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

The WDAA 2017 tests were retired March 1, 2022. Only WDAA 2022 tests can be used in western dressage classes.

Tests are formatted to be printed out on legal-size paper (8.5 x 14 inches)

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


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WDAA DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION

Summary of test revisions

Level 1 Freestyle: 4/5/2022 Total points correction on cover page only.

Level 2 Test 2: 3/30/2022Movement 15 clarification that the collect jog begins at V. Changed sidepass from 4 steps to 4 strides.

Level 2 Test 4: 2/15/2022Changed sidepass from 4 steps to 4 strides.

Level 2 Freestyle: 1/7/2022Movement 10 has had the verbiage "through the jog" removed.  And now states only "Simple change of lead".

Level 3 Freestyle: 4/26/2022Total points correction on cover page only.

Level 4 Freestyle: 4/26/2022Added L|R to movements 9 & 10.  Removed L|R from box 11.  Corrected total points on cover page.

Level 5 Test 1: 12/10/2021 Added "Left Lead" to movement #1 to clarify the lead to take from the halt.

Level 5 Test 3: 12/10/2021 Added "Left Lead" to movement #1 to clarify the lead to take from the halt.