The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) offered the first Western Dressage Judges Seminar at the International Equine Judges Seminar held by the Color Breed Council in Tulsa in January of 2014. The response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic and the organization is in planning stages for additional offerings of this educational opportunity.
The WDAA Judges’ Training Program is open to all licensed Dressage judges, Western judges, Breed judges and those starting out who want to learn about Western Dressage. The program consists of three parts: participation in the Judge’s Seminar and a Rules test, online judges testing through access to a WDAA Online Judges Platform and a Learner Judging at Federation Competitions. Candidates who pass all sections of the program will be those recommend by the WDAA for judging Western Dressage.
For more information about the WDAA Judge’s Training Program or to sign up for information on future offerings, please visit the Judges Education page on the WDAA website at http://www.westerndressageassociation.org/western-dressage-judges-education-program/.
The Western Dressage Association of America is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization focused on providing a model of horsemanship which optimizes the partnership of horse and rider for their mutual benefit. The mission of the Western Dressage Association is “to honor the horse, to value the partnership between horse and rider and to celebrate the legacy of the American West” which it focuses on through its offerings of educational opportunities and events to the equestrian community.