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Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards

Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards are awarded in the categories of vintage cup, adult amateur, junior/young rider, dressage sport horse breeding horse of the year, dressage horse of the year, materiale horse of the year, all-breeds, musical freestyle, musical freestyle challenge, breeder of the year, USEF 4-year-old, FEI 5-year-old, and FEI 6-year-old. The USDF competition year is October 1 through September 30.

Scores from Intermediate II tests are still eligible for the 2014 Adequan®/USDF Year-End awards. Scores from Intermediate A and Intermediate B tests will not be applied towards any 2014 Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards.

For more information about our year-end awards, visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online. To check awards standings, go to our preliminary/final awards standings page.

Adequan®/USDF Vintage Cup Awards
Designed to recognize riders age 50 and older, this award category considers horse and rider pairs for each level (Training through Grand Prix). Please notify USDF if you would like to be declared for the USDF Vintage Cup Awards or call 859-971-2277 for more information. Once “declared”, eligibility will be maintained until USDF is otherwise notified. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Adult Amateur Awards
These awards are to recognize adult amateur riders as defined by USEF. Horses and riders are considered pairs for each level (Training through Grand Prix). Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Junior/Young Rider Awards
Designed to recognize juniors and young riders as defined by USEF (status determined on September 30 of the award year), these awards recognize horses and riders as a pair for each level, Training through Grand Prix. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year
Designed to recognize horses that have exemplary scores throughout a competition year in dressage sport horse breeding classes, these awards are presented in the following categories: fillies of current calendar year, colts/geldings of current calendar year, yearling fillies, yearling colts/geldings, two-year-old fillies, two-year-old colts/geldings, three-year-old fillies, three-year-old colts/geldings, four-year-old and older maiden and yeld mares, four-year-old and older broodmares, and four-year-old or older stallions. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Dressage Horse of the Year
USDF’s most prestigious honor, the dressage horse of the year awards recognize horses that achieved high scores throughout the competition year at each level, Training through Grand Prix. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Materiale Horse of the Year
These awards were implemented to recognize horses’ outstanding achievement in materiale classes throughout the year. Awards are presented in the following categories: three-year-old fillies, three-year-old colts and geldings, four- and five-year-old mares, and four- and five-year-old stallions and geldings. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Musical Freestyle Awards
Awarded to horses who have achieved the required freestyle scores. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Musical Freestyle Challenge
Awarded to horses who have achieved the required freestyle and non-freestyle scores in a competition year. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF USEF Four-Year-Old Awards
Designed to recognize four-year-olds competing in dressage, these awards are given annually. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF FEI Five-Year-Old Awards
Designed to recognize five-year-olds competing in dressage, these awards are given annually. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF FEI Six-Year-Old Awards
Designed to recognize six-year-olds competing in dressage, these awards are given annually. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Breeder of the Year Awards
Designed to recognize USDF breeders, these awards are presented to breeders of horses ranked in the Adequan/USDF Dressage Horse of the Year. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

Adequan®/USDF Breeder of the Year – Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Awards
Designed to recognize breeders of dressage sport horses, these awards are given to breeders of horses who have achieved DSHB HOY awards. Visit the USDF Competitor and Member Guide online for more information.

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