Awards & Programs

CTDA Education Grant

New in 2020 is our CTDA Education Grant to promote educational opportunities with reduced costs to our members. Organizers must be CTDA members and submit their detailed grant application at least 60 days before the event date. The events should cover the interests of our diverse membership and attract outside participation. Grants are up to $500 per event. More information can be found in the PDF below.

CTDA Education Grant Requirements & Application – Fillable PDF

CTDA Year End Awards

The CTDA offers several year-end awards for the highest average in the Under 12, Jr/YR, Amateur, and Open categories with the same horse/rider combinations. Both the owner and rider of the horse must be current CTDA members in good standing at the time tests are ridden and must have fulfilled the volunteer requirements.  Click CTDA Awards Shows Policies for more information.

CTDA Performance Awards

Performance awards are the 70% Performance Club, and 80% Performance Club. The Hall of Fame and Outstanding Achievement awards are presented by the board where applicable.

CTDA Member Awards

CTDA recognizes outstanding member contributions and gives out these yearly awards:

Volunteer of the Year Award (Jr/YR/AA/Open divisions)
Participation Award
Special Participation Award
Dee Minault Horsemanship Award recognizing the true spirit of horse(wo)manship
The CTDA Dee Minault Horse(wo)man is someone with a comprehensive tool box for the many aspects of horse riding/care/competing, and who spreads the word and shares their knowledge with others. Nominations for this annual award are taken by the membership and voted on by the CTDA board.

Educational Scholarships – due April 15

This scholarship fund has been established to promote quality dressage education in Middle Tennessee. Four separate scholarships are to be awarded each year in the following divisions: Junior Rider (age 14-18), two Adult Amateur, and Adult Open. The scholarship dollar amounts may vary according to need, but shall not exceed $500.00 per division. Click here for more info and application procedures