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    President's Message for October/November

    Hi Everyone!

    Fall has been a busy time for dressage. NMDA held two schooling shows in September. On October 23 NMDA helped with Dressage at Albuquerque Equestrian Cup at Expo NM. The last NMDS rated show of the season is on October 29, 30 (www.nmds.us). A final NMDA Schooling Show happens on November 6.

    In addition, 2016 NMDA Board of Director elections are happening, and the final draft of the Bylaws Amendments are going out for Member vote.

    And if that is not enough, there are lots of clinics and events at private barns. Make sure you check the calendar regularly!

    Remember that 2016 membership is up on November 30. 2017 membership renewals are being accepted now so don't forget to get your renewal in! Click here to download a form.

    Another deadline is November 25 to get a discount on your reservation for the November 30-December 3 USDF Annual Convention.

    Hope to see you soon!


    NMDA is looking for candidates to run for 2017 Board of Directors. Please consider becoming a candidate - its a great way to serve the dressage community, and meet and have fun with other dressage enthusiasts! Elected positions are: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. If you are 21 or older, an NMDA member, or if you know of someone you would like to nominate, contact any member on the Nominating Committee:

    Cindy Kavan-Winfield, cjkwinfield@gmail.com
    Lily Luman, gsd615@yahoo.com
    Winnie Fitch, weolee@yahoo.com

    Current nominees:

    President: Susan Reed
    Vice President: Teresa Heine
    Treasurer: Karen Page
    Secretary: Open

    New Mexico Dressage Association is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of New Mexico. NMDA is also a Group Member Organization of USDF. The organization's purpose is to promote the understanding of dressage and to develop skill and excellence in its use, as well as to encourage, promote and conduct exhibitions, shows, clinics and other events by which interested people may develop their potential as riders and train their horses to the extent of their capabilities. Privileges of membership include but are not limited to participation in the organization's activities and receiving the Test Book. Members also become group members of USDF.

    NMDA Forms

    NMDA is now an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity! So any contribution - cash/check, show/educational activity sponsorship, or material donation - is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law! Your contribution/sponsorship allows NMDA to keep entry/participation costs for educational activities and shows lower for members and the general public....all in the name of learning more about dressage! Please send monetary donations to

    P.O. Box 971
    Placitas, NM 87043

    For all other contribution types, please contact the NMDA President. Thank you!

    NMDA Education Fund "Mini" Grant Application is now available. These small grants are easy to apply for, open to any age of member or nonmember, and can be applied towards NMDA educational events.
    The requirements are an interest in furthering dressage education with NMDA, a certain amount of volunteer hours, and submittal of application. Grants are good for 2 years. Click below for application & more information.

    Revised Bylaws

    Click here to see the revised bylaws.
    They will also be mailed out along with a ballot for approval.

New Mexico Horse Council

Award standings
as of September 24, 2016

The NMDA Education Fund

"L" Judges in New Mexico

Grant Information
The Dressage Foundation

Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Andrea Vassallo
Santa Fe Sport Horse