WDACO HIGH POINT RULES

 WDACO High Point Program

This exciting new program runs from February 1st through December 31st, for riders to earn points for test scores earned at any WDACO Qualified Show* (including schooling shows).  An example table below describes the divisions and levels, and the annual cost of $20 per rider/horse team, per level/per division.  Riders can enter a maximum of two levels and those levels must be consecutive.   Current WDACO/WDAA members/family members may enroll online or download an enrollment form and mail it in.  Information is on our website regarding shows that are including Western Dressage test classes.  Riders will need to save their tests and submit them to the contact information below.  An awards banquet will be held after the end of the show year.

$20 Annual fee per rider/horse team; per Level and Division

Open; Amateur 18 & over, Youth –  Individuals are eligible as Youth Competitors until the end of the competition year in which they reach the age of 18

(Example of Fees – for each division)

Rider/Horse Team Division
Youth Amateur Open
Annual Entry Fees for Riders
Test Level Intro $20
Basic $20 $20
Level 1  $20 $20
Level 2 $20
Level 3
Total Cost $40 $40 $40

 

*WDACO Qualified Show – Required enrollment fee of $25 paid to WDACO by any show or schooling show which includes western dressage tests to be eligible for points.  Shows may enroll online or download an enrollment form and mail it in.  Show management will be required to submit all scores within 30 days of the close of the show to wdacopointsprogram@wdaco.org or mail to:  WDACO Points Program, c/o Kerry Louise-Boucher, 10745 N. Ellicott Hwy; Calhan, CO 80808.    The judge at each qualified show must be an ‘L’ Judge or higher (educated in Western Dressage rules) or a WDAA Judge’s Program Graduate. SHOW ENROLLMENT FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY WDACO, A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF A SHOW TO QUALIFY. 

Points are awarded to a Rider/Horse Combination team.  Riders can enroll more than one horse but they must register each team separately.  In the event a Rider/Horse team can no longer compete during the show year due to equine injury or illness, the rider may replace the horse, one time, with a veterinarian’s written confirmation for as many shows as required.

Riders must be WDACO/WDAA members in good standing, whether an individual or a family member.  A rider must join WDACO/WDAA prior to riding for points and are responsible for submitting their tests within 30 days of the close of the show.  To qualify for the year-end award riders must have submitted five tests from at least three shows and two separate judges.  Riders can submit two tests per show for each level in which they are competing for year-end points. The rider/horse combination with the highest totaled 5 scores will be awarded the year-end award for that level/division.  Overall High Point by Division will also be determined by the total of a rider’s top 5 scores from any level in which they are earning points.    Once 5 tests have been submitted, riders only need to submit tests with higher scores.  The lowest test score(s) of the 5 will be replaced by the new test score(s). The tests must be signed by the judge and copies may be submitted.   (Scores will be verified with show management before qualifying for high point submission.  In case of a discrepancy between the show scores submission and the rider’s submission, the show submission will prevail.  It is the rider’s responsibility to check the recorded score at the show.) Riders will be required to submit all scores within 30 days of the close of the show to wdacopointsprogram@wdaco.org or mail to:  WDACO Points Program, c/o Kerry Louise-Boucher, 10745 N. Ellicott Hwy; Calhan, CO 80808.

Be sure the copy of the test face sheet that you send contains all of these items:

  • Test ridden (e.g. WDAA Basic Level Test 3 – Amateur)
  • Judge’s signature
  • Date of show
  • Your Name
  • Your horse’s name (the name you showed under)
  • Final score points and percentage
  • You do not need to submit the part of the test score sheet containing comments or individual movement scores

Year-end awards will be given for the following:

  • Overall High Point by Division – (Youth, Amateur, Open) **
  • Level/Division – awarded for Intro, Basic, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 for each division (Youth, Amateur, Open)

No other specialty classes, such as Freestyle, WD Equitation, WD Suitability, and WD Hack will be counted towards awards.

** Introductory class points will only be applied toward Open and Amateur Introductory Level awards, not overall awards.  Youth Introductory scores will be applied for both the Division and Introductory Level awards.

The WDACO HIGH POINT PROGRAM runs from February 1st through December 31st.

Show management has the right to cancel a WDACO qualifying show at their discretion. WDACO has no authority to compel show management to hold a scheduled show or reschedule a show, or set any policies or rules governing the show.

The WDACO reserves the right to change these rules at its discretion.

To register for rider/horse point program click on this link:  RIDER ENROLLMENT FORM

To register for WDACO HIGH POINT Show Qualification, click on this link:   WDACO Show Approval Form 2017

The WDACO has no control over cost of classes, grounds fees or special fees such as “office” or “processing” fees.  Any other costs listed on the show premium are at the discretion of show management and are paid to the show management.  Any awards or ribbons given are by decision of the show management, and WDACO has no stake or influence over these.