USDF All-Breeds Awards
Designed to recognize the accomplishments of specific breeds in dressage, these awards are presented to horses declared for a participating registry/organization (IALHA) with USDF. While “open” is the standard division and “Training through Grand Prix” are the standard levels for all-breeds recognition, optional division awards can be presented in the following categories: freestyle, adult amateur, junior/young rider, vintage cup, FEI young horse, dressage sport horse breeding or materiale. You must be at least an Associate Member of IALHA when points are awarded and your horse must be IALHA registered.
Specific rules, details and participating horses can be found on the USDF site.
Declared IALHA Horses
USEF HOTY and Champion Awards
The Federation’s award program is one of the oldest nationally recognized multi-breed awards programs in the country. The national awards are celebrated during the USEF Annual Meeting Gala held each January. It is a chance for each member earning the title of national champion to come forth and be recognized by his or her peers.
Many national winners have the additional honor of having their names engraved on one of the many beautiful trophies that are a part of the Federation’s impressive collection. These awards are placed on display at the national headquarters for all visitors to see and admire. Grand champion horses in the USEF Horse of the Year program receive coolers appliquéd with their achievement, as well. Owners of national champions receive “keeper” trophies to add to their home collection. Ribbons are distributed to not only champions, but to those coming in through sixth place in the national, zone, and regional standings.
The Federation salutes the hard work of each of our champions in their respective breed or discipline. From the grassroots to the national level, the USEF is proud to celebrate every award recipient.
IALHA has its own page on the USEF site where you can find the IALHA Rules, Award Guidelines Contacts, Horses, Standings, and more.
IALHA Contact for both USEF Awards and USDF All Breed Awards
14526 Bollinger Road
Rocky Ridge, MD 21778
Phone: (301) 447-6240 Fax: (301) 447-6296