Mid-South Eventing & Dressage Association

Year-End Awards Volunteer Hours

The Midsouth Eventing and Dressage Association has a unique requirement for membership in addition to paying dues: members must volunteer at events to be eligible for year-end honors.

While this may seem onerous to some, the number of hours to volunteer is not a burden: Members must donate 8 hours of their time total, over the course of the competition year (December 1 through the end of the Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event in October as it is the last horse show in the area). Four of these volunteer hours can be at any MSEDA-sanctioned show, but the other four hours must be at either MSEDA Dressage in the Park or Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge. Members can obtain hours by fence judging, stewarding, bit checking, scoring and jump crewing, to name just a few possibilities. Riders, too, are eligible for these awards in the division in which they compete. For example; a rider who competes in Preliminary Eventing is eligible for awards at that level. If the same rider competes at Preliminary Combined Tests and First Level Dressage, they will be eligible in those categories as well. If they garner the most points of all of the competitors in a given discipline (Eventing, Dressage or Combined Tests), they are eligible for overall High Point Rider, Overall High Point Horse or Mare of the Year, Master Rider (for adults over the age of 50), Junior/Young Rider (for anyone under the age of 21), or special awards such as the Grasshopper Award, for the High Point Thoroughbred, or the Pony Club Award for active Pony Club members who are also MSEDA members, to name a few.

Volunteer coordinators at each show must sign off on volunteer hours. Forms can be found and printed from the MSEDA website.  Completed forms must be sent to Mandy Alexander Weissmann. All forms MUST be SIGNED by the Volunteer Coordinator at the show for the hours to be counted. If a member is interested in a special award such as the Pony Club Award, the Grasshopper Award, the Adult Amateur Award, or the Hall of Distinction they must notify Mandy Weissmann in writing that they would like to be considered. Points for those awards will not start accruing until Mandy is notified.

In addition to being eligible for year-end ridden awards, there are also year-end awards that recognize the people who accrue the most volunteer hours during the competition year called the Volunteer Awards. Twelve people who accumulate the most hours are recognized at the MSEDA banquet. Incredibly, the top winner of the 2016 MSEDA Volunteer Awards, logged over 165 hours helping at events!

Click here to read the Volunteer Awards from 2015.

Download the form here.

