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NWHA Announces New Awards Program



Press Release from NWHA

The National Walking Horse Association announces the creation of a prestigious gaited Dressage National Awards Program. The NWHA, a United States Equestrian Federation affiliate, has created this nationally recognized annual award program for those horses and riders that show consistency and high achievement in dressage competition throughout the entire show season in the discipline of gaited dressage from Introductory level through Fourth level dressage. Champion and reserve status are awarded at each level.

Eligibility Requirements and Fees

• Owner and Rider must be a current NWHA member in good standing

• Annual signup fee of ($20) per horse/rider combination (per level) (due June 1st) Rules and Regulations:

• All membership and signup fees paid (by June 1st) (per dressage level)

• Each horse/rider combination may sign up for (2) two consecutive levels

• Scores must be earned from USDF “L” Graduate judges, or higher

• Submit (5) five scores from the same level test AND

• Must be from at least (3) three different competitions AND

• Must be from at least (3) three different USDF/USEF dressage judges.

• A horse MUST compete in and finish a ride at the highest test offered for the level.

• At least (1) one of the (5) five tests submitted must be at the highest test of the level. SCORE SHEET SUBMISSION: (submit COPIES of tests only by November 15)

• Mail the score report form with a copy of the cover page from each of the five tests attached to the NWHA Office to the attention: Dressage Award Submission

• Pages must include: Horse and Rider Name, Name and Date(s) of Competition, Judge(s) name, and final score percentage SCORING AND AWARDING OF CHAMPION: Highest median percentage of the top five scoring percentages of the horse/rider combination.

Full details, including nomination application, can be found on the DRESSAGE page at www.nwha.com. For more information please contact Mary Marshall at the NWHA office; 859-252-6942. NWHA, 4059 Iron Works Pkwy., Ste. 4, Lexington, KY 40511.

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