A Founding Club: Nebraska Dressage Association

NDA (and USDF) founder Lowell Boomer (center) at the 2003 NDA annual meeting and awards banquet with NDA members and dressage pros Heidi Basler and Jami Kment

This GMO got its start in USDF’s own birthplace of Lincoln, NE. USDF founder Lowell Boomer started the Nebraska Dressage Association in 1973, the same year that USDF itself was established. Within a year, the charter GMO was offering several schooling shows and clinics. By 1975 the NDA had a newsletter, the Contact, published four times a year; and educational opportunities, including judges’ forums, schooling shows, and clinics.

Today the NDA sponsors two USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized dressage competitions over one weekend. Other offerings include schooling shows and a schooling-show championship, year-end awards, and a variety of clinics and workshops.

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