WDAA Tests – Valid From 2017 Until Further Notice

2017 WDAA Western Dressage Tests for ALL BREEDS

These tests can be used for training or showing purposes. Western Dressage Rules and Tests are based in Dressage fundamentals and showcase applications for the Working Western Horse. Our Western Dressage Tests are designed with progressive elements to showcase the developing skill of horse and rider.

Be sure to take advantage of the Horse Lifetime Points and Awards Program; it tracks points achieved by a horse with their riding partner throughout their Western Dressage career. If you are organizing a show, be sure to get it recognized. The Western Dressage Association® of America has developed a show recognition process to allow participation in the WDAA Horse Lifetime Points and Awards Program. Only approved competitions that are recognized by WDAA will be eligible for participation in the WDAA Horse Lifetime Awards Program as well as future WDAA award programs. Members of Western Dressage Association of America may post events on its Events Calendar. These events must be Western Dressage-related events and may include clinics, shows, trail rides, or social events, such as meetings. Get your event added to the calendar.

*Please see below for an explanation of revisions. Although revisions were made following their approval, the tests are the current versions (2017).

WDAA Intro Level Tests

WDAA Basic Level Tests

WDAA Level 1 Tests

WDAA Level 2 Tests

WDAA Level 3 Tests

WDAA Level 4 Tests

WDAA Therapeutic Riding Tests

Therapeutic Test Guidelines pdf


WDAA Freestyle Tests

WDAA Seat Equitation Tests

WDAA Test Explanation of Revisions

– Under Collective Marks, changed the Header from “Errors” to “Remarks” in every non-freestyle test.

– Level 1 Test 3; Changed movement # 7 and 11 to reflect 3-5 strides of jog, rather than 2-3 strides of jog.
– Level 4 Test 4; Changed movement # 9 to reflect “slight right flexion” rather than “slight left flexion”.
– Level 2 Test 4; Changed movement # 10 to reflect “slight right flexion” rather than “slight left flexion”.
– Level 4 ALL Tests; Removed “All jog work must be ridden sitting”.

-All Level 1 Tests, changed “The working jog must be ridden sitting.” to “The working jog may be ridden sitting.”

– Freestyle Level 1; Time allotted changed from 5:00 minutes to 5:30 minutes.