Welcome to the California Western Dressage Association®
California’s Official State Affiliate of the Western Dressage Association® of America
Carolyn Boydston, Equine Artist
The CAWDA would like to extend a special Thank You to artist and CAWDA member Carolyn Boydston for donating the Grand Prize for our Horse Expo drawing.
The beautiful, to-be hand painted sculpture was won by Cynthia Collins.
Carolyn and sculptor Kitty Cantrell have received numerous awards for their work, and were selected to craft the prestigious Vox Populi award, which is given in honor of great Thoroughbred race horses. The bronze bust that Kitty and Carolyn designed was of Secretariat, and was awarded to the owners of Zenyatta.
The CAWDA encourages all visitors to our site to visit Carolyn’s website athttp://whitehorsestudios.net/ and her Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/Boydston.WhiteHorseStudios. Caroline has pictures of the beautiful art work she has done. Contact her to commission a masterpiece of your favorite equine friend!
Attention Trainers And Judges: Join the CaWDA Trainers Network!
The California Western Dressage Association would like to thank all our California trainers and judges who support Western Dressage. In alignment with our new organization, we are committed to starting the California Western Dressage Trainers Network. The Network will be comprised of professional horse trainers and judges. It will serve as a forum for rule change discussions, requests, Western Dressage standards and practices; it will suggest and promote professional education, including assisting in organizing the WDAA Train the Trainers clinics; and it will drive the growth of Western Dressage in California.
We would like to invite all Western Dressage trainers, clinicians, and judges to participate, and we would like to invite trainers from other disciplines to join us as well.
If you are interested in the Trainers Network, please tell us at CAWDA-Trainers@cawda.org.
For Show Managers, Promoters and Horse Club Officers
Are you planning your 2014 show schedule? Consider holding some Western Dressage shows or classes in combination with your dressage shows, open shows, breed shows and events. The California Western Dressage Association will help you promote through our websites and mailings, and provide you with any information you may need to have a successful show.
In addition, the California Western Dressage Association is offering a 2014 high point award program for CAWDA-approved shows. Please contact us if you would like us to include your show series. In addition to our advertising, show managers will receive a set of rosette ribbons which they can use as awards for their show series. We would like to nominate as many qualifying shows statewide as possible so that our members have more opportunities to accumulate points.
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Call for Regional Team Members!
Many hands make light work and the California Western Dressage Association needs your helping hands! Join us as a Regional Team member as we build the CaWDA. Regional Teams will:
- Promote Western Dressage in California
- Present ideas to the Board for member benefits, programs and education
- Serve on special committees to help establish CaWDA programs
Send us a note at CAWDA-RegTeams@cawda.org and let us know you want to be a Regional Team member. We will be contacting our Regional Team members in a few weeks to start building!
CaWDA.org is your “go to” website for…
- Western Dressage Events covering every region of California
- Educational & Training Materials provided by the WDAA and CaWDA
- Current Western Dressage News & Updates in our Blog or eNewsletters
- Connecting & Sharing ideas with other Western Dressage enthusiasts through The Social Corral, a private social network for WDAA Members & Facebook