Programs

CADORA is proud to offer the following awards programs to its members:

CADORA Inc. Junior Awards

  1. To apply for this award, competitors must have shown between January 1st and December 31st of the current year.
     
  2. Only those riders designated as “Juniors” (by Equine Canada) are eligible to apply for these awards. [Please see Dressage Rule E 3.4].
     
  3. There will be three “Junior Awards” given annually to the highest, second highest and third highest placing applicants at any of Training, First, Second, Third and Fourth levels, i.e. awards will not be given at each individual level.
     
  4. The horse/rider combination with the highest average of three scores of 60% or higher will receive a cash award of $200. The second highest placing horse/rider combination will be awarded $100., and the third highest placing horse/rider combination will get $75. In case of ties, the award will be divided equally. In addition, stall plaques and certificates (suitable for framing) will be sent to all riders (to tenth place) who submit scores.
     
  5. Scores from only EC Gold competitions will be accepted.
     
  6. When two or more judges are officiating at the same class, the average of their scores will count as one.
     
  7. Riders are responsible for forwarding the relevant test sheets to the Cadora INC Awards Coordinator no later than December 1st of the current year. At least one of the submitted tests MUST contain an “8” for “Rider’s correct and effective use of the aids” (under “General Impression”).
    DOWNLOAD SCORE REPORT FORM
  8. Random verification of scores may occur.
     
  9. All those who submit scores must be members in good standing of Cadora INC (having joined no later than July 1st) in the year they submit their scores.
     
  10. Horses and/or ponies must be owned (or leased) by a member in good standing of Cadora INC in the year that the scores are earned. Proof of ownership must be included with a rider’s application. If the horse and/or pony is owned by more than one person (or stable, farm, consortium, etc), at least one of the principals must be a member of Cadora INC.

CADORA National Awards Programme

2015 CADORA National Award Winners

SCORE REPORT FORM

download score report form *updated July 5, 2017*

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1. The award year includes competitions between January 1 and December 31.

2. Each year is a new award year.

3. Awards are based on scores earned in one level (freestyles not included). New: Training through Second Level: Each horse/rider combination earning three scores of 65% or higher from three different judges in one competition year at one level becomes eligible for an award. Third Level & Up: Each horse/rider combination earning three scores of 62% or higher from three different judges in one competition year at one level becomes eligible for an award.

4. Levels at which awards will be presented are: Training, First Level, Second Level, Third Level, Fourth Level, FEI Pony, FEI Children, FEI Junior, FEI Young Rider, FEI Advanced and FEI Grand Prix (11 award levels). For all FEI divisions, there must be at least one score submitted from each of the two classes comprising the division (E.G. FEI Young Rider, either 2 Team scores and 1 Individual score or 1 Team score and 2 Individual scores.)

5. The horse/rider combination with the highest average of three scores of 65% or higher (Training through Second) or 62% (Third Level & Up) will be awarded a stall plaque and $150.00. The second highest placed horse/rider combination will be awarded $100.00 and a stall plaque, with the third highest placed horse/rider combination being awarded $50.00 and a stall plaque. In case of ties, the cash award will be divided equally. Certificates of recognition will be given to all top 10 horse/rider combinations as submitted.

6. Only scores from EC Gold (and/or Canadian CDI) competitions will be recorded.

7. When two or more judges are scoring, the average of their scores will count as one.

8. Riders are responsible for sending their scores (as well as the name and date of the competition, the province in which the competition was held and the name of the presiding judge) to the current CADORA Inc. Awards Coordinator no later than December 1st of the current year.

9. Random verification of scores may occur.

HORSE/RIDER REQUIREMENTS

1. Riders must be members in good standing of CADORA Inc. in the year that their scores are earned and be members of Cadora Inc. no later than July 1st.

2. Horses and ponies must be owned or leased by a member in good standing of CADORA Inc. in the year that the scores are earned.

3. If the horse is owned or leased by several individuals (e.g. a stable, farm, or corporation, at least one of the principals must be a member in good standing of CADORA Inc. in the year that the scores are earned.


Cadora "Show Us Your Tests" Program

This program is designed to provide you with feedback on your riding progress without the cost of attending a competition. 

Who can participate?

You must be a member of Cadora Inc. – either a full membership through a local group, or directly to Cadora Inc.

What level of dressage test?

