HOY Gala - Horse of the Year Awards

Horse of the Year (HOY) awards are designed to recognize horse and rider combinations, based on the quality of their performance, as demonstrated by scores earned during the competition year. Horses will be ranked in each level and points will be assigned based on a point system.

Each horse and rider must be members of NCDCTA in order for points to count towards year end awards. The competition year begins November 15 and ends November 16 of the following year. There will be 6 placings at each level of eventing and dressage for Jr/YR, adult amateurs and open competitors. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 placings at each level.

An awards banquet will be held in January. Most attending the evening’s award program wear cocktail attire. Some individuals enjoy the opportunity to dress more formal and will wear tuxedos and gowns. The evening will begin with a reception from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. At 7:00, everyone will be seated for the evening’s dinner and awards presentation. Upon completion of the awards presentations, a DJ will provide music for everyone’s dancing pleasure.

2016 HOY Gala


The NCDCTA HOY Awards banquet 2018

January 20th, 2018

Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
4500 Marriott Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612

The convention center is located directly across from Crabtree Valley Mall on Glenwood Avenue.

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a reception, followed by a seated dinner and awards presentation beginning at 7:00. There will be 2 bars located in the reception hall as well as servers passing appetizers. Opportunities are available for sponsorships to reserve tables for 8-10 guests for your students, friends and family members. In addition, sponsorships are available to promote your business.

Marriott offers reduced rates for our members -
IF YOU RESERVE PRIOR TO - January 6, 2018.

Click Here to book your group rate for NC Dressage and Combined Training Association


More information will follow as to dinner selections, sponsor opportunities, and many other exciting details that will help you fulfill your dreams come true for your awards celebration!