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WDAWI Year End High Score Award Program


To promote western dressage in the state of Wisconsin, and to further the art of horsemanship through education. To recognize outstanding performance in western dressage competition by horses ridden and owned by WDAWI members.  


Divisions and Levels

A Champion and Reserve will be awarded for each Division and Level.   All riders in the program will be recognized.

Division: Junior Rider   

Levels: Intro, Basic, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5


Division: Amateur Rider 

Levels: Intro, Basic, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5


Division: Open Rider

Levels: Intro, Basic, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5


Division: Physically Challenged Rider

Levels: Intro, Basic, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5

Division: Exceptional Rider

Level: Coached Walk Only, Coached, Leadline Walk Only, Leadline 


Additional Award

Newcomer Award: rider in their first year of Western Dressage competition.


*WDAWI may further divide Levels if entries warrant.




1. The rider and owner of the horse must be members in good standing of WDAA and WDAWI at the time scores are earned. If a horse is leased under a signed lease agreement, the lessee is considered owner for purposes of showing.

2. Championship registration for each horse and rider combination must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the first show from which they plan to submit scores.

3. A fee of $15.00 for each level must be paid for each horse and rider combination to be eligible for championships.

4. Cross-entering divisions is not allowed.  For the purposes of year-end awards, a rider will only be eligible for one division.

5. The recorder must be notified in writing and fees paid if adding a level later in the year.

6. All registrations are for the current show year. Scores must be submitted and received by the recorder by

November 30th.


1. The horse and rider combination must have three qualifying scores from at least two different judges from three different WDAA and/or schooling shows. Only one score from a virtual show will be accepted.

2. A minimum of one score must be from an approved WDAA show. 

3. A minimum of two scores must be earned within the state of WI. Up to one score may be earned in the state of MN, IA, and/or via Virtual Show. 

4. Submitted scores must be a minimum of 55%.  Scores will be averaged.

           *The minimum score is waived for the Exceptional Rider Division.

5. Submitted scores must be from current year WDAA tests.

6. Scores must be from judges who are USEF WDAA licensed “r” or higher.  Scores must be earned from judges who are qualified to judge at that particular level.

7. If two or more judges are scoring one ride, the average of their scores will be counted as one score.

8. The rider or owner must send, by mail or email, to the recorder a “GOOD QUALITY” photocopy or scanned copy of the original test for each qualifying score. The photocopy must clearly state the show name, show number, horse and rider, class, date, judge, score and judge’s signature. The photocopy does not have to include individual movement scores and comments.

9. Scores must be postmarked or emailed on or before November 30th.

10. Receipt of scores will be acknowledged by email.

Mail or email tests to:

Joann Williams

W3580 Scotch Bush Rd

Elkhorn, WI 53121


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