Established in 1975, the Southern Eventing and Dressage Association is a non-profit, educational organization founded to foster an interest in, and understanding of, the equestrian sports of Dressage and Eventing. SEDA belongs to USEF Zone 7, is a Region 9 Group Member Organization of the United States Dressage Federation, and an Area III & V Affiliate of the United States Eventing Association. With over 150 members, SEDA is one of the largest USDF affiliated clubs in Region 9 and growing. Our members primarily hail from Louisiana and Mississippi.
Club activities include educational events, schooling and recognized shows, clinics, seminars, tack sales, and an Annual Awards Program. SEDA’s award winning newsletter, Off Course, is published bi-monthly as a service to its members. Read more about our club here.
SEDA is a 501 (c) 7, a social organization, with the purpose of promoting both Dressage and Eventing for the benefit of its membership.
News & Updates
SEDA Junior Classic June 6-7
The prize list is now available, download it here.
Volunteers will be needed to make this event a success! Please contact Elizabeth if you can help out.
Pot luck luncheon will be held at noon on Saturday in the Pavilion. Each family brings a dish! Please email [email protected] so we can coordinate our lunch as to who will be bringing drinks, deserts, side dishes and main dishes.
Consider a sponsorship! The Junior Classic is a fundraiser for SEDA. Please consider a financial sponsorship or donation to help provide prizes and ribbons for the kids. Sponsorships are $50, $100, $200 (includes advertising, announcements at the show, and personalized prizes respectively). Contact Elizabeth if you are interested.
Volunteer Coordinator Needed!
We are looking for an organized, motivated individual to serve as a Volunteer Coordinator for SEDA. This is a Chair position, not a Board position. This person will be the point of contact for all shows to find and schedule volunteers for events. This person will also work closely with the SEDA Board to develop a volunteer incentive program. All interested parties should contact Lynn Quast.
Photography Clinic with Marie Cobb August 15, 2015
Study with a master!! You’ve seen her work, loved her photos of you and your horses … so now you can learn to use your camera and tips on taking photographs of horses (and pretty much anything else!) This one day clinic will address camera basics, your questions (for more advanced photographers) and an afternoon photo session. Lunch will be provided. Bring your owner’s manual and a laptop to download your images. A minimum of 5 people required, maximum of 10 people allowed. Last year’s clinic filled up fast! Reserve your space now: registration available online. $150 per person.
ARE YOU CREATIVE? SUBMIT A DESIGN FOR THE 2015 REGION 9 T-SHIRT!
If your design is selected at the USDF Region 9 Summer Meeting, will appear on the T-shirts available for purchase prior to our 2015 Region 9 Championships. Send your submission to Regional Director Sherry Guess by JULY 15, 2015. For further information contact Sherry at [email protected]
For personal reasons, Vicky Busch has resigned as SEDA Membership Director. We would like to thank Vicky for her dedication and enthusiasm, and for all she contributed during her tenure. The SEDA Board has appointed Leyla Nichols as the interim Membership Director until elections later this year. We’d like everyone to welcome Leyla – she is new to our club and we’re looking forward to working with her and helping her get acquainted with the local horse community. We’ll share more about Leyla soon.
Are You Getting Our Communications?
SEDA distributes a weekly e-news update straight to your inbox. This is available only to our current registered members – if you are not receiving it, please check with our Membership Director to be sure that we have your correct email address on file.
We Want to Hear from You!
Check out our new feature … the Suggestion Box! Use it to let us know how we are doing or if you have suggestions about programs, opportunities, or ways you think we could improve. Thank you for your feedback! Responses to the submissions will be posted in the Off Course newsletter and on the website.
Show Your Club Spirit-Buy SEDA Merchandise! NEW ITEMS ADDED!!
SEDA has set up a store at CafePress where you can buy all manner of items featuring the SEDA logo. Bonus: a percentage of all purchases goes back to the club. That means more money for awards, ribbons, course improvements and more for our members! Check it out here
2015 Le Bon Temps Dressage
By Chrissy West, photos courtesy of Elaine Groves
-We are delighted to share this Member Report telling us about the experience of the Rolex Three Day Event in Kentucky.-
What hashtag would you use to sum up Rolex 3 day event? #fangirls
Emily Embree, Elaine Groves and I all got to Lexington on Thursday evening and we couldn’t sleep that night for the life of us. When Friday morning rolled around, we were up and bundled up in sweatshirts and jackets because cold weather was in the forecast!! There was frost on the ground at the Horse Park – no joke! First things first, we shopped. So much horse stuff everywhere, I could have bought one of everything for Minion! Next was dressage, our seats were perfect – right on the corner of M! There were so many amazing rides and what a great 4* test. It really put the riders’ and horses’ abilities to the test. » Read more