One year ends, another begins

Submission of 2017 results

By the end of January, all submissions must be received to be eligible for the 2017 FOSH Gaited Dressage Awards. The Awards will be announced by the middle of February. Please send the results to or

Renewal Reminder

It is time to renew your membership in FOSH for entry into the FOSH Gaited Dressage Program. Your membership includes the electronic delivery of the Sound Advocate. The cost is $30 and can be paid by PayPal.

The entry fee for the Gaited Dressage Program is waived for 2018. Your FOSH membership must still be paid

To renew your FOSH membership

On the FOSH Gaited Sport Horse site ( under the Dressage tab and then Entry Forms.

On the FOSH website ( under the Join Us tab and then Membership Application.

Your participation and success demonstrate that gaited horses can compete and be competitive.

We hope that 2018 will be another positive year for participants in the FOSH Gaited Dressage Program.


2016 Award Winners

First gaited Dressage competition
1986 Red Deer, Alberta Canada
TWH Stallion, Shaker’s Royal Heir and Diane Sept

Effective January 1, 2015 a Virtual category was added to Dressage for Gaited Horses.

Virtual Dressage Category

Any test published by any of the organizations recognized under this program are acceptable. Tests may be English or Western.

To compete in the Virtual category, tests may be ridden and videoed in a marked Dressage arena either at a Dressage competition or during a personal ride for the purpose of submitting tests for evaluation. Submitted video will be evaluated by IJA judges with a Gaited Dressage license from the Independent Judges Association.

Awards will be given in both Traditional and Virtual categories. In both categories annual awards will be for the following categories: Two Gait, Introductory Level, Training Level, First Level and Second Level. Award categories will be expanded as new tests for gaited horses are developed and approved.

Scores achieved in the Virtual tests will be in a separate category. For the purpose of Awards, there will be no cross over of scores between the Virtual and the Traditional categories. Competitors may submit scores from both traditional and virtual categories, but the scores will be recorded in the category in which competition occurred.

Submit Virtual Tests to:

Dressage for Gaited Horses
c/o Alece Ellis
1640 McKelvey Road
Greenback, TN 37742


North American Western Dressage (NAWD) per instructions on the NAWD website.



One year ends and another year begins

To be eligible for the 2017 FOSH Dressage for Gaited Horses Awards, all submissions must be received by end of January. Award recipients will be contacted by the end of February and official announcement will be published in the Sound Advocate and on the FOSH Websites.

It is time to renew your membership in FOSH and entry into the FOSH Gaited Dressage Program. The fee for the Gaited Dressage Program is waived for 2017. In order to participate in the program in 2017, you must renew your FOSH membership.

FOSH membership can be renewed for $30 via PayPal or by cheque. Membership may be renewed through any of the FOSH websites. Your membership includes electronic delivery of the Sound Advocate.

As more gaited horses participate in the sport of Dressage for Gaited horses, we anticipate growth in the FOSH Gaited Dressage Program.

Thank you for your support of FOSH and sound gaited horses!


 Thanks for your interest in FOSH Dressage for Gaited Horses.

 FOSH Dressage for Gaited Horses is a fluid program.  Your suggestions are appreciated.  We may not be able to implement them at this time, but they are discussed, may be modified and filed for future consideration.

 Please help us recognize and reward the Gaited Horses who participate in Dressage for Gaited Horses.  You know which Events may offer Dressage for Gaited Horses or may allow Gaited Horses to compete.  If FOSH is informed of the events or shows in advance with contact information for Ride Managers, FOSH  will provide an award for the Gaited Horse category.   We can be reached at or contact Dianne Little at

Synopsis of Gaited Dressage Program

The program is for gaited horses either registered or unregistered.


  •  Registered horses – must Enroll in the program.
  •  Unregistered Horses – must submit Application for Honorary Recognition of Gait in addition to Enrolling in the Program.


  •  The owner of the horse must be a FOSH member.  Membership is yearly with renewal from date of registration to the program.
  •  There is an Annual participation fee each year the horse participates in the program


  •  All forms can be found under Entry Forms **HERE**.
  •  All forms can be downloaded and mailed to FOSH, or be submitted electronically.
  •  Payment can be made through Mail or Paypal

FOSH Number

When you enroll in the Gaited Dressage Program, the horse is assigned a FOSH number.  This number identifies the horse in the FOSH Permanent Performance Record.  This number is found in the lower right hand corner of the Enrollment Certificate as the FOSH GDR #.

FOSH Dressage for Gaited Horses Awards

  • In order to be eligible for any award, the horse must be enrolled in FOSH Dressage for Gaited Horses and meet all program requirements.
  • Awards winners will be contacted by FOSH.
  • Awards will be mailed to the current owner on record with FOSH as of December 31 of the year earned.

  • All awards will be announced in the April issue of the Sound Advocate and on the FOSH website and FOSH Press releases.

YEAR END HIGH Dressage Horse Awards

  • There will be recognition given annually, to horses in each level of test: Two Gait Tests, Introductory Level Tests, Training Level Tests and First Level Tests.
  • A minimum of three (3) tests of 60% or over in each level must be recorded before an award will be given. Scores can be carried over from year to year.
  • In the case of a tie, the award will be to the horse with the greater number of tests ridden at that level.
  • Awards will be to the horse receiving the highest average score in each level – Two Gait, Introductory Level, Training Level and First Level.

Overall Year End High Dressage Score Award

To be presented to the horse enrolled in FOSH Dressage for Gaited Horses receiving the highest Dressage score at any level for the year.

Lifetime Achievement Dressage Award

Scores are recorded and tracked over the lifetime of the horse. Lifetime Achievement awards will be given to horses who have shown exceptional achievement over a three year, five year period, and a ten year period.


 FOSH Dressage for Gaited Horses

 January 1, 2014 –  the beginning of a new year and the beginning of a new FOSH program for gaited horses.  Dressage for Gaited Horses is a unique recognition and reward program for gaited horses competing  in the discipline of Dressage.  This new program  honors all gaited horses and the art and discipline of dressage.

 The philosophy is simple –   Read More…