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Traditional Dressage Awards

Amanda Johnson "Dancing For Your Dreams" Musical Freestyle Award

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December 2, 2018 the Dressage world lost a talented trainer, Amanda Johnson, to breast cancer, at the age of 37. In honor and celebration of her life, Deanna Hertrich and Dr. Kevin Nelson, DVM, are sponsoring the musical freestyle year-end award with WDCTA.


Year End Awards For Traditional (Classical) Dressage

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For information on Western Dressage Awards, please click here


Traditional dressage awards program:

WDCTA offers great year-end ribbons & awards for competitors.

Scores are earned during the competition year starting in December from USEF/USDF recognized dressage shows or WDCTA recognized schooling shows.


Submitted scores must be RECEIVED by November 30 or earlier - NO EXCEPTIONS

Awards are given for three separate categories:

  • Open, Adult Amateurs and Junior/Young Rider Categories for all Levels, Introductory through Grand Prix
  • Freestyle Awards, USDF (Training - Fourth combined) & FEI (Intermediare I & Grand Prix) combined

Registration and Eligibility:

  • The rider and owner of the horse must be members in good standing of WDCTA at the time scores are obtained.
  • For in-hand classes, the handler does not need to be a WDCTA member, nor is it necessary to have the same handler for each class in order to qualify for year-end awards.
  • A horse and rider combination may win an award or championship at any given level more than once.  For In-hand Sport Horse Awards, Mature Horse (Mare/Stallion) may win more than once.
  • Effective December 1, 2018: Championship registration for each horse and rider combination must be postmarked at least 1 day prior to the start of the first show from which they plan to submit scores
  • A fee of $25.00 ($26.00 if paid online via Paypal) for each level must be paid for each horse and rider combination to be eligible for championships.  If the horse/rider combination competes in more than one rider division, an additional fee of $25.00 (or $26, as noted above) for each level must be paid. See Full Rules for details.
  • The recorder/Awards chair must be notified in writing and fees paid if adding a level or division later in the year.
  • All registrations are for the show year December 1 through November 30.
  • Please see the Forms page for additional requirements.

For full rules and the WDCTA Year End Award submission form, see the Forms page.