Skip to Main Content

United States Dressage Federation

Dover Saddlery Medal Requirements and Eligibility

Second Level Award Only

Score Requirements for the USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal Program.

  • The USDF/Dover Saddlery Medal will be presented to the highest scoring Second Level adult amateur who meets the eligibility requirements and has obtained a score of at least 60 percent in the designated Second Level Test Three or applicable test of choice class.
  • The USDF/Dover Saddlery winner will receive a handcrafted pewter USDF/Dover Saddlery Medal and neck ribbon at the competition, in addition to a $20 gift certificate from Dover Saddlery for each of the first three USDF/Dover Saddlery Medals won during the competition year.

USDF/Dover Saddlery National Merit Award

  • A USDF/Dover Saddlery National Merit Award will be presented to every rider who wins three USDF/Dover Saddlery Medals in the competition year.
  • USDF/Dover Saddlery National Merit Award winners will be recognized with an award presented by Dover Saddlery.
  • A press release may be disseminated to the hometown newspaper and regional equestrian media.
  • Winners must return the tracking form to Dover Saddlery within 30 days of the competition. Failure to return the tracking form within 30 days may affect a competitor's eligibility for the USDF/Dover Saddlery National Merit Award and their national ranking.

USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal National Champion and Reserve Champion

  • All riders qualifying for a USDF/Dover Saddlery National Merit Award will be eligible.
  • The USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal National Champion will be the rider with the highest average of their top three scores (must be Second Level Test Three rides) of their USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal winning rides during the competition year.
  • The USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal Reserve Champion will be awarded to the rider with the second highest average of their top three scores (must be Second Level Test Three rides) of their USDF/Dover Saddlery Medal winning rides during the competition year.
  • The USDF/Dover Saddlery National Champion will receive a $1000 Dover Saddlery gift certificate and the Reserve Champion will receive a $500 Dover Saddlery gift certificate.
  • The USDF/Dover Saddlery National Champion and Reserve Champion awards will be presented at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention.

Eligibility for USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal Program

  • Rider must be a current USDF group or participating member at the time the medal is awarded.
  • No membership required for the owner of the horse.
  • Horse need not be USDF Lifetime registered.
  • Rider must possess a USEF Senior Amateur card or USEF Non-Member Amateur card at the time the medal is awarded.
  • Horse, rider, and owner must meet minimum competition eligibility requirements at the time the scores are earned.

Find a Current Year Competition Hosting the USDF/Dover Saddlery Medal Program

Return to Year-End Awards