Western Dressage Association of America Releases Show Recognition Program

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The Western Dressage Association of America has developed a show recognition process to allow participation in the WDAA Horse Lifetime Achievement & Award Program. You will be able to take part in this program at any event that offers western dressage test and classes, including WDAA affiliate events, United States Equestrian Federation or United States Dressage Federation GMO shows that offer Western Dressage, provided they have applied and been approved for WDAA Show Recognition.

Only approved competitions that are recognized shows will be eligible for participation in the WDAA Lifetime Performance Awards program and any future WDAA award programs.

A unique show identification number will be assigned by WDAA for shows that have gained WDAA recognized status, and exclusive recognized WDAA branded logos will be provided to show organizers for advertising and promotion

Western Dressage classes offered at WDAA recognized shows must be governed by the WDAA Western Dressage rule book, judged by WDAA/USEF qualified judges, as defined in the WDAA rule book and will be featured on the WDAA online event calendar.

For more information on how to get your event approved as a WDAA Recognized Show program, please visit www.wdaaworldshow.org/show-recognition-submission-form/.

The Western Dressage Association of America is a 501(c)930 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.