Awards Committee


To encourage participation in dressage by recognizing excellence and rewarding progressive achievement.


  1. Organize and provide awards for Horse of the Year, Freestyle, Junior/Young Rider, Adult Amateur, Vintage Cup, All-Breeds, performance certificates, individual rider awards, DSHB Horse of the Year and Materiale Horse of the Year.
  2. Review existing awards requirements and programs.


  1. Promote the new Diamond Achievement recognition via a USDF Connection article.
  2. Finalize the design of the new Diamond Achievement lapel pin.
  3. Evaluate possible changes to the year-end awards categories and prizes.
  4. Explore marketing opportunities for the USDF awards programs.
  5. Ensure the award requirements provided in the USDF Member Guide are clear and up-to-date.