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Includes USDF, USEF, and FEI tests; education, award, and championship information.

USDF

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USDF’S MISSION: Dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. USDF is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation comprised of nearly 30,000 members, and over 100 Group Member Organizations (affiliated clubs). Founded in 1973, USDF was established for the purpose of promoting and encouraging a high standard of accomplishment in dressage, primarily through educational programs. These programs include clinics, education at the annual convention, instructor and judge education, and online education. USDF administers a national year-end awards program based on test scores that horses and riders earn during the competition year. Award opportunities exist for every level of competition, and there are special categories for different breeds, as well as for juniors/young riders, adult amateurs, and riders age 50 and over. Starting December 1, 2019, the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program will offer regional recognition to USDF Group Members, competing in non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions.

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USDF also offers several championship programs, including the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®, the USDF Breeders Championship Series, USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals and the USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program.

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Publications include USDF Connection (the official magazine of USDF), which includes the annual yearbook, and USDF’s new publication website YourDressage.org. USDF Connection focuses on the USDF educational mission, as well as the interests and needs of the dressage community. The magazine offers educational articles and commentaries by many of the most recognized and respected experts in the sport. YourDressage delivers exclusive dressage stories, editorial, and education, relevant to ALL dressage enthusiasts and is your daily source for dressage!

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Table of Contents About USDF ............................................................................................................... 2

Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards...........................................................35

Advertisers’ Index....................................................................................................... 4

Adequan®/USDF Breeder of the Year Awards...........................................38

USDF Breeder of Distinction Awards.........................................................39

USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year Award................................................41

USDF Regional GMO Volunteer of the Year Award..............................41

USDF Volunteer of the Year Award.............................................................42

The Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame.........................................42

USDF Lifetime Achievement Award..........................................................43

USDF Member of Distinction......................................................................43

USDF EDUCATION PROGRAMS

USDF Recognition Programs........................................................................45

About USDF Education..................................................................................14

USDF Education Programs............................................................................14

USDF COMPETITION PROGRAMS

USDF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

USDF Membership Information...........................................................................8

USDF Member Perks Partners......................................................................10

USDF Regions....................................................................................................11

Horse Registration............................................................................................12

Master Verification...........................................................................................12

USDF Competition Programs.....................................................................47

USDF AWARDS PROGRAMS

USEF/USDF Dressage Seat Medal Program...........................................48

USDF Awards Programs.................................................................................18

USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program................................50

Rider Awards......................................................................................................18

USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program...........................51

Horse Performance Certificates......................................................................21

Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates..............................................................55

Adequan /USDF Year-End Awards..............................................................22 ®

USDF Awards Equivalency Chart...............................................................24

USDF Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet........................................27

Adequan®/USDF Jr/YR Awards........................................................................27

Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional

Dressage Championship Rules..............................................................56

USDF Breeders Championship Series Rules ............................................62

Adequan®/USDF Adult Amateur Awards..................................................27

DRESSAGE TESTS

Adequan /USDF Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle Awards................28

National & International Organizations...................................................70

Adequan®/USDF Vintage Cup Awards ......................................................28

Tests Copyrights/Disclaimers.......................................................................70

Adequan®/USDF Para-Dressage Rider of the Year Awards..................28

Index of Dressage Tests....................................................................................72

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Adequan /USDF Musical Freestyle Awards..............................................30 ®

Adequan®/USDF Musical Freestyle Challenge.........................................30 Adequan®/USDF Dressage Horse of the Year ...........................................30

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Adequan®/USDF DSHB Horse of the Year ..............................................30

USDF CONTACTS & LINKS

Adequan®/USDF Materiale Horse of the Year.........................................32

USDF Office Contact Directory.............................................................. 106

Adequan®/USDF USEF Four-Year-Old or FEI Five- or Six-Year-Old Awards.........................................................32

Useful Links................................................................................................... 107

USDF Member Guide November 2019, Volume 2020 Issue 1

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MEMBERSHIP

USDF Membership Information MEMBERSHIP TYPES

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (PM, GM, BM)

PARTICIPATING MEMBERSHIP (PM) The USDF membership year begins December 1. If dues are received after December 1, the effective date of membership is the date the application and correct dues are received by USDF. If joining USDF (including changing membership to PM status) at a competition, membership begins the date the application and appropriate dues are accepted by the show secretary, provided the application is signed and dated by the competition secretary and the member (or representative of the member) on that same day. All PMs, except for USDF Lifetime Participating Membership, expire on November 30.

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1-year PM = $90 Adult, $72 Youth (Must be under 21 at the start of the USDF membership year) 5-year PM = $360 (Guarantees all PM benefits through November 30 of the fifth year of membership)

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Life PM = $1,800 (Guarantees all PM benefits for the lifetime of the member)

Full access to USDF’s digital publications, including USDF Connection

Full access to USDF’s online learning opportunities

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GROUP MEMBERSHIP (GM)

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USDF GM is obtained by joining a USDF Group Member Organization (GMO). GMOs are integral in bringing dressage and dressage education to the masses. Stay connected with your local dressage community and support dressage at the local level by joining a GMO in your area. Each GMO sends a roster of members, along with appropriate dues, to USDF. The USDF GM year is December 1 to November 30.

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BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP (BM) USDF BM offers a variety of advertising benefits, in addition to the benefits of USDF Participating Membership. For competition purposes, USDF BM fulfills only the owner membership requirements when competing at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions. A person who is associated with the business cannot compete as a rider with a USDF BM. The USDF BM year begins December 1 and expires on November 30. After December 1, the effective date of membership is the date the application and correct dues are received by USDF. If joining USDF at a competition, membership begins the date the application and appropriate dues are accepted by the show secretary, provided the application is signed and dated by the competition secretary and the member (or representative of the member) on that same day.

Join, Renew, or Register Online Online registration is a convenient way to join USDF, renew your USDF membership, or to register your horse. This method will immediately provide you a temporary membership/registration transaction verification, which can be used as proof of membership or horse registration until your application has been processed. Memberships are processed in the timeliest manner possible. Please allow two business days for processing. Once your application has been processed, you will be able to print official membership and horse verification at www.usdf.org. Members can change their e-mail subscriptions, address, email, and phone and fax numbers online at any time, by logging into the USDF website.

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USDF EDUCATION PROGRAMS MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

AWARD AND CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMS MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

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Adequan®/USDF FEI Level Trainers Conference

USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program

Sport Horse Seminars - auditor

Sport Horse Seminars - participant

Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention

Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum – auditor

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USDF Apprentice Technical Delegate Clinic

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Compete in a USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Final

Compete at US Dressage Finals

Qualify for USDF Breeders Championship Series Finals

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Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards

USDF Horse Performance Certificates

USDF Rider Awards

Qualify for USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals

Compete at USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals

USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program

*Applies only to the owner membership requirement. Rider must have a PM at the time the horse’s qualifying score is earned. LHR = USDF Lifetime Horse Registration HID = USDF Horse Identification Number PM = Participating Membership GM = Group Membership NM = Non-member

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MEMBERSHIP

USDF Regions


MEMBERSHIP

USDF Horse Registration Horses entered in USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions must have either a USDF Horse Identification (HID) number or a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR). USDF HID numbers and USDF LHRs do not need to be renewed. Please refer to award and program criteria for specific horse registration requirements. Horse registration applications can be found on the USDF website and may be mailed or faxed to the USDF office. USDF HID number and LHR applications submitted online will be processed the following business day.

99 You should send a copy of your horse’s breed registration papers to USDF. Registry, pedigree, and breeder information will not be considered official until breed registration papers are received in the USDF office. Copies can be sent by mail/fax/e-mail to Attn: Horse Registration, 4051 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, (fax) (859) 971-7722, or horseregistration@usdf.org. 99USDF allows a youth to be a recorded owner of a USDF registered horse.

EXCEPTION: Horses competing only in Individual Breed Classes (IBCs) at DSHB competitions, sires and dams of horses in DSHB group classes, where those sires or dams are not actually competing in the same competition, horses competing only in breed restricted dressage or DSHB classes at regular competitions (e.g. all Arabian, all Friesian, all Morgan classes, etc.) or in USDF Introductory Level tests, pas de deux or quadrille, are exempt from this requirement. Also exempt are horses ridden in leadline, exhibitions, games and races, classes for 4-H members, walk-trot, academy, and opportunity classes. For foreign-owned horses competing in a CDI, USDF accepts copies of the horse identification pages from an FEI passport in lieu of a USDF HID or LHR.

99 To be eligible for Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards, please refer to the USDF website for complete declaration instructions. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that an all-breeds declaration has been made for his/her horse by August 1. Please refer to the USDF website to confirm that a declaration has been made. Once a declaration has been made, it will remain the same for the lifetime of the horse, unless the All-Breeds Awards Declaration Form and declaration change fee are submitted to USDF. Send questions to horsedeclarations@usdf.org. 99Horses should be registered with USDF in the name of the owner under which they are exhibited. 99 USDF horse registration must be in the name of the current owner or lessee. 99Horse must be exhibited in the name of the current USDF owner or lessee of record. If a lease if on file with USDF, the horse must be exhibited in the ownership of the lessee.

USDF HORSE IDENTIFICATION (HID) NUMBER: $35 The USDF HID number, a one-time tracking number, is the minimum USDF horse registration requirement to compete at a USEF-licensed/ USDF-recognized competition. The USDF HID number can be upgraded to a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration for a fee of $80.

Master Verification

USDF LIFETIME HORSE REGISTRATION (LHR): $115 USDF’s LHR is the highest level of horse registration, which allows eligibility for award and championship programs, assuming all other criteria have been met. If a horse has a USDF LHR, it does not need a USDF HID number. (For certain programs, the horse must also have a USEF Annual or Lifetime Recording. See specific program criteria for details.)

ONLINE MASTER VERIFICATION

USDF LEASE RECORDING: $35 Leased horses must be recorded with USDF in the name of the owner. Once USDF horse registration has been applied for, a USDF Lease Recording Form and the lease recording fee can be submitted to USDF. The lessee will be recognized as “owner” for the duration of the lease and, therefore, will be subject to owner membership requirements for competition, award, and championship programs. The effective date of a lease recording is the date the notarized USDF Lease Recording Form and the lease recording fee are received by USDF. At the conclusion of the lease, the horse’s ownership will revert to the USDF owner of record. Visit the USDF website for complete information and to download the form. 12

The USDF Master Verification allows a competitor to compile proof of membership for rider, owner, and horse, and customize it for the particular show entry for which they are preparing. The horse’s registration, as well as the rider’s and owner’s USDF membership information can be printed from the website, all on one sheet. This alleviates making copies of all the certificates and cards for each competition. It can be customized and printed at any time, thus creating the most up-to-date USDF membership verification.

USEF/USDF JOINT VERIFICATION ONLINE SERVICE Are you also a member of USEF? If so, this joint verification simplifies the process for you to search for, verify, and print membership information for horses, owners, and riders for competition entry purposes. Visit the USDF website, follow a simple process, and print all of your USEF and USDF cards on one sheet of paper.


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EDUCATION

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USDF Education Programs

USDF continually strives to offer a variety of educational opportunities, for all members. Education programs include live symposia, clinics, and seminars for adult amateurs, professionals, and youth, as well as instruction and continuing education for instructors, trainers, and judges. USDF provides members with the opportunity to earn recognition in their pursuit of dressage knowledge by attending USDF’s programs and completing selected online courses, as well as attending accredited educational events offered by affiliated organizations and educational partners. USDF also produces educational books, DVDs, program guidelines, and test apps made available through the USDF store.

graduating from the program to officiate at schooling shows, or those who plan to apply for the USEF/USDF’ ‘r’ Judge Training Program.

CONTINUING EDUCATION IN DRESSAGE JUDGING Developed by the USDF Judges Committee, this program provides continuing education opportunities, at a local level, for licensed judges, USDF L Graduates, and those enrolled in the USDF L Education Program. Auditors may also be interested in the topics presented. This program is organized through a USDF Group Member Organization (GMO), USDF region, or other USDFapproved organization. Please note: These Continuing Education Programs do not fulfill the USEF Licensed Dressage Judge Maintenance Requirements. Grants for this program are funded by The Dressage Foundation’s Edgar Hotz Judges’ Fund.

USDF provides members access to a searchable database of educational articles, videos, and audio on topics including training across all levels, competition, equine health, rider fitness, and many more.

ADEQUAN®/USDF FEI-LEVEL TRAINERS CONFERENCE

USDF Education Programs

The Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference is designed to provide continuing education for dressage trainers and instructors. Presenters give trainers the opportunity to explore new teaching and training techniques. Attendees must meet certain criteria in order to attend.

INSTRUCTOR/TRAINER PROGRAM The USDF Instructor/Trainer Program is designed to educate amateurs and professionals who wish to further their education in the classical system of dressage. This program offers educational workshops on lungeing, riding/training, and teaching, and includes a recommended reading list. In addition to educational workshops, USDF offers Instructor Certification for dressage instructors who meet specified proficiency standards. Certification is currently offered at the following levels: • Certified Instructor/Trainer: Training through First Level • Certified Instructor/Trainer: Second Level • Certified Instructor/Trainer: Third through Fourth Level • Certified Instructor/Trainer: FEI B • Certified Instructor/Trainer: FEI A

ADEQUAN®/USDF ANNUAL CONVENTION Held each year to conduct the business of the federation, the annual convention also includes networking opportunities and education sessions oriented towards amateurs, professionals, youth, and enthusiasts at all levels.

MUSICAL FREESTYLE Dressage musical freestyle combines the elegance and beauty, as well as the power and strength, of the horse with the stirring impact of music. Movements and figures are choreographed to meet the technical requirements of the particular level, with carefully chosen music that highlights the horse/rider combination. Musical freestyles are entertaining and offer great audience appeal.

L EDUCATION PROGRAM

Freestyle tests are available from Training through Fourth Levels through USDF, while the FEI is responsible for Para-Equestrian, Junior Riders, Young Riders, Intermediate I, Grand Prix, and FEI Pony.

The USDF L Education Program offers a comprehensive curriculum created to teach participants and auditors how to evaluate dressage performance at Training through Second Level. This program is designed with several goals in mind: to provide trainers, instructors, competitors, and spectators insight into the evaluative techniques of judging dressage; to prepare and evaluate candidates who wish to pursue entry into the USEF/USDF ‘r’ Judge Training Program; and to provide continuing education for licensed judges and USDF L Graduates. Using a faculty of experienced, USDF-approved, USEF-licensed ‘S’ dressage judges, this program is divided into two parts, each part consisting of three two-day sessions. Part 1 “A Judge’s Perspective” is open to all USDF members, and is the educational foundation of the program. After completing Part 1, USDF Participating Members, who meet the competition score requirements, may enter Part 2 “The Candidate’s Evaluation”. These evaluative sessions are geared towards those who are interested in

There is an eligibility requirement for entering and competing in a freestyle class at a USEF-licensed dressage competition. Check the USDF Freestyle Rules, Guidelines, and Definitions for details.

PAS DE DEUX Pas de deux is an artistic program, created and ridden by two riders, to present their horses in an artistic, musical context. It is judged according to technical execution and artistic impression. It is performed in a standard dressage arena, unless otherwise specified, and may be offered at any level through Grand Prix. There is no eligibility requirement for entering and competing in pas de deux.

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USDF Education Programs

EDUCATION

QUADRILLE

USDF YOUTH OUTREACH CLINICS

The Youth Outreach Clinics are an educational opportunity for our “grassroots” youth riders, ages 10-21, riding Training Level and above, and are held in conjunction with the USDF Jr/YR Clinic Series. The goal of these clinics is to introduce those USDF youth members, who are dedicated dressage riders, to the youth pipeline and the opportunities it offers.

Quadrille is most simply defined as team riding. Competitive teams of three or more riders may perform both compulsory and musical freestyle routines. It is an activity suitable for persons of all ages, including youth groups, such as 4-H and the United States Pony Clubs (USPC). There are no qualifying requirements for quadrille. Team members do not need to be USDF members or pay non-member fees to enter a quadrille class at a recognized show.

USDF UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION

SPORT HORSE PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT FORUM USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forums are designed to provide a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. The forums are intended to bridge the current educational gap related to the training of sport horse prospects as they progress from in-hand to under-saddle, and eventual competition.

SPORT HORSE SEMINARS USDF Sport Horse Seminars are two-day programs designed to educate breeders, riders, trainers, and potential sport horse owners about the qualities desired in a sport horse, and how to rate these qualities. These seminars are also a prerequisite to become a USEFlicensed Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Judge.

Through USDF University, USDF members can earn credits towards a recognition certificate and diplomas (bronze, silver, gold, platinum, and diamond). The certificate and diplomas recognize USDF members who strive to continue their education in dressage and related equine subjects by attending accredited events, or completing approved online content. Credits are cumulative and can be earned over an unlimited number of years. USDF tracks the credits earned by each member, and awards the certificate and diplomas to those who accumulate the appropriate number of credits, for the corresponding recognition level. Visit USDF University on the USDF website for information on recognition, event accreditation, to take online courses, and experience everything else USDF University has to offer.

USDF APPRENTICE TECHNICAL DELEGATE CLINIC

This clinic is held in conjunction with the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention, The clinic is classroom focused, and is open to those who may be interested in becoming a dressage technical delegate, or anyone seeking to learn about the role and function of a dressage technical delegate. This clinic also serves as a prerequisite to become a USEF ‘r’ dressage technical delegate.

HANDLERS CLINICS USDF Sport Horse Handlers Clinics are designed to teach owners and exhibitors of sport horses the basics of preparing horses to be shown in-hand, as well as show ring rules and procedures.

USDF GMO EDUCATION INITIATIVE

The purpose of this initiative is to support GMOs in creating and maintaining affordable riding and educational opportunities. As part of USDF University, this initiative offers four event formats that can be adapted to each GMO’s needs: riding clinics/symposia, ride-a-tests, camps, and unmounted events. USDF will work with GMOs, and their chapters, to develop new events to enhance the education offerings in their local communities. GMOs will plan and facilitate approved events, with organizational and advertising support from USDF.

YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT DRESSAGE SPORT HORSE BREEDER AND HANDLER SEMINARS These seminars are designed to familiarize youth and young adults with the dressage sport horse industry. Held over two days, seminars may consist of classroom instruction, practical handling sessions, and the opportunity to observe competition classes and practice judging. Participants have the opportunity to interact with breeders, handlers, and judges who will address a variety of topics.

In addition, approved events will be eligible to apply for a USDF GMO Education Initiative Grant. These grants will offer funding opportunities to help GMOs, and their chapters, get their education programs started. Event and grant applications are due to the USDF office at least 60 days prior to the start of the event, with regional/ geographical representation considered for grants.

USDF JR/YR CLINIC SERIES With funding support provided by The Dressage Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation The USDF Jr/YR Clinic Series is designed to provide educational opportunities for riders ages 14-21 (and riders age 12-14 competing in FEI Pony or FEI Children classes, and U25 riders where space allows), and to provide the opportunity for clinic participants to become part of the youth pipeline. Riders are coached by well-known and highly respected instructors, including George Williams and Anne Gribbons. Each clinic is open to eight riding participants, as well as auditors of all ages. A theory session is offered each day to all attendees.

USDF/USEF YOUNG RIDER GRADUATE PROGRAM

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USDF Awards Programs

USDF Rider Awards GENERAL RULES

Have you ever wondered, “How does my horse compare with others showing in dressage?”

The following guidelines apply to all USDF Rider Awards; dressage seat equitation, rider performance award, bronze, silver, and gold medals, freestyle bronze, silver, and gold bars, and master’s challenge awards.

Every year, thousands of owners and riders, with USDF registered horses, compete for USDF awards and the opportunity to find out where their horses rank against others competing at their level, nationwide.

ELIGIBILITY

AWARDS

As part of its mission, USDF offers a variety of award programs to recognize achievement in dressage and dressage sport horse breeding (DSHB). In the USDF awards system, there is a goal for nearly every type and level of riding, starting with the USDF Rider Performance Award for achievement at Training Level, up to the Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. Along the way are the popular USDF Rider Medals (gold, silver, and bronze), Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards, and many more.

• Rider must have a USDF Participating or Group Membership and be a member in good standing of USDF when scores are earned. • Owner must meet minimum competition eligibility requirements at the time the scores are earned. • Horse must have a USDF Horse Identification Number or a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration at the time the scores are earned. Exception: Horses competing only in breed restricted competitions. • USDF horse registration must be in the name of the current owner or lessee. • Horse must be exhibited in the name of the current USDF owner or lessee of record. If a lease is on file with USDF, the horse must be exhibited in the ownership of the lessee.

Most USDF awards are based on the quality of a horse’s performance, as demonstrated by scores earned during the competition year. USDF awards are designed to reward horses that consistently earn strong scores, regardless of where they place in a class. USDF promotes and encourages a high standard of accomplishment in dressage throughout the United States. In order to recognize this high standard, USDF has developed a comprehensive awards program to reward excellence within our sport. USDF encourages all members to strive for excellence, by offering award programs for everyone.

RECORDED SCORES AND APPLICATION • Application and $25 fee must be submitted online using the rider performance awards application after all required scores are earned. Certificates are issued as received and verified. • Application and fee must be received by September 30 for inclusion in current competition year. Applications submitted from October 1 through October 15, with all rider award requirements completed in the previous competition year, may be recognized in the previous competition year with payment of a $75 late fee in addition to the $25 fee. • Any score earned at a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competition, from a regular USEF or FEI test, may be used, including scores earned in test of choice classes. Scores need not be earned in one year. • Eligible scores earned at USEF Special Competitions, held in the U.S., are also applicable. • If two or more judges score one ride, the average of their scores counts as one score. A judge panel will be considered different if at least one member of the panel is changed. • Scores may be used multiple times for progressive awards. Scores may be earned at any test of the level and freestyle scores only count for freestyle awards. • Riders may earn an award only once at each level and scores may be earned on one or more horses. • Awards may be earned in any order, except for the freestyle bars. • Scores must be from scoresheets that are current at the time of the competition. • Medals, freestyle bars, and master’s challenge awards will be presented at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention.

NOTICE USDF employs the best practices to ensure that information published is accurate and current. Rule and/or policy changes by USEF and/or the FEI that impact USDF awards programs will be addressed as needed. USDF assumes no liability for any errors, omissions, or changes. Refer to USDF Policies and Procedures for more information.

USDF Awards Programs

To check your scores, visit www.USDFScores.com. Score correction deadline is October 15 at 5:00 pm ET.

EQUIVALENCIES • Please see equivalency chart on page 24. Tests not listed as equivalencies in the current USDF Member Guide are not eligible for USDF awards. 18


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USDF Rider Awards YEARBOOK PHOTOGRAPHS

GOLD MEDAL RIDER AWARDS

• Deadline to submit rider award photographs (bronze, silver and gold medalists, freestyle bar recipients, and master’s challenge recipients) for the yearbook issue of USDF Connection is the first Friday in October. • USDF will only accept digital photograph submissions and the USDF Photo Release Form must accompany the photograph. • USDF does not guarantee that any submitted photograph will be used.

AWARDS

DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION AWARDS • All riders, including those who compete in the professional, adult amateur, and junior/young riders divisions are eligible. • Only scores earned in dressage seat equitation classes are eligible. Scores from walk/trot equitation classes are not eligible. • Scores must be from classes that were scored using the USEF Dressage Equitation class scoresheet or the USEF Dressage Seat Medal class scoresheet. • Scores earned prior to August 1, 2011 must be submitted by competitor with appropriate verification.

• Must have four scores of 60 percent or higher: ƒƒTwo at Intermediate I, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, and/or Intermediate II from two different judges and two different rides ƒƒTwo at Grand Prix from two different judges and two different rides

MASTER’S CHALLENGE AWARDS • Award may be achieved at each level, Training through Fourth, and FEI levels. • Competitor must: ƒƒSubmit birthdate to USDF before September 30 of the award year ƒƒEarn scores after January 1, 1990 ƒƒBe age 60 or older at the time the scores are earned

TRAINING, FIRST, OR SECOND LEVELS • Must have four scores of 60 percent or higher: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different rides

THIRD, FOURTH, OR FEI LEVELS • Must have three scores of 55 percent or higher: ƒƒFrom three different judges ƒƒFrom three different rides ƒƒFEI levels are combined. Scores may be earned from one level or any combination thereof.

SCORE REQUIREMENTS • From at least three different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • From at least three different judges

ELEMENTARY LEVEL

MUSICAL FREESTYLE RIDER AWARDS

• Must have five scores of 65 percent or higher

• Musical freestyle rider awards can be awarded only after a rider has earned the respective USDF bronze, silver, or gold medal. • Riders can earn a freestyle bar in the same year they are earning the respective medal.

ACCOMPLISHED LEVEL • Must have five scores of 72 percent or higher

ELITE LEVEL • Must have five scores of 80 percent or higher

FREESTYLE BRONZE BAR AWARDS

RIDER PERFORMANCE AWARDS

• Must have six scores of 65 percent or higher: ƒƒTwo freestyle scores at First Level from two different judges and two different rides ƒƒTwo freestyle scores at Second Level from two different judges and two different rides ƒƒTwo freestyle scores at Third Level from two different judges and two different rides

• Award may be achieved at Training, First, and Second Levels • Must have four scores of 60 percent or higher at the respective level: ƒƒFrom at least two different USEF-licensed/USDFrecognized competitions ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different rides

FREESTYLE SILVER BAR AWARDS

BRONZE MEDAL RIDER AWARDS

• Must have four scores of 65 percent or higher: ƒƒFour freestyle scores at Fourth Level from four different judges and four different rides

• Must have six scores of 60 percent or higher: ƒƒTwo at First Level from two different judges and two different rides ƒƒTwo at Second Level from two different judges and two different rides ƒƒTwo at Third Level from two different judges and two different rides

FREESTYLE GOLD BAR AWARDS • Must have four scores of 65 percent or higher: ƒƒTwo freestyle scores at Intermediate I from two different judges and two different rides ƒƒTwo freestyle scores at Grand Prix from two different judges and two different rides

SILVER MEDAL RIDER AWARDS • Must have four scores of 60 percent or higher: ƒƒTwo at Fourth Level from two different judges and two different rides ƒƒTwo at Prix St. Georges from two different judges and two different rides 20


USDF Horse Performance Certificates GENERAL RULES: • Certificates may be earned at: ƒƒTraining Level through Grand Prix (Intermediate A/B is considered one level) ƒƒYoung horse (any combination of USEF four- and FEI five-, six- or seven-year-old tests) • Must have ten scores of 60 percent or higher per level or 6.0 or higher for young horse tests ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒMust include four scores from the highest test of the level

EQUIVALENCIES

AWARDS

• Please see equivalency chart on page 24. Tests not listed as equivalencies in the current USDF Member Guide are not eligible for USDF awards.

ELIGIBILITY • Horse must have a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration when scores are earned. • USDF horse registration must be in the name of the current owner or lessee. • Horse must be exhibited in the name of the current USDF owner or lessee of record. If a lease is on file with USDF, the horse must be exhibited in the ownership of the lessee. • Owner must have a USDF Participating or Business Membership, and be a member in good standing of USDF when scores are earned. • Rider must meet minimum competition eligibility requirements. • Memberships and horse registrations begin as of the date of application. When applying at a show, this date must be in accordance with USEF dressage division rules.

