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Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards
Designed to recognize the accomplishments of specific breeds in dressage.
SPECIFIC ALL-BREEDS AWARD RULES These rules are in addition to the General Rules and specific requirements for the Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards found on pages 20–30. • A horse must be declared with USDF, for a Participating Organization (PO), by August 1 of the award year in order to participate in the allbreeds award program. • Late declarations will be accepted (August 2-31) with payment of a $100 late fee, and declarations will be accepted (September 1-30) with payment of a $300 late fee. No declarations will be accepted after September 30 for the current competition year. • Declarations can be made by submitting a copy of the horse’s breed registry papers, USDF All-Breeds Awards Declaration
Form, and $35 declaration fee to USDF. • Owners should access the list of all-breeds awards POs on the
USDF website. • Once an all-breeds declaration has been made, it does not need to be renewed and can only be changed by submitting the All-Breeds Awards Declaration Form, a copy of the horse’s breed registry papers from the new organization, and the $50 declaration change fee by August 1 of the award year. • PO’s may have additional requirements that must also be met.
It is the riders and/or owners’ responsibility to contact the
PO directly and verify that all of the POs all-breeds awards requirements are met yearly. • Open is the standard division and Training Level through Grand
Prix are the standard levels for all-breeds recognition. • The open division includes all riders, regardless of rider status. • Other divisions may be recognized. It is the PO’s choice as to which additional divisions they would like to recognize.
Optional divisions include freestyle, adult amateur, junior/young rider, vintage cup, para-dressage rider of the year, FEI Five- and
Six-year-old, USEF Four-year-old, materiale, and DSHB. Specific eligibility criteria pertaining to these categories must be met.
ELIGIBILITY • Owner must verify on the USDF website that an all-breeds declaration has been made and is correct. • If interested in competing for awards in an optional division, it is the owner’s responsibility to determine which of the optional divisions will be awarded by their PO.
RECORDED SCORES • If scores are earned in open and breed-restricted classes, the combination of the scores is used to calculate the median score.
AWARDS • Given that there are enough horses that have met the minimum award criteria as detailed above, in the standard open division,
POs must award first and second place in each level (Training through Grand Prix). They have the option of awarding up to five places per level. • Given that there are enough horses that have met the minimum award criteria as detailed above, POs must award at least first place in each level of the optional divisions that they have chosen to recognize. • Champion and reserve champion at each level in the open division will receive a custom cast USDF medal. • For optional divisions that the PO has chosen to recognize, champions will also receive a custom cast USDF medal, as will reserve champions if recognized by the PO. • Other prizes may be given by the PO at their discretion.
SPECIFIC ALL-BREEDS DSHB AWARD RULES • Owners of foals who have not yet received breed registry papers from their organization may submit, prior to September 30 of the award year, a letter from the PO stating that the foal is eligible for the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards, USDF All-Breeds
Awards Declaration Form, and $35 declaration fee. • Foal letters of eligibility will remain on file only through
December 31 of the foal year. • It is the responsibility of the owner to submit the horse’s breed registry papers, once issued.
ELIGIBILITY • There is no membership requirement for the handler.
AWARDS • Given that there are enough horses that have met the minimum award criteria as detailed above, POs must award first place in each of the age/sex levels, if they have chosen to award the DSHB or materiale divisions. They have the option of awarding up to five places per age/sex level. • Champions in each of the age/sex levels will receive a custom cast
USDF medal. If the PO chooses to award additional placings below first, second place winners will also receive a custom cast