Year End Awards are given to horse/rider combinations. Recipients must be current OVCTA members for the calendar year of achievement. Recipients MUST volunteer in some capacity for the OVCTA (shows or clinics) during the calendar of achievement. Volunteer hours of a spouse or other family member can fulfill volunteer requirement for the member. All scores must be earned in the calendar year. They are calculated and printed during the year in the club newsletter, on the website and in email updates.
OVCTA High Points
Performance and Persistence is awarded here. Points are earned ONLY at OVCTA & OVCTA Points competitions. The 6 horse and rider combinations with the highest number of points receive awards. Scores earned are used to calculate points. The number of competitors in your class does NOT affect points awarded. Should ties occur, the horse/rider combination who attended the greater number of OVCTA Shows will achieve the higher placing. If an additional tie breaker is necessary, the horse/rider combination with the best score will win the higher placing. High Point ribbons will be awarded for each of the following categories:
Dressage at USDF Intro Level
Dressage at Training Level
Dressage at First Level & Above including Test of Choice
Combined Training – Elementary & Starter Level are combined.
Combined Training – Beginner Novice
Combined Training – Novice Level & Above are combined.
Dressage High Points calculated as follows:
55-58% = 1 Point
59-62% = 2 Points
63-65% = 3 Points
66-69% = 4 Points
70-74% = 5 Points
75% and above = 6 Points
Combined Training High Points calculated as follows:
58-65 = 1 Point
51-57 = 2 Points
44-50 = 3 Points
37-43 = 4 Points
30-36 = 5 Points
29 and below = 6 Points
Moving Up Levels Within the Calendar Year: Points earned at one level will be counted toward that level. A horse/rider combination may move up a level and earn points at the new level. A horse/rider combination may move up a level and return to a lower level within the same calendar year, and points earned at both levels will count at the level earned. However, if a horse/rider combination is eligible for an award at both levels, only the award at the more difficult level will be awarded.
Questions? Contact the Awards Chair – Aneesa Romans at