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With the deadline fast approaching for emails to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your recommendation for a Western Dressage recognized affiliate, I would like to take the opportunity to educate all of you about the business structure of North American Western Dressage.  I know, this is not nearly as exciting as whether we should use a curb with one hand or two, but it is very important that the organization that is chosen has a foundation that will stand the test of time and will be able to maintain consistency with the exponential growth that Western Dressage is experiencing.   

NAWD is comprised of 6 regions, each of which are run by committees.  This structure ensures cohesiveness and consistency throughout the organization.  It also eliminates the possibility of affiliate desertion and the resulting member frustration.

  • No dual membership is required... a member of NAWD is a member of the National Organization AND the region in which they reside.  
  • Regions are NOT separate entities, which eliminates the need for regions to pay for costly insurance policies, websites, affiliation fees, organizational fees, legal expenses, and other fees that are associated with running an organization

$1·         When premium and professional memberships number at least 300 for a region, the membership shall have the option to elect a Regional Director to sit on the board.

We have created our regional structure because we don't feel that our volunteers should have out-of-pocket expenses when they come to work for NAWD.  In fact, clinic organizers and show hosts can be paid for the work that they do, NOT the other way around.

Because regional committees have very little in administrative and business costs, NAWD is able to focus its revenue on programs for our members and all Western Dressage and Cowboy Dressage™ enthusiasts.  Since our inception in 2010, sixty percent of our revenue has gone directly to programs in the form of clinics, schooling shows, and virtual learning opportunities.