NAWD Stars -FAQ

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We'll record questions and answers on the NAWD Stars Program here as we receive them.

Question: "What do I need to go to get registered for the achievement awards?"
Answer:  "Send proof of your scores to NAWDStars@gmail.com.  Yep, It is THAT SIMPLE.

Question: "Are scores retroactive?"
Answer:  "YES, scores are retroactive.  You can go back to the beginning of time and submit your scores to NAWDStars@gmail.com

Question: Can scores be from more than one horse?
Answer: "NO.  Three scores on the same horse to qualify for a star from that level"

Question:  "I have two scores from level one and one from Basic".  Can I use all three to get a Basic Star?"
Answer: "No.  You need 3 scores from one level"

Question: Will we still continue with the Trax program
Answer: Yes.  NAWD Stars replaces the "Achievement" portion of Trax.  We will continue with the Trax Year-End Awards program for those that wish to participate

Question: Are TRAX, Virtual Show and Live Show scorecards automatically considered for STARS? Or does STARS require an additional scorecard email notification to NAWD email to qualify?
Answer: A separate email notification is required for our internal records. Scores can count for both programs, but you must submit them to each program separately.  nawdtrax@gmail.com and nawdstars@gmail.com

Question: Is there a limit to the number of stars you can earn
Answer: Rules vary depending on the variety of star.  Please consult trainer, coach, amateur/youth, horse, and ambassador pages for more details

Question: Do you need to be a NAWD member to earn any of the STARS?
Answer:  No, membership is not required, everyone is welcome

Question: Can the various STARS and riding levels be earned cumulative over several show seasons? Or do you need to attain qualifying scores within the same show year?
Answer: The program is cumulative and scores may be earned over several years. 


Trainer

Question: Can an amateur qualify for a trainer’s star?
Answer: Yes, an amateur may earn a trainer’s star and will remain classified as an amateur for NAWD competition.  However, earning a trainer’s star may have an effect on amateur status with other organizations, check their rules for clarification.

Question: More than one person rides and helps “train” a horse.  The each ride the horse for 3 scores of 70%.  Can they each have a trainer star?
Answer: Yes. 

 Question:  How can a trainer earn more than one star for one particular level?
Answer:  By riding more than one horse.  Each horse ridden for 3 or more scores of 70% or higher qualifies for one star.

 Question: Can a trainer earn more than one Cowboy Dressage star?
Answer: No, only one Cowboy Dressage star is awarded


Amateur

Question:  How can an amateur earn more than one star for one particular level?
Answer:  By riding more than one horse.  Each horse ridden for 3 or more scores of 65% or higher qualifies for one star.

Question: Can an amateur earn more than one Cowboy Dressage star?
Answer: No, only one Cowboy Dressage star is awarded


Coach

Question: Is there a limit to the number of coaching stars you can earn?
Answer: There is no limit to the amount of stars you can earn but you may only have one star per level/category.  Your name will be shown on the NAWD Stars Coach page for each level for which you have earned a star.  The NAWD Professional page will display all of the stars that they have earned

 Question: Can a coach earn more than one Cowboy Dressage star?
Answer: No, only one Cowboy Dressage star is awarded

 Question: Can a student that rides multiple horses count as multiple students for a coach?
Answer: No, each student counts as only one student - no matter how many horses they ride. 

 


Horse

Question: When does a horse get his star
Answer: A horse receives a star when he receives scores of 65% or higher in one of the categories listed on the NAWD Horse Stars page.

Question: Can a horse earn their star categories and levels under multiple riders?  (i.e. lesson, lease, co-owned horses and horses whose owners can no longer ride?
Answer: Yes, but a single horse may earn only one star per category, regardless of rider


Ambassador

Question: Can anyone make a nomination for an Ambassador Star?
Answer: NAWD members may make a nomination for Ambassador Star by sending an email with the persons name and reason for nomination to nawdstars@gmail.com

Question: How are STAR nominations submitted?
Answer: NAWD members may make a nomination for Ambassador Star by sending an email with the persons name and reason for nomination to nawdstars@gmail.com