2018 NODA Year End Awards

  Updated 11/30/2019

 Unrecognized (Schooling) Shows           Other Awards        

USDF & USDF  Region 2 Schooling Show Awards Programs

Pg 1:  Guidelines, Forms, Awards     Competition Report Form   (Type & Print) 

Official USDF source for your Dressage Scores

2019 Awards Critiera               2018 AWARDS BANQUET   

Unrecognized Shows ~ Scholarship Awards
(Excluded from the three (3) trophy application limit)

Year-End Championship Ribbons, Awards and Scholarships in the amount of
$75 will be awarded to the horse/rider combination with the highest average score in each of the following levels and divisions. Ribbons will be awarded to tenth place.
o  Scores Needed:   
    *   1 score from 4 different judges is required for Intro, Training, and First Level Divisions
    *   1 score from 3 different judges is required for Equitation, Rider Tests, and Second Level & Above Divisions
o  Scores Requirement:  
Two (2) scores must be from two (2) different Judges earned at two (2) separate
     NODA Schooling shows
o  Scores from Panel of Judges: 
If the test score is from the panel of judges at the NODA Schooling
    Show Championship, the combined average score must be submitted.
o  Ineligible Scores:  Freestyles scores may not be used for these awards.
o  Championship Eligibility: 
Horse/rider combination may win a championship 3 times at any level
     before becoming ineligible to apply for championships at that level or any lower level.
o  Eligible Competitors:    Junior/Young Rider, Adult Amateur, Professional

Juniors & Adult Amateurs

Dressage Seat Equitation - Juniors
Dressage Seat Equitation - Adult

Introductory Level - Juniors

Introductory Level - Adult Amateurs
Training Level - Juniors
Training Level - Adult Amateurs
First Level - Juniors
First Level - Adult Amateurs
Second Level - Juniors
Second Level - Adult Amateurs
Third Level - Juniors
Third Level - Adult Amateurs
Fourth Level - Juniors
Fourth Level - Adult Amateurs
FEI Tests (PSG-Grand Prix) - Juniors
FEI Tests (PSG-Grand Prix - Adult Amateur
Western Seat Equitation - Juniors
Western Seat Equitation - Adult Amateurs

Western Intro Level - Juniors
Western Intro Level - Adult Amateurs
Western Basic Level - Juniors
Western Basic Level - Adult Amateurs

Western Level One - Juniors
Western Level One - Adult Amateurs
Western Level Two - Juniors
Western Level Two - Adult Amateurs
Western Level Three - Juniors
Western Level Three - Adult Amateurs
Western Level Four - Juniors
Western Level Four - Adult Amateurs


Introductory Level
Training Level
First Level
Second Level
Third Level
Fourth Level
FEI (PSG - Grand Prix)
Western Intro Level
Western Basic Level
Western Level One 
Western Level Two
Western Level Three
Western Level Four

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Unrecognized Shows ~ Trophies


 In addition to applying for Special or Other Trophies, a Horse and Rider
 combination may apply for a total of three (3) Trophies in the following divisions:  
* Recognized/Unrecognized (Schooling) Trophies
                             * Unrecognized (Schooling) Shows Trophies,
                             * Recognized Shows Trophies

Determined Effort Award
given by Niki Sackman to recognize outstanding effort by a traditional stock horse shown dressage. Awarded to the junior, amateur, or professional, riding a registered American Quarter Horse (AQHA), American Paint Horse (APHA), or American Mule (ADMS), with the highest average based upon 1 each score from 4 different judges at any level obtained at dressage schooling shows. The 4 scores must be obtained from the same level of competition and at least 1 score must be earned at a NODA Schooling Show. A copy of the registration papers must accompany the submitted scores. 
Classical Dressage only.

The Fox Smith Trophy
donated by Lynn Fry in memory of Fox Smith of Red Raider Camp to recognize outstanding achievement in Walk-Trot and/or Dressage Seat Equitation. The award is given to the equitation rider with the highest average percentage from 3 equitation classes: 1`score each from different 2 different judges at NODA schooling shows, and 1 score from the NODA Championship Show.  Proof of scores from each show must be submitted.  Provide copy of test front or list show name(s), judge(s), percentage(s), and have NODA show secretary sign to verify.  
Classical Dressage only.

The Giving Spirit Trophy is sponsored and donated by friends of English Oak Stable in memory of longtime NODA member and friend, Laura Wolf. The trophy is to be given to the Junior or Amateur, horse and rider combination, with the highest median score in Training Level Test 2 and/or Test 3.     One (1) score each from 3 different judges earned at NODA schooling shows must be submitted.  Classical Dressage only.


