2014 USDF Awards Gala

Our Members made a bit of a showing this year at the 2014 USDF Awards Gala in Cambridge, MA.

– Alexis Tozour received her USDF Gold Medal & USDF Silver Freestyle Bar

– Eileen Keller & Dezdemona received a Reserve Champion USDF All Breeds Medal for the American Warmblood Society, in Training Level for Adult Amateurs

– Sharon Lutgen earned her USDF Bronze Medal & also received Champion USDF All Breeds Medal for Adult Amateur at Second Level for the Danish Warmblood Society

– Cara Tozour accepted a Champion USDF All Breeds Medal for Alexis Tozour & Baltic Rose’s performance at 4th Level Open & a Reserve Champion USDF All Breeds Medal at the 4th Level Musical Freestyle as well

Member of the Year Award

Each year one individual is selected for this prestigious award.

They need not be a rider.

Qualities considered for this award:

• Contribution of time & energy to the club

• Diplomacy

• Enthusiasm

If you have someone you would like to nominate for this award, please email Chris Shallcross, wildkingdom480@comcast.net, the name of the nominee and the reason you feel they should be considered for the award!

High Score Thoroughbred Award

The High Score Thoroughbred Award is for the thoroughbred horse with the highest average score for the current show year. Shows that apply are USDF/USEF recognized & SGSDS Sanctioned. This award is for the horse, so any combination of scores from any riders for the current competition year apply. Horse owners must be SGSDS members in good standing in order to apply for this award. Please send submissions to the Awards Chair: Chris Shallcross, wildkingdom480@comcast.net

Please provide test copies, and an organized list containing:

  • date of show
  • name of show
  • rider & horse pair
  • test ridden
  • score

**New Deadline: December 26, 2014**

The Little Trudy Change AA Perpetual Trophy

The Little Trudy Chang award will be presented annually at the SGSDS Awards Dinner to an adult amateur member of SGSDS in good standing. This award will not be based on scores only. It will be presented to the AA member who has demonstrated dedication to the sport of dressage as well as sportsmanship.

To be eligible please submit no more than a one page document summarizing the following:
· Your goals and accomplishments for the show season (can include scores)
· Any setbacks and how they were overcome
· Future goals
· About your horse (age, breed, career etc.)
· About your riding career
· Sportsmanship examples

Please send your submissions to Cara Tozour, via email at jrtnt@aol.com

(deadline Dec. 15th, 2014)