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Freshman Awards - Freshman Rider of the Year

All recipients of SERA Awards and Recognitions must be a member of SERA and only the ride results achieved as an active SERA member apply. Only results from SERA sanctioned rides apply. Ride results from years prior to the 2009 ride year do not apply. A ride year is December 1 - November 30.


• Based on the rider’s combined Open and Limited Distance ride completions
• If the rider competes on multiple horses, combined results of the rider are used
• Only miles from a single ride year count
• Only miles from the rider's first full year of competition count
• “Rider’s first full year of competition” is defined as:
o Previous rider starts recorded in no more than one prior ride year, and
o Rider starts in prior ride year are no more than 3
o All previous rider history applies, regardless of region or SERA sanctioning
• Member must self-nominate to Lela Nielsen at Lela Nielsen at LVNielsen321@yahoo.com with supporting documentation by December 15

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