WDAMI suggests that you take the time to familiarize yourself with the governing rules and regulations for Western Dressage. It’s important to read about what is expected of you and your horse during your tests. Below are links to the 2017 tests that you can print out. Also visit our SHOP page where you can purchase all of the tests in wonderful booklet form. The books include diagrams of each movement and are laminated for protection and are good from 2017-2020.
• USEF Western Dressage Division
• USEF Western Dressage Rules
• Gaited Horse Guidelines
• Equipment Guidelines
• Judges Guidelines
• Glossary of Terms
• Show Scoring
• Length of Tests – Guide
• Arena Layout
• 2017 WDAA Tests (official tests that count towards WDAMI Year End Awards – link takes you to the WDAA website)
• 2017 Michigan Medal Tests
The Michigan Medals Tests were written by Instructor, Sue Hughes and her student, Tammi Brandon. Both ladies had a great time writing these tests and they hope you enjoy riding the tests.
Michigan Medals Tests do NOT count toward year end awards at the state or national level at this time. They are not affiliated with USEF, USDF, or WDAA. They may be ridden as Test of Choice.
Each test level consists of two pages. Please take care in downloading and running off the tests to make sure you have the correct pages for the test/s:
Michigan Medals Test 2017 Intro page 1
Michigan Medals Test 2017 Intro page 2
Michigan Medals Test 2017 Basic page 1
Michigan Medals Test 2017 Basic page 2
Michigan Medals Test 2017 Level 1 page 1
Michigan Medals Test 2017 Level 1 page 2
Where to Find Help!
WDAMI has compiled a list of people qualified to help you get started in Western Dressage. From judges to trainers, you will find people here willing to help you all across Michigan. If you don’t see someone in your area, feel free to contact the closest one and see if they can help you find a qualified person.
When going to a schooling show to be eligible for the WDAMI Year-End awards, Scores must come from judges who are USDF “L-grad” or USEF “r”, “R”, “S” or FEI judge or a USEF Western Dressage “r” or “R” judge.
The people listed as Train the Trainers™ graduate have completed the Train the Trainers™ clinic, and have a Certificate of Completion as well as the use of the “Proud Graduate of Train the Trainers™ logo,” thereby putting them into a small and elite group of equine professionals who have taken the time and expense to become more educated about Western Dressage. The WDAA and WDAMI do not endorse or certify any trainer or judge.