NEW ~ Twilight Dressage offers scores and ribbons for 1st - 3rd places for the new Twilight Competition division.

In addition to the Twilight Schooling Show, we are adding a Twilight Competition division (for the August Show in 2017). This will be for riding the USEF (not USEA) Training Level, First Level and Second Level Tests.

You may ride any of the 3 tests in the level. You may also ride all of the tests in that level. You may only ride each test once for a score. The winners will be the Horse/Rider team that has the highest score in that level. Ribbons to third place. The cost is an additional $10.00 per class.

Note: There is a separate Entry Form for the Twilight Competition division.
  • Directions for filling out the On-Line Entry Forms
    Whether you are going to pay on-line or by sending in your entry with Coggins and check - - - you need to fill out the Entry on-line.

    If you are not paying on-line, check the $0.00 box for fees. You will be emailed a pdf of your entry which you can then send in with your Coggins and check.

    Fill out ALL information on Entry Form, upload your Coggins (unless you are mailing it in), and click on the CONTINUE button to review your entry.

    Click on SUBMIT to go to the GVRDC PayPal account where you can pay by credit card or with your PayPal account.

    Remember: If NOT paying on-line, check the $0.00 fees box, click CONTINUE and SUBMIT. You will be sent an email with your Entry as an attachment. Print it and send in with your check to the show secretary listed for the event.

What is Twilight Dressage?

Twilight Dressage describes a dressage schooling show held from 4 pm - dusk (8 pm) on Tuesdays during the months of June and July and 3 pm - dusk (7 pm) in August.

You can choose to ride any USDF dressage test or USEA eventing dressage test that is current for the year in question.
There will be 2 sand rings and, if entries warrant, there will also be a small grass ring.

Most judges are volunteers who ride and/or teach at second level or above but some judges are recognized USDF judges.

Tests will be scored but not totaled and are given back to the rider. This means that there are no ribbons which keeps the costs down.

In the case of inclement weather, the show may be rescheduled or cancelled. Check the home page of this website for information on cancellation.

Location, Dates, and Dress

We are very fortunate to be able to use the sand rings at Hideaway Farm for the shows.

Riders are required to wear boots, breeches and hard hats with chin strap harnesses. Otherwise, dress comfortably for the weather. These are true schooling shows:

The format is very informal. Send in your entry before the closing date, check for your ride times on this web site, check in with the steward at the show grounds, warm up, and ride your test(s). Times will be posted on the Sunday prior to the show.

2017 competition dates are:
June 20 - closing date June 13
July 11 - closing date July 4
August 15 - closing date August 8

Any questions - contact either Rikki at (760) 668-4404 or

Where to find copies of the current Dressage Tests:
For the 2014 USEA tests, go here.
For the 2015 USDF Introductory tests, go here.
For the 2015 USEF Tests, go here.

GVRDC Twilight Dressage Schooling Shows