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
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 or those who may have attended last year) 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.
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.
Amen Corner Schooling Dressage and Combined Test
The prize list for this September event is now available. Download it here
Interested in getting more involved with SEDA and your local horse community? Well, 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 some of these positions will have vacancies, so please consider serving SEDA in a Board position.
We are also in need of several individuals to serve as election officials to coordinate the election and tally/report results. If you would like to help out in this capacity, please contact Lynn by August 30.
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