Eastern New York

Dressage & Combined Training


Welcome to ENYDCTA!

Powered by our awesome group of volunteers, we are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting  dressage and combined training, while encouraging members to improve their riding skills and abilities, here in the Capital District area of New York State. 

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Interested in Getting Involved?

Though we focus on dressage and combined training, riders of all disciplines are welcome to come join us!  Whether it's virtual or in person, check out the many benefits there are to becoming a member!  



Keep up with the latest events! Check in regularly to see upcoming clinics, programs, schooling shows and more!


Shout Outs!!


USDF 2023 Awards!!

Best Creative GMO-Sponsored Program!!

Submitted for the Linda Zang instructor’s clinic in November 2022, this award recognizes the hard work put forth by ENYDCTA to engage members and grow the sport.  The award was scored on the following 3 criteria; a new and different program from other GMO’s offered in the past, appealing to the general membership, and promoting dressage and goodwill toward the sponsoring organization.

Best Overall Website Layout and Design for a GMO with 75-174 members!!

Recognized for the hard work that goes into every website, this award was scored on 9 criteria including; ease of navigation, GMO/membership information, promotion of local horse community and aesthetics.  Many thanks to Peter Tkaczyk and Jen Symon for their work on our website this past year!!

Rita Moore – Region 8 Volunteer of the Year!!

Recognized for her dedication to volunteerism.  Her tireless efforts and commitment have left an indelible mark on ENYDCTA and our equine community!  Congratulations and thank you Rita!!!

GMO award winners will be announced and receive their plaques at the Board of Governors (BOG) General Assembly, on Saturday, December 2nd, during the 2023 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention

Congratulations to everyone involved in the work involved in these activities and a special shout out to Joy Black for submitting these for awards consideration! – well done everyone!

Club member Kathyrn Stoddard and her horse Marumba completed their Century Ride, sponsored by The Dressage Foundation, at the ENYDCTA Schooling Show #2 on August 20th.  A Century Ride is for a horse and rider whose combined ages total 100 years or more.  Kathryn is 79 and Marumba is 21, giving them a combined age of 100!


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Year to Date

Our Winter Series Continues!

Level Up Your Seat

February 4, 2024

Presented by

Cailin Sanford and Audrey Paslow

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2024 Winter Series Kicks Off!

Secrets of Equine Contracts 

January 21, 2024

Presented by

Fiona Farrell, Esq.

Check out the pictures and details from this super presentation below!

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It's A Wrap!!

Check out all of our award winners at this year's Annual Banquet!!

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Beth Baumert Clinic

November 16 - 19th

Many thanks to our hosts Trilogy and Viridian Farms, as well as sponsors and awesome volunteers supporting this event!

What a great weekend of learning and fun.  Click below to see more!

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Jessica van Eyck Symposium/Clinic,

Gold Medalist, Certified 4th Level Instructor

Sunday April 14, 2024

 259 Silvernail Road, Valatie, NY 12184

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Our Next Winter Series Program

Groundwork: Directing the Body to Access the Mind

Featuring Liz DeLuca

Sunday March 3, 2024 

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USDF begins 

Virtual Education Series 2024

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Jumping Clinic

with Margie Hutchison

April 7, 2024 at

Larkin' Hill Farm