Championship Show Competition

QUALIFIED RIDERS LIST (updated after each show)

Eligibility Rule

  • The LVDA Championships are open to LVDA members and non-members who have earned qualifying scores during the qualifying period. 


Qualifying Period

  • From January 1, 2021 - September 1, 2021

Qualifying Shows

  • Any LVDA hosted show including the USDF/LVDA Recognized Show


Qualifying scores

  • The same qualifying scores apply for both the Youth and Adult riders.


It is NOT required that the horse/rider combination achieve a certain rank in the class (i.e., first, second, etc.), only that the minimum percentage score be earned.


Qualifying scores that must be achieved per level (must be received at an LVDA show): 

Dressage Seat Equitation 60%+

Intro Level Test B 60% +

Training Level Test 1 (Pre-Training ONLY) 60% + 

Training Level Test 3 60% +

First Level Test 3 60% +

Second Level Test 3 60% +

Third Level Test 1 & Above  60% +

Tests to be ridden in each division: (You must ride both tests shown for your Championship Division at the Championship show)

Dressage Seat Equitation Division (Exception: Only required to ride 1 test)

Walk/Trot Division (Intro Tests A & B)

Pre-Training Division (Intro Test C & Training Test 1)

Training Level Division (Training Level Tests 2 & 3)

First Level Division (First Level Tests 2 & 3)

Second Level Division (Second Level Tests 2 & 3)

Third Level & Above Division (Tests 2 & 3 of the level)


Placings will be determined by the averaging of the 2 test scores ridden.  Exception: Dressage Seat Equitation

Horse/Rider Guidelines

  • A horse and rider qualify as a combination.   No substitutions of horse or rider will be allowed at the show.

  • A horse/rider combination may compete at only one level in the championships, and must compete at the highest level qualified for.

  • Champion horse/rider teams will be ineligible to compete at the same or lower levels in succeeding years. 

  • Championships will follow the USEF Rule stating, “A horse may be ridden in no more than 3 classes per day".

  • The LVDA Championship Classes will be conducted according to USEF rules with exceptions. 

    • Whips ARE allowed and tests MAY be read. 

  • Proper attire in accordance with USEF rules must be worn.   Turnout prize to be awarded by the judge. 

  • Ribbon Ceremony for the top 6 in each division - Prizes to Champion and Reserve

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