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Fall Festival I&II and State Championships

Entries are now open~Prize List

Can't volunteer to help at the show - consider advertising your business or sponsoring a class or two~Sponsorship Form

Updated Qualified Horse/Rider List for State Championships to be held in conjunction with the 

Tucson Dressage Club Fall Festival I & II, November 18-19, 2023

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

September Region 5 Message

      We are getting ready to schedule our Region 5 meeting, stay tuned for more information. I’m aiming for October.  We will also have another Regional meeting just

      before Convention in November and a meeting during the USDF Convention.

     Congratulations to our youth from Region 5 who qualified and competed at the North American Youth Championships in Traverse City, Michigan and the USEF Festival of Champions

    at the end of August at Lamplight in Illinois!  We are so proud of your accomplishments.  Our Young Riders ended up 4th place and our Juniors ended up in 8th place!

More Region 5 news

A very successful clinic!   Thank you to all sponsors, riders, auditors, volunteers, the TDC Board and 

to Debbie McDonald for making this happen!

Many gracious sponsors have contributed to our clinic.  Please go to the Sponsor Page to see who they are

and please be sure to thank, support and patronize these donors.

Please check out the Sponsors Logos to help us thank all those

who made this clinic possible!

The Dressage Foundation

At The Dressage Foundation, we are gearing up for a very busy September! We have four grant deadlines and these grants are available for youth & young adults, instructors, and adult amateurs.
Grants Available!
If you are a youth/young adult, adult amateur, or instructor, there may be a grant opportunity for you from The Dressage Foundation!
Upcoming Grant Deadlines:
September 1: $1,000 Cynthia Aspden Youth & Young Adult Development Fund
September 10: $2,500 Verne Batchelder Instructor Fund for USDF Regions 1, 3, & 8
September 15: $1,500 Gifted Memorial Fund for Adult Amateurs
September 30: $4,000 Major Lindgren Instructor Grants
Visit to learn more or to apply!

Questions? Contact TDF at 402-434-8585 or
Thank you,
Sara Weiss
Director of Grants and Programs
The Dressage Foundation
1314 'O' Street, Suite 305
Lincoln, NE 68508

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 or

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. 


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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