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The 2015 USDF Region 1 Omnibus will again be available online only!

To receive the USDF Region 1 eblast, click on the link below

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This link connects you with the USDF Region 1 Omnibus updates!!

DEADLINE for nominations for the 2015 Shel Gafford Memorial Award is coming up

AUGUST 1, 2015

Congratulations to the 2014

VADA Shel Gafford Memorial Award for Excellence in Sportmanship


Previous Recipients:

2013: Nicky Vogel (FR)
2012: Debbie Marriott (NV)
2011: Candy Allen (NV)
2010: Sharon Ackley (FR) &
Gardy Bloemers (CH)
2009: No Nominations
2008: Robin Dannels (NV)
2007: Janice Munford (SE)
2006: Peggy Minnich (FR)
2005: Jessie Ginsburg (NV)
2004: Barbara Ellis (FR)
2003: No Nominations
2002:No Nominations
2001: Alison Head (NV)
2000: Marilyn Leonard (SE)
1999: Molly Layfield (CC)
1998: Catherine Sutton (CH)
1997: Nancy Lowey (CH)
1996: Ann Edwards (SE)
1995: Debbie Bowman (CH) &
Bettina Longaker (CH)

Starting in 2015, this Award will allow previous recipients to be nominated and voted on after ten (10) years after they last were awarded it.

There are date changes for 2015. The Nominations are due on AUGUST 1, to Bettina Longaker (electronic submission is preferred). The Votes must be tallies and recorded by OCTOBER 31.

Congratulations to the 2014 VADA Volunteer of the Year


Starting in 2015

The VADA Annual Licensed Show division will award for Training through Fourth levels in three (3) rider categories:




The othe levels (FEI, FS) will not change their categories.







The Virginia Dressage Association

VADA offers educational opportunities in the forms of scholarships, clinics, recognized shows, and schooling shows for its members.  VADA recognizes rider achievements through Year End Awards Program.

As as member of your Chapter (Central, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, NEVADA, NOVA, ShenValley, SVDA & SWVADA) you are a member of the VADA. Through the VADA you become a Group Member of the United Dressage Federation (USDF). Click for here for more information.

2015 Featured Shows

7/25-26: 25th USDF Region 1 Youth Team Competition - entries are closed

8/8-9: VADA-CH Isabel F de Szinay Memorial Dressage Show - now open

8/15: 3rd Annual Chapter Challenge - now open

9/12-13: VADA/Nova Autumn I - opens 8/1/15

9/12: VADAF @ Rosemont I - now open

9/13: VADAF @ Rosemont II - now open

10/15-18: VADA Fall & USDF Region 1 Championships - opens 8/10/15


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