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Virginia Dressage Association

Building and Sustaining a Strong Dressage Community

Welcome! Celebrating 50 Years

Virginia Dressage Association (VADA) is a Group Member Organization (GMO) of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).  The Association is made of up eight (8) chapters:  Central (VADA-CC), Charlottesville (VADA-CH), Fredericksburg (VADAF), Northeast (VADA-NE), Northern Virginia (VAD/NOVA), Shenandoah Valley (ShenVADA), Southeast (SVDA), and Southwest (SWVADA).

VADA is committed to building and sustaining a strong dressage community through educational opportunities and programs, scholarships, licensed and schooling shows for its members. VADA recognizes rider achievements through the Year-End Awards Program.

VADA  November Announcements

Happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead.

2021 State Board Membership and Board Minutes

         VADA Chapters        

Virginia Dressage Association (VADA) is a Group Member Organization (GMO) of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).  

Sign Up for Regional 1 Updates! 

USDF Region 1 - A Message From the Director

​Bettina Longaker

November 2021 Message

VADA State Board Zoom Meeting


VADA State Board  Monthly Zoom Meeting

15 December 2021

8:00 p.m.


The 2021 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention is Going Virtual!

Dressage: The Next Frontier

1-4 December 2021


The deadline to submit a nomination is 1 December 2021. Check with your chapter to confirm the chapter nomination deadline.

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VADA Year-End Awards 

Deadline to Submit Application 1 December 2021.

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VADA Volunteer 2021 Work Requirement Composite

Year-En d Awards

Volunteers Hours Validation  by  27 November 2021

As part of the year-end awards application process, volunteering at least one day at a VADA event, and half-day of volunteer time with the local chapter is a requirement for all awards. It is requested members validate hours captured on the spreadsheet. If you see any issues, please email [email protected] If you want to give hours to a friend for year-end awards, please email [email protected].

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Year-End Awards

2021 Volunteer Work Requirement Spreadsheet

2021 Year-End Awards Banquet

6 February 2022

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

GreenCroft Club, Charlottesville, VA

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"The greatest joy on earth is found on the back of a horse."

---Goethe (1749-1832)

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