All mailed Score Report forms with proof of scores and a completed Volunteer Hour form 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 owner/rider’s responsibility to send a copy of the tests as proof of participation and score authenticity.

The Score Report form must be sent to the awards chairperson noted on the form. 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’s 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: Scores Required

For each of the award levels, Green as Grass/Introductory through Second Level, one must have a minimum of four (4) rides, a minimum of three (3) IDCTA-recognized shows, and a minimum of three (3) different USDF/USEF or “L” Graduate recognized judges. Of the 4 scores submitted for yearend awards, one score must be the highest test of the level. The ranking for the entries will be determined once the average score is verified. Placings will be awarded based on the highest to lowest average score submitted.

Section 4: 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 5: 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. 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 will be made available on the IDCTA website. Alternately, the rider may choose to pay the $50 fee in lieu of volunteer hours. The  rider must meet this requirement. The Board of Directors shall identify IDCTA-sanctioned shows and activities.

For Combined Training Schooling Shows

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.   Award requirements are as follows: 

Section 1: In order to qualify for any award, the rider of each horse must be a Regular, Young/Junior Rider, Business, and/or Life* member of the Association. The rider must be a member before the start date of competition(s) for which scores are submitted in order to have these scores count toward awards. This is the responsibility of the rider; the only exception is if a $50 late fee in addition to the regular membership fee is paid.

Section 2: It is each rider’s responsibility to report his/her own scores. All mailed Score Report forms with proof of scores and a completed Volunteer Hour form 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 owner/rider’s responsibility to send a copy of the tests as proof of participation and score authenticity.

The Score Report form must be sent to the awards chairperson noted on the form. 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’s 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: Scores Required:

For each of the award levels, Pre-starter, Starter Novice, Beginner Novice and Novice, the rider/horse combination must have a minimum of three (3) rides and a minimum of three (3) IDCTA-sanctioned schooling shows. The ranking for the entries will be determined once the average score is verified. Placings will be awarded based on the lowest to highest average score submitted.

Section 4: 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 5: 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. 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 will be made available on the IDCTA website. Alternately, the rider may choose to pay the $50 fee in lieu of volunteer hours. The rider must meet this requirement. The Board of Directors shall identify IDCTA-sanctioned shows and activities.

For Mini Event Training Schooling Shows

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: 

Section 1: In order to qualify for any award, the rider of each horse must be a Regular, Young/Junior Rider, Business, and/or Life* member of the Association. The rider must be a member before the start date of competition(s) for which scores are submitted in order to have these scores count toward awards. This is the responsibility of the rider; the only exception is if a $50 late fee in addition to the regular membership fee is paid.

Section 2: It is each rider’s responsibility to report his/her own scores. All mailed Score Report forms with proof of scores and a completed Volunteer Hour form 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’s responsibility to send a copy of the tests as proof of participation and score authenticity.

The Score Report form must be sent to the awards chairperson noted on the form. 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’s 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: Scores Required

For each of the award levels, Starter Novice, Beginner Novice and Novice, the rider/horse combination must have a minimum of three (3) rides and a minimum of three (3) IDCTA-sanctioned schooling shows. The ranking for the entries will be determined once the average score is verified. Placings will be awarded based on the lowest to highest average score submitted.

Section 4: 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 5: 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. 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 will be made available on the IDCTA website. Alternately, the rider may choose to pay the $50 fee in lieu of volunteer hours. The rider must meet this requirement. The Board of Directors shall identify IDCTA-sanctioned shows and activities.

*Life memberships in IDCTA are no longer available.