To reward our volunteers for their hard work throughout the year, the following awards are presented annually.
The Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention. It is given to the volunteer who tops the Volunteer Incentive Program Leaderboard by accumulating the most volunteer hours over the course of the USEA competition year. The winner receives a cash prize of $1,000, a custom “USEA Volunteer of the Year” embroidered jacket, and a memorial trophy.
The top ten volunteers on the Volunteer Incentive Program Leaderboard receive a certificate of acknowledgment at the end of each competition year. The leaderboard may be found on www.EventingVolunteers.com.
All Areas are encouraged to acknowledge the hard work of their volunteers with their own awards. Please contact representatives from your Area to learn more about individual Area awards.
Area I: https://area1usea.org/
Area II: https://www.usea2.net/
Area III: https://www.usea3.org/
Area IV: http://useaiv.org/volunteer-1/
Area V: https://www.areaveventing.com/
Area VI: http://areavi.org/
Area VII: http://www.areavii.org/
Area VIII: http://www.usea8.org/
Area IX: https://areaixeventing.com/
Area X: http://www.useax.org/
Since 2020, the VIP Medal Program has recognized the volunteers who consistently serve the sport of eventing year after year. Hours earned are cumulative over a lifetime of volunteer service. Only volunteer hours logged and tallied via eventingvolunteers.com online app will be counted towards the medal program. Awards will be distributed in December of each year. The VIP Medal Program leaderboard is available on eventingvolunteers.com.
Bronze Medal: 500 volunteer hours
Award: embroidered polo, pin, certificate
Silver Medal: 1000 volunteer hours
Award: embroidered vest, pin, certificate
Gold Medal: 2000 volunteer hours
Award: embroidered jacket, pin, certificate