2017 WDAA/USEF Judges Education Seminar – REGISTRATION FULL


The WDAA Western Dressage Judge’s Education Seminar is open to everyone. From those that want to learn more about Western Dressage to licensed Dressage, Western, and breed judges. During the judges seminar, participants will learn about a judge’s perception of gaits, impulsion, rider position and seat in western tack, correct and effective use of aids, and harmony between riders and horses of different breeds and styles. The seminar focuses on the evaluation of horse and rider combinations, scoring tests, and providing correctly worded comments.

To apply for a Western Dressage Judges License, the 3-part Western Dressage Judges Education Program must be completed.

The first part is attending the WDAA/USEF Judges Seminar, including a USEF rules test held once every year in January or February. Judges Seminar attendance is mandatory before one can proceed to the next two parts.

The second part of the program is Apprentice Judging. All candidates will be asked to complete Apprentice Judging opportunities with USEF-licensed Western Dressage judges at a minimum of 3 USEF Western Dressage competitions.

The third part is the Online Judging where applicants will judge 16 videoed ridden tests. These tests will then be reviewed by judge evaluators. The Online Judging has a fee of $220.00.

Once all 3 of these parts have been completed, a candidate may apply to USEF for licensing. Please contact loinquiry@usef.org with any licensing questions. Or go to https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/LicensedOfficials/natlicInfo.aspx for more information on obtaining a Western Dressage USEF Judges License.

2017 WDAA/USEF Judges Seminar Registration

Feb 8th and 9th 2017
Hilton Garden Inn
7675 E Union Ave.
Denver, CO 80237

(303) 770 4200 – For call in reservations use code “WDA”.

Please book your rooms right away at the following link, block pricing ends Jan 16th. http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/D/DENTRGI-WDA-20170207/index.jhtml

2017 WDAA Membership is required for registration go to www.westerndressageassociation.org/register to join WDAA.

Registration Fees for those interested in pursuing their USEF Western Dressage Judges Card, or renewing an existing WD card.

$350.00 Registration (no later than Jan 15th 2017)

$425.00 Late Registration Jan 16th – Feb 6th 2017

Auditor Registration Fees for those that would like to learn about how your horses should be judged and what WDAA/USEF educated WD judges are looking for, we are pleased to offer an opportunity to be a spectator and audit the seminar.

$225.00 Registration (no later than Jan 15th 2017)

$275.00 Late Registration Jan 16th- Feb 6th 2017

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday, February 7th, 6:00PM – Welcome Reception/Seminar Check-in/Equipment viewing

Wednesday, February 8th, and Thursday, February 9th – Intensive study via group discussion, class room education, video, scoring using proper language, testing, plus hands on with legal and non-legal equipment.

Friday, February 10th – departure, please plan to stay Thursday evening the seminar will fill 2 long days.

USEF Rules Test plus the complete schedule will be emailed after the first of the year.

For USEF licensing information please contact loinquiry@usef.org

For registration information please contact Dini Swanson at dini@westerndressageassociation.org