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OVCTA YEAR END AWARDS

 

  pdf 2016 Award Winners (184 KB)

 

Year End Awards are given to horse/rider combinations. Recipients must be current OVCTA members for the calendar year of achievement. Recipients MUST volunteer in some capacity for the OVCTA (shows or clinics) during the calendar year of achievement. Volunteer hours of a spouse or other family member can fulfill volunteer requirement for the member. All scores must be earned in the calendar year. They are calculated and printed during the year in the club newsletter, on the website and in email updates. 

*Starting in 2016, OVCTA members will be responsible for submitting your own results and volunteerism hours to the Awards Chair, Sarah Erush, Phone: (215) 416-0486 or erush@email.chop.edu 

Results can be sent in an e-mail (take a photo with your phone and send) or via text.  

Sample of an acceptable score entry:

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(It can be wrinkled, smudged, and stomped on, just the show, horse, rider, test and score need to be readable!) 

 

HIGH POINT AWARDS

Performance and Persistence is awarded here. Points are earned ONLY at OVCTA & OVCTA Points competitions. The 6 horse and rider combinations with the highest number of points receive awards. Scores earned are used to calculate points. The number of competitors in your class does NOT affect points awarded. Should ties occur, the horse/rider combination who attended the greater number of OVCTA Shows will achieve the higher placing. If an additional tie breaker is necessary, the horse/rider combination with the best score will win the higher placing. High Point ribbons and other awards will be awarded at the Annual Meeting for each of the following categories:

Dressage at USDF Intro Level

Dressage at Training Level

Dressage at First Level

Dressage at Second Level & Above including Test of Choice (at or above Second Level)

Combined Training – Elementary & Starter Level are combined.

Combined Training – Beginner Novice

Combined Training – Novice

Combined Training – Training Level & Above

 

Dressage High Points calculated as follows:

55-58% = 1 Point

59-62% = 2 Points

63-65% = 3 Points

66-69% = 4 Points

70-74% = 5 Points

75% and above = 6 Points

 

 

 

 

 

Combined Training High Points calculated as follows:

58-65 = 1 Point

51-57 = 2 Points

44-50 = 3 Points

37-43 = 4 Points

30-36 = 5 Points

29 and below = 6 Points

Moving Up Levels Within the Calendar Year: High Points earned at one level will be counted toward that level. A horse/rider combination may move up a level and earn points at the new level. A horse/rider combination may move up a level and return to a lower level within the same calendar year, and points earned at both levels will count at the level earned. However, if a horse/rider combination is eligible for an award at both levels, only the award at the more difficult level will be awarded.

 

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Achievement awards are non-competitive. Only your performance counts, not how you stack up against others. Members must volunteer in some capacity (shows or clinics) to be eligible for year-end awards. Call any board member, show or clinic organizer to ask what you can do to help. Volunteer hours of spouse or other family member can fulfill volunteer requirements for a member's year end award.

 

 

Dressage Achievement Awards

Achievement awards are earned by a horse and rider combination who demonstrates excellence at OVCTA Shows, OVCTA Points Shows or USEF Licensed Shows (formerly called Recognized Shows) in Open or Championship classes. Scores should be from at least two different judges. Dressage achievement awards may be earned at every level from USDF to FEI by satisfying the following:

• USDF Intro Level A and B: 5 scores of 62% or higher.

• USDF Intro Level C and USEF Training Level Test 1: 5 scores of 61% or higher.

• USEF Training Level Test 2 and Test 3: 5 scores of 61% or higher.

• USEF First Level through Fourth Levels. Each level will receive a separate award: 5 scores of 60% or higher from the same USEF Level.

• FEI Levels - FEI levels of Prix St.George, Intermediate, Grand Prix. Each level will receive a separate award: 5 scores of 59% or higher from the same FEI Level.

Scores earned in dressage classes (not earned as part of Combined Training or Event). If a horse/rider combo qualifies in 2 divisions, achievement awards will be given at both levels.  Scores must be earned in the calendar year.Horse and rider combinations may receive an achievement award only ONCE at each level.

Combined Training Achievement Awards

Achievement awards are earned by a horse and rider combination who demonstrates excellence at Combined Training. A horse and rider combination must complete (no eliminations at any phase) any Combined Test for two points and/or any Horse Trial for three points, to accumulate a total of 7 points. OVCTA Shows, OVCTA Points Shows and other NON-OVCTA competitions, recognized and unrecognized, are eligible. An additional point will be awarded for completing a Recognized Horse Trial.  Points will be added up throughout the calendar year and awarded per Level.A horse and rider combination may receive an achievement award at a particular level only ONCE.

Levels of Competition eligible for Combined Training are as follows:

• Elementary - 18" to 2' foot maximum jumping tests

• Starter - 2'3 maximum jumping tests

• Beginner Novice - 2'7" maximum jumping tests

• Novice - 2'11" maximum jumping tests

• Training - 3'3" maximum jumping tests

• Preliminary - 3'7" maximum jumping tests

• Intermediate - as per USEF rules

• Advanced - as per USEF rules