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Western Dressage News from New Mexico

Well, no surprise to you the Ellie Stine-Masek clinic was great! There were traditional dressage riders (up to Prix St. George) as well as several western dressage levels being ridden. Folks came down from Colorado and then continued on to the New Mexico Quarter Horse circuit. It was great fun to visit with folks and get some great instruction. Many thanks go out to the team at Dressage Club of New Mexico and The Dressage Foundation with Lynn Palm’s grant. Super thanks to Vert for sponsoring the rider’s dinner that included a most wonderful evening with clinician Ellie Stine-Masek.

The next thing that is on our calendar is a fundraising trail clinic at the Stanley arena on July 9th. Brigette Honea will be the clinician. Brigette has taken a lot of horses to the AQHA World Show and done very well. For more information, here is the New Mexico Quarter Horse website.

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WDA of Illinois - December 2022 Newsletter

View the December 2022 WDA of Illinois Newsletter as a PDF!

WDA of Arizona - December 2022 Newsletter

View the December 2022 WDA of Arizona Newsletter as a PDF!

CAWDA Announces WD Judges Scholarship

California Western Dressage Association announced its Western Dressage Judges’ Scholarship program, an annual award program to help potential Western Dressage judges achieve their goal.

CAWDA is offering a Western Dressage Judges' Scholarship to a selected CAWDA member who is considering becoming a Western Dressage judge or is in the process of going through the Western Dressage licensing program. All adult CAWDA members are eligible to apply except for those who are already USEF licensed large R western dressage judges. (Small "r" judges going for their large "R" may also apply.)

The CAWDA scholarship will cover the fee for the upcoming (2023) WDAA Judges’ seminar held in Colorado. One applicant will be selected by the CAWDA Board based on their application and a Board interview. Deadline for application submission is November 20, 2022.

Western Dressage judges are the cornerstone of our discipline. We are excited to be able to offer this award and welcome those who accept the challenge of becoming a licensed judge to apply.

For more information about the program and to access the scholarship application, visit our web page at

McLaughlin Ribbon Awards Partners with WDAA

Official Award Ribbon Supplier to the WDAA & State Affiliates

McLaughlin Ribbon Awards is now the Official Award Ribbon Supplier and Partner of the Western Dressage Association of America and their State Affiliates! The Western Dressage Association of America is an Educational Not for Profit with a 501c3 status. Their primary focus is on education about and the promotion of Western Dressage.