A Founding Club: Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association

IDCTA member Paige Willis and Quest with trainer Fatima Pawlenko-Kranz at the 1998 AHSA/Cosequin Regional Dressage Team Championship and USEA Junior Olympics - Equestrian, held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. Willis and her Team USA teammates Amanda Barr, Jodie Kelly, and Marissa Mastronardi won the gold medal.

The IDCTA was founded in 1972. Within a year, the club’s founders attended USDF’s organizational meetings and decided to form a GMO of their own, the Illinois Dressage Association. The name changed to the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association in the mid-1980s when the state’s dressage and eventing organizations merged to strengthen both clubs economically.

Today the IDCTA hosts a full spectrum of dressage and eventing competitions and educational events.

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