DIVISIONSYoung Rider - Riders are eligible to compete as Young Riders until the end of the calendar year in which they turn 21. For example: Rider A turns 21 on Jan 2 and Rider B turns 21 on December 2. They can both show as Young Riders until the end of the year in which they turned 21.
Novice - This division is often confusing. Within, MDA, this division applies to the rider and not the horse. Experienced riders with young and/or green horses are not eligible for this division - see Young Horse division below. Adult riders in this division may not have earned more than 5 scores above 60%. This division is intended for adul beginners and inexperienced adult riders to gain confidence without the pressure of competing against more experienced riders. As a rider, you know your skill level and experience.
Open - This division applies to most of our riders. Open division starts at the beginning of the calendar year in which one turns 22 and does not have an age limit. This applies to those who ride and train for money as well as those who ride and show for pleasure.
New in 2011: Young Horse - This division is for adult riders from the Open division showing young horses at Intro, Training, and First levels. This is not meant to substitute or act as a preparation for the FEI Young Horse Tests, but rather provide an avenue for our competitors to bring out their young horses to compete against their equine peers. The age of the horse will be verified by one of two means: 1) using the date of birth stated on his/her registration papers, or 2) if the horse is not registered we will use the age stated on his/her Coggins test. Note: if using the Coggins test as a verification for age, the test must have been drawn in the competition year. In other words, if you are identifying your horse as a 5 year old for the 2012 season, his Coggins must have been drawn in 2012. The are requirements are as follows: Intro Level: 5 years old and under, Training Level: 6 years old and under, First Level: 6 years old and under. If you plan to show in the Young Horse division, contact the Schooling Show Chairman to submit your age verification. This only needs to be done once per show season.
2013 MDA Schooling Show Class List
FEI TOC is to include All Prix St Georges, Intermediaire, and Grand Prix Tests only MDA. MDA uses the latest USEF and USDF tests. Consult your Region 1 Omnibus or contact USEF or USDF for the latest tests.
Riders may enter the same class twice HOWEVER the second ride will automatically be ridden Hors Concours H/C.
TOC (test of choice): Riders may enter this class more than once but they must also ride a different test with each entry. Competitors must specify test numbers on their entry form.