RECORDED SCORES AND APPLICATION

• Application and $35 fee must be submitted online, using the horse performance certificate application, after all required scores are earned. Certificates are issued as received and verified. • Scores need not be earned in one year. Freestyle scores do not count. • Any score earned at a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competition, in a regular USEF or FEI test, may be used, including scores earned in test of choice classes. • Scores may be earned by more than one rider and breed restricted scores are eligible. • Eligible scores earned at USEF Special Competitions, held in the U.S., are also applicable. • If two or more judges score one ride, the average of their scores counts as one score. • Application and fee must be received by September 30 for inclusion in current competition year. • To be published in year-end publications, current owner must be on file with USDF by September 30. • Scores must be from scoresheets that are current at the time of the competition. 21


Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards

AWARDS

GENERAL RULES The following rules apply to these year-end awards: • Junior/Young Rider Awards • Adult Amateur Awards • Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle Awards • Vintage Cup Awards • Para-Dressage Rider of the Year Awards • Musical Freestyle Awards • Musical Freestyle Challenge • Dressage Horse of the Year Awards • Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year Awards • Materiale Horse of the Year Awards • USEF Four-Year-Old Awards • FEI Five-Year-Old Awards • FEI Six-Year-Old Awards • All-Breeds Awards • Breeder of the Year Awards

AWARD YEAR • The award year is October 1 through September 30. • For USDF official year-end results or award standings, no corrections will be accepted after 5:00 pm ET on October 15 of the award year. If USDF is notified, in writing, of errors prior to 5:00 pm ET on October 15 of the award year, the placings will be corrected. If USDF is not notified, in writing, of errors prior to 5:00 pm ET on October 15 of the award year, including those caused by the competitor, the competition, or USDF, no changes will be made.

MEMBERSHIP AND HORSE REGISTRATIONS REQUIREMENTS • Rider must have a USDF Participating Membership (PM) and be a member in good standing of USDF when scores are earned. • Owner must have a USDF PM or Business Membership (BM) and be a member in good standing of USDF when scores are earned. • Memberships and horse registrations begin when all application forms and fees are received by USDF. If joining USDF, or registering a horse at a competition, membership and registration begin the date the application and appropriate fees are accepted by the show secretary, in accordance with USEF dressage division rules. • Horse must have a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration when scores are earned. • USDF horse registration must be in the name of the current owner or lessee. • Horse must be exhibited in the name of the current USDF owner or lessee of record. If a lease is on file with USDF, the horse must be exhibited in the ownership of the lessee.

RIDER STATUS ELIGIBILITY • For junior/young rider, adult amateur, and vintage cup awards, rider’s birthdate must be on file with USDF by September 30 of the award year. • Junior/Young Rider – must meet USEF dressage definition of junior or young rider when scores are earned. A rider’s status is

determined on September 30 of the award year. If a rider is a junior/young rider on September 30, all scores earned during the competition year will count towards junior/young rider awards. A competitor is a junior rider until the end of the calendar year in which he or she reaches age eighteen, and a young rider until the end of the calendar year in which he or she reaches age twenty-one. • Adult Amateur –must meet the USEF dressage definition of adult as of September 30 of the award year. A competitor is an adult from the beginning of the calendar year in which he or she reaches age 22. For Adequan®/USDF Year-End Award purposes, a rider’s status is determined on September 30 of the award year. If a rider is a dressage adult amateur on September 30, all scores earned during that competition year will count toward adult amateur awards. • Rider must confirm annually, via the USDF website, that their adult amateur status is on file. • Vintage Cup - a rider’s status is determined on September 30 of the award year. If a rider is 50 years or older on September 30, and has declared to be eligible for the Adequan®/USDF Vintage Cup Awards, all scores earned during that competition year will count towards vintage cup awards. • Para Rider - a rider’s grade level status is determined on September 30 of the award year.

RECORDED SCORES • Scores are recorded directly from competition results submitted by competition management. • Scores can be checked at USDFScores.com. • Any score earned at a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competition, in a regular USEF or FEI test, may be used, including scores earned in test of choice classes. • Scores must be from scoresheets that are current at the time of the competition. • Scores earned at USEF Special Competitions, held in the U.S., are eligible. • Scores from multiple levels may not be used to meet award requirements for a particular level. • If two or more judges score one ride, the average of their scores will count as one score, regardless of whether judges evaluate on the same or separate scoresheets. • For each USDF-recognized competition, if the competition starts prior to September 30 and ends after October 1, all scores earned in the competition will count in the competition year in which the competition started. • Freestyle scores are only eligible for freestyle awards. • Scores from restricted classes (with the exception of breed-restricted) will count towards year-end awards median score calculations. • Breed-restricted scores will only count towards all-breeds awards.

EQUIVALENCIES • Please see equivalency chart on page 24. Tests not listed as equivalencies in the current USDF Member Guide are not eligible for USDF awards. 22


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USDF Awards Equivalency Chart For USDF awards purposes only Test

Equivalent To

RA

YE

HPC

FEI Children Individual and Team Tests

Highest test of Second Level

FEI Pony Rider Individual, Team, & Freestyle Tests*

Highest test of Second Level

Highest test of Third Level

 

FEI Junior Individual, Team, & Freestyle Tests* FEI Young Rider Individual and Team Tests

Prix St. Georges

Fourth Level Freestyle

USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Test

Prix St. Georges

USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Test

Intermediate II

FEI Grand Prix 16-25 Test

Intermediate II

USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Test

Intermediate II

Grand Prix

Do not count towards any USDF awards

N/A

N/A

N/A

AWARDS

FEI Young Rider Freestyle Test

FEI Grand Prix Special Test Hors de concours & Opportunity Class scores RA = Rider Awards YE = Year-End Awards HPC = Horse Performance Certificates

*Freestyle tests equivalent to applicable level & freestyle scores are not eligible for HPC

Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards CALCULATING A MEDIAN SCORE FOR YEAR-END AWARD PURPOSES Step 1: Once the minimum scores and requirements are met, use only the top two scores from each individual judge (if judged separately), or judge panel, to calculate the median. (A judge panel will be considered different if at least one member of the panel is changed.) Therefore, the median score (step 3) may be calculated using less than the minimum required number of scores. Step 2: If the total number of eligible scores left, after removing any applicable scores from step 1, still exceeds the number of scores needed in the award criteria by at least one, the lowest score will automatically be dropped from the median score calculation. Step 3: The median score is calculated at the end. When there is an odd number of eligible scores, the median score is the middle score. When there is an even number of eligible scores, the median is the average of the two middle scores.

AWARD RANKINGS • For the following awards: Dressage Horse of the Year (HOY), Musical Freestyle, Musical Freestyle Challenge, USEF Four-yearold, FEI Five- and Six-year-old, and the applicable divisions within the All-Breeds Awards, a horse may only be eligible to be ranked in the final USDF year-end award standings at a maximum of two USEF consecutive levels, within the same competition year. If a horse meets the criteria to be ranked in the final USDF year-end award standings in more than two levels in the same competition 24

year, the horse will only be ranked at the highest level, and if qualified, the next level consecutive to that highest level. • For the following awards: Adult Amateur, Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle, Junior/Young Rider, Vintage Cup, and the applicable divisions within the All-Breeds Awards, a horse/rider combination may only be eligible to be ranked in the final USDF year-end award standings at a maximum of two USEF consecutive levels, within the same competition year. If a horse/rider combination meets the criteria to be ranked in the final USDF year-end awards standings in more than two levels in the same competition year, the horse/ rider combination will only be ranked at the highest level, and if qualified, the next level consecutive to that highest level.

COMPETITIONS • Scores from dressage tests at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions will be recorded for USDF awards only when all judges who officiate the test are: ƒƒUSEF-licensed dressage or dressage sport horse breeding (DSHB) judges officiating at levels or classes for which they are licensed, ƒƒFEI-licensed dressage judges, ƒƒIndividuals who have “senior” status in dressage with another nation and for whom a USEF guest card has been issued, or ƒƒA judge guest-carded by USEF for DSHB classes.


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Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards

AWARDS

• A USEF-licensed dressage technical delegate must officiate during USEF/USDF dressage or DSHB competitions and all open dressage classes at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions, classified as USEF Regular or Local competitions, in order for scores from those classes to be counted for USDF year-end awards, with the exception of the all-breeds awards. • Scores earned from in-hand classes at Regular and Local competitions may only be applied towards USDF year-end award calculations if the applicable USEF division rules state that the in-hand classes will follow all rules in USEF Sub-Chapter DR-2 Dressage Sport Horse Breeding. • Scores earned in dressage classes at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized Regular or Local competitions, where the dressage classes are restricted to certain breeds, or a USEF-licensed dressage technical delegate does not officiate during all non-breed restricted dressage classes, will be recorded only for all-breeds awards.

restrictions on the horse (age, sex, size, residence, or membership of owner) or rider (age, experience, qualifications, sex, residence, etc.).

AWARDS

CLASSES Scores may be from open, junior/young rider, FEI junior, FEI young rider, adult amateur, Great American Insurance Group/USDF qualifying or championship classes, and most restricted classes. Scores obtained from breed restricted classes will only count towards all-breeds awards. • Open Class: A class that is open to all. There are no restrictions based on the horse (age, breed, sex, size, residence, or membership of owner) or rider (age, experience, qualifications, sex, residence, or membership). • Adult Amateur Class: A class that is open to amateurs who meet the USEF dressage definition of adult. • Junior/Young Rider Class: A class that is open to juniors and young riders who meet the USEF dressage definition of junior or young rider. • Restricted Class: A class that is not open to all. There may be

• For the Junior/Young Rider, Adult Amateur, Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle, Vintage Cup and Para-Dressage Rider of the Year Awards, the horse and rider are considered a pair at each level/ grade level and certificates and prizes are awarded to the rider. • For Dressage, Materiale, and DSHB HOY, Musical Freestyle, Musical Freestyle Challenge, USEF Four-Year-Old, FEI Five-, and Six-Year-Old awards, scores may be earned by more than one rider and certificates and prizes are awarded to the owner. • Champions and reserve champions at each level will receive a commemorative award, presented at the USDF Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet . Only champions recognized for Musical Freestyle Challenge. • Third, fourth, and/or fifth place award recipients at each level or category, for each of the year-end awards, when applicable, receive a stall plaque. • Certificates will be available online.

YEARBOOK AND PERPETUAL TROPHY RECOGNITION • Deadline to submit year-end award photographs (first placed year-end award recipient only) for the yearbook issue of USDF Connection is the last Friday in October. • USDF will only accept digital photograph submissions and the USDF Photo Release Form must accompany the photograph. • USDF does not guarantee that any submitted photograph will be used. • Perpetual trophies may be presented at the USDF Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet and will be on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center.

USDF YEARBOOK RECOGNITION Award Category Junior/Young Rider Awards Adult Amateur Awards

Placings Recognized in Yearbook Training Level - Prix St. Georges Intermediate I & II and Grand Prix Up to 6th place Up to 3rd place Up to 20th place

Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle Awards Vintage Cup Awards (both divisions)

Up to 5th place

Para-Dressage Rider of the Year Awards

Up to 3rd place at each grade level

Musical Freestyle Awards

Up to 6th place at each recognized level*

Musical Freestyle Challenge Awards Dressage Horse of the Year Awards

Up to 15th place

Up to 6th place at each recognized level*

First place at each recognized level* Up to 20th place

Up to 15th place

DSHB Horse of the Year Awards

Up to 5th place in each age/sex category

Materiale Horse of the Year Awards

Up to 5th place in each age/sex category

USEF Four & FEI Five- & Six-Year-Old Awards

Up to 3rd place

Dressage & DSHB Breeder of the Year

Up to 5th place

All-Breeds Awards

Up to 5th place, if PO has chosen to recognize *See award requirements for musical freestyle levels recognized

PO = Participating Organization

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USDF Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet • Year-end champion and reserve champion at each level or category may receive their award on stage. Only champions for Musical Freestyle Challenge are recognized. • All-Breeds champion and reserve champion at each level or category that the Participating Organization (PO) has chosen to recognize may receive their award on stage. • Award recipients planning on receiving their award on stage must register for the event online and complete the required information in order for USDF to have the award available at the banquet. This must be done by the deadline available on the USDF website.

AWARDS

Adequan®/USDF Junior/Young Rider Awards To recognize junior/young riders as defined by USEF.

SCORE REQUIREMENTS Training, First, Second, Third, or Fourth Levels • Must have a minimum of eight scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒIncluding two at 60 percent or higher from highest test of level • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify Prix St. Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, or Grand Prix • Must have a minimum of four scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify

Adequan®/USDF Adult Amateur Awards To recognize adult amateur riders as defined by USEF.

SCORE REQUIREMENTS Training, First, Second, Third, or Fourth Levels • Must have a minimum of eight scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒIncluding two at 60 percent or higher from the highest test of the level • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify 27


Adequan®/USDF Vintage Cup Awards

Adequan®/USDF Adult Amateur Awards

Awarding two divisions: Adult Amateur and Professional

Prix St. Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, or Grand Prix • Must have a minimum of four scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify

To recognize riders 50 years and older.

SCORE REQUIREMENTS Training, First, Second, Third, or Fourth Levels • Must have a minimum of eight scores ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒIncluding two at 60 percent or higher from the highest test of the level • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify

PERPETUAL TROPHY

AWARDS

The Adult Amateur Grand Prix champion will have his or her name engraved on a perpetual trophy, which is on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center. This bronze, titled “Pirouette”, was donated by the sculptor, Christine Collier-Trevino.

Prix St. Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, or Grand Prix • Must have a minimum of four scores ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify

® ® Adequan /USDF Adequan /USDF Adult Amateur Adult Amateur Musical Musical Freestyle Awards Freestyle Awards

ELIGIBILITY • Riders may declare to be eligible for the Adequan®/USDF Vintage Cup award, during the current award year, via the USDF website and must do so by September 30 of the award year. Once declared, eligibility will be maintained until USDF is otherwise notified. • The adult amateur division is limited to riders who are 50 years of age or older, and are designated as an adult amateur with USEF. • The professional division is limited to riders who are 50 years of age or older, and are not designated as an adult amateur with USEF.

To recognize adult amateur riders, as defined by USEF, in musical freestyle.

SCORE REQUIREMENTS First, Second, Third, Fourth, Intermediate I, or Grand Prix Level Freestyles • Must have a minimum of three freestyle scores: ƒƒFrom three different judges ƒƒFrom three different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • Must have two non-freestyle scores of 60 percent or higher at the highest test of the level, or any two tests with a score of 60 percent or higher at the next highest level, earned in the current USDF competition year. • Must have a freestyle median score of 63 percent or higher to qualify.

Adequan®/USDF Para-Dressage Rider of the Year Awards To recognize dressage para-equestrians.

SCORE REQUIREMENTS

RECORDED SCORES

I, II, III, IV, or V Grade Levels • Must have a minimum of four FEI para-equestrian scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒIncluding at least two at 60 percent or higher from the team and/or individual tests • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify

• Median score for the Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle Award will not count towards the Musical Freestyle Challenge Award median score calculation. • Required non-freestyle scores are not used to calculate the freestyle median score, but rather to serve as a qualifying tool to demonstrate the horse’s ability to perform movements required at that level.

RECORDED SCORES

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ELIGIBILITY

First, Second, Third, Fourth, Intermediate I, or Grand Prix Level Freestyles • Must have a minimum of three freestyle scores: ƒƒFrom three different judges ƒƒFrom three different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • Must have two non-freestyle scores of 60 percent or higher at the highest test of the level, or any two tests with a score of 60 percent or higher at the next highest level, earned in the current USDF competition year. • Must have a freestyle median score of 63 percent or higher to qualify.

• Award requirements for both the Dressage Horse of the Year and Musical Freestyle awards must be met in the current competition year.

RECORDED SCORES • Overall score is calculated by combining the non-freestyle median (60 percent of total) and the freestyle median (40 percent of total). • Ties will be broken by the highest freestyle score.

Adequan®/USDF Dressage Horse of the Year Awards

AWARDS

RECORDED SCORES

SCORE REQUIREMENTS

• Required non-freestyle scores are not used to calculate the freestyle median score, but rather to serve as a qualifying tool to demonstrate the horse’s ability to perform movements required at that level.

Training, First, Second, Third, or Fourth Levels • Must have a minimum of eight scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒIncluding two at 60 percent or higher from the highest test of the level • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify

Adequan®/USDF Musical Freestyle Challenge

Prix St. Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, or Grand Prix • Must have a minimum of four scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • Median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify

SCORE REQUIREMENTS First, Second, Third, or Fourth Levels • Must have a minimum of eight non-freestyle scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒMust have two at 60 percent or higher from the highest test of the level ƒƒMust have a median score of 60 percent or higher to qualify • Must have a minimum of three freestyle scores: ƒƒFrom three different judges ƒƒFrom three different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒMust have median score of 63 percent or higher to qualify

PERPETUAL TROPHY The Adequan®/USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year is the recipient of the Colonel Thackeray Award and will have its name engraved on a silver trophy, which is on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center.

Adequan®/USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year Awards

Intermediate I or Grand Prix • Minimum of four non-freestyle scores: ƒƒFrom four different judges ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒMedian score of 60 percent of higher to qualify • Minimum of three freestyle scores: ƒƒFrom three different judges ƒƒFrom three different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒMedian score of 63 percent of higher to qualify

SCORE REQUIREMENTS • Minimum of three scores: ƒƒFrom at least three different judges ƒƒFrom three different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • Median score of 65 percent or higher to qualify

ELIGIBILITY • No membership requirement for the handler. • For competition purposes, the age of a horse is considered to be one-year-old on the first day of January, following the actual date of foaling. ƒƒA “young horse” is one that is three years of age or younger. 30


Adequan®/USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year Awards ƒƒA “mature horse” is one that is four years of age or older. • Age/sex eligibility is determined as follows: ƒƒFillies, colts, and geldings, three years of age and under, may show only as sport horse prospects. ƒƒMares and stallions, age four and over, may only show in breeding stock classes. ƒƒGeldings of any age may not show in breeding stock classes/ categories. Geldings, age three and under, may show only in sport horse classes/categories. • Horse must be eligible to compete in the class to be eligible for an award in that division, per USEF DR203.

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AWARDS

• Scores must be from the same age/sex category. • Scores must be from USDF DSHB scoresheets (which are appropriate to each judging category), current at the time of competition. • Scores must be from classes where horses are judged individually in-hand, including USDF Breeders Championship Series (USDFBCS) Final in-hand classes. • Scores from restricted classes that are otherwise eligible will count towards year-end awards median score calculations, with the exception of breed restricted classes. Some individual breed classes may count towards all-breeds awards if the Participating Organization (PO) chooses. Scores from amateur or junior/ young rider handler, group, and under saddle classes are not eligible for DSHB year-end awards. • Only the final adjusted percentage score, after callbacks, for each class will be counted.

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PERPETUAL TROPHY The highest scoring champion’s name will be engraved on a trophy that is on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center. This bronze sculpture titled, “Travelin’ Trot”, is by artist Barbara Noble.

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Adequan®/USDF USEF Four-Year-Old or FEI Five- or Six-Year-Old Awards

Adequan®/USDF Materiale Horse of the Year Awards SCORE REQUIREMENTS • Minimum of three scores: ƒƒFrom three different judges ƒƒFrom three different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions • Median score of 65 percent or higher to qualify

SCORE REQUIREMENTS • Must have a minimum of four different scores: ƒƒFrom four different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions ƒƒFrom four different judges • Minimum median score of 6.5 or higher to qualify

ELIGIBILITY • Horses must be at least 36 months of age to participate in materiale classes. • For competition purposes, the age category of a horse is calculated based on the horse considered to be one-year-old on the first day of January, following the actual date of foaling.

ELIGIBILITY • For competition purposes, the age of a horse is considered to be one year on the first day of January, following the actual date of foaling.

RECORDED SCORES

AWARDS

RECORDED SCORES • Each score will be recorded only once. • Scores must be from the same age/sex category. • Scores must be from USDF Materiale scoresheets that are current at the time of competition. • If two or more judges are scoring one class, the average of their scores will count as one score, regardless of whether judges evaluate on the same, or with separate, scoresheets. • Must be listed as a materiale class, not an under saddle class, in prize list/results to count for this award. • Only the final adjusted percentage score for each class will be counted.

• Awards for all three age categories will be recognized separately. • Scores must be from the appropriate USEF Four-year-old or FEI Five- or Six-year-old scoresheets that are current at the time of competition. • Scores from different age appropriate scoresheets may not be combined to meet award requirements. Required scores must be earned on same age appropriate scoresheets.

RECOGNITION • Categories to be recognized: ƒƒThree-year-old fillies ƒƒThree-year-old colts/geldings ƒƒFour- and five-year-old mares ƒƒFour- and five-year-old stallions/geldings

PERPETUAL TROPHY The highest scoring champion’s name will be engraved on the Sunshine Sport Horse Association perpetual trophy. This trophy is donated by the Sunshine Sport Horse Association and is on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center.

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Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards Designed to recognize the accomplishments of specific breeds in dressage.

through Grand Prix). They have the option of awarding up to five places per level. • Given that there are enough horses that have met the minimum award criteria as detailed above, POs must award at least first place in each level of the optional divisions that they have chosen to recognize. • Champion and reserve champion at each level in the open division will receive a custom cast USDF medal. • For optional divisions that the PO has chosen to recognize, champions will also receive a custom cast USDF medal, as will reserve champions if recognized by the PO. • Other prizes may be given by the PO at their discretion.

SPECIFIC ALL-BREEDS AWARD RULES These rules are in addition to the General Rules and specific requirements for the Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards found on pages 22–32. • A horse must be declared with USDF, for a Participating Organization (PO), by August 1 of the award year in order to participate in the allbreeds award program. • Late declarations will be accepted (August 2-31) with payment of a $100 late fee, and declarations will be accepted (September 1-30) with payment of a $300 late fee. No declarations will be accepted after September 30 for the current competition year. • Declarations can be made by submitting a copy of the horse’s breed registry papers, USDF All-Breeds Awards Declaration Form, and $35 declaration fee to USDF. • Owners should access the list of all-breeds awards POs on the USDF website. • Once an all-breeds declaration has been made, it does not need to be renewed and can only be changed by submitting the All-Breeds Awards Declaration Form, a copy of the horse’s breed registry papers from the new organization, and the $50 declaration change fee by August 1 of the award year. • Horse and owner must meet all requirements of the PO and it is the owner’s responsibility to make sure these requirements have been met. • Open is the standard division and Training Level through Grand Prix are the standard levels for all-breeds recognition. • The open division includes all riders, regardless of rider status. • Other divisions may be recognized. However, it is the PO’s choice as to which additional divisions they would like to recognize. Optional divisions include freestyle, adult amateur, junior/young rider, vintage cup, para-dressage rider of the year, FEI five- and six-year-old, USEF four-year-old, materiale, and DSHB. Specific eligibility criteria pertaining to these categories must be met.

SPECIFIC ALL-BREEDS DSHB AWARD RULES

ELIGIBILITY • There is no membership requirement for the handler.

AWARDS • Given that there are enough horses that have met the minimum award criteria as detailed above, POs must award first place in each of the age/sex levels, if they have chosen to award the DSHB or materiale divisions. They have the option of awarding up to five places per age/sex level. • Champions in each of the age/sex levels will receive a custom cast USDF medal. If the PO chooses to award additional placings below first, second place winners will also receive a custom cast USDF medal.

ELIGIBILITY • Owner must verify on the USDF website that an all-breeds declaration has been made and is correct. • If interested in competing for awards in an optional division, it is the owner’s responsibility to determine which of the optional divisions will be awarded by their PO.

RECORDED SCORES • If scores are earned in open and breed-restricted classes, the combination of the scores is used to calculate the median score.

AWARDS • Given that there are enough horses that have met the minimum award criteria as detailed above, in the standard open division, POs must award first and second place in each level (Training 35

AWARDS

• Owners of foals who have not yet received breed registry papers from their organization may submit, prior to September 30 of the award year, a letter from the PO stating that the foal is eligible for the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards, USDF All-Breeds Awards Declaration Form, and $35 declaration fee. • Foal letters of eligibility will remain on file only through December 31 of the foal year. • It is the responsibility of the owner to submit the horse’s breed registry papers, once issued.


German Sport Horse Association Gypsy Horse Registry of America Gypsy Vanner Horse Society *Holsteiner Verband - North American Breeding District Hungarian Horse Association of America International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association International Drum Horse Association International Friesian Show Horse Association International Georgian Grande Horse Registry International Rescue Horse Registry International Sporthorse Registry/Oldenburg NA Irish Draught Horse Society of North America Knabstrupperforeningen for Danmark KWPN of North America New Forest Pony Society of North America North American Danish Warmblood Association North American Shagya Arabian Society NorthAmerican Sportpony Registry Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society NA Division of GOV Percheron Horse Association of America Performance Horse Registry Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry Pinto Horse Association of America Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International Spanish-Norman Horse Registry Swedish Warmblood Association of North America *Trakehner Association of North America United States Lipizzan Federation United States P.R.E. Association Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America Weser-Em Ponies & Small Horses Registry of the GOV Westfalen NA *Denotes a new Participating Organization for 2019.

All-Breeds Participating Organizations

American Connemara Pony Society American Dutch Harness Horse Association American Hackney Horse Society American Haflinger Registry American Hanoverian Society American Morgan Horse Association American Mule Association American Mustang & Burro Association American Paint Horse Association American Quarter Horse Association American Rhineland Studbook American Saddlebred Registry American Shire Horse Association American Trakehner Association American Warmblood Registry American Warmblood Society and Sporthorse Registry Appaloosa Horse Club Arabian Horse Association Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association Canadian Hanoverian Society Canadian Horse Breeders Association Canadian Sport Horse Association Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America *Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A Curly Sporthorse International Draft Cross Breeders & Owners Association Fell Pony Society of North America The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse Friesian Heritage Horse & Sporthorse International Friesian Horse Association of North America Friesian Horse Society Friesian Sport Horse Registry Friesian Sporthorse Association

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Adequan®/USDF Breeder of the Year Awards GENERAL RULES • A breeder must have at least two, and a maximum of five, horses in the standings to qualify for a breeder award. • If a breeder has more than five horses ranked in the eligible awards, only points from the top five horses will be counted. • Horses will be ranked in each category and points will be assigned based on a point system (see point chart on USDF website). The total ranking for each breeder will be determined by adding the points earned by the horses with the most points.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR DSHB BREEDER OF THE YEAR • Points will be assigned to all horses that are ranked in the Adequan®/USDF DSHB and/or Materiale HOY awards. • Horse rankings within each level will be determined using the current DSHB and Materiale HOY criteria. If a horse has met all eligibility criteria to be ranked for DSHB and Materiale HOY awards in the current competition year, it will receive breeder award points.

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• Points will be assigned to all horses that are ranked in the Adequan®/USDF Dressage HOY, USEF Four-Year-Old, and FEI Five- or Six-Year-Old Awards. • Horse rankings within each level will be determined using the current Dressage HOY criteria. If a horse has met all eligibility criteria to be ranked for the Dressage HOY awards in the current competition year, it will receive breeder award points. • If a horse earns points in more than one dressage level, all points will be counted.

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ELIGIBILITY • Breeder must have a USDF PM or BM, and be a member in good standing of USDF, by September 30 of the award year. • Breeder is the person or entity listed on a horse’s registration papers. A change in the name or recorded breeder can only be authorized or performed as an official entry on the registration paper, by the registry that issued the paper.

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AWARDS

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PERPETUAL TROPHIES • The Adequan®/USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year will have his or her name engraved on the Hilltop Farm perpetual trophy. This trophy was donated by Hilltop Farm and is on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center. • The Adequan®/USDF DSHB Breeder of the Year’s name will be engraved on a perpetual trophy donated by StallionExpo.com, a stallion directory. This trophy was donated by StallionExpo. com and Beverly Rapp and is on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center.

