2017 WDAA World Show Information
|Right now, there is no qualification process for the WDAA World Championship Show. We welcome everyone to attend the largest Western Dressage Show in the country.|
Come join us for our 2017 World Championship Show at the Lazy E on September 28–30 and October 1, 2017. Plan to join us all there for the next big WDAA party!WORLD SHOW INFORMATION WDAA WORLD SHOW PRIZELIST WDAA WORLD SHOW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
WDAA wants to thank their generous sponsors of the 2016 Western Dressage World Championship Show; At the brink of every revolution there are the Pioneers who will step up to start the journey, to break a new trail, and cross the divide. Our sponsors have done just that. Our World Show is just around the corner and we have many sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in partnering with the biggest Western Dressage show of the year, please click here for more information: click here to download.
Reflections on the 2016 World Show – by Ellen Dibella
The party is over but everyone is looking forward to next year’s party! The Western Dressage Association® of America held its World Championship Show at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma September 29-30 and October 1-2, 2016. This excellent facility combines large covered and indoor arenas with an outstanding staff all in a park-like setting. Every day began with coffee from Horse Show Consulting and pastry provided by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). WDAA hosted a party for competitors each evening, ranging from a pizza party at the competitors meeting, to a dessert party during freestyles, to a dinner with a DJ, and finally, to a farewell party.
Competitors from 28 states and 3 Canadian provinces brought 176 horses of 31 breeds and crossbreds for 786 rides in tests and rail classes. This was WDAA’s first USEF-licensed competition. Ribbons were presented through 10th place for each class and a jacket went to the first place winner. Other awards, including breed high-point neck ribbons, division tricolors, silver belt buckles, and halters were presented to delighted riders. Several WDAA state affiliates provided high-point awards to competitors from their states. Many generous sponsors made these wonderful awards possible.
Statistics tell only part of the story of this remarkable show. Bill Moroney, CEO of the USEF, spent Friday at the show touring the barn area and visiting with competitors. He watched tests as well as the outstanding freestyle in the evening. Bill judged the tack room and the golf cart competitions; the California affiliate won both with their scary Halloween theme. Bill was delighted with the atmosphere of fun and friendly competition that reminded him of competitions of many years ago.