Year End Rider Awards Program

Awards:

  • Separate awards given for Schooling and Recognized shows.
  • Champion and Reserve Champion will be awarded in each division – Jr/YR, AA, Open.
  • Levels:
    • Intro (Jr/YR, AA Only)
    • Training
    • 1st
    • 2nd
    • 3rd
    • 4th
    • FEI – Prix St. Georges, I1, I2, and Grand Prix
    • Musical Freestyle
    • Equitation
    • Western Dressage

Elligibility:

  • Rider must be current BACH member at time of competition.
  • Rider must submit rider registration and $5 registration fee for each horse/rider combination no later than 30 days after the competition.
  • Registration fee must be paid annually.
  • Riders may change their division status during the program year.
  • Qualification is based on same horse/rider combination.
  • Program year runs December 1 – November 30
  • Jr/YR Division – Up until the end of the calendar year the rider reaches age 21.
  • Adult Amateur (AA) Division – From the beginning of the calendar year the rider reaches age 22 and possesses a current USEF AA card.
  • Open Division – From the beginning of the calendar year the rider reaches age 22, not a USEF Adult Amateur (AA).

Score Requirements

Recognized Show Awards

  • Based on the median of the highest (4) scores under (3) different judges at each level.
  • Must have a minimum of (4) scores.
  • Must have scores from a minimum of (3) different judges.
  • Must have scores from a minimum of (2) different competitions.
  • At least one score must be earned from the highest test of the level (EXCEPT AT INTRO LEVEL).
  • Scores earned in championship classes (and other classes with more than one judge) can be applied toward year-end awards; however where two or more scores are earned for one test, only the average will be used for year-end calculations.
  • Freestyles require (3) scores from (2) different judges.
  • A horse/rider combination can only receive awards for a maximum of two levels.
  • USDF scores will be used to calculate awards.

 

Schooling Show Awards

  • Based on the median of the highest (3) scores under (2) different judges at each level.
  • Must have a minimum of (3) scores.
  • Must have scores from a minimum of (2) different judges.
  • Must have scores from a minimum of (2) different competitions.
  • At least one score must be earned from the highest test of the level (EXCEPT AT INTRO LEVEL).
  • Freestyles require (2) scores from (2) different judges.
  • A horse/rider combination can only receive awards for a maximum of two levels.
  • Submit scores by providing a link to show results or a scanned image of the test with judge’s signature.