Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) members, including riders, coaches, officials, and volunteers must conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, and are responsible for their actions in competitions, going to and from competitions, and while at areas hosting competitions. Members are responsible for adherence to IDA competition rules and procedures. In all equestrian sports the well being of the horse shall be above the demands of trainers, riders, owners, organizers, sponsors or officials. In the interests of the horse, the fitness and competence of the rider is essential. All riding and training methods must demonstrate respect for the horse as a living entity and may not include any techniques considered to be abusive or overtaxing of the horse’s ability or fitness.
NOTE: Anyone may approach the steward or show management to report violation(s) to the IDA Code of Conduct. Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in disqualification from an event, loss of points earned at the event and possibly prevent participation at future IDA events at the discretion of show management, show steward and/or IDA Board.