CONFEDERATION AWARDS PROGRAMS

The Confederation Awards Programs include: 

  • The Medal Program

  • Horse Performance Certificate

  • Yearly Highpoint awards program

  • Achievement Awards

Details on the programs can be found below.

Please note that scores for medals and awards are tracked only if the competitor has an individual membership. Confederation licensed shows will count towards point accumulation and awards programs, unlicensed shows will not count.  The show licensing form can be found on our show information page or the form page.


CONFEDERATION FOR WORKING EQUITATION MEDAL PROGRAM

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THE MEDALS PROGRAM

The Medals Program is established to recognize a rider's lifetime achievement in Working Equitation. Scores earned at Confederation-licensed shows carry from year to year, enabling a rider to accumulate the scores required for each medal.

Eligibility: Scores are based strictly on rider performance; the horse/rider combination does not affect eligibility. Rider must be an Individual Member to earn medals scores. Horse must be recorded with the Confederation for the scores to be accepted.  


• The medal levels are Pewter (Child, Junior, Introductory), Bronze (Novice A/B), Silver (Intermediate A/B), Gold (Advanced) and Platinum (Masters).


o Each medal level requires six qualifying scores.
▪ For the Pewter medal, scores can be earned from either a single level or a combination of all three of the Children’s, Junior, or Intro levels.
▪ For the Bronze and Silver medals, three of the qualifying scores must be earned at the “B” level.


o The rider must earn qualifying scores under more than one judge, three of which must be under a “R” or “S” licensed judge.


o Three of the qualifying scores must be 60% or higher.


o Three of the qualifying scores must be 64% or higher.
▪ One of which must be earned under a “R” or “S” judge.


o A rider may earn up to two qualifying scores per show, per medal level.
▪ If two or more judges score a licensed show, each judge’s score is recorded separately and could result in a qualified score.


o Qualifying scores must be earned at a minimum of four shows.
• Riders may earn a medal only once at each level.


Pewter Medal Rider Award – Children, Junior & Introductory
• 3 Scores of 60% or higher
• 3 Scores of 64% or higher
• Scores can be earned from either a single level or a combination of all three of the Children’s, Junior, or Intro Levels


Bronze Medal Rider Award – Novice (L2 & 3)
• 3 Scores of 60% or higher
• 3 Scores of 64% or higher
• 3 Scores must be earned in L3 (Novice B)


Silver Medal Rider Award – Intermediate (L4 & L5)
• 3 Scores of 60% or higher
• 3 Scores of 64% or higher
• 3 Scores must be earned in L5 (Intermediate B)


Gold Medal Rider Award - Advanced
• 3 Scores of 60% or higher
• 3 Scores of 64% or higher


Platinum Medal Rider Award – Master’s Level
• 3 Scores of 60% or higher
• 3 Scores of 64% or higher

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 HORSE PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE 

  • 10 Scores of 60% or higher for Introductory though Master’s

  • 4 Scores from a minimum of 4 different Confederation licensed competitions

  •  4 Scores from highest test of the level that are 64% or higher 


 

HIGH POINT/ RANKING BOARD

Annual High Points/Ranking Board to be determined purely based on scores from licensed Confederation shows. Eligible Scores will consist of the average percentage derived from the Dressage and Ease of Handling Scores per single competition.  All trials must be completed for the points to count.  "B" rated shows will earn one set of points from the highest scoring judge.   "A" Rated, Regional, and National Shows will earn one set of points from each of the two highest scoring judges.  

77.5 and above = 9

75 to 77.499 = 8

72.5 to 74.999  = 7 

70 to 72.499  = 6

67.5 – 69.99 = 5

65 – 67.499 = 4

62.5 – 64.999 = 3

60-62.499 = 2

57.5-59.999 = 1

55 to 57.499 = 0.75

52.5 to 54.999 = 0.5

50 to 52.499 = 0.25

 



ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Must be Confederation member in good standing.  Award is based on rider who exhibits outstanding riding skills, volunteering, and perseverance.  The Board will accept and consider all recommendations from the membership.


SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Award is based on the person who best exemplifies the qualities of good sportsmanship, enthusiasm for the sport, and support for fellow members.  The Board will accept and consider all recommendations from the membership. Winner may be a non-rider and/or non-member.

 

VOLUNTEER AWARD

Award is based on the person who provides the greatest support.  The Board will accept and consider all recommendations from the membership. Winner may be a non-rider and/or non-member.


BREED AWARDS

  • There must be a minimum of three Horse/Rider combinations to make a division.

  • Average of highest (3) scores.

  • If there are not enough Horse/Rider combos to make up a specific breed division, the Confederation Board will decide the groupings.

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