GVDS offers diverse show opportunities for classical and western dressage members and riders of all experience levels. These shows include schooling opportunities for young horses and riders just getting started through nationally recognized USDF/USEF, WDAA, and WDACO competitions. In addition, we offer a robust year-end awards program!

GVDS Schooling Shows

Schooling shows offer a fun atmosphere for all levels of exhibitors and horses to practice their rides. They are also great for introducing young or new horses to the show atmosphere; setting learning objectives; and having fun. Schooling shows include judging with scoring and comments; scores count towards GVDS, WDAA, and WDACO awards, but are not reported to RMDS, USDF, or USEF. 

GVDS & RMDS Recognized Shows

Recognized shows are the top tier of GVDS dressage competitions. They are licensed by  USEF and USDF, follow USEF and USDF show rules, and offer classes from Training Level through Fourth Level, Freestyles, and FEI tests. GVDS and RMDS shows that are not recognized by USDF and USEF also offer Introductory classes, which are eligible for year-end awards in both organizations.  


You and your horse must be members of the USEF and USDF organizations to compete in these events.


Interested in competing at the RMDS Championship Show in September? Here are the rules for qualifying and entering that show.

To compete at the USDF Region 5 Championships, you must obtain your scores from Licensed shows and be a USDF Participating Member at the time scores are earned. Please see the USDF website for more information.

More for your Show

Whether you're brand new to the show ring or a centerline whiz, our list of show resources has something for everyone.


At The Show

2021 GVDS Show Calendar

GVDS Schooling Show I - Judge Simone Windeler, USDF “L” Graduate and USEF “R” Western Dressage
Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds. GVDS, WDAA, WDACO approved. Show results
GVDS Schooling Show II - Judge Melissa Creswick, USDF “ S," USEF “R”
Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds​. GVDS, WDAA, WDACO approved. IMPORTANT: The Show is FULL! A waiting list is being maintained.  Show results
GVDS USEF/RMDS/AQHA Approved Show - Judge Melissa Creswick, USDF “ S," USEF “R”
Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds.  GVDS/USDF/USEF/AQHA approved. Show results.
GVDS Recognized Summer Finale Schooling Show - Judge Julie Haugen, USDF “r” and USEF “R” Western Dressage
Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds​. GVDS, WDAA, WDACO approved. Show results
GVDS Schooling Show IV - Judge Kathy Simard, USDF “L” Judge with Distinction
Location: Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction.  GVDS,WDACO approved. Show results