This weekend, I attended the Oklahoma Dressage Society’s annual general meeting and year end awards banquet. I wasn’t receiving an award, but I wanted to support my friends who were. I also wanted to put in an appearance on behalf of work; we provided the prizes! It was a good time for sure- good food, good company, and stunning views of Tulsa!
Work provides year end award prizes for several local organizations- Oklahoma Dressage Society, Green County Chapter, Hunter/Jumper Exhibitors of Oklahoma- as well as national organizations like the Westfalen Horse Association. We also sponsor various high point awards at shows; these range from a weekly high point award during the Adequan Global Dressage Festival to the local HJEO’s Mini Medal at their fall show.
Prizes tend to fall into one of two categories: stuff for the horse or gift cards.
There are saddle pads.
And bridle bags.
Every now and then, a group will opt for clothing like vests or jackets (as GCC did this year):
And, of course, you simply have to include a huge ribbon.
What kind of year end awards or special prizes do you like to receive? Are you happiest with a saddle pad? A swanky cooler? Something for yourself? Or would you rather have a gift card so you can choose?