FCEA awards the members that show at FCEA shows with the following awards for horse and rider teams. The rider MUST be an FCEA member in good standing as of October 1 of the competition year. Awards will be compiled by an appointee of the Board of Directors known as the Points Manager (PM) and awarded at the Annual Meeting in February the following year. The competition year for schooling shows runs from April 1 to November 30.
Individual members must volunteer four (4) hours at any club event during the current fiscal year to be eligible for ANY year end award. In case of a tie, Volunteer hours will be the tie breaker for First Place. In the event that the yearly volunteer hours have not been completed, the member may sponsor their hours. Cost of sponsorship is $50.
***Riders are responsible for submitting their scores for any non FCEA shows. To submit scores, take a picture or photo copy of the completed front and back of the test, and send to the Point Manager. Scores may be submitted at anytime during the year. All scores must be submitted by November 30 of the competition year. For each level being considered, the top scores earned on different dates will be used to calculate points. If fewer than the required number of scores are attended/submitted, then the points submitted will be used for placings.
For all awards, points are based on the horse and rider combination. The team may earn points in two consecutive levels. If the next higher level is attempted, the scores earned at the lowest level will be disqualified.
By attending at least 2 FCEA shows, members can compete for year end awards, additionally, members can earn points at any local dressage schooling show. ***Members are responsible for reporting their show results to the Point Manager. BONUS points will be awarded for tests completed at FCEA run shows; 2% points will be added to FCEA show dressage scores.
Dressage High Point will use the total of the percentage scores of the best five scores earned at five different shows, on different dates, to determine the winner at each level. Dressage levels will be awarded Intro thru FEI. Miscellaneous tests of choice are not eligible for year-end awards. A recognized show score may be used to supplement schooling show scores if an additional score is needed.
CT Best Score will use the final scores earned in Elementary thru Preliminary. Each level will be awarded separately.
Open: Open to ALL members. The eight (8) horse and rider combinations with the most total points will be awarded in each level in Dressage and Combined Training
Amateur Dressage: Open to adult amateur members. The six (6) horse and rider combinations with the most total points will be awarded. If rider has competed at two levels, the best 5 scores from different shows will be used.
Junior Dressage: Open to members 18 or under as of Dec. 31 of the current fiscal year. The six (6) horse and rider combinations with the most total points will be awarded. If rider has competed at two levels, the best 5 scores from different shows, will be used.
Masters Dressage: Open to members over the age of 50 as of Dec. 31 of the current fiscal year. The six (6) horse and rider combinations with the most total points will be awarded. If rider has competed at two levels, the best 5 scores from different shows, will be used.
Members can earn scores at any recognized USEF, USDF or USEA shows from 1/1 to 11/30 of the membership year. Open Classes in Dressage (Intro thru FEI) and Eventing (Elementary thru Advanced) will be accepted. Five best scores from different show dates should be submitted to the Points Manager. Alternately (preferred), members may print their score summary from their respective web sites (USDF and USEA) and turn them in to the Points Manager. All results must be turned in by November 30th of the current fiscal year.
Three Awards will be given in each division.
Dressage –Diamond, Swarovski and Rhinestone Awards
Instructor Members earn points when their member students accumulate points at FCEA schooling shows. Members will indicate their trainer on their membership form. If trainer change happens during the year, a Trainer Change Form must be submitted to the membership secretary.
A horse and rider combination must receive three scores at FCEA shows, at the highest test of the level, in the current year. All scores must be received at the same level. Only dressage classes will count. The dressage phase of a combined test or horse trial will not be considered. A horse and rider combination may only receive an achievement award once at each level.
A horse and rider combination must receive three penalty scores, at the same level, at FCEA shows in the current year. A horse and rider combination may only receive an achievement award once at each level.
All tattooed Thoroughbreds are eligible for this award. When ridden by an FCEA member, tattooed TB’s earn scores at FCEA shows. Tattoo must be confirmed by the organizer of the FCEA show. A minimum two(2) scores at two(2) different FCEA shows are required for eligibility. Points based on the best two scores at the same level from two different shows.
Doodlebug was a special horse for Fay Seltzer. Though she was not particularly well suited to be a dressage horse, she had a heart of gold, and tried to do whatever was asked. This award is presented to a horse with these same qualities.