Awards Committee


To encourage participation in dressage by recognizing excellence and rewarding progressive achievement.


  1. Organize and provide awards for Horse of the Year, Freestyle, Junior/Young Rider, Adult Amateur, Vintage Cup, All-Breeds, performance certificates, individual rider awards, DSHB Horse of the Year and Materiale Horse of the Year.
  2. Review existing awards requirements and programs.


  1. Design lapel pin for Para Dressage Athlete Rider Award.
  2. Continue discussion regarding a potential Born in the USA Year-End Award.
  3. Analyze the possibility of enhancing the Horse Performance Certificate Program.
  4. Evaluate additional award options for senior riders.
  5. Explore marketing opportunities to promote the USDF Awards Program.
  6. Confirm the award requirements provided in the USDF Member Guide are clear and up to date.