FHANA Performance Driving Award

FHANA Performance Driving Award-Sponsored by Kafka Farms

The reporting form can be found here:  Performance Driving Award


Eligibility: Acceptance of competition results is contingent upon:

  • The driver must be a current member of FHANA at the time the scores are earned and the horse (team of horses) driven must be a FHANA (KFPS) registered Friesian.
  • Drivers must complete and submit the form below with all the appropriate information. Submitted points may be randomly validated.
  • Drivers may include results for one horse or one team from a maximum of ten (10) classes only.  Driving events may result in qualifying scores from more than one class.  Driven Dressage Classes may NOT be used.
  • Each driver/horse or team of horses requires a separate entry.
  • Recognized competitions may be from the United States and/or Canada.

If a class is judged by more than one official, the results must be averaged together for one award score.  (example: one cannot turn in three tests or 3 results from three different judges all from the same ride/drive/class when there were 3 officials judging, but the average of those scores may be used for one score).

Scoring: The score for each event that you participate is made of three parts:

  1. Points are granted for each type of show.  See the table below:
Type of Event or Show Show Points
CDE (Combined Driving Event) Cones & Marathon Events recognized by USEF, ADS or EC 6
ADT; HDT (Arena Driving Trial; Horse Driving Trial) Cones & Obstacles/Marathon events recognized by USEF,ADS or EC 5
CT; SD (Combined Test-cones; Super Derby’ Super Drive-Cones & Obstacles/Marathon events) recognized by USEF, ADS or EC 4
Driving Derby-Cones & Obstacles/Marathon events recognized by USEF, ADS or EC 3
Pleasure Show (any class except dressage) Events recognized by USEF, ADS, or EC 2
Non-Recognized USEF, ADS, or EC driving event/class 1

Event Definitions:

Combined Driving Competitions:

“CDE” Combined Driving Event 3 day event = 3 distinct competitions over 3 days

“CDE” 2 day event = 3 distinct competitions over 2 days

“DT” Driving trial = 3 distinct competitions (Dressage, Cones, Marathon) with marathon only 1 section

“ADT” Arena trial = 3 distinct competitions (Dressage, Cones, Marathon) that may be held in an outdoor or indoor arena

“CT” Combined test = 2 competitions (Dressage & Cones)

“HDT” Horse Driving Trial is a carriage driving event with three phases of competition that include dressage, cones, and a marathon with hazards/obstacles. The event is a shortened form of a CDE (combined driving event) and great for any age, any level, and any equine.

“DD” Driving Derby is one or more rounds over a course of cones and marathon type obstacles; a round is a timed competitions; marathon vehicles are encouraged

“SD” Super Derby is a driving derby plus cones and dressage

  1. 2. Points for your placing within the event, shown below:
Placing in Class Placing Points
1st 6
2nd 5
3rd 4
4th 3
5th 2
6th 1
  1. 3. Points for the total number of entrants in the class. The point value is simply the number of entries in the class.
    The total score for a class is determined by multiplying the Show Points times the Placing Points times the number of entries in the class.

Example: Suppose you participate in an USEF/ADS/EC recognized Arena Driving Trial (ADT cones class and that you placed 3rd out of 11 entries. This event would be scored as follows:

For the type of show 5pts
For the placing 4pts
For the total number of entries in the class 11pts
the total score would be 5 x 4 x 11 or 220pts