2021 Version of Rule Book released, tests updated slightly. Further updates underway.
Judges list current 09/10/21
Board announces Australia's first National Western Dressage Show. 6-8 May, 2022 at QSEC Caboolture.
The 2021 - 2022 memberships commenced on July 1.
Competition Licensed Horses are current as at 09/10/21, but the grading points are in the process of being updated to the end of the 30.6.21 period.
IS IT FOR ME?
Whether you ride a pleasure horse, stock horse, reiner, cutter or indeed any breed of horse, Western Dressage can provide an avenue of systematic training that is aimed to improve performance and harmony.
Western Dressage is a rapidly growing and exciting new discipline in Australia.
As the recognised national association for Australia our vision is to create excellence in education and consistency in competition across Australia.
Check our website regularly for more information as we update.
AIM OF THE ASSOCIATION
The aim of Western Dressage is to further enhance the harmony and partnership between horse and rider and to develop a well-rounded and disciplined horse regardless of breed or type.
Western Dressage provides systematic and progressive training for the western horse and rider in western style tack and attire. It integrates the lightness of the western horse and classical dressage foundations to improve performance for the purpose of enjoying a safe and versatile horse.
The purpose of the Western Dressage Association of Australia is to:
be the governing body of Western Dressage in Australia
develop and promote Western Dressage as an equestrian discipline in Australia
provide standards of governance, education, competition of Western Dressage in Australia
preserve the integrity of the discipline and its execution
create awareness and communicate to the wider equestrian community the principles of Western Dressage