Since the last virtual western dressage show, ive been working on improving engagement with my friends naturally gaited horse lady and it paid off. Wdaa tests western dressage association of america. Time table guideline for western dressage tests pdf. All scoresheets, test diagrams and call sheets cowboy dressage.
They were devised through a collaborative effort on the part of member feedback, the evaluation of respected horse people and equine organization and then revised and edited by a special division of our education committee. These laminated books are formatted for callers as well as riders, coaches and spectators in an easy to read print size. Western dressage rules and tests are based in dressage fundamentals and showcase applications for the working western horse. The rider should demonstrate correct basic position, use of.
Complete 2019 usef rulebook complete 2020 usef rulebook. Usef r and r western dressage judges are approved to judge western dressage. The western dressage association of america is an educational not for profit with a 501c3 status. Western style dressage is used to improve the horses that you presently own and ride western. I was hoping that lynn palm book would be explaining the dressage movements more in depth than what i found. It was inevitable that eventually classical dressage would meet the spirit of the western horse, and western dressage was born. Tests provide an introduction to the discipline of western. Thats right, beginning with the 2014 competition season, western dressage will have its own chapter in the usef rule book. Cdw scribe guidelines by sara uhalde pdf the gift horse drugs and drugging. The western style dressage association of canada is a registered notforprofit corporation with the canadian government.
Alternative, western, and gaitedhorse dressage faqs. Equine now s tack and supply store has dressage books and horse products as well as other riding apparel for you and your horse. Western dressage tests trafalgar square books blog. If you are a visual person like me, it may be hard for you to memorize tests from the call sheets. Dressage tests are the formalized sequence of a number of dressage movements used in competition.
Training and riding with cones and poles by sigrid schope horse and rider books. All tests listed below are provided by western dressage association of america. Wdaa seat equitation tests 2014 appendix a pdf icon rev. As the recognised national association for australia our vision is to create excellence in education and consistency in competition across australia. The rider should demonstrate correct basic position, use of basic aids, and under.
The tests in shows are used as a measure of correctness of the horses and riders schooling. May be shared with friends, students, and trainers. Although horses and riders are competing against each other, tests are completed by one horse and rider combination at a time, and horses and riders are judged against a common standard, rather than having their performance scored relative. Its showing up at events around the country, where riders enjoy the ability to be judged while riding a standardized test, or pattern, which calls for precision, balance, and rhythm at the walk, jog, and lope. Text and graphic illustrations of the usef 2015 dressage first level tests 1,2,3. This true four beat gait the horse performs, should be able to be ridden in a working, lengthened, free and collected manner as the western dressage test calls for. Usef publishes 2015 dressage tests the chronicle of the.
Riding, training, and competing with kindness as the goal and. To submit your events for placement on the calendar, click this link. Attention freestyle riders, the prerequisite to ride a musical freestyle will change effective 12. A friend and person who rode classical dressage recommended this book, 101 western dressage. They heighten our senses and test our patience and knowledge. Equestrian federation dressage tests have been published on.
Dressage audios mp3 files are a dressage test learningaid for riders competing at all levels. Western dressage is a rapidly growing and exciting new discipline in australia. Enter at a, walk down centerline x halt salute c track left, immediately circle 20m at walk, continue at walk to e e turn left, trot to b b walk, turn right a down centerline, x halt. Click on the categories below to choose specific types of events. We are a gold international alliance partner of the western dressage association of america. Your complete guide to western dressage by lynn palm with sue copeland. Freedom and regularity should be maintained in all three gaits. Scwsdao is an official chapter of the western style dressage association of canada wsdac.
Instructors eventing test book laminated made in the usa, tests expire 117. The equestrian pursuit known as cowboy dressage melds the best of western riding traditions. Tsb is thrilled to have a role in promoting western dressage and encouraging riders of all abilities and levels to pursue it with their horses. They match the timing of a ridden test like a live caller. Sport horse prospect in hand pdf sport horse breeding stock in. Province of british columbia through the ministry of healthy living and sport 2017 horse council bc. Wdaa tests are available in four dressage illustrated. Western style dressage association of canada facebook. California at murrieta equestrian center 250 test ridden. Traditional dressage western dressage we will be using the 2019 tests this year for traditional dressage, 2017 rev 2019 for western dressage and 2019 tests for. She is a national advisor to the western dressage association of america and contributed to the current rules for the sport.
