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

 

Eligibility
• Rider must be an Individual member of the Confederation for Working Equitation in good standing when scores are earned.
• Any horse used in competition must be recorded with the Confederation for Working Equitation and have a Confederation Horse Identification number at the time the scores are earned.
 

Qualifying Scores
• Scores must be earned at a Licensed Confederation for Working Equitation B-Rated, A-Rated, Regional or National show.
• Qualifying scores will consist of the average percentage derived from the Dressage and Ease of Handling per a single competition.
• The rider must complete the trial in its entirety for the score to be eligible for consideration. A disqualification in Dressage, Ease of Handling, Speed or Cattle phase will render the scores ineligible.
• The qualified scores are earned by the rider. The rider/horse combination does not affect eligibility and scores can be earned at a single level on multiple mounts.
• Qualifying scores are based on the lifetime performance of the rider and will carry from year to year until the necessary number of scores have been earned.


• 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

 


 

 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.

75 to 77.499=  9 points 

72.5 to 74.999 = 8 points 

70 to 72.499 = 7 points

67.5 – 69.99 = 6 points

65 – 67.499 = 4 points

62.5 – 64.999 = 3 points

60-62.499 = 2 points

57.5-59.999 = 1 points

55 to 57.49 = 0.75 points

52.5 to 54.99 = 0.5 points

50 to 52.49 = 0.25 points



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.