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Lendon Gray's D4K Youth Dressage Festival

ESDCTA sponsors team(s) of 3 to 4 riders to attend Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival. Entry and stabling fees are paid by ESDCTA and team members will also receive an ESDCTA team polo shirt. All other expenses such as lodging, transportation, etc. are the obligation of the competitor. Additional fundraising to help defray these expenses are encouraged.

Selection Criteria:

  • ESDCTA member in good standing, age 25 or younger;
  • Volunteer at least 8 hours at one or more ESDCTA events during the qualifying period. These hours may not be used to fulfill any other ESDCTA volunteer requirements. Submit signed volunteer form(s) with the team application;
  • Submit at least 3 scores in qualifying categories from 3 different judges at 2 different shows (schooling or USEF/USDF licensed) listed in the ESDCTA Omnibus.

Qualifying Categories:

  • Walk/Trot Division: 2023 USDF Introductory Test B. For riders ages 14 and under who have never competed in a recognized competition where cantering is required. Riders in this division may not ride in any other division or class in which cantering is required.
  • Walk/Trot/Canter Division: 2023 USDF Introductory Test C. For riders who have never competed at First Level or above.
  • Training Level Division: 2023 USEF Training Level Test 3
  • First Level Division: 2023 USEF First Level Test 2
  • Second Level Division: 2023 USEF Second Level Test 2
  • Third Level Division: 2023 USEF Third Level Test 2
  • Fourth Level Division: 2023 USEF Fourth Level Test 2
  • FEI Children’s Division: 2022 Team Test
  • FEI Pony Division: 2022 Team Test
  • FEI Junior Division: 2022 Team Test
  • FEI Young Rider Division: 2022 Team Test
  • FEI U25 Division: 2022 16-25 Grand Prix Test
  • Western Dressage Division: 2022 WDAA Test 3 of the Level

LYDF Team Qualifying period: June 1, 2022 through July 17, 2023.

All applications for the ESDCTA team must be recieved by July 11, 2023!

**Riders must be an ESDCTA member at the time the scores were earned. Note: Scores from the equivalent level eventing tests may be used to qualify. If necessary, median scores will be used to rank applicants applying for the same level. The applicants’ highest scores will be used to break any tie. A rider may compete on a different horse from the one on which the qualifying scores were received if the horse can compete at the same level (or lower). Two riders may share a horse provided that they are not on the same team.

Team application can be found here:  2023-LYDF-Team-Application-form

Show prizelist can be found on the D4K website here:

Send application and volunteer form(s) via mail, fax, or email to:
ESDCTA Youth Committee,
c/o Stephanie Warner,
2204 Whitehorse-Hamilton Sq Rd.
Hamilton Township, NJ 08690
[email protected]