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KWPN-NA Competition Awards Programs

The KWPN of North America offers one of North America’s most expansive competition awards programs for dressage, hunters, and jumpers, and has recently expanded into combined driving and eventing. The KWPN-NA’s competition awards program has two components: individual show awards (presented at participating competitions), and year-end awards.

Individual Show Awards

The KWPN-NA is proud to partner with show managers from across the country to offer high-point or best score awards for KWPN-registered horses competing at shows throughout the year. Best of all, it’s FREE – we supply beautiful ribbons to present at your show, providing an additional incentive for exhibitors to participate. As a competition manager, all you have to do is apply using the easy online form below. And competitors, want to win more ribbons? Encourage your favorite show to apply!

Requirements:

  1. Competitions must be USEF or affiliate-licensed unless otherwise approved by the KWPN-NA office.
  2. Horses must be registered as KWPN and a copy of breed registration papers that say “KWPN” must be provided to show secretary. These papers must, in turn, be available if requested by the KWPN-NA office to verify registration. Horses registered with any registry or studbook other than KWPN are not eligible.
  3. The competition must provide a copy of the results to the KWPN-NA office within ten (10) days, indicating the recipients of the KWPN-NA awards. Photos of the winners are also appreciated and will be shared on social media, providing free publicity for your show! Send your results and photos to drew@kwpn-na.org.

Divisions Offered:

  1. Dressage:
    1. Training/First Levels
    2. Second/Third/Fourth Levels
    3. FEI Levels
  1. Hunters:
    1. Green Hunters
    2. Regular Hunters
  1. Jumpers:
    1. Preliminary
    2. Intermediate
    3. Open
  1. Eventing:
    1. Novice/Training
    2. Preliminary/Intermediate
    3. Advanced/FEI
  1. Combined Driving (CDE’s only):
    1. Preliminary
    2. Intermediate
    3. Intermediate II/Advanced/FEI

Ready to sign up? Use our easy Online Show Application Form HERE!


Shows offering KWPN-NA High Score Awards

March

23 and 24- Poplar Place Horse Trials (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
30 and 31- March Magic Dressage (NC). Contact  Cassidy Sitton
30 and 31- San Diego Chapter Spring Forward (CA). Contact Nina Fricke

April

4-7- Omaha International (NE). Contact Anne Sushko
6 and 7- LEC Prix de Ville (OH). Contact Anne Sushko
6 and 7- Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
6 and 7- Spring Fever Dressage (SC). Contact Amber Lee
10-14- Ocala International Festival of Eventing (FL). Contact JJ Johnson
13 and 14- Williamston Spring Dressage (NC). Contact Janine Malone
14- The Dressage Experience Spring Fling (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
20- SREC/ECRDA Spring Dressage (NJ). Contact Eileen Keller
20 and 21- Poplar Place Spring Dressage Series I and II (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
27 and 28- SNC Spring Dressage (NV). Contact Joan Wright
27 and 28- Prime Time Dressage (NC). Contact  Cassidy Sitton

May

4 and 5- Poplar Place May Horse Trials (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
4 and 5- KCDS at Longview I and II (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
4 and 5-Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park I (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
4 and 5- ODS Spring I and II (OK). Contact Cathy Orban
5- Suddenly Farm Dressage (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
10-12- Dressage in the Sandhills (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
10-12- Dressage at the Meadow (VA). Contact Lowrie Fawley
15- Dressage at Blue Goose (PA). Contact Darcy Miller
18 and 19- Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
18 and 19- ODS Down Centerline I and II (OH). Contact Kathy Rizzoni
18 and 19- Lexington Spring Dressage (VA). Contact Janine Malone
24-26- KDA Spring Warm Up and Dressage (KY). Contact Cathy Fergus-Watson
24-26- ENYDCTA Dressage Days at Stockade I and II (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
25 and 26- Cornhusker Classic I and II (NE). Contact Anne Sushko
25 and 26- Le Bon Temps I and II (LA). Contact Lolly White
25 and 26- MayDay Dressage (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
31 and June 1- Houghton College Spring Dressage I and II (NY). Contact Jo-Anne Young

