Awards

  • Competition
  • Service
  • Special
  • Scholarships

Competition

The Awards program is very popular with DSDCTA members and is celebrated with a luncheon and presentation ceremony at the end of the show season. The competition year begins on October 1st and ends on September 30th. Only shows occurring during the competition year will be included for purposes of the Awards Program. Before you show, you may want to refresh your understanding of the program rules in the current Policies and Procedures.

Contact information for Awards Chairperson:
2017 Awards Chairperson
Sherri Mallory
1330 Country Club Dr
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
850.747.8131

2018 Awards Chairperson
Andrea Martin
3022 Hwy 602
Laurel Hill, FL 32567
334-701-3008
Email

2017 Awards Banquet – Evening of Jan 13th, at Divine Events, Madison, FL with guest speaker Paul Belasik

Although DSDCTA employs best practices to ensure that the scores are recorded correctly and calculations are accurate on the website and elsewhere, DSDCTA assumes no liability to anyone for any errors, omissions or changes.

Recognized Show Scores Schooling Show Scores

Service

The DSDCTA is a volunteer organization. Volunteerism is an important aspect of the social component of our organization. Many members find it enjoyable and rewarding to spend a few hours volunteering among like-minded equestrian enthusiasts at horse shows and horse trials.

DSDCTA Senior Volunteer of the Year Award – This award will be presented to the member who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer effort. Nominees must be submitted to the DSDCTA Board of Directors, in writing, by the end of the DSDCTA Awards Year.

DSDCTA Junior Volunteer of the Year Award – This award will be presented to the JR member who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer effort. Nominees must be submitted, in writing, to the DSDCTA Board of Directors by the end of the DSDCTA Awards Year.

Special

Elaine Williams Memorial Trophy

The Elaine Williams Memorial Trophy is presented to the Training Level rider who has the three (3) highest scores (averaged) received at a DSDCTA sponsored show.

The Debbie Lillibridge Award

The Debbie Lillibridge Award is be presented to a Junior (21 years of age and under) combined training rider who has shown the greatest improvement over the course of the year.

Barbara M. Petti Heart & Spirit Award

Each year a member of the DSDCTA who exemplifies the mission of the DSDCTA in their daily lives and distinguishes themselves by their actions is recognized by the Board of Directors through the Barbara M. Petti Heart and Spirit Award. Their achievements extend beyond the competition arena to DSDCTA service, community service, and service to others.

Scholarships

Adult Amateur Scholarship Program

The DSDCTA scholarship program for adult amateur riders is for members who are working to sharpen their equestrian skills. The objective of the grant is to enable the adult amateur rider to set aside time to take some concentrated instruction away from the requirements of job and family.

The program looks for thinking riders, with strong volunteer backgrounds, who want to work on their riding in a situation that is normally unavailable to them because of other financial obligations. Grants of up to $150 will be offered. The number of grants to be provided each year will be based on availability of funds and eligibility of applicants, and ultimately the decision of the DSDCTA Board of Directors.

The grant amount will be up to $150, and will be sent directly by DSDCTA to the trainer with whom the recipient will be working.

Applications are due no later than December 15th, but may be submitted at any time during the year.

COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS/APPLICATION

Jr/YR Scholarship Program

The DSDCTA scholarship program is for Junior/Young Riders who are working to sharpen their equestrian skills. The objective of the grant is to enable the JR/YR rider to take some concentrated instruction to further or meet specific goals that might not be otherwise financially available.

The program looks for thinking, purposeful young riders who have set specific riding/training goals and have demonstrated a commitment to attaining those goals. Grants of up to $150 will be offered. The number of grants to be provided each year will be based on availability of funds and eligibility of applicants, and ultimately the decision of the DSDCTA Board of Directors.

Applications are due no later than December 15th, but may be submitted at any time during the year.

COMPLETE REQUIREMENTS/APPLICATION