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 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.

Lastly, all other members now have a choice to do half of their hours at 3 shows instead of 2. They can choose from MSEDA at the Park, Hagyard Team Challenge....and AEC’s! They can do their other half at any regular MSEDA sanctioned show.

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. Twelve people who accumulate the most hours are recognized at the MSEDA banquet. Incredibly, the top winner of the 2016 MSEDA Volunteer Awards, logged over 165 hours helping at events!

2020 Year-End Volunteer Hours

Updated April 17, 2020

Last First Hours Show Donated By
Ball Heidi 4 SB-JAN11

Ball Heidi 4 SB-FEB15

Bernstein Erica 4 SB-FEB15

Caddel Linda 4 SB-JAN11

Corsentino Laura 6 SB-JAN11

Crowl Carol 8 SB-JAN11

Crowl Carol 8 SB-FEB15

Enneking Wendy 4 SB-DEC14

Greathouse Caroline 3 SB-DEC14

Greathouse Caroline 4 SB-MAR14

Hayner Chris 16 SB-MAR14

Jackson Gail 4 SB-DEC14

Kiline Samantha 5 SB-NOV16

Kimmel Pam 4 SB-NOV16

Kimmel Pam 8 SB-MAR14

Kuhn Ann 8 SB-JAN11

Kuhn Ann 4 SB-FEB15

Lebo Joyce 5 SB-NOV16

Lewis Katie 4 SB-FEB15

MacHarg Sarah 3 SB-DEC14

Matheny Jeri 4 SB-MAR14

McHarg Sarah 5 SB-NOV16

Monroe Betty Ann 4 SB-FEB15

Moran Susan 4 SB-JAN11

Murphy Ellen 4 SB-FEB15

Perachik Karen 8 SB-DEC14

Perachik Karin 4 SB-FEB15

Ritter Dani 4 SB-FEB15

Robertson Lee Ann 8 SB-DEC14

Robertson Lee Ann 8 SB-JAN11

Robertson Leighann 10 SB-NOV16

Robertson LeighAnn 8 SB-FEB15

Schumaker Vicki 4 SB-MAR14

Sweet Kerri 10 SB-NOV16

Sweet Kerri 4 SB-DEC14

Tippet Cailyn 4 SB-NOV16

Voll Laura 3 SB-JAN11

Voll Laura 4 SB-MAR14

White Shawna 4 SB-DEC14

White Shawna 4 SB-FEB15

White Shawna 4 SB-MAR14

Winn Karen 5 SB-NOV16

Woodall Jess 4 SB-JAN11

Woodall Jess 4 SB-FEB15

Woodall Jess 4 SB-MAR14

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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