June

1 and 2- SLADS Summer Festival I and II (MO). Contact Sarah Szachnieski
1 and 2- Poplar Place June Horse Trials (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
1 and 2- Dressage in June (CA). Contact Carol Tice
1 and 2- Dallas Dressage Club Spring I and II (TX). Contact Danielle Criswell
2-Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park II (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
8 and 9- Maffitt Lake Dressage Classic I and II (IA). Contact Anne Sushko
11 and 12- Summer Solstice Dressage (SC). Contact Amber Lee
12- Suddenly Farm Dressage (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
15 and 16- Dressage Derby of Ohio I and II (OH). Contact Anne Sushko
15 and 16- Green Country Dressage Classic I and II (OK). Contact Cathy Orban
15 and 16- Virginia Summer Dressage (VA). Contact Janine Malone
15 and 16- Summertime Blues (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
21-23- Dressage at Stockade Welcome and June Dressage (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
22 and 23- Dressage at Rio I and II (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
22- Stable View Summer Horse Trials (SC). Contact Amber Lee
22- SREC/ECRDA Summer Show (NJ). Contact Eileen Keller
23- Dressage at Red Tail Farm (NJ). Contact Erika Olijslager
23- Dressage at Stanhope (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
26- Dressage at Rhythm and Blues I (PA). Contact Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
30-Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park III (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
30- Dressage at Kirby Hill (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark

July
3- Dressage at Blue Goose II (PA). Contact Darcy Miller
5-7 KDA Summer Classic I and II (KY). Contact Cathy Fergus-Watson
6 and 7-Dressage at the Park (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
10- Suddenly Farm Dressage (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
13 and 14- July Jubilee (CA). Contact Carol Tice
13 and 14- Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
13 and 14- Rise ‘n Shine Dressage (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
14- Dressage at Stanhope (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
16 and 17- Dressage at Red Tail Farm July (NJ). Contact Erika Olijslager
17 and 18- Dressage at Stockade Summer Heat (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
18- Dressage at the Fair (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
20 and 21- KCDS Summer Dressage I and II (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
20 and 21- WNYDA Summer Festival I and II (NY). Contact Jo-Anne Young
27 and 28- Raleigh Summer Dressage I and II (NC). Contact Janine Malone
27 and 28- Two Rivers Dressage Classic I and II (IA). Contact Anne Sushko
28- LIDA Summer Dressage Classic (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark

August

2-4- Dressage at Stockade I and II (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
3- Serenity Park Breeders Classic (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
3- Dressage at Kirby Hill (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
3 and 4- Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials (IA). Contact Ali Hayford
4-Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park IV (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
6 and 7- Dressage at Red Tail Farm August (NJ). Contact Erika Olijslager
9-11- CDS San Diego Chapter Summer Show (CA). Contact Nina Fricke
10 and 11- ODS Down Centerline 3 and 4 (OH). Contact Kathy Rizzoni
10 and 11- Dallas Dressage Club Lemonade Daze I and II (TX). Contact Danielle Criswell
10 and 11-  Early Morning Blues (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock
11-Dressage Experience Fall Festival (NJ). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
14 and 15- Too Hot to Trot (SC). Contact Amber Lee
25- Dressage at Stanhope (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
31 and Sept 1-  Cool Down Dressage (NC). Contact Kay Whitlock

September

6 and 7- Dressage at Stone Tavern I and II (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
7 and 8- Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
7 and 8- Poplar Place Fall Dressage Series I and II (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
14 and 15- Poplar Place September Horse Trials (GA). Contact Launa Desportes
21 and 22- Pinehurst Fall Dressage (NC). Contact  Cassidy Sitton
27-29- Stable View Oktoberfest CIC and Horse Trial (SC). Contact Amber Lee

October

5 and 6- Dressage at Stockade Autumn (NY). Contact Darian Quinn
5- Dressage at Kirby Hill (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
12 and 13- Fall Dressage at Rio (MO). Contact Nina Fricke
13- LIDA Fall Dressage Classic (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark
19- Dressage at Bucks County Horse Park V (NJ). Contact Jennifer Bateman
20- Dressage at Stanhope (NY). Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark

