The Equiery Awards


Through its awards The Equiery seeks to promote the diversity of horse sports, excellence in equine and equestrian talent and the wealth of venues found within Maryland. The awards are designed to recognize the top amateurs competing in, what may be for many, the highest level in which they will ever compete, as well as recognizing those riders beginning a national career. Some of the awards are also designed to highlight Maryland's plentiful and diverse competition venues. We would like to have a state-wide award in each discipline, and will gladly entertain proposals for disciplines not yet covered.

Equiery Perpetual Dressage Award
This award is an annual year-end award for the high point Maryland-resident amateur rider at Third Level or above, with a minimum score of 50%, who has shown in at least half of the Maryland located or PVDA sponsored U.S. Equestrian Federation/U.S. Dressage Federation recognized shows. A rider may only win this award once.
The winner of this award will:
• be featured on the cover of The Equiery’s annual dressage issue;
• have a brief feature article appear in the issue which will then be archived on equiery.com with a link to pvda.com;
• receive a “keeper” trophy and cooler;
• have his or her name included on the perpetual trophy.

Equiery Perpetual Hunter Award
To be presented to the highest ranking junior or amateur in a Maryland-resident division of the Maryland Horse Shows Association, who is also a current Maryland-resident and member of the Maryland Horse Shows Association. A rider may only win this award once.
The winner of this award will:
• be featured on the cover of The Equiery’s annual hunter/jumper issue;
• have a brief feature article appear in the issue which will then be archived on equiery.com with a link to mdhsa.org;
• receive a “keeper” trophy and cooler;
• have his or her name included on perpetual trophy.

Equiery Perpetual Hunt Club Challenge Cup
Presented to the Maryland hunt club which wins the annual Maryland Steeplechase Association’s Governor’s Cup Hunt Club Relay Race Series.
The winning hunt club will have one year possession of the Hunt Club Challenge Trophy.

Equiery Perpetual Eventing Award
To be presented to the the Maryland-resident and Maryland Combined Training Association member horse/rider combination, which earns the most points in Training Level divisions at Maryland events that are recognized by the U.S. Eventing Association. The Maryland resident must compete in at least six of Maryland’s 15 USEA-recognized events on the same horse; the six recognized events must be at three or more different venues in Maryland. A rider may only win this award once.
The winner of this award will:
• be featured on the cover of The Equiery’s annual eventing issue;
• have a brief feature article appear in the issue which will then be archived on equiery.com with a link to mdcta.org;
• receive a “keeper” trophy and cooler;
• have his or her name included on perpetual trophy.

Equiery Perpetual Western Award
To be presented to the top-placing Maryland-owned horse/Maryland rider combination at the Black-Eyed Susan Show. Must be a Maryland State Quarter Horse Association member. The rider may receive this award only once.
The winner of this award will:
• receive a “keeper” trophy and cooler;
• have his or her name included on a perpetual trophy;
• have a brief feature article appear in the The Equiery’s annual Western issue which will then be archived on equiery.com.

Equiery Intercollegiate Award
Given to the highest ranked Maryland college in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team at the end of the school year.
The winning college will be featured in the junior/young rider issue of The Equiery. Team members will receive “keeper” trophies and the college's name will appear on the Intercollegiate Trophy. The article will be archived on equiery.com with links to their college equestrian program.

 

 

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