Top hand 2017 top hand results top hand and finals winners for 2015. March 2, 2015 for immediate release monday, march 2, 2015 new book on cowboy. Gathering rules and guidelines cowboy dressage world. The dressage directory a useful link for all competitors looking for diagrams and callers sheets. Ride a western dressage test expert advice on horse care. Tests remain in effect for at least 4 years from the title year printed on each test. This page will keep you updated on upcoming western dressage dates, times and information about these events. Right now, you can order the official, fully illustrated western dressage association of america wdaa tests at the tsb online bookstore.
Traditional dressage western dressage we will be using the 2019 tests this year for traditional dressage, 2017 rev 2019 for western dressage and 2019 tests for 2 gait dressage. Circle left 20 meters working jog track left, working jog down the centerline before x develop working lope, right lead before x develop working jog. Riders who learn their test with audios store the test movements in their subconscious, ready for effortless retrieval. The highest level of modern competition is at the grand prix level. Eventing test book, instructors horse riding laminated. The usef rule book is now available for ios and android devices. Cowboy dressage judges scoresheets, test diagrams and call sheets.
What is usdfs position on western and gaitedhorse dressage. If you dont like printing each test, call sheet or court diagram separate. Tests provide an introduction to the discipline of western dressage. In addition to the 2015 usef dressage test booklet, the usef has collaborated with the u. Please select a category from the table below to sort. The 2015 tests will be effective december 1, 2014 through november 30, 2018. They are mindful of the mission of the wdaa in which we honor the horse and provide a safe. See more ideas about dressage, horse training and horses.
For information on finding current tests, and about western dressage in general, see the world of western dressage, on page x. Other products include steady hands, soft corrections, cinch converters, crocheted hair net scrunches, adj. Click here for cdw rules and guidelines 2019 revised 092819. Classical dressage brings ancient techniques of master european horsemen, based upon principles that encourage cadence, balance, and carriage. In addition to the 2015 usef dressage test booklet, the usef h.
Give us a chance to see if we can find what you are looking for or even add it. Please find all dressage ireland tests available to download below. Whether riders are interested in developing their horse for pleasure riding or for competition, 101 western dressage exercises for horse and rider will give them the tools to take their horses to the next. In alignment with western dressage association of america, western dressage is trained and shown in specific levels which build on each other to reflect the development of skills and abilities of both the horse and rider. Event calendar western dressage association of colorado. The rider should demonstrate correct basic position, use of basic aids, and understanding of figures.
Our primary focus is on education about and the promotion of western dressage. The 2015 united states equestrian federation dressage tests have been published on. Western dressage tests provide the opportunity for horse and rider to demonstrate growth through a series of progressive elements by advancing from test to test and level to level as they develop in physical skill, mental maturity, and partnership. Criteria and information on approved cowboy dressage world gatherings and shows. Tests not listed and nonwatermarked versions may be found on their website. Eventing test book, instructors horse riding laminated test book.
Dressage work demands a horse to be responsive, supple and balanced in movement and develops a strong relationship between horse and rider. Wdaa 2017 western dressage level 1 test 2 introduce. Clair western style dressage association of ontario home. It is a book produced more on how to do the movements rather than their purpose and how the exercises benefit the horse, which i feel is the more important subject at this time of the beginning of western dressage. A fourbeat, active, energetic gait with ground covering strides and confident stretch to the bit.
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. Dressage horse of the year hoy award nomination form. Give us a chance to see if we can find what you are looking for or even add it to the library for future reference. Horses call to us and for many the call penetrates to the. A western dressage partnership should culminate in a happy, harmonious horse and rider relationship. Basic level western dressage test book laminated these laminated, pocket size books are formatted for callers as well as riders in an easy to read print size, including arena diagrams. Wdaa show recognition process usef r western dressage judges are approved to judge western dressage intro, basic, and level 1 tests only. Wdaa 2017 western dressage level 1 test 1 introduce. In addition to the 2015 usef dressage test booklet, the usef has collaborated with the united states dressage federation to produce the on. Dressage lucas county saddle horse advisory commitee. The 2015 united states equestrian federation dressage tests have been published on usef. These tests can be used for training or showing purposes. Rule book versatility thank you for contacting us looking for something in the library. The united states equestrian federation has recognized wdaa as the sole affiliate representing the discipline of western dressage.1365 1459 152 1184 488 769 1424 1195 1334 688 818 491 1341 153 651 1251 1015 979 58 8 70 221 215 815 1006 681 1469 1443 940 571 462 392 1344