WDAA Tests

WDAA WESTERN DRESSAGE TESTS FOR ALL BREEDS

Tests remain in effect for at least 4 years from the “Title Year” printed on each Test. These tests can be used for training or showing purposes. Western Dressage Rules and Tests are based in Dressage fundamentals and showcase applications for the Working Western Horse. Our Western Dressage Tests are designed with progressive elements to showcase the developing skill of horse and rider.

Be sure to take advantage of the Horse Lifetime Points and Awards Program; it tracks points achieved by a horse with their riding partner throughout their Western Dressage career. If you are organizing a show, be sure to get it recognized. The Western Dressage Association® of America has developed a show recognition process to allow participation in the WDAA Horse Lifetime Points and Awards Program. Only approved competitions that are recognized by WDAA will be eligible for participation in the WDAA Horse Lifetime Awards Program as well as future WDAA award programs. Members of Western Dressage Association of America may post events on its Events Calendar. These events must be Western Dressage-related events and may include clinics, shows, trail rides, or social events, such as meetings. Get your event added to the calendar.

ALL-NEW 2022 WDAA TESTS

Show managers have the option of using the 2017 tests or the 2022 tests for shows until March 1st, 2022 and must specify which tests will be used in their prize lists. On March 1st, 2022, the 2017 tests will be retired.

WDAA INTRO LEVEL TESTS

WDAA BASIC LEVEL TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 1 TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 2 TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 3 TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 4 TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 5 TESTS

WDAA FREESTYLE TESTS

WDAA THERAPEUTIC RIDING TESTS - THESE WILL REMAIN VALID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Therapeutic Test Guidelines pdf icon

WDAA DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION

2017 TESTS

Show managers have the option of using the 2017 tests or the 2022 tests for shows until March 1st, 2022 and must specify which tests will be used in their prize lists. On March 1st, 2022, the 2017 tests will be retired.

WDAA INTRO LEVEL TESTS

WDAA BASIC LEVEL TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 1 TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 2 TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 3 TESTS

WDAA LEVEL 4 TESTS

WDAA FREESTYLE TESTS

WDAA THERAPEUTIC RIDING TESTS - THESE WILL REMAIN VALID UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


Therapeutic Test Guidelines pdf icon

1/4/2019
– Under Collective Marks, changed the Header from “Errors” to “Remarks” in every non-freestyle test.

2/6/201
– Level 1 Test 3; Changed movement # 7 and 11 to reflect 3-5 strides of jog, rather than 2-3 strides of jog.
– Level 4 Test 4; Changed movement # 9 to reflect “slight right flexion” rather than “slight left flexion”.
– Level 2 Test 4; Changed movement # 10 to reflect “slight right flexion” rather than “slight left flexion”.
– Level 4 ALL Tests; Removed “All jog work must be ridden sitting”.