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VADA Nova Dressage Schooling Show

Open: 2/19/2023
Close: 2/23/2023
Waitlist Offered
Late entries allowed until 3/14/2023
Required Docs
Organizer: Lori LaFave 703.304.8407

Show with VADA/Nova in the high quality footing of the Morven Park International Equestrian Center's indoor arena! Peggy Pariso(r) will be the judge for this one day schooling show. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming show season. We hope you will join us!

🔹 NOTE: The "official close date for scratches" is 12 March. The close date on this StriderPro entry form has been entered as 23 February because we have 35 rides on the waitlist. VADA/Nova allows full refunds less a $5 office fee up until the official close date of 12 March. 🔹

Ride times will only be scheduled if a COMPLETE entry is received. Please be certain to read the notes below, check the appropriate check boxes on the entry form, and submit your signed liability waiver and Coggins along with your complete payment.

All entrants must check "Show Ring/Day Facility fee" in order to include a $20 fee for being on the show grounds. Those who wish to reserve a day stall should also check "Day Stall" to pay an additional $20 for the stall. In the past, VADA/Nova combined its day stall fee and grounds fee so that the itemized costs were not transparent, but with our new entry system, these charges are now broken out.

Non-members must check "Non-Member Per Test Fee". This fee is $10 per test. Each entry will be compared to the membership database and membership will be verified. ANY NON-MEMBER ENTRANT WHO ATTEMPTS TO OMIT THE NON-MEMBER PER TEST FEE WILL BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL $45 (THE COST OF ONE NON-MEMBER TEST), PAYABLE TO THE SHOW SECRETARY, PRIOR TO BEING ALLOWED TO RIDE ON THE SHOW GROUNDS.

All tests will be ridden in a standard dressage arena (20m x 60m). Freestyles will be combined into a single Test of Choice (TOC) class even though the test checkboxes above indicate the exact level of the freestyle ride.

Para equestrian riders should select the "Para TOC" checkbox and specify the test that will be ridden.

If an entrant wishes to ride hors concours (HC) in VADA/Nova's "Relaxed Rules" Program, he/she should select the "Rider Choice" checkbox and specify the test to be ridden as well as whether the preferred Relaxed Rules option is "Coaching Option", "Posting Option", or "Combination Option".

Finally, all non-compete horses must be pre-approved by Show Management prior to the show.

We look forward to seeing everyone, and thank you for your entry!

Organizer Notes

🔹VADA/Nova Show Rules
We require MANDATORY COMPLIANCE with the following rules. Violation of these rules may result in action being taken by the Show Manager and the VADA/Nova Board of Directors.
▪ All VADA/Nova schooling shows are run under the dressage rules of USEF unless otherwise specified.
▪ Approved protective headgear must be worn whenever mounted; other USEF attire rules for dressage are optional.
▪ Any horse entering the show grounds for any purpose (including non-competes) during a show must have a valid, current negative Coggins test submitted to the Show Secretary either with the entry or presented on the day of the show.
▪ All horses on the show grounds wear a bridle number - no exceptions! This applies to horses that are brought as non-competes as well as those competing.
▪ Anyone riding a horse on the show grounds for any purpose at a VADA/Nova event must report such activity to the Show Secretary and sign a VADA/Nova release form before mounting a horse.
▪ Dogs at VADA/Nova schooling shows hosted at Morven Park MUST be LEASHED
▪ Check scores before leaving the show grounds. Any scoring errors must be reported and corrected before a rider departs.
🚫Running martingales, bandages, boots, and side reins may be used in warm-up arenas but must be removed before entering the competition arena.
🚫Fly masks, martingales, bearing or running reins, seat covers, and any form of blinkers are forbidden at VADA/Nova schooling shows.
🚫Bareback riding is not permitted.
🚫A rider should not be judged by anyone who has instructed him/her within the last 30 days. If a rider arrives at the show and finds that his/her instructor has been substituted for the judge, that rider must notify the Show Manager and ask to ride hors concours (HC) or request a full credit for entry fees.
🚫 Lunging is prohibited in the warm-up area. The Show Manager can indicate the areas where lunging is permitted on the show grounds.

🔹Non-Compete Horses
The following policy will apply to non-compete horses present on the show grounds of a VADA/Nova managed schooling show. This policy is implemented for the safety of competitors and for VADA/Nova’s insurance coverage. Note that this does not apply to horses boarded at the show facility.

Riders seeking to bring a non-competing horse to the show grounds must:
▪ Register with the Show Secretary prior to the day of the show. Please note Show Management has the authority to deny a request for a non-compete if show conditions warrant.
▪ Submit a valid Coggins for the horse.
▪ Submit a signed liability release form.
▪ Pay the non-compete fee.
▪ Pay the Morven Park grounds fee.
▪ Ensure the horse wears an assigned bridle number.

▪ Entry fee refunds will be given in full for scratches prior to the closing date. NO refunds will be given for scratches after the closing date.
▪ The processing/handling fee associated with an entry is always non-refundable.
▪ The "official close date" for this show with respect to scratches is 12 March 2023.

🔹How many tests can I ride or the horse perform?
▪ Riders are limited to four rides per show unless the show is undersubscribed. Please contact the Show Secretary to place additional riders/horses on a wait list pending close of entries.
▪ Horses competing at Introductory and Training Level may enter a maximum of four (4) tests at each show across all riders.
▪ Horses competing First Level through Grand Prix may enter a maximum of three (3) tests at each show across all riders.

