USPRE Recognized by United States Dressage Federation for All Breeds Program
This month, USPRE was recognized by the USDF as the representative organization for the PRE Horse. This was confirmed by a notice to the USDF from ANCCE that USPRE is the only American organization representing the Spanish Stud Book. The USDF All Breeds Program encourages dressage competition within individual breed registries, as well as participation in USDF Sport Horse Breed competitions, and gives an annual series of awards in a number of categories. Winners of these awards are invited to attend the annual USDF meeting and awards ceremony in December and represent their various breed organizations. Please read the following information carefully. We encourage all potential and current PRE dressage riders and breeders to follow the below directions and add their horse to the USPRE All Breeds Program.
Note: For more information, please contact Kelly Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDF ALL BREEDS PROGRAM
Designed to recognize outstanding breeds competing in dressage sport horse breeding, these awards are awarded to the top performing horses in all levels of DSHB based on breed.
- A horse must be declared with USDF for a participating organization (PO) by September 30 of the award year, in order to participate in the all-breeds award program.
- Horse and owner must meet all requirements of the PO.
- All rules pertaining to the DSHB HOY division must be fulfilled.
- For competition purposes, the age of a horse is considered to be one year old on the first day of January following the actual date of foaling.
- Age/sex eligibility is determined as follows:
- Fillies and colts three years of age and under may show only in dressage sport horse prospects classes/categories.
- Mares and stallions age four and over may show only in breeding stock classes/categories.
- Geldings of any age may not show in breeding stock classes/categories. Geldings age three and under may show only in sport horse classes/categories.
- Minimum of three scores:
- From at least two different judges
- From three different USDF-recognized/USEF-licensed competitions
- Median score of 65 percent or higher to qualify
- Horse must have a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR) when scores are earned.
- Owner must:
- Have a USDF Participating Membership (PM) or Business Membership (BM) when scores are earned
- Verify eligibility with PO
- Verify that an all-breeds declaration has been made by accessing the USDF score check or owner’s portfolio
- There is no membership requirement for the handler.
- Memberships and horse registrations begin when all application forms and fees are received by USDF. If joining USDF (including changing membership to participating status) or registering a horse at a competition, membership and registration begins the date of application. This date must be in accordance with USDF/USEF dressage division rules.
- If a horse does not have an existing all-breeds declaration, the owner must make a declaration by September 30 of the award year. Once an all-breeds declaration has been made, it cannot be changed. Horses are eligible for all-breeds awards based on the registry into which the foal is first registered. If the horse is eligible for multiple registrations and not previously recorded with USDF, the owner must make a choice of registry for the purpose of USDF all-breeds awards only. If there is no all-breeds PO for a horse’s breed, the owner may declare for one that is participating before September 30 of the award year.
- Owners of foals who have not yet received pedigree papers from their association may submit, prior to September 30 of the award year, a letter from the association stating that the foal is eligible for the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards from that association.
- Each score will be recorded only once.
- All eligible scores are recorded, however, only the top two scores from each individual judge will count towards the median score calculation.
- The median score is the score exactly between the highest and lowest scores.
- Scores must be from the same age/sex category.
- Scores must be from Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championships Series Finals (USDFBC) score sheets (which are appropriate to each judging category) and that are current at the time of competition and earned at USDF-recognized/USEF-licensed competitions.
- Scores must be from open in-hand, USDFBC in-hand classes, and applicable breed-only and individual breed classes (IBC’s). Therefore, scores from other championship, amateur or junior handler, group, or under saddle classes will not be considered.
- An open DSHB class is defined as any class which is open to all horses within the specified age and sex group. There are no restrictions based on breed, size, previous performance, qualifications, residence, or membership of owner, breeder, or handler.
- A USEF DSHB judge or DSHB guest-carded judge must officiate.
- Only the final adjusted percentage score (after callbacks) for each class will be counted.
- Some USDF All-Breeds Participating Organizations (POs) do not give awards in the DSHB division. It is the responsibility of the owner to verify if their PO does award the DSHB division.
- Given sufficient horses that have met the minimum award qualifications, POs must award first place in each of the age/sex levels, and may award up to five places per age/sex level (colt/gelding, mare, or stallion) and give other prizes at their discretion.
- Categories which may be awarded:
- Fillies of current calendar year
- Colts/geldings of current calendar year
- Yearling fillies
- Yearling colts/geldings
- Two-year-old fillies
- Two-year-old colts/geldings
- Three-year-old fillies
- Three-year-old colts/geldings
- Four-year-old and older maiden mares and yeld mares (mares without foals)
- Four-year-old and older broodmares with or in foal as of January 1 of competition year (mare only to be judged)
- Four-year-old and older stallions
- All materiale categories
- Participating pony registries and registries with pony divisions may offer pony awards in the above categories.
- For those POs that have selected DSHB as an optional level, USDF will award the first and second place winner of each age/sex level a custom cast medal, assuming sufficient horses have met the eligibility minimum median.
- An award certificate will be presented to each winner determined by their PO