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USDF Breeder of Distinction Awards GENERAL INFORMATION

• Breeder is defined as the person or entity listed on a horse’s official breed registry papers as defined by the breed registry. A change in the name of the recorded breeder can only be authorized or performed as an official entry on the official breed registry papers. ƒƒMust have official breed registry papers on file for all relevant horses at the time of application. ƒƒScores earned during a horse’s status as a current year foal, in which a certificate or letter of eligibility is provided by a breed registry, will count as long as the certificate or letter of eligibility is on file with USDF. After January 1 of a horse’s yearling year, it will be necessary for horses to have breed or performance registry papers on file with USDF for scores to remain eligible. ƒƒBreeder must have a current USDF Group, Participating, or Business Membership, at the time of application. If required memberships are not in place by program application deadlines, the application will not be processed and the award(s) will not be awarded in that calendar year. • There are no membership requirements at the time the scores are earned. • Eligible scores must come from classes in which all USDF eligibility requirements were met for competition. • Awards will be presented at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention.

BRONZE BREEDER OF DISTINCTION AWARDS • A total of thirty points are required. ƒƒMust have thirty points accrued by horses bred by the breeder from eligible in-hand classes. ƒƒMateriale scores are not eligible to count towards this award. • Scores must be earned by three or more horses bred by the breeder. • Scores must be from a minimum of four different judges. • At least one score of 72 percent or higher must be from a USDF Breeders Championship Series Final class.

SILVER BREEDER OF DISTINCTION AWARDS • A total of sixty points are required. ƒƒMust have fifty points accrued by horses bred by the breeder from eligible in-hand classes. ƒƒMust have ten points accrued by horses bred by the breeder from eligible materiale classes. • Scores must be earned by four or more horses bred by the breeder. • Scores must be from a minimum of five different judges. • At least three scores of 72 percent or higher must be from USDF Breeders Championship Series Final classes.

APPLICATION PROCESS • Breeder must submit application and fee to USDF, online, using the official USDF Breeder of Distinction Award application, after all of the required scores and points are earned. ƒƒTo be awarded a USDF Breeder of Distinction Award in the current calendar year, applications are due by September 30 with a $25 processing fee. ƒƒLate applications submitted October 1 through October 15, will have a $75 late fee. This late fee is in addition to the $25 processing fee.

GOLD BREEDER OF DISTINCTION AWARDS • A total of one hundred points are required. ƒƒMust have seventy-five points accrued by horses bred by the breeder from eligible in-hand classes. ƒƒMust have twenty-five points accrued by horses bred by the breeder from eligible materiale classes. • Scores must be earned by five or more horses bred by the breeder. • Scores must be from a minimum of six different judges. • At least five scores of 72 percent or higher must be from USDF Breeders Championship Series Final classes. • At least one score of 72 percent or higher must be from a USDF Breeders Championship Series Materiale Championship class.

SCORES AND POINTS CONVERSION • Scores must be earned in DSHB, materiale, or USDF Breeders Championship Series Final classes held at USEF-licensed/USDFrecognized dressage competitions which occurred from October 1, 2000, forward. • If two or more judges score one ride or in-hand presentation, the average of their scores counts as one score. A judge panel will be considered different if at least one member of the panel is changed. • Scores may be used multiple times for progressive awards. 39

AWARDS

• A breeder may be awarded only one award at each level. • Scores must be from scoresheets that are current at the time of the competition. • Scores must be earned in DSHB classes which are open to all horses and ponies of the appropriate age and sex, and not subject to any entry restriction, USDF Breeders Championship Series Final (in-hand or materiale championship classes), or materiale classes, which are open to all horses and ponies of the appropriate age and sex and not subject to any entry restriction. Scores earned in Individual Breed Classes (IBC), or scores earned in otherwise restricted in-hand or materiale classes, will not be eligible. Scores from eligible in-hand or materiale classes will be converted to points values as follows: ƒƒ80 percent or higher = three points ƒƒ77-79.999 percent = two points ƒƒ75-76.999 percent = one point ƒƒ72-74.999 percent = one-half point • No points will be awarded for any scores ranging from 71.999 percent or lower, regardless of class type.

USDF Breeder of Distinction awards are based upon scores earned by horses in Dressage Sport Horse Breeding (DSHB), USDF Breeders Championship Series Final, and materiale classes. These scores are converted to point values, with each award having a minimum requirement of points earned in DSHB and USDF Breeders Championship Series Final classes for the bronze level award; and a minimum requirement of points earned in DSHB, materiale, and USDF Breeders Championship Series Final classes for the silver and gold level awards. Additional requirements outlining a minimum number of judges and horses will also apply to each level of the award.


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USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

USDF Regional GMO Volunteer of the Year Award

A prestigious award of national scope that annually recognizes a USDF youth member who has demonstrated an exceptional volunteer effort and commitment toward carrying out USDF’s mission: “dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.”

A prestigious award that recognizes one volunteer, from each of the nine regions, and their exceptional commitment toward carrying out USDF’s mission: “dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.”

CRITERIA

CRITERIA

• Nominee must be a current USDF Group Member in good standing (volunteer teams may be nominated).

• Nominee must be 21 years of age or younger. • Nominee must be a current USDF Participating Member (PM) or USDF Group Member (GM) in good standing. • Current members of the USDF staff are not eligible. • Nominee must have volunteered a minimum of 25 cumulative hours, during the current membership year, on any dressage related events at the local, regional, or national level. Examples of appropriate events include, but are not limited to:

NOMINATION PROCESS

Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, USDF Breeders Championship Series Finals, Adequan®/USDF Annual Conventions, USDF Junior/Young Rider Clinics, USDF L Education Programs, USDF Instructor/ Trainer Programs, Adequan®/USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conferences, and any GMO sponsored educational activities.

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARD A panel of judges from the USDF Group Member Organizations Committee will select one winner from each region. Each winner will receive a plaque and a complimentary registration to the following year’s convention. There will also be a press release and the winners will be featured in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection.

NOMINATION PROCESS Nominations can be made by any current USDF GM or PM. Person nominating will be required to complete a questionnaire containing detailed information on the volunteer efforts of the individual being nominated. • Nomination forms are available on the USDF website. • Deadline for receipt of nominations is August 31. • All nominees will be notified that they have been nominated and will receive a congratulatory letter, signed by the president of USDF. • The winner will be notified by October 1. • The winner will be recognized at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention.

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARD The USDF Youth Programs Committee will select the winner. The recipient will be recognized on a perpetual trophy, to be presented at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. This trophy will be on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center. In addition, the recipient will receive a “keeper” trophy, two complimentary tickets to the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet, along with a $100 gift certificate to the USDF store. There will be a press release announcing the recipient, who will also be featured in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection. The recipient will also receive a $500 travel grant to attend the Adequan®/ USDF Annual Convention for the year awarded. 2018 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: Lois Yukins (center) accepts the award from USDF President George Williams and USDF Vice President Lisa Gorretta

PAST AWARD WINNERS A complete list of past award winners can be found at usdf.org/awards/service. 41

AWARDS

• Nominations can only be made by a Group Member Organization (GMO) president or designee of the GMO president. • Person nominating will be required to complete a questionnaire containing detailed information on the volunteer efforts of the individual being nominated at the national, regional, and local level. • Nomination forms are available on the USDF website. • Deadline for receipt of nominations is August 31. • Winners will be notified by October 1. • Winners will be recognized at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention.


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AWARDS

USDF Volunteer of the Year Award A prestigious award of national scope that recognizes a USDF member who, through consistent and cumulative volunteer activities, has demonstrated exceptional commitment toward carrying out USDF’s mission: “dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.”

The USDF Hall of Fame was established to honor and preserve the achievements of the people and horses that made outstanding contributions to the growth, development, quality, popularity, and appreciation of dressage in the United States.

CRITERIA

Individuals who will be considered for inclusion will be those who: • Have demonstrated longevity of excellence in the sport of dressage. • Have made outstanding contributions to the growth, development, quality, popularity, and appreciation of the sport of dressage in the United States. • Individuals may be considered posthumously.

CRITERIA

• Nominee must be a current USDF Group Member (GM) or USDF Participating Member (PM) in good standing. • Nominee must have had a USDF membership (GM or PM) for a minimum of five years. • Nominee should demonstrate consistent and cumulative volunteer activities over the past five years at USDFrecognized events, such as Great American Insurance Group/ USDF Regional Dressage Championships, USDF Breeders Championship Series Finals, Adequan®/USDF Annual Conventions, USDF Junior/Young Rider Clinics, USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Programs, USDF L Education Programs, USDF Instructor/Trainer Programs, and Adequan®/USDF FEILevel Trainers Conferences.

Horses that will be considered for inclusion will be those who: • Contributed to excellence in dressage through their performance records in the dressage arena, or their breeding records. • Served as ambassadors of the sport. • Are nearing the end of their careers, retired from competition, or are considered for nomination posthumously.

NOMINATION PROCESS

NOMINATION PROCESS

The person nominating will be required to complete a questionnaire containing detailed information on the individual or horse being nominated. • Nominations may be made online through the USDF website. • Deadline for receipt of nominations is May 1.

Nominations can be made by any current USDF GM or PM. Person nominating will be required to complete a questionnaire containing detailed information on the volunteer efforts of the individual being nominated at the national, regional, and local level. Current members of the USDF Executive Board and staff are not eligible. • Nomination forms are available on the USDF website. • Deadline for receipt of nominations is May 1. • The winner will be recognized at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention.

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARD A nomination may be moved to an appropriate award category, within the Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award, or Member of Distinction nominations, at the discretion of the USDF Historical Recognition Committee. The USDF Historical Recognition Committee will make a recommendation to the USDF Executive Board who will select the winner. The recipient will be recognized in a portrait, to be presented at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. A copy of this portrait will be housed in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame. The winner will also receive USDF Lifetime Participating Membership, lifetime registration to the annual convention, two complimentary tickets to the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet for the year awarded, along with one hotel room for two nights at the host hotel. There will also be a press release and the winner will be featured on the website and in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection.

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARD The USDF Executive Board will select the recipient. This award includes special recognition on the Volunteer of the Year perpetual trophy, established by Lisa Gorretta, which will be presented at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. This trophy will be on permanent display in the USDF National Education Center. In addition, the recipient will also receive a “keeper” trophy, two complimentary tickets to the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet, complimentary registration to the convention the year in which they receive the award, and a $100 gift certificate for use in the USDF store. There will also be a press release and the winner will be featured in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection.

INDUCTEES

PAST AWARD WINNERS

A complete list of inductees can be found at usdf.org/halloffame.

A complete list of past award winners can be found at usdf.org/awards/service.

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USDF Lifetime Achievement Award

USDF Member of Distinction

The purpose of the Lifetime Achievement Award is to recognize long and faithful volunteer service to USDF. Individuals who will be considered for the USDF Lifetime Achievement Award are those who have demonstrated a lifelong dedication to the United States Dressage Federation and its mission, as shown by attendance at annual meetings and a long history of membership in USDF.

The USDF Member of Distinction is a prestigious, national award that recognizes USDF members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment, in his or her local area or region, toward carrying out USDF’s mission: “dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.”

CRITERIA

CRITERIA

NOMINATION PROCESS

NOMINATION PROCESS

Nominations can be made by any current USDF GM or PM. Person nominating will be required to complete a questionnaire containing detailed information on the individual being nominated. • Nominations may be made online through the USDF website. • Deadline for receipt of nominations is May 1.

The person nominating will be required to complete a questionnaire containing detailed information on the individual being nominated. • Nominations may be made online through the USDF website. • Deadline for receipt of nominations is May 1.

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARD

SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARD

A nomination may be moved to an appropriate award category, within the Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award, or Member of Distinction nominations, at the discretion of the USDF Historical Recognition Committee. The USDF Historical Recognition Committee will make a recommendation to the USDF Executive Board who will select the winner. The recipient will be presented with a crystal plaque at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. A portrait recognizing the recipient will be housed in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame. The winner will also receive USDF Lifetime Participating Membership, lifetime registration to the annual convention, and two complimentary tickets to the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet, for the year awarded. There will also be a press release and the winner will be featured on the website and in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection.

A nomination may be moved to an appropriate award category, within the Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award, or Member of Distinction nominations, at the discretion of the USDF Historical Recognition Committee. The USDF Historical Recognition Committee will make a recommendation to the USDF Executive Board, who will select the winner. The recipient will be presented with a “keeper trophy” at the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. A plaque will be permanently housed in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame and inscribed with each recipient’s name. The winner will also receive a $100 gift certificate to the USDF store, two tickets to the Salute Gala and Annual Awards Banquet, and recognition on the USDF website and in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection.

AWARD RECIPIENTS A complete list of past award recipients can be found at usdf.org/halloffame.

AWARD RECIPIENTS A complete list of past award recipients can be found at usdf.org/halloffame.

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AWARDS

• A nominee’s dedication to USDF can be demonstrated through longevity of excellence in dressage and making outstanding contributions to the growth, development, quality, popularity, and appreciation of the sport, at a local or regional level • Individuals may be considered posthumously. • Nominee must have been a USDF Group or Participating Member (GM or PM) for a minimum of five years. • Nominee should have demonstrated consistent and cumulative volunteer activities, over a minimum of five years, at the local or regional level.

A nominee’s dedication to USDF can be evidenced by service as: • A member of the Executive Board • A Committee or Council Chair • A president of a Group Member Organization (GMO) who influenced the development of dressage in his or her area, or who influenced the direction of USDF while serving the GMO • A Participating Member Delegate who influenced his or her region, or influenced the direction of USDF directly • A USDF member who developed, or assisted in the development of, a new project or committee which greatly influenced USDF


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USDF Recognition Programs SHINING STAR

YOUTH CONVENTION SCHOLARSHIP

The USDF Shining Star Program recognizes outstanding sportsmanship among youth. All award recipients will receive a USDF Shining Star lapel pin and will also be recognized in USDF Connection and at the AdequanÂŽ/USDF Annual Convention. Shining Star recipients who are current USDF Participating Members are eligible to apply for an education grant.

These scholarships provide financial assistance to young dressage enthusiasts who wish to attend the AdequanÂŽ/USDF Annual Convention, and also encourage youth attendance at the convention.

YOUTH DRESSAGE RIDER RECOGNITION PIN The USDF Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Pin Program is designed to recognize the accomplishments of youth in the dressage community, at all levels. This program is open to students who are currently enrolled in grades 6-12 of a middle/high school or home school program, and are a USDF Group or Participating Member. Pins can be earned in each year of enrollment in the program. The program year runs from July 1 through June 30.

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USDF conducts this annual contest to highlight the creativity and beauty behind dressage, and to encourage our members to express their interest in the sport, outside of the competition arena. This contest is open to all members. The grand prize winning entry is selected as the cover of the USDF Member Guide. First and second place winners, in each category, will have their work published in the yearbook issue of USDF Connection and on the USDF website. Grand prize and first place winners will receive a gift certificate from Jane Heart Jewelry.

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USDF Competition Programs USEF/USDF DRESSAGE SEAT MEDAL PROGRAM

US DRESSAGE FINALS

The USEF/USDF Dressage Seat Medal Program is designed to celebrate excellence in equitation for riders, ages 18 and under, to promote and reward correct seat, position, and use of aids in dressage, and to help develop a solid foundation for future success in the dressage arena. Riders who qualify, by one of the two established methods, may participate in the USDF Dressage Seat Medal SemiFinals, which are held in conjunction with each of the nine regional championship competitions. Riders who compete in the USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals may qualify to go on to compete at the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals, held at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions.

Presented by Adequan® This is a national, head to head competition that showcases competitors in adult amateur and open divisions, at Training Level through Grand Prix. Riders can qualify for the US Dressage Finals by competing and qualifying at their regional championships. For complete information visit www.usdressagefinals.com.

GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE GROUP/USDF REGIONAL DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS Presented by SmartPak The Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships are designed to promote and recognize the pursuit of excellence, by providing a showcase competition that meets established quality standards for riders within each of the nine USDF regions. Riders can qualify for the regional championships by riding in designated qualifying classes at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized dressage competitions. The regional championship competitions provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top horses and riders in their region.

USDF BENEFIT CLASSES USDF Benefit Classes benefit all USDF members. Funds received from Benefit Classes support dressage education in the US through USDF educational programs. Any USDF-recognized competition may choose to offer a Benefit Class and any class listed in the prize list may be designated as a USDF Benefit Class. Competitors competing in USDF Benefit Classes receive special USDF awards.

USDF BREEDERS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

USDF REGIONAL ADULT AMATEUR EQUITATION PROGRAM The USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program is an excellent opportunity for adult amateur competitors competing at all levels. Adult amateurs may qualify to compete in one of the nine USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Finals presented by Big Dee’s Tack & Vet Supply and held in conjunction with the USDF regional dressage championship competitions. Adult amateurs who have earned a 70 percent or higher, in an eligible dressage seat equitation class, or have qualified to compete in any regional dressage championship class (excluding freestyles), will be eligible to compete in a USDF Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final class.

USDF NORTH AMERICAN YOUTH DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS (NAYC) Held as part of the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North (NAYC), the NAYC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for juniors and young riders, age 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual FEI medals. This competition is run under rules of the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI Championship held annually on this continent.

NEW! USDF REGIONAL SCHOOLING SHOW AWARDS PROGRAM Starting December 1, 2019, the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program will offer regional recognition to USDF Group Members, competing in non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions. The program will run December 1 through November 30 yearly. Four award divisions, including open, junior/young rider, adult amateur, and non-professional will be recognized per region. The open division will offer six levels of recognition (Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth and FEI), with the junior/young rider, adult amateur, and non-professional divisions offering an additional seventh level (Introductory).

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COMPETITIONS

The USDF Breeders Championship Series is designed to promote breeders and quality sport horses. Each series consists of at least three qualifying events in designated geographical areas of the United States, which will lead to a final event in each series. Each series final will also hold materiale championships for three-, four-, and five-year-olds.


USEF/USDF Dressage Seat Medal Program The USEF/USDF Dressage Seat Medal (DSM) Program celebrates excellence in equitation and strives to develop a solid foundation for future success in the dressage arena. The DSM Program is for riders ages 18 and under and is made up of three types of classes: Dressage Seat Equitation classes, the USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals, and the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals. • Dressage Seat Equitation classes are offered at USEF-licensed/ USDF-recognized dressage competitions. If you compete in an eligible Dressage Seat Equitation class and earn a qualifying score, you may qualify to compete in the USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals.

COMPETITIONS

• The USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals are held at each of the nine Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships. There are two age divisions in the USDF DSM Semi-Finals: 13 and under, and 14–18. The top two placed riders at the USDF DSM Semi-Finals are invited to compete in the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals. • The USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals. Riders will compete in the USEF DSM Finals in the same age division in which they rode at the Semi-Finals. The top two riders in each Semi-Finals class will qualify to advance to the annual USEF DSM Finals, will be held in conjunction with the US National Dressage Championships, or other designated competition. In case one of the top two riders in either Semi-Finals class does not compete in the Finals, the third-place rider in the respective class will be allowed to compete.

TO COMPETE IN A USDF DRESSAGE SEAT MEDAL SEMI-FINALS CLASS • Rider must have a USDF PM and USEF Competing Membership. • Owner must meet minimum competition requirements for USDF and USEF. • Horse must have either a USEF HID or be USEF Recorded and must have a USDF HID or USDF LHR. • Refer to the USEF Rule Book for all rules regarding USEFlicensed competitions; DR 133 and the USDF website for complete specifications for the USDF DSM Semi-Finals TO COMPETE IN THE USEF DRESSAGE SEAT MEDAL FINALS • Rider must have a USDF PM and a USEF Competing Membership. • Owner must meet minimum competition requirements for USDF and USEF. • Horse must have either a USEF HID or be USEF Recorded and must have a USDF HID or USDF LHR • Refer to the USEF Rule Book for all rules regarding USEFlicensed competitions; DR 133 and the USEF website for complete specifications USEF DSM Finals. PLEASE NOTE: Borrowed horses are permitted in all Dressage Seat Equitation, USDF DSM Semi-Finals, and USEF DSM Finals classes. A rider would be permitted to ride a different horse in each of the three phases of the DSM program. *Substitution of horse or pony is permitted at any time before the start of a Semi-Finals or Finals class, as long as the appropriate changes are made through the competition secretary to the entry records.

RIDER, OWNER, AND HORSE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE USDF DRESSAGE SEAT MEDAL SEMI-FINALS

TO COMPETE IN A DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION CLASS • Rider must have a USDF Participating or Group Membership, or pay the USDF non-member fee. • Owner must have a USDF Participating, Group, or Business Membership, or pay the USDF non-member fee. • Horse must have either a USDF Horse Identification Number (HID) or USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR). TO COMPETE IN A DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION CLASS AND RECEIVE A QUALIFING SCORE FOR THE USDF DRESSAGE SEAT MEDAL SEMI-FINALS • Rider must have a USDF Group or Participating Membership (GM or PM) at the time of the qualifying ride. • Owner must meet minimum competition eligibility requirements. Horse must have either a USDF HID or a USDF LHR at the time of the qualifying ride.

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A competitor can qualify for the USDF DSM Semi-Finals by one of two methods. 1. Earning a qualifying score (70 percent or higher) in any eligible dressage seat equitation class (except walk/trot), held at a USEFlicensed/USDF-recognized dressage competition during the qualifying period of August 1 through July 31. The list of eligible riders who have qualified by score can be found on the USDF website. a. Classes restricted by criteria other than normal dressage rider categories of open, junior, or junior/young rider are not eligible. b. Classes offered as Test of Choice (TOC) will not count. 2. Qualifying for the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships. Competitors who earn the necessary qualifying scores to participate in the regional championships at any level (excluding freestyles), and are otherwise eligible, are automatically qualified to participate in the USDF DSM Semi-Finals. A list of riders qualified for the regional championships is maintained and updated continuously on the USDF website.


USEF/USDF Dressage Seat Medal Program GENERAL RULES FOR THE DRESSAGE SEAT MEDAL PROGRAM

COMPETITIONS

• Dressage Seat Equitation classes may be offered for Juniors, Young Riders, Adult Amateurs and/or Open riders. • USDF DSM Semi-Finals and the USEF DSM Finals offers two age divisions and are defined as: ƒƒ 13 and under: A rider is eligible for the 13 and under SemiFinal class until the end of the calendar year in which he/she reaches the age of 13 (DR 133.2 (f)). ƒƒ14 through 18: A rider is eligible for the 14 through 18 SemiFinal class from the beginning of the calendar year in which he/she reaches 14 until the end of the calendar year in which he/she reaches the age of 18 (DR 133.2 (f)). o Riders will compete in the USEF DSM Finals in the same age division in which they rode at the Semi-Finals. • Riders can elect to compete in any one of the nine USDF DSM Semi-Finals. No declaration of region is required, but riders must submit an entry for the USDF DSM Semi-Finals class at the regional championship of their choosing, in order to compete. ƒƒRiders may only compete in one DSM Semi-Final competition per calendar year. ƒƒRiders are not required to ride in a USDF DSM Semi-Finals class in the same region as they participate in regional championship classes. ƒƒRiders who qualify for the USDF DSM Semi-Finals by qualifying for regional championships, may compete in the DSM Semi-Finals even if they do not compete in the regional championships. ƒƒRiders can choose to compete on the same horse in a regional championship in one region, and in a USDF DSM SemiFinals class in another region. • For DSM Semi-Final Classes and DSM Finals Classes, competitors must comply with all championship rules for those championships pertaining to horses entered in championship classes, including but not limited to the rule that only the rider entered in the championship class may ride that horse. Borrowed horses that are only entered in open (i.e. USDF or USEF nonchampionship) classes at these shows are not subject to the one-rider restriction. Additionally, horses and ponies may be ridden by only one rider in each division but may compete in both divisions.

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USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program NEW! Starting December 1, 2019, the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program offers regional recognition to USDF Group Members competing in non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions. The program year is December 1 through November 30. Four award divisions, including open, junior/young rider, adult amateur, and non-professional will be recognized per region.

g. FEI – combination of Prix St. Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, and Grand Prix scores. 3. Equivalencies listed in the current USDF Member Guide are eligible. Tests not listed as equivalencies will not be eligible. 4. Preliminary standings will be ranked using a median of all eligible scores and will be available on the USDF website. 5. Final awards standings will be based on the rider’s region of primary residence in the USDF database as of November 30.

GENERAL INFORMATION

• Program year is December 1 through November 30. • Scores may be earned in any USDF region. • Late nominations, applications, and results submissions will not be accepted.

SCORE REQUIREMENTS

COMPETITIONS

RIDER ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

1. Rider must have a USDF Group Membership that is recorded by the Group Member Organization (GMO) at the time the scores are earned. 2. Riders affiliated with an International GMO must declare a USDF region. 3. Owner must have at least a USDF non-member number at the time the scores are earned. 4. Horse must have at least a USDF Horse Identification Number at the time the scores are earned. 5. Rider must submit a one-time yearly online nomination and $35 nomination fee, for each horse/rider combination, no later than 14 days after the last day of the first competition. 6. Riders may change their division status during the program year. A rider’s status will be determined at the end of the program year. 7. Rider must submit scores to USDF online no later than 21 days after the last day of the competition. 8. Only USDF members in good standing are eligible to compete in the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program and receive awards.

AWARD DIVISIONS & LEVELS 1. Four award divisions will be recognized per region: a. Open: from the beginning of the calendar year the rider reaches age 22, not a USEF Adult Amateur (AA), not a nonprofessional. b. Junior/Young Rider (Jr/YR): up until the end of the calendar year the rider reaches age 21. c. AA: from the beginning of the calendar year the rider reaches age 22 and possesses a current USEF AA card. d. Non-Professional: from the beginning of the calendar year the rider reaches age 22, not a current USEF AA, not a professional. 2. Seven levels (freestyle, pas de deux and quadrille not included) will be recognized per division. Exception: only six levels are recognized in the open division: a. Introductory (only in Jr/YR, AA, and non-professional divisions) b. Training c. First d. Second e. Third f. Fourth 50

1. Introductory Level: a. Must have a minimum of five scores b. From three different judges c. From three different competitions 2. Training through Fourth Levels (levels may not be combined to meet requirements): a. Must have a minimum of five scores b. From three different judges c. From three different competitions d. At least one score must be earned from the highest test of the level 3. FEI Level (levels may be combined to meet requirements): a. Must have a minimum of four scores b. From three different judges c. From three different competitions

PRIZES

1. Up to ten placings per division/level will be recognized. 2. Ribbons will be mailed to the rider. 3. Certificates will be available online.

COMPETITION MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS 1. Any non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competition may participate. 2. To participate, competition management must submit online application and $25 participation fee to USDF at least 30 days prior to the start date of the competition. 3. The prize list must be submitted to USDF no later than 14 days prior to the competition. 4. Competition judges must be one of the following: a. Current USDF L Graduate, with or without distinction (highly recommend USDF L Graduates with distinction), which has met USDF continuing education requirements and Safe Sport training. USDF L Graduates with distinction are eligible to judge FEI classes. b. USEF or FEI-licensed or retired dressage judge. 3. FEI classes must be judged by USEF or FEI-licensed or retired dressage judges or USDF L Graduates with distinction. 4. Competition arenas must be in compliance with US Equestrian DR 126 for level 1 competitions. 5. Competition results must be submitted to USDF via the USDF Electronic Results Submission Standard (ERSS) format (using the USEF Universal Spreadsheet Template) no later than 21 days from the end date of the competition.


USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program The USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program is designed to recognize adult amateurs competing in equitation and promote correct seat, position, and use of aids in dressage. An Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final class presented by Big Dee’s Tack and Vet Supply will be held in conjunction with each of the nine Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship competitions, providing adult amateurs with additional opportunity for recognition.

A. MEMBERSHIP AND HORSE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. Rider must have a USDF Participating Membership at the time the qualifying score is earned, and at the time of the Regional Final class. 2. Rider must be an adult amateur, in accordance with GR 1306 & GR 1307 of the USEF rules, and be designated with USEF as an adult amateur when the score is earned, and at the time of the Regional Final class. 3. Owner must have a USDF Participating or Business Membership when the qualifying score is earned, and at the time of the Regional Final class. 4. Horse must have a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration when the qualifying score is earned, and at the time of the Regional Final class.

B. ELIGIBILITY: 1. To be eligible for the USDF Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final class, rider must have a. Earned a score of 70 percent or higher in any dressage seat equitation class, within the qualifying period of the applicable regional championship. or b. Qualified to compete in any regional dressage championship class (excluding freestyles). 2. 2. Any dressage seat equitation class (except walk-trot), held at a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized dressage competition during the qualifying period, may be used to qualify for that year’s USDF Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final class presented by Big Dee’s Tack and Vet Supply. 3. Qualifying periods for this program vary for each region. The period during which an adult amateur may qualify for a particular Regional Final class starts the day after the closing date of that region’s previous year’s championship, and ends on the closing date of that region’s current year championship. 4. A rider can elect to compete in any one of the nine USDF Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final classes presented by Big Dee’s Tack and Vet Supply, but may only compete in one USDF Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final class per calendar year.

C. REGIONAL FINAL CLASS REQUIREMENTS 1. Current USEF Dressage Seat Equitation scoresheets must be used and all rules in the USEF Dressage Division section, including USEF DR 133.1 must be followed. 51

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2. Two Federation Registered (R) or Senior (S) judges, one of who must have USEF Dressage Equitation certification must officiate in each regional finals class using the same scribes and same class scoresheet. 3. Tied scores will be broken by requiring riders to perform an additional independent test, which will be scored by both judges together. The higher score on the additional independent test will receive the higher placing. 4. Competitors must comply with all rules pertaining to horses entered in regional championship classes, including but not limited to the rule that only the rider entered in the championship class may ride the horse. 5. Riders do not need to qualify for and compete in the Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final class on the same horse. 6. All USEF rules apply. See USEF DR 133.1 for complete specifications of Dressage Seat Equitation. 7. Dress, saddlery, and equipment rules apply as required for First Level, except that horses also showing in dressage classes at Third Level, and above, may warm up for the USDF Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final class in a simple double bridle. 8. The rider’s position, seat, use, and effect of the aids will be judged as described in USEF DR 117. 9. Movements shall be performed simultaneously by all competitors, however judges may request for independent execution of certain exercises. All instructions must be publicly announced. 10. Riders must be judged at the medium walk, sitting and rising working trot, and working canter in both directions. When rising trot is requested, the rider should change the diagonal when changing directions, except during a lengthening. The correct diagonal is considered to be when the rider is sitting when the outside front foot and inside hind foot are on the ground. 11. In judging the position, seat, and use of aids, judges may include the following exercises to be ridden as a group, as required at Training and First Level: free walk, transitions from one gait to another, transitions from walk to halt and vice versa, change of direction via across the diagonal, down centerline, or half circle at the trot or walk. 12. Additional exercises from which judges may choose to request riders complete in small groups or independently include the following: Transitions, leg-yield, changes of lead through trot, serpentine at the trot, shallow loop serpentine with counter-canter, trot and/ or canter lengthening, and riding without stirrups. 13. The size of a group shall be limited to no more than 25 riders. Groups may be divided into smaller sections, at the discretion of the judges, for safety and convenience. Judges may limit the number of horses required to canter at the same time, at their discretion. (DR 133.1.e) 14. Classes should be held in an enclosed ring that is larger than a standard dressage arena, if available. If such a space is not available, an open schooling area is permitted. If classes must be held in a dressage arena, it must be at least 20m x 60m, and no more than 6 horses shall be asked to canter at the same time. (DR 133.1.l)


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2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Rules Rider: • Must have a USDF Participating* Membership (PM). • Must have a USEF membership (Active or Life).

The Regional Championship program rules published herein are effective for the 2020 Regional Championship year, unless otherwise stated. The program rules and qualifying criteria published herein are subject to additions or revisions.

Horse: • Must have a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR). • Must have a USEF (Annual or Lifetime) Horse Recording. • USDF horse registration and USEF horse recording must be in the name(s) of the current owner(s) or lessee(s). • A horse is not required to have breed registry papers.

While every effort has been taken to avoid mistakes in this publication, the United States Dressage Federation Inc. assumes no liability to anyone for errors or omissions. USEF rules supersede all other rules when qualifying for this championship program. USEF rules are subject to change at any time. Changes and corrections subsequent to this publication are published in the USDF Connection and on the USDF website.

Owner: • Must have a USDF Participating or Business Membership and a USEF membership (Active or Life, or Annual or Life Recorded Farm/Business). If the horse has more than one owner, at least one owner must have both active USEF membership and active USDF Participating or Business Membership and must be the owner of record with USEF and USDF. For a business or farm to be the valid owner under this requirement, it must be listed as an owner of the horse with both USEF and USDF. * PMs are USDF members who join USDF directly. USDF Group Members (GM) are ineligible.

Refer to the United States Equestrian Federation’s website for official rule changes and the most up-to-date version of their rulebook.

COMPETITIONS

A single Regional Dressage Championship program organized by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), will be held in each of the nine USDF regions. In addition, Alaska and Hawaii may each hold state championships if an official request from a Group Member Organization (GMO) is received by April 1 of the prior year.

B. QUALIFYING CLASS AND CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY

The 2020 Regional Championships will be sponsored by the Great American Insurance Group (Great American), as the title sponsor. The official title of the Regional Championships shall be:

1. Having won a USEF/USDF Regional Championships three times (in any region over their lifetime), a horse/rider combination may no longer compete in USEF/USDF Regional Championship competition at that or a lower level (Grand Prix excepted), if they received the minimum qualifying score or higher for that division and level in the championship test per USEF DR127.5. 2. A horse may not be entered in more than one USEF/USDF Regional Championship at a particular level in the same calendar year. 3. USDF will presume qualified horse/rider combinations will compete in the region in which the rider resides as determined by the address associated with the rider’s membership information on file as of July 1. Riders are NOT required to be a resident of the region to compete in that region’s championship. Riders, who wish to compete at Regional Championships in a region other than their region of residence, must submit a Change of Region Form. This form must be submitted with a $25 fee prior to July 1. Change of Region Forms may be accepted from July 2 up to August 1, with a late fee of $100; from August 2, up to the closing date of the championship region the rider is declaring for, with a late fee of $300. No changes of region may be made after the closing date of the region in which a rider wishes to enter, for any reason. In addition, all persons living outside of the United States, who intend to compete in a Regional Championship, must submit a Change of Region form and applicable fee to USDF to declare a region. 4. A rider may not compete in more than one Regional Championship competition in the same calendar year.

GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE GROUP/ UNITED STATES DRESSAGE FEDERATION REGION (#) DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS licensed by United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. A Regional Championship is a Level 4 Competition. In each region, USEF/USDF Regional Championship classes must be offered at each level through Grand Prix, in three divisions: open, adult amateur (AA), and junior/young rider (Jr/YR). FEI Junior Team Test and FEI Young Rider Team Test championship classes must also be offered. Freestyles at First, Second, Third, Fourth, Intermediate I, and Grand Prix levels must also be offered in the open division. If freestyle classes are combined, each championship level must be awarded separately. The official prize list for all of the championships will be available on the USDF website on a page called Regional Championship Prize Lists by no later than May 1. For the remainder of this document USEF/USDF championship classes will be considered the same as Great American/USDF championship classes.

A. MEMBERSHIP/REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFYING AND CHAMPIONSHIPS All memberships and registrations/recordings must be correct and current at the time qualifying scores are earned and at the time of the championships. 56


2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Rules 5. In the event a competitor is unable to produce copies of the USDF membership or lifetime horse registration documents required to enter a qualifying class, a USDF competition affidavit with appropriate fee may be completed and filed with the competition secretary. The affidavit and appropriate fee must be submitted to USDF by the competition secretary. Copies of the required memberships and registrations MUST be included with the championship entry. Affidavits will not be accepted for USEF or USDF membership or horse recording verification purposes for entry in championship classes. 6. Horses must be entered in qualifying and championship classes under their official recorded names and ownership as specified in USEF GR1102.3, and transfers of ownership or lease registrations must be completed in compliance with USEF rules GR1105 and GR1108 prior to the competition in order for the horse to compete under the name of the new owner or lessee. (USEF DR127.2)

C. QUALIFYING SYSTEM 1. There is currently one qualifying system with nationallystandardized minimum percentages (see Section D for qualifying percentages). 2. Prior to competing in a Great American/USDF qualifying class, a horse/rider combination must be eligible according to the USDF/ USEF membership and registration requirements for qualifying. 3. To qualify for a Regional Championship, horse/rider combinations must earn a total of two qualifying scores (each score must be the average of all judges officiating in a designated Great American/USDF qualifying class), at two different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized Dressage Competitions, from two different judges, or combination of judges. In addition, the same judge may not have officiated in classes from which qualifying scores are earned, unless the following conditions are met: A panel of judges will be considered as a different judging entity if 50 percent or more of that panel is changed (e.g. a panel of two judges must have one new person, a panel of three judges must have two new people and a panel of five judges must have three new people; exception, CDI panels exempt from this requirement. Scores earned where CDI panels officiate are eligible to be used for qualifying if there are no changes to the judging panel in two separate CDI competitions where both scores are earned). 4. To qualify, eligible riders must enter an official Great American/ USDF qualifying class at a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized Dressage Competition. The Great American/USDF qualifying class will be the highest or single test of the level and the class must be designated as Great American/USDF qualifying in the prize list. 5. Horse/rider combinations may enter more than one qualifying test, and one qualifying freestyle, at each level per day as Great American/USDF qualifying. (USEF DR 127.4) 6. Eligible competitors must be given the option to enter the class as 57

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“USDF qualifying” for a maximum additional fee of $15 which must be paid to the show secretary prior to riding in the class. 7. USEF/USDF qualifying and/or championship classes must be designated as such in the prize list and the results. (USEF DR127.4). The $15 qualifying fee will be sent to USDF from the show secretary along with the Report of Fees. All qualifying rides must be marked as such in the results. Once qualifying fees are received by USDF they will not be refunded to competitors for any reason. All regional championship qualifying fees paid to show management must be submitted to the USDF, including fees from riders that scratched, were eliminated, excused or did not show up for the class. Exceptions: Competition Refund policy must clearly state that these fees will be refunded to the competitor; or fees are reapplied to cover indebtedness to the competition not paid by the competitor. 8. Separate ribbons or trophies are not awarded for Great American/USDF qualifying entries. 9. Any and all eligible horse/rider combinations who achieve the minimum qualifying score in a Great American/USDF qualifying class will receive one qualifying score toward their two score requirement to be eligible to enter a Regional Championship if all other conditions are met. 10. To qualify at freestyle, riders must earn a total of two freestyle qualifying scores at the level at which they wish to qualify, earned in designated Great American/USDF qualifying classes, at two different USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized Dressage Competitions from two different judges or combinations of judges as described in Section C.3. 11. FEI classes at CDI/CDI-Y/CDI-J/CDI-P or USEF High Performance qualifying competitions must be designated as Great American/USDF qualifying in the prize list in order for classes to be counted as qualifying by USDF. Prior to riding in the class, riders must pay the qualifying class fee to the competition secretary. 12. USDF will presume qualified horse/rider combinations will compete in the region in which the rider resides as determined by the address associated with the rider’s membership information on file as of July 1. Riders are NOT required to be a resident of the region to compete in that region’s championship. Riders, who wish to compete at Regional Championships in a region other than their region of residence, must submit a Change of Region Form. This form must be submitted with a $25 fee prior to July 1. Change of Region Forms may be accepted from July 2 up to August 1, with a late fee of $100; from August 2, up to the closing date of the championship region the rider is declaring for, with a late fee of $300. No changes of region may be made after the closing date of the region in which a rider wishes to enter, for any reason. In addition, all persons living outside of the United States, who intend to compete in a Regional Championship, must submit a Change of Region form and applicable fee to USDF to declare a region.


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2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Rules 13. There is no limit on the number of horses on which a rider may qualify. 14. Qualification is based on horse/rider combination. If a new rider wishes to compete with the horse at the championships, she/he must requalify. (USEF DR 127.9) 15. One whip no longer than 47.2 inches (120 cm), including lash may be carried in all qualifying classes (including NAYC) unless such use is otherwise prohibited by FEI or Federation rules or selection procedures for the classes. (USEF DR 120.7) An adjustable-length whip may not be carried by a mounted rider. 16. Tests may be read in qualifying classes except in FEI level classes and freestyle classes. 17. Qualifying seasons vary for each region. The season during which scores may be earned to qualify for a particular Regional Championship starts the day after the closing date of that region’s 2019 championship, and ends on the closing date of that region’s 2020 championship. Horse/rider combinations may earn qualifying scores in another region but only at shows within the current qualifying year of the region in which that show is held. 18. The closing date of each Regional Championship will be the fourth Monday prior to the start of the Regional Championship competition. Competitions will count for only one calendar year’s championship. The qualifying year of each competition is based upon the location of where that show is held, not the region the rider wishes to compete in. 19. USDF will maintain a database of qualified horse/rider combinations and will post a provisional list for each level and division on the USDF website. USDF will verify eligibility of championship class entries with the championship’s secretary prior to each championship’s competition.

D. MINIMUM QUALIFYING SCORES One set of nationally-standardized qualifying scores has been established for all USEF/USDF Regional Championships, for levels through Grand Prix, in three divisions: open, adult amateur, and junior/young rider. FEI Junior and FEI Young Rider classes have only one respective division. Freestyles have only open divisions. The minimum percentages are as follows: Training Level (Test 3) First Level (Test 3) Second Level (Test 3) Third Level (Test 3) Fourth Level (Test 3) FEI Junior (Team Test) FEI Young Rider (Team Test) Prix St. Georges Intermediate I Intermediate II Grand Prix

OPEN

AA

JR/YR

68% 63% 63% 66% 62% 62% 64% 61% 61% 62% 60% 60% 62% 60% 60% — — 60% — — 60% 62% 60% 60% 62% 60% 60% 62% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 58

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First Level Second Level Third Level Fourth Level Intermediate I Grand Prix

65% 65% 65% 65% 65% 65%

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E. CHAMPIONSHIP RULES 1. All Regional Championship competitions are considered Level 4. Please refer to USEF Dressage Level Requirements for specifics. 2. Each entry must designate the division being entered (open, adult amateur or junior/young rider) and must meet minimum percentage requirements for the championship division entered. 3. Cross entering open and junior/young rider divisions or open and adult amateur divisions for a horse/rider combination is permitted at adjacent levels. It is not permitted at the same level. Exception: freestyle or equivalent FEI Junior or FEI Young Rider levels. 4. If a rider intends to enter a Regional Championship as an adult amateur, the rider must be an adult by the current USEF definition (DR 119.3) and a current amateur by the USEF definition. (USEF GR 1306, 1307) 5. If a rider intends to enter a championship as a junior/young rider, the rider must be a junior/young rider by the current USEF definition and her/his birth date must be on file with USDF by July 1 of the championship year. 6. Photocopies of USDF/USEF membership cards and horse recording and registration certificates must accompany championship entry (USDF PM for rider, USDF PM or BM for owner, etc.). 7. Under penalty of elimination, whips may not be carried in championship tests (Exception: Competitors riding sidesaddle may carry a whip no longer than 47.2 inches (120 cm), including lash, in USEF/USDF Championships.) An adjustable-length whip may not be carried by a mounted rider. 8. Under penalty of elimination, all championship tests must be ridden from memory. (USEF DR 122.1) 9. The gate at “A” must be closed for every USEF/USDF championship ride. (USEF DR 126.1.f.5) 10. Under penalty of disqualification from all championship classes for the horse/rider combination, within 24 hours prior and at no time during a USEF/USDF Regional Championship competition may any horse entered in that Championship competition be ridden by anyone other than the rider entered in the Championship competition on that horse (exception: grooms riding on loose rein). Further, any horse entered in a championship competition, even entered at two levels, must be ridden by the same rider throughout competition. (USEF DR 127.6) (NOTE: This applies throughout the entire competition, even after a horse has completed its championship classes.)


2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Rules 11. In the event of a tie (equality of total points) for champion and/ or reserve champion in USEF/USDF championships classes, the collective marks will determine first, second, and/or third or all three places; (i.e. when a tie for first place is broken by collective marks, tied competitors will receive first and second places, etc.). If collective marks are equal, the tie will remain unbroken (i.e. two first places will be awarded next third place, etc.). Ties (equality of total points) after second place will be broken by collective marks. Ties (equality of total points and collective marks) occurring in third through eighth places will remain unbroken. In the case of a tie (equality of total points and collective marks) for champion, prize money designated for champion and reserve champion will be combined and divided equally between the two competitors. 12. Hors de Concours entries are not permitted in USEF/USDF championship classes. (USEF DR 119.5) 13. In a USEF/USDF championship class, the horse/rider combination must obtain the necessary minimum percentage score to be named champion or reserve champion. (USEF DR 123.6) If the highest placed horse/rider combination receives less than the minimum percentage, no championship awards or prize money will be issued, however an awards ceremony will be held for the entire class. In lieu of a champion and/or reserve neck sash, a first and/or second place ribbon will be awarded. 14. In USEF/USDF championship classes, a steward must be appointed to check the saddlery, bits and spurs, on both sides of each horse immediately after it has completed its test and has left the arena. Any discrepancy to the saddlery rules will result in immediate elimination. (USEF DR 126.1.i.6) 15. A Registered (R) Dressage Technical Delegate (TD), who is a current Participating Member of USDF, is required to officiate at USEF/USDF championships. TDs for competitions offering qualifying and/or championship classes must investigate incidents of non-compliance and report violations to USEF. “R” Dressage TDs hired to officiate Regional Championship classes must be selected from outside the region. This applies only to the primary competition TD, who is the person responsible for filing the TD report for the competition with USEF. (See section H.3. c, and USEF GR 1018.3 and DR 127.3) 16. Entries in USEF/USDF dressage championship classes are limited to competitors who have met the qualifications, membership, horse recording and registration requirements, and deadlines outlined in USEF DR 127 and published by USDF. Competitors who are properly qualified, whose completed entries are received by the closing date for a particular Regional Championship, and who have complied with all championship rules may not be denied entry into the Regional Championship classes for which they have qualified. Only one class per division and/or level may be held to determine USEF/USDF regional champions. (USEF DR 127.7)

17. USEF/USDF championships classes may not be split. (USEF DR 126.1a.4) 18. Championship classes for juniors and young riders must only be held on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals classes must only be held Saturday or Sunday. Juniors and young riders’ entries (horse/rider combinations) are limited to entry in only two championship classes, excluding freestyle. 19. Except for freestyles, the FEI Junior Team Test, and FEI Young Rider Team test, championship classes at consecutive levels, for the same division, may not be held on the same day. 20. Ribbons and prizes cannot be distributed prior to the arrival at the awards ceremony. 21. All horses competing in Regional Championships classes must be stabled on the competition grounds and must remain on the grounds for the duration of their participation in the event, from the time of arrival until the horse has finished competing in all classes. (USEF DR 127.8)

F. ADDITIONAL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

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1. Competition managers of USEF Dressage Competitions which hold USEF/USDF qualifying and/or championship classes are responsible to USEF for knowing and complying with all USEF rules and USDF guidelines regarding qualifying and/ or championship classes. Please refer to USEF Dressage Level requirements. (USEF DR 127.3) 2. A host GMO officer or CEO of competition licensee, and the competition manager must sign an agreement with USDF which includes the organizer’s agreement to abide by USEF and USDF rules and regulations, and releases USDF from liability, financial or otherwise, during or in connection with the event. 3. Once an application to hold a USEF/USDF regional dressage championship has been submitted, no changes to date, facility, organizer, manager or secretary may be made without prior notification and written consent of both USDF and the regional director. In addition, USDF and regional director reserve the right to select an alternate host site and management if the facility, organizer, manager, or secretary named in the original host site application is changed without written permission from USDF and the regional director. 4. Mounted awards ceremonies must be scheduled for each championship class. 5. A tentative schedule for the awards ceremonies must be printed in the “Show Program”. 6. The confirmed schedule for the awards ceremonies must be posted in the show secretary’s office by noon on the day prior to the beginning of the competition. If the posted awards schedule is changed, all affected competitors must be notified. 7. Riders placing in Great American/USDF Regional Championship classes must be present, mounted and in full riding attire for awards ceremonies. Failure, without prior permission of the


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2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Rules to compete in the USDF Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Finals class. Additionally, any adult amateur rider that earns a score of 70% or higher from an eligible Dressage Seat Equitation class, during the applicable regional championship qualifying period, will be qualified to participate in the USDF Adult Amateur Equitation Regional Final.

competition manager (see F.9) to be present and properly attired, will eliminate the official score and placing and the next highest score will move up in placing. For safety reasons competitors may decline to participate in the victory round. Unmounted awards ceremonies may be held if weather or other calamity prevents mounted awards ceremonies. Riders must be in full riding attire. 8. Specific requirements and penalties for failure to participate in prize-giving ceremonies must be announced in the prize list. It is recommended that saddlery for ceremonies be the same as in the competition, but that black or white leg bandages are allowed. Rosettes should be placed on the horses’ bridles prior to the ceremony. The judge at “C” should be invited to participate in the prize-giving. Competition management is responsible for the safe conduct of ceremonies and must excuse any horse that threatens the safety of participants. (USEF DR 123.12) 9. Except in the case of an emergency requests to be excused from the awards ceremony must occur one hour before the scheduled ceremony. The requests must be made to the Awards Coordinator who must confer with the USDF Representative, the Competition Manager, and the Technical Delegate in the decision-making process. 10. Date applications may not use the name or title of a championship that has not been assigned to that licensed competition for the competition year named in the application. The fees are waived when a competition changes its name to include the title of a regional or national championship or when the name reverts back to its original name. Using the name or title of a championship that has not been assigned to that licensed competition during the same competition year is a violation of USEF rules. (USEF GR 706.1.p) 11. Copies of documents submitted by competitors to verify USEF and USDF membership and horse recording must be available to the TD in the competition office. (USEF DR 127.2) 12. Management must post the USDF Statement on Animal Welfare on the competition grounds. 13. USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals: All junior riders through age 18 who have qualified at any level for the Regional Championships (excluding freestyle) are automatically eligible to compete in the USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals. Additionally, any rider that earns a score of 70% or higher, from an eligible Dressage Seat Equitation class, during the DSM qualifying period will be qualified to participate in the USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals. One Semi-Final class will be offered for juniors, ages 13 and under, and a second Semi-Final class for riders 14 through 18 at each Great American/USDF Regional Championship. A regional champion and reserve champion for each age group will be named in each USDF region. 14. USDF Regional Adult Amateur Equitation Program: All adult amateurs who have qualified at any level for the Regional Championships (excluding freestyle) are automatically eligible

G. FACILITIES 1. Please refer to USEF GR 1216 and USEF Dressage Level Requirements for facility requirements.

H. PERSONNEL 1. Management must provide a sufficient number of trained and experienced personnel to manage the event. 2. Level 4 requires that a veterinarian and farrier be present on the grounds during competition. In the year after a competition has hosted a USEF/USDF Regional Championship, a veterinarian will be required to be present only if 200 or more horses competed the year prior to hosting the championships. (USEF GR 1211.4) The official veterinarian shall be a licensed graduate of an accredited veterinary school in good standing in his/her state of practice, be familiar with the current USEF Equine Drugs and Medications Rules and have experience in equine veterinary practice. (USEF GR 1204.1) 3. Management must contract a sufficient number of officials and pay all their expenses, as agreed upon in their contracts. a. Two judges (at least one of whom must be an “S” or FEI dressage judge) must officiate in each championship class at Second Level and above. It is recommended that three judges officiate in FEI level championship classes. For Training and First level, two “R” judges may be used provided at least one of those judges resides outside the region. b. Fifty percent of judges hired to officiate in Regional Championship classes must have permanent residence outside the region. c. “R” Dressage TD(s) hired to officiate Regional Championship classes must be selected from outside the region and must be a USDF PM. This applies only to the primary competition TD, who is the person responsible for filing the TD report for the competition with USEF. One or more “r” TD(s) can be hired to assist the primary TD, preferably from within the region. d. It is required that the judge at ‘C’ have the USEF Freestyle designation for the 2020 regional championship freestyle classes. 4. Two people should be assigned to score each championship test, and results must be posted promptly. 5. A professional photographer must be retained, at the expense of competition management, to photograph the awards ceremonies and champions.

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2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Rules 6. Both competition manager and competition secretary must be USEF Active or Life Members. The manager and secretary must have a USDF PM or GM at time of application and championship.

(open, AA and Jr/YR) of the Regional Championships will be announced by February. 3. The horse/rider combination must obtain the necessary minimum percentage score to be named champion or reserve champion and receive prize money and other prizes. (DR 123.6) 4. Ribbons through eight placings and prizes, will be provided.

I. USDF RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Produce the Official Prize List for all 2020 Regional Championships as part of a Regional Championship prize list page for the Great American/USDF Regional Championship Program. This will be published on the USDF website by May 1. Printed copies are available upon request from USDF. 2. On behalf of Great American Insurance Group, USDF will provide: a. Grant money to each championship. Grant money will be paid to the organizer of a Regional Championship. Half of the grant money will be paid before the competition. The remaining half will be paid post-competition, once all results have been submitted, banners and other materials have been returned, and all provisions of the contract have been met. b. The first and second place prizes for all USEF/USDF championship classes. c. USEF/USDF championship ribbons for each level and each division to eighth place. 3. USDF will send a representative to each championship. The USDF representative can and should advise management on Regional Championship requirements and report on infractions. However, enforcement of championship requirements is solely within the role and obligations of competition management. The USDF representative will also be available to provide information about USDF and its programs and policies. 4. USDF will publish complete results for each championship in USDF Connection and on the website. 5. USDF reserves the right to change, alter, or retract any placings and/or prizes for up to 60 days after the last day of the championship if an error or violation is discovered, after which no changes will be made.

K. POSSIBLE SANCTIONS FOR FAILURE TO FOLLOW USDF CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM RULES 1. 2. 3. 4.

Withholding all or part of grant money; USDF penalties; USEF penalties for rule violations; and/or Ineligibility of organizer to host future USDF Championships.

