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CSDEA Dressage Festival & Championship

Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Sunday, September 22, 2019
Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo, MN
Lake Elmo, MN  
Kristie M O'Shea
703-851-5852 (p)
Recognized Dressage Show
Registration is required
Members pay for their own charges

Download Stabling here: TBD

Download Ride Times on Saturday here: TBD

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USEF/USDF Recognized # 716, USEF/USDF Level 2, CSDEA Recognized


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*2019 CSDEA Dressage Festival & Championship*
September 21-22, 2019
Opening Date: August 1st --- Closing Date: September 6th 

Saturday Competition: Single entries welcome, *OR* you may be part of the TEAM
CHALLENGE. Teams must consist of three horse/rider combinations. No horse or rider
can ride twice for the same team; no combination can compete on two teams; no more
than two FEI combinations per team; no more than one professional rider per team.
Team riders may compete at any level. Freestyle classes do not count for the team
challenge. Single team members are also allowed to ride at different levels. The lowest
single score of the team will be dropped. The remaining scores will be handicapped
according to the scale listed below the class listing, and averaged to obtain a team
score. Scratches or eliminations for any reason will be considered a zero score and
counted as either the low drop score for the team, or handicapped and computed into
the team average score if more than one scratch/elimination occurs on a team. Please
provide team name on each entry. Team Sponsorship money goes into a “pay back pot”;
winning team will get 60%, second place 25%, third place 15%.

Sunday Championships: Open to all riders, with one qualifying score from any USEF recognized
show from the current show season as follows: Youth Training*: 58% or
higher; Training & First Level- 60% or higher; Second thru Fourth Level- 58% or higher,
FEI- 56% or higher. Copy of qualifying test must be submitted with entry, and must not
be from an Opportunity class. The highest test at each level will be your test for the
“Championship” class. Classes may be combined or split depending on entries. Tests
must be ridden from memory and whips are allowed. Championship classes are to test
the rider’s skill and the horse’s training, therefore ONLY THE QUALIFIED RIDER MAY RIDE
THE QUALIFIED HORSE ON CHAMPIONSHIP DAY (except for a groom on a long rein).
Note: Rides from prior year CSDEA Festival do not fall within the current show season.
Musical Freestyle: First level and above, please designate level on entry. Please submit a
qualifying freestyle test copy with entry. Qualifying score requirements same as above.
*Youth Training Championship: Riders under 15 years of age at January 1 of the current
year may compete in their own Youth Training Championship.

Awards – Saturday: Hays Companies will award a prize to each member of the winning
team. CSDEA will award ribbons through sixth place for all classes.
In order to honor our sponsors, presence at the Awards Ceremony is mandatory for all
Team Challenge winners. We request you be in formal attire and mounted or forfeit
first/second/third place awards. Awards presentation will be at the end of the day.
Awards – Sunday: Great American Insurance Co. will provide an award for each
Championship and Freestyle Class where a minimum score of 57% is achieved by the
winning rider. A custom dressage or jumping saddle valued between $2800-$3100 will
be awarded to the highest scoring individual CHAMPIONSHIP rider (Freestyle, Quadrille,
Pas de Deux ride scores are not included) on Sunday, courtesy of
(score handicapping is shown following class list). CSDEA will award ribbons through
sixth place for all classes.
In order to honor our sponsors, presence at the Awards Ceremony is mandatory for all
Championship class winners. We request you be in formal attire and mounted or forfeit
first/second place award. Awards presentation will be at lunch and at the end of the day.

26th Annual Festival Under the Stars
Everyone is invited to join us for a wonderful evening of dressage under the stars (under
lights, actually, as we can’t guarantee the stars....) beginning at 7:00 PM on Saturday.
We’ll have an evening of exhibition rides, quadrilles, and musical freestyles! Here’s your
chance to be in the spotlight! Start planning your ride now!
Exhibition rides include (but are not limited to): Pas de Deux, Pas de Trois, Costumed
Rides, Quadrille, Vaulting, or that unconventional Musical Freestyle you’ve always wanted
to do! Join others in your barn and create an entertaining performance.
Use your imagination, and help make dressage a spectator sport at the Festival!
There is no entry fee for exhibition rides. All riders must wear helmets.
Contact Heather Salden for an application at (612) 360-0848 or

Please contact Kristie O’Shea with any questions about the 2019 CSDEA Dressage Festival and Championships – 703-851-5852 or


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