Many members enjoy competition, and there are several different types to choose from. Click here for a full breakdown from the USDF of some ways you can get in the competition ring.
USDF/USEF Recognized Dressage Shows
Competing in recognized dressage shows qualify you and your horse for the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships and other USDF Awards. Add your WPDA membership number to your show entry to qualify for local WPDA awards as well! See our awards page for more information.
WPDA Sanctioned Dressage Schooling Shows
Schooling shows are a great way for you and your horse to gain competition experience in a more informal atmosphere. See our calendar for upcoming schooling shows in the area.
Members who volunteer at WPDA Sanctioned Shows are eligible for Canter Cash, found on the volunteer page.
interested in hosting a Wpda sanctioned schooling show?
Please complete this application and send it along with your sanctioning fee check at least 30 days prior to the event to:
WPDA Sanctioned Shows Chair
452 Old Hickory Ridge Road
Washington, PA 15301
Photos from the WPDA I & III Dressage Schooling Shows presented by Allegheny Equine
Courtesy of Photography by MAK. To view all show photos and purchase high-resolution prints, please visit https://gallery.photographybymak.com/.
Upcoming WPDA Schooling Shows
Check back soon for 2020 dates!
Helpful Articles & Links
USDF Dressage Tests - 2019 Tests effective from 12/1/2018 to 11/30/2022
Horse Show Checklist (provided by Hobby Horse Clothing Company)
"What is the Difference Between Unrecognized and Recognized Dressage Shows?" May 2015 Dressage Today
"Are You Ready for Recognized?" May 2003 USDF Connection