Attention Amateurs! ERA of NA Launches New Awards Program

Adult Amateur Frankie Thieriot Stutes with Chatwin, 2018 USEF National 3* Champions. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Adult amateur eventers work their tails off, and we’re always glad to see all that effort being recognized. The Eventing Riders Association of North America (ERA of NA) recently announced the launch of its Adult Amateur Gem Award program, intended to recognize Adult Amateur members for their accomplishments at the Beginner Novice through Advanced levels.

“There are adult amateurs out there doing amazing things with astonishing commitment,” said Jen Azevedo, ERA of NA Board Member. “This program gives them a platform to be recognized and regarded for their accomplishments across all levels within the sport.”

After completing the predetermined number of Qualifying Rides, program participants will be eligible to receive a Gem Pin to be worn on their stock tie or lapel denoting their accomplishments and consistency at the level.

Program details:

  • Must be a current and active ERA Member Plus of ERA of NA
  • Must be a current member of USEA with Adult Amateur status
  • Scores may be earned on multiple horses over multiple years
  • Rider must provide proof of scores to be verified by ERA of NA
  • A QR (Qualifying Ride) consists of a dressage score of 50 or less, cross country with no jump penalties, and show jumping with no more than three rails. These scores can be achieved with multiple horses over multiple years.
  • Application fee of $25 per award
  • Award is a genuine Swarovski crystal pin .5 in diameter to be work on stock tie or coat


  • Onyx – 2 QR at Beginner Novice
  • Citrine – 3 QR at Novice
  • Emerald – 4 QR at Training
  • Ruby – 4 QR at Preliminary
  • Sapphire – 4 QR at Intermediate
  • Diamond – 4 QR at Advanced

To learn more about the ERA of NA Adult Amateur Gem Award program and fill out an application click here.

Learn more about the ERA of NA and sign up for membership here.