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J. PRIZE MONEY AND RECOGNITION

Nora Batchelder and Belatrix RH, Fourth Level Open Champion; Cristen Brown, USDF representative; Bill Harris, Great American Insurance Group representative; Shawna Dietrich, Great American Insurance Group representative. Photo credit: WNC Equestrian Photography

1. The qualifying fee will be $15 per class entered. $7.50 from each qualifying fee will be deposited into a prize money fund. Prize money is accumulated during the USEF competition year (December 1–November 30). All prize money allocated from qualifying fees will be divided equally among all USDF regions and all Regional Championships classes, with 60% of the amount per class to go to the champion; the remaining 40% will go to the reserve champion. 2. Prize money for the nine Great American/USDF Regional Championships will be paid directly by the USDF office to the recorded horse owner within 30 days of the last day of each championship. The amount of prize money to be awarded to each champion and reserve champion in all levels and divisions

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2020 USDF Breeders Championship Series Rules The USDF Breeders Championship Series (USDFBCS) is a program intent on recognizing quality bloodlines and dressage prospects across the nation. Through a combination of in-hand and materiale classes, the USDFBCS program strives to provide top-notch competition opportunities for dressage prospects and breeding stock. • The USDFBCS is scheduled on a calendar year basis, which means that the USDFBCS competition year runs from January 1-December 31. • A series must have a minimum of three qualifying events to host a series final competition. • Series boundaries are determined by USDF. Please be advised that the boundaries of any given series may cross the regional boundaries established for dressage competitions. All Dressage Sport Horse Breeding (DSHB) and USDFBCS exhibitors and management staff are responsible for knowing the rules pertaining to USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized dressage competitions holding DSHB classes, as well as USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions in general. The USEF Rule Book Chapter Dressage, Subchapter DR-2, contains the DSHB class rules, and can found online at www.usef.org. All recent rule changes in the online USEF Rule Book will be noted in color.

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I. IN-HAND CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION A. HORSE REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY (IN-HAND CLASSES) 1. All horses entered in any USDFBCS qualifying or series final competition must have either a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR) or USDF Horse Identification Number (HID) and submit identification information. Horses registered with a breed organization should have a copy of their registration papers submitted directly to USDF. 2. Owner is not required to be a USDF member for qualifying or series final competitions. If the owner does not have a current USDF Group, Participating, or Business Membership, non-member fees will apply. Should non-member fees not be paid by the USDF owner of record and/or not collected by competition management and submitted to USDF following the completion of an in-hand championship class, elimination from the championship class in question may result due to noncompliance with USDF requirements for competition. 3. Neither USDF membership nor a USDF non-member fee is required for the handler. 4. Horses participating in USDFBCS qualifying or final events are not required to be registered with any studbook, but “if a horse is registered with any breed organization, the name of the breed, sire, dam, damsire, and breeder must be given on the entry blank. For unregistered horses competing in DSHB classes, the information is strongly recommended, if available” (GR 907). 5. It is strongly recommended that horses not registered with a breed registry be listed as “unregistered”. 62

6. Should any USDF membership or horse registration applications with related fees fail to be submitted to USDF with the completion of a series final competition, elimination of a horse from its relevant series final class may result.

B. REQUIREMENTS FOR USDFBCS QUALIFYING EVENTS (IN-HAND CLASSES) 1. Classes must be offered and judged according to DR 209. 2. All divisions must offer Sport Horse Prospect In-Hand and Breeding Stock In-Hand classes. 3. Onlya single set of Sport Horse Prospect In-Hand and Breeding Stock In-Hand Dressage Sport Horse Breeding classes may be offered to serve as qualifying classes for the USDFBCS per competition. These classes must be open to all horses and ponies of the appropriate age and sex, and not subject to any entry restriction. 4. A separate championship class must be held for all divisions, even those that have only one class or one horse in the division. For example, if there is only one class of mares, the top two mares from that class would then be shown in the championship class. If there is only one stallion in the one stallion class, that stallion would then show again in the championship class. All horses must be reevaluated by the judge(s) at both the walk and the trot in the championship class. If any one of the judges adjudicating this class has not previously judged all of the horses in this class, conformation must also be reevaluated on every horse. 5. Each qualifier event must offer a current year filly class, a separate current year colt/gelding class and a current year foal

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2020 USDF Breeders Championship Series Rules championship class. This current year foal championship class is a series final qualifying class. This class must be held and judged (i.e. reevaluated at the walk and the trot, and conformation if required) in accordance with DR 210.

classes for horses age four years old and over, as listed below. (Organizers have the option of including third placed horses in qualifier championship classes). No scores are given. Ties are not allowed.

The current year foal championship class, at qualifier events, must be open to first and second place winners of Sport Horse Prospect In-Hand classes for all foals of current calendar year, as listed below. First and second place (and third if desired), fillies and colts/geldings of current year will compete against each other in the same class. (Organizers have the option of including third placed horses in qualifier championship classes.) No scores are given. Ties are not allowed.

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Current Year Foal Championship: Fillies of current calendar year Colts/Geldings of current calendar year

ƒƒFour-year-old and older maiden mares – never bred ƒƒFour-year-old and older yeld mares – previously bred but not currently bred or nursing ƒƒFour-year-old and older broodmares – in foal or currently nursing (mare only to be judged). For details on determining breeding status for competition purposes, please refer to DR 203.

The champion and reserve champion current year foals at each qualifier event are eligible to compete in their respective USDFBCS series final class. A third-place foal in the championship class must be named as well. 6. Each qualifier event must offer a Filly Championship class and a Colt/Gelding Championship class. These classes are USDFBCS qualifying classes. These classes must be held and judged (i.e. reevaluated at the walk and the trot, and possibly the conformation) in accordance with DR 210. The filly and colt/gelding championship classes must be open to first and second placed winners of Sport Horse Prospect In-Hand classes for all horses, as listed below. (Organizers have the option of including third placed horses in qualifier championship classes). No scores are given. Ties are not allowed. Filly Championship Yearling Fillies Two-year-old Fillies Three-year-old Fillies

Mare Championship: Mare classes may be divided by age, competition and/or breeding status (as of January 1st of the current competition year), as in the following example:

Colt/Gelding Championship: Yearling Colts/Geldings Two-year-old Colts/Geldings Three-year-old Colts/Geldings

The champion and reserve champion filly and the champion and reserve champion colt/gelding at each qualifier event are eligible to compete in their respective USDFBCS series final class. A thirdplace horse in each championship class must be named as well. Current Year Foals ARE NOT ALLOWED in Filly Championship and Colt/Gelding Championship classes. 7. Each qualifier event must offer a Mare Championship class and a Stallion Championship class. These championship classes are USDFBCS qualifying classes. These classes must be held and judged (i.e. reevaluated at the walk and the trot, and possibly the conformation) in accordance with DR 210. Mare and Stallion Championship classes must be open to first and second placed winners of Breeding Stock In-Hand 64

Stallion Championship: Stallion classes may be divided by age or competition status, as in the following example: ƒƒFour-year-old and older stallions showing only in-hand ƒƒFour-year-old and older stallions showing also under saddle The champion and reserve champion mare and the champion and reserve champion stallion at each qualifier event are eligible to compete in their respective USDFBCS series final class. A third place horse in each championship class must be named as well. 8. Age/sex eligibility is determined as follows: a. Fillies, colts, and geldings three years of age or under may show ONLY as sport horse prospects, not in breeding stock classes/categories. b. Mares and stallions age four and over, may show ONLY in breeding stock classes/categories. Note: Two and three–yearolds are ONLY eligible to compete in the filly or colt/gelding championships. They are NOT eligible for the mare or stallion championships. c. Geldings of any age may NOT show in breeding stock classes/categories. Geldings age three and under may show ONLY in sport horse prospect classes. 9. Scoresheets:Age group classes must be judged using the appropriate scoring categories and percentages. Sport horses three years old and under MUST be evaluated on the current USDF Dressage Sport Horse Prospect In-Hand scoresheets and breeding stock MUST be evaluated on the current USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Stock scoresheets. 10. Horsesin all USDFBCS qualifying classes must be evaluated for movement according to DR 210. Each horse competing at a USDFBCS qualifying show will have only ONE opportunity to qualify for the championship class appropriate to their age/ sex category. 11. During the same or separate awards ceremonies, the current


2020 USDF Breeders Championship Series Rules a score of 75.000% or higher in their respective qualifying classes will also be eligible for these series final championship classes. 4. A grand champion and reserve grand champion current year foal, a grand champion and reserve grand champion filly, a grand champion and reserve grand champion colt/gelding, a grand champion and reserve grand champion mare, and a grand champion and reserve grand champion stallion will be named at each USDFBCS series final event. Grand and reserve champions will receive awards and prizes provided by USDF. Third through sixth placed horses in series final classes will receive ribbons provided by USDF. After the last series final competition in a competition year, special certificates will be available from USDF via the website to owners of all horses that competed in USDFBCS series final classes. 5. USDF reserves the right to change, alter, or retract any placings and/or prizes for up to 60 days after the last day of the championship if an error or violation is discovered. 6. Horses must be shown individually on the triangle at the walk and trot and standing for conformation. Each horse must be evaluated in the same manner. Callbacks are permitted. If horses may be recalled, the prize list or program must state that this procedure will be used (DR 209). 7. Owner must enter the qualified horse in the USDFBCS series final championship class. The horse is NOT automatically entered in the series final championship class because it qualified earlier in the day or at another show. 8. Horses in the current year foal final class, filly final class and the colt/gelding final class MUST be evaluated using the USDF Dressage Sport Horse Prospect In-Hand scoresheets. Horses in the mare final class and the stallion final class MUST be evaluated using the USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Stock scoresheets. 9. Management must collect all required USDF membership, horse registrations, and related fees prior to the commencement of series final classes for eligible entries that wish to compete in a series final class. Should required USDF membership, horse recording, and related fees fail to be submitted to USDF following the completion of a series final competition, elimination of a horse from its relevant series final class may result due to noncompliance with USDF membership and horse recording requirements for competition. These applications and related fees must be submitted to the USDF office within 24 hours of the series final classes. Refer to section I.A for all USDF membership and horse recording requirements for competition. 10. Series final events must agree to allow late entries in series final classes for horses that qualified for the series final event after the official closing date.

C. CONDUCT OF IN-HAND CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION CLASSES AT SERIES FINAL COMPETITIONS 1. At least two USEF DSHB judges (DR 202) must officiate in each series final class; one of the two required judges must be a USEF ‘R’ DSHB judge. Each judge will evaluate each entry independently, and scribes must be provided for each judge. Winners will be determined by the average of all judges’ scores. The highest scoring horses will be declared champions and the second highest will be declared reserve champions of the series final. 2. Ties in series final classes must remain unbroken. 3. There are five in-hand championship classes in USDFBCS series final competitions. Current year foal champions and reserves from each qualifying event will compete together in a USDFBCS current year foal series final class. Filly champions and reserves from each qualifying event will compete together in a USDFBCS filly series final class. Colt/gelding champions and reserves from each qualifying event will compete together in a USDFBCS colt/gelding series final class. Mare champions and reserves from each qualifying event will compete together in a USDFBCS mare series final class. Stallion champions and reserves from each qualifying event will compete together in a USDFBCS stallion series final class. Horses that qualified with 65

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year foal champion and reserve, the filly champion and reserve, the colt/gelding champion and reserve, the mare champion and reserve, and the stallion champion and reserve, must be named USDFBCS qualifying champions and reserve champions for the show. A third-place horse in each championship class must be named as well. Ties are not allowed. Announcements must identify sponsors and horses’ breeding information. 12. For each USDF Breeders Championship Series qualifier class, the champion and reserve champion must be presented with a qualifier ribbon. These ribbons will be supplied to the show by USDF. Only the champion and reserve champion will receive the qualifier ribbons, even if they have previously qualified. The third-place horse in the qualifier championship class will not receive a qualifier ribbon. The qualifier ribbons for champion and reserve champion are identical. 13. All champions and reserve championswill be eligible to compete in any USDFBCS series final. In the event that a champion and/ or reserve has already qualified for a final, the third-placed horse from the pertinent qualifying championship class will be eligible to compete in a final. Competition management is required to have judges place qualifying championship classes to three places, with no ties. In addition, any other horse receiving a 75.000 percent or higher in its age/sex class will be qualified and eligible to compete in the USDFBCS series finals. 14. A list of qualified horses is maintained on the USDF website. 15. Horses may compete in ANY series final competition, regardless of where qualification is earned, but may compete in only ONE series final competition.


2020 USDF Breeders Championship Series Rules II. MATERIALE CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION Materiale Championships will be held at each USDFBCS series final competition. Each USDFBCS series final will hold a ThreeYear-Old Materiale Championship class, a Four-Year-Old Materiale Championship Class, and a Five-Year-Old Materiale Championship class. Fillies, colts, mares, stallions, and/or geldings, will compete in the same championship classes of their respective age groups. A Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be named for each materiale championship class at each series final event. These specific age categories of three-year-olds, four-year-olds, and five year-olds are the only eligible categories to be offered as USDFBCS Materiale Championship classes.

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A. HORSE REGISTRATION AND MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY (FOR MATERIALE CLASSES) 1. All horses entered in any materiale class or Materiale Championship held at a USEF/USDF recognized Dressage Sport Horse Breeding (DSHB) or dressage competition must have either a USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR) or USDF Horse Identification Number (HID) and submit identification information. Horses registered with a breed organization should have a copy of their registration papers submitted directly to USDF. 2. Owner is not required to be a USDF member for a horse to compete in materiale classes, earn USDFBCS materiale championship qualification scores at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized DSHB or dressage competitions, or compete in a USDFBCS Materiale Championship class. If the USDF owner of record does not have a current USDF Group, Participating or Business membership, non-member fees will apply. Should non-member fees not be paid by the USDF owner of record and/or not collected by competition management and then submitted to USDF following the completion of a materiale championship class, elimination from the materiale championship class in question may result due to noncompliance with USDF requirements for competition. 3. Rider is required to have a current USDF PM at the time a horse’s qualifying score is earned and at the time of the USDFBCS Materiale Championship class. 4. Horses participating in USDFBCS qualifying or final events are not required to be registered with any studbook, but, “if a horse is registered with any breed organization, the name of the breed, sire, dam, dam sire and breeder must be given on the entry blank” (GR 907). 5. It is strongly recommended that horses not registered with a breed registry be listed as “unregistered”. 6. It is the responsibility of the horse owner to ensure that the owner’s and rider’s USDF membership and USDF horse registration are correct and current. Should any required USDF membership or horse registration application and related fees fail to be submitted to USDF following the completion of a 66

series final competition, elimination of a horse from its relevant series final class may result due to noncompliance with USDF membership and horse recording requirements for competition.

B. REQUIREMENTS FOR MATERIALE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION 1. A horse may qualify for competition in a USDFBCS Materiale Championship class by receiving one score of 72.000% or higher in a materiale class held at any USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized DSHB or Dressage competition during the relative competition year. 2. Scores must be earned at competitions licensed by USEF as dressage competitions. Scores earned at competitions licensed by USEF as Regular or Local competitions are not eligible to be used as qualifying scores for the USDFBCS Materiale Championships. 3. The USDFBCS Materiale Championships will run on the same calendar year as the USDFBCS (January 1-December 31). Qualifications to compete in a USDFBCS Materiale Championship class must be earned in the calendar year that the championship will occur. Any qualifications earned in other calendar years will not apply. 4. Qualifying scores must be earned in materiale classes run under DR 134 and DR 204. Fillies and/or mares may not be combined in classes with colts, geldings and/or stallions (exception: championship materiale classes – see DR 204). 5. At each USDFBCS series final competition, materiale championship classes will be held for three age groups. All qualified horses regardless of sex will compete against one another in their respective age groups. This means that all qualified three-year-olds will compete in one class to determine the USDFBCS Materiale Champion ThreeYear-Old, and all qualified four-year-olds will compete in one class to determine the USDFBCS Materiale Champion Four-Year-Old, and all qualified five-year-olds will compete in one class to determine the USDFBCS Materiale Champion Five-Year-Old. Horses will be evaluated according to the criteria listed on the current “USDF Materiale Class” scoresheet, and classes must be conducted according to the current USDF “Procedures to Host USDF Materiale Classes”. 6. Qualifying scores to compete in a class may be earned up until the championship class occurs. 7. Once a horse has qualified to compete in a USDFBCS Materiale Championship class, the horse is eligible to compete at the USDFBCS series final of the owner’s choice. This means that the horse does not have to attend the series final being held within the same geographical area or series that the qualifying score was earned in. However, a horse may only compete in one USDFBCS Materiale Championship class in a given calendar year. 8. A list of qualified horses is maintained on the USDF website. 9. A horse may qualify with a different rider than the rider who competes the horse in the championship class. 10. Dressage competitions with materiale classes scheduled after the USDFBCS series finals are held, are not eligible to participate in the USDFBCS program, and will not be qualifying events for the next year’s series final.


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h. Series final events must hold materiale classes allowing for qualification opportunities prior to holding the USDFBCS Materiale Championship classes.

1. At least two USEF DSHB judges must officiate in each USDFBCS Materiale Championship class. One of the two required judges must be a USEF “R” DSHB judge. The other judge may be a USEF “r” DSHB judge. Guest Cards to judge DSHB classes are not allowed, per USEF GR1011. Each judge will evaluate each entry independently, and scribes must be provided for each judge. Winners will be determined by the average of all judges’ scores. The highest scoring horse will be declared grand champion, and the second highest will be declared reserve grand champion for their respective age-group classes. Scores must be awarded to all competitors competing in materiale classes, as well as USDFBCS Materiale Championship classes. a. Ties in USDFBCS Materiale Championship classes must remain unbroken. b. A Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be named for the three-year-old, four-year-old, and five-year-old USDFBCS Materiale Championship classes at each series final competition. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champions will receive awards and prizes provided by USDF. Third through sixth placed horses in these materiale championship classes will receive ribbons provided by USDF. c. After the conclusion of the last scheduled series final competition, special certificates will be available from USDF via the website to owners of all horses that competed in USDFBCS Materiale Championship classes. d. USDF reserves the right to change, alter, or retract any placings and/or prizes for up to 60 days after the last day of the championship if an error or violation is discovered. e. Owner must enter the qualified horse in the horse’s appropriate USDFBCS Materiale Championship class prior to commencement of the class. The horse is NOT automatically entered in the class because the horse qualified earlier in the day or at another show. f. Management must collect all required USDF membership, horse registrations, and related fees prior to the commencement of materiale championship classes for eligible entries that wish to compete in a materiale championship class. Should required USDF membership, horse recording, and related fees fail to be submitted to USDF following the completion of a series final competition, elimination of a horse from its relevant materiale championship class may result due to noncompliance with USDF membership and horse recording requirements for competition. These applications and related fees must be submitted to the USDF office within 24 hours of the series final classes. Refer to section II.A for all USDF membership and horse recording requirements for competition. g. USDFBCS series final events must agree to allow late entries in the USDFBCS Materiale Championship classes for horses that qualified for the championship after the official closing date.

III. THREE-YEAR-OLD PROSPECT AWARD The Three-Year-Old Prospect Award will be awarded to the three-yearold horse earning the highest combined scores from their in-hand series final championship class and series final materiale championship class at each USDFBCS Series Final annually. USDF will provide each USDFBCS Series Final competition with the prize for the ThreeYear-Old Prospect Award. This award must be presented to the award winner at the competition, and a photo taken of the award winner.

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1. For all series finals, a USDF sponsor banner must be prominently displayed. If the banner is misplaced or damaged, the event will be responsible for the cost of repair or replacement. Banners must be returned to USDF within 30 days of the competition. 2. In addition to the general requirements above, the awards presentation ceremonies and award presenters at each series final event must be arranged in cooperation with USDF. USDF will contact sponsors to determine if they or a representative plan to attend the award ceremonies. USDF will forward this information to the appropriate management team. 3. All USDFBCS sponsors (or their representatives) should be invited to participate in the final event award ceremonies. Award ceremony announcements must identify the sponsoring organizations. Any sponsors in attendance at these events should be provided with a complimentary copy of the competition program and be given free admission to the event. 4. Management must send two champion photos of in-hand competitors, two champion photos of materiale championship competitors, and two champion photos of the Three-Year-Old Prospect award winner, electronically to USDF for publication with the final results. Persons and horses in the photos must be identified. A photographer’s release must also be submitted. 5. Public announcements must be made, which credit sponsors and promote the program to the public. These announcements are required to be made throughout the event, in particular, during the awarding of Current Year Foal, Filly, Colt/Gelding, Mare and Stallion Championships and Three, Four, and FiveYear-Old Materiale Championships. The name of the breeder(s) must be announced during award ceremonies. It is also strongly recommended that breeder(s) and owners of placing horses be invited to participate in award ceremonies. 6. All unused ribbons and prizes must be returned to USDF within 30 days of the competition. If awards are misplaced or damaged, the event will be responsible for the cost of replacement. For series qualifiers, USDF will provide ten qualifier ribbons (two per division).


2020 USDF Breeders Championship Series Rules For series finals, USDF will provide neck sashes and prizes for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion and ribbons for third through sixth place. Ribbons and prizes will be sent directly to the designated competition contact about two weeks prior to the event. 7. Show management is responsible to have a professional photographer for USDFBCS series final competitions.

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A. APPLYING FOR AND SCHEDULING QUALIFIER AND FINAL EVENTS 1. The USDFBCS is scheduled on a calendar year basis (January 1-December 31). 2. A series must have a minimum of three qualifying events in order to hold a series final. All shows in the series, including qualifier classes held in conjunction with the series final, are qualifying events. 3. Competitions intending to host USDFBCS qualifying classes must submit their USDFBCS qualifier application to USDF no less than sixty days prior to the start of the competition. Any competitions submitting USDFBCS qualifier applications less than sixty days prior to the start of the competition will be considered on a case-bycase basis and subject to a $50 late application fee. 4. Competitions may not advertise themselves as being qualifying opportunities for the USDFBCS prior to submitting a qualifier application and related $75 fee to USDF. 5. The official USDFBCS host site application form for qualifiers and series finals will be available from the USDF office during the summer, prior to the start of the next competition year. USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized dressage competitions interested in hosting a final for a series must submit a completed USDFBCS event application form and contract to the USDF office by October 1 of the year prior to the series final to request consideration for hosting the series final. 6. The final event of each series is often the last USEF-licensed/ USDF-recognized dressage competition holding DSHB classes scheduled in a particular geographical area of the United States. However, a series final must also be held in conjunction with a USDFBCS qualifying event. Host sites of series finals will be designated on or about November 1 of the year prior to the series final year. Competitions which submit a host site application after November 1 of the year prior to the series final year will be subject to a $50 late application fee and reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 7. The series final must meet the minimum requirements for a series final: 1) minimum USEF Level 2 competition 2) Show manager and secretary must both be members of USEF and USDF (USDF Participating or Group Membership is required) at the time of championships. 3) all other requirements as stated in the USDFBCS Series Final Host Site Application. 8. It is recommended that a series final be held in conjunction with a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competition unless it has a proven stand-alone history. 9. All applications for a series final will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 68

10. A series final will be considered “definite” when at least three qualifying events have registered with USDF to participate in the series for the year. If it meets the minimum requirements, a series final will be considered “tentative” until at least three events have registered for the series. 11. If two or more qualified events in the same series wish to host the series final, a working group appointed by the Sport Horse Committee, will select the host site of the series final, after consultation with the chair of the Sport Horse Committee, the regional director(s) of the region(s) with qualifying events in the series and the Sport Horse Committee liaison. Priority for the final will be given to 1) the date of event, which must be after all qualifying events are normally scheduled, and ideally, between August 1 and October 1 of the series final year, 2) the most prestigious DSHB show, or USDF Regional Dressage Championship in the geographical area, 3) location and accessibility to competitors, 4) experience of the competition management with DSHB competitions and 5) history of rule compliance with USEF and USDF. 12. All USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized dressage competitions with DSHB classes scheduled prior to the series final in the same calendar year and geographical area are eligible to participate in the USDFBCS program. Dressage competitions with DSHB classes scheduled after the series final in their area are not eligible to participate in the USDFBCS program and will not be qualifying events for the next year’s series final. 13. Only one USDFBCS series, or part of a series, may be held in any particular geographical area in the same calendar year. The boundaries of a series will be determined by USDF in consultation with regional directors and the chair of the Sport Horse Committee. Series will include clusters of DSHB shows and may cross the regional boundaries established for dressage competitions. 14. If a USDFBCS series does not have at least three qualifying events recognized by USDF by June 1 of the series final year, the final will not be held. Exceptions will be considered in extenuating circumstances.

B. ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION 1. In order to receive full promotional benefits from USDF, qualifying and final events must be approved at least six months prior to the competition. 2. Qualifiers and final events must be approved by USDF in writing each year before they advertise that they are participating as qualifying or final events in the USDFBCS program. 3. “USDFBCS” or “USDF Breeders Championship Series” must be used in its entirety if included as the title of an event, or if referred to anywhere within the prize list or program. (In other words, you cannot title a competition the “XYZ Breeders Competition”). 4. The title “USDF Breeders Championship_______________ Series Final” must be prominently listed in the final event official prize list, show program, promotional materials, and advertisements once the competition has received written approval


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of its status as a designated USDFBCS series Final competition. 5. Series final prize lists must include the prize list insert for the USDFBCS program as provided by USDF. 6. Unless a competition has received written confirmation from USDF of the Federation’s approval to host a USDFBCS series final competition, the competition cannot utilize any competition name or title that would include a USDFBCS series final designation. Any failure on the part of the competition management to follow this protocol will result in a $100 fine.

Series Final events must meet the minimum requirements for a series final: 1. A minimum Level 2 competition. 2. Show manager and secretary must both be members of USEF and USDF (USDF Participating or Group Membership is required) at the time of championships. All other requirements are as stated in the USDFBCS Finals Host Site Application. 3. DSHB competitions are not permitted to exclude horses from competing in an event that have previously qualified for a USDFBCS series final. Such exclusion is not permitted by USEF rules, and penalties could result. 4. Neither foals nor horses of any other age may be shown loose. 5. Note the following clarification on “stallion”: No geldings may compete in the USDFBCS classes for stallions even if they are gelded after qualifying for the finals and are breeding via frozen semen.

C. PRIZES 1. Prizes will be awarded during the finals competition award ceremonies. 2. Prizes and/or other awards may be withheld by USDF to series winners if the following information is not provided to USDF or show management by required deadlines: name of owner; name, age and sex of horse; and if known, the breed of horse, sire, dam, damsire, and breeder. 3. Prizes and/or other awards may be withheld by USDF if it is found that a series award winner or owner was not in compliance with USDF series final membership, horse registration requirements, and related fees, for competition. These requirements can be seen at I.A and II.A.

VI. LICENSED OFFICIALS A. REQUIREMENTS

D. RULES REGARDING CONTRACTS AND RECOGNITION 1. Qualifying and final events must be USEF-licensed/USDFrecognized dressage competitions and all classes must be conducted under USEF rules. 2. USDFBCS event application, contract and rules for the upcoming competition year will be available to show managers during the summer of the year prior to each USDFBCS competition year. 3. Rule changes and requirements will be fully approved and publicized by July 1 of the year prior to each USDFBCS competition year. 4. Changes of rules,, requirements, or contract obligations for competition management (and/or competitors, if applicable) are not permitted after August 1 of the year prior to the start of the USDFBCS competition year, except when changed by the USEF and/or USDF Executive Board. 5. USDFBCS rules and procedures must be listed in the official prize list for the event and must be available sufficiently in advance to all potential competitors, or the event may be in violation of USEF rules. 6. For qualifying events whose dates fall after the closing date for their series final event, the results must be emailed to USDF at results@usdf.org within 24 hours of completion of the qualifying event. USDF will verify those horses who have qualified with the series final event secretary.

VII. UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION RULES Please note that competition management, licensed officials and competitors must be aware of all USEF DSHB and applicable USEF general rules. Be sure to check the online version of the rules for any clarifications or changes that may have occurred for the current competition year. USEF Rule Book Subchapter DR-2 Dressage Sport Horse Breeding

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1. According to DR202 a competition with a USEF- licensed Dressage Sport Horse Breeding (DSHB) division must have a USEF- licensed DSHB judge and a USEF- licensed dressage technical delegate (TD) . Guest Cards to judge DSHB classes are not allowed, per USEF GR 1011. 2. Apprentice judging is NOT permitted during USDFBCS series final classes. 3. Hunter Breeding judges or USEF judges with other licenses or in other disciplines are NOT permitted to judge DSHB classes. 4. It is recommended that the USEF (TD) officiating at a USDFBCS series final have significant experience officiating as a TD at DSHB shows.


