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VADA  Bulletin Board 

2021 Licensed and Schooling Competitions and Clinics

Region 1 News and Announcements

USDF Group Member Organization

Virginia Dressage Association

Building and Sustaining a Strong Dressage Community 

VADA Bulletin Board - Month of May 2021


Bulletin Board 


VADA Board Zoom Meeting

26 May 2021

8:00 p.m.

Zoom Link

"Discover Your Potential Symposium"

In-Person and Virtual Participation

Registration Deadline: 

14 June 2021

VADA will be accepting only 35 in-person auditors. The fee is $25 a day for VADA members and Non--VADA members is $40 which includes snacks, lunch, drinks, and all unmounted activities.  The symposium will be lived streamed and available for viewing at no cost to VADA members and $10 Non-VADA members.

In-Person Auditor and Virtual Participation Registration, as well as payments via PayPal, will be completed online.

Click on the box below to complete the registration process.

In-Person and Virtual Registration and Online Payment

Dressage at Lexington

16-18 July 2021

Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA


Opening Date: 1 June 21

Closing Date: 5 July 21

Dressage at Lexington prizelist is posted on the DAL webpage. Click on the link below to view/download the prizelist. 

Dressage at Lexington Prizelist

Volunteering at the DAL

Volunteers are a critical resource in running a smooth show. Come join the cadre of DAL volunteers!  To volunteer, click the link to register. If you have any questions, email Rachel Rice.

Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 1 Dressage Competition (GAIG) and Virginia Dressage Association Fall Competition

14-17 October 2021

Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA


Opening: 15 August 2021

Closing: 20 September 2021

GAIG prizelist is posted on the GAIG webpage. Click on the link below to view/download the prizelist. 

GAIG Prizelist

USDF Region 1

2021 USEF/NAYC Dressage Qualifying

 Calendar Shows

Learn More

Youth Dressage Team Challenge

HITS Commonwealth Park, Culpeper, VA

June 26-27, 2021

Region 1 Youth Team Event

Open to ALL youth riders! Open to ALL USDF Regions!

No memberships required. ​

Opportunities to compete in person or virtually!

Come out for a fun weekend cheering on your teammates and getting to know other youth dressage riders!

  • Teams consist of 3-4 riders who are 22 & under (FEI age applies).
  • Teams that place will receive awesome neck ribbons and prizes.
  • Stall decorating contests with prizes and other awards/contests will be held throughout the weekend.

To learn more about the Youth Dressage Team Challenge, view the prizelist or download the entry form click the button below.

Youth Dressage Team Challenge Link

Help publicize the  Youth Dressage Team Challenge by downloading the flyer. Chapter's post in the newsletter or around the barn. 

Youth Dressage Team Flyer


USDF Launches New Virtual Education Series

The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) announced the launch of its new USDF University Virtual Education Series. Developed with the support of the USDF Adult Programs Committee, this series will feature quarterly live webinars, covering a variety of topics of interest to our members. These webinars will be open to all members at no charge and after completion, will be converted into virtual courses hosted through USDF University. The first webinar of this series is Tips for Improving Scores with Kathy Rowse and Bill McMullin (USEF Senior Judges and USDF L Education and Instructor/Trainer faculty members, respectively), which will take place on April 14, 2021, followed by the second of the series in June.

For more information visit the USDF News.

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News and 


USDF Region 1 - A Message From the Director

As we move forward into 2021, things are not going to be much safer for any of us, so please Wash Up, Mask Up, Separate & Vaccinate. All 2021 licensed competitions will be run under the USEF COVID-19 Rule Modifications, please go to to review.  

USDF Region 1 April message from the Region Director

2021 Licensed and Schooling Competitions and Clinics

Discover Your Potential By

Building a Solid Foundation

26-27 June 2021

Auditor Friendly Clinic with

George Williams and Bill Warren

Stave Mill Farm,

Esmont, VA

Rider Application Deadline:

15 April 2021

Learn More

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Dressage at Lexington

16-18 July 2021

Virginia Horse Center,

Lexington, Virginia

Opening Date:  1 June 21

Closing Date:  5 July 21

online entries

Read More

9th Annual

Chapter Challenge Show

21 August 2021

The Meadow Event Farm,

Doswell, Virginia

Opening Date: TBA

Closing Date:  TBA

online entries coming soon

Read More

Great American  IG/USDF Region 1 Dressage Champions​hips and VADA Fall Competition

14-17 October 2021

Virginia Horse Center,

 Lexington, VA

Opening Date: 15 August 21

Closing Date:  20 Sept 21

online entries

Read More

For complete details on GMO Membership,

 click on USDF logo.

Virginia Dressage Association

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

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

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