Test #1


  • Test #2 $35.00
  • Test #3 $35.00
  • Test #4 $35.00
  • Late Fee$25.00
  • Facility Fee/Show Ring Fee$20.00
  • Non-Compete Horse Fee$50.00
  • Non-Member Per Test Fee (Rider- select final # entered)$10.00
  • Day Stall$20.00
  • Refund fee$5.00


Test #1 Tests
Rider Choice
Para TOC
USDF 2023 Intro - Test A
USDF 2023 Intro - Test B
USDF 2023 Intro - Test C
USDF 2023 Training Level Freestyle
USEF 2023 Training Level - Test 1
USEF 2023 Training Level - Test 2
USEF 2023 Training Level - Test 3
USEF 2023 First Level - Test 1
USEF 2023 First Level - Test 2
USEF 2023 First Level - Test 3
USDF 2023 First Level Freestyle
USEF 2023 Second Level - Test 1
USEF 2023 Second Level - Test 2
USEF 2023 Second Level - Test 3
USDF 2023 Second Level Freestyle
USEF 2023 Third Level - Test 1
USEF 2023 Third Level - Test 2
USEF 2023 Third Level - Test 3
USDF 2023 Third Level Freestyle
USEF 2023 Fourth Level - Test 1
USEF 2023 Fourth Level - Test 2
USEF 2023 Fourth Level - Test 3
USDF 2023 Fourth Level Freestyle
USDF 2023 Quadrille (Intro - 3rd)
2023 Pas de Deux Freestyle
FEI 2022 Prix St. Georges
FEI 2022 Intermediate I
FEI 2022 Intermediate II
FEI 2022 Grand Prix
FEI 2022 Grand Prix Special
FEI 2022 Intermediate A
FEI 2022 Intermediate B
USEF 2022 Starter
USEF 2022 BN- Test A
USEF 2022 BN- Test B
USEF 2022 Novice- Test A
USEF 2022 Novice- Test B
USEF 2022 Novice- Three-Day
USEF 2022 Training- Test A
USEF 2022 Training- Test B
USEF 2022 Training Three-Day
USEF 2022 Modified- Test A
USEF 2022 Modified- Test B
USEF 2022 Modified Test C
USEF 2022 Modified 3-Day
USEF 2022 Prelim- Test A
USEF 2022 Prelim- Test B
USEF 2022 Prelim Test C
USEF 2022 Prelim- Three-Day
USEF 2022 Interm- Test A
USEF 2022 Interm- Test B
USEF 2022 Interm- Test C
USEF 2022 Adv- Test A
USEF 2022 Adv- Test B
CCI** - Test A
CCI** - Test B
CCI*** - Test A
CCI*** - Test B
CCI**** - Test A
CCI**** - Test B
CCI***** Test A
CCI*****- Test B
WDAA Intro - Test 1
WDAA Intro - Test 2
WDAA Intro - Test 3
WDAA Intro - Test 4
WDAA Basic - Test 1
WDAA Basic - Test 2
WDAA Basic - Test 3
WDAA Basic - Test 4
WDAA Level 1 - Test 1
WDAA Level 1 - Test 2
WDAA Level 1 - Test 3
WDAA Level 1 - Test 4
WDAA Level 2 - Test 1
WDAA Level 2 - Test 2
WDAA Level 2 - Test 3
WDAA Level 2 - Test 4
WDAA Level 3 - Test 1
WDAA Level 3 - Test 2
WDAA Level 3 - Test 3
WDAA Level 3 - Test 4
WDAA Level 4 - Test 1
WDAA Level 4 - Test 2
WDAA Level 4 - Test 3
WDAA Level 4 - Test 4
WDAA Level 5 Test 1
WDAA Level 5 Test 2
WDAA Level 5 Test 3
WDAA Level 5 Test 4
WDAA Freestyle - Intro
WDAA Freestyle - Basic
WDAA Freestyle - Level 1
WDAA Freestyle - Level 2
WDAA Freestyle - Level 3
WDAA Freestyle - Level 4

Administrative Information

  • Ride Time: ▪ Ride times will be emailed to riders and posted to the VADA/Nova website no later than Wednesday 15 March 2023. VADA/Nova's website URL is
    ▪ Classes may be scheduled in any order throughout the day and do not run in any specific order.
    ▪ Classes may be split or combined, depending upon the number and distribution of entries.
    Ride slots are filled in the following priority order as entries are received:
    1.) VADA/Nova Member - complete entries received before the closing date.
    2.) Non-Members - complete entries received before the closing date.
    3.) Regardless of membership status - complete entries received after the closing date, in order of date received.
  • Trailer Direction: West on Route 7 to Leesburg. Take Route 15 Bypass north for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Rt. 740 (Tutt Road). Proceed for one half mile. Turn left into Morven Park driveway.From Fredericksburg and I-95:
    North to I-495 toward Dulles Airport. Exit onto Route 7 West. Follow directions above.
    From Warrenton: North on Rt. 29 to Rt. 15. Turn left onto Route 15 and continue to Leesburg. Take Route 15 Bypass north. Follow directions above.
  • Change Policy: Changes are permitted before registration closes.
  • Refund Policy: Refunds are permitted before registration closes.
  • Entry Option(s) Secure Spot: Pay in full via STRIDER