WDAMI Year End Award Programs
Board Approved March 21, 2019. Effective March 22, 2019. Board Revised November 14, 2019. Effective November 15, 2019.
Champion and Reserve Champion at each Level and in each division noted below will receive a certificate and ribbon. All placings from 1st to 6th will receive a certificate of placing. The following Level/Divisions are available:
Intro – Open, Adult Amateur, Junior
Basic – Open, Adult Amateur, Junior
Level One – Open, Adult Amateur, Junior
Level Two – Open, Adult Amateur, Junior
Level Three – Open, Adult Amateur, Junior
Level Four – Open, Adult Amateur, Junior
• Riders must be members in good standing with both WDAMI and WDAA at the time the scores are
earned. Membership must be received prior to earning scores which will be used for year-end awards
• Membership is effective the day the correct application and payment is received.
Open – Open to all members; no age restriction.
Adult Amateur – Members are eligible as Adult Amateurs beginning with the competition year in which they turn 18 years of age provided they are not involved in activities cited in USE Rule GR1306 which would render them to be professionals.
Junior – Individuals are eligible as Juniors until the end of the competition year (ends on Oct. 31) in which they reach the age of 18 (USE WD102.3a). If the rider’s birthday is November 1, assume the greater year. Please provide WDAMI date of birth (DOB) on membership & on Rider Report Form.
Note – Adult Amateur and Junior divisions are separate divisions and are mutually exclusive. There can be no crossover between the two.
Scores may be from any schooling show held in Michigan, including WDAA Recognized Schooling Shows and USE Western Dressage Lite Shows, open to all riders and horse breeds. Scores from recognized USE/WD shows may not be used for awards or certificates. Closed breed shows are not eligible.
All tests must be current USE/WD tests. Tests may be found on the WDAA or USE websites. Tests shall be ridden per WDAA & USE rules. Only two consecutive levels for one horse/rider combination will be awarded in a competition year. Each test score can only be used once toward a division championship.