November

9 and 10- Dressage at Circle G (TN). Contact Kimber Goodman
16 and 17- Deluna Dressage Show I and II (FL). Contact Tashina Heiser

December

7 and 8- Holiday on Horse (SC). Contact Kay Whitlock


 

Year-End Competition Awards

Each year, the KWPN-NA is proud to recognize achievement by KWPN-registered horses in the competition arena in partnership with the USEF, USDF, and USEA. As an owner/rider/driver, here’s what you need to know to be eligible:

DRESSAGE

To recognize accomplishments by KWPN horses in the dressage arena, the KWPN-NA participates in the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) All Breeds Program. To be eligible for the USDF All Breeds Program, the owner has to be a current member of the KWPN-NA. Additionally, the horse competing for the award must be in the owner’s name with the KWPN-NA (not just with USDF/USEF). If the owner and the rider are different people, the rider does not have to become a member of the KWPN-NA to make the horse eligible. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one owner has to be a current member. Awards are determined at the end of the USDF competition year (end of October). Champion and Reserve Champion will be mailed and awards (Champion through fifth place) will be mentioned in the next Stallion Directory and Handbook. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org.  Please note that these are just the requirements for KWPN-NA, and in addition, competitors must meet all eligibility criteria for the USDF. To learn more, please contact cbrown@usdf.org or visit the USDF website www.usdf.org for more information.

 

HUNTERS/JUMPERS

To recognize accomplishments by KWPN horses in the hunter/jumper rings, the KWPN-NA participates in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year (HOTY) Program. To compete for the jumper breed awards via USEF, the owner has to be a current member of the KWPN-NA. Additionally, the horse competing for the award must be in the owner’s name with the KWPN-NA (not just with USEF). If the owner and the rider are different people, the rider does not have to become a member of the KWPN-NA to make the horse eligible. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one owner has to be a current member. Awards are determined at the end of the USEF competition year (end of November). Good and Bad USEF points will count towards the year-end award. Champion and Reserve Champion will be mailed and awards (Champion through fifth place) will be mentioned in the next Stallion Directory and Handbook. Please note that these are just the requirements for KWPN-NA, and in addition, competitors must meet all eligibility criteria for the USEF. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org, and to learn more about the USEF HOTY program, visit www.usef.org.

 

EVENTING

To recognize accomplishments by KWPN horses in eventing, the KWPN-NA has partnered with the United States Eventing Association (USEA). To be eligible, the owner has to be a current member of the KWPN-NA. Additionally, the horse competing for the award must be in the owner’s name with the KWPN-NA (not just with USEA). If the owner and the rider are different people, the rider does not have to become a member of the KWPN-NA to make the horse eligible. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one owner has to be a current member. Awards are determined at the end of the USEA competition year and will be determined according to USEA rankings. Champion and Reserve Champion will be mailed and awards (Champion through fifth place) will be mentioned in the next Stallion Directory and Handbook. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org.  Please note that these are just the requirements for KWPN-NA, and in addition, competitors must meet all eligibility criteria to compete in USEA competitions. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org, and to learn more about USEA competitions, visit www.useventing.com.

 

COMBINED DRIVING

To recognize accomplishments by KWPN horses in combined driving, the KWPN-NA participates in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horse of the Year (HOTY) Program. To compete for the combined driving breed awards via USEF, the owner has to be a current member of the KWPN-NA. Additionally, the horse competing for the award must be in the owner’s name with the KWPN-NA (not just with USEF). If the owner and the rider are different people, the rider does not have to become a member of the KWPN-NA to make the horse eligible. If the horse is owned by more than one person, only one owner has to be a current member. Awards are determined at the end of the USEF competition year (end of November) will be determined according to USEF HOTY rankings. Champion and Reserve Champion will be mailed and awards (Champion through fifth place) will be mentioned in the next Stallion Directory and Handbook. Please note that these are just the requirements for KWPN-NA, and in addition, competitors must meet all eligibility criteria for the USEF. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact drew@kwpn-na.org, and to learn more about the USEF HOTY program, visit www.usef.org.