Year-End Awards

    Participants must be ShenVADA members at the time of competition, and the scores must be from the current competition year (December 1 through November 30).  All entries must be submitted (with copies of the USDF tests ridden) before December 15 to the Awards Committee Chair, Debbie Weir.

    Awards will be given for each level and each level will be divided into Junior and Senior divisions.  The rider (or an immediate family member) must have volunteered for a minimum of 8 hours during the year and they must submit a Volunteer Work Form with their entry.

Schooling Show Division:  

    Two scores are needed which can be from the ShenVADA Schooling Show and Fix-A-Test Series or any schooling show judged by an "L" graduate or higher.  A ShenVADA Fix-A-Test score may be used.  The two scores must be from two different shows, and an average of the two scores will be used.  Awards will be given through fourth place.


Musical Freestyle Division (at schooling shows):

    Two scores at the same level are needed from any ShenVADA sponsored show or other Musical Freestyle ride judged by an "L" graduate or higher.  The scores must be from two different shows, and an average of the two scores will be used.

Licensed Show Division:  
    Six scores are needed and must be from at least three different USEF/USDF Licensed shows.  Two of the rides must be from the highest test of the level.  An average of the six scores will be used.

Musical Freestyle Division (at licensed shows):
    Three scores at the same level are needed from USEF/USDF recognized shows.  An average of the three scores will be used.



ShenV​​ADA  2018  Calendar 


Shopping Extravaganza

Broadway, VA

Tuesday, February 20, 6-8 pm

15% off


Harrisburg, PA

March 3-4, 2018

Chapter Give-back


Light Horse Farm

Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, 2018

Potluck Dinner with Clinician on Friday

Our next Board Meeting:  

 Monday, January 29

7:00 pm

​Polly Capansky's Home

From Training Level through FEI
The Inside Perspective from FEI **** Judge Jeanne McDonald
An Auditor-Friendly Clinic

   April 21-22, 2018​
   Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia​​

This clinic is for:

  • Auditors:  The mounted teaching sessions will be auditor-friendly with time for questions and discussion.  USDF University Credit (applied for).
  • VADA Volunteers:  Special rates for our valued volunteers!
  • Riders:  Get the real "scoop" from an experienced FEI Judge and Rider.
  • Trainers:  Help your students learn the requirements of the USEF & FEI tests.
  • Judges:  USDF "L" graduates gain continuing education credit (applied for).  Judges of all levels are welcome!

           More details on fees, how to apply to ride, as well as the auditor sign-up form will be coming soon on   If you are interested in participating as a rider, contact Alison Head at for more information, or mail in the rider application from the website.  Riders of all levels needed.

​​We mourn the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Leslie Sebers, whom we lost in 2015.  We will treasure her memory and dedication to our small valley dressage group as Leslie was a founding member and she tirelessly served on our board of directors for each of our first 15 years. Below are photos from the Celebration of Life held in Leslie's honor.

​     ShenVADA is a group that emphasizes education, support, and friendship for dressage enthusiasts in the Shenandoah Valley.  We have been accommodating local Virginia dressage participants since 2000, and we hope that our 18th year will be our best yet.  ShenVADA has been a tremendous asset to the Dressage community of Virginia, taking great pride in our heritage and history, and we treat each individual's need as though it's the next stop at "X".

A branch of the Virginia Dressage Association  

​More Events for 2018


June 2 (Sat.), Schooling Show & Fix-a-Test @ Bright Moon Farm

July 7 (Sat.), Schooling Show & Fix-a-Test @ Light Horse Farm 

Sept. 8 (Sat.), Schooling Show @ Cedar Creek Stables


Nov. 2 (Fri.), General Meeting/Election 7-9 pm @ Polly Capansky's home   

Dec. 8 (Sat.), Holiday General Meeting 1-5 pm @ Light Horse Farm

Board meetings:  2nd Friday of each month, 7-9 p.m,

unless noted otherwise.​​

​​​​​​​Year-End Award Packages are due by 12/15/18.  

"Training & Showing Virginia's Dressage Horses of Tomorrow."