Kansas City Dressage Society
KCDS Dressage Shows

KCDS puts on several recognized dressage shows each year as well as a few schooling shows. Info about our upcoming recognized and schooling shows can be found below.

Shows and Events

2017 KCDS Recognized Show Schedule-

  • May 6-7th- KCDS Dressage at Longview I & II. Judge Jennifer Roth (S) and Melonie Kessler.  More info will be available soon. Click here for results. 

  • July 15-16th- KCDS Summer Dressage I & II at Longview. Judges Sue Kolstad ‘S’  and Sandi Chohany ‘S’Click here for results.
2017 Schooling Show Schedule-

April 22, 2017 
Schooling show at High Point Schooling Show, Olympia Equine Venture, Bucyrus, KS. Click here for the prize list. 

May 20, 2017 
Schooling show at High Point Schooling Show, Olympia Equine Venture, Bucyrus, KS. Click here for the prize list. 

June 24, 2017 Dressage at the Lake at the Missouri State Fair Grounds, Sedalia, MO.

July 14, 2017  Schooling show at Longview Judge- Joyce Hardesty. Click here for results

August 19, 2017 Saddle and Sirloin Club, Kansas City, MO. Click here for results.

October 14, 2017  MVPC Schooling show at Longview. Click here for the prize list 

October 15, 2017  KCDS Championship Schooling show at Longview. Click here for the prize list. 

Schooling Show Changes made in 2016:

After a year of extensive research and discussion, the KCDS Board voted at the February meeting to make changes to the policy related to local schooling shows.  The change is an insurance coverage necessity.  

Each year, the Board studies whether all of the programs that KCDS plans to offer our members are fully covered by our insurance plan.  Our programs change from year to year and so the practices are constantly reviewed and adapted. It was brought to the Board's attention last year that the use of the KCDS name by local schooling shows (not run by KCDS) should be examined.

Several aspects of the policy to allow schooling show use of the KCDS name were researched and many alternatives were proposed and discussed.  The Board felt this issue deserved thorough and careful consideration as protecting our membership while also fully supporting our local dressage community was of the utmost importance.  After careful study, the Board voted to make the following changes:
Schooling shows not run by KCDS will no longer be able to use the KCDS name.  KCDS will continue to support the local schooling shows by promoting them in the newsletter and on the website and encouraging member participation.  KCDS members will be able to use scores for year end awards at Region 4 schooling shows by submitting a copy of the USDF Dressage test judged by an "L" judge or higher.  KCDS members will no longer be able to earn volunteer hours for year end awards, however, by working at one of these local schooling shows.

The KCDS Board, Awards Chair and Volunteer Coordinators are working hard to provide opportunities for members to earn their 8 required hours to qualify for year end award recognition.  Members may still receive volunteer hours by working at the two KCDS Recognized shows and the two KCDS Schooling shows.  Other ways to earn hours are by joining a committee, writing an article for the newsletter, volunteering as a photographer for the newsletter, or attending a Board meeting.

KCDS has a long standing tradition of offering some of the best horse shows in the country. Our recognized shows and schooling shows are a cornerstone of the dressage community in the area.   The KCDS Board will continue to promote all events and programs that support the education and practice of dressage in our region.  

Show Sponsorship Opportunities-


Would you like to sponsor a class or an entire level at one of our shows? If so fill out the form on the right side of this page and send it to Melissa Allen. Feel free to email Melissa with questions. Sponsorship of the entire level (three classes) is $50 or one class for $25. 


Important Horse Show Links-

Below are some important show links, including the USDF, USEF and FEI. There is also a link to dressageshowinfo.com which has a comprehensive list of shows for Region Four and Region Two. It contains prize lists, show results and allows you to register for a show. There are also links to the current dressage tests offered. Click on the Dressage Show Info link for prizlists to additional shows in our region and beyond.

http://www.dressageshowinfo.com  Click here for Regional show info.

http://www.equestrianentries.com Click here for online show entries at many shows.

http://www.showsecretary.com click here for another Regional show resource.

http://www.usdfregionfour.org Click here for Region Four info.

http://www.usdf.org Click here for Intro tests and musical freestyles. 

http://www.usef.org Click here  for Training Level through Fourth Level.

http://www.fei.org click this link for FEI dressage test. Click here for FEI Para dressage tests. 


http://www.usef.org click here for Western Dressage tests.

http://www.westerndressageassociation.org Click here for more info. 

http://www.foshgaitedsporthorse.com/gaited-dressage/ Click here for info on Gaited Dressage.

USEF Equine Vaccination Rule

From the USEF Communications Department
Lexington, Ky. - In January, the USEF Board of Directors approved an addition to the rule book, which outlines equine vaccination requirements at licensed competitions. Beginning December 1, 2015, all horses entering the grounds of a Federation-licensed competition must be accompanied by documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations within six months prior to entering the stables. 

Due to several high profile Equine Herpes (EHV) outbreaks in recent years that have involved the neuropathic strain of the virus (equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy-EHM), some competitions have placed vaccination requirements on their competitors that go beyond most accepted medical opinions and raise concern that unnecessary requirements can potentially put a horse at risk. The intent of this rule is to ensure that all licensed competitions comply with the vaccination guidelines for Equine Influenza and Equine Herpes (Rhinopneumonitis) published by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). These guidelines are reviewed by infectious disease experts regularly, and recommend vaccinating competition horses at six-month intervals for both equine influenza (flu) and rhinopneumonitis (EHV-1 and EHV-4). There is not a vaccine that protects against EHM. 
Intended to promote proper vaccination protocols, this rule does not anticipate an increased workload for competition management. The flu vaccination information can be added to the documentation already required by most competitions: a horse's health certificate and a negative coggins test.

If you have questions regarding GR845 please contact the USEF Drugs & Medications department at medequestrian@aol.com or 800-633-2472.