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 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
End of 2015 Show Season Reminder
Just a reminder, the 2015 show season ends September 30. Be sure to check your standings on the website in the coming days to ensure we didn’t miss any of your scores. Also, any scores from Fleur de Leap need to be turned in by October 4 to be counted for the 2015 year end awards.
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.
We’re looking for a few good people!
Get more involved with SEDA and your local horse community! It’s an election year for SEDA and we welcome all members to consider a position on the Board. Descriptions of responsibilities, eligibility, and the election process are outlined in our Bylaws and Policies And Procedures. If you would like to run in the election, please submit your letter of intent to do so by October 15. Board positions available to any member in good standing include Secretary, Treasurer, Dressage Director, Junior/Young Rider Director, Newsletter Director, Eventing Director, Vice President, Membership Director. The office of President is open to those who have served a Board position in the past. Note that the Newsletter Director position will have a vacancy, so please consider serving SEDA in a Board position.
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 September Amen Corner Schooling Show
By Sarah English
4-H is all about leading, achieving, succeeding, and making the best better. Never have these themes been more alive than at this year’s Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships in Perry, Georgia. Though I’ve been involved with 4-H for a few years now, this was my first time getting to fully experience the event I had heard so much about. It was a week I will always remember, and I am thankful to everyone who made it possible. » Read more