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Vendor Form and Sponsor Information for the 2018 Regional Championship available for download. 

2016 - 2017 Meeting Minutes added under the "about" page

Current update on the request for a date change for 2018 Regional Championships - December 16th, 2017


Dear Ms Bunch,

I just want to acknowledge that DNW has received the letter you have sent on behalf of the Region 6 PM and GMO elected Delegates. These being the USDF Region 6 regional representatives, regarding their request for a change of date for the GAIG/USDF Region 6 Dressage Championships and Northwest Dressage Championships. The request is to move the Competition from September 20 – 23, 2018 to September 27 – 30th 2018.  More

An Overview of CDI Entry Requirements

By Heather Oleson

February 2016


CDI is an acronym for Concours Dressage International, which is a dressage competition recognized by the FEI. CDI competitions (“international” shows) have several additional requirements above those necessary for competing in USEF/USDF recognized shows (“national” shows).  As a CDI competitor for many years, in this article I hope to outline those requirements for interested dressage riders who would like to compete in CDIs. More.

There and Back: Heather Oleson reflects on her journey to the Dressage Festival of Champions and the East Coast vs. West Coast debate

By Lori Fleming


I caught up with Heather Oleson on a Sunday as she headed to the barn. The January morning temperature had risen to 18 degrees in Eagle, Idaho, outside of Boise. At that temp, most of us wouldn't think twice about giving our horses a day off and staying far away from the barn. (More)

Idaho professional Gail Redinger prepares her top-ranked young horse for his national debut 

By Lori Fleming


Gail Redinger, a dressage trainer, coach, and competitor in Sand Point, Idaho is preparing for a cross country trip of endings and beginnings. Ending is her 12 year partnership with Mitras, the Trakehner gelding she trained from the start through Grand Prix – Gail will be delivering him to his adoring new owner. Beginning is her national-level journey with Formancier (Furst Romancier x Bailys/Don Romantic), her Dutch warmblood gelding... (more)



2014 US Dressage Finals: Watch the rides on USEF Network

November 9, 2014 -- Videos HERE.

USDF Congratulates 2014 GMO Award Winners

Lexington, KY (October 22, 2014) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to congratulate all of the winners of the 2014 GMO Awards, which will be presented during the Board of Governor’s General Assembly at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, in Cambridge, MA. 


The Region 6 award winners are:


The Oregon Dressage Society

First place -- GMO Website/Best User Experience Award for GMOs with 500 or more members


Shannon Larabee (Oregon Dressage Society)

GMO Volunteer of the Year


Nancy  Roché (Idaho Dressage & Eventing Association)

The Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund Grant

New USEF dressage tests for 2015 released!

November 3, 2014 -- New tests HERE.

New FEI dressage tests announced!

October 28, 2014 -- New tests HERE.

The Dressage Foundation's Renee Isler Fund Awards Grant to Jhesika Wells


October 10, 2014

Source: The Dressage Foundation


The Dressage Foundation's Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund has awarded an $800 grant to Jhesika Wells (WA) to receive training from Severo Jurado, a trainer and top rider for Andreas Helgstrand in Denmark. Jhesika, a successful young U.S. rider, is currently in Denmark working for Helgstrand. She will use the grant to take a series of intensive training lessons with Jurado, riding Helgstrand’s horse, Digital. Jhesika plans to continue learning how to train a horse to the FEI levels and compete throughout Europe. “I am ecstatic and honored that The Dressage Foundation has chosen me to receive this grant...

Five Years In The Making: John McGinty Gains Approval For CDI Amateur Classes


October 7, 2014

By: Lisa Slade for Chronicle of the Horse


John McGinty took up the cause of more adult amateur classes at dressage shows because it was an important issue to him—and he knew it was important to many other people as well.


McGinty, a hunter and jumper judge who competes his Dutch Warmblood Playboy at the small tour as well as working full time as a financial advisor, earned a huge victory with the announcement that the Fédération Equestre Internationale approved a new amateur CDI division for 2015. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival will offer the classes starting with their first CDI-W of the year, Jan. 7-11.


USDF Reports Dramatic Increase in Nominations For 2014 US Dressage Finals Presented By Adequan®

October 8, 2014

Source: Yellow Horse Marketing for the US Dressage Finals


After years of debate and development, last fall's inauguralUS Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® were a resounding success.  Since then, enthusiasm has continued to spread across the country for this year's Finals which will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 6 - 9, 2014, and recent nomination figures as reported by the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) have far exceeded expectations.

2014 Great American/USDF Region 6 Dressage Championships
and Northwest Dressage Championships and Open Show

September 18-21st, 2014


Nutrena/USDF Region 6 Adult Clinic Featuring Hilda Gurney

Hosted by Idaho Dressage and Eventing Association

Idaho Horse Park

Nampa, ID

October 4-5, 2014


Clinician Hilda Gurney

Clinic Information
USDF Adult Clinic Information
USDF Adult Clinic FAQ

International Amateur Division for Dressage to be Launched in 2015


July 20, 2014   By KENNETH J. BRADDICK


An internatiomal dressage division for amateurs will be introduced around the world on Jan. 1, 2015 to provide global competitions for the biggest group of riders.


The Internatiomal Equestrian Federation (FEI) Dressage Committee approved the new international division to be labeled CDIAm at small tour Prix St. Georges/Intermediate and the medium tour Inter A and B levels that were introduced this year.

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