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
Standings Are Final
Standings as posted on the website are final for year end awards. No exceptions. We look forward to seeing you at the Banquet!
New Dressage Tests!
New dressage tests are available for 2015. Find them on the USEF website.
Major Changes to the SEDA Awards Program for 2015
Some major changes have been made to the SEDA Awards Program for 2015. A brief summary includes: no volunteer requirement; changes to the reporting of recognized dressage scores; changes to the requirements for schooling dressage; changes to the dates of the show season but not the membership year; new award for eventing derbies. Read the summary of changes here. It is highly recommended that members read the Awards Program in its entirety to understand all of the changes. Please contact the Board if you have questions.
Changes to the SEDA Bylaws
The SEDA Board has made some changes to our ByLaws. They are attached here for review and the accompanying Policies and Procedures are here. Membership attending the Awards Banquet will be required to vote to accept the changes. Please direct any questions about the new ByLaws to Vicky Busch.
Mark Your Calendars
The annual SEDA Awards Banquet and General Meeting will be held on January 18, 2015 at Benedict’s in Mandeville. Register today!
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!
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