Show Calendar and Information

Local show calendar 2021

August:
7th – Yarra Yarra August #1, Dublin
8th – Yarra Yarra August #2, Dublin
14th – 15th SLO CDS Fall Fling/Central RAAC, Paso Robles
14th – Greenville Dressage #3, Livermore
15th – Greenville Dressage #4, Livermore
20th – 21st – Starr Vaughn Summer II, Elk Grove
27th – 29th – Starr Vaughn Finale/Northern RAAC, Elk Grove
28th – 29th – Osierlea Dressage, San Juan Bautista

September:
12th – Yarra Yarra September Dressage, Dublin
18th – PEC Horse Park Dressage And Breed Show, Wilton
22nd – CDS/USDF Regional Championships, Rancho Murieta

October:
16th – 17th Foothills Fall Classic, Wilton
22nd and 23rd – Dunnigan Hills Dressage, Woodland
23rd – 24th – PEC Fall Finale CDS and Western Dressage
30th & 31st – Greenville Dressage #5 and #6, Livermore

November:
5th – 6th – Osierlea Dressage, San Juan Bautista
6th – 7th – Fall Dressage Derby, Vacaville
13th – 14th – Starr Vaughn Equestrian Fall Dressage/Legis League Finals & Junior Invitational, Elk Grove

Greater California Shows

Register for CDS Regional Adult Amateur Competition

Register for JR / YR Championship Show North or South

Register for CDS Annual Championship Show

 

2022 Calendar Coming Soon

Qualifying Requirements

RAAC (Regional Adult Amateur Competition)

-Riders must be current members of CDS and must have a USEF Amateur Card. (USEF cards are available to anyone with being required to join USEF)

-Championship scores will not count toward qualifying

-The horse owner must be a current member of CDS

-Qualification is for an amateur rider and horse combination

-Qualification period: cut-off date to cut-off date. Final date to qualify will be the close of business 12 calendar days prior to the show dates

-Amateurs who qualify MAY compete in ONLY ONE Regional Competition, either North-Central-South.

Qualification scores must be earned at CDS recognized or *** recognized shows and are as follows:

3 scores from 2 different judges at Introductory C of 65% or higher at Intro C offered at Novice Level only

3 scores from 2 different judges at Training Level of 60% or higher, any test

3 scores from 2 different judges at 1st Level of 60% or higher, any test

3 scores from 2 different judges at 2nd Level of 60% or higher, any test

3 scores from 2 different judges at 3rd Level of 60% or higher, any test

3 scores from 2 different judges at 4th Level of 60% or higher, any test

3 scores from 2 different judges at PSG of 60% or higher

3 scores from 2 different judges at Int-1 of 60% or higher.

CDS Jr Championships

A horse/rider combination must be a current member, as well as the owners, at the time scores are earned and must achieve the following for qualification at the various levels for the CDS Junior Championships. Qualifying dates run from cut-off date to cut-off date. Juniors and Young Riders may qualify at all levels.

Training Level   3 scores of 62% or better with two different judges
First Level          3 scores of 60% or better with two different judges
Second Level    3 scores of 57% or better with two different judges
Third Level         3 scores of 57% or better with two different judges
Fourth Level       3 scores of 57% or better with two different judges
FEI /JR               3 scores of 57% or better with two different judges
FEI /YR              3 scores of 57% or better with two different judges
FEI Levels 3 scores of 57% or better with two different judges

Previous Junior Champions and Reserve Championship may not compete at the Junior Championships at the same level with the same horse at Training, or First Level. Prize lists are now online when available: www.california-dressage.org.
Rider and Owner must be CDS members for scores to count toward any CDS program

Annual Show/Region 7 Championships

CDS will require a nomination fee of $25 PER HORSE/RIDER COMBINATION – for Horse of the Year classes. The nomination fee can be paid at any time before the closing date. The CDS Young Horse Futurity will be held in conjunction with the CDS Championship Show. In order to qualify for the CDS Championships you must be a current CDS member. Rider and Owner must be a member in good standing at the time you earn your qualifying scores. Scores must be earned during the current show season at CDS recognized shows. The CDS Central Office automatically records scores earned by members during the current show season at CDS recognized shows. It is recommended that each competitor keep his own yearly show record to verify against CDS records at the end of the show year.

The qualifying dates are from September 1, 2020 to August 30, 2021.
Three divisions will be offered at the CDS Championship Show: Open and Adult Amateur at Training through Grand Prix and JuniorYoung Rider: Training Level through Prix St Georges. Freestyle classes are open divisions. Open Division: Open to all competitors. Adult Amateur Division: Open to competitors holding an USEF Adult Amateur card and who are 22 years and over of age. Juniors and Young Riders: Open to competitors 21 years of age and under. You need to declare your division at the time you enter the Championship Show. There will be no cross entering of divisions.
Last Day to Qualify August 30, 2021. Entries must be received by August 30, 2021.
Rider and Owner must be current CDS members in order for the scores to count. Riders may earn qualifying scores in any test of the level. The OPEN Horse of the Year class will be ONE RIDE of the highest level, judged by two judges.
CDS Overall Adult Amateur Championship Classes
Amateur riders will compete in two classes to determine the CDS Overall Adult Amateur Champion in Training – Fourth Level. The CDS Overall Adult Amateur Championship will be determined by combining the percentage of the two tests.

CDS JR/YR Overall Champion
JR/YR riders will compete in two classes to determine the CDS Overall Junior/Young Rider Champion in Training – Fourth Level.
A horse-rider combination must achieve the following for qualification for the CDS Championship Show:

Training Level Am 5 scores 63% or better 4 different judges,
Horses must be at least four years of age
Training Level JRYR 5 scores 63% or better 4 different judges,
Horses must be at least four years of age
Training Level Open 5 scores 65% or better 4 different judges,
Horses must be at least four years of age
First Level-Am 5 scores 62% or better 4 different judges
First Level-JRYR 5 scores 62% or better 4 different judges
First Level Open 5 scores 64% or better 4 different judges
Second Level/Am 5 scores 61% or better 4 different judges
Second Level JRYR 5 scores 61% or better 4 different judges
Second Level 5 scores 63% or better 4 different judges
Third Level/Am 5 scores 60% or better 4 different judges
Third Level JRYR 5 scores 60% or better 4 different judges
Third Level 5 scores 62% or better 4 different judges
Fourth Level/Am 5 scores 60% or better 4 different judges
Fourth Level JRYR 5 scores 60% or better 4 different judges
Fourth Level 5 scores 62% or better 4 different judges
PSG/Am 3 scores 60% or better 2 different judges
PSG JRYR 3 scores 60% or better 2 different judges
PSG 3 scores 62% or better 2 different judges
Int – 1/ Am 3 scores 60% or better 2 different judges
Int – 1 3 scores 62% or better 2 different judges
Int – 2 / Am 3 scores 60% or better 2 different judges
Int – 2 3 scores 60% or better 2 different judges
G P 3 scores 60% or better 2 different judges
G P / Am 3 scores 60% or better 2 different judges
Freestyles (1st-4th) 2 scores 64% or better 2 different judges
Freestyles (INT-1-GP) 2 scores 62% or better 2 different judges
When two (2) or more judges score a single ride, the combination of judges counts as ONE judge and the average of their scores counts as ONE score.
The top two (2) Horse-Rider combinations that have competed in the Horse of the Year CDS Championships Competition at Training and Level I are NO LONGER ELIGIBLE to compete at those levels for CDS awards. Freestyles excepted. They may, however, compete for USEF and USDF awards at those levels.