The WDAA Welcomes New Members to Executive Board

The Western Dressage Association® of America (WDAA) is proud to welcome Linnea Sidi and Mike Baker as members of its Executive Board of Directors.

Linnea Sidi - WDAALinnea Sidi comes to the WDAA as a lifelong student of the horse. She began riding Dressage and Hunter/Jumpers under the tutelage of Olympian Ernest Simard moving in college to compete as part of the University of Colorado’s Equestrian Team. Whether training bridle horses, exploring trails, or breeding her beloved Morgan horses those Dressage principles have remained at the center of her horsemanship. Linnea is very involved with the American Morgan Horse Association, volunteering in a variety of roles for committees, on task forces and as a regional director. Read more Linnea’s biography published here,


Mike Baker - WDAAMike Baker is well known and respected as a Judge and Trainer. His career as a trainer began on the track. He started judging the Western division and now holds cards with ApHC, PHBA, USEF, Pinto and APHA. Mike has judges World and Championship Shows for each entity with which he is licensed as well as in several European countries. Mike has been honored with numerous awards and recognition for his role as a trainer and in the judging community.   He often featured authoring pieces for the Appaloosa Journal, Pinto Horse Magazine and Virginia Horse Journal. Mike and his wife Shannon (also a Judge and Ring Steward) owns and operates Baker Performance Horses specializing in reining horses and turning out many champions.

Both Linnea and Mike embody the essence of the WDAA with their deep commitments to “honor the horse, value the horse and rider partnership and celebrate the legacy of the American West. The WDAA is grateful to both wonderful individuals for devoting their time, talents and vast experiences to aid the in the continued growth and development of Western Dressage.


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