youth dressage rider

Youth Representative, Lily Koorejian


I am interested to hear what our youth members want from CDA and would like to tell you about some upcoming events.

We already have a lot going on between clinics, schooling and recognized shows but I would love to hear your ideas for future riding clinics and unmounted topics.

The Connecticut Dressage Association is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to its youth members.

The CDA board along with the youth program coordinator and youth representatives organize clinics throughout the year aimed at youth members. CDA also sponsors teams to attend Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival in August!

Youth Program Coordinator:

Liz Caron

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This is the flagship event of Dressage4Kids, Inc. conducted in July or August. Instituted in 1999, the festival offers individual and team competition for riders from ages 4 through 21.

To be eligible to participate on a CDA team, you need to do the following things:

  • Be a CDA member in good standing
  • Have achieved a qualifying score of 55% at the level you wish to compete (you need this to enter the competition
  • Volunteer 8 hours, OR write a two-page article for the CDA newsletter, Centerline

As a member of a CDA team, each rider will receive a team saddle pad. AFTER your volunteer hours or your article are completed, your entry fee will be reimbursed to you by CDA! (This is entry fee only, and does not include stabling.)