The Western Dressage Association of Florida 2018 High Point Competition is on!

The Western Dressage Association of Florida is offering 2018 High Point Awards for the highest scoring Open, Amateur and Youth (under 18) Rider/Horse combination and High Points for all levels as well. The High Point Award program is open to all Western Dressage Association of Florida members in good standing.

Here’s what you do: Ride at qualifying Western Dressage shows in the State of Florida, save your written test from the judge, and send us a copy of the face sheet of the test with the score, the date and location of the ride, and the judge’s signature within 30 days of the show. Your percentage score will be used as your point score for that ride (for example, a 65.5% = 65.5 points).


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High Point Rules:

  • Open to all participants who are Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) and Western Dressage Association of Florida (WDAFL) members.
  • One horse/one rider/level
  • Entry Fee: $20 Adult; $15 Youth (per level)
  • Divisions:  Open, Amateur, Youth (under 18). Overall High Point will be awarded in each division and individual level High Points in each division.
  • Levels: Introductory, Basic, First Level, Second Level, Third Level, Gaited (gaited levels are combined for High Point at this time); no freestyle or specialty classes, such as Western Dressage Equitation, Western Dressage Suitability.
  • Must submit a minimum of six tests from at least three different WDAFL qualified shows under three different judges (per level).
  • One test must be test 4 of the level in which you are competing.*Note change: All tests submitted will be utilized to determine median score – no longer will only the top 6 scores be used.
  • The median score will be used to calculate High Point. In an odd number of scores, the median is the actual middle score. In an even number of scores, the median is the average of the two middle scores.
  • A horse and rider team may only win High Point Champion a maximum of two times at any single level.
  • Rider submits an application available to download with their fee and test sheet(s) containing judge’s signature and percentage score.
  • Rider subsequently submits copy of test sheet(s) containing judge’s signature and percentage score to [email protected] subject “High Points”. (*NOTE: Test sheet must be received legible & have the horse/riders name; Scan, email or snail mail, no cell phone photos please; If received w/o required information or not legible, test may be discarded)
  • Scores may be verified with show management before qualifying for high point submission.
  • In case of a tie, the horse/rider with the highest single score is the winner; if the highest scores are the same, the next highest scores will be considered until the tie is broken.
  • Individual Level High Points will be calculated in the same manner as Overall High Point.  Points are accumulated for each level in which horse/rider entered.
  • Total points will be posted on the Western Dressage Association of Florida web site.
  • Awards will be presented at the Annual Western Dressage Association of Florida meeting in January.
  • High Point year will be December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018.

Criteria for WDAFL Qualifying Shows

All USDF GMO’s schooling shows are automatically qualified.
All other shows must meet the following to be qualified: Judge must be a USDF “L” or higher. Arena must be a regulation 20 x 40 meters or 20 x 60 meters.
Show needs to be prequalified (minimum of 2 weeks) – send a prize list for qualification to: Karen Abbattista: [email protected] If you wish to have a show post qualified please contact Karen.

About the Western Dressage Association® of America and Western Dressage Association® of Florida: The Western Dressage Association® of America is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization focused on providing a model of horsemanship that optimizes the partnership of horse and rider for their mutual benefit.  The mission of the Western Dressage Association® is to honor the horse, to value the partnership between horse and rider and to celebrate the legacy of the American West which it focuses on through its offerings of educational opportunities and events to the equestrian community.