I know they are using USEF score sheets for actual tests and Nebraska Dressage only "recognizes" the actual tests the rest is just fun fluff like Prix Caprilli, pad de duex, and the rail classes. As for the fluff stuff, I know that on the entry forms it states that the "suitability" and "equitation" classes are suited for the intro and training levels and frown on other levels entering, however they do not disallow such entries. The sheets do say either walk/trot or walk/trot/canter but that is it. That is what they start with but as the class progresses and the judges find it hard to choose between some of the riders they start throwing in other things like two point, simple lead change, canter circles, etc. This is the way it has happened at pretty much every schooling show I went to last year, including county fair.
I didn't know this was wrong,but it seems like this is the way all the schooling shows in my area that have such classes do them.
Oh that makes my skin crawl as a show organizer...
Most local shows are run illegally and are reportable and can be shut down and even have fines.. I guess your area is no exception.
DR 133 is where all the rules are. If the show is not a Level 1 or higher USDF sanctioned show then they cannot use the score sheet. If they are sanctioned then they MUST use the score sheet and the rules posted.
IF other classes or tests are added in a USDF sanctioned show then a description and/or test MUST be included in the prize list.
Sounds very willy nilly how they are doing it. There are rules for all these things. In the DSE:
a. Medium walk, working trot and canter both ways of the ring must be performed. The riderís
position, seat and specifically the correct use and effect of the aids required by the Training
and First Level Dressage tests are to be judged as outlined in DR117.1.
b. The movements shall be performed by the exhibitors simultaneously; however, the judge
may ask for independent tests as listed below in DR132.2.i(4)-2.i(5).
and in Champonships:
May be ridden as a group:
a. Free walk
b. Transitions from one gait to the next in both directions
c. Transitions from walk to halt and vice versa
d. Change of direction across the diagonal, down the centerline, across the arena, and/
or by making a half-circle at the walk or trot
(5) Additional tests from which judges may choose movements and exercises, as required
at Training and First Level, to be ridden in small groups or independently:
b. Leg yield
c. Changes of lead through trot
d. Serpentine at the trot
e. Shallow loop serpentine with counter canter
f. Trot lengthening and/or canter
I always cringe when I read about shows not following rules, as it's not hard. That was a 5 minute scroll though the rule book....