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Recognized Shows

Houston Dressage Society (HDS) hosts nine USEF “recognized” or licensed shows each year. Riders, horses and horse owners must be USEF and USDF members and have completed the online SafeSport training. All of these HDS shows are qualifiers for the regional championship competitions listed below. 

  • USDF Region 9 Championships - Qualifying information here

  • Southwest Dressage Championships (SWDC) - Qualifying information here​​


In addition, the Level 3 or higher shows are qualifiers for several additional championships including:

HDS also has the distinction of hosting one international dressage show (CDI) each year in April at the same time as the HDS Spring Classic I & II.  All HDS recognized show prize lists, entry forms and results can be found at  All HDS shows are held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. For facility information, go to

HDS Annual Recognized Shows

HDS Winter Show I &II (Level 3)

January 21-22, 2024

FEI CDI 2* and HDS Spring Classic I & II (Level 5)

April 25-28, 2024

HDS Summer Show I &II (Level 3)

June 8-9, 2024

HDS Laborious Show I &II (Level 2)

August 24-25, 2024

GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships and St. Joseph Medical Center HDS Autumn Classic (Level 4)

October 3-6, 2024

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