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
Hunter’s Bluff Schooling Dressage
Prize list is now available here. Closing date: April 26.
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!
Upcoming SEDA Events Need Your Help – And Participation
Le Bon Temps Dressage I & II at Serenity Farm – May 17 & 18 … Le Bon Temps Prizelist (Updated to remove requirement of filling out USDF Non-Member form; our TD has changed, it is now Jan Fernald)
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!
Also at Le Bon Temps, Breeders’ Breakfast – Sunday, May 18th from 7am – 10am! All competitors and their supporters are invited to a sumptuous breakfast in the concession area, compliments of the following local breeders of quality warmbloods:
Ab Initio Farms
Allison Barca, DVM
Oak Hill RanchEnjoy a morning pick-me-up, browse the information from the various farms, and meet the people who are creating the sporthorses of the future!
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 info or download the Juniors Show Sponsorship Form.
Photo clinic with Marie Cobb
Mark your calendars for August 16 (rain date Aug 23 if necessary) to take part in a fabulous clinic with master equine photographer, Marie Cobb. This is a great opportunity to learn how to take better pictures of horses (or anything, for that matter) at the feet of a master!
This full day clinic will include:
Morning - camera/picture basics (proper exposures,speeds).
Lunch – light lunch and beverages will be provided.
Afternoon – shooting session with horses and/or riders. After shooting, participants will download photos, share and critique.
Location: EquiBest Equestrian Center in Covington
Requirements: Participants will need a digital camera.
Cost: $150, includes lunch.
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