2024 CVDA

SCHOOLING SHOWS


Green Mountain Horse Association

Rte. 106, South Woodstock, VT

Consider making a weekend of it at GMHA! 

Our Development Days (Ride-Review or Ride-Review-Ride) are on the Saturday before each show. A separate entry is required, click here for more info.  Stabling is available at GMHA for one night or two. 

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

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors for their donations of prizes, awards and general financial support. 

Spring Schooling Show

Sunday, May 5, 2024
Opening Date: April 6th

Closing Date: April 24th

Managers: Katherine Roe

and Janet Wells

Secretary: Amy Plavin


Click here to enter on-line

Click here
for a step-by-step-instruction sheet for using the Fox Village on-line entry system


Waiver
(Must be uploaded with entry): CVDA/GMHA Waiver
NOTE! Use this waiver, NOT the

USEF waiver.

Judges:

Melanie Cerny "r" Amesbury, MA

Viviane Pilicy "L" Waltham, MA


Ride Times: Day Sheet

Stabling Assignments: Chart

Results: Show Results


Summer Schooling Show

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Opening Date: June 16th

Closing Date: July 6th

Managers: Katherine Adams and Katherine Roe

Secretary: Amy Plavin


Click here to enter on-line


 Click here for paper entry (available on Opening Date)

Click here for a step-by-step-instructions for using the Fox Village on-line entry system

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

NOTE! Use this waiver, NOT the

USEF waiver.


Judges: 

Keith Angstadt "r" Bradford, MA

Lynda Angstadt "L" Bradford, MA

Ride Times: 

Stabling Assignments:

Results:

Fall Schooling Show

Sunday, September 8, 2024

Opening Date: August 3rd

Closing Date: August 29th


Enter Online: 

Judges: 

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


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

Ride Times: 


Stabling Assignments:


Results:


CVDA DEVELOPMENT DAY & SCHOOLING SHOW POLICIES

HEADGEAR:  AT ANY CVDA EVENT, IT IS COMPULSORY THAT ALL RIDERS MOUNTED AT ANY TIME OR ANYWHERE ON THE SHOWGROUNDS WEAR PROPERLY FITTED PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR.

BRIDLE NUMBERS: NUMBERS ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN THE HORSE IS OUT OF THE STALL.

ENTRIES:

  • Show entries may be made online at cvda.org or by a paper entry (form on cvda.org). Online entries are preferred and ensure that your entry will be received in a timely manner. Development Day entries must be made online. All entries are accepted as they are received. Complete entries have preference, and you must be paid in full to be scheduled.
  • PROOF OF CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS & RABIES TEST MUST ACCOMPANY EVERY ENTRY (dated within one year of the last day of the show).  This is a requirement of GMHA to use their showgrounds. Documents can be uploaded when entering online or included with mail-in entry.
  • CVDA/GMHA Liability Release must be signed with every entry.  Documents can be uploaded when entering online or included with mail-in entry.
  • Horse/rider combination may be entered in no more than two consecutive levels at one competition (i.e., Training - 1st/1st- 2nd, etc.).
  • Entry fees per show class:  CVDA Members: $25 Junior (under 18), $30 Senior Non-Members: $30 Junior (under 18), $45 Senior
  • Development Day per ride fees: CVDA Members: $55 Non-Members: $75

REFUNDS:
Scratches before closing date will receive refund of entry and stabling fees less office fee(s). After closing date, refunds, less office fee(s), will be given only upon receipt of a veterinary certificate. All refund requests must be received in writing (e-mail acceptable). No refunds after closing date or for “acts of God” which require management to cancel classes or day(s) of competition.

NON-NEGOTIABLE CHECK FEES:
If paying by check, there will be an additional $40 charge for any returned check. In addition, the person will be restricted from participating in all CVDA activities until the account is settled in full.

STABLING:
Participants may arrive at GMHA any time after 3:00 PM on Friday and must depart before 6:00 PM on Sunday.  No bedding is provided.  Shavings are available for purchase at GMHA for $11/bag. Please contact the Show Secretary to order shavings in advance. 

  • Stabling costs:  $40/night per stall for CVDA members and $45/night for non-members.  Day stall cost is the same as overnight cost.  Be sure to mark on your entry which nights you want for stabling (Friday and/or Saturday).

Stalls must be completely stripped and broom clean upon departure or GMHA imposes a $50 fee per stall to CVDA, which will be passed on to the individual competitor who did not clean out their stall.

CLASSES:
Classes may be combined, split, or cancelled by CVDA as entries warrant.

WARDROBE

  • Development Day:  Clinic attire including a collared shirt or polo shirt.
  • Show Day: Riders should wear traditional show attire for English or Western dressage.  Paddock boots and half-chaps are allowed.  Jackets are waived if it is hot and will be noted in the show office.  Raincoats and hat covers are allowed in inclement weather.

REGULATIONS:
All CVDA Schooling Shows are run in accordance with USEF Dressage Rules. A summary of applicable USEF Rule highlights may be found on www.cvda.org. For complete rules, see the USEF rulebook or go to www.usef.org.

UNSAFE/DANGEROUS BEHAVIOR:
Any horse/rider deemed to be a danger will be asked to leave the ring and/or warm-up. They will be excused from the event and no refund will be issued. This decision will be made by show management or CVDA Board Member(s).

STALLIONS:
Stallions are not be permitted on show grounds at CVDA Schooling Shows.

