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SWANA's Awards Program
Annual awards will be given in the following divisions:

  • Dressage
  • Jumpers
  • Hunters
  • Eventing

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for an award, horses must be registered with SWANA. Owners must be SWANA members for the year of the award and official owner of record with SWANA. Awards will be given on a yearly basis and announced in SWANA publications.

DRESSAGE
Award year: October 1st through September 30th.
Membership of owner and horse registration with SWANA are required by September 1st of the award year. Awards will be based on results provided by USDF through the All-Breeds Awards program.
Horse must be registered with USDF. Owner must be a member of USDF.
A SWANA Saddle Pad will be awarded to the horses with the highest percentage in the Open divisions (HOY) at each level (Training–Grand Prix).
SWANA will award up to five certificates per level.

DRESSAGE SPORTHORSE BREEDING AWARDS
Awards year: October 1st through September 30.
Membership of owner and horse registration with SWANA are required by September 1st of the award year. Awards will be based on results provided by USDF through the Dressage Sport Horse Breeding (DSHB) Awards.
Horse must be registered with USDF. Owner must be a member of USDF. SWANA will award up to two certificates per level.
Prizes will be determined at a later date.  Check website for changes.

FIVE and SIX YEAR OLD DRESSAGE CHAMPIONS
Award year: October 1st through September 30th
Membership of owner and horse registration with SWANA are required by September 1st of the award year.
Two Awards will be presented.
The top SWB 5-year-old competing at first level or above will be awarded.
The top SWB 6 year old at second level or above will be awarded.
Awards will be based on USDF rankings. Horses must be recorded with USDF and qualify for a USDF award.
If a horse qualifies for a USDF award/ranking at a level higher than the required minimum (e.g. a six year old competing at Third level) that score can count for the young horse award, but there will be no adjustment for scores earned at a higher level than the minimum. If a horse qualifies at 2 levels, the higher score will be counted.
Award: Contact SWANA

JUMPERS
Award year: December 1st through November 30th
Membership of owner and horse registration with SWANA are required by September 1st of the award year.
Horses competing for Jumper awards must be recorded with USEF and must list breed as SWB with USEF.
Jumper awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Adult/Amateur-Children’s
  • Junior-Amateur/Owner
  • Grand Prix Jumpers ($25,000+ classes)

All awards will be based on results provided by USA Equestrian.
Junior-Amateur/Owner and Grand Prix Jumper awards are based on money won.
Children’s-Adult/Amateur awards are based on points accrued in the horse’s home zone. Points accrued outside of the horse’s home zone are not recorded by the AHSA and therefore do not count towards SWANA awards.
Award: Contact SWANA office.

HUNTERS
Award year: December 1st through November 30th.
Membership of owner and horse registration with SWANA are required by September 1st of the award year.
Horses competing for Hunter awards must be recorded with USEF and have breed listed as SWB with USEF.
Awards will be given to the top horse nationally in :

  • Children’s-Adult/Amateur
  • Junior-Amateur/Owner
  • Open Hunters (combining green, conformation, and working hunter divisions)
Award: Contact SWANA office

EVENTING
Award year: December 1st through November 30th.
Membership of owner and horse registration with SWANA are required by September 1st of the award year.
Horses competing for Eventing awards must be recorded with US Eventing Association and USEF. The owner must list breed as SWB on their US Eventing Association and USEF registrations.
Contact SWANA for further information.


Last updated on: 5/17/2010