Originally Posted by RhinestoneCowgirl03
Forgive me for mayhaps hijacking your thread...but what is this medal you speak of?
USDF (United States Dressage Federation) has a rider award program for dressage riders to have attainable goals and be recognized for their work. The most commonly lusted after are the bronze, silver, and gold medals. The bronze is two scores above 60, from two different judges, at First Level, Second Level, and Third Level. The silver medal is the same for Fourth Level and Prix St. Georges, and the gold is for Intermediare and Grand Prix. Most professionals are silver or gold medalists, and many amateurs work towards their bronze medal.
You can learn about all of USDF's rider awards here: USDF | Awards | Performance Awards | Rider Awards