2022 WDAA Western Dressage Online International Challenge Team Competition

Entry forms must be completed online by 11:59pm PT on June 20, 2022.
Note that the deadline for video submissions for the show is June 17, 2022.

Submit Your Entry

TEAMS:

  • Each team shall consist of 3 – 4 horse/rider participants.
  • Each team member must be a current WDAA member and entered in the 2022 WDAA Western Dressage Online International Challenge.
  • Team members can organize at will, and do not have to be from the same barn, locale, state, or country.
  • Each team shall choose a name and shall designate a Team Captain. The Team Captain will communicate with the WDAA Secretary AND complete the online entry form and submit the entry fee.
  • No separate rides are required. Each team member must specify which test they are riding for the team. Freestyle and Exceptional Rider tests are permitted; Horsemanship tests are excluded.
  • Team members can ride at any level and can designate tests submitted from the same level or different levels. However each team member must designate a different test. Entries in the Freestyle Team section may have team members riding at the same level.
  • Each rider may compete on one team OR participate on two different teams with the same horse or two different horses.
  • A rider/horse combination can compete in: a team in one section in Sections A-C and a team in Sections D-G, if they choose. The rider can designate to ride the same test for both teams, or a different test for both teams.
  • Each horse can be ridden by no more than two riders, with each rider competing in a different Team/Section.

SECTIONS

•We reserve the option to split Sections by rider age if entries warrant.

WDAA Team Competition Sections

ENTRY PROCESS

  • Please wait to submit the entry form until the video entries of each team member have been reviewed and approved by the Show Manager or Equipment Checker.
  • Each team shall designate one Team Captain who will submit the entry form online and pay the entry fee through the PayPal link, and who will communicate with the WDAA Secretary.
  • The entry fee for each team is $30.00 per Section entered.
  • If a team wishes to cross-enter from Sections A-C and Sections D-G, the captain must submit a separate entry form for each section.
  • In the event a rider’s test video is rejected by the show manager, and the rider does not submit a replacement by the closing date for submissions, the rider will be asked to designate a different, accepted test. If the rider cannot provide an alternate test, they will be considered “scratched” and none of their scores will count towards the team score.
  • Team entry forms must be completed online by 11:59pm PT June 20, 2021. 

SCORINGS, PLACINGS, AND AWARDS

  • After all the results for the show have been tabulated, the WDAA Secretary will obtain the results from the Show Secretary and will calculate the team results.
  • Each team’s score will be calculated as the average of the individual scores of each member of the team.
  • Ties will not be resolved by comparing Collective Marks as we do not have access to this information. In the event of a tie between teams, the average of the highest score and lowest score from each team will be calculated.
  • Placings 1st to 10th. Certificates will be mailed to the Team Captains for distribution to the team members.
  • Each member of a winning team will receive an award, with awards shipped to the Team Captain for distribution.  Teams may have the option of choosing the award they prefer from a provided list.
  • Awards for the Team Competition are separate from those for the online show and results will not be automatically affixed to award items from Tioga Territory earned as a result of placings in the online show.
Last year’s certificates and trophies:

Team Competition Certificate Team Competition Award

For more information contact WDAA Secretary Thallia Blight at [email protected] or leave a voicemail message at (650) 265-1193.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Who should I contact if I have questions?
    1. Contact WDAA Secretary Thallia Blight at [email protected] or leave a voicemail message at (650) 265-1193.
    2. Please do not contact show secretary Susan Peacock as she and her staff will be busy with facilitating the online show.
  2. Can a rider be on more than one team?
    1. YES a rider can compete on two teams, riding the same horse or two different horses in two different Sections.
    2. Example:   Thallia will participate in two Teams.
      1. She will join Team Caffeine for Section B (Adult Amateurs) and designate her Basic Level Test 4 on her APHA mare Cappuccino for the team score.
      2. She will also join the Merrylegs Team for Section G (Freestyle Team), and designate her Level One Freestyle with AQHA gelding Mocha for the team score
  3. Can the horse be ridden by more than one rider? 
    1. YES the horse can be ridden by one or two riders, but each rider must be on a different team, competing in a different Section.
  4. Which tests count towards the team score?  
    1. Each rider will specify the test they are riding for the team and the captain will enter this information via the online entry form. Freestyle and Exceptional Rider tests are acceptable; horsemanship rides are not included. If riding for two teams, the rider may choose to designate the same test for both teams, or two different tests.
  5. Why must each team member specify which test they are riding for the team? 
    1. Team sports are about working as a team and having a strategy which allows each team member to be at their best.
  6. I do not have a team to join at home. How can I participate? 
    1. Check the WDAA Social Corral Facebook page for postings or post a request there yourself. Members who do not use Facebook are welcome to email their interest to Thallia at [email protected] by June 1, 2022.
  7. Can I mail in our entry form?  
    1. Entries will only be accepted via the online form. Contact Thallia if you have trouble accessing the form.

Sections

We reserve the option to split Sections by rider age if entries warrant.