CVDA Schooling Shows



In some cases, information for our events was gathered before dates were finalized. Please contact the secretary of the event if you have any questions.

CVDA runs very popular schooling shows each season which attract competitors from throughout Vermont and surrounding states. We provide top-level judges, and our entries range from Introductory through Fourth Level.

Introductory Division: This division consists of the 2019 USDF Introductory Tests A, B and C, and provides an opportunity for the horse and/or rider new to dressage to demonstrate elementary skills.  The tests are designed to encourage correct performance and to prepare the horse and/or rider for the transition to the USEF tests. This division is divided into Junior and Senior classes.  Tests ridden in this division are not eligible for Show High Point Awards or Year End High Score Awards.

1. USDF Introductory Test A - JR
2. USDF Introductory Test B - JR
3. USDF Introductory Test C - JR
4. USDF Introductory Test A - SR
5. USDF Introductory Test B - SR
6. USDF Introductory Test C - SR

Junior, Senior and Open Divisions: Training and First Level Classes will be divided into Junior and Senior Divisions. Classes in Second Level and above will comprise the Open Division and will include both Junior and Senior riders. For the list of tests included in each of these divisions, see the list of tests included in Year End Awards.

Training Level Junior
7. USEF Training Level Test 1/Junior
8. USEF Training Level Test 2/Junior
9. USEF Training Level Test 3/Junior
Training Level Senior
10. USEF Training Level Test 1/Senior
11. USEF Training Level Test 2/Senior
12. USEF Training Level Test 3/Senior                
First Level Junior
13. USEF First Level Test 1/Junior
14. USEF First Level Test 2/Junior
15. USEF First Level Test 3/Junior
First Level Senior
16. USEF First Level Test 1/Senior
17. USEF First Level Test 2/Senior
18. USEF First Level Test 3/Senior

(Second Level and above; Jr & Sr Combined)
19. Second Level TOC **
20. Third Level TOC **
21. Fourth Level TOC **
22. FEI TOC **

EVENT TEST DIVISION: This division includes all riders wishing to ride a USEA Event Test at any level. Riders showing in this division may cross-enter into the Open Division; those scores will be eligible for awards as defined above. High Score and Year End Awards in this division are sponsored by Greylock Farm.
EVENT TEST DIVISION (Jr. & Sr. Combined)
23E. 2018 USEA Beginner Novice Test A and/or B**
24E. 2018 USEA Novice Level Test A and/orB**
25E. 2018 USEA Training Test A and/or B**
26E. 2018 USEA Prelim Level Test A and/or B**
27E. Any higher level 2018 USEA test(s) not already offered**

19, 20, 21, 22 & 23E-27E: 
Rider may enter class twice, as long as tests are different and separate entry fee is paid per ride. Rider must specify test(s) to be ridden.

28F. Musical Kur
Specify Level (Training-Grand Prix), and 2011 USEF Freestyle Test requirements, or 2009 FEI requirements. Rider must supply music and make arrangements for sound equipment.


29A. Western Dressage Test of Choice, Junior (WDAA Intro tests 1 through 4 and WDAA Basic Level 1 and 2)

29B. 29A. Western Dressage Test of Choice, Senior (WDAA Intro tests 1 through 4 and WDAA Basic Level 1 and 2)


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

• Intro Level Junior
• Intro Level Senior
• Training Level Junior
• First Level Junior
• Training Level Senior
• First Level Senior
• Open Second Level and Above

• A horse and rider team can only win one High Point award at any show.
• If a horse and rider team qualify 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.
• Intro level recipients will receive a CVDA polo shirt of choice.

Musical Kurs, and the FEI Young Horse tests are not eligible for Show High Point Awards.