For horses and ponies competing in their first year of EA Competitive Dressage (1st August 2018 to 3rd September 2019).
The Penny Hill Park Stud Dressage Rising Star Award is for horses and ponies competing in their first year of EA Competitive Dressage (1st August 2018 to 3rd September 2019).
The rider of the horse or pony must be a current Competitor Senior or Competitor Junior member of EWA.
Qualifications must be achieved by one horse/pony and rider combination. The same combination must compete in the Final.
Qualifications must be achieved in Competitive graded Dressage competitions in the qualifying period.
Horses and ponies must be registered with EWA and hold a current Dressage Competition License.
A horse/pony must complete their first Competitive competition during the qualifying period.
Hors Concours (HC) scores will not be accepted.
At least two of the scores must be from Novice Dressage tests.
The 15 highest horse and pony qualifiers will be selected for the Finals. If more than 15 qualify, the 15 finalists will be selected by calculating their 4 best aggregate scores. In the event of a tie in qualifying, the additional horse/pony will be eligible to compete.
Where an eligible combination is unable to compete in the Final, the next highest qualifying combination on the list will be eligible to compete.
The winner will be awarded an embroidered rug and a trophy. All finalists will receive rosettes/sashes. A Perpetual Trophy will be displayed at the EWA office at the State Equestrian Centre.
The 2019 final was held on 28 September at the SEC with judges: Wendy Barker, Penny Lee and Nadine Herbert.
Congratulations to the winners:
Horse: Hollands Bend Franceska - ridden and owned by Bella Robson and Beth King
Pony: Andelain Lord Gavarenth - ridden and owned by Nicole Zilko