CONFEDERATION - SHOW INFORMATION

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.

For other forms related to shows, please go to:

https://www.confederationwe.us/forms/


COMPETITION LEVELS 

(please review the rulebook for more information).


Note:  The competition year runs from December 1 through November

TYPES OF SHOWS

COMPETITION LEVELS AND REGIONS Note: The competition year runs from December 1 through November

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 earned in B rated competitions result in points earned toward required advancement and 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 and 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. 2.4 Regional Championships Regional championships may be held in any of the defined regions. Regional championships can be held no more frequently than once per year per region, but are not required to be held every year. Organizing associations designate the qualifying period. 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 qualifying period. At the qualifying competition, the combination must have competed in the level for which they are qualifying, have successfully completed all trials, and scored an average minimum of 58% in 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.

Schooling 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 B-rated shows are the standard competition offered throughout the U.S. Scores earned in B rated competitions result in points earned toward required advancement and 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

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 and 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 Regional championships may be held in any of the defined regions. Regional championships can be held no more frequently than once per year per region, but are not required to be held every year. Organizing associations designate the qualifying period. 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 qualifying period. At the qualifying competition, the combination must have competed in the level for which they are qualifying, have successfully completed all trials, and scored an average minimum of 58% in 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.

Regions are defined as follows:

1 NW Northwest Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana

2 SW Southwest California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii, U.S. territories in the Pacific

3 NGP Northern Great Plains Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado

4 SGP Southern Great Plains New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana

5 GL Great Lakes Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky

6 NE Northeast New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia

7 SE Southeast Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, U.S. territories in the Atlantic

 

National Championships

National championships can be held no more frequently than once per year, but are not required to be held every year. Organizing associations designate the qualifying period. 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 qualifying period 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 an average minimum of 58% in the Dressage and Ease of Handling trials. Rider eligibility will be based upon the qualifying period designated by the national body 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. Only riders who have lived in the United States for a minimum of 6 consecutive months may compete in national championships. 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.

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