The CDWCO Point System

The CDWCO Point System seeks to reward Members for their participation in events, and their hard work with their equine partner. We have two point systems that riders can accumulate points towards at CDWCO approved events. The details on both of these systems are listed below. If you are interested in having your event qualify for the CDWCO point system, click here

Harmony Points

These are based on your Harmony with the group and fellow competitor, to reward participation and involvement. 

     Ride in a clinic:  20 points (40 point annual maximum)

     Audit a clinic:  5 points per day

     Volunteer at a CDWCO event:  5 points/2-hour shift 

     Attend a CDWCO playday:  5 points per day (30 point annual maximum)

     Ride in a CDWCO schooling show:  15 points per day

     Ride in a CDWCO Regional Gathering:  25 points per day

     Attend a CDWCO Board Meeting: 10 points per meeting

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Partnership Points

These are based on your Partnership with your horse, which allows you to succeed in the show ring. These are tracked by horse and rider pair. It is a weighted placement system as follows:

# of Riders        Points for placement 

1                             1st = 2 points

2                             1st = 4 points,   2nd = 2 points

3                             1st = 6 points,   2nd =  3 points,  3rd = 2 points

4                             1st = 8 points,   2nd = 4 points,   3rd = 3 points,   4th = 2 points

5                             1st = 10 points, 2nd = 5 points,   3rd = 4 points,   4th = 3 points,   5th = 2 points

6                             1st = 12 points, 2nd = 6 points,   3rd = 5 points,   4th = 4 points,   5th = 3 points,   6th = 2 points

2020 Final Standings: Partnership
Division
 
Amateur

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Open
Place
 
1
2
3
4
5
6 (tie)
6 (tie)
7
8 (tie)
8 (tie)
8 (tie)
1
2
3 (tie)
3 (tie)
4
5
Rider
 
Laura Cassiday
Lorae Merritt
 
Avery Fails
 
Karen Deck
Barb Ford
Kim Villamarin
 
Kim Villamarin
Lucas Bouchard
Natalie Stecklein
Avery Fails
Avery Fails
Pam Pierce
Pam Pierce
Danielle Bartos
Abby Martin
Abby Martin
Danielle Bartos
Horse
 
 
Bayou A Diamond
 
Mr. Z
King Hammurabi
Tinkerbelle
 
Miss Poker Fleet
Cavallia Luna
Skylar
 
Amandus
China
Irish
Hancock
Poet
Bubba
Pistol
Apple of My Eye
The Chase Is Dun
Seattle
Points
 
138
 
75
 
72
 
33
 
19
10
10
8
7
7
7
50
28
10
10
7
6
2020 Final Standings: Harmony
Place
1
2
3 (tie)
3 (tie)
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 (tie)
11 (tie)
Name
Lorae Merritt
 
Laura Cassiday
 
Barb Ford
 
Danielle Bartos
Kim Villamarin
Karen Deck​
Pam Pierce
Avery Fails
Natalie Stecklein
Abby Martin
Lucas Bouchard
Penelope Fonfara
Lauren Light
Points
 
288.75
285
143.75
143.75
135
126.25
125
92.5
56.25
22.5
15
5
5
Point System FAQs

Can I show in a pointed show in English tack?

You may complete "exhibition rounds" in non-legal tack at the show management's discretion. However, rounds completed in tack that does not meet the standards of the Cowboy Dressage rulebook will may not be counted towards show placings or year-end awards. 

 

What if I want to show more than one horse?

You are absolutely welcome to show more than one horse towards show and year-end awards. Please note that the horses' points will be tracked separately, as the goal of the point system is to reward individual partnerships. 

How many classes can I compete in per show?
For the welfare of the horse, Cowboy Dressage World requires a maximum of 4 ridden tests and 4 in-hand tests per horse, per show. However, if the rider is showing two or more horses, the rider may compete in more than eight classes. If a horse/rider pair inadvertently competes in more than four ridden and/or in-hand classes per show, then their four lowest point valued placements will be counted towards show and year-end awards.

 

How can I host a show?

We would love to help you get a Cowboy Dressage schooling show up and running. Cowboy Dressage World has published a lot of helpful information on hosting a show on their website, located here. We can provide a banner, and also have a full Cowboy Dressage court for rent for ($50/day). We can advertise your show, and offer year end points for approved events. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to help your event be a success!