ORUSPC Dressage Rally

2018 Qualifying Dressage Rally  --  April 20-22, 2018

Registration Opening Date: March 7, 2018             Closing date: April 7, 2018

DevonWood Equestrian Centre, 25033 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR

ORGANIZING CLUB:  Canterwood Pony Club

RALLY CONTACT:  Kelly Kidd kellyskidd@gmail.com

RALLY REGISTRATION FEES: $175 per competitor.  $700 per full team.  

        Judge(s): Tracy Elway and Kim Barker
        Chief Horse Management Judge: Nancy Maclsaac and Megan McVicker
        Technical Delegate: Naomi Meadows
        Veterinarian for Jog Outs: TBD
        On Call Vet: TBD
        On Call Farrier:  TBD

USPC CHAMPIONSHIPS: This rally is a qualifier for USPC Championships.  Requirements for qualifying are detailed in the USPC Handbook & Rules for Dressage Competition and most recent Dressage Newsletter. Qualifying certifications for this rally are based on the certification of the member as of April 9th, 2018 and qualifying age is as of January 1, 2018.

DRESSAGE TESTS:  USPC uses USDF Introductory Tests, Musical Freestyle Tests, Pas de Deux and Quadrille tests, in addition to USEF and FEI Level Dressage Tests.

All competitors will ride two different 2015 USEF/USDF dressage tests (from the selections listed below) with their third test being one of 3 options: musical freestyle/pas de deux (required for those wanting to qualify), a repeat of their higher level test, or a team Quadrille (please contact show organizer to enter quadrille).  Please note that dressage tests were updated in 2015, be sure to pull down the correct version. 

    Introductory, Freestyle, Quadrille Tests: https://preview.usdf.org/downloads/forms/index.asp?TypePass=Tests

    Training, First, Second, Third and Fourth Level Tests: https://www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/disciplines/dressage/dressage-tests

Western Dressage will be available if there are interested riders.  Please contact the rally organizer directly if you plan to ride a western dressage test.

TEST OPTIONS FOR COMPETITORS to QUALIFY for USPC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Test of choice is mandated dependent on riding level (indicate letter on Entry Form).  

Test Group    Test
QT Training Level - Tests 2 & 3
Q1 First Level - Tests 2 & 3
Q2 Second Level - Tests 2 & 3

Third Level - Tests 2 & 3

Third ride will be either Musical Freestyle or Pas de Deux –Please note on entry

  • At Championships all dressage tests must be ridden from memory.
  • At Championships, participants will ride Test 2 and Test 3 of Training through Fourth Levels.

NON-QUALIFYING COMPETITORS: Choose from the test choices below: (indicate letter on Entry Form)

Test Group Test

Intro Level Test 1 & Intro Level Test 2 twice

I23    Intro Level Test 2 & Intro Level Test 3 twice
I13 Intro Level Test 1 & Intro Level Test 3 twice
T12 Training Level Test 1 & Training Level Test 2 twice

Training Level Test 2 & Training Level Test 3 twice

T13    Training Level Test 1 & Training Level Test 3 twice
F12 First Level Test 1 & First Level Test 2 twice
F23 First Level Test 2 & First Level Test 3 twice
F13 First Level Test 1 & First Level Test 3 twice
S12 Second Level Test 1 & Second Level Test 2 twice

Second Level Test 2 & Second Level Test 3 twice


Second Level Test 1 & Second Level Test 3 twice


Third Level Test 1 & Third Level Test 2 twice


Third Level Test 2 & Third Level Test 3 twice


Third Level Test 1 & Third Level Test 3 twice

NQM Non-Qualifier Musical Freestyle
NQP Non-Qualifier Pas De Deux

HORSEMASTERS:  Horsemaster members will have the opportunity to participate and compete at this Dressage Rally and qualify for Championships in their own division. Please use the same test grouping codes above.

TEAMS: Teams are made up of 3-4 riders and one stable manager.  Teams are allowed to be a mix of youth and horsemaster competitors.  A team of three riders is considered a "short team" and will not have the opportunity to drop a score.  See the USPC Dressage Rulebook for complete details.

ELIGIBILITY:  Unrated and above members in good standing. The horse/pony must be at least 5 years of age and the rider’s regular Pony Club mount.



ACCOMMODATIONS:  Accommodations are the responsibility of the teams. Teams may choose to stay on the grounds Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Camping with electrical hook up at DevonWood: $15 per night or $30 for Fri-Sun
  • Camping with no hookup in DevonWood lower field: $NO CHARGE

STABLING: Each team will be assigned one stall per horse plus an additional feed room and tack room stall. There will be no trailer tack/feed rooms at this rally.  Team stalls will all be located together. Initial bedding (one bale per stall) will be provided, additional bedding can be brought in, and will also be available onsite for sale for $10 per bale.  *No Straw Bedding Allowed.