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Index of Dressage Tests US DRESSAGE TESTS

YOUNG HORSE TESTS

USDF Test Introductory Level Test A..................................................................72

USEF Dressage Test for Four-Year-Old Horses..................................................90

USDF Test Introductory Level Test B...................................................................73

FEI Dressage Test for Five-Year-Old Horses - Final...........................................90

USDF Test Introductory Level Test C..................................................................73

FEI Dressage Test for Six-Year-Old Horses- Final.............................................. 91

USEF Test Training Level Test 1............................................................................ 74

DEVELOPING HORSE TESTS

USEF Test Training Level Test 2............................................................................75

USEF Developing Horse Prix St. Georges Test....................................................92

USEF Test Training Level Test 3............................................................................75

USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Test.............................................................92

USEF Test First Level Test 1....................................................................................76 USEF Test First Level Test 2....................................................................................76

FEI FREESTYLE TESTS

USEF Test First Level Test 3....................................................................................77

FEI Pony Rider Freestyle Test..................................................................................94

USEF Test Second Level Test 1...............................................................................77

FEI Juniors Freestyle Test.........................................................................................94

USEF Test Second Level Test 2...............................................................................78

FEI Young Rider Freestyle Test...............................................................................95

USEF Test Second Level Test 3...............................................................................78

FEI Intermediate I Freestyle Test............................................................................95

USEF Test Third Level Test 1..................................................................................79

FEI Grand Prix Freestyle Test..................................................................................96

USEF Test Third Level Test 2..................................................................................79 USEF Test Third Level Test 3..................................................................................80

USDF FREESTYLE TESTS

USEF Test Fourth Level Test 1...............................................................................80

USDF Training Level Freestyle Test......................................................................97

USEF Test Fourth Level Test 2............................................................................... 81

USDF First Level Freestyle Test..............................................................................97

USEF Test Fourth Level Test 3............................................................................... 81

USDF Second Level Freestyle Test.........................................................................98 USDF Third Level Freestyle Test............................................................................98

FEI TESTS

USDF Fourth Level Freestyle Test.........................................................................99

FEI Prix St. Georges and Team Test Young Riders Test...................................82

USDF Pas de Deux Training - Grand Prix Test..................................................99

FEI Intermediate I Test.............................................................................................83

TESTS

FEI Intermediate A Test............................................................................................83

SPORT HORSE SCORESHEETS

FEI Intermediate B Test............................................................................................84

USDF Materiale Class............................................................................................ 100

FEI Intermediate II Test............................................................................................84

USDF Amateur/Junior/Young Rider Handler............................................... 100

FEI Grand Prix Test....................................................................................................85

USDF Dressage Sport Horse Prospects (In-Hand).........................................101

FEI Grand Prix Special Test.....................................................................................85

USDF Dressage Sport Horse Prospects (Under Saddle)................................101

FEI Juniors Team Test...............................................................................................86

USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Stock (In-Hand)...............................102

FEI Juniors Individual Test......................................................................................86

USDF Dressage Sport Horse Group Class.........................................................102

FEI Young Rider Individual Test............................................................................87

Quadrille tests can be found on the USDF website, www.usdf.org

FEI Grand Prix 16-25 Test........................................................................................87 FEI Pony Rider Team Test........................................................................................88 FEI Pony Rider Individual Test...............................................................................88 FEI Children Team Test............................................................................................89 FEI Children Individual Test..................................................................................89

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US Dressage Tests

USDF Introductory Level Test A

PURPOSE OF USDF INTRODUCTORY TESTS

COMMENT:

• Horses should be ridden on a light but steady contact, with the exception of the free walk in which the horse is allowed complete freedom to stretch neck forward and downward.

COLLECTIVE MARKS FOR USDF INTRODUCTORY TESTS • Gaits (freedom and regularity). x1 • Impulsion (desire to move forward with suppleness of the back and steady tempo). x1 • Submission (acceptance of steady contact, attention, and confidence). x2 • Rider’s position (keeping in balance with horse). x1 • Rider’s effectiveness of aids (correct bend and preparation of transitions). x1 • Geometry and accuracy (correct size and shape of circles and turns). x1

(Walk-Trot) TEST Average time: 5:00 std. & 4:00 small arena; 160 possible points

To introduce the rider and/or horse to the sport of dressage. To show understanding of riding the horse forward with a steady tempo into an elastic contact with independent, steady hands and a correctly balanced seat. To show proper geometry of figures in the arena with correct bend (corners and circles).

Effective 12/1/2018

1.

3.

A Between X&C C M A

4.

K-X-M

5.

C

6.

Medium walk.

7.

Between C&H H-X-F

8.

F-A

Medium walk.

2.

COF

Enter working trot rising. Medium walk. Track right. Working trot rising. Circle right 20m, working trot rising. Change rein. Circle left 20 meters, working trot rising.

Free walk.

A Down centerline. 9. X Halt and salute. Leave arena at A in free walk.

All trot work to be ridden rising. Transitions from walk to trot and trot to walk may be performed through sitting trot with the objective of performing a smooth transition. Turns from centerline to long side and long side to centerline should be ridden as a half circle, touching the track at a point midway between the centerline and the corner, and vice versa.

REQUIREMENTS: Free walk, medium walk, working trot rising, 20 meter circle, halt through walk READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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TESTS

INSTRUCTION


USDF Introductory Level Test C

(Walk-Trot)

(Walk-Trot-Canter)

1.

A X

2. 3.

C E

4.

Between K&A F-E

5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

E-H Between H&C B

TEST Enter working trot rising. Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising. Track left, working trot rising. Circle left 20 meters, working trot rising.

COF

TEST Average time: 6:00 std. & 5:00 small arena; 200 possible points

Average time: 5:00 std. & 4:00 small arena; 160 possible points

USDF Introductory Level Test B

Medium walk. Free walk. Medium walk. Working trot rising. Circle right 20 meters, working trot rising.

A X

Down centerline. Halt through medium walk. Salute. Leave arena at A in free walk.

1.

A

Enter working trot rising.

X

Halt through medium walk. Salute - Proceed working trot rising. Track right, working trot rising. Circle right 20 meters

2. 3.

C B

4.

A

5. 6.

Before A K-X-M

Circle right 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, right lead. Working trot rising. (Transition in & out of canter) Change rein, working trot rising.

7.

E

Circle left 20 meters.

8.

A

Circle left 20 meters developing working canter in first quarter of the circle, left lead.

9. 10. 11.

12.

Between F&B B-H

H Between C&M A X

Working trot rising. (Transition in & out of canter) Medium walk. Free walk.

Medium walk. Working trot rising to A.

Down centerline. Halt through medium walk. Salute. Leave arena at A in free walk.

TESTS

13.

Before A

COF

INSTRUCTION

INSTRUCTION

All trot work to be ridden rising.

All trot work to be ridden rising.

Transitions from walk to trot and trot to walk may be performed through sitting trot with the objective of performing a smooth transition.

Transitions from trot to canter and canter to trot may be performed through sitting trot with the objective of performing a smooth transition.

Turns from centerline to long side and long side to centerline should be ridden as a half circle, touching the track at a point midway between the centerline and the corner, and vice versa.

Turns from center line to long side and long side to centerline should be ridden as a half circle, touching the track at a point midway between the centerline and the corner, and vice versa.

REQUIREMENTS: Free walk, medium walk, working trot rising, 20m circle, halt through walk

REQUIREMENTS: Free walk, medium walk, working trot rising, working canter, 20m circle, halt through walk

READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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COLLECTIVE MARKS FOR USEF TRAINING - FOURTH LEVEL TESTS x1

• IMPULSION (Desire to move forward, elasticity of the steps, suppleness of the back, engagement of the hindquarters)

x2

• SUBMISSION (Willing cooperation, harmony, attention and confidence, acceptance of bit and aids, straightness, lightness of forehand and ease of movements)

x2

• RIDER’s POSITION AND SEAT (Alignment, posture, stability, weight placement, following mechanics of the gaits)

x1

• RIDER’s CORRECT AND EFFECTIVE USE OF AIDS (Clarity, subtlety, independence, accuracy of test)

x1

USEF Training Level Test 1

Average time: 5:00 std. & 4:00 small arena; 260 possible points

• GAITS (Freedom and regularity)

1.

A X

2. 3.

C E A

4.

A-F-B

TEST Enter working trot Halt, salute Proceed working trot Track left Circle left 20m Circle left 20m developing left lead canter in first quarter of circle Working canter

5. Between Working trot B&M 6. C Medium walk 7.

E-F F

Change rein, free walk Medium walk

8.

A

Working trot

9.

E

Circle right 20m

10.

C

11.

COF

2

2 2 2

2

Circle right 20m developing right lead canter in first quarter of circle C-M-B Working canter

12. Between Working trot B&F 13. A Down centerline X Halt, salute

2

Leave arena at A in free walk.

TESTS Introduce: Working trot; working canter; medium walk; free walk; 20m circles in trot and canter All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated. Halts may be through the walk. READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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USEF Training Level Test 2 A X

2.

C B K-X-M

3.

Enter working trot Halt, salute Proceed working trot Track right Circle right 20m Change rein

2

4. Between Working canter left lead C&H 5. E Circle left 20m

2

6. Between Working trot E&K 7. A Circle left 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact Before A A 8. F F-E 9. E-M M

Shorten the reins Working trot Medium walk Change rein, medium walk Change rein, free walk Medium walk

10.

C

Working trot

11.

E

Circle left 20m

12.

F-X-H

2 2

1.

A X

2.

C H-X-F A-C

3.

TEST Enter working trot Halt, salute Proceed working trot Track left Change rein Serpentine 3 equal loops width of the arena

COF

2

4. Between Working canter right lead C&M 5. B Circle right 20m 6.

A

Working trot

7. Before K K-E 8. E-M M

Medium walk Medium walk Change rein, free walk Medium walk

9.

C

Working trot

10.

C-A

Serpentine 3 equal loops width of the arena

2 2 2

2

11. Between Working canter left lead A-F 12. B Circle left 20m

Change rein

2

13. Between Working canter right lead C&M 14. B Circle right 20m

TESTS

COF Average time: 5:00 std. & 4:00 small arena; 290 possible points

Average time: 5:30 std. & 4:30 small arena; 290 possible points

TEST 1.

USEF Training Level Test 3

2

13.

C

Working trot

14.

E

Circle left 20m in rising trot, allowing horse to stretch forward and downward, while maintaining contact

Before E E 15. A X

15. Between Working trot B&F 16. A Down centerline X Halt, salute

Shorten the reins Working trot Down centerline Halt, salute

Leave arena at A in free walk.

Leave arena at A in free walk.

Introduce: Stretch circle in trot.

Introduce: Serpentine in trot.

All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated. Halts may be through the walk.

All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated. Halts may be through the walk.

READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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2

2


TEST Enter working trot Halt, salute Proceed working trot 2. C Track left E-X Half circle left 10m returning to track at H 3. B-X Half circle right 10m returning to track at M 4. C Circle left 20m in rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact Before C Shorten the reins C Working trot 5. H-P Change rein, lengthen stride in trot P Working trot 6. A Medium walk 7. V-R Change rein, free walk R Medium walk 8. M Working trot C Working canter left lead 9. H-V Lengthen stride in canter 10. V Circle left 15m Develop working canter in first half of circle 11. F-X-H Change rein X Working trot 12. C Working canter right lead 13. M-P Lengthen stride in canter 14. P Circle right 15m Develop working canter in first half of circle 15. A Working trot 16. K-R Change rein, lengthen stride in trot R Working trot 17. E Half circle left 10m X Down centerline G Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. 1.

USEF First Level Test 2 COF

A X

2

2

Average time: 5:30 std. arena; 350 possible points

Average time: 5:30 std. arena; 290 possible points

USEF First Level Test 1

2 2

2

Introduce: Leg-yielding. All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.

All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.

READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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COF

A X

2

2 2 2

2

2

2

TESTS

Introduce: 10m half circle at trot; 15m circle in canter; lengthening of stride in trot and canter.

TEST Enter working trot Halt, salute Proceed working trot 2. C Track right M-V Change rein, lengthen stride in trot V Working trot 3. K-D Half circle left 10m D-L Working trot 4. L-M Leg yield right 5. H-P Change rein, lengthen stride in trot P Working trot 6. F-D Half circle right 10m D-L Working trot 7. L-H Leg-yield left 8. C Medium walk 9. M-V Change rein, free walk V Medium walk 10. K Working trot A Working canter left lead 11. P Circle left 15m 12. P-M Lengthen stride in canter 13. Between Develop working canter M-C 14. H-X-F Change rein X Working trot 15. F Working canter right lead 16. V Circle right 15m 17. V-H Lengthen stride in canter 18. Between Develop working canter H-C 19. M Working trot 20. B Circle right 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact Before B Shorten the reins B Working trot 21. A Down centerline X Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. 1.


USEF Second Level Test 1

TESTS

TEST Enter working trot Halt, salute Proceed working trot 2. C Track left H-X-F Change rein, lengthen stride in trot F Working trot 3. V-I Leg-yield right 4. I Circle left 10m I Straight ahead C Track left 5. S-L Leg-yield left 6. L Circle right 10m L Straight ahead A Track right 7. E Circle right 20m rising trot, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward while maintaining contact Before E Shorten the reins E Working trot 8. H Medium walk 9. M-V Free walk V Medium walk 10. K Working trot A Working canter, left lead 11. F-X-M One loop maintaining left lead 12. C Circle left 15m 13. H-V Lengthen stride in canter 14. V Working canter 15. F-X-H Change rein X Change of lead through trot 16. M-X-F One loop maintaining right lead 17. A Circle right 15m 18. K-S Lengthen stride in canter 19. S Working canter 20. C Working trot 21. M-X-K Lengthen stride in trot K Working trot 22. A Down centerline X Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. 1.

COF

TEST

A X

Average time: 5:20 std. arena; 370 possible points

Average time: 6:00 std. arena; 360 possible points

USEF First Level Test 3

2

2

2 2 2

2

2

Introduce: 10m circle at trot; change of lead through trot; counter-canter.

1.

Enter collected trot Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track left H-P Change rein, medium trot P Collected trot 3. (Transitions H and P) P-K Collected trot 4. K-E Shoulder-in right E Turn right 5. B Turn left B-M Shoulder-in left 6. C Halt, rein back 3 to 4 steps Proceed medium walk 7. C-S Medium walk 8. S-F Change rein, free walk F Medium walk 9. Before A Shorten stride in walk A Collected canter right lead 10. K-S Medium canter S Collected canter 11. C Circle right 10m 12. M-E Change rein E-V Counter canter 13. V Collected trot K Medium walk 14. Before A Shorten stride in walk A Collected canter left lead 15. F-R Medium canter R Collected canter 16. C Circle left 10m 17. H-B Change rein B-P Counter canter 18. P Collected trot F Medium walk 19. Before A Shorten stride in walk A Collected canter right lead 20. E Collected trot E-H-C-M Collected trot 21. M-V Change rein, medium trot V Collected trot 22. (Transitions M and V) V-A Collected trot 23. A Down centerline X Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk.

COF

A X

2 2 2 2 2

2

2

Introduce: Walk-canter transitions; collected and medium trot and canter, 10m circle at canter; shoulder-in; rein back.

All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.

READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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COF

A X

2

2

2 2

2

2

2

TEST Enter collected trot Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track left H-X-F Change rein, medium trot F Collected trot 3. (Transitions H and F) F-A-K Collected trot 4. K-E Shoulder-in right 5. E Circle right 10m 6. E-H Travers right 7. M-X-K Change rein, medium trot K Collected trot 8. (Transitions M and K) K-A-F Collected Trot 9. F-B Shoulder-in left 10. B Circle left 10m 11. B-M Travers left 12. C Halt, rein back 3-4 steps Proceed medium walk 13. H Turn left Between Shorten the stride, half turn on haunches left G&M Proceed medium walk 14. Between Shorten the stride, half turn on haunches right G&H Proceed medium walk M Turn right 15. (Medium walk) [CHG(M)G(H)GMR] 16. R-V Change rein, free walk V Medium walk 17. Before K Shorten the stride in walk K Collected canter left lead 18. F-M Medium canter M Collected canter 19. (Transitions F and M) M-C Collected canter 20. C-A Serpentine 3 equal loops, width of the arena, no change of lead 21. F-E Change rein L Simple change E-H-C-M Collected canter 22. M-F Medium canter F Collected canter 23. (Transitions M and F) F-A Collected canter 24. A-C Serpentine 3 equal loops, width of the arena, no change of lead 25. M-E Change rein I Simple change E-K Collected canter 26. K Collected trot 27. A Down centerline X Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. 1.

Introduce: Counter-canter in serpentine

Introduce: Travers; half-turn on haunches; simple changes

READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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COF

A X

2

2

2 2

2

2

2

2

TESTS

TEST Enter collected trot Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track right M-B Shoulder-in right 3. B-X Half circle right 10m X-E Half circle left 10m 4. E-K Travers left 5. F-B Shoulder-in left 6. B-X Half circle left 10m X-E Half circle right 10m 7. E-H Travers right 8. M-V Change rein, medium trot V Collected trot 9. (Transitions M and V) V-K-A Collected trot 10. A Halt, rein back 3-4 steps Proceed medium walk 11. F-S Change rein, free walk S Medium walk 12. H Turn right Between Shorten stride, half turn on haunches right G & M Proceed medium walk 13. Between Shorten stride, half turn on haunches left G&H Proceed medium walk M Turn left 14. (Medium walk) [SHG(M)G(H)GMC] 15. Before C Shorten stride in walk C Collected canter left lead 16. H-V Medium canter V Collected canter 17. A-C Serpentine 3 equal loops, width of arena, simple changes of lead over centerline 19. 17. (Score for first simple change) 18. (Score for second simple change) 19. (Score for quality of serpentine) 20. H-B Change rein B-F Counter canter 21. F Medium walk Before A Shorten the stride of walk A Collected canter, right lead 22. K-S Medium canter S Collected canter 23. M-E Change rein E-K Counter canter 24. K Collected trot 25. A Down centerline D-I Medium trot 26. I Collected trot 27. G Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. 1.

USEF Second Level Test 3 Average time: 6:00 std. arena; 420 possible points

Average time: 6:00 std. arena; 410 possible points

USEF Second Level Test 2


USEF Third Level Test 2

TEST COF Enter collected trot Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track left S-V Shoulder-in left 3. V-L Half circle left 10m 2 L-H Half pass left 4. R-P Shoulder-in right 5. P-L Half circle right 10m 2 L-M Half pass right 6. H-X-F Medium trot F Collected trot 7. A Halt, rein back 4 steps 2 Proceed medium walk 8. K-R Change rein, extended walk 2 R Medium walk 9. M Turn left Between Shorten stride, half turn on haunches left G&H Proceed medium walk 10. Between Shorten stride, half turn on haunches right G&M Proceed medium walk H Track right 11. (Medium walk) 2 [RMG(H)G(M)GHC] 12. Before C Shorten the stride in walk C Collected canter right lead 13. M-F Medium canter F Collected canter 14. V Circle right 10m 15. V-R Change rein, flying change of lead between centerline and R 2 16. H-K Extended canter K Collected canter 17. (Transitions H and K) K-A-P Collected canter 18. P Circle left 10m 19. P-S Change rein, flying change of lead between centerline and S 2 20. C Collected trot 21. M-X-K Extended trot K Collected trot 22. (Transitions M and K) K-A Collected trot 23. A Down centerline X Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk.

TEST COF Enter collected trot Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track right M-X-K Change rein, medium trot K Collected trot 3. F-B Shoulder-in left 4. B-M Renvers right 2 5. H-X-F Change rein, extended trot 2 F Collected trot 6. (Transitions H and F) F-A-K Collected trot 7. K-E Shoulder-in right 8. E-H Renvers left 2 9. C Medium walk M Turn right Between Shorten stride, half turn on haunches right G&H Proceed medium walk 10. Between Shorten stride, half turn on haunches left G&M Proceed medium walk H Turn left 11. (Medium walk) 2 [CMG(H)G(M)GHS] 12. S-P Change rein, extended walk 2 P Medium walk 13. Before F Shorten the stride in walk F Collected canter right lead 14. A Down centerline D-R Half pass right 15. Between Flying change of lead 2 R&M 16. H-K Medium canter K Collected canter 17. A Down centerline D-S Half pass left 18. Between Flying change of lead 2 S&H 19. C Circle right 20m, showing a clear release of both reins for 4-5 2 strides over centerline 20. M-F Extended canter 2 F Collected canter 21. (Transitions M and F) F-A Collected canter 22. A Down centerline L Collected trot I Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk.

A X

Double bridle optional.

1.

Average time: 5:35 std. arena; 380 possible points

Double bridle optional. Average time: 6:00 std. arena; 370 possible points

TESTS

USEF Third Level Test 1

Introduce: Extended gaits; half pass at trot; single flying change.

1.

A X

Introduce: Renvers, release of reins at canter, half pass at canter READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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COF Double bridle optional.

A X

2

2

2

2 2

2 2 2 2

TEST Enter collected canter Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track left H-X-F Change rein, medium trot Over X 6-7 steps collected trot F Collected trot 3. K-X Half pass right 4. X Circle right 10m 5. X-G Shoulder-in right C Track right 6. M-X-K Change rein, extended trot K Collected trot 7. (Transitions M and K) K-A-F Collected trot 8. F-X Half pass left 9. X Circle left 10m 10. X-G Shoulder-in left C Track right 11. M Collected walk R-S Half circle right 20m in extended walk S Collected walk 12. H Turn right Between Half pirouette right G&M Proceed collected walk 13. Between Half pirouette left G&H Proceed collected walk M Turn left 14. (Collected walk) [MR/SHG(M)G(H)GMC] 15. C Collected canter, left lead 16. H-K Medium canter K Collected canter 17. A Down centerline D-E Half pass left 18. E-H Counter canter H Flying change of lead 19. M-F Extended canter F Collected canter 20. (Transitions M and F) F-A Collected canter 21. A Down centerline D-B Half pass right 22. B-M Counter canter M Flying change of lead 23. C Circle left 20m, 5-6 strides of very collected canter between quarterlines 24. H-X-F Change rein, 3 single flying changes of lead, near first quarterline, near X, and near last quarterline 25. A Down centerline X Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. 1.

Introduce: Collected walk; very collected canter; walk pirouettes; multiple flying changes on diagonal

Introduce: Rein back to trot

READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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COF

A X

2

2

2 2

2

TESTS

TEST Enter collected trot Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track left H-X-F Change rein, medium trot F Collected trot 3. K-E Shoulder-in right 4. E-X Half circle right 10m X-B Half circle left 10m 5. B-G Half pass left C Track right 6. M-X-K Change rein, extended trot K Collected trot 7. (Transitions M and K) K-A Collected Trot 8. A Halt, rein back 4 steps Proceed collected trot 9. F-B Shoulder-in left 10. B-X Half circle left 10m X-E Half circle right 10m 11. E-G Half pass right C Track left 12. Between Medium walk C&H H Turn left Between Shorten stride, half turn on haunches left G&M Proceed medium walk 13. Between Shorten stride, half turn on haunches right G&H Proceed medium walk M Turn right 14. (Medium walk) [CHG(M)G(H)GMR] 15. R-V Change rein, extended walk V Medium walk 16. Before K Shorten the stride in walk K Collected canter left lead 17. F-X Half pass left X-I Collected canter 18. I-S Half circle left 10m S-F Change rein, flying change of lead near centerline 19. K-X Half pass right X-I Collected canter 20. I-R Half circle right 10m R-K Change rein, flying change of lead near centerline 21. F-M Extended canter M Collected canter 22. (Transitions F and M) M-C-H Collected Canter 23. H Collected trot 24. E Turn left X Turn left G Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. 1.

USEF Fourth Level Test 1

Average time: 6:00 std. arena; 390 possible points

Average time: 6:00 std. arena; 400 possible points

Double bridle optional.

USEF Third Level Test 3

2 2


TESTS

USEF Fourth Level Test 3

TEST COF Enter collected canter Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track right M-B Shoulder-in right 3. B-K Change rein, medium trot K Collected trot 4. A Down centerline 2 D-E Half pass left 5. E-G Half pass right 2 C Track left 6. H-E Shoulder-in left 7. E-F Change rein, medium trot F Collected trot 8. A Collected walk 2 K-R Change rein, extended walk 9. R Collected walk M Turn left Between Half pirouette left 2 G&H Proceed collected walk 10. Between Half pirouette right G&M 2 Proceed collected walk H Turn right 11. (Collected walk) [AK/RMG(H)G(M)GHC] 12. C Collected canter right lead 13. M-F Medium canter F Collected canter 14. A Down centerline D-B Half pass right 15. B Flying change of lead 16. B-G Half pass left C Track left 17. H-X On diagonal develop very collected canter Approach- Working pirouette left toward the letter M 2 ing X Toward M Proceed collected canter 18. H-K Extended canter K Collected canter 19. F-X-H Change rein, three flying changes of lead every fourth stride 2 20. M-X On diagonal develop very collected canter Approach- Working pirouette right toward the letter H 2 ing X Toward H Proceed collected canter 21. M Collected trot 22. R-K Change rein, extended trot K Collected trot 23. A Down centerline X Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. A X

Double bridle optional.

1.

Average time: 6:00 std. arena; 360 possible points

Average time: 5:30 std. arena; 380 possible points

Double bridle optional.

USEF Fourth Level Test 2

Introduce: Counter change of hand in trot and canter; tempi changes every fourth stride; working partial pirouettes in canter

TEST Enter collected canter Halt, salute Proceed collected trot 2. C Track left H-X-F Change rein, extended trot F Collected trot 3. (Transitions H and F) F-A Collected trot 4. A Down centerline D-X Shoulder-in right 5. X-M Half pass right 6. C Halt, rein back 4 steps Proceed collected trot 7. H-X Half pass left 8. X-D Shoulder in left A Turn left 9. F Collected walk P-H Change rein, extended walk H Collected walk 10. (Collected walk) (F-P/H-C) 11. C Collected canter, right lead 12. R-I Half circle right 10m I-S Half circle left 10m E Flying change of lead 13. V-L Half circle left 10m L-P Half circle right 10m F Flying change of lead 14. K-X Half pass, right X Flying change of lead 15. X-H Half pass left H Flying change of lead 16. M-X-K Change rein, extended canter K Collected canter and flying change of lead K-F Collected canter 17. F-X On diagonal, developing very collected canter. Before X Working half-pirouette left approxiamtely 3m in diameter. Proceed collected canter Before F Flying change of lead 18. K-X On diagonal, developing very collected canter. Before X Working half-pirouette right approxiamtely 3m in diameter. Proceed collected canter Before K Flying change of lead 19. F-X-H Three flying changes of lead every third stride 20. C Collected trot 21. M-F Medium trot F Collected trot 22. A Down centerline X Halt, salute Leave arena at A in free walk. 1.

COF

A X

2

2 2 2

2

2 2

Introduce: Tempi changes every third stride; 10m half circle in counter-canter; half working pirouettes in canter

READER PLEASE NOTE: Anything in parentheses should not be read for any test.

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FEI Tests

FEI Prix St. Georges and Team Test Young Riders

FEI Revision Schedule

COLLECTIVE MARKS FOR FEI TESTS x2

Minimum age of horse: 7 years Average time: 5:50; 340 possible points

FEI revision schedule differs from USEF and USDF. Please refer to the FEI website, www.fei.org, to confirm the version currently in use.

