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

 

Eligible Scores will consist of the average percentage derived from the Dressage and Ease of Handling Scores per single competition.  Riders must have completed the trial in its entirety for the scores to be eligible for average.  For example, the speed and/or cattle phases of the event must have been completed in order for the dressage and EOH scores to be considered.

No more than 3 averaged scores from one judge may be eligible.  Therefore a rider will need 2 different Confederation recognized judges to provide the 6 scores necessary to earn a medal.

The scores are based on lifetime achievement.  Scores can carry from year to year to arrive at a person cumulative total for each medal.  Scores are based on the rider performance. Rider/horse combination does not affect eligibility.

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 USFWE/WEIAUSA licensed competitions

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


 

HIGH POINT/ RANKING BOARD

From the Rule Book:"To be implemented 12-1-2017: In A- and B-rated shows as well as regional and national champion competitions (see Section 2 for a definition of competition levels), scores for Dressage and EOH trials are averaged together and awarded tracking points for that competition. Once a horse/rider combination has earned 30 points under the formula, they are required to advance to the next higher level the following competition year:

(1) 57.500% thru 59.999% = 1 point

(2) 60.000% thru 62.499% = 2 points

(3) 62.500% thru 64.999% = 3 points

(4) 65.000% thru 67.499% = 4 points

(5) 67.500% thru 69.999% = 6 points

(6) 70.000% and above = 7 points

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. 



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.