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2017 NODA Year End Awards

  2017 Awards Banquet News, Results, Photos  

    2017 Year-End Awards Program       2017 Banquet Program

  Updated 12/10/2017

Guidelines        Recognized Shows        Recognized & Unrecognized Shows

      
Pg 2 - More Year-End Awards        Competition Report Form 


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                  Important 2017 Year-End Awards Eligibility News
 
Guidelines & Information

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Competition Year:   October 16, 2016 through October 14, 2017

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Awards Eligibility:   Awards are open to all NODA members and will be presented at the annual banquet.
o Scores Eligibility:  Competitors must be members PRIOR to earning scores submitted.
o Horse Owners:  The owner of a horse ridden by a Professional must also be a NODA member at the time scores are earned
o Awards Deadline:   Submission of scores for 2017 Awards must be postmarked by October 14, 2017

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Competition Report Form:  Scores must be sent on the official Competition Report Form.  Copies of applicable test fronts or USDF score sheets from www.USDFscores.com  MUST ACCOMPANY EACH AWARD for which is applied.
o NODA Bucks:   Four (4) NODA bucks earned during the current competition year, October 16, 2016 through October 14, 2017,  must be attached and submitted with your official Award Competition Report Form(s) for each horse nominated for awards.  Applicable to Professionals, Adult Amateurs, and Junior/Young Riders!    Only four (4) NODA bucks required for each horse/rider team, whether you apply for one award or several.    

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Volunteer Hours & NODA Bucks    Volunteers earn NODA bucks for their volunteer time. NOTE:  NODA Bucks are signed and dated by issuing board or committee member when they are earned.  Riders must donate four (4) hours of their time during the current competition year.  Volunteer Information & Show Volunteer Job Descriptions 

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Applying for Awards A separate Competition Report Form must be completed for each division award and trophy.  Scores must be sent on the official Competition Report Form.  Copies of applicable test fronts or USDF score sheets from www.USDFscores.com  MUST ACCOMPANY EACH AWARD for which is applied.
o Scores from Panel of Judges:   If submitting a score from a panel of judges (i.e. from a Championship competition), the combined average must be submitted.  It is still permissible to use different score, earned at that same show or another, from a judge who had been on the panel of judges for the Championship ride.
o Scores obtained from Opportunity Classes (offered at Recognized Competitions) may only be submitted for Unrecognized (Schooling Show) Year-End Awards.
o Scores from non-NODA schooling shows may be submitted if the following criteria are met:
1) The show is open to all NODA members and has been advertised in the NODA newsletter and/or website.
2) The judge holds a current USEF dressage judge license, OR has held a card in the past, OR is a USDF "L" program graduate.
o Novice riders who compete at non-NODA shows which do not offer specific novice classes may submit Intro or Training Level scores from these shows towards NODA Novice awards. The same test score may be used for either Novice classes or open classes but cannot be used for both.

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Mail Competition Form(s) plus 4 NODA Bucks earned in 2017 to:   Janeen Grava, 12386 Alpha Rd., Hiram, OH 44234
If receipt is desired, please include SASE or email your request to YearEnd-Awards@nodarider.org
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Rotating Trophies  All association trophies are rotating unless otherwise noted. Winner may have possession for eleven (11) months, at which time trophy must be returned, in the same condition as received, to NODA.  Contact Trophies@nodarider.org with any questions about returning your rotating Trophy(s).    

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Award Additions, Changes, or Deletions 
NODA reserves the right to present additional awards or to replace trophies withdrawn by sponsors.
If new awards or revisions to the Awards Program become available during the competition year, complete information and eligibility requirements will be published in the NODA newsletter and on this website.
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Ties for Scholarships/Ribbons:  
In the case of a tie for a Scholarship and/or /Ribbon, equal awards will be bestowed and the next ribbon skipped. 

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Ties for Trophies/Other Awards:  
Award will be given to the rider with the single highest individual score submitted for that Trophy or Other Award.

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USEF & USDF Recognized ~ Awards & Trophies


Year-End Championship Ribbons, Awards, and Scholarships in the amount of $100.00 will be awarded to the horse/rider combination with the highest average score in each of the listed divisions. Ribbons will also be awarded to 10th place. One (1) score from four (4) different judges is required. If the test score is from a panel of judges, the combined average score is the only score that can be submitted.  A horse/rider combination may win a championship three times at any level before becoming ineligible to apply for championships at that level or any lower level.
 

