Tale of Two Hats – East Meets West

Two Hats

By Kristal Homoki I grew up riding Morgan horses, well known for being a versatile, multi-discipline horse. Because of that I rode quite a few different disciplines in my day from Western pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Hunt seat, Saddle seat, Gymkhana, trail riding and Classical Dressage. With riding all those different disciplines you have, of course, many […]

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We need your Western Dressage Photos!

Are you proud of your western dressage partner?  We are looking to feature the horses of our members  in WDAA educational and promotional materials. If you have high quality photos from your day to day activities, trail riding with friends, WDAA World Show and other show events, etc. please share them with us. We will not share your information […]

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Western Dressage Show Etiquette

By Heidi & Kelly Adams of Grass Roots Western Dressage Before the Show 1. Know the rules. The rulebook is so important to Western Dressage. It puts everyone on a level playing field and is very educational as well. Download it, Print it and Read it. If you have questions find a knowledgeable person to ask, […]

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What does the judge want to see in a good western dressage musical freestyle and tips for success.

by Dolly Hannon The musical freestyle has become a very popular part of any horse show that offers them and has become a required class at the highest levels of open competitions up to and including the Olympic Games. It is a required component of the competition and medal awarding for both international Dressage and reining. […]

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World Show Volunteers Needed

WDAA is looking for volunteers to help out at the 2017 Western Dressage World Championship Show Sept 27th – Oct 1st, 2017 in Guthrie, Oklahoma – please contact us at info@westerndressageassociation.org if you are available and willing, it takes a village to put on an event like our World Show and we would love to […]

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Talking Hats

Cowboy Hats

By Cindy Butler from WDAMI Your Western (Cowboy) hat tells a story about you. All Western hats are not the same.  I tell my riding students, you can scrimp on your outfit and still be properly attired for a horse show, but buy a good hat!  The judge will know who you are from a […]

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