Breeder of Distinction Award Recipients

USDF Breeder of Distinction awards are based upon scores earned by horses in Dressage Sport Horse Breeding (DSHB), USDF Breeders Championship Series (USDFBCS) Final, Materiale, Great American/USDF Regional Championship and Dressage classes.

DSHB and Materiale scores are converted to point values, with the bronze, silver, and gold awards each having a minimum requirement of points earned. Beginning October 1, 2022, the new ruby and sapphire awards will require Great American/USDF Regional Championship and Dressage class scores at Third Level and above.

Additional requirements outlining a minimum number of judges and horses will also apply to each level of the award. Scores earned October 1, 2000, forward are eligible to count towards this award.

The new Platinum-Diamond award will recognize all breeders who have earned and been awarded all levels of recognition (bronze, silver, gold, ruby, and sapphire).

Gold Breeder of Distinction Award

Member Name Location Award Date
Ellen Ziemer Bahama, NC 10/07/2021
Kendra Hansis Frenchtown, NJ 09/29/2022

Silver Breeder of Distinction Award

Member Name Location Award Date
Anita Nardine La Canada Flintridge, CA 10/09/2021
Julie Ballard Haralson Newnan, GA 09/30/2022
Kathy Hickerson Brookline, NH 09/26/2022
Kendra Hansis Frenchtown, NJ 09/09/2022
Kimberly Kobryn-Callaway Ottsville, PA 09/28/2022
Maurine Swanson Slatington, PA 09/30/2022
Stefanie Moses Chester, NH 10/27/2021

Bronze Breeder of Distinction Award

Member Name Location Award Date
Alanna Sellers Castle Rock, CO 12/08/2021
Julie Ballard Haralson Newnan, GA 09/30/2022
Kendra Hansis Frenchtown, NJ 10/06/2021
Lauren Dearlove Lovettsville, VA 10/07/2021
Maurine Swanson Slatington, PA 09/30/2022