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The USEA offers several Awards Programs and maintains an extensive Leaderboard to reward our members for their successes each year.
USEA Medal Program (Requirements)
The USEA Medal Program provides our members with recognition through a goal oriented program within the various levels of eventing. Each individual member may earn a Bronze, Silver, and/or Gold medal at the Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary levels. A certificate will be awarded for a horse registered with the USEA, based on the same scores.
To earn your medal you must submit the Medal Application to the USEA office. All scores from February, 2009, until present can be submitted. Once the scores have been verified the member or horse owner will be provided with the associated awards for the medal achieved. Individual medal winners will earn a pin (at the level won) and certificate. The person's name will also be published on the USEA website and in the magazine. Award certificates and pins will be sent out quarterly to each rider and horse who achieves the appropriate qualifications.
Blue Ribbon Award Program (Requirements)
The Blue Ribbon Program is a stepping stone to achieving the Eventing Medals and then heading to the top of the leaderboard. The USEA will post the names of Blue Ribbon qualified horses and riders on the awards section of the USEA website on a monthly basis. Award certificates will be sent out quarterly to each rider who achieves the appropriate qualifications.
To qualify for the Blue Ribbon Award which is available at the Beginner Novice through Advanced levels a horse and rider combination must place 1st through 3rd at three events in the same level in a single year. In addition, both the horse and rider must have an active USEA membership at the time of their competitions.
Certificate of Horse & Rider Achievement (Requirements)
The Certificate of Horse & Rider Achievement is an opportunity to award and recognize our Beginner Novice members for successfully completing events. In order to qualify for the Certificate of Horse & Rider Achievement the horse and rider together must have completed three or more events at the Beginner Novice level during the same competition year. In addition, both the horse and rider must have an active USEA membership at the time of their competitions.
Note: Beginner Novice Horse and Riders who have achieved the next award level, the Blue Ribbon Award, will not receive the Certificate of Horse and Rider Achievement.
The USEA Leaderboard is formulated based on points earned at USEA Recognized competitions throughout the calendar year. In addition to the overall leaderboards for horse, rider, young rider, amateur, pony, lady rider, and mare of the year, the Leaderboard is also broken down by level with a category for every type of rider!
Hall of Fame (Visit the USEA Hall of Fame)
The USEA Hall of Fame was founded in 1999 as a way to recognize the legends of our sport. Selected horses and riders are inducted into the Hall of Fame every three years at a ceremony during the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. Twenty-seven horses and riders have been inducted so far including: Neil Ayer, Major General Jonathan R. Burton, John Fritz, Edward Harris, Jack LeGoff, Alexander Mackay-Smith, Jenny Camp, The Grasshopper, Richard Collins, J. Michael Plumb, Torrance Watkins, James C. Wofford, Bally Cor, Plain Sailing, Denny Emerson, Michael Page, Karen Stives, Biko, Kilkenny, Bruce Davidson, Kevin Freeman, Denis Glaccum, David O'Connor, Eileen Thomas, Custom Made, Good Mixture, Irish Cap, Roger Haller, Amy Tryon Lana duPont Wright, Giltedge, and The Gray Goose. Information about all of the Hall of Fame members can be found on the USEA Hall of Fame Webpage.
If you have any questions about any of the USEA Awards Programs please contact Scott at Scott@useventing.com or 703-779-0440. Questions about the Leaderboard should be directed to Sharon@useventing.com or 703-779-0440 ext. 3005.