WDAWI May 2021 Virtual Show
About Joann Williams:
USEF “r” Western Dressage Judge; USEF “R” Welsh pony and Cob Judge; USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold Medalist, USDF Bronze, Silver, Gold Freestyle Bar; WDAA. 19 time World Champion. Undefeated Division Champion at WDAA World Shows levels 2,3,4; WDAA Supreme Champion Lifetime Award Program
" I have been training and teaching professionally since 1979 in a variety of disciplines, using Dressage principles to help improve all breeds of horses and all riders. With my traditional Dressage horses I have been in the top 5 in the Nation for Vintage Cup, for at least the last 10 years and have been USDF All-Breed Champion with a variety of Breeds for several decades. With my Hanoverian gelding “Kosmic”, we were 2009 Vintage Cup National Champion at Grand Prix. I have owned Kosmic since he was 2 years old
I enjoy working with horses of all breeds and riders who have a variety of goals. Several of them have moved up the levels in traditional dressage while others have been successful at the national level in other disciplines. Many others just enjoy having greater communication and partnership with their horses. I believe that the principles of Classical Dressage benefit all horses and riders, regardless of their riding goals and chosen discipline. "
Friday, April 29th - Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Recognized WDAA Show Intro, Basic, Level I, and Exceptional Rider classes Schooling WDAA Level 2, 3, 4 and traditional dressage levels
WDAA Show TBA
USEF WD “r” Judge: Joann Williams
Entry and Testing Window Friday, April 29th - Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Videos must be uploaded by midnight Thursday, May 13th, 2021
This show will be run following WDAA rules. Each horse/rider combination must stay within 2 levels and a maximum of 4 rides per day.
Management reserves the right to limit entries in the interest of time.
Entries will be accepted on the first received and first paid basis.
Entry fee $25 per test. Office fee $10 per horse/rider combination for non-members of WDAWI, $5 for members of WDAWI. Online entry form and the bottom of the page.
Ribbons awarded 1st through 4th.
High Score Awards
Equipment and attire are simple! Fancy, expensive clothes or tack are not necessary.
Western Dressage: Legal attire can be as simple as jeans, western type shirt and western type boots, and a cowboy hat. An ASTM SEI approved riding helmet is also correct and does not need to be of western type. A simple western saddle and western type bridle with a simple snaffle bit are correct and legal for ALL levels of Western Dressage. A Hackamore (Bosal) is permitted on a horse of any age at any level.
Classical Dressage: An ASTM SEI approved riding helmet is required. For a schooling show both informal attire or the more formal attire (As seen in regular USEF recognized shows) are both acceptable. Informal attire consists of: Riding breeches, usually of white or light color, with boots, jodhpur boots with half chaps are acceptable. Shirts can be short or long sleeved. If a show coat is worn it is recommended to also wear neckwear. T-shirts, tank tops, or shirts that are loose/flap in the wind are not recommended.
All equipment must comply with USEF rules.
For Western Dressage classes see USEF Rulebook Western Dressage rules. SUBCHAPTER WD-5 APPOINTMENTS WD 121, 122, 123.
For Classical Dressage see USEF rulebook Dressage DR rule 120 and 121.
1.Tying a horse’s tongue down in any way is prohibited and will result in elimination.
2. A saddle must be used in both Classical Dressage or Western dressage videos. No bareback riding is
3. Ear nets are permitted.
4. Side reins, running reins, or martingales of any kind are NOT ALLOWED.
5. All boots or bandages are NOT ALLOWED.
6. Fly masks are NOT ALLOWED.
Submitting your Video for Judging:
Submitting your video for judging is easy. Simply use whichever file share service/ upload service (also known as Cloud Drive) that you prefer and send us a shareable link in an email to Please BE SURE to say “submitting video for May show (or whichever show you are submitting a video for) in the subject line so your video will get routed to the correct show and judge. You may use YouTube, Dropbox, or Google Drive to name only a few as examples of file share services available for you to use.