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Welcome to the Kentucky Dressage Association

Kentucky Dressage Association is a group member organization of the United States Dressage Federation. Each year, KDA hosts dressage horse shows and sponsors several top-notch dressage clinics.

KDA's horse shows provide dressage riders and their horses with the opportunity to compete at both nationally ranked and local level shows. Membership in KDA provides access to discounted clinics with popular dressage instructors, participation and recognition in an exceptional annual awards program, instant eligibility for prize money at some of our sanctioned shows and scholarships for those wanting to further their dressage education. From schooling shows, to recognized shows in May, July and October and breed shows exhibitors, owners and trainers are offered a wide variety of choices to meet their needs.

Since most of the horse shows take place at the Kentucky Horse Park, dressage enthusiasts have the privilege of  enjoying one of the finest facilities in the nation.

KDA members also enjoy keeping up with Dressage News via KDA's e-newsletter the "Impulsion" which is delivered to subscribers inboxes six times per year.

KDA is in the process of updating our website, we apologize if some items are not up and functioning at this time.


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2018 KDA Show Highlights

KDA Spring Warm-Up and 32nd Annual Dressage Show

       May 25th-27th  $7,500 of prize money offered

KDA Summer Classic I & II

July 6th-8th Riding classes will be held in the Walnut Arena making this a two ring show, so get your entries in on time.

KDA Breed Show I & II

       July 7th & 8th held in the covered arena

USDF North Central Breeders Championship Series Final

      July 8th held in the covered arena. You can show and qualify  for the Breeders Championship Series all on the same        weekend.

USDF Region 2 Championships and KDA Fall Classic

October 11th-14th

All classes will be held in the Rolex, Stonlea, Claiborne and Murphy Arenas, many of the same rings as the USDF Finals.


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Dressage Complex Renovation Project-

KDA wants to have see a world class dressage complex at the Kentucky Horse Park.  To achieve this goal KDA is a key participant with the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and the Kentucky Horse Park in the effort to design a world class complex and raise the money to make our vision a reality. Much thanks goes to the efforts of Roco Gibala, Sheila Woerth has worked very hard to develop plans and raise money towards this project. Please contact Sheila Woerth with Dressage Complex design questions, suggestions and fund raising ideas. Renovating the Dressage Complex is the last piece of the Kentucky Horse Park's competition venue's improvements.  

Efforts to replace several rings with improved drainage and footing is the first stage KDA is working on for the Dressage Complex, for more details and information contact Sheila Weorth at sweorth@twc.com

   View the March 2018  Impulsion Here    Features include The Neigh with special guest Maureen Sullivan, clinic reports for the Charlotte Dujardin and the volunteer clinic.   Special Feature:  New Organization, Old Discipline How the Western Dressage Organization Came To Be  By Katherine Rosback   First in a three-part series on the beginnings, the rules, the tests, and the future of Western Dressage. 

View the March 2018  Impulsion Here

Features include The Neigh with special guest Maureen Sullivan, clinic reports for the Charlotte Dujardin and the volunteer clinic.

Special Feature: New Organization, Old Discipline How the Western Dressage Organization Came To Be  By Katherine Rosback  First in a three-part series on the beginnings, the rules, the tests, and the future of Western Dressage.