Training Level      (Professional) - (Jr/YR) – (Adult Amateur)
First Level     (Professional) - (Jr/YR) – (Adult Amateur)
Second Level     (Professional) - (Jr/YR) - (Adult Amateur)
Third Level     (Professional) - (Jr/YR - Adult Amateur Combined)
Fourth Level     (Professional) - (Jr/YR - Adult Amateur Combined)
Prix St George (PSG)     (Professional) - (Jr/YR - Adult Amateur Combined)
Intermediaire I     (Professional) - (Jr/YR - Adult Amateur Combined)  
Intermediaire A/B/II/ Grand Prix (Professional) - (Jr/YR - Adult Amateur Combined)
 
(**) Scores from different levels may be combined


                       (**)  Freestyle, Young Horse, and Dressage Seat Equitation scores may not be used Year--End
                     Championship Ribbons, Scholarships, or Trophies unless otherwise noted in the Trophy criteria.

 

Rider Test Championship Ribbon and $100 Scholarship granted to the individual with the highest average based on 1 score from 3 different judges in USEF Rider Test classes. Ribbons awarded through 10th place.  Classical Dressage Only    
Musical Freestyle Championship Ribbon awarded to the horse/rider combination with the highest average based on 1 score from 3 different judges at any level of freestyle competition. Ribbons awarded through 10th place.    Classical Dressage Only

Dressage Seat Equitation Championship Ribbon and $100 Scholarship granted to the rider with the highest average based on 1 score from 3 different judges.  Ribbns to 10th place. 
Classical Dressage Only


The Alessandria Memorial Trophy
given by Lisa Gorretta and The Paddock Saddlery in memory of her Swedish Warmblood mare, "Alessandria,." Awarded to the horse/rider with the highest average score at the FEI levels (PSG through Grand Prix combined) using 1 score each from 4 different judges.  Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.  Classical Dressage Only
 

The Fabian Schoolmaster Trophy   Sponsored by owner, Regina M. Sacha-Ujczo and long-term lessee, Heather Soones Booher of Saddles 101, in the name of Oldenburg Gelding, "Fabian".  Created to encourage the leasing and lending ov valued dressage schoolmasters and to honor those owners who provide these mounts to aspiring riders, thus contributing to the advancement of amateurs in countless ways.  Schoolmasters are tolerant, priceless and invaluable to the future of the sport.   This trophy is awarded to the OWNER of the schoolmaster.
   

Award Application requirements:   Owner of the horse must be nominated by the current rider.  Rider must be Jr, YR or AA, and 4 scores from 4 different judges at same level of Recognized competitions submitted (Training Level or higher).    Nominated owner and rider must be NODA members.  Proof of horse's previous Recognized competition record at 3rd level or higher with scores of 60% or higher required.    Competition record can be test copy or score report from USDF/USEF.    Submit 150 to  200 word paragraph detailing the learning and influence gained from the schoolmaster relationship, lease or loan.  Essay may be read at the Year-end Awards Banquet and published in the Year-End Awards Booklet.   E-mail essay by October 15 to Regina.Sacha@sbcglobal.net or USPS postmarked by October 15 to Regina Sacha-Uzczo; 7619 McCreary Road; Seven Hills, OH 44131.  Classical Dressage only.

The Jane Grey Trophy given by Lisa Gorretta in memory of her Thoroughbred mare, "Jane Grey" a.k.a. "She’s Long Gone." Awarded to a "second career" Thoroughbred that raced and then competed in dressage with the highest average based upon 1 score each from 4 different judges in Recognized competition at 2nd Level or above.  A copy of the registration papers AND documentation of a racing record must accompany submitted scores. Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.  Classical Dressage Only

 

 

The Michael von der Nonne Trophy given by Dagmar Zimmerman in memory of a dressage pioneer in Northeast Ohio, to the rider/horse (rider may be amateur or professional) with the highest median score at First Level using 1 score from 3 different judges at Recognized competitions.    Classical Dressage Only

 



The Randeck Memorial Trophy given by Carey Smith-Wilson to the adult amateur with the highest average scores based upon one 1 score each from 4 different judges in 4 shows in Recognized competition at 4th Level or above.  Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.  Classical Dressage Only


 

 


The Richard Gascoigne Memorial Trophy given by Bitsy Gascoigne and Ann Gascoigne Nixon in memory of Richard Gascoigne. Awarded to the adult amateur rider/horse with the highest average at Second level or above in Recognized competition, based upon 1 score each from 4 different judges at recognized dressage competitions.    Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.  Classical Dressage Only

 

 

