Thursday, August 13, 2015

End of Year Awards

Since I started on my dressage journey, I've been a member of a local Indiana dressage GMO. Not only was IDS a great way to join USDF, but it is also an active group with plenty of opportunities for riders, especially when it comes to awards.

When I first looked into joining IDS, I didn't look very closely their award listing. At the end of the year, I was very surprised to get a huge white ribbon in the mail and a congratulations in placing fourth in their Training Level Adult Amateur division for the year. 
Good Pig!
A year later, and I had a sixth place ribbon for First Level Adult Amateur to hang on the wall.

This year, I want a ribbon for Second Level. To qualify, I need to have a minimum of 6 scores, with a median score above 55%. Right now, I'm at 4 scores. I have some plans in the works to get the remainder of my scores and hopefully increase my median score to something fairly competitive. (61% please!)

I'm planning to accumulate 8 scores, to allow myself some room to drop the scores from the show in May. With luck, all of our good work will pay off...

19 comments:

  1. YOU CAN DO EET!!! Obvs. let me know when/where you are showing and I will drive stupidly far away to be your groom :)

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  2. Yay! I love year end awards partially because I rarely if ever win them :) Good luck

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    1. It's rare for us to do really well. I'm hoping for a good ribbon this year, and to go out of IDS and 2nd level with a bang.

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  3. You know me, ALL The Ribbons, ALL DA TIME. GET IT

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    1. And these ribbons are HUGE. You'd die. Literally just die.

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  4. those are some of the loveliest ribbons i've ever seen. fingers crossed to getting another good one this year!

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    1. Dare to hope it's a pretty colored one!

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  5. Yay!!! Those ribbons are amazing!

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  6. Bucket list item=win year end award. I'm trying to make it happen.

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    1. You can do it! My gmo has a "green horse/rider award" that would be perfect for you. Maybe check into something like that.

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  7. Good luck! Wish I could have come to see you get some scores at the end of the month!

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  8. Big satin is always a good idea. Good luck!!

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