Intercollegiate Dressage Association’s Objective
IDA is affordable and fun with established teams on the East Coast, West Coast, and in the Midwest and Canada. College students interested in dressage are encouraged to start teams at their schools. IDA provides support for new teams through regional leadership and assistance grants.
Regional competitions lead to the National Championships each year. Riders may compete as a collegiate team or as an individual riding tests from the USDF Introductory Level through First Level. Dressage Seat Equitation and Quiz Challenge are also offered throughout the year leading to the National Championships in April.
If you are a new team registering for the first time, please have your coach register first and register the team. NEW TEAM
If you are re-registering an existing team for this competition year please have your coach click here EXISTING TEAM
Student riders can only register or re-register after the team has been created on our website.
At IDA shows collegiate riders in teams of four, compete at Introductory Level (Intro A & Intro B), Lower Training Level (Intro C & Training Level Test 1), Upper Training Level (Training Level Test 2 & 3), and First Level. Host colleges provide the horses used during competitions which adds to the challenge and sportsmanship of the competition. The IDA is divided into regions for the purpose of intercollegiate competition, and individual and team points are earned towards regional standings and qualification for national finals.
IDA is affiliated with the United States Dressage Federation and adheres closely to the US Equestrian Federation rules. IDA is funded by member dues, contributions and sponsorships.
IDA Code of Conduct
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.