Score Passport

UDS Score Passports are available at UDS functions, in the Omnibus, here on the UDS website or upon request.

To request a UDS Score Passport, download now or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: UDS, P.O. Box 562, Draper, UT 84020.

Lease Registration for Awards

The UDS accepts the USEF rule (GR1108) for recognizing ownership of a leased horse/pony for UDS competition awards.

A copy of the certified lease agreement sent to the USEF will serve as documentation to register the lessee as owner of the horse/pony for UDS awards.

Additional Awards Information

For additional information about UDS awards, or to verify qualifying scores, contact the Awards Tabulator.

Show managers should send copies of show results to the Awards Tabulator.

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Award Rules

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Rule Changes for 2010

The UDS has retired the horse and rider registration requirement. For 2010 and beyond, scores from UDS recognized shows will be tabulated for all horses who are owned and ridden by current UDS members at the time the scores are earned.

This change was designed to streamline the tabulation process and avoid missing scores. It does mean the the RIDER and OWNER must be current UDS members AT THE TIME THE SCORES ARE EARNED.

Your HORSE must have a USDF number: either a lifetime registration number or a USDF Horse ID. Register your horse with the USDF on the USDF website.

Rule changes are bold and underlined in the text below.
Removed text is shown in strikethrough.

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Awards

All members may earn UDS Awards. UDS records the scores members earn at UDS-recognized shows during the current show season. However, UDS recommends competitors keep their own show records, and that competitors compare their recorded scores with those posted in the UDS newsletter or on the UDS website. UDS provides a UDS score passport to assist competitors in recording their own scores.

Awards: General Rules

  1. The UDS Award year begins December 1st and ends the following November 30th.
  2. All UDS members may ear UDS Awards
  3. Only scores earned at UDS-recognized shows shall count toward Year-End Awards and Equine Achievement Awards. Scores will be accepted from USDF and FEI recognized classes with the exception of quadrille, pas de deux, the FEI Young Rider Individual Test, the Young Rider Grand Prix Test and breed-restricted classes. 
  4. The UDS will recognize scores earned by UDS members from the USDF regional championships and open show at which they compete in the current UDS award year.  
  5. UDS records the scores members earn at UDS-recognized shows during the current show season.  However,
    1. UDS recommends competitors keep their own show records.
    2. Competitors should compare their recorded scores with those posted in the UDS newsletter and on the UDS website.
    3. Contact the Awards Tabulator to confirm or contest scores.  A copy of the contested test may be required.
  6. UDS members will be given a final opportunity to confirm or contest scores at the end of the UDS Award year. 
  7. UDS Provides a UDS Score Passport to assist competitors in recording their own scores.
    1. UDS Score Passports are available at all UDS functions, in the Omnibus, on the UDS website or upon request.
    2. To request a UDS Score Passport, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  UDS, P.O. Box 562, Draper, UT  84020, or request fro the Awards Tabulator.
  8. Lease Registration for Awards
    1. The UDS accepts the USDF rule (GR1108) for recognizing ownership of a leased horse/pony for UDS competition awards.
    2. A copy of the certified lease agreement sent to the USEF will serve as documentation to register the lessee as owner of the horse/pony for UDS awards.
  9. Additional Awards Information
    1. For additional information about UDS awards, or to verify qualifying scores, contact the Awards Tabulator.
    2. Show managers will send copies of show results to the Awards Tabulator.

Year-end Awards Rules 2010

  1. Year-end Awards shall be awarded to the same horse-and-rider combination.
  2. Both the horse’s owner and the horse’s rider must be members of UDS at the time the score is earned to qualify for Year-end Awards.
  3. To qualify for Year-end Awards, the horse-and-rider combination must meet the following criteria: be registered with UDS.
  4.   There is no charge for registration with UDS.
  5.   A registration form is available on the UDS website, in the Omnibus or from the Awards Tabulator.
  6.   Submit registration forms to the Director of Membership.
  7. The UDS website has a current list of members and registered horse-and-rider combinations.
    1. The rider must be a member of the UDS, having a USDF GMO membership number. R/A 12-2009
    2. The owner must be a member of the UDS, having a USDF GMO membership number. R/A 12-2009
    3. The horse must have a USDF Horse identification (HID) or Lifetime Horse Registration number (LHR). R/A 12-2009
  8. Year-end Awards shall be awarded for the following levels: Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Prix St. Georges, Intermediare I, Intermediare II, Grand Prix, Freestyle, Pas de deux and Quadrille.
  9. Freestyle, Pas de deux, and Quadrille scores may not be used to qualify for UDS year-end awards at a given level, but are eligible for UDS Freestyle, Pas de deux and Quadrille Year-end Awards.
  10. For Training Level through Grand Prix, Freestyle, Pas de deux and Quadrille UDS will present Year-end Awards for Junior, Adult Amateur, and Open Divisions.
    1. For training through Fourth Levels, the Year-end Award shall be based upon the average of the top five scores from three different shows or judges
    2. For FEI levels, Freestyle, Pas de deux and Quadrille, the Year-end Awards shall be based upon the average of the top three scores from three different shows or judges.
  11. Year-end Award scores must be earned during a single year.
  12. Except for Grand Prix, Freestyle, Pas de deux and Quadrille, any horse-and-rider combination that wins a first place Year-end Award may not again qualify for a Year-end Award for the same level and division.
  13. UDS will present Year-end Awards at the Annual UDS Awards Banquet.
  14. UDS will not accept correction either to the year-end award results or award standings after December 31st each year. 
  15. To be eligible for the Adult Amateur (AA) Award, competitors must have a USEF card and their AA status must be posted on the USDF website. Individuals are eligible as Juniors until the end of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 18. Individuals are eligible as Young Riders from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 16 until the end of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 21. Competitors shall compete as Adults from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 22. Individuals possessing current amateur certification are only eligible as Adult Amateurs from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach age 22.  Junior, Young Rider and Adult Amateur status must be recorded as such on the UDS membership roster.  An Open division competitor is anyone who is neither a Junior, a Young Rider nor an Adult Amateur.

Equine Achievement Awards

  1. UDS designed this award to spotlight exceptional equine talent.  Equine Achievement Awards are awarded to a particular horse.
  2. In order for a score to count toward the award: both the horse’s owner and the horse’s rider must be UDS members at the time the horse earns the score; and the horse must earn the scores at UDS-recognized shows.
  3. A horse may earn a UDS Equine Achievement Award at each level.  The horse must earn five scores at the given level, and each score must be a minimum of: 65% at Training Level; 64% at First Level; 63% at Second Level; 62% at Third Level; 61% at Fourth Level; and 60% at the FEI Levels.
  4. UDS will not tabulate scores for UDS Equine Achievement Awards.  A horse’s rider or owner must apply to the Awards Tabulator for the award.  The Awards Tabulator shall cross-check UDS score passports against the UDS records as proof of qualifying scores. 
  5. A single horse may be awarded only one UDS Equine Achievement Award at each level; however, a horse may be awarded a UDS Equine Achievement Award at every level.
  6. There is no time limit for earning qualifying scores.  However, because the UDS Equine Achievement Award program began in 2001, only qualifying scores earned during 2001, and later, shall count toward the award.
  7. The horse’s owner will receive, as an award, an engraved plaque for the first UDS Achievement Award the horse earns.  An engraved notation will be added to the plaque for each subsequent UDS Equine Achievement Award the horse earns.

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