Upcoming Events


Photography for Riverwalk Show
October 5, 2019

Photographer Katy Ory has uploaded images from the third and final AVDA Riverwalk Schooling Show Series for 2019 on October 5. She captured every rider at the first show in April and just last weekend, braving our Colorado weather. For those wanting to purchase them, go here: Ory Photography, https://oryphotography.smugmug.com/

Upcoming Dressage Clinics
October, 2019

The Arkansas Valley Dressage Association is the Southern Colorado chapter of the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society. As part of the organization, there are myriad clinics that help educate and maintain a balance with both horses and riders.

Riverwalk Schooling Show Series
October 5, 2019

Want to focus and fine-tune your dressage tests and dressage scores? The first in the Arkansas Valley Dressage Association’s Riverwalk Dressage Schooling Shows Series offers a fun, educational opportunity to get into the show ring. The first show will be October 5 at Pathfinder Regional Park in Florence, CO.



The Arkansas Valley Dressage Association believes in the continuing education of the sport of dressage for both horses and riders. Through various clinicians, training books and guides sessions, grants, veterinarians and others, we are dedicated to the principles of dressage that come from centuries of knowledge, all the way up to present day revelations.


Relax & Breathe

When it comes to Dressage, the educational aspect is limitless. AVDA helps promote education through clinics, webinars, education material, schooling shows, ride-a-tests and myriad other methods to promote the health and well-being of horse and rider. And mostly, it’s about enjoying our equine partners, learning to relax and learning how to breathe.


Awards Program

AVDA will provide our members with award programs for their accomplishments in the show ring. We offer two sets of awards, one for the high point winners from the Riverwalk Schooling Series and the second for over all results from any shows held during the current competition year.


Century Rides

The Century Club recognizes dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more. Horse and rider perform a test of any level at a show (schooling or recognized) or event, and are scored by a dressage judge or professional. Western Dressage riders are also welcome to join the Century Club. 


What we’re about and who we are

The Arkansas Valley Dressage Association serves those interested in the sport of classical dressage and/or those who are pursuing knowledge of this training as it applies to other disciplines. We are dedicated to the principles of dressage that come from centuries of knowledge applied to the modern horse and rider regardless of discipline.