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Awards Criteria

Dressage New Brunswick Awards Criteria

Participation Award

To be eligible for the following award riders must be current DNB members and have attended a minimum of one New Brunswick provincially sanctioned, bronze or gold dressage competition.

This certificate recognizes the efforts put forth during the current show season to riders that have competed in dressage.

Horse Award (Stall Plaque)

To be eligible for the following award the riders and horse owners must be current DNB members.

This award recognizes the achievements horse and rider combinations. The scores for this award can be accumulated from 2010 onward. A minimum of three scores must be obtained from a gold competition in New Brunswick. One score may be from any out of province gold competition. Also, three out of the four scores must be obtained from different judges. Each plaque can only be received once per horse and rider combination (example: Training Level). The following scores must be achieved:

Walk/Trot to First Level – 4 scores of 63%
Second Level and above – 4 Scores of 60%

To qualify riders will be responsible for submitting a Stall Plaque Application Form with photocopies or emailing scanned copies of the test sheets with their qualifying scores to the person tabulating year-end awards. The application is available from the link below and must be submitted within 5 days following the DNB Provincial Championships.

Download Stall Plaque Application Form

Rider Award (Lapel Pin)

To be eligible for the following award the riders must be current DNB members.

This award recognizes the achievements of the rider. The scores for this award can be accumulated from 2008 onward. Each lapel pin can only be received once per rider. The following scores must be achieved:

Bronze Silver Gold Scores Required Number of Different Competitions Required
Training Level 4 scores@ 63% or more 3
First Level 4 scores@ 63% or more 3
Second Level 4 scores@ 60% or more 3
Third Level 4 scores@ 60% or more 3
Fourth Level 4 scores@ 60% or more 3
Prix St. George 4 scores@ 60% or more 2
Intermediate 4 scores@ 60% or more 2
Grand Prix 4 scores@ 60% or more 2

To qualify riders will be responsible for submitting a Lapel Pin Application Form with documentation, such as photocopied or scanned test sheets or EC scores listings to the person tabulating year-end awards. The application is available from the link below and must be submitted within 5 days following the DNB Provincial Championships.

Download Lapel Pin Application Form

In Province Funding

To be eligible for the following award the riders and horse owners must be current DNB members. Also the horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two New Brunswick provincially sanctioned, bronze or gold dressage competitions within the current year.

This $100 award is to be awarded to a maximum of 10 horse/rider combinations. If more that 10 horse/rider combinations qualify for funding a draw for the winners will take place during the DNB annual awards banquet.

Out of Maritime Funding

To be eligible for the following award the riders and horse owners must be current DNB members. Also the horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two New Brunswick gold dressage competitions within the current year.

This $100 award is to be presented to a maximum of 10 horse/rider combinations that have attended a gold competition outside of the Maritimes. If more that 10 horse/rider combinations qualify for funding a draw for the winners will take place during the DNB annual awards banquet.

Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championship (CIEC) Funding

To be eligible for the following award the riders and horse owners must be current DNB members. Also the horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two New Brunswick gold dressage competitions within the current year.

This $100 award is to be presented to a maximum of 4 horse/rider combinations representing the Dressage Team at the CIEC within the current year.

Junior Sports Person Award

To be eligible for the following award the riders and horse owners must be current DNB members. Also the horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two New Brunswick gold dressage competitions within the current year.

The award is to be presented to a Junior DNB member who has shown outstanding sportsmanship within the current year.

The following link shows the previous winners of this award Jr Sport

Adult Sports Person Award

To be eligible for the following award the riders and horse owners must be current DNB members. Also the horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two New Brunswick gold dressage competitions within the current year.

The award is to be presented to an Adult DNB member who has shown outstanding sportsmanship within the current year.

The following link shows the previous winners of this award Senior Sport

Lieutenant Colonel James Kupkee Award

To be eligible for the following award the riders and horse owners must be current DNB members. Also the horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two New Brunswick gold dressage competitions within the current year.

The award is to be awarded to a horse/rider combination that has had an outstanding show season within the current year.

The following link shows the previous winners of this award Lieutenant Colonel James Kupkee Award

James Mortimer Award

To be eligible for the following awards the person does not have to be a DNB member.

The award is to be presented to someone who has done an outstanding job of volunteering their time to help promote the sport of dressage in NB within the current year.

The following link shows the previous winners of this award James Mortimer Award

Elite Athlete Funding

Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Rider must be a DNB member
  2. Rider must be a New Brunswick resident
  3. Rider must be competing at CDI level
  4. Rider must be active with dressage in New Brunswick. S/he must have competed at a New Brunswick competition within a recent period, or be an active coach, trainer, or clinician in the province.
  5. Any application has to be approved by the DNB Board.

Riders may apply each year. Applications will be reviewed and approved by the Board annually. Funds will be allotted based on the budget availability. This amount is variable, up to a maximum of $500.

FEI Junior and Young Rider Funding

Eligibility Criteria:
  1. Rider must be a DNB member.
  2. Rider must be a New Brunswick resident.
  3. Rider must be active with Dressage in New Brunswick. S/he must have competed at a New Brunswick competition within a recent period.
  4. Rider must have attended competition outside the Atlantic Provinces.
  5. Any application has to be approved by the DNB Board.

Riders may apply each year. Applications will be reviewed and approved by the Board annually. Funds will be allotted based on the budget availability. This amount is variable, up to a maximum of $500.

Equine Canada and NBEA Awards Criteria

Equine Canada Gold New Brunswick Year End Awards

To be eligible for the following award horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two gold dressage competitions within New Brunswick, including the provincial championships, within the current year. Each horse/rider combination will average the top score from the NB provincial championships and the top score from a second gold competition within New Brunswick. The champions and reserve champions for each level and division (i.e First Level Junior) are calculated based on the highest and second highest average scores. In the event of a tie the single highest championship score will be the tiebreaker.

Equine Canada Bronze New Brunswick Year End Awards

To be eligible for the following award horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two New Brunswick bronze dressage competitions within the current year. Each horse/rider combination will average the top two scores from two different bronze competitions within New Brunswick. The champions and reserve champions for each level and division (i.e First Level Junior) are calculated based on the highest and second highest average scores. In the event of a tie the single highest score will be the tiebreaker.

NBEA Provincially Sanctioned Year End Awards

To be eligible for the following award horse/rider combinations must have attended a minimum of two New Brunswick provincially sanctioned dressage competitions within the current year. Each horse/rider combination will average the top two scores from two different provincially sanctioned competitions within New Brunswick. The champions and reserve champions for each level and division (i.e First Level Junior) are calculated based on the highest and second highest average scores. In the event of a tie the single highest score will be the tiebreaker.