Mid-South Eventing & Dressage Association

Year-End Awards Volunteer Hours

The Midsouth Eventing and Dressage Association has a unique requirement for membership in addition to paying dues: members must volunteer at events to be eligible for year-end honors.

While this may seem onerous to some, the number of hours to volunteer is not a burden: Members must donate 8 hours of their time total, over the course of the competition year (December 1 through the end of the Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event in October as it is the last horse show in the area). Four of these volunteer hours can be at any MSEDA-sanctioned show, but the other four hours must be at either MSEDA Dressage in the Park or Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge. Members can obtain hours by fence judging, stewarding, bit checking, scoring and jump crewing, to name just a few possibilities. Riders, too, are eligible for these awards in the division in which they compete. For example; a rider who competes in Preliminary Eventing is eligible for awards at that level. If the same rider competes at Preliminary Combined Tests and First Level Dressage, they will be eligible in those categories as well. If they garner the most points of all of the competitors in a given discipline (Eventing, Dressage or Combined Tests), they are eligible for overall High Point Rider, Overall High Point Horse or Mare of the Year, Master Rider (for adults over the age of 50), Junior/Young Rider (for anyone under the age of 21), or special awards such as the Grasshopper Award, for the High Point Thoroughbred, or the Pony Club Award for active Pony Club members who are also MSEDA members, to name a few.

New for 2020

Starting in 2020 if you attend a regularly sanctioned MSEDA show (one the show sanctions, not an individual person) - the volunteer coordinator/show secretary will turn in the volunteer hours for you. No need to get a signed copy and send in. It’s still a good idea to keep checking individual hours and contact the Board Administrator if they seem wrong.

Secondly, ALL JUNIOR MEMBERS ONLY! Junior members only can get ALL of their hours at any regularly sanctioned MSEDA show. We have taken off the rule where half has to be at MSEDA at the Park or Hagyard Team Challenge. This is for Juniors only.

If a member is interested in a special award such as the Pony Club Award, the Grasshopper Award, the Adult Amateur Award, or the Hall of Distinction they must notify Anthony (Administrator) in writing at MSEDA, P.O.Box 338, Georgetown, KY 40324 that they would like to be considered. Points for those awards will not start accruing until Anthony is notified directly in writing.

In addition to being eligible for year-end ridden awards, there are also year-end awards that recognize the people who accrue the most volunteer hours during the competition year called the Volunteer Awards. Twenty five people who accumulate the most hours are recognized at the MSEDA banquet.

If you for some reason need the volunteer form still it can be downloaded here.

Unfortunately screenshots from the USEA VIP website are not acceptable for reporting.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS should send information directly to MSEDA in Excel, Word or similar format
just the following information: Volunteer first and last name, total number of hours.

2024 Year-End Volunteer Hours

Updated April 13, 2024

First Name Last Name Hours Donated By Show
Michelle Abell 3.00 CBPC
Susan Abner 5.25 DAFFODIL1
Amanda Aubrey 10.00 CBPC
Charlee Aubrey 3.00 CBPC
John Aubrey 5.00 CBPC
Britainy Beshear 3.00 CBPC
Lila Beshear 3.00 CBPC
Zara Bewley 4.00 DAFFODIL1
Ava Bischoff 3.00 CBPC
Brad Bischoff 3.00 CBPC
Rebecca Bischoff 4.00 CBPC
Julia Burnsten 1.00 AWARDS
Rachel R. Cappola 9.00 CBPC
Heather Capstick 4.00 CBPC
miana cornell 10.00 DAFFODIL1
Laura Corsentino 2.00 AWARDS
Anastasia Curwood 1.00 AWARDS
Anastasia Curwood 4.50 DAFFODIL1
Lynn Davis 10.00 DAFFODIL1
Allison Deaton 17.00 CBPC
Alyssa Dykgraaf 16.00 CBPC
Debbie Ferko 4.00 CBPC
Mary Fike 5.00 DAFFODIL1
Mary Fike 6.50 DAFFODIL1
Cecilia  Gago 8.00 DAFFODIL1
Grace Grider 2.00 AWARDS
Jennifer Hardy 80.00 DAFFODIL1
Chris Hayner 2.00 AWARDS
Darby W. Heidema 3.00 CBPC
Bev Henson 10.00 DAFFODIL1
Brian Herzig 7.00 CBPC
Anderson Howard 7.00 CBPC
Tonya Jacobs 5.00 CBPC
Danelle Jones 4.00 CBPC
Janey Jones 7.00 CBPC
Christian Juckett 7.00 CBPC
Pamela Kimmel 11.00 DAFFODIL1
Jackie Leahey 4.75 DAFFODIL1
Joyce Lebo 3.00 DAFFODIL1
Jenna Leidecker 4.50 DAFFODIL1
Corinna Lewis 80.00 DAFFODIL1
Anne McMillin 7.00 CBPC
David Naselsker 7.00 CBPC
Henry Naselsker 7.00 CBPC
Katherine Naselsker 3.00 CBPC
Jennifer Osterman  4.25 DAFFODIL1
Samantha Reeves 5.00 DAFFODIL1
Claire Rigney 2.00 CBPC
Ellen Rosenman 6.00 DAFFODIL1
Shelley Ryan 8.75 DAFFODIL1
Shelley Ryan 11.25 DAFFODIL1
Shelley Ryan 4.50 DAFFODIL1
Carol Scherbak 6.00 DAFFODIL1
David Schmitz 5.00 CBPC
Gina Schmitz 5.00 CBPC
Kate Schmitz 2.00 CBPC
Lindsay Seelow 4.00 CBPC
Jennifer Smith 4.00 CBPC
Debbie Snyder 16.00 CBPC
Kyra Steinrock 3.00 CBPC
Allison Stephens 6.00 CBPC
Joel Stephens 4.00 CBPC
Katherine Stern 3.00 CBPC
Charles Stopher 3.00 CBPC
Lucy Stopher 3.00 CBPC
Stephanie Stopher 3.00 CBPC
Lesley Ward 4.00 DAFFODIL1
Carrie Widman 5.00 CBPC
Ella Widman 3.00 CBPC

Midsouth Eventing & Dressage Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

MSEDA’s mission is to promote and preserve the sports of Eventing and Dressage in the Mid-South area, by providing leadership and education to its members and the community at large. To further these goals, MSEDA will provide educational opportunities, fair and safe competitions, promote the welfare of the horse and rider and reward the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the FEI level.

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