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WDAFL’s mission statement:

is to mirror that of the WDAA… and to provide educational & social opportunity for all riders who embrace Western Dressage.

Take part in an event near you...

The year is almost halfway over but there is still so much more riding to do!  The Western Dressage Association of Florida’s website is the perfect way to keep everyone updated on the events happening anywhere in Florida and beyond. We welcome clinics, demonstrations, schooling shows, rated shows, anything that involves western dressage.  The excitement and interest in this sport is growing at rates that we never imagined or anyone ever expected.  And we want your event to be seen and shared!
And you don’t have to be a member to do this.  But we would love to have you join and get all the benefits of being a part of this growing sport.
To add your event, just follow these simple steps: 
Go to our website at
Roll your cursor on Calendar at the top of the page. 
When Submit Your Event appears, click on it.
This takes you to the page where you can add your event. The required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*) but the more information you can provide, the better.
There is a field on the page for the event website, contact name and numbers, venue location name and address, and judge or clinician name.  
But the easiest way to do this is to upload your flyer using the button just under the box for Additional Comments or Event Details.  
Please take a few moments to go to our website at and submit your event.  We look forward to hearing from you!
It’s about the journey!!

WDAFL YouTube Channel

You can find a link to our YouTube channel on our website under Education. There are many different tests uploaded to assist in better understanding how to ride the WDAA tests. We always need fresh content and ask that you contact
Marie-Frances at  to learn how to add your video added to the channel. Please be sure to share and thank you in advance for submitting your test. Watch Here:
YouTube Channel


To the summer in warm sunny Florida. Enjoy the newsletter and look for updates via social media. 
1st Annual WDAFL Championship  
November 14-15 
The Grand Oaks Resort Weirsdale, FL
Be a part of history and plan on attending our 1st WDAFL Championship at the beautiful Grand Oaks Resort.  Conveniently located for all of our members and one of the most gorgeous up to date horse facilities in the state.  We held our Annual
Meeting here last year and everyone agreed this was the location to hold our 1st WDAFL Championship.
As we begin to plan the events we encourage you to make your plans to attend now.  The Grand Oaks offers wonderful stalls, lodging on site & RV sites.  For lodging contact:  Lori Mount, Reservation Administrator, 353-750-5500 x 231 or For more information visit their website:
We would like to hear from you what types of educational programs, etc. you would like for Saturday.  The Championship will be held on Sunday, and we are planning on 2 arenas (covered), allowing for 120 rides.  We will be having an Exhibitor Party on Saturday evening.  The rest is in planning stages, so let us know at

Volunteers Needed

WDAFL is seeking a variety of volunteers to assist us as we continue to grow.  We need writers, individuals with marketing skills, helping with a sponsorship program,  and we are going to need a lot of assistance with the Championship.  So, please let us know of your interest by contacting us at

High Point Program

The High Point Program is taking off! This year we have seen both the number of horse/rider teams enter and geographical area grow. We have horse/rider teams from as far north as Southern Georgia - who ride in Florida shows - and way down south Florida. WDAFL is growing. The High Point Program is becoming competitive!

Ladies and gentlemen, there seems to be some confusion over the High Point rules regarding entrees to be submitted.
  • The rule states: Must ride in a minimum of three WDAFL qualifying shows under three (3) different judges (per level).
  • When submitting your tests, only send the highest score for the day under one judge. For example: you ride two tests (one is a 69.7, the other 70) under one judge - only submit the higher score(70). If you ride two tests under two different judges at the same show, you could submit both scores.
  • 1 test/1 day/1 judge/1 score to be submitted. At three qualifying shows.
  • There is a thirty (30) day time limit to send in your tests. Please send legible and complete copies. If you can’t read the copy, neither can we. If you are emailing a scan of your test, send it to yourself first to make sure you can open and read it.
If you are not in the game (High Point Program) you can’t win. Go for it!

Thoroughbred Incentive Program through The Jockey Club
We would like to bring to your attention a program that is available to all Schooling Shows and they have included Western Dressage in their awards.  The program for 2015 is established in order to be eligible for 2016 the shows need to apply for this program between August 1 and September 30, 2015.  The application is available at
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program provides ribbons and prize money so please check it out and apply.  Let your local show secretary or GMO Board member know of this opportunity.  Also, if you have a TB that qualifies under this program, find the shows that offer these awards, or contact the show(s) you attend.
If you have questions about this program contact us at:



WDAFL Sanctioned Instructor Program 
WDAFL has on its website a Professional Listing tab.  This is free to all members wishing to be listed as an Instructor/Trainer and $25/year for non-members.
We have also instituted a Sanctioned Instructor Program and the requirements for this program are also listed on the website under the same tab.   WDAFL is committed to supporting, encouraging and providing educational opportunities for all the professionals teaching and training Western Dressage. WDAFL does not certify, recommend or endorse professionals.
The next Discover Western Dressage Symposium for Instructors/Trainers/Judges will be  October 19 & 20, 2015.  Go to  for more information and to sign up.


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