The Vancouver Island Dressage Series (VIDS) is a year-end awards program created to encourage attendance at local dressage shows in order to support local clubs and volunteers.

As well, the Series provides Island riders at all levels with attainable goals that will hold distinction in the Island sport community without having the requirement and high expense of leaving the Island.

How to Qualify

In order to be eligible for a Vancouver Island Dressage Series award at the end of the show season, riders must qualify with the following criteria:

¨     Must compete in three Horse Council of BC (HCBC) or Equestrian Canada (EC) recognised shows in two of the three regions of the Island:

·         North Island – includes Courtenay, Campbell River and the Comox Valley

·         Mid Island – includes Nanaimo, Duncan, the Cowichan Valley and Port Alberni

·         South Island – includes Victoria, Saanich, Sooke, Metchosin and the Gulf Islands

¨       Eligible show dates are from January 1st to October 31st of the current year. Eligible shows will be listed on LHEM’s website. If a show is not listed, please contact LHEM to confirm its eligibility.

¨       Scores must be from at least two different judges.

¨       At least one test score must be from the highest test of the level (i.e., Test 3).

¨       Rider must be a permanent resident of Vancouver Island.

Awards

Champion and reserve champion will be awarded in the following divisions (divisions and levels may be combined or split depending on the number of eligible entries):

English Dressage

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Freestyles
Awards will be presented dependent on the number of eligible entries.

Para-Dressage
Awards will be presented dependent on the number of eligible entries and will include freestyles.

Western Dressage
Awards will be presented dependent on the number of eligible entries.