Houston Dressage Society (HDS) hosts dressage shows at three different tiers. Each tier is progressively more challenging to help horses and riders grow in skills and experience. Each tier also has somewhat different rules and requirements although the arena with letters is the same.
All three competition tiers offer rider divisions for Youth, Adult Amateur and Open (mostly professionals). Each show will publish a prize-list containing entry information, rules and fees.
Here is a brief description of each competition tier: