Western Dressage is about learning communication and an age old process of training for your equine partner and how you can improve yourself and your horse with a progressive system.
It is pointless to define a Western Dressage horse and what it should look like. Just like it is in the traditional dressage ring, horses come in many shapes and sizes. Western Dressage is used to improve the horses that you presently ride Western. It is not based on a breed or type.
The Western Style Dressage Association of Canada (WSDAC) was formed in 2011 and is a registered not-for-profit corporation in Canada.
WSDAC operates in accordance with
the published by-laws.
Join the Journey!
There are many member benefits to joining WSDAC including multiple points programs for showing and awards.
WSDAC has been monitoring the news from our Government, the World Health Organization, other Canadian sport system partners, national and local authorities to help minimize the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we endeavour to provide the best possible level of service while simultaneously protecting the health and wellbeing of our WSDAC community.
The Board of Directors will remain accessible via phone and email during office hours. A full listing of contact information can be found on our website at http://www.westernstyledressage.ca/.
WSDAC Sanctioned Competitions
For the current list of cancelled/postponed sanctioned competitions, please visit the website.
We are counting on each and every member of our community to make responsible decisions based on the information available, the conditions in your geographic area and the recommendations from your local public health authorities.
Competitors: Any questions regarding your show should be fielded to your show organizer.
Show Organizers: Please direct any questions pertaining to your sanctioned show to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All levels of government in Canada have publicly and repeatedly communicated that everyone in the country should be practicing social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people, in other words stay home.
And on a final note, there is a lot we know about horses, but perhaps the best thing about them is that there is so much we don't know. And yet, when we ask something new of them, they keep rising to the occasion, again and again.
Let’s be honest, we don’t know a lot about this virus, but we can also keep rising to the occasion. We will get through this together.
IMPORTANT UPDATE - JUNE 25TH, 2020
WSDAC has been monitoring the impact of COVID-19 across Canada, as a result of the varying timelines across provinces regarding reopening, there will be a change to this years program and year end. For any sanctioned shows that do take place this year we will also be gathering points for the Lifetime Horse Performance Program.
WSDAC is taking into consideration that not all provinces and regions will have the same restrictions across Canada. We will maintain a level of equal opportunity within our membership.
After long consideration WSDAC has changed this years program to the following;
1) Any accumulation of points, scores, qualification or rankings towards our year end program of 2020 will be merged with 2021 regular season.
2) Any membership renewal that has already been purchased for 2020 will be extended into the entire 2021 season.
3) Any sanctioned show permit fees will be reimbursed if unable to reschedule.
Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.
We honour the horse and diversity of all breeds. We value all levels of riders and the partnership they share with the horse. We will educate and promote this new discipline that unites East and West.