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Entering a PVDA Show
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PVDA Shows can be entered online through or through or through paper entry forms available at the bottom of this page. Click here to jump to the steps! Each entry must include a PVDA release form (also available at the bottom of this page), current coggins, and membership card (or you can pay a $10 non-member fee/show.) The new, Simple way to enter a PVDA Schooling Show

Submitted by Liz Erwin

To enter a PVDA schooling show, go to on your computer or phone. In search bar type “PVDA” to view all our schooling shows. If using your phone, scroll down until you find show you want enter. Tap on the show icon to bring up information and registration screen. Follow easy instructions to complete your entry.

Step 1: Click on the “Register” bar which walks you through the 4-step registration process.

  • Click on “Selection” and check which classes you want to enter. If you are not a PVDA member, please add the $10 non-member fee. Non-member fees may be applied to membership.

  • Click on “Rider/Auditor” and fill out personal information

  • Click on “Horse” and enter name

  • Click on “Administrative” attach a copy of coggins, signed PVDA release form (print form out, sign, take a picture) and PVDA membership card. These documents can be stored in a file on your computer or phone for easy access.

  • Under “Note to Organizer” list TOC information, for example if you selected MFS, put level of MFS or if riding a leadline class, list whether group class or pattern B. You can also add info if you are trailering with someone or a preferred timeframe (not guaranteed but manager will try to accommodate).

  • Select payment method, either pay in full via event clinics (fees apply) or payment by check. Note: your entry is not considered complete until payment and documents are received by the show manager.

Step 2: Review your entry, click proceed.

Step 3: Checkout, you can use online payment using credit card (fees apply) or send a check.
If you pay by check, be sure to print out a copy of registration, send coggins, release & copy of PVDA card along with check to show manager. If your payment is not received within (7) days, entry will be waitlisted.

Step 4: Confirmation. will be available for all schooling shows. Equestrian Entries, through Fox Village, is still available for those more comfortable with their entry system. As always, paper entries are welcome, in case of oversubscribed shows, paper entry is the date the show manager receives entry.


Getting Started With

By Valerie Mallder

Before you start, gather the following information and have it handy when you get to Step 2 and start filling out your user account profile.

  1. Rider contact information
  2. Rider emergency contact information
  3. Rider status (Amateur, JR/YR, Profession)
  4. PVDA Release Form (available at the bottom of this page).
  5. Rider PVDA membership number (if you are a PVDA member).
  6. Horse Name
  7. Horse owner contact information (if different from Rider).
  8. Trainer contact information (if different from Rider).

Definitions of Rider, Owner, Trainer, Coach

Rider  --  The person who will ride the horse in the show

Owner  --  The owner of the horse that will be ridden in the show

Trainer  --  The person over age 18 who will be responsible for the horse while it is on the show grounds.
A Trainer is required for each entry. The rider can be rider/owner/trainer as long as the rider is over 18. For Jr/YR’s, the Trainer is commonly the rider’s parent, the horse owner, or the rider’s riding instructor, etc.

Coach  --  A person that is paid to teach/help/coach the rider at the show. A coach is not required.

These instructions will walk you through the process of creating a FREE user account with and entering the minimum required information into your account profile. You will need to complete these steps ONLY ONE TIME. And then, you would only have to update your user profile whenever your information changes in the future.

Disclaimer: These instructions are for entering PVDA Schooling Shows only. Licensed/Recognized shows have stricter show entry requirements which these instructions do not address.
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STEP 1: CREATE AN ACCOUNT (It’s free to join.)

  1. Go to And click on the “Join Now” link.

  2. Enter a Username, a Password (enter the Password twice to confirm it), and your Email address.

  3. Select the option to create an “Entrant” Account. Then, click on “Register”.

  4. You will receive an email with the subject “[] Account activation info”. If you don’t see it in your email inbox, check your spam or junk mail folder.

  5. Open the email and follow the instructions in the email. It will ask you to visit a web page where you will activate your account.

  6. To activate your account, you will be asked to enter your contact information and agree to the “Terms and Conditions”

  7. Enter your contact information.

  8. Agree to the Terms and Conditions by typing in “I Agree” (without quotation marks) and enter the date exactly as shown. And then press “Continue”.


Go to, log in with your username and password. The first screen is the home screen with 8 tabs across the top.

Enter Rider Information

  1. Click on the “Riders” tab, and then click “New Rider”.

  2. You’ll be asked if the new rider is already in their system. Let’s assume the answer is “no” and select “No, Lets Register a Brand New Person”.

  3. You will be asked if the rider is also the trainer, coach or horse owner, and what type of shows the rider will be entering. Let’s assume the rider is (click on each) the owner and the trainer, and competes in Dressage Then, press "Next”.

  4. You will be asked if the rider has a USEF Number they can use to look up the rider’s contact information. A USEF number is not required for PVDA schooling shows. Let’s assume the rider does not have a USEF number and click on “No thanks, I’ll Enter the Information Myself”.

  5. On this screen enter the rider’s contact information in the “User Info” section, and emergency contact information in the “Emergency Info” section. Both of these are required.

  6. In the “Membership Info” section, select your rider status for Amateur, Jr/YR, or Professional.
  7. In the “Local/FEI Dressage Memberships section, if you are not a PVDA member, leave this section blank. If you are a PVDA member, select the “Select FEI or GMO” menu, then scroll down until you see the GMOs in Maryland, and select  "Potomac Valley Dressage Association (106)”. Then, enter your PVDA membership number in the box next to it. You must select PVDA as your GMO and enter your PVDA membership number, otherwise you will be charged a $10 non-member fee when you enter a schooling show.

  8. Then, click on “Ok”.

Enter owner information

  1. Repeat #1 (but click on the “Owners” tab) through #5 to enter the horse owner information. If the rider is also the owner, you will not have to re-enter the rider’s information.

Enter trainer information

  1. Repeat #1 (but click on the “Trainers” tab) through #5 to enter trainer information. If the rider is also the trainer, you will not have to re-enter the rider’s information.

Enter horse information

  1. Click on the “Horses” tab, and then click “New Horse”.

  2. You will be asked to first assign an owner for this horse. Select the horse owner from the pull down menu and then click on “Yes, Let’s Use This Owner”.

  3. Then, on the “New Horses” screen, enter the horse information and click on “Ok”. For PVDA Schooling Shows, only the horse’s name is required.



Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Prizelist - 2020 Fall Show PDF (1.63 MB) Administration 10/12/2020
2020 Waredaca Release Form PDF (195.66 KB)  more ] Administration 7/14/2020
2020 Waredaca II PDF (1.9 MB) Administration 8/4/2020
2020 Waredaca I PDF (1.87 MB) Administration 8/4/2020

Show Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2020 USEF Entry Agreement PDF (64.04 KB) Administration 7/14/2020
2020 USEF Release PDF (76.24 KB) Administration 7/14/2020
2020 Waredaca Release Form PDF (195.66 KB)  more ] Administration 7/14/2020
PVDA Release Form 2020 PDF (193.73 KB)  more ] Administration 5/18/2020
Mail-In Schooling Show Entry Form PDF (666.08 KB) Administration 10/16/2018
Getting Started with Equestrian Entries PDF (26.96 KB) Administration 6/20/2018
How to Enter a Schooling Show PDF (22.09 KB) Administration 6/20/2018
How to Enter a Licensed Show PDF (1.98 MB) Administration 6/20/2018
Dressage Protocol PDF (207.14 KB) Administration 6/19/2018
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