Mini Shows

Mini-shows are a fun way for our members to strut their stuff for awards and improve your riding with feedback from “L” and higher judges. In addition to the standard USDF Dressage tests, we also welcome Leadline, Western and Eventing tests to be ridden.

2020 is the first year to offer the USDF Regional School Show Awards Program - providing national recognition for the hard work put in by riders in these regional schooling shows. More information, including forms and rules, available here.


In order to protect our members and volunteers, CTDS has put together a protocol plan for upcoming mini shows. We will also be requiring completion of a COVID pre-screen form within 24 hours prior to CTDS events (designed for your smartphone). Click here to read more.

Season Schedule and Results

Rules to Read

Test Information

Leadline Tests

Dressage Seat Equitation

The purpose of the Dressage Seat Equitation is to promote and reward correct seat, position and use of aids in dressage for all riders. Riders will be judged (as a group) at the medium walk, working trot (sitting and rising) and working canter in both directions. The judge has the option of asking for independent execution of certain movements. Judges can also ask for but are not limitied to: 

  • Free walk 
  • Leg yield
  • Trot lengthening and/or canter lengthening
  • Riding without stirrups
  • Change of direction across the diagonal, down center line, across the arena and/or by making a half-circle at the the walk or trot.

This class is exempt from the 3 ride maximum.

Mini Show Questions?

Upcoming Mini Shows

14 Sep 2024 8:00 AM • Williamson County Expo, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail Taylor, TX
19 Oct 2024 8:00 AM • Rolling Ridge Stables, 16016 Decker Lake Rd, Manor, TX 78653

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