Current Year-End Volunteer Hours

Updated  8/14/2017

Last Name First Name Competition Hours Donated By
Alexander Weissmann Mandy Rolex 8
Andres Mary Ann Spring Bay 5
Andres Mary Ann Rolex 9
Andres Mary Ann Maydaze  10.5
Andres Mary Ann IEA HT 6.5
Andres Mary Ann Midsouth PC HT 14
Andres Sarah Spring Bay 5
Andres Sarah IEA HT 6.5
Bankston Josie CBPC CT 5
Benben Alicia Rolex 19 Bridget Bellocq
Benben Alicia Midsouth PC HT 8 Bridget Bellocq
Brack Jane Maydaze  8
Brennan Kristen Snowbird Nov 8
Brennan Kristen Spring Bay 3
Bernsten Erika Snowbird Jan 8
Bernsten Ericka Snowbird Feb 4
Bernsten Ericka Snowbird Mar 4
Bowles Carmen Spring Bay 9
Burhmann Lauren Midsouth PC HT 8
Carr Megan Rolex 70
Carr Megan KDA Summer 20
Church Stephanie Spring Bay 4
Craychee Deanna Snowbird Feb 4
Craychee Deanna Snowbird Nov 4
Craychee Deanna Snowbird Dec 1.5
Craychee Deanna Snowbird Jan 4
Crowl Carroll Midsouth PC HT 13
Curwood Stacy Midsouth PC HT 8
Curwood Stacy Spring Bay 8
Davis Lynn Midsouth PC HT 4
Deaton Madison Spring Run 2
Deaton Madison Spring Run 8 Allison Deaton
Duncan Susie Maydaze  8
Garrett Morgan Spring Bay 5
Garrett Morgan Rolex 21 Mary Lynn Garrett
Garrett Morgan Rolex 9
Garrett Morgan Sayre CT 9 Mary Lynn Garrett
Greathouse Caroline HAL 5
Hamblen Susan Rolex 9
Hayner Chris Midsouth PC HT 13
Henson Bev  IEA HT 50
Henson Rachel IEA HT 35
Higgins Emma Spring Bay 3
Hinkle Debbie Rolex 15
Hinkle Debbie Spring Bay 17
Hinkle Debbie Midsouth PC HT 16
Hilt Emma Spring Bay 4
Holmes Janice Spring Bay 5
Holmes Janice Rolex 9
Hornsby Heather Spring Bay 3
Jacob Cathy Rolex 9
Jackson Gail Spring Bay 5
Jones Sharon Rolex 9
Kerr Alston KDA Spring  8
Klein Samantha Snowbird Mar 8
Kimmel Pam Snowbird Jan 4
Kimmel Pam Snowbird Mar 4
Kimmel Pam Midsouth PC HT 6
Kowalski Nicole Midsouth PC HT 6 Nancy Kowalski
Kowalski Nicole Midsouth PC HT 6
Lee Carol Spring Bay 5
Lee Carol Rolex 9
Lee Carol Sayre CT 6
Lee Carol Maydaze  12
Lee Carol Midsouth PC HT 10
Lynn Megan Spring Bay 8 Karen Isberg
Matheny Jeri Rolex 10
McMahon Natanya Midsouth PC HT 5
Messner Lowelle Spring Bay 7
Messner Lowelle Maydaze  4.5
Messner Lowelle Midsouth PC HT 3
Moffett Maggie Rolex 9
Murphy Ellen Midsouth PC HT 3
Neuhoff Kathleen IEA HT 2
Page Jennifer Snowbird Feb 4
Page Jennifer Maydaze  4.5
Park Blacke Spring Bay 5.5
Quarles Wayne MSEDA Judge Forum 9
Reynolds Lisa Midsouth PC HT 9
Robertson William Snowbird Feb 8
Robertson William Snowbird Mar 8
Rosendaul Ruth Spring Run MT 5
Ryan Shelly Snowbird Nov 8
Ryan Shelly Snowbird Feb 8
Rover Kelly Maydaze  6.5
Scherbak Carol Snowbird Jan 4
Schumacher Vicki Snowbird Nov 4
Schumacher Vicki Snowbird Dec 4
Schumacher Vicki Snowbird Feb 4
Schumacher Vicki Snowbird Mar 4
Schumacher Vicki Midsouth PC HT 4
Scott Tracry Blackhorse CT 4
Smith Chelsea Snowbird Dec 3
Smith Chelsea Snowbird Jan 8
Steele Cheryl Spring Bay 5
Steele Cheryl Rolex 9
Steele Cheryl Maydaze  12
Steele Cheryl Midsouth PC HT 10
Sterling Mary Margaret Spring Bay 9.5
Sterling Mary Margaret Midsouth PC HT 8
Strippelhoff Kendal Spring Bay 3.5
Strippelhoff Traci Spring Bay 3.5
Thomas Pat Spring Bay 5
Thomas Pat Midsouth PC HT 7
Thompson Morley IEA HT 8
Utterback Tess Midsouth PC HT 8
Wahl-Seto Nikki Midsouth PC HT 8
Winn Karen Snowbird Feb 4
Wood Busby Linda Snowbird Dec 8
Wood Busby Linda Spring Bay 5
Zeitlin Marian Spring Bay 10
Zeitlin Marian Rolex 9
Zeitlin Marian Spring Bay 5
Zeitlin Marian Sayre CT 5
Zeitlin Marian Maydaze  10.5
Zeitlin Marian Midsouth PC HT 7
Zeitlin Marian KDA Summer Classic 10

Midsouth Eventing & Dressage Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

MSEDA’s mission is to promote and preserve the sports of Eventing and Dressage in the Mid-South area, by providing leadership and education to its members and the community at large. To further these goals, MSEDA will provide educational opportunities, fair and safe competitions, promote the welfare of the horse and rider and reward the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the FEI level.

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