• Rider’s position and seat; correctness and effect of the aids

Effective 1/1/2017

1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C MXK K KAF

Track to the right Medium trot Collected trot Collected trot

3.

FB

Shoulder-in left

4.

B

Volte left (8m Ø)

5.

BG G C

Half-pass to the left On centre line Track to the left

6.

HXF F

Extended trot Collected trot

FAK

Transitions at H and F The collected trot

8.

KE

Shoulder-in right

9.

E

Volte right (8m Ø)

10.

EG G

Half-pass to the right On centre line

11.

Before C C H Between G&M

[Collected walk] [Track to the left] [Turn left] Half pirouette to the left

12.

Between G&H GM

Half pirouette to the right [Collected walk]

7.

13.

2

2

2

MRXV(K)

Extended walk

2

15.

Before K K KAF

Collected walk Proceed in collected canter left Collected canter

16.

FX X

Half-pass to the left Flying change of leg

17.

XM M MCH

Half-pass to the right Flying change of leg Collected canter

18.

H Between H&X

Proceed towards X in collected canter Half pirouette to the left

19.

HC C

Counter canter Flying change of leg

20.

M Betweem M&X

Proceed towards X in collected canter Half pirouette to the right

21.

MC C

Counter canter Flying change of leg

22.

HXF FAK

On the diagonal 5 flying changes of leg every 4th stride Collected canter

23.

KXM MCH

On the diagonal 5 flying changes of leg every 3rd stride Collected canter

24.

HXF

Extended canter

25.

F FA

Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter

26.

A X

Down the centre line Halt—immobility—salute

2

2

TESTS

The collected walk C-H-G-(M)-G-(H)-G-M

14.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

83

COF


FEI Intermediate I Test

Minimum age of horse: 8 years 1.

1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C HXF F FA

Track to the left Extended trot Collected trot Collected trot

3.

A DX

Down the centre line Shoulder-in right

4.

X

Volte right (8m Ø)

5.

XM MC

Half-pass to the right Collected trot

6.

C

Halt—immobility Rein back 5 steps and immediately proceed in collected trot

7.

HX

Half-pass to the left

8.

X

Volte left (8m Ø)

9.

XD D A

Shoulder-in left On centre line Track to the right

10.

KR

Medium trot

11.

R RMGH

Collected walk Collected walk

2

12.

HB(P)

Extended walk

2

13.

Before P P PFA

Collected walk Proceed in collected canter right Collected canter

A Between D & G G C

Down the centre line 3 half-passes 5m to either side of the centre line with flying change of leg at each change of direction starting and ending to the right Flying change of leg Track to the left

15.

HXF

Extended canter

16.

16.

F FAK

Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter

17.

17.

KXM MCH

On the diagonal 5 flying changes of leg every 3rd stride Collected canter

18.

H(B) I

On the diagonal Pirouette to the left

19.

B

Flying change of leg

20.

B(K) L

On the diagonal Pirouette to the right

21.

K KAF

Flying change of leg Collected canter

21.

22.

FXH HC

On the diagonal 7 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride Collected canter

22.

23.

C CM

Collected trot Collected trot

23.

24.

MXK K KA

Extended trot Collected trot The collected trot

24.

25.

A X

Down the centre line Halt—immobility—salute

14.

TESTS

COF Average time: 5:10; 340 possible points

Average time: 5:30; 340 possible points

Minimum age of horse: 7 years

FEI Intermediate A Test

2

2. 3. 4.

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

2

14. 15.

18.

2

19. 20.

2

25. 26.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

FA A DG C

5. 6. 7.

2

A X XC C HXF F

27.

Between H & S SR R RM On approaching C C (C)HS SXP P PF[A] On approaching A (A)K KXM M MC C CH HXF F FA A DP Between P & B BIH I H HCM MXK KA A DV Between V & E EIM I M MCH HXF FA A D L LI IG G

Down the centre line 3 half-passes, 5 m to either side of the centre line, beginning and ending to the right Track to the left

2

Transition to passage Half circle (20 m Ø) passage Proceed in collected trot Collected trot Collected walk into piaffe Piaffe 7-10 steps (half steps 2 m forward allowed) [Proceed in collected trot] Transitions walk - piaffe - trot The collected trot Extended walk Collected walk Collected walk

2 2

Piaffe, 7-10 steps (half steps 2 m forward allowed) [Proceed in collected trot] Transitions walk - piaffe - trot The collected trot Extended trot Collected trot Transitions at K and M Collected trot Proceed in collected canter left Collected canter Extended canter Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter Down the centre line Half-pass to the right Flying change of leg On the short diagonal Pirouette to the left

2

Flying change of leg Collected canter 7 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride Collected canter Down the centre line Half-pass to the left Flying change of leg On the short diagonal Pirouette to the right Flying change of leg Collected canter 7 flying changes of leg every stride Collected canter Down the centre line Collected trot Transition to passage Passage Collected trot Halt - immobility - salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

84

COF

Enter in collected canter Halt - immobility - salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot Track to the left Extended trot Collected trot Transitions at H and F Collected trot

2


FEI Intermediate B Test 1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C MXK K

Track to the right Extended trot Collected trot

KAFP

Transitions at M and K Collected trot

4.

PS SH

Half pass left Collected trot

5.

On approaching C C

Collected walk into piaffe

3.

COF

2

Minimum age of horse: 8 years Average time: 5:25; 340 possible points

Average time: 5:45; 400 possible points

Minimum age of horse: 8 years

FEI Intermediate II Test 1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C HXF F FA

Track to the left Extended trot Collected trot Collected trot

3.

A DG C

Down the centre line 3 half-passes, 5 m to either side of the centre line, beginning and ending to the right Track to the right

4.

Between R & B

Transition to passage

5.

B(V)

On the diagonal Passage

6.

Crossing the center line

Piaffe 8 to 10 steps (1 m forward permitted)

COF

2

(C)MR

Piaffe 7-10 steps (half steps 2 m forward allowed) [Proceed in collected trot] Transitions walk - piaffe - trot The collected trot

7.

RV VK

Half pass right Collected trot

7.

In/out of the piaffe

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

8.

On approaching A A

Collected walk into piaffe

8.

Passage

Piaffe, 7-10 steps, (half steps 2 m forward allowed) Proceed in collected trot

From piaffe VKA

9.

A

Piaffe 8 to 10 steps (1 m forward permitted)

10.

A

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

11.

AFP

Passage

12.

PS

Extended walk

2

13.

S SHC

Collected walk Collected walk

2

14.

C CM

Proceed in collected canter right Collected canter

15.

MXK K KAFP

Medium canter Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter

16.

PX X

Half-pass to the left Down the centre line

17.

I C

Pirouette to the left Track to the left

18.

HXF

Extended canter

19.

F FAKV

Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter

20.

VX X

Half-pass to the right Down the centre line

21.

I C

Pirouette to the right Track to the right

22.

MXK KAF

On the diagonal 7 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride Collected canter

23.

FXH HC

On the diagonal 11 flying changes of leg every stride Collected canter

24.

C CM

Collected trot Collected trot

25.

MXK K KA

Extended trot Collected trot The collected trot

26.

A Between D & L LI

Down the centre line Transition to passage Passage

27.

I

Halt - immobility - salute

6.

9.

Transitions walk - piaffe - trot The collected trot

FS S S(H)

Medium trot Collected trot Collected trot

11. 12. 13.

Between S & H HCMR RV V V(K)

Transition to passage Passage Medium trot Collected trot Collected trot

14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Between V & K KAFP PS SHC C CM

Transition to passage Passage Extended walk Collected walk Proceed in collected canter right Collected canter

19. 20.

MXK K KA

Extended canter Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter

21.

A Between D & G

Down the centre line 4 half-passes to either side of centre line with flying change of leg at each change of direction, the first half-pass to the left and the last to the right of 4 strides, the others of 8 strides Track to the right 7 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride Half circle (20 m) Between V & P give and retake the reins for 3 canterstrides

10.

22. 23.

C MV VP

2 2

2

24.

PH HCM

7 flying changes of leg every stride Collected canter

25.

MX Between M & X

Proceed towards X in collected canter Pirouette right

2

26. 27.

X XK Between X & K KA

Flying change of leg Proceed towards K in collected canter Pirouette left Collected canter

2

28.

A L

Down the centre line Halt - immobility; Rein back 4 steps and immediately proceed in medium trot

29. 30. 31.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

Transitions from collected canter to halt and from rein back to medium trot LG G

Medium trot Halt - immobility - salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

85

2

2

TESTS

(A)F

2


FEI Grand Prix Test

TESTS

COF

1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C HXF FAK

Track to the left Extended trot Collected trot

3.

KB

Half-pass to the right

2

4.

BH HC

Half-pass to the left Collected trot

2

5.

C

Halt - immobility Rein back 5 steps and immediately proceed in collected trot

Minimum age of horse: 8 years Average time: 6:40; 470 possible points

Average time: 5:45; 460 possible points

Minimum age of horse: 8 years

FEI Grand Prix Special Test 1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C MXK KAFP

Track to the right Extended trot Collected trot

3.

PS SHC

Half-pass to the left Collected trot

4.

CMR

Passage

5.

RF

Extended trot

6.

COF

2

Transitions passage - extended trot -passage

6.

MV

Extended trot

7.

VKD

Passage

8.

D

Piaffe 12 to 15 steps

9.

D

10.

DFP

11.

PH

Extended walk

2

11.

12.

HCM

Collected walk

2

12.

KAF

Passage

13.

M

Proceed in passage Transition collected walk - passage

13.

FS

Extended walk

2

14.

SHG

Collected walk

2

15.

G

Piaffe 12 to 15 steps

2

16.

G

Transitions collected walk - piaffe - passage

7.

FAK

Passage

8.

KV VR RMC

Collected trot Half-pass to the right Collected trot

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

9.

CHS

Passage

Passage

10.

SK

Extended trot

2

Transitions passage - extended trot - passage

14.

MRI

Passage

15.

I

Piaffe 12 to 15 steps

16.

I

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

17.

GMRI

Passage

17.

ISE

Passage

18.

I

Piaffe 12 to 15 steps

18.

E EKAF

Proceed in collected canter left Collected canter

19.

I

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

20.

ISEX

Passage

19.

FXH HCM

On the diagonal 9 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride Collected canter

21.

X XBFAK

Proceed in collected canter right Collected canter

20.

MXK

Extended canter

22.

21.

K KA

Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter

KB B

Half-pass to the right Flying change of leg

23.

22.

A Between D&G

2

BH H HCM

Half-pass to the left Flying change of leg Collected canter

24.

MXK KAF

On the diagonal 9 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride Collected canter

G C

Down the centre line 5 half-passes to either side of centre line with flying change of leg at each change of direction, the first half-pass to the left and the last to the left of 3 strides, the others of 6 strides Flying change of leg Track to the right

25.

FXH HCM

On the diagonal 15 flying changes of leg every stride Collected canter

23.

MXK KA

On the diagonal 15 flying changes of leg every stride. Collected canter

2

26.

24.

A L

Down the centre line Pirouette to the left

2

MXK K KA

Extended canter Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter

27.

25.

X

Flying change of leg

A D

Down the centre line Pirouette to the left

26.

I C CM

Pirouette to the right Track to the right Collected canter

28.

Between D & G

On the centre line 9 flying changes of leg every stride

29.

27.

M MR

Collected trot Collected trot

G C CM

Pirouette to the right Track to the right Collected canter

30.

28.

RK K KA

Extended trot Collected trot Collected trot

M MR

Collected trot Collected trot

31.

29.

A DX

Down the centre line Passage

RF F FA

Extended trot Collected trot Collected trot

32.

30.

X

Piaffe 12 to 15 steps

A DX

Down the centre line Passage

31.

X

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

33.

X

Piaffe 12 to 15 steps

32.

XG

Passage

33.

G

Halt - immobility - salute

2

2

2

34.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

86

2

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

35.

XG

Passage

36.

G

Halt - immobility - salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

2

2

2

2


FEI Juniors Team Competition Test 1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C R

Track to the right Volte right (10m Ø)

3.

RP

Shoulder-in right

4.

PL LR

Half volte right (10m Ø) Half pass to the right

M G

5.

H

Turn left Halt - immobility Rein back 4 steps and immediately proceed in collected trot Turn left

6.

SF F FA

Medium trot Collected trot Collected trot

7.

A AKV

Medium walk Medium walk

8.

VR

Extended walk

9.

RMG Between G&H

[Collected walk] Half pirouette to the left

Between G&M

Half pirouette to the right

10. 11.

COF

2

Minimum age of horse: 6 years Average time: 5:15; 340 possible points

Average time: 5:40; 330 possible points

Minimum age of horse: 6 years

FEI Juniors Individual Competition Test 1.

AX X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C HXF F FAK

Track to the left Medium trot Collected trot Collected trot

3.

KE

Shoulder-in right

4.

EX XB

Half volte right (10m Ø) Half volte left (10m Ø)

5.

BG G C

Half pass to the left On centre line Track to the right

6.

RS SHCM Between S&H

Half circle right (20m Ø) Let the horse stretch on a long rein Collected trot Retake the reins

MXK K

Extended trot Collected trot

KAF

Transitions at M and K The collected trot

9.

FB

Shoulder-in left

10.

BX XE

Half volte left (10m Ø) Half volte right (10m Ø)

7. 8.

2

The collected walk R-M-G-(H)-G-(M)-G

11.

12.

G H S

Proceed in collected trot Turn left Volte left (10m Ø)

EG G

Half pass to the right On centre line

12.

13.

SV

Shoulder-in left

14.

VL LS SHCM

Half volte left (10m Ø) Half pass to the left Collected trot

Before C C H G GH

[Collected walk] [Track to the left] [Turn left] Half pirouette to the left [Collected walk]

MXK K

Extended trot Collected trot

KA

17. 18.

15. 16.

2

13.

Extended walk

15.

Transitions at M and K The collected trot

B BPL

Collected walk Collected walk

16.

L L(P)

Half pirouette to the right Collected walk

A

Proceed in collected canter left

17.

AFP P L V

[Collected canter] [Turn left] Flying change of leg [Turn right]

Before P PFAK

Proceed in collected canter right Collected canter

18.

KX X

Half pass to the right Down the centre line

19.

I C

Flying change of leg Track to the left

20.

EG C

Half pass to the right Track to the right

20.

HP P

Medium canter Collected canter

21.

ME

Collected canter with flying change of leg at I

21.

PF

Counter canter

F

Flying change of leg

22.

EF

Collected canter with flying change of leg at L

22.

23.

AKV V L P

[Collected canter] [Turn right] Flying change of leg [Turn left]

23.

FD D Between D&L LV VKAF

Half volte right (10m Ø) Down the centre line Simple change of leg Half volte left (10m Ø) Collected canter

24.

The collected canter A-K-V-P-B

24.

25.

BG C

Half pass to the left Track to the left

FX X

Half pass to the left Down the centre line

25.

26.

HK K

Extended canter Collected canter

I C

Flying change of leg Track to the right

26.

MV V

Extended canter Collected canter

KA

Transitions at H and K The collected canter

27.

VK

Counter canter

28.

K KA

Flying change of leg Collected canter

29.

A X

Down the centre line Halt - immobility - salute

27. 28.

A X

Down the centre line Halt - immobility - salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

87

2

2

TESTS

HB

The collected canter A-F-P-V-E

2

The collected walk C-H-G-H

14.

19.

COF


FEI Young Rider Individual Competition Test 1.

AX X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C HE E

Track to the left Shoulder-in left Turn left

3.

B BF

Turn right Shoulder-in right

4.

A DB

Down the centre line Half pass to the right

5.

B

Volte left (8m Ø)

6.

BH H HC

Medium trot Collected trot Collected trot

7.

C

Halt - immobility Rein back 5 steps and immediately proceed in collected trot

MXK K

Minimum age of horse: 8 years 1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C MXK KA

Track to the right Extended trot Collected trot

3. 4.

COF

Transitions at M and K

C

5.

CMR R

Collected trot Transition to passage

6.

RI

Half volte right in passage (10m Ø)

7.

I

Piaffe 8 to 10 steps

8.

I

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

Extended trot Collected trot

9.

IS

Half volte left in passage (10m Ø)

SP

Medium trot

KA

Transitions at M and K The collected trot

10. 11.

PFD

Passage

10.

A DE

Down the centre line Half pass to the left

12.

D

Piaffe 8 to 10 steps

11.

E

Volte right (8m Ø)

13.

D

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

12.

EM M MC

Medium trot Collected trot Collected trot

14.

DKV

Passage

15.

VXR

Extended walk

2

C CH

Medium walk Medium walk

16.

RHC

Collected walk

2

14.

HB

Extended walk

17.

C CM

Proceed in collected canter right Collected canter

15.

B BPL

Collected walk Collected walk

18.

MXK

Extended canter

16.

L LVKA

Proceed in collected canter left Collected canter

19.

K KAFP

Collected canter Flying change of leg Collected canter

17.

A DE E

Down the centre line Half pass to the left Flying change of leg

20.

PX X

Half-pass to the left Down the centre line

18.

EG G C

Half pass to the right On centre line Track to the right

21.

I C

Pirouette to the left Track to the left

22.

HXF

19.

MXK

FAKV

On the diagonal 9 flying changes of leg every 2nd stride Collected canter

23.

VX X

Half-pass to the right Down the centre line

24.

I C

Pirouette to the right Track to the right

2

25.

MXK

On the diagonal 15 flying changes of leg every stride

2

26.

A DL

Down the centre line Collected trot

27.

LX

Passage

28.

X

Piaffe 8 to 10 steps

29.

X

Transitions passage - piaffe - passage

30.

XG

Passage

31.

G

Halt - immobility - salute

9.

13.

KAF

On the diagonal 5 flying changes of leg every 4th stride Collected canter

20.

FX X XF

Collected canter Half pirouette to the left Collected canter

21.

FA A

Counter canter Flying change of leg

22.

KX X XK

Collected canter Half pirouette to the right Collected canter

KA A

Counter canter Flying change of leg

23. 24.

FXH HCM

On the diagonal 5 flying changes of leg every 3rd stride Collected canter

25.

MXK

Extended canter

26.

K KA

Collected canter and flying change of leg Collected canter

27.

A X

Down the centre line Halt - immobility - salute

2

2

2

2

2

A Between D&G

2

Down the centre line 4 half-passes, 5m to either side of the centre line, beginning to the left ending to the right Track to the right

8.

TESTS

COF Average time: 6:00; 390 possible points

Average time: 5:15; 340 possible points

Minimum age of horse: 7 years

FEI Grand Prix 16-25 Test

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

88

2


FEI Pony Rider Team Competition Test 1.

A X XC

Enter in collected canter Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot Collected trot

2.

C RK KAF

Track to the right Medium trot Collected trot

3. 4.

FB BX XE EG G C

Shoulder-in left Half volte left (10 m Ø) Half volte right (10 m Ø) Half-pass to the right On centre line Track to the right

7.

Between C&M M Between G&H

8.

Between G&M

5. 6.

SP PF F FAK

12. 13.

KE EX XB BG G C

Shoulder-in right Half volte right (10 m Ø) Half volte left (10 m Ø) Half-pass to the left On centre line Track to the left

HXF F

Extended trot Collected trot Transitions at H and F The collected trot Halt – immobility Rein back 5 steps and immediately proceed in collected canter Collected canter Extended canter Collected canter Transitions at K and H Half volte (10 m Ø) return to the track at S Counter canter

GHS 9.

14. 15. 16. 17.

18. 19. 20.

FA A AK KH H HG SEVKA

21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

28.

A AF FLE

Simple change of leg Collected canter Collected canter Between F & E give and retake the reins for 3 canterstrides

ESHC C CMR RI I IS

Counter canter Simple change of leg Collected canter Half volte right (10 m Ø) Simple change of leg Half volte left (10 m Ø)

SV V VL L LP PFA A X

Medium canter Collected canter Half volte left (10 m Ø) Simple change of leg Half volte right (10 m Ø) Collected canter Down the centre line Halt - immobility - salute

2

2

2

2

2

Minimum age of pony: 6 years 1. A Enter in collected canter X Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot XC Collected trot 2. C Track to the left HB Medium trot B Collected trot 3. B Volte (8 m Ø) 4. BF Shoulder-in right FA Collected trot 5. A Down the centre line DB Half pass to the right 6. BG Half pass to the left G On centre line C Track to the right 7. ME Medium trot E Collected trot 8. E Volte (8 m Ø) 9. EK Shoulder-in left KA Collected trot 10. A Halt – immobility Rein back 5 steps and immediately proceed in collected trot AF Collected trot 11. FXH Extended trot H Collected trot 12. Transitions at F and H HC Collected trot 13. CM(G) [Medium walk] Before G Collected walk G Half pirouette to the right, proceed in medium walk up to M 14. The medium walk from the transition at C up to the transition to extended walk at M 15. MRXV Extended walk 16. V Medium walk Between V&K Proceed in collected canter KA Collected canter 17. AX Serpentine with two loops, the 1st loop in true canter, the 2nd loop in counter canter 18. X Simple change of leg from counter canter to counter canter 19. XC Serpentine with two loops, the 1st loop in counter canter, the 2nd loop in true canter 20. CM Collected canter MV Medium canter VK Collected canter (counter canter) 21. K Simple change of leg KA Collected canter 22. A Down the centre line L Volte left (8 m Ø) 23. LX Collected canter X Simple change of leg XI Collected canter 24. I Volte right (8 m Ø) 25. IG Collected canter G Simple change of leg C Track to the left 26. HP Extended canter P Collected canter 27. Transitions at H and P PF Counter canter 28. F Collected trot A Down the centre line DI Medium trot IG Collected trot 29. G Halt – immobility - salute Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

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10. 11.

Medium walk Turn right [Collected walk] Half pirouette to the right, proceed in medium walk [Collected walk] Half pirouette to the left, proceed in medium walk [Medium walk] The medium walk from G up to the transition into extended walk at S Extended walk Medium walk Proceed in collected trot Collected trot

COF Average time: 5:20; 370 possible points

Average time: 5:20; 350 possible points

Minimum age of pony: 6 years

FEI Pony Rider Individual Competition Test

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FEI Children Team Competition Test 1.

A X XC

Enter in working trot Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in working trot Working trot

2.

C MV V

Track to the right Medium trot Working trot

4.

VK KD DE ES

Transitions at M and V Working trot Half volte (10 m Ø) Leg-yielding Working trot

5.

SR

3.

2

RBPF

Half circle (20 m Ø), give and retake the reins for 3- 4 steps Working trot

6.

FD DB BR

Half volte (10m Ø) Leg-yielding Working trot

2

7.

R RS S(E) Between S & E

Medium walk Half circle (20 m Ø) [Medium walk] Turn on the haunches Proceed in medium walk

2

S(E)SH H HCM MRBPF F

2

FAK KXH HCMR RX[V] X XVKAF

Medium walk Proceed in working canter Working canter Medium canter Collected canter Transitions at M and F Collected canter One loop of 10 m Collected canter On the short diagonal Simple change of leg Collected canter

FXM MCH HSEX X XBP

One loop of 10 m Collected canter Collected canter Simple change of leg Collected canter

P PFA A X

Working trot Working trot Down the centre line Halt - immobility - salute

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

TESTS

COF Average time: 3:50; 280 possible points

Average time: 3:55; 260 possible points

Minimum age of horse: 6 years

FEI Children Individual Competition Test

2

Minimum age of horse: 6 years 1. A Enter in working trot X Halt-immobility-salute; proceed in collected trot XC Collected trot 2. C Track to the left HSE Shoulder-in left 3. EX Half volte left (10m Ø) XB Half volte right (10m Ø) 4. BPF Shoulder-in right FAK Collected trot 5. KXM Medium trot M Collected trot 6. Transitions at K and M MC Collected trot 7. CHG Medium walk 8. Between G & M Turn on the haunches to the left, proceed in medium walk 9. Between G & H Turn on the haunches to the right, proceed in medium walk 10. GMC Medium walk 11. C Proceed in collected canter CH Collected canter 12. HEK Medium canter K Collected canter 13. Transitions at H & K KA Collected canter 14. AX Serpentine with two loops, the 1st loop in true canter, the 2nd loop in counter canter 15.

X

16.

XC

17. 2 18.

19.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

CMR RI I IS SE E VPV VP PV VKA A X

Simple change of leg from counter canter to counter canter Serpentine with two loops, the 1st loop in counter canter, the 2nd loop in true canter Collected canter Half volte right (10 m Ø) Simple change of leg Half volte left (10 m Ø) Collected canter Working trot Circle (20 m Ø) Let the horse stretch on a long rein Retake the reins Working trot Down the centre line Halt – immobility – salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

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Young Horse Tests USEF Dressage Test for Four-Year-Old Horses Effective 12/1/2018

FEI Dressage Test for Five-Year-Old Horses - Final

A X

Snaffle. Enter in working trot Halt - salute, proceed in working trot

Average time: 5:00

Snaffle.

A

Enter in working trot

X

Halt - salute, proceed in working trot

C

Track to the left

CA

Serpentine 3 loops (touching the long side)

FXH

Medium trot

C

Track to the right

B-X

Half circle 10m returning to the track at M

E-X

Half circle 10m returning to the track at H

H

Collected trot

M-X-K

Lengthen stride in trot

Before C

Medium walk

K

Working trot

C

Turn on haunches through walk, proceed collected trot

S

Circle 10m

E

Turn left

B

Turn right

A-C

3 loop serpentine width of arena

C

Medium walk

C-H

Medium walk

P

Circle 10m

H-B

Free walk

KXM

Medium trot

B-K

Medium walk

MC

Collected trot

K

Working trot sitting

CH

Medium walk

HP

Medium walk, let the horse stretch on a long rein

P

Retake the reins

PF

Medium walk

Working canter left lead

B

Circle left 15m

H-X-F

Change rein

F

Proceed in working canter right

X

Working trot sitting

FAK

Working canter

F

Working canter right lead

KS

Medium canter

E

Circle right 15m

Between S & H

Collected canter

M-X-K

Change rein

HGE

Half circle 10m, returning to the track at E

VP

Half circle 20m, counter canter

X

Working trot

PR

Counter canter

F-X-H

Lengthen stride in trot

R

Simple change of leg

H

Working trot

RCH

Collected canter

Circle right 20m, allowing the horse to stretch forward and downward

HK

Medium canter

K

Collected canter

Shorten the reins

FE

Change rein

Working trot

SR

Half circle 20m, counter canter

RP

Counter canter

P

Simple change of leg

PFA

Collected canter

A

Working trot

VP

Half circle 20m, let the horse gradually stretch on a long rein, sitting trot

Between P & F

Retake the reins

A

Down the centre line

X

Halt - immobility - salute

C Before C C B-X

Half circle right 10m

X

Down centerline

G

Halt - immobility - salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein. All trot work may be ridden sitting or rising, unless stated.