NON-COMPETING HORSES:  
Persons bringing non-competing horses to CVDA to school on Development Day and/or Schooling Show dates must use the paper show entry form. They will be assigned a number that must be on the horse at all times. A $15 administrative fee will be charged.

TRAINERS SCHOOLING HORSES:
If your trainer (or anyone else) is mounted on your horse on the show grounds, he/she must sign a CVDA/GMHA Release Form before mounting the horse.  Forms are available in the show office.

PRIZES:
Ribbons will be awarded through 6th place in each class and high score awards are given as shown on cvda.org. It is your responsibility to collect tests and awards. CVDA cannot mail these items.

***PLEASE REMEMBER***

Our Development Days and Schooling Shows are managed and run by volunteers and take weeks of preparation. Please thank them!

CVDA rents the GMHA grounds.  GMHA does not have information on ride times or space in the show on their website.  Please refer to the CVDA website, cvda.org.


CVDA SCHOOLING SHOW PRIZE LIST

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

NEW! LEADLINE CLASS - Small Arena
1. Leadline - Ages 12 and under

INTRODUCTORY (INTRO) DIVISIONS - Small Arena 
Introductory (Intro) Level Junior
2. USDF Introductory Test A (Walk-Trot)/Junior
3. USDF Introductory Test B (Walk, Trot)/Junior
4. USDF Introductory Test C (Walk, Trot, Canter)/Junior
Introductory (Intro) Level Senior
5. USDF Introductory Test A (Walk, Trot)/Senior
6. USDF Introductory Test B (Walk, Trot)/Senior
7. USDF Introductory Test C (Walk, Trot, Canter)/Senior

TRAINING LEVEL DIVISIONS - Small Arena
Training Level Junior
8. USEF Training Level Test 1/Junior
9. USEF Training Level Test 2/Junior
10. USEF Training Level Test 3/Junior
Training Level Senior
11. USEF Training Level Test 1/Senior
12. USEF Training Level Test 2/Senior
13. USEF Training Level Test 3/Senior
 
FIRST LEVEL DIVISIONS - Large Arena          
First Level Junior
14. USEF First Level Test 1/Junior
15. USEF First Level Test 2/Junior
16. USEF First Level Test 3/Junior
First Level Senior
17. USEF First Level Test 1/Senior
18. USEF First Level Test 2/Senior
19. USEF First Level Test 3/Senior

SECOND LEVEL & ABOVE TEST OF CHOICE (TOC) DIVISION - Large Arena
(Junior & Senior Riders Combined)
20. Second Level TOC **
21. Third Level TOC **
22. Fourth Level TOC **
23. FEI TOC **

EVENTING DIVISION - Small Arena
(Junior & Senior Riders Combined)
Riders showing in this division may cross-enter into the other divisions; those scores will be eligible for awards in those divisions.
24E. NEW! USEA Starter Test
25E. USEA Beginner Novice Test A and/or B**
26E. USEA Novice Level Test A and/or B**
27E. USEA Training Test A and/or B**
28E. USEA Prelim Level Test A and/or B**
29E. Any higher level USEA test(s)** (Intermediate & Advanced tests to be ridden in Large Arena)

**NOTE! ALL TEST OF CHOICE (TOC) CLASSES**
**Classes 20, 21, 22, 23 & 25E-29E, 30F, 31W, 32W, 33W, 34P and 35C-37C (July only): 
Rider must specify test(s) to be ridden.
Rider may enter class twice, as long as tests are different and separate entry fee is paid per ride.

MUSICAL FREESTYLE DIVISION - Large Arena
(Junior & Senior Riders Combined)

30F. Musical Freestyle TOC**
Specify Level (Training-Grand Prix) 
Rider must supply music and make arrangements for sound equipment.

WESTERN DRESSAGE DIVISION - Small Arena for Intro & Basic, Large Arena for Level 1 and above
31W. Western Dressage TOC - Junior (WDAA Intro tests 1 - 4 and WDAA Basic Tests 1 - 4)**
32W. Western Dressage TOC - Senior (WDAA Intro tests 1 - 4 and WDAA Basic Tests 1- 4)**

33W. Western Dressage TOC - Junior/Senior combined (WDAA Level 1 and above tests 1-4)**


PARA DRESSAGE DIVISION
(Junior & Senior Riders Combined)
34P. Para Dressage TOC**

NEW! CONNEMARA DRESSAGE DIVISION (July Show only - first classes of the day)
(Junior & Senior Riders Combined)
35C. Introductory Level TOC** - Small Arena
36C. Training Level TOC** - Small Arena
37C. First Level and Above TOC** - Large Arena

CVDA SCHOOLING SHOW HIGH SCORE AWARDS 

High Point Awards for each show will be given in the following divisions:

• Introductory Level Junior
• Introductory Level Senior
• Training Level Junior
• Training Level Senior
• First Level Junior
• First Level Senior
• Second Level and Above
(Jr & Sr combined)
• Eventing
(Jr & Sr combined)
• Western Dressage (Jr & Sr combined)

• A horse and rider combination can only win one High Point award at any show.
• If a horse and rider combination qualifies for more than one award, they will be given the award at the higher level.  
• Riders can win more than one award if they are competing more than one horse.

Musical Freestyles are not eligible for Show High Point Awards.

Click here for info on CVDA HIGH SCORE
YEAR END AWARDS

CVDA ANIMAL WELFARE STATEMENT

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.

CVDA RETURNED CHECK POLICY

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.

CVDA PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR POLICY

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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