The North American Western Dressage Advisory Board
Since it's inception in 2010, NAWD has stood for Horse Welfare. Our stance has been noted by these emminant Equine Welfare Advocates, and they have graciously agreed to join our Advisory Board
NAWD is overseen by an Executive Director that works with an Executive Committee. Any paid member in good standing can make a rule change proposal for NAWD. Those proposals are reviewed by the respective committee(s) for consideration. NAWD has standing committees for Ethics and Competition. Those committees vote to bring the respective rule change proposal out of committee and to the Executive Committee. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, some rule change proposals may be put forth to the general membership of North American Western Dressage through a voting system selected by the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee can make changes to NAWD fees, policies, and programs at any time including but not limited to NAWD Stars, NAWD Trax, NAWD Recognized Shows and other such programs. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, some program changes may be put forth for a vote by the general membership of North American Western Dressage through an online voting opportunity.