Schooling shows offer a good atmosphere for all levels of exhibitors and horses to practice their rides, to introduce the young or new horse to the show atmosphere, to set learning objectives and have fun. Schooling shows include judging with scoring and comments but do not count toward awards nor are results reported to ODS, USDF or USEF. Schooling shows are not required to hire licensed judges.
The rules for schooling shows are set by the show management, however ODS encourages management to follow the ODS League Show Rules. Schooling shows hosted by ODS members or chapters can apply for ODS Insurance. As a courtesy, an entry form is offered. However, check with the show of interest – they may be using a different form.
Check the calendar for shows and your local chapters. If you are interested in hosting a show, check information under Competition/For Show Managers.