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GVDS Awards Program

The Grand Valley Dressage Society (GVDS) offers its own year-end awards program to highlight the exceptional talent of our members, and their horses, recognize our outstanding volunteers, and thank our sponsors.  All GVDS shows, schooling and recognized, are considered equal, hence a wonderful opportunity for all our showing riders to earn an award.  

Our annual holiday dinner offers a chance to recognize each other's achievements through our awards and foster camaraderie among our members .

The full description of our Awards Program, a list of eligible shows, and minimum requirements for qualifying are contained in this document: Grand Valley Dressage 2023 Year-End Award Rules.

Important to Remember

Here are two important things to remember about your eligibility for earning an award:

  • In order to be eligible to receive year-end awards, members must volunteer a minimum of two (2) hours. Contact Barbara Progess, Volunteer Coordinator (, or 801-721-7111) to volunteer at a show. Contact any GVDS officer to volunteer in another capacity.

  • Owner and rider must be current GVDS/RMDS members or GVDS Supporting Members at the time scores are accrued, so if you are not a member, join today! (Pony Club members are not required to be GVDS members - please refer to the rules document for information.)

Western Dressage Award Winners

Western Dressage Award Winners 

2022 Award Winners

GVDS Horseman of the Year

GVDS Volunteer of the Year

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Overcoming Adversity

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High Point Awards


Classical: Taylor MollenKamp, A Wyoming Fantasia, 81.25%

Western: Ashlynn Lawton, See Joe Jack Josie, 74.063%

Single High Score

Classical:  Karen Harkin, Hosanna NSN, 73.793%,

Western:  Carrie Washburn, Suntan Lotion, 79.13%

Older is Better

Classical: Karen Harkin, Hosanna NSN, 70.668%

Western: Leigh Taylor, Sonic Chic Dream, 67.202%

Young is Fun

Classical: Alia Blaike, Deuxieme Chance, 69.655%

Western: Maya Winfrey, Maximum Horse Power, 72.735%

Most Improved                                                                                  

Classical: Karen Harkin, Hosanna NSN, 7.983%

Western: Carrie Washburn, Suntan Lotion, 15.652%

Most Consistent

Classical: Anita Williams, Williamsburg, 1.54%

Western: Paige Burnham, A Wyoming Fantasia, 2.5%

Dressage Team Challenge

Champion, Eddie & The Shrimps, Team Score 73.87%

Krista Nobilo & Sir Edward WS

Carrie Washburn & Suntan Lotion

Karen Harkin & Sandro Malta


Third Place, Chocolate Oreos, Team Score 68.93%

Judi DeVore & Believe WS

Megan Bretey & Ihilani

Krista Nobilo & Dark Chocolit

Reserve Champion, Two Dudes & A Dudette, Team Score 69.95%

Megan Bretey & Wrangler

Mary Duke & Different Drummer

Karen Harkin & Hosanna NSN

English/Classical Dressage Award Winners

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Western Dressage Award Winners 


Freestyle Award Winners 

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Year end awards
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