You can join DHD by downloading the membership form and sending the form and dues to our secretary.
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The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has information for people new to dressage here: https://www.usdf.org/about/about-dressage/newtodressage.asp
US Equestrian (USEF) also has information for people new to riding and showing here: https://www.usef.org/start-riding
The Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) has information about western dressage here: http://westerndressageassociation.org/about-western-dressage/
Dressage shows are governed by both USDF and USEF.
The USEF dressage rule book can be found here: https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/F3p8pgrWgAo/dr-dressage-division
The USEF Western dressage rule book can be found here:
DHD & CT relaxes certain rules on attire, details can be found on our Show Rules page.
We follow the USEF rules other than stated exceptions.
ASTM/SEI certified helmets are REQUIRED for any participant while mounted. This includes competitors and anyone mounted on a horse entered in the show at any time while on the show grounds.
Those rule books are complicated and I’m confused! How do I find out if my tack or attire are correct and legal for DHD shows and events?
We’re here to help! You can contact the show secretary or event manager, or any member of the board by using our contact form and we’ll do our best to help you navigate the rule books. The judge and show manager have final authority at DHD shows.
DHD has monthly meetings, clinics and other events. Check our events calendar for information.
Year-End Awards are given at the end of the show series for each class. Riders must volunteer for at least 4 hours to be eligible. Further details can be found on our Volunteer Information page.
Fantastic! DHD runs on volunteers and we’d love to have you join in. You can find out more about volunteering here. There is a manager for each event and a volunteer coordinator for shows. Information on volunteering and contacts will be posted and announced.
The DHD Rewards program recognizes the efforts of our volunteers. Subject to availability of funds, members in good standing can be reimbursed $50 towards equestrian educational activities (such as clinics or lessons) by providing a report and submitting vouchers for 4 hours of volunteer time. Full details can be found here.
Starting in the 2018 membership year, we are using a voucher system. Volunteer vouchers will be given at events and redeemed for programs as announced by the board. Full details can be found here.