Dressage Tests. Dressage tests are provided by FEI, USEF, and USDF. They are available via the following links:
- FEI Dressage: Prix St. Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, and Grand Prix, and FEI Musical Freestyles.
- FEI Para-Equestrian: All PE dressage tests.
- USEF: Training Level, First Level, Second Level, Third Level, and Fourth Level; Young Horse (USEF 4-yo, FEI 5- & 6-yo); Developing Horse, Brentina Cup, and Dressage Seat Equitation. (You must sign up for a log-in to access the tests - USEF membership is not required.)
- USDF: Introductory Level, Freestyles (1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th), Quadrille, Pas de Deux, Materiale, and Sport Horse Tests. (You must be a USDF member to access the tests.)
Great American Insurance Group (GAIG)/USDFChampionships
The Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships program is designed to promote and recognize the pursuit of excellence by providing a showcase venue for riders within each of the nine USDF regions. Riders can qualify for the Regional Championships by riding in designated qualifying classes at USDF recognized competitions. The Regional Championship competitions provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top horses and riders in their region.
USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal
The USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal will be awarded to the highest scoring adult amateur who meets the eligibility requirements and has obtained a score of at least 60% in a designated Second Level Test Three.
FEI and USEF Young Horse Dressage Program
The Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Program (for 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old horses) promotes the importance of selective breeding and correct training of horses in the United States, and encourages participation of breeders, riders, and trainers of young horses in dressage competition. The purposes of this program are to encourage the properly structured development of young dressage prospects through the training scale; to identify and recognize outstanding talent and the training of international-caliber horses; and to prepare these horses for future careers at the FEI level and participation on U.S. High Performance teams.
USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship
Open to horses aged 7-9 years with an Application of Intent filed with USEF. The USEF National Developing Horse Dressage Championship will return to Lexington, Kentucky in September 2008, in conjunction with the Markel/USEF National Young Horse Dressage Championships. This program for 7- to 9-year-old horses at the FEI Prix St. Georges level continues USEF’s initiative to recognize up-and- coming dressage talent, not only for riders, but also for horses. This Championship is the next step in encouraging the development our future High Performance and Team horses," explains Gil Merrick, USEF Managing Director of Dressage and High Performance Dressage.
USEF Brentina Cup Championship
The “Brentina Cup” Championship is conducted under the auspices of the Federation Rule Book. The purpose is to assist US Young Riders make the transition to Senior Gran Prix competitors. Qualifier classes use the USEF Young Adult “Brentina Cup” Test. Riders must be USEF active members in good standing. They are eligible from the beginning of the calendar year in which they reach the age of 20 until the end of the calendar year in which they reach age 28. In order to compete, a rider must submit an “Application of Intent” with the USEF.
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