The Great Lakes Distance Riding Association Legend Cup is a traveling award presented to the horse completing the overall highest milage of the year in sanctioned GLDRA events. The milage can be for competitive, limited distance, endurance or a combination of all. This award was donated by Rose and John Clark in honor of their beloved and accomplished horse Matuks Legend.
Rookie of The Year
Half-Arabian Association of Michigan Competitive Breed Award
Half-Arabian Association of Michigan Endurance Breed Award
Arabian Horse Association High Point Competitive Purebred Arabian
Arabian Horse Association High Point Competitive Half-Arabian
Awards Nominated Before Annual Meeting
Hall of Fame Person/Hall of Fame Horse
Hall of fame nominations must be made in writing and published in the Fall GLDRA newsletter. The recipient will be voted for at the annual meeting by the general membership. You must be a current member to vote.
Awards Nominated at Annual Meeting
The following awards are to be verbally nominated at the General Membership meeting and voted on at the same time. Current members may nominate and vote on recipients.
The awards are received by the recipients at the banquet.
Volunteer of the Year
Sportsmanship of the Year
Ride Management of the Year
Pit Crew of the Year
Merry Legs Award
Junior riders are in charge of voting for the Merry Legs Award. This award is to be given to the most deserving horse carrying a junior rider that year. This award is donated by Linda and Donnie Hamrick.
GLDRA Lifetime Mileage Program Awards
To be eligible for the horse/rider mileage awards the horse/rider must be entered in the respective mileage award programs. Horse and rider must be signed up as individuals (not teams). A one time fee of $30.00 is collected to enter the mileage programs.
Personal Mileage Award Program
Horse Mileage Award Program
GLDRA Sponsored UMECRA Award
Charles Phillips Versatility Award
This award is given out at the UMECRA Banquet and sponsored by GLDRA in memory of Charles Phillips. The versatility horse award is open to horse and rider teams with the highest number of combined points in all categories. Each horse and rider team must complete a minimum of two events in each category (Competitive Riding, Limited Distance & Endurance). Nominations for the Versatility Award must be submitted to the Points Keeper before the beginning of the last scheduled ride of the season.