ARRIVAL:  Horses may be hauled in between 3 PM and 6 PM on Friday.  Please come prepared to put up stall and feed cards upon arrival. Tack rooms may be set-up once horses have been cared for, however tack rooms to be set up by team members only. Parents may help unload supplies from cars and trailers, but may not assist in any other way. The rally will start at 6:00pm on Friday evening with a briefing.

NOTE: Members and/or their horses are not allowed on the property at any time before 3 PM on Friday. Horses may be hand led around the show grounds on Friday between 3PM and 6:00 PM. These areas will be noted by the rally committee upon arrival. There will be no training or riding allowed on Friday.

COACHES: Coaching is allowed, but not required in dressage at all levels. Please limit coaching to two teams per coach, unless permission for more is received from the show organizer.  Each coach must provide a signed coaching form from the most current Dressage rule book and turn it in at the mandatory Coaches meeting.

VOLUNTEERS: Each team is required to furnish a minimum of two volunteers per day who will assist at the rally. With more volunteers involved, volunteer shifts will be shorter. Volunteers will receive an online link to sign up for shifts prior to the rally.

Horse Management Volunteers?: The Oregon Region HMO, Elena Frank, will be scheduling the Horse Management Volunteers for the rally. If you have an adult interested in participating as a Horse Management Volunteers please direct them to Elena at elenaf2020@gmail.com.

CHAPERONES: Each team must be accompanied by a Chaperone and a signed copy of the Chaperone Form must be submitted to the show office upon arrival.  All Chaperones must check in with the Rally Office upon arrival. Chaperones will follow the chaperone guidelines as outlined by USPC.  A Chaperone must be 21 or older and is responsible for the conduct of those competitors in his/her charge. The Chaperone must stay on the Rally Grounds at all times during the rally competition, or must designate another adult to be responsible for the team if he/she must leave; the Rally Office must be notified of this change. Chaperones may NOT be coaches.  Adult competitors do not need a chaperone, but must fill out the emergency contact form.

FOOD: Food will be provided for full day Horse Management Volunteers, OFFICE VOLUNTEERS, SCRIBES, AND OFFICIALS ONLY. All competitors and other volunteers will be responsible for their own meals.  It is likely that DevonWood will have their concession stand open for the duration of the event.  Please confirm this with the rally organizer.

LONGEING: Longeing is allowed as designated by CHMJ. Longeing will only be allowed at times and in the area designated by the CHMJ and a sign-up sheet will be available at the CHMJ office. If a participant needs to longe at a different time they must obtain permission from the CHMJ and be supervised by a person designated by the CHMJ. Participants are responsible for providing their own horse handler. Longeing rules apply. Refer to Horse management rule book for specifics.

BRIEFING: The first official Rally briefing will be a team meeting at 6:00 pm Friday evening. This meeting is open to rally competitors, officials (including Assistant Horse Management Judge’s) and parents. Parents and Chaperones may attend but are not allowed to comment. If there are questions concerning the facilities, etc., parents or chaperones may inquire at the Rally Office.

MISCELLANEOUS: A neutral zone will be located near the rally office for parents and participants use. No smoking, no alcohol, and no dogs allowed on the grounds.


Please complete one entry form per team, catch competitor or horsemaster individual.  Team registration is to be done by your DC or CA or a designated rally organizer.

Dressage Rally Registration Form

Dressage Rally Chaperone Duties Form   Each team is required to have a chaperone.  A signed copy of the chaperone form must be submitted to the show office upon arrival on the show grounds

Dressage Rally Coaches Form   Coaches are not required, however, if a competitor chooses to use a coach they must bring a signed coaches form to the rally and submit it to the show office

Two ways to Pay :

  1. Determine your registration fee. Then click on PayPal button to submit payment.
  2. Send a check to the Regional Treasurer at: Oregon Region Pony Club, 22010 NE 227th Ave, Battleground, WA 98604
Dressage Rally Registration Payment
Club or Team Name


Link to most current Dressage Rulebook, Dressage Newsletter, Horse Management Rulebook, Horse Management Newsletter

Link to rally documents needed including coaching forms, stall card template, feed chart template, etc.

Link to Bio-Security Measures at Rallies

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Please check in at the Rally Office upon Arrival for Final Schedule)

Move in and Tack room set up                3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Competitors Briefing                               6:00 pm     
Horse Inspection                                      7:00 pm
    Competitors and Volunteers on your own for dinner 
Barn closes                                            9:00 pm

Barn open to competitors to feed           6:30 am
Competitors Morning Briefing                  7:00 am 
Formal Start and warm up arena opens   8:00 am
First Round                                             9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Lunch for Competitors and Volunteers
Second Round                                        1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Barn closes                                            TBA

Barn open to competitors to feed         6:30 am
Briefing                                                7:00 am
Warm up Ring open                             7:30 am
Third Round                                        8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Lunch for competitors and volunteers 
Awards                                                3:00 pm