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Year-End Awards

The Spy Games Memorial Trophy (Dressage High Point Award) Goes to the horse and rider who have amassed the greatest number of points in dressage during the competition year. The perpetual trophy was donated in 2009 by Julie Moses in memory of her horse “Spy Games” whose strength, kindness, and perseverance touched all that knew him




The Tundra Memorial Trophy (Dressage High Point Mare Award)- Awarded in memory of Susan Posner’s mare Tundra. Awarded to the activated mare who has amassed the greatest number of points in dressage during the year. 





The Craig Bryant Memorial Trophy (Eventing High Point Junior Rider)- Named for the son of Don and Martha Bryant organizers of the Mumford Horse Trials, and awarded to the rider under the age of 18 who has amassed the highest number of points in Eventing during the competition year.


The Bennett Trophy (Eventing High Point Senior Rider)- Named for the son of Joy Bennett. Joy has long been associated with the Covered Bridge Pony Club in Louisville. This trophy is awarded to the rider between 22-49 who has amassed the highest number of points in Eventing during the competition year.






The Helmut Graetz Trophy (Eventing High Point Master Rider)- Named for Helmut Graetz, longtime MSEDA member, coach, and volunteer. He has long been active with Keeneland Pony Club. This trophy is awarded to the rider age 50 and over who has amassed the highest number of points in Eventing during the competition year.




The Midnight Sam Memorial Trophy ( Eventing High Point Award)- Named in memory of Irene Roechel’s horse, Midnight Sam. This trophy is awarded to the activated horse who has amassed the highest number of points in Eventing during the competition year. Irene was a founding member of MSEDA. 

The Philosopher Trophy (Eventing High Point Mare)- Named in memory of Bryn Wilborn’s eventing mare, Philosopher. This trophy is awarded to the activated mare who has amassed the highest number of points in Eventing during the competition year. 





The Grasshopper Trophy (High Point MSEDA OTTB)- Named in honor of Megan Moore’s OTTB, The Grasshopper. This trophy is awarded to the high point MSEDA OTTB in Eventing.







Bryn Wilborn Memorial TrophyGiven to recognize MSEDA young riders who have participated in the North American Young Rider Championships in Dressage or Eventing. Their names will be inscribed on commemorative Julep cups in honor of the trophy that is displayed at the Kentucky Horse Park. 






Volunteer Julep Cups- Given to recognize the effort of outstanding volunteers. The cups are awarded to the 12 individuals with the most volunteer hours worked at MSEDA sanctioned shows. Volunteers do not need to be MSEDA members to receive this award. 






Hall of Distinction-Awarded to any MSEDA member in good standing who has completed an FEI competition. A trophy will be presented in the initial year of induction. Any subsequent FEI completions will be recognized at the Annual Meeting. 








Kob Ryen Memorial Trophy- Named for Kob Ryen who brought Eventing to this area and was a founding member and first president of MSEDA. This award is given to a rider or a non-rider who has done the most to further the purpose of MSEDA during the year. The award cannot be awarded two consecutive years to the same recipient. 





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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