July 29, 2013 -- At the mid-year meeting of the United States Equestrian Federation, the Board of Directors approved a rule change proposal, effective Dec. 1, 2013, which recognizes Western Dressage as an individual discipline that will have its own chapter in the USEF Rule Book beginning with the 2014 competition season.
The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) is honored to have been named the USEF Recognized Affiliate for the exciting new discipline of Western Dressage. WDAA is thrilled to bring its focus and mission of "Honoring the Horse" to the USEF's horse welfare initiatives. WDAA will work closely with USEF coordinating rule processes and other recognized affiliate functions.
The Western Dressage Association®of America is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization focused on providing a model of horsemanship which optimizes the partnership of horse and rider for their mutual benefit. The mission of the Western Dressage Association is “to honor the horse, to value the partnership between horse and rider and to celebrate the legacy of the American West,” which it focuses on thorough its offerings of educational opportunities and events to the equestrian community. To discover more about the WDAA, please visit www.westerndressageassociation.org.