In addition to the discipline specific awards listed below, USPC also offers recognition that is open to those interested in any discipline.  Learn more!

USPC/USEA Eventing Recognition Awards

USPC members will be recognized for their competition efforts both in USPC and USEA. USPC members will receive a certificate at the end of each year based on the criteria below. It will be the responsibility of the Pony Club member to get all the information together and send it to the National Office to be received by the deadline each year.

DEADLINE: November 15

  • Blue Ribbon Club: Completion of 1 USPC Eventing Rally at the Beginner Novice Level or above and 1 USEA Horse Trial at the Beginner Novice Level or above.
  • Medallion Club: Completion of 1 USPC Evening Rally at the Novice Level or above and 1 USEA Horse Trial at the Novice Level or above.
  • Bronze Medal Club: Completion of 1 USPC Eventing Rally at the Training Level or above and 1 USEA Horse Trial at the Training Level or above.
  • Silver Medal Club: Participation in one USPC Eventing Rally (this can be in competition at any level or by being a volunteer for the rally) and completion of 1 USEA Horse Trial at the Preliminary Level or Preliminary Level 2-day event, CCN* or CCI*.
  • Gold Medal Club: Participation in one USPC Eventing Rally (this can be in competition at any level or by being a volunteer for the rally) and completion of 1 USEA Horse Trial at the Intermediate or Advanced Level or an Intermediate 2-day event, CCN** or CCI** or above.

All competitions must be done during the current year. Interested Pony Club members should get their applications filled out by the appropriate individuals, and they can apply for more than one award each year. Access the criteria and application.

All applications must be submitted to the National Office to be recieved by November 15th of each year. Any questions should be directed to the Activities Director.

The Frank Bierman Challenge Cup for Excellence in Eventing

The Bierman Challenge Cup is a perpetual trophy awarded annually to the Training Level Competitor at USPC Championships who demonstrates excellence in the Cross Country phase of Eventing with a mount that is properly fit and conditioned.

The Bierman Challenge Cup was donated to USPC by Frank Bierman, Director of Show Operations for the Virginia Horse Center, long time Pony Club supporter and avid fox hunter. Frank believes that the cross country phase of Eventing best demonstrates the skills of a well rounded horseman and most closely mirrors his beloved fox hunting, the activity that led to the establishment of the USPC.

The criteria for selection of the recipient is: The Training Level rider who completes the cross country course with no jumping or time penalties, coming closest to the optimum time with no signs of a stressed mount and an acceptable recovery rate as indication of the mounts overall condition. In the event of a tie, the best combined score of all three riding phases will be used, and if necessary the Formal Inspection score will be used to break a further tie.

The trophy is kept on display at the USPC headquarters with each annual recipient's name engraved on the Cup. The recipient will receive an engraved Jefferson Cup.

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