NAWD All-Around Freestyle tests for Western Dressage or Traditional Dressage

NAWD All-Around Freestyle for Western Dressage and Traditional Dressage

Western Dressage FreestyleNAWD All-Around Freestyle tests begin with a list of prescribed elements of Western Dressage tests, then ask you to show us something that lets your horse shine!

NAWD All-Around Freestyle Tests -- The all-around segment of the freestyle upholds the NAWD mission that: Classical Principles can help any horse become a better partner and improve his performance for any discipline.

All-Around (any discipline)" points will be awarded when riders demonstrate versatility by including movements or elements that are not included inWestern Dressage Freestyle Dressage or Western Dressage Tests.

Some examples may be: gaming patterns, reining moves, trail obstacles, cutting, cattle working, mounted shooting, carrying a flag, roping, garrocha, working equitation obstacles, etc. These are just a few examples.

Rider must submit written description of all-around elements for the judge to have on hand when scoring.

A maximum of 30 points may be awarded based on how well the horse and rider demonstrate rhythm/relaxation, connection, impulsion, straightness, and collection in their non-dressage performance.

A maximum of 30 points may be awarded based on Composition, arrangement & flow of maneuvers. Creativity & artistry of the performance. Music suitability (if used) is also included in this category  

NAWD Collectives apply and these tests are judged using the NAWD Objective Judging System.

NAWD All Around Freestyle Guidelines

For your convenience and ease of printing, we have prepared a complete set of freestyle tests that do not include the score totals and collective sections.


Individual tests with collectives and judge comment section may be downloaded and printed below.  They are 2 pages each.




Thanks to Amanda Lane and Sherry Rosser-Carroll for your valuable contributions to the freestyle tests.