CADORA is proud to offer the following awards programs to its members
To apply for this award, competitors must have shown between January 1st and December 1st of the current year.
Only those riders designated as “Juniors” (by Equestrian Canada - legally known as 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.
The horse/rider combination with the highest average of three scores of 60% or higher will receive a cash award of $150. The second highest placing horse/rider combination will be awarded $100, and the third highest placing horse/rider combination will get $50. 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.
Scores from only EC and provincially-sanctioned competitions will be accepted, provided they are judged by EC-licensed and/or FEI dressage judge(s).
When two or more judges are officiating at the same class, the average of their scores will count as one.
Riders are responsible for forwarding 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) r to the Cadora INC Awards Coordinator no later than December 1st of the current year.
At least one of the submitted tests MUST contain a minimum score of "7" for "Rider's correct and effective use of the aids" (Under General Impression").
Random verification of scores may occur.
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.
- 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.
1. The award year includes competitions between January 1 and December 1.
2. Each year is a new award year.
3. Awards are based on scores earned in one level (freestyles not included).
New: Introductory 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: Introductory, Training, First Level, Second Level, Third Level, Fourth Level, FEI Pony, FEI Children, FEI Junior, FEI Young Rider, FEI Advanced and FEI Grand Prix (12 award levels).
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 National Gold(and/or Canadian CDI) and Provincially-sanctioned competitions will be accepted, provided the scored tests are judged by current EC-licensed or FEI dressage judge(s).
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.
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.
- This programme has been designed to help individuals acquire specific judging credentials.
- All individuals accessing this programme must be members in good standing of Cadora Inc. in the year they apply for funding.
- A member “in good standing” is one who has joined CADORA Inc no later than July 1st of the current year.
- 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.
- Only officially-sanctioned dressage judges’ clinics, run under the auspices of either EC or USEF, can be used.
- 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.
- 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.
- Funding is not to be used to pay for any personal costs such as long distance telephone calls, spirits, dry-cleaning, entertainment, etc.
- All expenditures must be supported by receipts prior to funding being distributed. Ground travel expenses will be calculated at the rate of .30/kilometer.
- 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.
- There is no limit to the number of times a candidate judge applying for upgrading can request funding via this programme.
- The maximum amount of funding per person per calendar year is $250.00.
- Depending upon the availability of same, additional funding may be allotted.
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.
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.