Western dressage competition provides a systematic method for measuring our progress. The judging and scoring of each test element gives the rider valuable knowledge and understanding of areas in which they excel....and those that need improvement.
Unlike many western classes in which many horses compete at once, Western Dressage offers the chance for you and your horse to obtain feedback from a judge that is watching you...and only you.
We will strive to keep our competitions friendly and inviting. We choose our judges carefully, only utilizing judges who have dressage knowledge and credentials along with an encouraging nature.
North American Western Dressage was created to provide structure and consistency for Western Dressage Competitions across North America. We are a national affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation and we recognize their authority as the governing body for equestrian sport.
We will provide both virtual and live competitions and will provide resources for others to do the same.
When we compete in Western Dressage, we compete with ourselves.