CVACTA Combined Test & Dressage Show

CVACTA Combined Test & Dressage Show

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          2018 Combined Test & Dressage Show Series Prizelist


Show Date:  May 19, 2018:  Oakdale Equestrian Center / 5719 Cartersville Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 / Dressage Judge:  Nicky Vogel; Stadium Judge: Emily Painter

         *The closing date is 5/16/18.  Early entries are due by 5/9/18. 


Combined Test Divisions:

All dressage tests for Combined Test Divisions will be ridden in a Small Ring (20M x 40M)

Class #1Training: USEF 2018 Training Test A.  Stadium obstacles maximum height 3’3” / 400 mpm.

Class #2Novice:  USEF 2018 Novice Test A.  Stadium obstacles maximum height 2’11” / 350 mpm.

Class #3Beginner Novice:  USEF 2018 Beginner Novice Test B.  Stadium obstacles maximum height 2’7” / 325 mpm.

Class #4:  Pre-Beginner Novice:  Dressage Test – USEF 2018 Beginner Novice Test A.  Stadium obstacles not to exceed 2’3 / 300 mpm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Class #5:  Advanced Green:  Dressage Test – USDF Introductory Level Test C.  Stadium obstacles not to exceed 2’ / 300 mpm (untimed).                                                                                                           

Class #6:  Cross Rails:  Dressage Test – USDF Introductory Level Test B. Stadium obstacles will be plain cross rails, not to exceed 18” (untimed).                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Class #7:  Tad Poles:  Dressage Test – USDF Introductory Level Test A.  Stadium obstacles will be poles on the ground; not timed. 

Class #8:  Lead Line:  Dressage Leadline Test – Enter at A, walk down centerline.  X halt salute.  C track left, immediately circle 20m at walk, continue at walk to           

E.  E turn left, trot to B.  B walk, turn right.  A down centerline, X halt-salute.  Stadium will be the same as Tad Poles.  Both dressage and stadium will be ridden with a lead rope and a handler. Lead line has no age cap and is open to young riders as well as riders with special needs.  All riders will be awarded medals. 


Dressage Tests:

USDF Introductory Level – Tests A, B & C (2015) - Standard Ring: 20M x 60M

USEF Training Level through Fourth Level  (2015) - Standard Ring: 20M x 60M

USEF Eventing Dressage Tests (2018) through Prelimary Level - Small Ring: 20M x 40M

WDAA (Western Dressage Association of America) Introductory Level through Level 3 - Standard Ring:  20M x 60M


  • Six ribbons awarded in each division. 

  • Horses can cross enter into separate divisions.  

  • Same horse cannot be ridden in the same division by a different rider.

  • Refunds for entries withdrawn prior to closing date with Vet/Medical Certificate.

  • Classes may be combined per the discretion of the Show Manager.

  • Junior and Senior divisions may be split if entries permit. 

  • Riders are eligible as Juniors from the beginning of the calendar year to the end of the calendar year in which they turn 18. 

  • Horse number must be worn at all times. 

  • Attire is casual / Show attire optional

  • Ride times will be available Friday morning before the show.  Ride times will be posted at

  • Complete entries must be submitted prior to closing.  Complete entry includes:  CVACTA 2017 Entry Form; CVACTA 2017 Waiver; Current  

         Coggins; payment made out to CVACTA; and any required show facility waiver.

  • INCOMPLETE Entries WILL NOT be assigned ride times.

  • Our combined training ride times run highest level to lowest level.  Just dressage ride times begin after lunch break.

  • Our shows start at 9:00am

  • Entries close at 65 dressage rides. 

  • There will be a $10 fee for any entry changes submitted after the closing date. 

  • Series Champion and Reserve Awarded at our Year End Awards Banquet.

  • All CVACTA competitions follow USEF Rules.    

  • ASTM-certified helmet required at all times while mounted.

  • ONLINE ENTRIES available at