Dressage Educational Resources and Organization Links


  • Oregon Dressage Society (ODS) – the oldest United States Dressage Federation GMO (Group Member Organization) in the country, ODS has chapters throughout the state. “The purpose of the Oregon Dressage Society is to educate, promote and inspire its members and the general public through programs, publications and competitions, in a way that enhances the image of Dressage and promotes the welfare of the horse.”
  • United States Dressage Federation (USDF) – the national membership federation for the equestrian sport of dressage. Running under the USEF, the Federation is committed to education, recognition of achievement and promotion of dressage in the United States.
    • 2019 USDF Dressage Tests, Introductory through Fourth Level + Freestyles, Pas de Deux, Quadrille, and Developing / Young Horse Tests. These tests are updated every four years and are effective through 11/30/2022.
    • USDF Region 6 – The USDF has divided the country into nine regions for competition purposes. Region 6 is comprised of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Western Montana.
    • USDF Rider Awards – This program (Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals) awards medals to riders achieving scores from First Level through Grand Prix.
    • 2022 USDF Member Guide – Includes information about dressage education, awards, and championships.
  • The Dressage Foundation – A non-profit organization that provides financial support through grants to dressage riders, instructors, judges, breeders, show managers, and dressage clubs with the goal of advancing dressage in the United States.

Educational and News Resources

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