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Show Goals and Qualifications

There are many different definitions of success with your horses. Many of our riders enjoy competitions and use them to help gauge their training and development. Here are some awards competition riders have while focusing on their own rides and growth and what is needed to qualify.

Region 2 Championships

  • Scores only awarded at highest test of the level 

  • Two tests at two different shows - With "Qualifiers" on entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USDF Bronze Medal

  • 60% or higher - 67% scores to be awarded distinction

  • Two rides, two different judges at each level - First, Second and Third

USDF Silver Medal

  • 60% or higher - 67% scores to be awarded distinction

  • Two rides, two different judges at each level - Fourth and PSG

USDF Gold Medal

  • 60% or higher - 67% scores to be awarded distinction

  • Two rides, two different judges at each level - Any Intermediate test and Grand Prix

*Freestyle Bars have same requirements only 65% qualification

*For medals, scores can be earned over multiple years, there is no set timeline​

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USDF Finals

  • Top 2 Placing at Regional Championships -OR- Earning a qualifying score in Region 2 Championships class

  • Completed Nomination prior to Regional Championships and Declaration upon completion of Regional Championships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDA Year End Awards

  • Rider must be an active member with MDA at time scores are earned

  • Three different judges, shows and dates with at least one score earned at the highest test of the level

ADA Year End Awards

  • Rider must be an active member with ADA at time scores are earned

  • Six  different scores, three different judges and shows with a minimum of two scores from the highest test of the level. Minimum 58% Average.

 

Waterloo Grand Championships

  • Awarded Into-Grand Prix

  • Highest average four scores in each level - Awarding Champion and Reserve Champion

Master's Challenge

  • Must submit age prior to 9/30

  • Rider age above 60 when scores are earned

    • Training-Second Level​

      • Four judges and rides, 60% Minimum​

    • Third-FEI

      • Three judges and rides, 55% minimum​

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