Show managers have the option of using the 2017 tests or the 2022 tests for shows until March 1st, 2022 and must specify which tests will be used in their prize lists. On March 1st, 2022, the 2017 tests will be retired.


Western Dressage integrates the historically validated principles of dressage with the best of western stock horse tradition. It is a systematic and progressive system of training for the western horse and rider in traditional stock tack with the purpose of enjoying a safe, pleasurable, versatile, and useful working horse. The hallmarks of the Western Dressage Horse are usefulness, rideability, .

​Western Dressage Tests provide the opportunity for horse and rider to demonstrate growth through a series of progressive elements by advancing from test to test and level to level as they develop in physical skill, mental maturity, and partnership. Competitions are both rewarding and educational, with judges providing scores and offering feedback for each element, as well as for collective marks demonstrated throughout the test.

PDNDS offers Western Dressage Tests at all schooling shows

2017 Western Dressage Tests