The Richter 5 Memorial Trophy given by Maggie Ball to the Arabian or half Arabian horse ridden by an adult amateur, junior/young rider, or professional with the highest average based upon 1 score each from 4 different judges at any level at Recognized dressage competitions. A copy of the registration papers or written verification of lineage must accompany the submitted scores. Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.    Classical Dressage Only

 

 
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Recognized & Unrecognized (Schooling) ~ Awards & Trophies

 


The Freestyle Award for Adult Amateur, Owner-Trainer
given by Ledge Hollow Stable. Award given to the highest average score based on 1 score each earned under 2 different judges for any level freestyle, although both test fronts submitted must be the same level. The test fronts may be from any two shows; schooling or recognized. The rider must be primarily responsible for the training of the horse at the level submitted. Classical Dressage Only
 

The Full of Grace Award given by Leslie Grimm. This award is for Draft or Draft-Cross horse (does not include Friesians)  shown by owner. Owner can be an Adult Amateur, Jr/Young Rider or Professional. Award is based upon 1 score each from 3 different judges at any level of Recognized or Unrecognized competitions. One score must come from a NODA sponsored show.  A copy of registration papers or a letter verifying the horse’s lineage must accompany the submitted scores.   Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.    Classical Dressage Only
 

The Gallant Lad Trophy  given by Margaret McElhany of Valley Riding, Inc., recognizes the outstanding performance by the vintage horse (15 years or older) shown by the same or multiple riders (AAs or Jrs/YRs).  Scores may come from any Recognized or NODA schooling shows. Award is based upon 1 score each from 3 different judges at any level of competition.    A copy of the registration papers or a letter stating the horse’s age must be submitted with the scores.    Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.    Classical & Western Dressage
 

Gretchen Singleton Vintage Award given by Kathy Dennis and Sally Gries in honor and memory of Gretchen Singleton, is awarded to the high scoring amateur rider who was 50 years of age or older when scores were earned. Award is based on 1score each from 4 different judges from Recognized or Unrecognized competitions.  Birth date must be submitted.     Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.    Classical Dressage Only

 

The Joan Rapp Trophy given by Gail Patton in memory of Joan, the founding president of NODA, who taught at Red Raider for many years. It is awarded to the horse trained and ridden by a non-professional who best demonstrates that classical dressage training benefits a horse in all disciplines. In addition to sending 1 score each from 3 different judges (from Recognized, NODA or NODA approved schooling shows), evidence of winning 3 ribbons at 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in one or more riding disciplines other than dressage must be submitted. Driving classes may count. If combined training results are included, placing must be from the entire event, not just the dressage phase. 


 

The Moody Mare Award given by Kimberly Moody.  This award is for a Baroque or Baroque-Cross horse (Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner, Lusitano) and rider.  The rider may be an Adult Amateur, Jr/Young Rider, or Professional.  Scores may be from Recognized or Unrecognized shows at any level of competition.  Award given to highest average score based on 1 score each from 4 different judges from the same or combined levels of competition.     A copy of registration papers must accompany the submitted scores.  Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.    Classical Dressage Only

 


The Sindarin Trophy given by Dale Lappert in memory of her Thoroughbred stallion, Sindarin. Awarded to the Thoroughbred or half-Thoroughbred horse with the highest average based upon

1 score each from 4 different judges at any level at Recognized dressage competitions or NODA Schooling Shows.   A copy of the registration papers or letter verifying lineage must accompany the submitted scores. Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.   
Classical Dressage Only

 

The Western Dressage Champion Trophy given by NODA.  Award to the horse/rider combination earning the highest average score based on 1 score each from 4 different judges at any Western Dressage level at Recognized or Unrecognized competitions.  Two (2) scores must be from 2 separate NODA shows(s).   The award is a non-rotating trophy that is awarded permanently to the recipient.    Scores from different levels of competition may be combined.    Western Dressage Only   

 

The BaR S Western Dressage Versatility Trophy given by Barbara Soukup to the horse primarily trained and ridden by an amateur rider that best demonstrates that western dressage training benefits a horse in other western riding disciplines.   Trophy awarded to a horse and rider team.    Rotating trophy, Western Dressage Only        
Award Submission Requirements: 

**  One (1) western dressage score from three (3) different judges at NODA Schooling shows and NODA approved schooling shows (excludes western dressage equitation).   NOTE:  Western dressage scores must include one (1) score from two (2) separate NODA Schooling Shows. 

**  Rider score sheet signed by Show Secretary as evidence of winning 3 ribbons (1st, 2nd, or 3rd place) in other western 'under saddle' riding disciplines  must be submitted.   

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