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A Founding Club – St. Louis Area Dressage Society

Dressage instructor Sonya Kershaw and about nine novice dressage riders—most of whom were Kershaw’s students—started the St. Louis Area Dressage Society in...

A Founding Club: Central States Dressage & Evening Association

The GMO now known as the CSDEA was founded in September 1970 as the Dressage and Combined Training Association. The group consisted...

A Founding Club: Virginia Dressage Association

The Virginia Dressage Association was founded in 1973 as an outcrop of the Potomac Valley Dressage Association. At first, VADA was centrally...

A Founding Club: New England Dressage Association

When New England dressage enthusiasts Priscilla Endicott and Pamela Fitzwilliams returned home from the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, they sought like-minded riders...

A Founding Club: Long Island Dressage and Combined Training Association

In 1974, when David and Anne Gribbons started the Long Island Dressage and Combined Training Association, most dressage-minded enthusiasts in the area...

A Founding Club: California Dressage Society

The GMO giant—with its 35 chapters, a busy central office, and thousands of members throughout California and spilling into Las Vegas and...

A Founding Club: Equestrians Institute

By 1974, a group of western Washington state parents who’d started a Pony Club chapter back in 1960 decided to emulate the...

A Founding Club: Indiana Dressage Society

Founding members Dan and Melba Kirtley discovered dressage in the late 1960s while Dan’s Navy unit was stationed in Colombia. On their...

A Founding Club: International Equestrian Organization

America’s first dressage club and USDF’s oldest GMO, the Pennsylvania-based International Equestrian Organization was founded in 1958 by the late Lilian Wittmack...

A Founding Club: Delaware Valley Combined Training Association

Delaware Valley Combined Training Association in Region 1 was one of the charter GMO clubs that help found USDF.
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