FHANA Performance Driven Dressage Award

FHANA Performance Driven Dressage Award-Sponsored by Dreams Come True Farm

The Reporting Form can be found here:  Performance Driven Dressage


Eligibility: Acceptance of competition is contingent upon:

  • Both the owner and the driver must be a current member of FHANA at the time the scores are earned and the horse (team of horses) driven must be a FHANA/KFPS registered Friesian/s
  • Any ADS, USEF, USDF, SHS, or EC dressage test scored by an ADS, USEF, USDF, SHS, or EC dressage judge may be submitted;
  • Drivers must complete and submit the Performance Driven Dressage form with a copy of each test reported.  Results may be randomly validated;
  • Driver/Horse (team of horses) combination may include results from a maximum of ten (10) classes only-scores may only be from Driven Dressage Classes.
  • Each Driver/Horse (team of horses) combination requires a separate entry.
  • Recognized competitions may be from the United States or Canada
  • Effective March 20, 2024: of the reported scores, there is no limit on the number of scores from videoed tests scored by Spotlight Horse Shows.

If a class is judged by more than one official, the results must be averaged together for one award score.  (example: one cannot turn in three tests or 3 results from three different judges all from the same ride/drive/class when there were 3 officials judging, but the average of those scores may be used for one score).

Scoring: The score for each event that you participate is made of three parts

  1. Points are granted for each type of show.  See the table below:
Type of Event or Show Show Points
Combined Driving Event “CDE” dressage class (USEF, ADS, EC) 5
Arena Driving Trial “ADT”; Super Derby “SD” dressage class (USEF, ADS, SHS, EC) 4
Combined Test “CT” dressage class (USEF, ADS, SHS, EC) 3
Driven Dressage Test (USEF, ADS, SHS, EC) 2
Non-Recognized or Schooling Show Dressage Test 1
  1. 2. Points for your level within the event, shown below:
Dressage Level Level Points
Advanced 5
Intermediate 4
Preliminary 3
Training 2
  1. 3. Points for your placing within the event, shown below:
Percentage Score Score Points
75.000 and above 6
70.0-74.9 5
65.0-69.9 4
60.0-64.9 3
55.0-59.9 2
50.0-54.9 1

The total score for a class is determined by multiplying the Show Points times the Level Points times the Score Points.


Suppose you participate in an ADS recognized CDE at Preliminary Level, and score 66%.  This event would be scored as follows:

For the type of event 5pts, For the level shown 3pts, For the score 5pts.  The total score would be 5 times 3 times 4 or 60 points (5x3x4=60)

For the type of show 5pts
For the level shown 3pts
For the score 4pts
The total score 5 x 3 x 4=60