Executive of WSDAC with Cliff Swanson WDAA Advisory Board member at Equine Affaire in Columbus Ohio.
L-R: Elaine Ward, Cliff Swanson, Karin Zawadowsky, and Carol Mooney.
We are pleased to announce new tests for 2013. Our International Alliance Partner, the Western Dressage Association of America has graciously permitted to use their tests for Canada. We are now in alignment with the WDAA and the United States Equestrian Federation. This now creates a consistency to Western Dressage enthusiasts on both sides of the border.
1. The objective of Western Style Dressage is the correct development of the horse so that the horse becomes an athlete who is a pleasure to ride, who works in harmony with the rider. The result of this training is a horse that is calm, supple, loose, balanced and flexible. The horse is also confident and willing to perform the correct basics with little effort.
2. The quality of this training is seen in:
a. The freedom and regularity of the gaits.
b. The harmony, lightness, and ease of the movements.
c. The lightness of the forehand, and the engagement of the hindquarters originating from lively impulsion.
d. The acceptance of light contact with the bit, and submissiveness without any tension or resistance.
3. The horse gives the impression of doing, of it’s own accord what is required. The horse will appear confident and attentive, submitting generously to the control of the rider.
WSDAC is looking for Coaches/Trainers that are
interested in teaching and promoting Western Style Dressage in Canada.
please contact us at for
Proud to be an International Alliance Partner of the Western Dressage Association of America
National Memberships are now due. $35 per year per individual. Additional Chapter Dues applicable to members who belong to a Chapter.
Please help support WSDAC and it's mission to promote Western Style Dressage in Canada. This association is 100% Canadian and is registered as a Not-for-Profit Association with the Canadian Government.
If paying by cheque or money order, print and fill out the membership application Here, and mail to the National Secretary.
If you are using PAYPAL, kindly fill out the form on the Contact Us page- just mention membership in the comments section, as we need to confirm your contact information this information is automatically sent to us to be processed. Your membership card will be sent via Regular Mail.
Please make cheques payable to: Western Style Dressage Association of Canada, not WSDAC
Attention Western Dressage Professionals. Your $35 annual membership will include a free listing in our Professional Directory.Just let us know via the Contact Us page that you wish to be added to the directory and include a website or email address.