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March Madness I & II shows are fast approaching!

Entries are due by  February 23.

To volunteer to help at the shows, please go to the Sign Up Genius

To sponsor a class, high point or to advertise in the Show program, please use the sponsorship form

By volunteering or sponsoring, you will be able to earn hours towards the requirement for eligibilty for Year End Awards!

Tucson 2023 Year End Awards for Schooling and Recognized Shows

Photos of Award Winners

Photo Montage of 2023 State Championships

Region 5 January News

The Holiday season has passed and we’re starting another fantastic new year!  I’m going to provide a bit of a Convention wrap-up and highlight a few things to note.

Congratulations to our GMO award winner at the Convention:

§  Region 5 GMO Volunteer of the Year – Tania Radda – Scottsdale, Arizona – Arizona Dressage Association

A few key things from the Convention this year:

  • Due increased were passed by the Board of Governors for the membership year 2025 that starts December 1, 2024.  Participating membership will increase to $100, Youth participating membership will increase to $80, GMOs will pay $25 per individual member (a $1 increase) and an additional $2 increase was passed to make it $12 per family member.
  • The Executive Board passed quite a few fee increases that will also be effective for the 2025 competition year.  Some highlights include Horse Lifetime Registrations increasing from $115 to $140, HIDs increasing from $35 to $45, Non-member fees increasing from $35 to $55 and qualifying ride fees increasing from $15 to $20.  If you have any questions on these, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or USDF and ask.
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US Equestrian Introduces Microchip Rule for Equine Health and Safety

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 5, 2023, 10:11 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian Federation strives to consistently ensure the safety and welfare of both our human and equine athletes. One fundamental aspect of equine safety is microchipping. Microchips in horses allow for immediate onsite verification of horses for the purpose of safeguarding the health of each horse. This is vital, especially during times of disease outbreaks or natural disasters.

To this end, the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved a new microchipping rule during the 2023 Mid-Year Board meeting. Beginning December 1, 2025, under GR 1101.1, all horses competing in USEF-licensed or -endorsed competitions must be microchipped with a 15-digit ISO compliant 11784/11785 chip. 

More information


SAAHA- Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association- is  sponsoring a High Point Award for Arabians, Half Arabians or Anglo Arabians at Tucson shows. 

Congratulations to Isabelle Aragon-Ramos and her Arabian gelding, Zafari, for winning the award at the Tucson Dressage Club March Madness Shows.

For more infomation, click here

If you are wondering how you can  get more involved with TDC, we need help on committees! Do you like writing? We need help with newsletter submissions! Do you want to help with the recognized competitions? Join the Show Committee! Do you like putting together events? We can use help preparing for the clinics/symposiums, socials, & schooling shows! Are you craving more social activities for club members? We would love a small committee of people that organize social events! Do you like to be more on the tech side of things? Perhaps helping maintain the website would be of interest! Let us know how you would like to support dressage in our community through volunteering with Tucson Dressage Club.   Contact us with your enthusiasm at tucsondressagclub2@gmail.com or bobbi@amadoequine.com


GMO Volunteer Incentive Program

Members of the GMO now are able to participate in a new award program sponsored by the USDF.  GMO members log their hours on a form (link to more information and form below) and that is then validated by a GMO officer.  Once a milestone has been achieved, the member submits the GMO Volunteer Incentive Program tracking sheet to USDF. 

!https://yourdressage.org/2021/10/18/the-group-member-organization-gmo-volunteer-incentive-program-vip/Elib

Tucson Dressage Club Eligibility and Requirements for Year End Awards - Recognized and Schooling Shows

Volunteerism and/or service to the club is required to be eligible for schooling show and recognized show year end awards.  

Please note that for TDC Recognized Show Year End Awards:

Eligible Events are Hosted by Arizona GMOs: Tucson Dressage Club and Arizona Dressage Association

·         TDC Recognized Shows

·         ADA Recognized Shows

·         TDC or ADA Recognized Open Show in conjunction with a State or Regional Championship

To learn about opportunities for volunteering and/or serving the club, please read the 

TDC Awards Eligibility and Requirements 

Volunteer Hours Tracking Sheet


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