Awards Program

NWFL offers several awards programs to its members ranging from NWFL Years End Awards Program, USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards, WDAA, and TIP Awards.  See below for details!

NWFL Year-End Awards Program

NWFL Chapter of DSDCTA offers a Year End-Awards program for our members that runs from November 1st through October 31st.  We automatically track all scores at all NWFL hosted and sanctioned shows throughout the year for all members.  Members are eligible to submit dressage, combined training, and eventing scores from other shows within 30 days to the official NWFL Score Keeper.  We hold an annual banquet at the end of every year for riders, trainers, friends, and family to celebrate the accomplishments of our members throughout the year.  The Year-End Award requirements in full are listed at the link below.

USDF Regional School Show Awards

NWFL will be participating in the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program at all shows (online not permitted by this program).  This program offers regional recognition to USDF Group Members competing in non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions.  This program start on December 1st and runs through November 30th annually.  

Four award divisions, including open, junior/young rider, adult amateur, and non-professional will be recognized per region.  The open division will offer six levels of recognition (Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and FEI), with the junior/young rider, adult amateur, and non-professional divisions offering an additional seventh level (Introductory).  Scores are automatically submitted to USDF.

Participation in this program will require:

  • USDF Group Membership (satisfied with NWFL membership)

  • USDF Horse Identification Number (HID)

  • Rider must submit a one-time yearly online nomination and $35 nomination fee for each horse/rider combination no later than 21 calendar days after the last day of the first competition.

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Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) Awards Program

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NWFL will be participating in the WDAA recognized show program as availability of approved judges allow.  WDAA offers a WDAA Horse Lifetime Points & Awards Program (WHLPAP).  The WDAA educational mission focuses on "honoring the horse" and the "value of the partnership of horse and rider."  Our Horse Lifetime Points and Awards Program recognizes and celebrates the devotion of this relationship through our awards offerings.  The WDAA Horse Lifetime Points and Awards Program (WHLPAP) tracks points achieved by a horse with their riding partner through their Western Dressage career.  Participation will also allow participants to qualify for WDAA World Championship Show.  Scores are automatically reported to WDAA.

Participation in this program will require:

  • WDAA Membership

  • Horse Lifetime Enrollment Form

Western Dressage Association of America - Florida Affiliate (WDAFL)

All NWFL shows will also be qualifying shows for WDAFL.  WDAFL is the Florida Affiliate for the parent chapter of WDAA and shares the same mission statement.  WDAFL offers it own High Point Program.  Scores for this program will need to be submitted to WDAFL within 30 days of the show by the riders.

Participation in this program will require:

  • WDAA Membership and WDAFL members.

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Thoroughbred Incentive Program Awards Program (TIP)

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NWFL participates in the Thoroughbred Incentive Awards Program.  This program is open to all Thoroughbreds being defined as any horse that has been registered with the Jockey Club or a foreign Thoroughbred stud book approved by The Jockey Club and the International Stud Book Committee.  The TIP Performance Awards are the annual, self-reported Thoroughbred awards of The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program.  The Performance Awards are completely self-reported by the Thoroughbred's owner or rider based on their participation in all shows.  Scores will need to be submitted to TIP by December 20th.

Participants in this program will require:

  • TIP number (free)

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