Chapters

The Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association was formed in 1971 to promote participation in the equine disciplines of Dressage and Combined Training. The DSDCTA became a Charter Group Member of the USDF when that organization was founded in 1974. The original DSDCTA had no chapters. Today the organization is made up of multiple regional chapters.

  • Emerald Coast

    The Emerald Coast Chapter (ECC) is the oldest remaining chapter of the DSDCTA. Currently centered around the Ft. Walton Beach/Niceville/Destin, FL area, we have members ranging geographically from Navarre to Panama City, and into south Alabama.

    The chapter hosts two USEF/USDF recognized Dressage shows a year – The Blue Angel Dressage Show at the Escambia County Equestrian Center in Pensacola, FL. The shows are a joint effort with our sister Chapter, Florabama.

    In addition to our shows, ECC hosts clinics, social gatherings, and educational opportunities. Our members are frequently in the majority at DSDCTA sponsored events, offering their support, enthusiasm, and talent to our GMO and sport. Our diverse membership includes everything from FEI riders to “show Moms”.

    New members are always welcome and we hope will join in our efforts to develop and promote Dressage and Combined Training throughout our region. The ECC provides a monthly newsletter and scholarships to both adult and junior members, and makes an annual charitable donation to a local organization in need.

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  • Florabama

    The Florabama Chapter of the Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association was formed to help promote the equestrian sports of dressage and combined training in the western portion of the Florida Panhandle and southeastern Alabama.

    The organization’s goal is to heighten its members’ and the community’s knowledge and appreciation for dressage and combined training by sponsoring clinics, shows, and seminars, under the guidance of the rules of the United States Equestrian Federation (USDF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).

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  • Horse Country

    “Horse Country Dressage and Combined Training” (HCDCT) is an association of men and women from the central Florida area who share a passion for horses. HCDCT was founded in early 2009 as a local chapter of Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association (DSDCTA).  Our meetings are usually held in the Ocala area.

    Our primary goal as an organization is to promote the welfare of the horse by fostering both an understanding and  practical implementation of the time-tested principles of classical dressage training – – the original “natural horsemanship.”   We believe that a correct dressage foundation is beneficial to horses engaged in virtually all disciplines. We welcome new members from all disciplines, with all breeds of horses. We focus on what we have in common:  A genuine love of horses and therefore a concern for their welfare – along with a desire to support and encourage each other in our respective equine endeavors, and to have fun in the process! . Events we promote include educational opportunities, social gatherings, equine-related outings, and clinics.

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  • Northwest Florida

    The Northwest Florida Chapter (NFC) of the Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association was formed to help promote the equestrian sports of dressage and combined training in Northwest Florida area.

    The organization’s goal is to heighten its members’ and the community’s knowledge and appreciation for dressage and combined training by sponsoring clinics, shows, and seminars, under the guidance of the rules of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).

    While the majority of the Chapter’s membership comes from the Florida Panhandle, it also has members located in Georgia and South Alabama.

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  • Suwannee Valley

    The Suwannee Valley Chapter was formed in 2002. Our chapter membership encompasses the areas east of Tallahassee, Monticello, Madison, Greenville, Lee, Live Oak, Jasper, Wellborn, and Lake City in Florida, as well as Valdosta, Hahira, Quitman, Lake Park, Tifton, Thomasville and Moultrie in Georgia.

    The organization’s goal is to heighten its members’ and the community’s knowledge and appreciation for dressage and combined training by sponsoring clinics, shows, and seminars, under the guidance of the rules of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).

    Our chapter meets on the second Thursday of each month at different locations. We hold tack sales, saddle fitting and safety clinics and have guest speakers. We publish a monthly newsletter keeping members informed of all our activities. We, also, e-mail pertinent information regarding shows, healthcare, and any events that our members may be interested in.

    Our membership supports all equestrian endeavors and welcomes everyone to our meetings and functions. Please do not hesitate to e-mail or phone any of the Suwannee Valley Chapters officers for more information.

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