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Average time: 5:15

Snaffle. A

Enter in working trot

X

Halt - salute, proceed in working trot

C

Track to the right

RK

Medium trot

KAF

Collected trot

FB

Shoulder-in to the left

B

Circle 10m

BG

Half-pass to the left

C

Track to the left

HXF

Medium trot

FAK

Collected trot

KE

Shoulder-in to the right

E

Circle 10m

EG

Half-pass to the right

Before C

Medium walk

CM

Medium walk

MEV

Extended walk

Before V

Medium walk

V

Turn left

Between L & P

Collect to half pirouette - half pirouette to the left - medium walk

Between L & V

Collect to half pirouette - half pirouette to the right - medium walk

L

Collected canter right

P(FAK)

Turn to the right

KVPF

Medium canter, between V & P half circle 20m

FAK

Collected canter

KLB

Change rein

L

Flying change

BMCH

Collected canter

HIB

Change rein

I

Flying change

BF

Collected canter

FDB

Half circle 10m, returning to the track at B

Between R & M

Flying change

MCH

Collected canter

HEV

Extended canter

V

Collected canter

KDE

Half circle 10m, returning to the track at E

Between S & H

Flying change

CM

Collected trot

MXK

Extended trot

K

Collected trot

A

Down the centre line

X

Halt - immobility - salute

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1.

A X

Enter collected canter. Halt, salute; proceed collected trot

2.

C H-E E

Track left Shoulder-in left Turn left

3.

B BF

Track right Shoulder-in right

4.

KX

Half pass right

2

5.

XH

Half pass left

2

6.

MXK K

Extended trot Collected trot

7.

Double bridle optional; Horse must be 8-10 years old Average time: 6:30; 400 possible points

Average time: 6:30; 400 possible points

Snaffle or double bridle; Horse must be 7-9 years old

USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix Test 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

A X C MXK KAF F to 2nd quarterline between X&E 2nd quarter line between E&X to M Between C&H (C)HI I

8.

A AF

Halt, rein back 4 steps, proceed collected walk Collected walk

9.

FS S

Extended walk Collected walk

2

10.

S-C

Collected walk

2

11.

C

Collected canter right lead

12.

RI IS

Half circle right 10m Half circle left 10m

13.

E

Flying change of lead

14.

VL LP

Half circle left 10m Half circle right 10m

15.

F

Flying change of lead

16.

KXM

Extended canter

17.

M

Collected canter and flying change of lead

18.

H Before X

Proceed to X Half pirouette left, returning to the track at H

19.

HC C

Counter canter Flying change of lead

20.

M Before X

Proceed to X Half pirouette right, returning to the track at M

21.

M-C C

Counter canter Flying change of lead

22.

HXF

Five flying changes of lead every fourth stride

23.

A D-B B

Down centerline Half pass right Flying change of lead

24.

B-G G C

Half pass left Flying change of lead Track right

22.

25.

MXK

Five flying changes of lead every third stride

23.

26.

A FXH H

Collected trot Extended trot Collected trot

24.

HCR Between R&B (R)BPL(X) X

H-C-R

(Transitions at A, F and H) Collected trot

R I G

Turn right Turn right Halt, Salute

25. 26. 27.

X-G G

27. 28.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

(I)B B B-E EIM M C HXF F A

2

16. 17. 18.

2

19. 20. 21.

G C MXK FXH MXK Between M&X X Between X&K A FXH

(Transitions at M and K) Collected trot Half pass left

2

Half pass right

2

Develop passage Passage Piaffe 10-12 steps, advancing no more than 1 meter forward; proceed passage Transitions passage-piaffe-passage Passage Collected walk Half circle right 20 meters in collected walk Extended walk Collected walk Collected canter left lead Extended canter Collected canter and flying change of lead Down centerline, 4 half passes to either side of centerline with flying change of lead at each change of direction, the first to the right and fourth to the left of 4 strides and the second and third of 8 strides Flying change of lead Track right Seven flying changes of lead every 2nd stride Eleven flying changes of lead every stride Change rein Near first quarter line, pirouette right Flying change of lead Near second quarter line, pirouette left Collected trot Extended trot (Transitions A, F and H) Collected trot Develop passage Passage Piaffe 10-12 steps, advancing no more than 1 meter forward; proceed passage (Transitions passage-piaffe-passage) Passage Halt, salute

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

Leave arena at A in walk on a long rein.

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(Transitions at M and K) Collected trot

COF

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FEI Freestyle Tests FEI Pony Rider Freestyle Test

Minimum age of horse: 6 years

COF Time allowed: Between 4:30 and 5:00; 200 possible technical points

TECHNICAL MARKS

TECHNICAL MARKS

COF

Collected walk (minimum 20m)

2.

Half pirouette in collected walk to the right and/or to the left

3.

Extended walk (minimum 20m)

4.

Collected trot

5.

Shoulder-in right (collected trot) (minimum 12m)

6.

Shoulder-in left (collected trot) (minimum 12m)

7.

Half-pass right (collected trot)

2

8.

Half-pass left (collected trot)

2

9.

Extended trot

10.

Collected canter

11.

Half-pass right (collected canter)

12.

Half-pass left (collected canter)

13.

Flying change to the right

2

Extended canter

14.

Flying change to the left

2

The entrance and halts at the beginning and the end of the test

15.

Extended canter

16.

The entrance and halts at the beginning and the end of the test

17.

Rhythm, energy and elasticity

4

18.

Harmony between rider and horse

4

19.

Choreography. Use of arena. Inventiveness

4

20.

Degree of difficulty. Calculated risks

4

21.

Music and interpretation of the music 4

Collected walk (minimum 20m)

2.

Extended walk (minimum 20m)

3.

Half pirouette in collected walk to the right and/or to the left

4.

Shoulder-in right (collected trot) (minimum 12m)

5.

Shoulder-in left (collected trot) (minimum 12m)

6.

Half-pass right (collected trot)

2

7.

Half-pass left (collected trot)

2

8.

Extended trot

9.

Counter-canter right (minimum 20m)

10.

Counter-canter left (minimum 20m)

11.

Simple change of leg to the right

2

12.

Simple change of leg to the left

2

13.

Collected canter including circle 8m diameter to the left and /or right

14. 15.

2

ARTISTIC MARKS Rhythm, energy and elasticity

4

17.

Harmony between rider and horse

4

18.

Choreography. Use of arena. Inventiveness

4

19.

Degree of difficulty. Calculated risks

4

20.

Music and interpretation of the music

4

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TESTS

16.

200 possible artistic points

1.

1.

200 possible artistic points

Time allowed: Between 4:30 and 5:00; 200 possible technical points

Minimum age of pony: 6 years

FEI Juniors Freestyle Test


FEI Intermediate I Freestyle Test

FEI Young Rider Freestyle Test

Minimum age of horse: 7 years

COF

1.

Collected walk (minimum 20m)

2.

Extended walk (minimum 20m)

3.

Shoulder-in right (collected trot) (minimum 12m)

4.

Shoulder-in left (collected trot) (minimum 12m)

5.

Half-pass right (collected trot)

2

6.

Half-pass left (collected trot)

2

7.

Extended trot

8.

Half-pass right (collected canter)

9.

Half-pass left (collected canter)

10.

Extended canter

11.

Flying changes every fouth stride (minimum 5 times consecutively)

12.

Flying changes every third stride (minimum 5 times consecutively)

13.

Half pirouette in canter right

2

14.

Half pirouette in canter left

2

15.

The entrance and halts at the beginning and the end of the test

Time allowed: Between 4:30 and 5:00; 200 possible technical points

TECHNICAL MARKS

2

TECHNICAL MARKS

Rhythm, energy and elasticity

4

17.

Harmony between rider and horse

4

18.

Choreography. Use of arena. Inventiveness

4

19.

Degree of difficulty. Calculated risks

4

20.

Music and interpretation of the music

4

200 possible artistic points

16.

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COF

1.

Collected walk (minimum 20m)

2.

Extended walk (minimum 20m)

3.

Shoulder-in right (collected trot) (minimum 12m)

4.

Shoulder-in left (collected trot) (minimum 12m)

5.

Half-pass right (collected trot)

2

6.

Half-pass left (collected trot)

2

7.

Extended trot

8.

Half-pass right (collected canter)

9.

Half-pass left (collected canter)

10.

Extended canter

11.

Flying changes every third stride (minimum 5 times consecutively)

12.

Flying changes every second stride (minimum 5 times consecutively)

13.

Single pirouette in canter right

2

14.

Single pirouette in canter left

2

15.

The entrance and halts at the beginning and the end of the test

16.

Rhythm, energy and elasticity

4

17.

Harmony between rider and horse

4

18.

Choreography. Use of arena. Inventiveness

4

19.

Degree of difficulty. Calculated risks

4

20.

Music and interpretation of the music

4

ARTISTIC MARKS

TESTS

200 possible artistic points

Time allowed: Between 4:30 and 5:00; 200 possible technical points

Minimum age of horse: 7 years

2

ARTISTIC MARKS


FEI Grand Prix Freestyle Test

200 possible artistic points

Time allowed: Between 5:30 and 6:00; 200 possible technical points

Minimum age of horse: 8 years

TECHNICAL MARKS

USDF Freestyle Tests

COF

Forbidden (All Levels)

1.

Collected walk (minimum 20m)

2.

Extended walk (minimum 20m)

3.

Half-pass right (collected trot)

4.

Half-pass left (collected trot)

5.

Extended trot

6.

Half-pass right (collected canter)

7.

Half-pass left (collected canter)

8.

Extended canter

9.

Flying changes every second stride (minimum 5 times consecutively)

10.

Flying changes every stride (minimum 9 times consecutively)

11.

Canter pirouette right

2

12.

Canter pirouette left

2

13.

Passage (minimum 15 m on one track)

2

14.

Piaffe (minimum 10 steps straight)

2

15.

Transitions from passage to piaffe and from piaffe to passage

16.

The entrance and halts at the beginning and the end of the test

Any movement or transition found only in tests above the level. Exceptions are listed under Additionally Allowed.

Additionally Allowed: Training Level: Trot-halt-trot, trot-walk-trot, trot-canter-trot (20m minimum of trot). First Level: Turn on the forehand (no more than 180 degrees), lengthen trot and/ or canter on a curved line, canter serpentine, counter-canter. Second Level: Half turn on haunches (no more than 180 degrees), renvers, medium trot and/or canter on a curved line. Third Level: Walk half-pirouette (no more than 180 degrees), half-pass zig-zag in trot, canter to halt, counter-change of hand in canter (only one change of direction), medium trot and/or canter on a curved line. Flying changes shown in sequence of every five strides or more. Fourth Level: Half-pirouettes in canter, half-pass zig-zag in trot and counter-change of hand in canter (only one change of direction), halt to canter, medium trot and/or canter on a curved line.

ARTISTIC MARKS 17.

Rhythm, energy and elasticity

4

18.

Harmony between rider and horse

4

19.

Choreography. Use of arena. Inventiveness

4

20.

Degree of difficulty. Calculated risks

4

21.

Music and interpretation of the music 4

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USDF Freestyle Tests USDF Training Level Freestyle TestEffective 12/1/2012

USDF First Level Freestyle Test TECHNICAL EXECUTION

COF

1.

Medium walk (20m continuous)

2.

Free walk (20m continuous)

3.

20-meter circle in working trot RIGHT

4.

20-meter circle in working trot LEFT

5.

Serpentine in working trot with loops no smaller than 15 meters

2

6.

Stretch forward & downward on a 20-meter trot circle

2

7.

20-meter circle in working canter RIGHT

8.

20-meter circle in working canter LEFT

9.

Transitions

Max 5:00; 300 total points (150 technical; 150 artistic)

Max 5:00; 300 total points (150 technical; 150 artistic)

TECHNICAL EXECUTION COMPULSORY ELEMENTS & PRELIMINARY MARKS

2

2

COMPULSORY ELEMENTS & PRELIMINARY MARKS 1.

Medium walk (20m continuous)

2.

Free walk (20m continuous)

3.

10-meter circle in working trot RIGHT

4.

10-meter circle in working trot LEFT

5.

Leg-yield RIGHT in working trot

6.

Leg-yield LEFT in working trot

7.

Lengthen stride in trot on a straight line

8.

15-meter circle in working canter RIGHT

9.

15-meter circle in working canter LEFT

10. Halt with salute on centerline, first and final

10. Change of lead through trot RIGHT

11. Rhythm, energy and elasticity

11. Change of lead through trot LEFT

COF

2

12. Lengthen stride in canter on a straight line 13. Halt with salute on centerline, first and final

TESTS

14. Rhythm, energy and elasticity

ARTISTIC IMPRESSION

ARTISTIC IMPRESSION

1.

Harmony Between Horse and Rider

2.

Choreography design cohesiveness, use of arena, balance, creativity

4

3.

Degree of Difficulty

1

4.

Music suitability, cohesiveness, seamlessness

3

5.

Interpretation music expresses gaits, use of phrasing and dynamics

3

4

Complete Freestyle scoresheets, rules, guidelines and definitions, can be found at: www.usdf.org

1.

Harmony Between Horse and Rider

3

2.

Choreography design cohesiveness, use of arena, balance, creativity

4

3.

Degree of Difficulty

2

4.

Music suitability, cohesiveness, seamlessness

3

5.

Interpretation music expresses gaits, use of phrasing and dynamics

3

Complete Freestyle scoresheets, rules, guidelines and definitions, can be found at: www.usdf.org

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USDF Second Level Freestyle Test

USDF Third Level Freestyle Test TECHNICAL EXECUTION COF

Max 5:00; 300 total points (150 technical; 150 artistic)

Max 5:00; 300 total points (150 technical; 150 artistic)

TECHNICAL EXECUTION COMPULSORY ELEMENTS & PRELIMINARY MARKS

COMPULSORY ELEMENTS & PRELIMINARY MARKS 1.

Medium walk (20m continuous)

2.

Extended walk (20m continuous)

3.

Shoulder-in RIGHT in collected trot (12m min.)

4.

Shoulder-in LEFT in collected trot (12m min.)

5.

Trot half-pass RIGHT in collected trot

6.

Trot half-pass LEFT in collected trot

7.

Extended trot on straight line

1.

Medium walk (20m continuous)

2.

Free walk (20m continuous)

3.

Shoulder-in RIGHT in collected trot (12m min)

4.

Shoulder-in LEFT in collected trot (12m min)

5.

Travers RIGHT in collected trot (12m min)

6.

Travers LEFT in collected trot (12m min)

7.

Medium trot on straight line

8.

Simple change of lead RIGHT

8.

Canter half-pass RIGHT in collected canter

9.

Simple change of lead LEFT

9.

Canter half-pass LEFT in collected canter

2

10. Counter-canter in collected canter RIGHT

10. Flying change of lead RIGHT

11. Counter-canter in collected canter LEFT

11. Flying change of lead LEFT

12. Medium canter on straight line

12. Extended canter on straight line

13. Halt with salute on centerline, first and final

13. Halt with salute on centerline, first and final

14. Rhythm, energy and elasticity

14. Rhythm, energy and elasticity

2

ARTISTIC IMPRESSION

1.

Harmony Between Horse and Rider

2.

Choreography design cohesiveness, use of arena, balance, creativity

4

3.

Degree of Difficulty

2

4.

Music suitability, cohesiveness, seamlessness

3

5.

Interpretation music expresses gaits, use of phrasing and dynamics

3

3

Complete Freestyle scoresheets, rules, guidelines and definitions, can be found at: www.usdf.org

1.

Harmony Between Horse and Rider

3

2.

Choreography design cohesiveness, use of arena, balance, creativity

4

3.

Degree of Difficulty

2

4.

Music suitability, cohesiveness, seamlessness

3

5.

Interpretation music expresses gaits, use of phrasing and dynamics

3

Complete Freestyle scoresheets, rules, guidelines and definitions, can be found at: www.usdf.org

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TESTS

ARTISTIC IMPRESSION

COF


USDF Freestyle Pas de Deux Training - Grand Prix Tests

TECHNICAL EXECUTION COMPULSORY ELEMENTS & PRELIMINARY MARKS 1.

Collected walk (20m continuous)

2.

Extended walk (20m continuous)

3.

Shoulder-in RIGHT in collected trot (12m min.)

4.

Shoulder-in LEFT in collected trot (12m min.)

5.

Trot half-pass RIGHT in collected trot

6.

Trot half-pass LEFT in collected trot

7.

Extended trot on straight line

8.

Canter half-pass RIGHT in collected canter

9.

Canter half-pass LEFT in collected canter

COF

10. Flying changes of lead, every 3rd stride (min. 3) 11. Canter working half-pirouette RIGHT 12. Canter working half-pirouette LEFT 13. Extended canter on straight line 14. Halt with salute on centerline, first and final

Time Requirements: no minimum time for any level, including Training - Fourth level: 5:00 max; PSG - Intermediate: 5:00 maximum; Grand Prix: 6:00 max; 200 total points (100 technical; 100 artistic)

Max 5:00; 300 total points (150 technical; 150 artistic)

USDF Fourth Level Freestyle Test

TECHNICAL EXECUTION COF 1. Compulsory Elements Technical Execution

3

2. Performance as a Pair spacing, alignment, synchrony

4

3. Gaits – rhythm & quality

4. Impulsion energy, elasticity, engagement 5. Submission—basic issues of submission, technical aspect of the riders

TESTS

15. Rhythm, energy, elasticity

ARTISTIC IMPRESSION

ARTISTIC IMPRESSION

1.

Harmony between Horse & Rider

3

2.

Choreography design cohesiveness, use of arena, balance, creativity

4

3.

Degree of Difficulty

2

4.

Music suitability, seamlessness, cohesiveness

3

5.

Interpretation music expresses gaits, use of phrasing and dynamics

3

1.

Harmony between Horses & Riders, Fluency of Performance

3

2.

Choreography design cohesiveness, use of arena, balance, creativity, difficulty

4

3.

Music suitability, seamlessness, cohesiveness

2

4.

Interpretation music expresses gaits, use of phrasing and dynamics

Complete Freestyle Pas de Deux scoresheets, rules, guidelines and definitions, can be found at: www.usdf.org

Complete Freestyle scoresheets, rules, guidelines and definitions, can be found at: www.usdf.org

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USDF Sport Horse Scoresheets USDF Amateur/Junior/ Young Rider Handler

100 possible points; (decimals may be used in scoring)

Horse must be riding horse type. Movement should demonstrate purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge). Movement at trot and canter should be active, light & springy, with clear cadence. Should have scope & volume, maintaining uphill balance. Must show rideability, potential to become competitive dressage horse & potential to progress through the levels.

COEFFICIENT x 3.0 or 30%

Trot: Criteria: Regular, two even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elasticity, swinging back, natural engagement & impulsion from hindquarters, ground-covering steps, suspension, cadence, power from upward thrust & roundness.

x 3.0 or 30%

Canter: Criteria: Regular, three even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elasticity, swinging back, natural engagement & impulsion from hindquarters, ground-covering steps, suspension, cadence, power from upward thrust, roundness & “uphill” strides.

x 3.0 or 30%

General Impression: Criteria: Includes rideability (acceptance of rider’s aids). Demonstrates character, presence & temperament necessary for training, harmony (relationship of conformation to movement), athleticism (strength & mobility), development related to age & condition.

x 1.0 or 10%

For requirements refer to complete scoresheets available at www.usdf.org.

SPECIFICATIONS

CRITERIA & DIRECTIVE IDEAS

COEFFICIENT

Grooming and Turnout

Condition. Grooming. Appropriate tack and equipment to complement horse.

x 1.0 or 10%

Conformation

Presents horse to judge in correct stance to highlight horse’s strengths. Provides clear view of horse.

x 1.0 or 10%

Walk Presentation

Shows horse to best of its ability. Horse unrestricted, straight, forward and attentive to handler. Shown on correct line of travel to & from judge.

x 2.0 or 20%

Trot Presentation

Shows horse to best of its ability. Horse unrestricted, straight, forward and attentive to handler. Shown on correct line of travel to & from judge.

x 2.0 or 20%

Presentation and Handling

Demonstrates correct training, good horse care and understanding of In- Hand showing techniques. Handles any difficulties effectively. Appropriate attire, neatness, posture and attitude.

x 3.0 or 30%

General Impression

Well-mannered horse. Harmony and appropriate match between horse and handler.

x 1.0 or 10%

For requirements and diagrams of triangle, refer to the complete scoresheets available at www.usdf.org.

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TESTS

SPECIFICATIONS Walk: Criteria: Regular, four even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elastic & swinging back, overstep, reach, ground-covering steps with marching quality.

100 possible points; (decimals may be used in scoring)

USDF Materiale Class


TESTS

SPECIFICATIONS

DIRECTIVE IDEAS

COEFFICIENT

CONFORMATION: Criteria: The quality and correctness of: overall frame and topline, balance and proportions, head, neck, saddle position, shoulder, back, forehand, hindquarters, angulation & formation of legs and joints.

Dressage type: Harmonious conformation with potential for trainability to FEI levels. Emphasis on function, not fashion. Predisposition to unsoundness, lack of correctness or limitations in quality of movement caused by weaknesses or conformation faults will be penalized. Blemishes are not to count unless resulting from conformation faults.

Overall Frame & Topline: Balance & Proportions

x .75 or 7.5%

Head/ Neck/ Shoulder

x .75 or 7.5%

Back/ Loin/ Croup

x .75 or 7.5%

Legs/ Feet

x .75 or 7.5%

MOVEMENT: Walk: Criteria: Regular, four even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elastic & swinging back, overstep, reach, ground-covering steps with marching quality.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge).

Trot: Criteria: Regular, two even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elasticity, swinging back, natural engagement & impulsion from hindquarters, groundcovering steps, suspension, power from upward thrust & roundness.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge). Movement should be active, light & springy, with clear cadence. Should have scope & volume, maintaining uphill balance.

GENERAL IMPRESSION: Criteria: Includes harmony (relationship of conformation to movement), athleticism (strength & mobility), development related to age & condition. Demonstrates character, presence & temperament necessary for training.

Riding horse type. Shows potential to become competitive dressage horse & progress through the levels.

x 3 or 30%

USDF Dressage Sport Horse Prospects (Under Saddle) 100 possible points; (decimals may be used in scoring)

100 possible points; (decimals may be used in scoring)

USDF Dressage Sport Horse Prospects (In-Hand)

x 3 or 30%

x 1.0 or 10%

For requirements and diagrams of triangle, refer to the complete scoresheets available at www.usdf.org.

SPECIFICATIONS

DIRECTIVE IDEAS

COEFFICIENT

CONFORMATION: Criteria: The quality and correctness of: overall frame and topline, balance and proportions, head, neck, saddle position, shoulder, back, forehand, hindquarters, angulation & formation of legs and joints.

Dressage type: Harmonious conformation with potential for trainability to FEI levels. Emphasis on function, not fashion. Predisposition to unsoundness, lack of correctness or limitations in quality of movement caused by weaknesses or conformation faults will be penalized. Blemishes are not to count unless resulting from conformation faults.

x 3.0 or 30%

MOVEMENT: Walk: Criteria: Regular, four even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elastic & swinging back, overstep, reach, ground-covering steps with marching quality.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge).

x 2.0 or 20%

Trot: Criteria: Regular, two even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elasticity, swinging back, natural engagement & impulsion from hindquarters, ground-covering steps, suspension, power from upward thrust & roundness.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge). Movement should be active, light & springy, with clear cadence. Should have scope & volume, maintaining uphill balance.

x 2.0 or 20%

Canter: Criteria: Regular, three even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elasticity, swinging back, natural engagement & impulsion from hindquarters, ground-covering steps, suspension, power from upward thrust & roundness.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge). Movement should be active, light & springy with clear cadence. Should have scope & volume, maintaining uphill balance.

x 2.0 or 20%

GENERAL IMPRESSION: Criteria: Includes rideability (acceptance of the aids). Demonstrates character, presence & temperament necessary for training, harmony (relationship of conformation to movement), athleticism (strength & mobility), development related to age & condition.

Riding horse type. Shows potential to become competitive dressage horse & progress through the levels.

x 1.0 or 10%

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SPECIFICATIONS

DIRECTIVE IDEAS

COEFFICIENT

CONFORMATION: Criteria: The quality and correctness of: overall frame and topline, balance and proportions, head, neck, saddle position, shoulder, back, forehand, hindquarters; angulation & formation of legs and joints.

Dressage type. Harmonious conformation suitable for producing dressage performers with substance, condition and durability. Emphasis on function, not fashion. Heritable faults which affect soundness, trainability or breeding and weaknesses that lead to limitations in correctness or quality of movement will be penalized. Blemishes are not to count unless resulting from conformation faults.

Overall Frame & Topline: Balance & Proportions

x 1.0 or 10%

Head/ Neck/ Shoulder

x 1.0 or 10%

Back/ Loin/ Croup

x 1.0 or 10%

Legs/ Feet

x 1.0 or 10%

MOVEMENT: Walk: Criteria: Regular, four even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elastic & swinging back, overstep, reach, ground-covering steps with marching quality.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge).

x 2.5 or 25%

Trot: Criteria: Regular, two even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elasticity, swinging back, natural engagement & impulsion from hindquarters, groundcovering steps, suspension, power from upward thrust & roundness.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge). Movement should be active, light & springy, with clear cadence. Should have scope & volume, maintaining uphill balance.

x 2.5 or 25%

GENERAL IMPRESSION: Criteria: Includes masculinity (stallion) or femininity (mare), development related to age, harmony (relationship of conformation to movement), athleticism (strength & mobility) & condition. Demonstrates good character, presence & temperament.

Breeding horse type. Shows potential to produce competitive dressage horses that could progress through the levels.

x 1.0 or 10%

USDF Dressage Sport Horse Group Class The entire group is considered one entry and is given one total/combined score in each category. Only one number card per group. The following are considered group classes. In giving each score, the following relative weights are given to each portion of the group (Groups should consist of 2 and no more than 3 offspring/get): • Broodmare & Foal, Dam & Produce - 50% mare & 50% offspring/get • Sire & Get - 50% stallion & 50% get • Produce of Dam, Get of Sire, Breeder’s Group - equal weight for each offspring • Family Class - 50% overall quality & 50% improvement in successive breedings 100 possible points; (decimals may be used in scoring)

100 possible points; (decimals may be used in scoring)

USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Stock (In-Hand)

For requirements and diagrams of triangle, refer to the complete scoresheets available at www.usdf.org.

SPECIFICATIONS

DIRECTIVE IDEAS

COEFFICIENT

CONFORMATION: Criteria: For the group: The consistent quality and correctness of: overall frame and topline, balance and proportions, head, neck, saddle position, shoulder, back, forehand, hindquarters, angulation & formation of legs and joints.

Dressage type. Harmonious conformation suitable for producing or becoming dressage performers with substance, condition and durability. Emphasis on function, not fashion. Heritable faults which affect soundness, trainability or breeding and weaknesses that lead to limitations in correctness or quality of movement will be penalized. Blemishes are not to count unless resulting from conformation faults.

x 4.0 or 40%

MOVEMENT: Walk: Criteria: Regular, four even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elastic & swinging back, overstep, reach, ground-covering steps with marching quality.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge).

x 2.5 or 25%

Trot: Criteria: Regular, two even beats, straight, active & even strides, with correctly aligned steps, articulation of joints, freedom of shoulders & haunches, balance, elasticity, swinging back, natural engagement & impulsion from hindquarters, groundcovering steps, suspension, power from upward thrust & roundness.

Purity & quality: clear rhythm, regularity & relaxation (judged mainly in profile); correctness (judged mainly coming to & going from judge). Movement should be active, light & springy, with clear cadence. Should have scope & volume, maintaining uphill balance.

x 2.5 or 25%

GENERAL IMPRESSION: Criteria: Includes masculinity (stallion) or femininity (mare), development related to age, harmony (relationship of conformation to movement), athleticism (strength & mobility) & condition. Demonstrates good character, presence & temperament. Improvement in successive generations of family.

Uniformity of quality and overall quality of the group. Clear sex type in breeding stock. Shows potential to produce or become competitive dressage horses that could progress through the levels.

x 1.0 or 10%

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