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.
News & Updates
Remember the deadline to submit for the SEDA Scholarships is May 1, 2014. Visit the Scholarship page for full details. It’s easy!
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!
March Schooling Dressage and Combined Test at Amen Corner
The prize list is now available.
Upcoming SEDA Events Need Your Help – And Participation
Fleur de Leap – April 12-13 at Lagniappe Equestrian Center
-Sponsors needed for jumps, contact Lynn Quast for details. One sponsorship gets your name/business on a jump for BOTH the spring and fall events
-Volunteers needed to make the event a success. It can’t happen without lots of bodies, so please join us! Contact Lynn or Elizabeth
Le Bon Temps Dressage I & II at Serenity Farm – May 17 & 18
We’re bringing back this fan-favorite show … but we need your help! In the past, we’ve been very fortunate to have several quality recognized dressage shows in our area each year. But, as you know, they are now drastically reduced in number. Organizing and sponsoring shows like this is a huge undertaking from both a manpower and financial perspective. We’re counting on YOU to help spread the word to make this a success. Realistically, if it doesn’t work out, we’re not sure if/when we’ll be able to offer it again. The talented riders in our area deserve to have a variety of competition opportunities available, and SEDA is very eager to help keep recognized dressage a part of our local horse community … so here’s how you can help:
- Sponsorships are needed for prizes and more
- Commit to ride in the show!
- Never ridden in a Recognized Show before? Try an opportunity class to get you started!
- Spread the word to other equestrians within driving distance: it’ll be a fun show and a great opportunity to earn scores toward Championships before the weather gets swelter-y (ok, that may not be a word, but you know what we mean!)
- Volunteers will be needed to ensure the success of the event
We will be providing more information as the event approaches, but please mark your calendars and get on the bandwagon now!
SEDA Junior Classic is June 21-22
Also coming up fast is our SEDA Junior Classic. Due to scheduling conflicts, the show is later than usual. As always, we appreciate your participation at all levels. Come and show! Come and support our youth by volunteering, bringing a dish for the pot luck, or being a spectator. Sponsorships are also available at all levels, starting as little as $10. Contact Gerlinde Beckers for more information.
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