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

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

TENTATIVE FINAL Standings: Partnership
Division
Amateur
Amateur
Amateur
Amateur
Amateur
Amateur
Amateur
Amateur
Amateur
Amateur
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open
Open
Place
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
7
Rider
Laura Cassiday
Avery Fails
Lorae Merritt
Lauren Light
Tiffany Brown
Stacey Ruel
Barb Ford
Ashley James
Stacey Ruel
William Althoff
Pam Pierce
Pam Pierce
Abby Martin
Erin Long
Danielle Bartos
Erin Long
Danielle Bartos
Francine Althoff
Horse
Bayou A Diamond
King Hammurabi
Mr. Z
Freddie
Miss Smokin Dash
Amante
Miss Poker Fleet
Sparrow
Zidador
Phantom
Poet
Bubba
The Chase Is Dun
Obsidian
Seattle
C'est Moi
Pistol
Pistol's Bright Eye
Points
108
102
65
60
55
47
38
19
4
4
63
32
24
22
14
9
4
4
TENTATIVE FINAL Standings: Harmony
Place
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Name
Erin Long
Tiffany Brown
Laura Cassiday
Pam Pierce
Kim Villamarin
Lorae Merritt
Lauren Light
Avery Fails
Stacey Ruel
Abby Martin
Danielle Bartos
Barb Ford
Francine Althoff
William Althoff
Ashley James
Points
270
237
236
145
135
130
130
127
85
80
65
60
50
50
30
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!