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.


*Must be a current USDF member and logged in to your account in order to access the registration link. Go here to join or to renew your USDF membership.*

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 2021 IDA Quiz Challenge is now open and will close on March 10.

Round 1: Round 1 of the quiz round will be an online quiz. It will open on March 12 and close on March 26.

Championship Round: This year’s championship round will be held virtually on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm eastern time. The championship round will be held in a proctored virtual setting.

2021 Grand Prize: The grand prize winner of the 2021 USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge will receive a $500 education grant! This grant must be used within a year and must be pre-approved. Receipts must be submitted in order for recipient to receive the funds.

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