Hall of Fame Awards Criteria

Each year at the annual year-end banquet, several awards are presented.  Below are the criteria for the Hall of Fame awards.

Please click here to download the Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Hall of Fame Horse
Since this award is considered a lifetime achievement award,  a nominated horse did not have to compete within the year of the nomination.

  • Must have at least 1000 miles of successful completions on record with SEDRA.
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional performance throughout its career to include, but not necessarily limited to: a high percentage of completions, as well as some placements and/or wins in its division(s).   A division is defined as CTR, END/LD, or Ride and Tie.
  • Must have demonstrated exemplary performance as an excellent competition horse to include, but not necessarily limited to: willing attitude, responsiveness, longevity in the sport, physical condition, calmness and control under pressure, and respect for other equines and humans.
  • If the horse has ever received the Kings OCS Lad Memorial Trail Horse Award, this may be taken into consideration for awarding the SEDRA Hall of Fame Horse Award. (First, this horse must meet the other criteria.)
  • Special consideration may also be given to a horse that is close to, or at the end of its distance career.

Hall of Fame Rider

Since this award is considered a lifetime achievement award, a nominated rider did not have to compete within the year of the nomination.

  • Must have at least 1000 miles of successful completions on record with SEDRA.
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional performance as a distance competitor over time as evidenced by, but not necessarily limited to: a high percentage of completions as well as some placements and/or wins, campaigning horses that are consistently well-conditioned, well-mannered, and healthy, on-going improvement in their own and their horses(s)’ performance.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent horsemanship and stewardship of their horse(s).
  • Must have demonstrated a positive attitude, a sense of fair play, a respect for fellow riders, and a respect for ride management, volunteers, judges, and others’ horses.
  • Must have been a willing mentor to new riders and a support to experienced riders competing on green horses.
  • If the rider has ever received the Cathy Booth Memorial Horsemanship Award or the Mickey Blanford Excellence in Competition Award, this may be taken into consideration for awarding the SEDRA Hall of Fame Rider Award. (First, this rider must meet the other criteria.)
  • Participation as a volunteer on Sedra sanctioned events may also be taken into consideration for this award.
  • Special consideration may be given to a rider that is close to or at the end of his or her distance career.

Hall of Fame Horse and Rider Team

Since this award is considered a lifetime achievement award, a nominated team did not have to compete within the year of the nomination.

  • The team must have at least 1000 miles of successful completions together on record with SEDRA.
  • The team must have a high percentage rate of completions as well as some placements, and/or wins.
  • The team must have demonstrated a true bond as evidenced by an obvious caring and compassion for the horse on the rider’s part and by a calm willingness, even eagerness, to participate as a full partner with the rider on the horse’s part.
  • The team must have demonstrated respect for each other and for all other horse and rider teams in competition.
  • Special consideration may be given to a team that is at or near the end of their distance career.

Exemplary Person

Since this award is considered a lifetime achievement award, a nominated person does not have to be directly involved with SEDRA (other than as a paying member) within the year of the nomination.

  • Must have actively promoted the distance sports to other riders and horse owners.
  • Must have made significant contributions to SEDRA and the distance sports by volunteering at SEDRA sanctioned rides in at least two or more of the following roles: ride manager, ride judge, steward, trail advocate, educator at clinics on distance riding, SEDRA BOD position, active participation on SEDRA committees.
  • Must have been an excellent role model for whatever volunteer position(s) they choose, to include, but not necessarily limited to: consistent participation in volunteer activities and contributions over time, mentoring of others who wish to volunteer and participate in SEDRA function and events, assisting in any and all activities as needed.
  • Must have been a person who works well with everyone, and who maintains a positive attitude at all times.

Upcoming Events

Jun
26
Sat
all-day SEDRA Annual Meeting and Awards ... @ McCulley Farms
SEDRA Annual Meeting and Awards ... @ McCulley Farms
Jun 26 all-day
We have officially reserved the party/meeting barn at McCulley Farms  for our annual membership meeting for June 26th. If you want to make it a fun weekend of camping, riding, kayaking, swimming or just “lizard[...]
Jul
16
Fri
all-day Broxton Bridge Moonlight Madness... @ Broxton Bridge Planation
Broxton Bridge Moonlight Madness... @ Broxton Bridge Planation
Jul 16 all-day
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!
Jul
17
Sat
all-day Broxton Bridge Moonlight Madness... @ Broxton Bridge Planation
Broxton Bridge Moonlight Madness... @ Broxton Bridge Planation
Jul 17 all-day
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!
Sep
9
Thu
all-day Distance Horse National Champion... @ Big South Fork National River and Recreation
Distance Horse National Champion... @ Big South Fork National River and Recreation
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day
Big South Fork National River and Recreation 3550 Bandy Loop Rd, Oneida TN Hosted by AHA, which includes partnered Breed National Championships along with Big South Fork Open Rides. Our partnered breeds are the Appaloosa[...]
Oct
9
Sat
all-day Scenic Spruce Creek Fall Fling E... @ Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve
Scenic Spruce Creek Fall Fling E... @ Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!  
Oct
23
Sat
all-day FHA Memorial IDR/25 CTR, Drive, ... @ Seabrooke Farms
FHA Memorial IDR/25 CTR, Drive, ... @ Seabrooke Farms
Oct 23 all-day
CTR – Drive Entry coming soon! Ride and Tie Entry coming soon!  Ride and Tie Website
all-day Seabrook Farm Endurance IDR 10/2... @ Seabrooke Farms
Seabrook Farm Endurance IDR 10/2... @ Seabrooke Farms
Oct 23 all-day
Endurance Ride Information and Entry coming soon!
Dec
18
Sat
all-day Goethe Benefit Endurance 25/50, ... @ Goethe State Forest, Black Prong Trails
Goethe Benefit Endurance 25/50, ... @ Goethe State Forest, Black Prong Trails
Dec 18 all-day
Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon
Dec
30
Thu
all-day Gallop on the Greenway Pioneer I... @ Florida Horse Park
Gallop on the Greenway Pioneer I... @ Florida Horse Park
Dec 30 all-day
Endurance Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!      
Dec
31
Fri
all-day Gallop on the Greenway Pioneer I... @ Florida Horse Park
Gallop on the Greenway Pioneer I... @ Florida Horse Park
Dec 31 all-day
Endurance Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!  
Jan
1
Sat
all-day Gallop on the Greenway Pioneer I... @ Florida Horse Park
Gallop on the Greenway Pioneer I... @ Florida Horse Park
Jan 1 all-day
Endurance Ride Information & Entry Form coming soon!