The Blue Ribbon Program is a stepping stone to achieving the Eventing Medals and then heading to the top of the leaderboard. The USEA will post the names of Blue Ribbon qualified horses and riders on the awards section of the USEA website on a monthly basis. Award certificates will be sent out quarterly to each rider who achieves the appropriate qualifications.
To qualify for the Blue Ribbon Award, which is available at the Beginner Novice through Advanced levels, a horse and rider combination must place first through third at three events in the same level in the same competition year. Qualifications are determined by standard placings, not amateur placings. In addition, both the horse and rider must have an active USEA membership at the time of their competitions.
The Certificate of Horse & Rider Achievement is an opportunity to award and recognize our Beginner Novice members for successfully completing events. In order to qualify for the Certificate of Horse & Rider Achievement the horse and rider together must have completed three or more events at the Beginner Novice level during the same competition year. In addition, both the horse and rider must have an active USEA membership at the time of their competitions.
Beginner Novice Horse and Riders who have achieved the next award level, the Blue Ribbon Award, will not receive the Certificate of Horse and Rider Achievement.
The USEA will automatically post the names of qualified horses and riders on the awards section of the USEA website on a weekly basis. Award certificates will also be sent out monthly to each rider who achieves the appropriate qualifications.
The Certificate of Horse and Rider Achievement Award is only for the Beginner Novice level and is based purely on completion of events.
If you have any questions about the Blue Ribbon Program or the Horse & Rider Achievement Certificates please contact Cindy Clingman at [email protected] or (703) 779-9890.