Central New York Dressage & Combined Training Association

Promoting Dressage and Eventing as art and sport through competitions, clinics, and educational activities

The CNYD&CTA Year-End Awards program is designed to encourage CNYD&CTA members to expand their knowledge and improve their skills by recognizing their achievements during the current year. Awards through 6th place are presented at the annual Year-End Banquet.

Kaye Osborne Legacy Grant


Established by Central New York Dressage & Combined Training Association in memory of long-time CNYD&CTA Member, fellow equestrian, and friend, Kaye Osborne, to encourage a deserving CNYD&CTA Jr/YR member to further their equine education. In the spirit of Kaye’s passion for horses and commitment to teaching, this annual gift shall be awarded to a member who expresses an interest in learning more about horses and/or riding. The grant can be applied to instruction of the recipient’s choice. Recipient selected by CNYD&CTA Board of Directors.



Dressage Recognized Show Year-End Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Training through Grand Prix including Western Dressage.
  • Two minimum scores of 60.00% are necessary for submission at any level. One score must be from the highest test at that level, the other score may be from any test in the same level.
  • Each score submitted must be from a different USEF/FEI licensed judge.
  • Both scores must be obtained at USEF/USDF Recognized shows during the current year.
  • Winners will be determined by the average of the two highest scores from two tests at that level.
  • Scores may be from the same show as long as from different judges.
  • Awards will be given to Jr/YRs, AA, and Open.

Recognized Horse Trials Year-End Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Beginner Novice through Advanced in three phase competitions
  • Awards will be based on results from two USEA Recognized horse trials. All three phases must be completed at each competition.
  • Winners will be determined by the average of two (2) penalty point scores at the same level.
  • Scores submitted must be from different USEF/FEI licensed judges.

Masters’ Dressage Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Training through Fourth Level and all Western Dressage.
  • Offered to riders 60 years of age or older.
  • Riders must submit two scores of 60.000% or higher at the same level.
  • Each score submitted must be from a different USDF “L” Graduate or /FEI licensed judge.
  • Scores may be submitted at any level of the current tests with one score at the highest level.
  • Scores may be submitted from any CNYD&CTA Schooling and/or USEF/USDF Recognized Dressage shows.
  • This award may be given to multiple club members each year.
  • Each member may only win this award once per level.
  • Scores need not be earned on the same horse but must be earned in the current competition year.

CNYD&CTA Dressage Musical Freestyle, Pas de Deux & Quadrille Year-End Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Training though Fourth Level and all Western Dressage.
  • Awards will be given to the member(s) with the highest percentage Freestyle test in the current year.
  • Two minimum scores of 60.00% are necessary for submission at any level.
  • Scores may be obtained at CNYD&CTA Schooling Shows or USEF/USDF Recognized Dressage shows.

Schooling Horse Trials Year-End Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Intro through Advanced in three phase competitions.
  • Awards will be based on results from two unrecognized horse trials. All three phases must be completed at the competitions.
  • Winners will be determined by the average of the two (2) penalty point scores at that level.
  • Scored submitted must be from different USDF “L” Graduate or USEF/FEI Licensed judges.

General Requirements for all Rider Achievement Awards

  • Scores may be earned in any year, but before October 1 of the current year.
  • Rider must not have won an Achievement Award at this level previously.
  • Rider must be a member in good standing at the time the scores are earned.
  • Rider may only receive one award per year at the level for which they qualify.
  • The Rider Achievement Award Reporting Form must be submitted by October 1 of current year.

Dressage Rider Achievement Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Training through Grand Prix including Western Dressage.
  • Four scores of 60.000% or higher earned at USEF/USDF Recognized competitions.
  • One score MUST be from the highest test in that level.
  • A minimum of two scores must be submitted from two different competitions and by two different judges.
  • Scores need not be earned on the same horse.

Eventing Rider Achievement Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Beginner Novice through Advanced in three phase competitions.
  • Four scores of 40 penalty points or less must be earned at USEA sanctioned events with all 3 phases completed and with no cross-country jumping penalties.
  • Member must place no less than 6th place in at least one of the USEA sanctioned events.
  • Scores need not be earned on the same horse.