The Laddie Andahazy Memorial Trophy sponsored by The Paddock Group on behalf of NODA, and given in memory of Gretchen Singleton who founded the award in memory of Laddie Andahazy, a longtime member, judge, and driving force in the equestrian community, perhaps most noticeably at Lake Erie College.  Awarded to the amateur dressage rider with the highest average score in his or her first year of showing, based on one (1) score each from four (4) different judges. At least two (2) scores must come from the NODA schooling show series; other scores may come from any NODA approved shows. Scores from two (2) consecutive levels may be submitted. This is a permanent trophy. Classical Dressage only.  



The Rowdy Memorial Trophy donated by Cheryl Lee to recognize outstanding effort by an amateur competitor. The award is based upon the combined average score obtained at the NODA schooling show championship plus the highest score earned by the same entry at the NODA schooling show.  Classical Dressage only.

The Sweeter Award donated by Janeen Langowski to recognize outstanding effort by a junior rider, 14 years of age and under. The award is based upon the combined average obtained at the NODA Schooling Show Championship plus 3 scores earned from the same level of competition from NODA schooling shows. This award is a non-rotating trophy that is awarded permanently to the recipient.  Classical Dressage only.

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Special Trophies & Other Awards
(Excluded from new 2018 three (3) trophy limit)


NODA’s Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize and honor individuals who have devoted countless hours of service to NODA in the pursuit of excellence both to NODA and to our sport of Dressage. This is to recognize those individuals both in our spotlight and the ones in the trenches quietly just doing the work. It would be the person you think of when you want something done, or someone who would remember how it has been done in the past, or someone who served years doing our committee work. It could even be those individuals who might not be active anymore, but helped to create the NODA we enjoy today. When we discuss the beginnings of NODA, their names will often be mentioned. These are important people and should be remembered and honored.    Information & Nomination Form.

Deadline for applications is September 30.   E-mail OR "snail" mail completed applications to Kathy Kirchner at MemberRep@nodarider.org or USPS to:  Kathy Kirchner, 900-6 Hampton Circle, Aurora OH  44202-9254.

The Edy Ujczo Horse Partnership Trophy awarded annually by Regina Sacha-Ujczo to an individual or individuals (does not have to be a NODA member!) who provide outstanding emotional, grooming, ground, or economic support to a NODA rider. The individual(s) must be a tireless supporter of a rider’s dressage pursuits, who is an essential "behind the scenes" caregiver to horse and rider, offering encouragement, motivation, and assistance. Narrative submissions are required that  describe why your nominee(s) deserves this coveted supporting role award.
How to Apply:  
 E-mail your narrative to Regina.Sacha@sbcglobal.net  by October 14, OR mail by regular mail postmarked by October 14, to Regina Sacha-Ujczo; 7619 McCreary Road; Seven Hills, OH 44131.


Achievement Certificates will be given to any rider/horse combination with 3 scores of 60% or higher at any level  from 3 different judges at either Recognized or Unrecognized competitions.  Rider/Horse combination may not have won any other year-end awards.  Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.

Events/Horse Trials - Recognized: A Scholarship in the amount of $50 and ribbons to 6th place will be awarded to the horse/rider combinations with the best averages earned in the dressage phase of Recognized USEF/USEA events or horse trials. 1 score each from 3 different judges at any level is required. A copy of the entire score sheet showing points earned (not just penalty points) including judge’s signature must be submitted. The judge must meet NODA’s criteria for Unrecognized Dressage Competitions.

Events/Mini-Trials - Unrecognized: Ribbons to 6th place will be awarded to the horse/rider combination with the best average scores earned in the Dressage portion of a "Mini-Trials Event." One (1) score each from 3 different judges at any level required. A copy of the entire score sheet showing points earned (not just penalty points) including judge’s signature must be submitted. The judge must meet the NODA criteria for Unrecognized Dressage Competition.


Lead Line Achievement
Sponsored by Serendipity Farm, this is a special ribbon to be awarded to each child who completes three (3) NODA Schooling Show lead line classes. Please use the Competition Report Form to submit proof of completion.

USDF & USDF Region 2 Schooling Show Year-End Awards Programs

                      2019 USDF Region 2 Catherine B Jacob Schooling
                                  Show Year-End Award

An overview of the guidelines is available at www.USDFRegion2.org/Awards.html

To participate, download the Guidelines/Registration/Results Form

2019 Competition Year is November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019

Questions?  Contact Catherine Jacob at cathbjacob5@gmail.com or (513) 335-0009.

USDF Regional Schooling Show Year-End Awards Program 

The USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program will offer regional recognition to USDF Group Members, competing in non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions.   The Program Year is December 1 through November 30.  Four (4) award divisions, including open, junior/young rider, adult amateur and non-professional will be recognized per region. The open division will offer six levels of recognition (Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth and FEI), with the junior/young rider, adult amateur and non-professional divisions offering an additional seventh level (Introductory).  

USDF Group Members and non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions that would like to participate in the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program may do so by submitting the applicable application. 
2019 USDF Regional Program Rules


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