2017 Group Apprentice Judging

First come, first served. All information must be completed for registration to be confirmed. This program is only available to those that have attended a WDAA/USEF Judges Seminar.

A Group Apprentice Judging will be held at the WDAA Western Dressage World Championship Show Sept 28th – Oct 1st, 2017 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK. USEF WD “R” Licensed Judge/Clinicians are: Joyce Swanson, Joanne Coy and Stephanie Soule, two of which will be submitting Apprentice Evaluation Forms for each Applicant to USEF. Apprentices must provide their own scribe.

The 2018 WDAA/USEF Judges Seminar will be held Feb 6th – 8th in Denver Colorado. The host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn – Denver Tech Center. The room block has not been set up yet. Registration for the seminar will be open in the next few months, attendees are required to attend the entire program so plan on arriving mid-day on the 6th and not leaving until late night on the 8th.

Fee $650.00.

Payment information: Pay by Paypal with online registration or make checks payable to WDAA.

*** Note, applications sent by mail with a check may cause a delay in registration, this is a first come first served opportunity, a maximum of 24 apprentices will be accepted. Send mailed in application to: WDAA PO Box 2349, Parker CO 80134.

This program will include:

  • Four lunches for 4 days, additional lunches for scribes can be ordered prior to the event.
  • All printed tests for use during judging.
  • Sideline judging, group and individual discussion and instruction.
  • Instruction on use of proper terminology; the apprentice group will learn how to work with scribes and develop remarks that are easily written by the scribe.
  • An introduction to construction of understandable and helpful learning comments for exhibitors.
  • Practice judging for the collective classes (Suitability, Hack, and Equitation on the Rail). Attendance is mandatory.
  • Practice in completing test score sheets which will be reviewed by the clinicians directing the program.
  • Observation and judging of gaited horses to learn consistency of gaits related to Western Dressage.
  • This program counts for 2 Apprentice Judging opportunities toward a USEF Western Dressage Judges license.

Hotel Accommodations

Participants are encouraged to make hotel reservations ASAP. Our Host Hotel is La Quinta Inn & Suites located at 200 Meline Drive, Edmond, OK 73034 (405) 513-5353. Pricing is $104/night + tax.

To make hotel reservations:

Call the front desk at (405) 513-5353 and ask to book a room under the “Apprentice Judge Group WDAA” group.

Reservations must be made prior to Friday, August 4th, 2017 to insure availability and discount opportunity. Price includes -Free Breakfast, -Free Wi-Fi, -Free Parking, -indoor heated saltwater pool, guest laundry, fitness center, plus much more.

To register fill out the online application below or download the printable form.

2017 Group Apprentice Judging Online Application

  • Price: $650.00