CNYD&CTA Member of the Year


The Member of the Year Award recognizes a current CNYD&CTA member who, through cumulative and consistent volunteering, has demonstrated exceptional commitment, representation and promotion of CNYD&CTA and CNYD&CTA's mission. Members may nominate fellow members to receive this award.



CNYD&CTA Junior/Young Rider Year-End Programs

  • Junior/Young Rider Scholarship Program, Due: September 20
  • Junior/Young Rider Rising Star Program, Application Deadline: May 12 *NEW FOR 2019*
The Dressage Foundation: The Century Club


The Century Club recognizes North American Dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more. Horse and rider perform a test of any level, at a show (schooling or recognized) or event, and are scored by a Dressage judge or professional. Western Dressage riders are welcome to join the Century Club. Century Club rides can be organized at any of the CNYD&CTA shows by contacting CNYD&CTA President Arynn Agan.


General Requirements for CNYD&CTA Awards

  • The award year runs from October 1 of the prior year through September 30 of the current year.
  • For official year-end results or award standings, no corrections will be accepted after 5:00 pm EST on October 1st of the award year.
  • Riders must be a member in good standing at the time the scores are earned.
  • Horse and rider combinations must be the same (except for Masters’ and Achievement Awards).
  • Awards are based on the average of scores and are given to Jr/YRs, Adult Amateurs, and Open at each level for Recognized and schooling shows. Horse and rider may only receive one award per year at the highest level for which they qualify.
  • The Year-End Award Reporting Form and Rider Achievement Award Reporting Form must be submitted by October 1st of the current year to the Awards Coordinator. Eventers must submit copies of your dressage tests with proof of score of the CT or HT portions of the competitions. (Photo of the scoreboard or a screen shot from the results on the website will suffice.)
  • As of 2017, to be considered for any Year-End Awards, riders must complete 10 volunteer hours within the aforementioned year and submit the Volunteer Hours Reporting Form along with their Awards Reporting Forms to the Awards Coordinator, Amy Schmidt at 6935 Sevier Road, Jamesville, NY 13078.
  • Submitting scores and required documentation are the member’s responsibilities. Incomplete submissions will not be processed.

Schooling Combined Test Year-End Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Intro through Advanced in two phase competitions.
  • Awards will be based upon results from two combined tests which must include a Dressage test and a jumping effort, i.e. Stadium, Cross Country or “Derby.”
  • Each Dressage level and jump height must be from the same level listed abov
  • Each Dressage score must be from a different USDF “L” Graduate or USEF/FEI licensed judge.
  • Winners are determined based on the average of the two (2) lowest penalty scores at that level.

Masters’ Eventing Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Intro through Advanced at three phase competitions.
  • Offered to riders 60 years of age or older.
  • Riders must submit two scores of 40.00 or lower at the same level.
  • Each score submitted must be from a different USEF licensed judge.
  • Scores must be submitted from fully completed schooling and/or recognized horse trials.
  • This award may be given to multiple club members each year.
  • Each member may only win this award once at each level.
  • Scores need not be earned on the same horse but must be earned in the current competition year.

Dressage Schooling Show Year-End Awards

  • May be earned at the following levels: Introductory through Fourth Level including Western Dressage.
  • A minimum of two scores of 60.00% are necessary for submission at any level.
  • One score must be from the highest test at that level; the other score may be from any test in that level.
  • Each score submitted must be from a different USDF “L” Graduate or USEF/FEI Licensed judge.
  • Qualifying scores must come from one of the following shows: Tanglewood Riding Center Dressage Schooling Show, CNYD&CTA Spring Opener Dressage Show, CNYD&CTA Informal Dressage Show, NYS Fair Dressage Show, Gilbertsville Horse Shows, Carriage House Shows, or CNYD&CTA Fall Wrap-up Dressage Show.
  • Winners will be determined by the average of the two highest scores from two tests at that level.
    Scores cannot be from the same show, even if there were two judges.
  • Awards will be given to Jr/YRs, AA, and Open.