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 for the 2024 IDA Quiz Challenge is now open and will close on March 8.

Round 1

Round 1 of the quiz round will be an online quiz. It will open on March 13 and close on March 27 at midnight.

Championship Round

This year’s championship round will be held at the IDA National Championships on Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m. at the Tryon International Equestrian Center, NC.

2024 Grand Prize

The grand prize winner of the 2024 USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge will receive the opportunity to attend the 2025 Young Rider Graduate program. More information on the program can be found here.

2024 Winners

Grand Prize Winner: Sami Scigouski, Miami of Ohio University. Sami was the winner of the First Level Division.

The Level winners were:
Upper Training Level – Lily Drew, Johnson & Wales University
Lower Training Level – Alexandria Davis, Averett University
Intro Level – Evangeline Li, Rutgers University

2023 Winners

Grand Prize Winner: Breanna Gemmell, Averett University. Breanna was the winner of the Upper Training Level Division..

The Level winners were:
Introductory Level – Liliah Ashtyani, Rutgers University
Lower Training Level – Miley Holtzman, Virginia Tech
Upper Training – Sami Scigouski, Miami University

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