en Mountain Horse Association

South Woodstock, VT

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DEVELOPMENT DAYS (Ride-Review or Ride-Review-Ride) are on the Saturdays before each of our Sunday Schooling Shows. They offer lessons focused on test riding.  This is an opportunity to ride a judged test(s) of your choice with a clinician who may be the judge the next day.

  • Each rider is given a maximum total of 30 minutes with the clinician.
  • After you ride your judged test (selected when you sign up),  you have the choice to have the clinician give you a mini-lesson focused on areas that need work to improve parts of your test for the rest of the time, or have her/him give you more brief pointers before you ride the test again.
  • Scored tests are returned to the rider at the end of the lesson with written comments. 
  • Clinic attire is fine, show attire is not needed.
  • Stabling is available at GMHA for one or two nights so you can even make a fun weekend of it with an educational Development Day on Saturday followed by the Schooling Show on Sunday.  If you are only riding on Development Day and want stabling, arrange through the show secretary.  If you are also, showing on Sunday and want stabling, this is done with your show entry.

Ride Cost:

$55.00 CVDA members

$75.00 Non-members


  • CVDA members have priority in entering up to the closing date.
  • Riders may sign up for more than one half hour time slot but to give everyone an opportunity, more than one ride per person will only be allowed if there is space.  Any additional entry paid will be refunded if there is not a spot for the second ride.
  • Entries for the Sunday Schooling Shows are separate.  Click here for more info and to enter. 

Where to find the tests (click on the type):

Click here for easy to understand USEF & CVDA dressage show rule highlights.

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Opening Date: April 6th

Closing Date: April 24th


Viviane Pilicy "L" Waltham, MA
Melanie Cerny "r" Amesbury, MA

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Waiver (Must be uploaded with entry): CVDA/GMHA Waiver

Ride Times: Day Sheet

Stabling Assignments: Chart

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Opening Date: June 16th

Closing Date: July 6th


 Keith Angstadt "r" Bradford, MA

Lynda Angstadt "L" Bradford, MA

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Click here for step-by-step instructions for entering Development Day
Waiver (Must be uploaded with entry): CVDA/GMHA Waiver

Ride Times: Day Sheet

Stabling Assignments

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Opening Date: August 3rd

Closing Date: August 29th


Catie Waterman "r" Ferrisburgh, VT
Meg Hilly "L" Waitsfield, VT

Online Entries:

(Must be uploaded with entry):

Ride Times

Stabling Assignments


The rules pertaining to dressage competition prohibit the use of appliances, devices, and drugs. Instead, the emphasis is on progressive training and a cooperative partnership between horse and rider. As part of its mission, CVDA offers educational programs which explore and demonstrate classical and humane training methods.


Any returned check will incur an additional $40 fee.  The person is then not eligible to participate in any CVDA activities until the indebtedness has been paid in full with a bank/cashier’s check.  Once the indebtedness has been cleared, payment for any future activity must be paid with a bank/cashier’s check.


At any Central Vermont Dressage Association  (CVDA) event, it is compulsory that all riders mounted at any time or anywhere on the competition/event showgrounds, competing at any level, wear properly fitted protective headgear which meets or exceeds current applicable ASTM/SEI (American Society for Testing and Materials/Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag “Protective Headgear,” with chin strap secured.

For riders under 18 years of age, it is the responsibility of the parent, guardian or trainer to insure that the protective headgear worn complies with appropriate safety standards for protective headgear intended for equestrian use, and is properly fitted and in good condition. 
Riders over age 18 are responsible for their protective headgear complying with the standards.
CVDA and the facility hosting the CVDA event are not responsible for checking equestrian helmets for such compliance.

Any rider without protective headgear will immediately be prohibited from further participation in the CVDA event until such headgear is properly in place and/or, at CVDA’s sole discretion, may be prohibited from participating further in the CVDA event.

CVDA and the host facility make no representation or warranty, express or implied, about any protective headgear/equestrian helmet, and cautions riders that death or serious injury may result despite wearing such protective headgear as all equestrian sports involve inherent dangerous risk and as no helmet can protect against all foreseeable injuries.

Central Vermont Dressage Association, Inc is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 
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