Carriage Driving Criteria for Awards

Drivers and horses must be registered with the EA to be eligible for awards.


CDE Pony and Driver of the Year

CDE Horse and Driver of the Year

CDE Horse/Pony Junior Driver under 21


Driver can nominate EA registered horse only. Can be part of a multiple or driven as single.

Driver can nominate more than one horse through purchasing performance card for each horse.

Horses cannot be driven by another driver with same performance card, a performance card will need to be issued for each driver.

Points – Full CDE (including Marathon) = first 9 points, second 6, third 3.

Dressage / Cones 3,2,1 points – Novice and Advanced tests. 

Points can be accrued from CDE’s in SA (EA & ACDS events) only.

All FEI Events (including Interstate FEI events).


A performance card is necessary to be eligible (obtained from the Equestrian SA office) and should be sent into the Equestrian SA office by the end of November of each year.