Tri-State Dressage Society (TSDS) is a Group Member Organization of the USDF. Membership includes riders from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.
Dressage is a french word meaning training. Dressage has existed as a method of horse training since ancient times. The sport of Dressage made it’s Olympic debute in 1912, modern dressage offers nine progressive levels of competition and is open to any breed of horse and all levels of riders. The United States Dressage Federation is the only national membership organization dedicated to dressage. Dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage, USDF has more than 30 different educational programs, 125 affiliate local or regional clubs, and more than 2000 annual awards for excellence in competition.
Upcoming Show Date
May 6, 2017
Entries Open April 6th
Judges are Diane Rochau & Bill Woods
Bill Woords Clinic Sunday May 7 at Holly Hill & Monday May 8 at Wildwood
What is Western Dressage?
Western Dressage integrates the historically validated principles of dressage with the best of western stock horse tradition. It is a systematic and progressive system of training for the western horse and rider in traditional stock tack with the purpose of enjoying a safe, pleasurable, versatile, and useful working horse. The hallmarks of the Western Dressage Horse are usefulness, rideability, willingness, safety, pure gaits, lightness, calmness, and steadiness.