USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge

The USDF and Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) have partnered to offer a quiz challenge as part of the annual IDA National Championships. The USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge is open to all IDA members, who are also USDF members, and focuses on classical dressage theory and training and dressage competition rules. The five highest scoring individuals in each of the four divisions (Introductory, Lower Training, Upper Training and First Level) advance to the finals at the IDA Nationals. A winner is declared in each division, with one grand prize winner.


Membership Requirement: Participants in the Quiz Challenge must be USDF members. This membership can be a Participating Membership, a Group Member Organization (GMO) Membership, or an Education Membership. Your membership must be current from when you register until the conclusion of the Quiz Challenge.

Registration: Registration for the 2020 IDA Quiz Challenge will open in January 2020.

Round 1: Information for Round 1 of the 2020 IDA Quiz Challenge will be available in January 2020.

Championship Round: The top five (5) riders from each level of the Round 1 competition will move on to the Championship Round to be held at the IDA National Championships.

2020 Grand Prize: TBA

Grand Prize Winner Molly Sutton. Photo by High Time Photography.

2019 Winners

Grand Prize Winner: Molly Sutton, Virginia Tech. Molly was the winner of the Lower Training Level Division.

The Level winners were:
Introductory – Kristin Feedback, Virginia Tech
Lower Training Level – Erin Panizza, Otterbein University
First Level – Sage Crandall, Miami University

Molly shared her enthusiasm for the challenge saying, "I have always loved dressage, both watching and competing, but I never realized how little I really knew about the sport. Through studying and working for this challenge, I learned about the theory and reasoning behind dressage, and it gave me a whole new appreciation for the sport. I think that this new understanding will help me to be a better horsewoman, rider, and competitor."

For more information on the USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge, please contact the USDF Youth Programs Liaison at