WDACO HIGH POINT RULES

 WDACO High Point Program

 

2018 WDACO High Point Program

 

This exciting program allows riders to earn points for dressage test scores earned at WDACO Qualified Shows (including schooling shows) and compete for end-of-the-year prizes.  It runs from January 1st through November 30th. Current WDACO/WDAA members may enroll online or download an enrollment form and mail it (WDACO High Point Program 10745 N. Ellicott Hwy; Calhan, CO 80808). Our website will list Qualified Shows that are including Western Dressage test classes that can apply to the High Point Program. Within 30 days of competing in these shows, riders will need to submit their test scores to the WDACO High Point Program coordinator as described below.

There is a $20 annual fee per rider/horse team per Level (e.g., Intro, Basic) and Division (i.e., 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).

An example table below describes the divisions and levels. Riders can enter a maximum of two levels and those levels must be consecutive. An awards banquet will be held after the end of the show year.

 

(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

 

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.  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 will be awarded to the horse/rider combination with the highest totaled 5 scores over all levels regardless of Division. 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.

Please 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 *
  • Level/Division – awarded for Introductory, 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.

 

WDACO Qualified Show – Required enrollment fee of $15 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. Enrollment in the WDACO Qualified Show program now includes having your show dates on the WDACO.org online calender, as well as inclusion of your show information in a monthly email blast.

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.

 

NEW FOR 2018 – Open riders competing at Introductory Level may now submit scores at Introductory Level. Open riders competing at Introductory Level may ONLY submit scores for Level Awards. Open rider Introductory Scores WILL NOT count towards Overall High Point.

* A minimum of 5 people participating in the High Point Program is required for Overall High Point to be awarded.

** A minimum of 2 people per level/division is required for Level/Division High Points to be awarded.

The WDACO High Point Program runs from January 1st through November 30th.

Reduced cost for Shows that want to be participate in the WDACO High Point Program by becoming Qualified Shows.

Additional advertising for WDACO High Point Program Qualified Shows (e.g., listed on WDACO website and included in monthly emails to WDACO subscribers and members).

 

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 Enrollment Form 2018

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.