Sport Talent Cup Award Program

FHANA Sport Talent Cup Award Program

The Reporting Form can be found here: FHANA Talent Cup

FHANA’s Sport Talent Cup Awards are to test the predisposition for dressage and to reward young FHANA horses that are excelling in ridden or driven dressage performance.  The Talent Cup Awards will be for 4, 5, and 6 YOs. FHANA Sport Talent Cup awards are based strictly on the ADS, USEF, USDF & EC dressage scores a horse achieves as a 4YO, 5YO, or 6 YO. For each age group there will be both a ridden and a driven annual Talent Cup winner and runner-up.  Ridden dressage scores may be earned from every USDF test, Materiale through Level 3. Driven dressage scores may be earned from every ADS test, Training through Intermediate.

Eligibility:

  • Horse must be registered with FHANA when scores are earned
  • Horse must be a 4, 5, or 6 YO
  • Owner must be a FHANA member when scores are earned

Recorded Scores:

  • Scores may be earned with multiple riders/drivers
  • The number of scores is limited to 10 for the year totals
  • Owner is personally responsible for applying for an award using the FHANA Talent Cup Form
  • Copies of test score sheets must be attached to the application
  • Any dressage score earned at an ADS rated, USEF-licensed, USDF-recognized, or EC-recognized competition may be used
  • If two or more judges score one test, the average of their scores counts as one score.

General Rules:

  • For ridden dressage, scores may be earned with every test, Materiale through Level 3
  • For ridden dressage, 6 YOs may not use Materiale and Introductory scores
  • For driven dressage, scores may be earned with every test, Training through Intermediate
  • Scores must be from at least four different judges
  • Scores must be from at least four different competitions
  • Only scores earned by a 4 YO may be used towards The 4 Year Old Talent Cup; only scores earned by a 5 YO may be used towards The 5 Year Old Talent Cup; only scores earned by a 6 YO may be used towards The 6 Year Old Talent Cup
  • Points are earned according to the following tables:
Percentage Scores USDF/USEF Ridden Dressage ADS/USEF Driven Dressage
% Score Points
95.00-100.00 10
90.00-94.99 9
85.00-89.99 8
80.00-84.99 7
75.00-79.99 6
70.00-74.99 5
65.00-69.00 4
60.00-64.99 3
55.00-59.99 2
50.00-54.99 1
Level Points
Level 3 6
Level 2 5
Level 1 4
Training 3
Introductory 2
Materiale 1
Level Points
Intermediate 3
Preliminary 2
Training 1

 

Point Calculations:

  • Points for a test would be the product of the Percent Score points and the Level points.
  • For example: An Intermediate Driven Dressage test with a 72.5% score would earn 3 x 5 for a total of 15 points, while a Level 3 Dressage test with a score of 62.5% would earn 6 x 3 for a total of 18 points

Award year & Presentation:

  • Completed application must be received by November 30 of the current year to be considered for the current award year.
  • Applications with the 2 highest score totals in each age group will be verified.
  • Winner and runner-up in each age group will be recognized at the FHANA Annual meeting and published as such in year-end award materials.
  • There will be no geographical Regional Talent Cup awards