CDS Horse Registration

  • The effective date of CDS horse registration is the date the appropriate paperwork and horse registration fees are received by CDS.
  • CDS horse registration applications may be faxed or mailed to the CDS office, or submitted online. Applications submitted online will be processed the following business day.
  • A horse does not have to be registered with a breed registry to be registered with CDS. However, if your horse is registered with a breed registry, please submit a copy of the breed registry papers so that pedigree and breeder information can be recorded with CDS and considered official. Certain award programs (i.e. CDS All-Breeds Awards) require that a copy of breed registry papers be sent to CDS.
  • If you have purchased a CDS registered horse, please review CDS’s transfer of ownership instructions.
  • If you lease a CDS registered horse, please submit a notarized Lease Recording Form.
  • Your horse's registration certificate will arrive approximately four weeks after applying for CDS horse registration.
  • Once your horse’s registration has been processed, verification of horse registration will be available.
  • Registration fee is $10 per year, or $100 for lifetime.

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HORSE PERFORMANCE AWARDS

  • Horse, Owner, and Rider must be paid CDS members in good standing at the time scores are earned.
  • Horse Performance Awards are based strictly on the scores a horse achieves over time and need not be earned in one year.
  • These Awards may be earned at every level, Training through Grand Prix, with Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Intermediate A and Intermediate B being considered one level. Horse Performance Awards may also be earned for young horses competing in any 4, 5, or 6-year-old young horse class.
  • Must have 6 scores of 60 percent or higher for Training through Fourth level, or 6.0 or higher for USEF or FEI young horse tests, or 3 scores of 60 percent or higher for Prix St Georges, Intermediate, or Grand Prix.
  • From 3 judges and 3 different CDS recognized shows (if two or more judges score one ride, the average of their scores counts as one score).
  • Scores may be earned at any test in the level.
  • Scores may be earned by more than one rider.
  • Horses may only earn one award at each level.
  • The fee for each level certified will be $35, submitted with the appropriate application and verification of scores.

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