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Schooling Shows

Houston Dressage Society (HDS) “recognizes” and promotes schooling shows in the Houston area. HDS also hosts one schooling show per year that runs at the same time as the annual HDS Schooling Show Championship held at Great SW Equestrian Center in December. All schooling shows that have been approved for HDS recognition are qualifiers for the annual HDS Schooling Show Championships. 

Useful information for schooling show riders and organizers below:

HDS Schooling Show Championships

  • Junior, Adult Amateur, Open and Pony Divisions in:

    • Introductory through Fourth Level

    • Freestyle (dressage to music) Training to Third Level

    • Equitation Walk/Trot and Walk/Trot/Canter

    • Western Dressage

    • Eventing Dressage

    • Prix Caprilli Test 2 (dressage with jumps)

Dressage Tests 

Schooling Show Organizers

  • Schooling show recognition must be applied for online - button below

  • Show results MUST be reported on the official score reporting template - link to file below

  • HDS recognition requires use of USDF L judge or higher

  • HDS recognized schooling show competitions may offer some or all HDS Schooling Show Championship eligible classes

  • Show management is responsible for enforcing current USEF tack and equipment regulations for dressage​.  Attire regulations may be relaxed.

  • Schooling show management and volunteers are encouraged to be aware of, in compliance with, and report any violations of the USEF Safe Sport Policy

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