Western Dressage Association® Of America and the Appaloosa Horse Club Form Alliance Partnership

small web bannerThe Western Dressage Association® of America (WDAA) is proud to announce an Alliance Partnership with the Appaloosa Horse Club. These two organizations have come together to showcase how Western Dressage training, techniques and tests can benefit riders and their versatile and athletic Appaloosa horses.

Western Dressage Association® of America Alliance Partners are made up of breed and discipline organizations for the purpose of sharing educational opportunities and furthering the growth and pursuit of Western Dressage for riders and horses from all backgrounds. Alliance Partnerships work to educate equestrians to the value of using Dressage principles and progression in the development and utilization of the working Western horse. Alliance partnerships share vital information and can offer unique funding and educational opportunities in conjunction with the WDAA’s 501(c)(3) non-profit mission. Alliance partnerships often culminate with Western Dressage classes in breed shows giving riders an opportunity to showcase their relationship with their horse, while receiving feedback and in the near future competing for awards, points and recognition.

About the WDAA: The Western Dressage Association® of America is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization focused on providing a model of horsemanship which optimizes the partnership of horse and rider for their mutual benefit. The mission of the Western Dressage Association® is “to honor the horse, to value the partnership between horse and rider and to celebrate the legacy of the American West” which it focuses on through its offerings of educational opportunities and events to the equestrian community. To discover more about the WDAA, please visit


  1. Sharon Clark Said,

    May 1, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    Very cool, but why wouldn’t we have formed an “alliance” with US Dressage Federation first…..or have we? Does this mean we’ll be having to offer Western Dressage classes at our shows?

  2. Steve Said,

    May 2, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    I’m guessing that we need to hear from folks who participate in USDF events on registered Appaloosas. Haven’t discussed adding classes, but I would hope that western dressage could be something folks will try and perhaps start experiencing at the regional level first.

  3. Penny Whitehaed Said,

    May 4, 2013 @ 5:26 am

    I wholeheartedly support this and also hope ApHC and it’s members also look into USDF, after all, our breed should and can do more that just a few things, the world of horses is huge and varied and full of talent!

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