VADA/Nova Special Awards
For 2017

 

 

No additional forms need to be submitted to be considered
for the following three awards:

The Compass Rose Farm Schooling Show Award

A $100.00 cash gift will be awarded at the VADA/Nova Chapter Awards Banquet to the horse and rider combination with the highest average of four (4) scores received at Schooling Shows. At least two (2) of the scores must be from classes at a VADA/Nova or Partner Schooling Show. (Musical freestyles and Rider Tests excluded). The same horse/rider combination cannot win on consecutive years at the same level.

The Morgan Pines Farm Schooling Show Award

$50.00 cash gift will be awarded at the VADA/Nova Chapter Awards Banquet to the horse and rider combination with the second highest average of four (4) scores received at Schooling Shows. (Musical freestyles and rider tests excluded.) At least two (2) of the scores must be from classes at a VADA/Nova or Partner Schooling Show.The same horse/rider combination cannot win on consecutive years at the same level.

Instructor of the Year

To be awarded annually to the instructor whose students have achieved success during the year at schooling or licensed shows. Award will be given to the instructor with the highest average student score as determined below:

No special form needs to be completed, simply include the name of your primary instructor where indicated on the award report form for schooling and/or licensed shows

  • Instructor must be a VADA/Nova member
  • Average score as submitted for schooling or licensed shows for each student will be the score used
  • The three highest average scores from students will be used to calculate the highest average student score
  • Student scores can be from either schooling or licensed shows, but cannot be mixed together.A student can only be counted once.
  • Freestyle scores and rider tests are not eligible
  • One student must be riding First level or above
  • No more than one student at Intro level can be counted
  • The same instructor cannot win two consecutive years



More VADA/Nova Special Awards

High Score Musical Freestyle Award

To be awarded to the highest scoring Musical Freestyle at any level (Training Level to Grand Prix). Please note that Pas de Deux and Quadrille are not eligible for this award. The same horse/rider combination cannot win on consecutive years. One award will be presented for the highest single score at Schooling Shows and one award for the highest single score at Licensed Shows.

  1. Must submit 3 scores from at least 2 shows, one (1) of which must be a VADA/Nova show (or Partner Show for Schooling Show Award)
  2. Rider must be a VADA/Nova member at the time the scores are earned
  3. Must fulfill the VADA/Nova volunteer requirement

The Mare Challenge Award

This award is intended to recognize the unique challenges of competing a mare. To be awarded annually to the rider with the highest average score earned on a mare at a licensed show. (Musical freestyles and Rider Tests excluded) The same horse/rider combination cannot win on consecutive years.

  1. Must submit 3 scores from at least 2 shows, one (1) of which must be a VADA/Nova licensed show
  2. Rider must be a member at the time the scores are earned
  3. Must fulfill the VADA/Nova volunteer requirements
  4. To be considered for this award, please indicate on your award form that you are competing a mare at licensed shows and would like to be eligible

The Highest Average Adult Amateur Award

To be awarded annually at the VADA/Nova Chapter Awards Banquet to the adult amateur with the highest average earned at Licensed Shows (Musical freestyles and Rider Tests excluded). The same horse/rider combination cannot win on consecutive years at the same level.

  1. Must submit 3 scores from at least 2 shows, one (1) of which must be a VADA/Nova Show
  2. Rider must be a VADA/Nova member at the time the scores are earned
  3. Must fulfill the VADA/Nova volunteer requirements
  4. Must submit proof of Amateur Status (copy of Amateur Card or USDF printout including Amateur verification)

The Rataxes Memorial Award

To be awarded annually to a horse at any level, 18 years or older, with the highest average score. One award will be presented for schooling shows and one for licensed shows. (Musical freestyles and Rider Tests excluded) The same horse/rider combination cannot win this award more than once at the same level.

  1. Must submit 3 scores from at least 2 shows, one (1) of which must be a VADA/Nova show (or Partner show for schooling shows)
  2. Rider must be a member at the time the scores are earned
  3. Must fulfill the VADA/Nova volunteer requirements
  4. To be considered for this award, please submit verification of age or birth date with awards package (such as registry papers with birthdate, copy of Coggins, or other)

Andalusian/ Lusitano Award

To be awarded annually to the horse/rider combination with the highest average from Trining Level to Grand Prix (Musical Freestyle and Rider Tests excluded). One award will be presented for licensed shows and one for schooling shows. The same horse/rider combination cannot win this award more than once at the same level.

The same/horse rider combination cannot win this award more than one time at the same level. In case of a tie, the horse/rider combination with the highest average score will receive the award.

  1. Must submit 3 scores from at least 2 shows, one (1) of which must be a VADA/Nova show (or Partner show for schooling shows)
  2. Rider must be a member at the time the scores are earned
  3. Must fulfill the VADA/Nova volunteer requirements
  4. To be considered for this award, please submit a copy of registration papers from either IALHA, ANCCE, APSL, PRE Mundial or Spanish Heritage Horse (SHH).

The Lady Patrick Challenge

To be awarded annually to the horse/rider combination at any level at schooling shows, with the highest combined age. (Musical freestyles and Rider Tests excluded). Note that this award is not based on best average score, rather the highest combined age.

The same/horse rider combination cannot win this award more than one time at the same level. In case of a tie, the horse/rider combination with the highest average score will receive the award.

  1. Must submit 3 scores of 55% or better from at least 2 shows, one (1) of which must be a VADA/Nova or Partner schooling show
  2. Rider must be a member at the time the scores are earned
  3. Must fulfill the VADA/Nova volunteer requirements
  4. To be considered for this award, please submit verification of age or birth date of both horse and rider with awards package (such as registry papers with birthdate, copy of Coggins, or other)

 

Remember:

To qualify for any year-end awards you must fulfill your volunteer work requirement, note that this year you must complete at least 1.5 daysof volunteer time to be eligible for awards.