Significant Accomplishments of the WDAA in 2013

  • Elected new members to the Executive Board of Directors of WDAA
    • Guy E. Brown – President
    • Darrell Bilke – Vice President
    • Ellen DiBella – Secretary
    • Gil Merrick – Treasurer
    • Karen Homer Brown – Rules & Test Committee Chair
    • Bob Harb – Affiliate Chair
    • Lisa B. Blackstone – Media & Member Relations Chair
    • AnnMarie Brockhouse – Executive Administrative Assistant
    • Deirdre M. Davenport – Online Operations Manager
  • Adopted and published WDAA Rules and 16 Tests (4 each at 4 levels)
  • Developed, populated and implemented a completely new WDAA Committee Structure
  • Developed, adopted and implemented a Committee Member Handbook for Operations
  • Formed a new Strategic Business Alliance with Dressage Illustrated
  • Helped form 3 New State Affiliates (Georgia, Florida & Ohio)
  • Facilitated the Reorganization the California State Affiliate
  • Formalized 4 New Breed Alliances (Appaloosa Horse Club, US Lipizzan Federation, Arabian Horse Association & Missouri Foxtrotting Horse Breed Association)
  • Initiated Breed Alliance discussions with American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA Task Force)
  • Obtained and migrated WDAA digital data to a New Data Management Software System
  • Captured & posted videos all WDAA Tests on HorseShow.com’s website (video library)
  • Obtained approval by USEF (the US National Governing Body for Equine Sport) to become the Recognized Affiliate for the Western Dressage Discipline
  • Expanded Train The Trainer™ program offerings to 3 locations in 2013 (CO, OH & NC)
  • Formed 2 New International Affiliates (Southern Australia & Western Australia)
  • Planned (and will conduct) WDAA’s first World Championship Horse Show
  • Populated the USEF Technical Committee for the Western Dressage Discipline

 

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