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2022 Preliminary Year End Scores

Please review the following preliminary results for the 2022 Year End Awards.

The deadline for revisions is November 30th. Email competitions@utahdressagesociety.com with corrections and questions.

Remember that to be eligible riders and owners must be UDS members. For Short Tour awards only the rider must be a UDS member. Riders must also have a minimum of 4 volunteer hours for the year. See below for criteria.

Short Tour Series Year-end Awards:

The Short Tour Series has a separate Year End Award system.

1. Shows are recognized as UDS-only shows. Tests offered must include Intro-2nd Level. Higher level tests

may be offered, however scores from those tests would not count towards year-end awards.

2. Scores from the Short Tour Series are not transferable to the USEF licensed judge shows and vice-versa.

3. Judges must be “L” program graduates or Eva Adolphi.

4. Riders need not be UDS members to ride in these shows. However, they will be charged a non-member

fee to compete.

5. Year-end award scores must be earned during the membership year (December 1st through the following November 30th); and must have been earned by UDS members at Short Tour Series shows.

6. It is the RIDER’S RESPONSIBILITY to be a current UDS member at the time the score was earned for the

score to be counted toward year-end awards.

7. Year-end Awards shall be awarded to the same horse-and-rider combination at the UDS Annual Awards

Banquet.

8. Awards are limited to no more than two consecutive levels (freestyles included) for a horse and rider

combination in the membership year.

9. Year-end awards shall be awarded for the following levels: Introductory, Training, First, and Second, in

Junior-Young Rider, Adult Amateur, and Open Divisions.

10. For Introductory through Second Levels, the Year-end Award shall be based upon the average of the top three (3) scores from TWO(2) different shows and two (2) different judges. ONE(1) of those scores must be from the highest test of the level. Other class scores such as Dressage Medal Seat, etc. do not qualify.

11. For Para, the Year-end Awards shall be based upon the average of the top three (3) scores from two (2) different judges and all Para grades (1a, 1b,2,3 and 4) will be considered together for our year-end awards. Para riders must have a Dispensation card either from the USEF or the FEI that states their Grade and the allowable compensating aids. Para riders must ride either the FEI Para Team Test, or Individual Championship test for their official Grade.

12. To be eligible for UDS Year End Awards (including Perpetual Trophies and Equine Achievement Awards) riders must complete at least 4 hours of volunteer time that is approved by a UDS Board Member. Members can elect a proxy volunteer to perform their volunteer hours in place of them, if the proxy is a direct family member and with UDS approval.

UDS Year-End Awards General Information:

1. All UDS members are eligible to earn UDS Awards.

2. The UDS award year begins December 1st and ends the following November 30th.

3. Year-end award scores must be earned during the membership year (December 1st and ends the following November 30th); and must have been earned at a USEF/USDF/UDS recognized show.

4. It is the RIDER'S RESPONSIBILITY to be a current UDS member at the time the score was earned for the

score to be counted towards year-end awards.

5. It is the RIDER'S RESPONSIBILITY to confirm that the recorded horse owner is a current UDS member at the time the score was earned for the score to be counted towards year-end awards. EXCEPT if the Rider is a Junior UDS Member, in that case the horse’s owner does not need to be a UDS Member.

6. It is the RIDER'S RESPONSIBILITY to confirm their scores with the Tabulation Committee before the

deadline for awards recognition.

7. The horse must also have a USDF Horse identification (HID) or Lifetime Horse Registration number (LHR).

8. Scores will be accepted from USDF and FEI recognized classes with the exception of quadrille, pas de deux, the FEI Young Rider Individual Test, the Young Rider Grand Prix Test and breed-restricted classes.

9. UDS Short Tour scores qualify for Short Tour Series year-end awards only.

10. Year-end Awards shall be awarded to the same horse-and-rider combination at the UDS Annual Awards Banquet.

11. Awards are limited to no more than two (2) consecutive levels (freestyles included) for a horse and rider

combination in the membership year.

12. Any horse-and-rider combination that wins a first place year-end award in training through fourth level

may only qualify for a year-end award for the same level and division no more than 2 times as long as the

same horse and rider combination continue to advance through the levels. EXCEPTIONS: a. FEI level, Pas de deux, Quadrille and Para. b. In Freestyle Training-Second, the same horse and rider combination may be awarded a Year-end Award no more than 3 times as long as the same horse and rider combination continue to advance through the levels. c. In Freestyle Third-Fourth, the same horse and rider combination may be awarded a Year-end Award no more than 2 times as long as the same horse and rider combination continue to advance through the levels

13. Year-end awards shall be awarded for the following levels: Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Prix St. George Georges, Intermediaire I, Intermediaire II, Grand Prix, Freestyle: Training-2nd, Freestyle: 3rd-4th, Freestyle: FEI, Pas de Deux, Para and Quadrille in Junior-Young Rider, Adult Amateur, and Open Divisions.

14. For Training through Fourth Levels, the Year-end Award shall be based upon the average of the top five (5) scores from three (3) different shows and two (2) different judges. Two (2) of those scores must be from the highest test of the level. Other class scores such as Dressage Medal Seat, etc. do not qualify.

15. For Freestyle levels, FEI level, Pas de deux, and Quadrille, the Year-end Awards shall be based upon the average of the top three (3) scores from two (2) different judges. (Freestyle scores only count toward Freestyle awards).

16. For Para, the Year-end Awards shall be based upon the average of the top three (3) scores from two (2) different judges and all Para grades (1a, 1b,2,3 and 4) will be considered together for our year-end awards. Para riders must have a Dispensation card either from the USEF or the FEI that states their Grade and the allowable compensating aids. Para riders must ride either the FEI Para Team Test, or Individual Championship test for their official Grade.

17. To be eligible for UDS Year End Awards (including Perpetual Trophies and Equine Achievement Awards)

riders must complete at least 4 hours of volunteer time that is approved by a UDS Board Member.

Members can elect a proxy volunteer to perform their volunteer hours in place of them, as long as the

proxy is a direct family member.

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