Awards

General Information

 

The TVDCTA offers several year end awards for eligible members. Division champion and reserve champions are awarded at each dressage and CT level for JR/YR, AA, and Open divisions. Riders must be current members and also must complete at least four volunteer hours in order to be eligible for year end rider awards. 

 
Rider and volunteer awards will be calculated at the end of the year by a TVDCTA officer. No rider report is needed; however, it is recommended that all riders keep their official test sheets in case a mistake is made in the recording of scores. Rider scores and volunteer hours are available for viewing on the Current Award Standings page. TVDCTA officers are automatically given four volunteer hours for their service to the club, but can earn more hours by volunteering at events.
 

Dressage Awards

Awards will be given to the eligible riders with the highest calculated score. Each rider’s score will be calculated as the average of all their scores from 2015 TVDCTA shows for a given level plus one point for each test ridden. Please see below for an example score calculation. Riders must be current members at the time scores were earned. Scores earned before membership renewal will not be counted towards year end score calculations.

 

            Jane Doe’s Year End Score Calculations

            1st Show:  Intro A — 65%, Intro B — 63%

            2nd Show: Intro B — 65%, Intro C — 62%

            3rd Show: Intro C — 67%, Training 1 — 60%

 

            Intro Level Year End Score = [(65+63+65+62+67)/5]+5=69.4

            Training Level Year End Score = [(60)/1]+1=61

 

Jumper Awards

Awards will be given to the eligible riders with the highest calculated score. Each rider’s score will be calculated as the average of all their scores from TVDCTA shows for a given level plus one point for each test ridden. A points based score will be awarded after each class based on class standings as follows:

First Place: 6 points
Second Place: 5 points
Third Place: 4 points
Fourth Place: 3 points
Fifth Place: 2 points
Sixth Place: 1 point

Please see below for an example score calculation. Riders must be current members at the time scores were earned. Scores earned before membership renewal will not be counted towards year end score calculations.           

Jane Doe’s Year End Score Calculations
1st Show:  Schooling Jumpers – First Place
2nd Show: Schooling Jumpers – Second Place
3rd Show: Green Jumpers – First Place
Schooling Jump Year End Score = [(6+5)/2]+2 = 7.5 points
Green Jump Year End Score = (6/1)+1=7 points

CT Awards

Awards will be given to the eligible riders with the lowest calculated score. Each rider’s score will be calculated as the average of all their scores from 2015 TVDCTA sanctioned shows for a given level subtract one point for each test ridden. Please see below for an example score calculation. Riders must be current members at the time scores were earned. Scores earned before membership renewal will not be counted towards year end score calculations.
            Jane Doe’s Year End Score Calculations
            1st Show:  BN — 35
            2nd Show: BN — 30
            3rd Show: N — 45
 
            BN Year End Score = [(35+30)/2]-2=30.5
            N Year End Score = [(45)/1]-1=45

Volunteer Awards

Volunteer award certificates are given to members who volunteer for at least four hours each year. Members who complete four hours are given one drawing ticket for a year end prize. Each extra volunteer hour, over the original four hours, is good for one extra drawing ticket, and each volunteer can decide which prize for which they’d like to be entered to win. Please see below for an example of how drawing tickets will be given. Prizes to be announced.
        Jane Doe’s Year End Volunteer Hours
        6 Total Hours
        Receives Volunteer Certificate and 1 drawing ticket for 4 hours
        Receives 2 additional drawing tickets for the extra 2 hours of volunteer time