Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame Equine Nomination
Horses that will be considered for inclusion in the Hall of Fame should be horses that are:
nearing the end of their careers;
retired from competition; or
are considered for nomination posthumously.
Horses should have also:
contributed to the excellence in dressage through their performance records in the dressage arena or their breeding records, or
served as ambassadors of the sport.
Relative Importance of Contribution
As is the case with individuals nominated for the Hall of Fame, horses
whose careers contributed to the growth, development, quality, popularity
and appreciation of dressage were the products of their times. The dressage
training given horses and the opportunities for national and international
competitions have evolved over the decades in which America has evolved.
Horses may have competed prior to when American horses became consistently
competitive in international arenas. The accomplishments of a horse that is
considered for nomination to the Hall of Fame should be evaluated in the
context of the time in which the horse was active. For example, a horse
that won Horse of the Year honors through the levels but did so during the
period in which the United States was not internationally competitive may
be properly considered for inclusion in the Hall of Fame.
Type of Contributions
The criteria to be considered include:
Competition records that demonstrate consistent and sustained
excellence in international competition, including CDIs, World Cup
competitions, World Equestrian Games, Pan-Am Games, or Olympic
competitions. Competition records compiled when the horse was showing
for the United States will be considered.
Competition records that evidence consistent, sustained and successful
national careers and represent excellence in the context of the stage
of development of American dressage in which the horse competed. For
example, a horse that was recognized as Horse of the Year at the
highest levels but did not have a sustained international career may be
Serving as foundation stock, dam or sire, whose offspring have compiled
records of successful competition, thereby influencing American
dressage by improving the quality of American dressage horses.
Attracting new participants, increasing the popularity of the sport and
deepening appreciation of dressage in the United States by serving as
an ambassador of the sport.
If you would like to nominate a horse for induction into the Hall of Fame,
please complete the nomination form. Provide detailed information about the
horse and its accomplishments. Please send any additional supporting
material to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations may be made by any current USDF Participating Member or Group Member.
Current members of the USDF Executive Board and staff are not eligible for nomination.
USDF staff or members of the USDF Historical Recognition Committee may contact you for additional information or media.
Deadline for nominations is May 1. All nominations received after May 1 of the current year will be considered for the following year.