The purpose of regional chapters is to make it possible for WSD riders to have a group of likeminded, nearby individuals to participate in local shows clinics, demonstrations etc.
Canada is a huge country and there is no way that WSDAC can arrange for these types of activities countrywide. Further, we view WSDAC as the steering organization, providing a foundation for Regional Chapters to build on.
WSDAC welcomes members and groups outside of Canada to become affiliated
Information on Forming A Regional Chapter
Overview of Regional Chapter Structure
WSDAC, as the umbrella organization is responsible for setting national standards in all aspects of Western Style Dressage for members, chapters and affiliates. Without a parent organization establishing a universal protocol, there would be confusion and a general lack of unity in training, testing, showing and competing in this discipline.
WSDAC recognizes Regional Chapters based on geographical areas.