Last year IDA and USDF partnered for the first time to create the USDF quiz challenge. The first year we only had schools participate that were coming to Nationals as that was where the test took place. This year the competition is open to all riders, however, the final test will be given at Nationals. We are hoping to expand and improve upon this idea each year. Please read the details below and contact Ginger Henderson if you have any questions! This is a great way to encourage our riders to get in and study classical dressage theory-an important part of the educational mission of IDA. In addition, the prizes are shaping up to be quite good-we are hoping the grand prize is an extended training session with a noted dressage professional. Please follow the detailed steps below to enter:
1. Must join USDF by February 15th. If you are already a USDF member you do not have to join again! Please sign up for the $10 youth educational membership. If you are over 21 you need to contact Victoria Trout directly and she will give you the $10 rate. Victoria Trout firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Test material will come from e-trak indepth study: seat and position and rider aides. The championship test will also cover the classical training material on e-trak.
3. Email Ginger at email@example.com to register for the test. Include your contact info and your current competition level. Directions for the online test will be sent March 1st.You will be able to take it between March 1-15.
4. The top 5 at each level will be announced as qualifiers for nationals on March 18th.
5. Final test will be held at Nationals. Top prize at each level and one grand prize awarded.