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
Register for Fleur de Leap
Fleur de Leap opened on the 4th, and entries are limited! Please enter the event electronically through www.evententries.com. The official omnibus listing can be found at http://www.useventing.com/competitions/omnibus-list?event=16076
Volunteers Needed for Fleur de Leap
We’re asking now for volunteers for the September 19-20 Fleur de Leap. It’s our first USEA-recognized horse trials since Hurricane Katrina … and we are going to need A LOT of volunteers to make this show a success. Please mark your calendars and contact Elaine Harmon ([email protected]) if you can help out in any way. Thanks in advance!
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
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 Junior Classic
We’re extremely grateful for Leyla Nichols stepping in to fill the role of Membership Director for the remainder of the year. Leyla is new to the club, so we thought we would share a bit about her.
Leyla Nichols joined SEDA in 2014 after arriving in the New Orleans area in 2013 with her husband and 3 year old daughter. Leyla is originally from Atlanta, GA and grew up with horses, learning different styles of riding and driving. Her first job was with a carriage company at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park. She spent most of her teen years working on hunter equitation and then switched to dressage around the age of 17 and never looked back! She trains with Leslie Morris on her 6 year old Oldenburg, Angel, and hopes to get in the show ring soon.
We’d like to thank our friend and supporter, Marie Cobb, for sharing her experience from the World Cup in Las Vegas.
By Marie Cobb, Ree Photographics, reephotographics.com
World Cup began with a sand storm. We arrived just in time, evidently. Later, I heard tales of judges and coaches that couldn’t arrive by plane, Carl Hester being one of them! He had to fly into LAX and drive to Vegas. He only just made it in time to coach Charlotte Dujardin’s warm up. I can understand why they closed the airport – I got a free dermabrasion just walking to our lovely apartment from the lobby. Lots of fun when you’re wearing contacts, let me tell you! » Read more