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USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program 

General Info


At the request of some of our members, the GVDS Board voted to register the four 2022 GVDS schooling shows in the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program.

Through the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program, opportunities for yearly awards and regional rankings abound for USDF Group Members who compete in non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions. Rocky Mountain Dressage Society is our Group Member Organization (GMO) and every RMDS/GVDS member who rides classical dressage is eligible to participate.  Each program year, December 1 through November 30, USDF offers four award divisions (junior/young rider, non-professional, adult amateur and open) per USDF region.  We are in Region 5.



Program Outline


Any rider who is interested in participating should read the rules in the above link, but here are a few highlights:

  • The rider must be an RMDS/GVDS member at the time the score is earned.

  • The horse's owner does not need to be a USDF GMO member.

  • The horse must have at least a USDF Horse Identification Number at the time the scores are earned.

  • Nominations of horse/rider combinations, along with the $35 nomination fee, can be made at any time during the program year. Riders are responsible for their own nominations.

  • Four award divisions will be recognized per region:

    • Open: from the beginning of the calendar year the rider reaches age 22, not a USEF Adult Amateur (AA), not a non-professional.

    • Junior/Young Rider (Jr/YR): up until the end of the calendar year the rider reaches age 21.

    • Adult Amateur (AA): from the beginning of the calendar year the rider reaches age 22 and possess a current USEF AA card.

    • Non-Professional: from the beginning of the calendar year the rider reaches age 22, not a current USEF AA, not a professional

  • Seven levels (freestyle, pas de deux and quadrille are not included) will be recognized per division. Exception: only six levels are recognized in the open division:

    • Introductory (only in Jr/YR, AA and non-professional divisions)

    • Training

    • First

    • Second

    • Third

    • Fourth

    • FEI – combination of Prix St. Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II and Grand Prix scores

  • Riders must submit their own scores via the USDF website.  

  • GVDS will pay the nomination fee and send the results to USDF for each of the four schooling shows.  USDF verifies the rider submitted scores with the scores sent by the show secretary.

  • GVDS has four schooling shows which will be recognized for 2022

    • Schooling Show I - April 23-24

    • Summertime Warm-up (aka Schooling Show II) - June 3

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