Welcome to the Western Dressage Association® of Colorado
The mission of the Western Dressage Association® of Colorado is to build an equine community that combines the Western traditions of horse and rider with Classical Dressage. In doing this it will provide an educational and competitive environment which is accessible to all Colorado riders and horses. Our mission will be guided by that of the Western Dressage Association® of America which states:
We honor the horse.
We value the partnership between horse and rider.
We celebrate the legacy of the American West.
For many years the horse played a central role in the life of the people of the American West and of the state of Colorado. From the time the Spanish Conquistadors reintroduced horses to the North American continent, they became essential to daily life. The Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest believed horses to be so important to their survival, their horses were often buried with the dead to help them in the afterlife. Subsequent explorers and settlers also found the horse invaluable: the Pony Express, the fortune seekers carrying their goods across the plains and into the mountains of Colorado, the ranchers and the cowboys all depended on the horse as a partner, one that made their adventures, their travels, and their livelihoods possible.
Today, the journey with our own horses is just beginning with Western Dressage. This will be a partnership which honors the horse for the central role he has played in our history. Come join us in this great adventure.
“It’s about the journey.”
-Larry Mahan, American cowboy
Mark Your Calendars!
June 29 & 30, 2013
Lynn Palm Western Dressage Clinic
Douglas County Fairgrounds
Castle Rock, CO
Clinics are full, but there is plenty of room for auditors.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see one of America’s great clinicians!