Awards Program Information
All scores received at any USEF/USDF recognized show or USEA Horse Trial in the USA are eligible for inclusion in our Awards Program. All scores received at any GDCTA recognized schooling show are also eligible for inclusion in our Awards Program as long as they conform to the rules for that discipline.
Before you show, you may want to refresh your understanding of the Program Rules.
Beginning in the 2021 show season, all scores earned at GDCTA-hosted shows will count twice toward year-end awards!
Pam Kimble Memorial Trophy - Awarded to the highest Average Score for a Jr/YR from all USDF shows.
To qualify: you must be a GDCTA member at the time of earning the scores and you must have checked the “Recognized Awards Program” participation on your membership application.
CA Solant Perpetual Trophy - Awarded to the highest Average Score for an Adult Amateur for the 5 GDCTA-hosted dressage shows. Presented at the GDCTA Awards Gala, January.
GDCTA-hosted Dressage Shows 2022:
• May 13-14: Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II (2 shows), Conyers, GA
• Sep 3-4: Labor Day Classic I & II (2 shows), Conyers, GA
• Oct 7-9: GAIG/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships & Atlanta National Fall Dressage (1 show), Conyers, GA
The GDCTA Pony Awards sponsored by Janie Pride,
Awarded to high score ponies in keeping with the guidance from USDF. You must let Janie Pride know if you are competing for The GDCTA Pony Awards. You do need a pony card. GO PONIES!
Donald & Elizabeth Faso Perpetual Trophy sponsored by Lisa Seger Insurance
The Donald & Elizabeth Faso Perpetual Trophy is awarded for distinguished service to Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association and service to equestrian sport.
Nominations along with a brief reason why the GDCTA member nominee is deserving of the award should be emailed to email@example.com by November 30th.
After the cutoff date for nominations closes, the nominees will be reviewed by John and Lisa Seger, and a board member to determine who will be presented with the award at the Awards Gala.
Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products
The volunteer hours accumulate from Jan 1 through Dec 31 and will be awarded at the Awards Gala in January.
1) $1000.00 to the person with the most hours volunteered at GDCTA events and participating shows (check the events calendar to find the events that will work for you!)
2) $750.00 to person with the 2nd highest number of hours
3) $500.00 to person with the 3rd highest number of hours
4) $250.00 raffle consisting of every volunteer with 24 hrs volunteering
Board members, paid positions and Chairs are not eligible.
Vintage Adult High Point Award (50+)
Sponsored by Fernwood Investment Management LLC, Quincy MA
High Point ribbon and award each show to One Adult Amateur rider 50 or over as of the show date and one Open rider 50 or over as of the show date.
Materiale, Opportunity, MFS, and DSE classes not eligible.
The awards will be presented at:
Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II
Labor Day Classic I & II
Year-End Award Winners will receive official notification that they have won an award
via mail in December.
An annual celebration of the year’s award winners and GDCTA’s largest fundraising event. An opportunity for all to mix, mingle, sparkle and shine!
GDCTA holds an annual gala honoring GDCTA dressage and combined training competition winners. It begins with a cash bar reception, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. Additionally, attendees have a chance to take a chance in the Barn Basket Raffle and to bid on fabulous items in a silent auction. The annual Awards Gala is GDCTA’s major fundraising event with proceeds earmarked for clinics, shows, forums, and more. The Awards Gala is a great way for members to show their support for the dressage and eventing community in Georgia.