Making a difference
Dear ECRDA Members,
has great news!! In line with
USEF, East Coast Regional Dressage Association is planning a safe return to
competition. ECRDA resuming
sanctioning shows again on July 1, 2020. Please be sure to download
the current entry form as there has been some changes due to the pandemic.
Please be sure to download the current entry form as there has been some changes due to the pandemic.
ECRDA is presenting the following protocols for this competitive season:
· Whenever you are on the grounds of a competition, you will need to wear a mask unless you are riding a horse.
· Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet apart
· Frequently wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
· If you have any symptoms (flu, fever, cough) -Don’t show
· If you are aware that you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive – Don’t show for 14 days!
This has been a difficult time for all of us. And we hope to carefully return to competition. Wishing the best of luck to all with the return to competition. Happy Trails! See you soon!
1. SHOW SEASON AND NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR YEAR END AWARDS:
Since schooling shows had to be suspended due to COVID-19, ECRDA has EXTENDED the 2020 show season until November 15, instead of the usual October 31.
In addition, REQUIREMENTS FOR YEAR END AWARDS, this year only, have been changed to:
a minimum of 2 scores, from 2 different judges, at 2 different shows. One score must be from the highest test of the level. The other score can be from any test of the level. An AVERAGE of the 2 scores will be used to determine placings within each division.
(For this show season only, you do not need 3 scores from 3 different judges, with the median score being used for placings)
Scores that were earned before the suspension will count and be used toward the year end award requirements.
2. By popular demand, ECRDA is now offering a new BITLESS BRIDLE DIVISION:
Horses will be allowed to show with a (leather, Dr. Cook’s) bitless bridle.
The Levels offered:
1. BB Starter Walk-Trot (Intro. Tests A & B)- Please designate Starter Rider or Starter Horse
2. BB Starter Walk-Trot Canter (Intro. Tests B and Training 1) – Please designate Starter Rider or Starter Horse
3. BB Training Level
4. BB First Level
5. BB Second Level
6. BB Third Level
7. BB Fourth Level
8. BB T.O.C. (Test of Choice)
A MUCH ANTICIPATED RULE CHANGE !
New for the 2020 Show Season:
Dressage Association (r) , (R), and (S) judges will be able to judge all levels at any East Coast Regional sanctioned show.
Moreover, starting with this 2020 show season, in East Coast Regional Dressage Association, (L) graduates with 5 years of judging experience at schooling shows will also be permitted to judge all levels, to include FEI, at ECRDA sanctioned shows.
Just a reminder, you only need one score of 55% or higher from the highest test at that level as a part of the prerequisites for a Year End Award. Please read the rule book for the other requirements.
ECRDA now has a year end award for Dressage Seat Equitation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
Join us in honoring you and your equine partner!
ECRDA is offering more medals and awards to honor your hard achievements:
For the Bronze Medal you need 6 scores of 60% or above at any Training Level test. They must be from 3 different judges at 3 different shows.
Two scores of 60% or better at Prix St. George under two different judges will earn the new Platinum Award!
Two scores of 60% or better at at any Intermediate Test
under two different judges will earn the new
Platinum Plus Award!
Two scores of 60% or better at at any Intermediate Test under two different judges will earn the new Platinum Plus Award!
Thank you for being a part of the
East Coast Regional Dressage Association family.
Looking forward to seeing you at the shows!
ECRDA IS NOW INCLUDING WESTERN DRESSAGE CLASSES FOR YEAR END AWARDS!!!!
To qualify for a Western Dressage Year End Award, you must be a member of ECRDA when you entered the classes. You must have shown in three different shows under three different judges. Western Dressage Class scores earned in ECRDA only count for ECRDA year end awards. ECRDA is not affiliated with any other organization for Western Dressage. The rules and regulations for ECRDA will adhere to Western Dressage classes. Licenses and certified dressage judges must be used.
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