In today’s world, competitive dressage is recognized as one of the three equestrian Olympic disciplines, and as well, is a method for showcasing all levels of training in a competitive format. Currently, there are nine progressive levels of competition, open to any breed of horse and available for all levels of riders, in which the horse and rider perform compulsory exercises. Special classes such as musical freestyle offer creativity and individual expression for the exhibitors and have become spectator favorites.
United States Dressage Federation
USEF International Discipline Association
The United States Dressage Federation is the only national membership organization dedicated to dressage, a method of horse training in existence since ancient Greece and an Olympic sport since the inception of the modern Olympics in the late 1800’s. 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.
You can visit the United States Dressage Federation at their website: www.usdf.org
US Equestrian Dressage Department Contact Information
[email protected] | 859.225.6949
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[email protected] | 859.225.6986
[email protected] | 859.225.6919
[email protected] | 859.225.6922
As a result of event cancellations linked to COVID-19, all Qualifying and Selection Procedures are currently under review. This review will be ongoing as new cancellations come in on a daily basis. If amendments to Qualifying or Selection Procedures are required and approved, they will be posted on the specific links below and notification will be sent out through email and social media. Thank you for your patience and please do not hesitate to reach out to USEF Dressage Staff if you have questions.