A Founding Club: Long Island Dressage and Combined Training Association

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LIDCTA co-founder Anne Gribbons on the appropriately named Tappan Zee, an off-the-track Thoroughbred, in 1976

In 1974, when David and Anne Gribbons started the Long Island Dressage and Combined Training Association, most dressage-minded enthusiasts in the area were actually eventers who were looking to better their dressage scores. The Gribbonses (who have since relocated to Florida) brought in such European experts as Vladimir Littauer (The Development of Modern Riding).

One LIDCTA member, Dee Muma, made her mark on the dressage map in the early 1990s as the owner of Graf George, who now is a member of the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame. During Muma’s tenure as owner, Graf George won team bronze at the 1992 Olympics with rider Michael Poulin.

Now the Long Island Dressage Association, it offers clinics, shows, and year-end awards to its members.

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