The William Woods University Completely Relaxed Fall Schooling Dressage Show, an annual event open to the public, will be held Nov. 5 and 6 in the Rowland Applied Riding Arena on campus.
“It’s a competition intended for riders testing the waters of dressage, or moving up to harder levels, and it’s perfect for green or inexperienced horses,” Karen Pautz, dressage instructor, said.
The show is run under the auspices of the William Woods Dressage Club. Along with the standard dressage tests, the show also offers Western Dressage tests.
The judge will be Bailey McCallum, a 2012 equestrian science graduate of William Woods who earned her M.Ed. in equestrian education at WWU in 2015. She now is communications manager for the Equine Disease Communication Center, which works to protect horses and the horse industry from the threat of infectious diseases in North America.
Tentatively beginning each day at 8 a.m. and running through 5 p.m., the show is free to spectators. Prize lists and scheduling, when available, can be found at http://www.shortenyourreins.com/wwu/16_fall_schooling/.