This program is available for Equestrian Canada tests from Training to Fourth Level.

Who judges the test(s)?

Tests will be reviewed by a licensed Equestrian Canada / Dressage Canada dressage judge, and returned to you with comments and marks within 2-3 weeks.  All videos and tests will be kept confidential. Scores and comments are the opinion of the judge and are final.

When shooting your video...
  • All videos must be taken from the position of the judge at C.
  • Tests should be ridden on a flat surface with the letters clearly visible on either buckets, walls or fences.
  • If you are riding Training level, you have the option to ride in a 20 x 40m OR 20 x 60m ring.
  • You must indicate on your entry form which test you are riding.
Look your best!

Your attire should be neat and tidy (as should your horse), but you are not required to wear show clothes or braid your horse’s mane. Tack and equipment should fall within EC rules.

How to send your video masterpiece:
  • By YouTube
    - Upload a copy of your video to your own YouTube channel and provide a link and password if you make it a private channel.
    - For instructions on creating a YouTube account, please visit: www.youtube.com
     
  • By Filesharing
    Alternatively, you can send an email link to a cloud server such as:
    - Dropbox.com
    - iCould.com
    - Mailbigfile.com
    - Wetransfer.com
     
  • Once you have your video uploaded, email us the link (and access password if applicable) to videotests@cadora.ca
     

DO NOT SEND THE VIDEO FILE VIA REGULAR EMAIL!

How much does it cost to enter?
  • $35 per test OR $60 for two tests (must be submitted at the same time)
  • There are no refunds under any circumstances. 
Payment Methods

Fees are payable via Paypal.

 


Cadora "Fund a Judge" Program

download application form
download program description

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. This programme has been designed to help individuals acquire specific judging credentials.
  2. All individuals accessing this programme must be members in good standing of Cadora Inc. in the year they apply for funding.
  3. A member “in good standing” is one who has joined Cadora Inc no later than July 1st of the current year.
  4. Those individuals who have applied to move from “r” to “B”, “B” to “M”, or “M” to “S” are invited to apply to Cadora Inc for this assistance.
  5. Only officially-sanctioned dressage judges’ clinics, run under the auspices of either EC/DC or USEF, can be used.
  6. This funding is for judges who have applied to UPGRADE their status and is not available to those judges who are obliged to UPDATE a current status.
  7. The allotted funding may be used to assist in defraying candidate judges’ costs for airfare, ground travel, accommodation, meals, clinic registration fees, etc. i.e. any cost normally associated with attending a clinic. In addition, in the event that more than one clinic is offered in a calendar year, eligible applicants must attend the clinic closest to their residence.
  8. Funding is not to be used to pay for any personal costs such as long distance telephone calls, spirits, dry-cleaning, entertainment, etc.
  9. All expenditures must be supported by receipts prior to funding being distributed. Ground travel expenses will be calculated at the rate of .30/kilometer.
  10. All applications for funding must be forwarded to the President of Cadora Inc. no later than July 1st of the current year. Only the application form on www.cadora.ca is to be used.
  11. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate judge applying for upgrading can request funding via this programme.
  12. The maximum amount of funding per person per calendar year is $250.00.
  13. Depending upon the availability of same, additional funding may be allotted.

CADORA L-Inc Programme

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1. This programme has been initiated to create a link between the Local groups and CADORA Inc.

2. Local and provincial CADORA groups are encouraged to submit applications to CADORA Inc. outlining a proposal for which funding is requested. Applications must be made, in writing, four months ahead so that copies may be sent to the President and members of the Board of Directors of CADORA Inc. for approval.

3. Funding of up to $100. per application will be awarded based on the proposal's projected ability to promote dressage at the local, provincial, or national level.

4. For small CADORA groups, funding will be awarded based on the number of members (e.g. if the local CADORA group has seven members, then a maximum of $70. will be awarded.

5. CADORA groups are encouraged to submit proposals for a broad range of CADORA-sponsored activities (e.g. workshops, seminars, clinics, year-end awards, social gatherings, etc.) Submissions will be assessed by the CADORA Inc. Board of Directors and evaluated for the project's ability to foster and promote dressage in Canada. More than one proposal per group per year is encouraged although funding may not be extended to any or all proposals.

6. The local or provincial CADORA undertakes to ensure that all participants in the proposed activity are members in good standing of CADORA Inc.

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