Area IX is home to countless USEA members who have been recognized for their talents as riders, volunteers, organizers, and supporters of the sport, both regionally and internationally.

Please explore the drop-down tabs to learn more about the Area IX Leaderboard & Year-End Awards, the Area IX Championships, and other awards.

All of these awards are coveted honors and we are proud of the amazing talent in Area IX!

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USEA Area IX Year End Awards Policy


A rider must be a member of the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and a resident of Area IX, with the exception of Young Riders living outside of area who declare their area affiliation as Area IX, to be eligible for awards.

Horses must be registered with the USEA.

Riders and horses earn points at USEA recognized events throughout the competition year.

The competition year begins on January 1 and ends on December 1.

All results and points will be tabulated based on event results obtained from the USEA. These results will be assumed correct. If there are any mistakes in the USEA record, it is the rider’s responsibility to correct any problems before the end of the competition year.

The Awards Committee Chair will post results on the Area IX web page at least four weeks in advance of the Awards Banquet. This will allow time for riders to check their results and for any mistakes to be corrected.

“Champion” will be awarded to the horse or rider with the highest number of points. “Reserve” will be awarded to the horse or rider with the second highest number of points. Each Champion receives a ribbon and a keeper award; Reserve Champions receive a ribbon. Trophies will be kept at the Colorado Horse Park in a display case.

In case of a tie, the award is given to the person with the best average placing at events eligible for that specific award. If there is a tie remaining, the horse or rider with the best placing at the Area IX Championships shall win. If that is not applicable then outside area points will be used.

Anyone winning Champion or Reserve Year-End Awards will be specifically invited to the Awards Banquet.

The Rider or a family member must sign for any trophy or keeper. Ribbons can be picked up by anyone. If Trophies, keepers, or ribbons are not picked up at the banquet, they can be mailed at the rider’s expense.

All Area IX Trophies must be returned to the Awards Committee Chair by December 1 (may be subject to change depending on time of Awards Banquet), clean and in good condition, so they can be engraved.

Winners are responsible for the trophies they have won.