Founded for preserving and promoting "Enlightened Equestrian Education" in the Ancient Art of Classical Horsemanship. Open to riders of all ages and horses of all ages, breeds and talents. The focus is on the teachings of proper horsemanship to create a harmonious duo riding in lightness, balance and with grace. Classical horsemanship is the core of dressage and is the foundation of every single riding discipline. The Hippology society is not only responsible for awarding classical based awards, but is also responsible for awarding credit to the those who seek their diplomas and specialty certificates.
EQUINE SCIENCE DIPLOMA - (Average 55+% = Diploma (90+% = Honours & 80-89% = Merit)) - Rider IV, one work practicum (50 hours) in horse-related field, 4 credits in Dressage (any type), plus elective credits to total 60 credit units.
Dressage Master for riders who achieve certification in every classical dressage degree with two or more horses.
Lifetime Champions - This award is a once in a lifetime per horse, permanent championship given to horses who are certified in all of the degrees of classical dressage, from Walk Trot to 6th°, regardless of rider and there is no time limit. Also, if the horse is sold to a new owner, the certification standings go with the horse. It is available once per horse.
Vintage Champions - The same as above is given to a horse who at any point has at least one of the degrees of dressage certifications in the Veteran Dressage program, regardless of rider. Classical Dressage trumps Veteran Dressage, therefore a Vintage Award can be earned any time and even before the Lifetime, but it is an optional program and does not mean the horse cannot partake in the Classical Dressage program. Horses must be 15 years and older.
In each Sport, Show and Stock division, there are:
INTERNATIONAL SPORT HORSE includes Classical Dressage and Hunter Jumper tests
INTERNATIONAL SHOW HORSE includes Classical Dressage and Show Performance
(Sample) A stall of achievement title goes to horses who score high in any discipline. To celebrate this entitlement, the horse can receive a stall plate. There is a small fee to cover the award costs plus shipping and handling. * If the horse is sold to a new owner, the points go with the horse. As well, duplicate stall plates can be purchased.
Stalls of Recognition (50 points)
Stalls of Merit (100 points)
Stalls of Distinction (200 points)
Stalls of Honor (300 points)
Stalls of Excellence (400 points)
Stalls of Prestige (500 points)
EQUITATION MEDALISTS - Any rider on any horse where the rider gets 60+% twice on 4 or more tests with at least 2 horses used.
BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD MEDALISTS - Horse and rider combinations who achieve their bronze, silver, and gold medals in Classical Dressage, Veteran Dressage and Bronze only in Western Dressage.
LEATHER AWARD HALTER
Contact the office for details.
Annual order before Aug31
This halter is only available to graduates of the Equine Studies program. It is granted FREE to those earning their Equine Science Diploma.
Free upon completion of:
Anyone can order an Academy t-shirt with the logo only on it. Price and pictures coming soon, as well as hoodies, golf shirts and caps.
YOUR BEST AWARDS
Rosettes for each test you better your personal best score.
For each level and type of test you ride, set your best score and try to better to earn a rosette for each test you better! This is an on-going award throughout the years as per horse and rider combination.
Large Purple ribbon for each score of 80% (Excellence or A-standard)
Purple ribbon for each score of 60-79% (Good or B-standard)
Participation flat for every other test score (Average or C-standard and lower)
Flat ribbon for every kur ridden and passed
Register ahead of time to receive the information and then send in your video on CD/DVD or email a link (if online) for scoring & comments just like a riding lesson.