Awards Committee


To encourage participation in dressage by recognizing excellence and rewarding progressive achievement.


  1. Organize and provide awards for Horse of the Year, Freestyle, Junior/Young Rider, Adult Amateur, Vintage Cup, All-Breeds, performance certificates, individual rider awards, DSHB Horse of the Year and Materiale Horse of the Year.
  2. Review existing awards requirements and programs.


  1. Feature the new Diamond Achievement Recognition in an article for USDF Connection.
  2. Continue evaluation on a potential new “Born in the USA” year-end award and a Para-Dressage Athlete rider award.
  3. Finalize the new USDF Awards Resource Guide.
  4. Promote USDF awards program through marketing opportunities and online platforms.
  5. Examine the 2022 USDF Member Guide to make certain that the awards information presented is clear and precise.
  6. Review and evalute any possible changes to the current awards programs, requirements, and prizes.