2015 Rising Star Award Winners

The Draft Cross Breeders & Owners Association (DCBOA) has presented three Rising Star Awards to participants in the 2015 United States Pony Club (USPC) Championships held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va., July 22-26.

This years award recipients are Samantha Denning of Winsted, Conn. competing with Bocelli in tetrathlon, Alyssa Lapierre of Holis, N.H. competing with Celebration in dressage, and Virginia Strench of Harwood, Md. competing with Black Diamond in eventing.

The DCBOA Rising Star Award is presented annually to the top scoring USPC participant showing a registered draft cross horse at the USPC Championships. Sixteen trophies have been presented since the creation of the award in 2006.

The DCBOA is the nations leading registry for draft cross horses. Additional adult awards are offered in the disciplines of dressage, eventing, driving and side-saddle. Complete details about the annual award program can be found on the DCBOA website at www.dcboa.com


Alyssa Lapierre and Celebration - Dressage

Alyssa Lapierre and Celebration – Dressage

Virginia Strench and Black Diamond - Eventing

Virginia Strench and Black Diamond – Eventing

Samantha Denning and Bocelli - Tetrathlon

Samantha Denning and Bocelli – Tetrathlon


USDF All Breeds Awards Program

All Breeds Award Badge

27 Draft Cross Breeders & Owners Association registered horses are now declared with the United States Dressage Federation for their annual All Breeds Awards program!

There are 70 award placings available: 1-5 in Open (Training through Grand Prix), Dressage Sport Horse Breeding, Musical Freestyle, Adult Amateur, Junior/Young Rider, and Vintage Cup.

Horses previously declared with other registries may change their declaration with the USDF for an additional $50 fee, after they are registered with the DCBOA.

Visit the Awards page for additional information on this and other DCBOA awards.

2014 USDF High Score Breed Award

mandy collier and charlie bown

Congratulations to Mandy Collier and Charlie Brown, DCBOA  Amateur First Level Champion in the USDF All Breeds Award  program, and the winners of the High Score Breed Award for  DCBOA Draft Crosses at the USDF Nationals.

They are pictured here with those awards as well as a Year End  Championship ribbon from the Western Pennsylvania Dressage  Association at Training Level.Thank you, Mandy, for sharing this  great picture taken by Divine Mayhem Studios!