KDCTA HORSE SHOWS
The KDCTA offers schooling shows in the disciplines of Dressage, Western Dressage, Hunter, and Jumper and Combined Training. Our shows are low key and perfect for riders of any level, a great way to get a young horse some show experience, or learn the behind the scenes by volunteering at the show for a few hours or all day! Keep scrolling down-there is a lot of info on this page!
NEW this year!
USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program
KDCTA Dressage shows are included in the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program that will offer regional recognition to USDF Group Members, competing in non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions. The program will start on December 1, 2019 and run December 1 through November 30 yearly.
Four award divisions, including open, junior/young rider, adult amateur and non-professional will be recognized per region. The open division will offer six levels of recognition (Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth and FEI), with the junior/young rider, adult amateur and non-professional divisions offering an additional seventh level (Introductory).
Click HERE for the Program Rules.
CPHJC Equitation Challenge and FINAL
CPHJC Child/Adult Equitation Challenge: A medal style course of the rider’s choice of 2’, 2’6”, or 3’. The judge may choose to test top riders on the flat after the over fences round is completed. Not a pointed CPHJC class, however one may use this class to qualify for the CPHJC Equitation challenge FINAL, held at the last CPHJC recognized show of the calendar year (which will be the KDCTA Sept. show.) To qualify for the FINAL, a rider must participate in 2 equitation classes during the current calendar year. The FINAL will consist of a medal style course, followed by a test on the flat.
In the two-round format, the Classic Hunter Round (first round) is judged on performance, hunter pace, jumping style, quality and substance, and movement. In addition, the base score in the Handy Hunter Round (second round) reflects brilliance of pace and handiness. In each round, after the judges' base score is given, one point will be added for each high-option fence jumped up to a maximum of four.
Obstacles are reminiscent of the hunt field and must offer a variety of appearances, such as natural post and rail, stone wall, white board fence or gate, coop, aiken, hedge, oxer, brush, logs and natural foliage. The Handy Hunter Round should simulate riding over hunt country and incorporate options such as tight turns, clever options for jump approaches, hand galloping and trotting a fence. Fences are set at 2'3" to 2’6”, with four high-option fences set up to 2’9”.
The pair with the highest two-round score is declared the class winner. The top eight horse-and-rider combinations ride for ribbons and prize money!
Helpful Links for Show Related Info
**USEF Dressage tests changed in 2019**
NEW 2019-2022 Dressage Test Movements (Intro and Training through 4th level)
USDF Helmet Rule (effective March 1, 2011)
The Dressage Arena Letters, Dimensions, Layout
NEW! USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program