Jan 01, 2022

Make Earning an Eventing Medal Your Goal

By Leslie Mintz - USEA Staff
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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, Modified, and Preliminary levels. Horse and rider must achieve the qualifying scores as a pair.

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 award 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. Award certificates and pins will be sent out quarterly to each rider and horse combination who achieves the appropriate qualifications.

Scores from any event since 2009 are accepted, but each member can only earn an award once. For example, if you have obtained a Beginner Novice Bronze Medal, you can not earn that award again even if the requirements are met. You can continue to strive for the Beginner Novice Silver and Gold medals, or medals for levels above.

Members can compete at their own pace, and medals can be earned cumulatively as there are no time or year limitations. It is not solely based on a top placing, but how well one rode amongst the rest of the class, at a variety of venues. Competing at this caliber consistently is an impressive feat for any rider.

If you have questions about the USEA Medal Program, please contact Cindy Clingman at [email protected] or (703) 779-9890.

Requirements

Beginning with results from February 2009 onward. An individual must have a current USEA membership at the time scores are achieved. A horse must be registered as required for the level at which it is competing.

No cross-country jump penalties are permitted for a score to be used in fulfillment of earning a medal, and all three phases must be completed.

The same score for one medal may be applied toward the next higher medal within the same level.

The venue is defined by the event's cross-country course location. For example, to earn a medal that requires scores be obtained at three separate venues, an individual could not submit scores from three separate competitions all located at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Horse and rider must achieve qualifying scores as a pair. For example, a rider cannot submit three different scores achieved on different horses.

BEGINNER NOVICE

Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 50 or less three times - scores must be obtained at two different venues

Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

NOVICE

Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times - scores must be obtained at two different venues

Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 40 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

TRAINING

Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 50 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 35 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

MODIFIED

Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 55 or less three times – scores must be obtained at three different venues

Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times – scores must be obtained at three different venues

Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 40 or less three times – scores must be obtained at three different venues

PRELIMINARY

Bronze Medal - Must finish on a score of 55 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Silver Medal - Must finish on a score of 45 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

Gold Medal - Must finish on a score of 40 or less three times - scores must be obtained at three different venues

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