LICENSE A SHOW

To be considered for medal and awards programs, shows must be sanctioned.  

Please use the form below to request a show sanction form.

Please click on the link below.


COMPETITION LEVELS 

(please review the rulebook for more information).


Note:  The competition year runs from December 1 through November

TYPES OF SHOWS

Schooling Shows

Schooling shows are intended to be low-pressure opportunities for riders and horses to gain experience, practice test and course riding, and get the feel of competition. They provide a valuable opportunity for competitors and judges to gain experience. Schooling shows are not governed or licensed by any U.S. national WE organization. Participation in them does not impact the advancement requirements defined in section 1.8, and no points toward advancement are earned at schooling shows.


B-Rated Shows

B-rated shows are the standard competition offered throughout the U.S. Scores used in B-rated competitions result in points earned toward required advancement.  Scores earned at B-rated competitions are used to determine eligibility for national championship competitions. B-rated competitions may take place over one or more days. B-rated shows may award prize money.

 

A-Rated Shows

An A-rated competition is intended to be a premier competition. Scores earned at A-rated competitions result in points earned toward required advancement. Scores earned at A-rated competitions are used to determine eligibility for national championship competitions. A-rated competitions may take place over two or more days. A-rated shows may award prize money.

 

Regional Championships

Regional championships may be held in any of the defined regions. To be eligible to compete in a regional championship, a horse and rider combination must have competed in at least one B- rated competition within the region within the current competition year. At the qualifying competition, the combination must have competed in the level for which they are qualifying and have successfully completed all trials and scored a minimum of 58% in both the Dressage and EOH trials. Show management may require additional qualification by either scores or accrued points.
Scores earned at regional championships result in points earned toward required advancement. Scores earned at regional championships are used to determine eligibility for national championship competitions. Regional championships may take place over two or more days. Prize money may be awarded. Any horse and rider combination that has won a regional championship three times at a given level is not eligible to compete in subsequent regional championships at that level or below. Masters level riders are excluded from this restriction. Definition of the regions can be found in the rulebook.

 

National Championships

National championships are held once each year at the end of the competition season. To be eligible to compete in a national championship, a horse and rider combination must have competed in at least one A–rated or one B-rated competition within the competition year for which the championship applies. At the qualifying competition, the combination must have competed in the level for which they are qualifying and have successfully completed all trials and scored a minimum of 58% in both the Dressage and Ease of Handling trials. Rider eligibility will be based upon the competition year for which the national championship applies, regardless of whether the championship competition is held after the end of the competition year. This also applies to age limitation of riders and horses. Scores earned at national championship competitions result in points earned toward required advancement. National championships may take place over two or more days. Prize money may be awarded.
Any horse and rider combination that has won a national championship three times at a given level is not eligible to compete in subsequent national championships at that level or below. Masters level riders are excluded from this restriction.