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**NEW FOR 2021!!** We are offering WNYDA Challenge Series classes. For more information, please see www.wnyda.org/Awards/awards.html
Please note, if entered in these classes you must follow USEF tack and formal attire rules: files.usef.org/assets/VqIPYDBJxJA/2016dressageattireequipmentbooklet.pdf
Questions? Megan by email or phone 585-368-8421
What is Twilight Dressage?
Twilight Dressage is a schooling show series that is held on a Tuesday evening in June, July and August. It typically runs from 4 pm - 8 pm during the months of June and July and 3 pm - 7 pm in August.
You can choose to ride any USDF dressage test or USEA eventing dressage test that is current for the competition year. There will be two sand rings and a third small grass ring if needed.
Most judges are volunteers who ride and/or teach at second level or above, but some are recognized USDF judges.
Tests will be scored with comments, but not totaled. Riders are given their tests, but no ribbons are awarded to help keep costs down.
In the case of inclement weather, the show may be rescheduled or cancelled. Check the homepage of this website for information on cancellation.
Location, Dates, and Dress
We are very fortunate to be able to use the sand rings at Hideaway Farm for these shows. Look for the GVRDC sign on Roots Tavern Road for the entrance.
For the traditional classes riders are required to wear boots, breeches and approved helmets. Otherwise, dress comfortably for the weather. These are true schooling shows. The format is very informal.
For our WNYDA Challenge series classes, formal attire and tack following USEF rules are required. There is no TD, judges will help you understand rules and tack - this is a great segue to recognized shows. Classes are eligible for Year End Awards for WNYDA members.
The closing date for entries is the Friday before the show. The ride times will be posted on the website and social media pages on the Sunday prior to the show. Just show up, check in with the ring steward, warm up and ride your test. Tests will be available to pick up, but will not be totaled.
* Please note to bring your own water for the horses
* Warm up is on grass, 2 sand rings with grass ring as needed.
2021 competition dates are:
Where to find copies of the current Dressage Tests:
For USEA tests: https://useventing.com/events-competitions/resources/dressage-tests
For USDF/USEF tests: https://www.usdf.org/downloads/forms/2019.asp