Eastern New York

Dressage & Combined Training


Since incorporating December 3, 1977, ENYDCTA has grown from 25 to nearly 200 members. Although it has members throughout the northeast, ENYDCTA serves a general territory stretching north to Warrensburg, south to Rhinebeck, east into Massachusetts, and west to Otego, NY.

Our Mission

To offer a high standard of education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage and combined training


Our Vision

To implement exemplary equine programs that improve the knowledge and skills of our members and the larger community

Our Values

  • Equity and Inclusion: Provide an equal and inclusive dressage and combined training environment and opportunities for participation regardless of race, gender and ability
  • Integrity: Promote a culture of transparency based on open, honest, and trustworthy conduct that reflects the mission and vision of ENYDCTA for the benefit of the membership
  • Excellence: Provide exceptional educational opportunities for personal growth and development of the riding community
  • Welfare: Encourage care and compassion for horses and riders so that all activities are safe, kind, positive, and productive

ENYDCTA is a Group Member Organization of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF, Region 8) and an affiliate of the United States Eventing Association (USEA, Area 1).  We are committed to promoting dressage and combined training while encouraging members to improve their riding skills and abilities.

Members enjoy many benefits, including our newsletter, The Piaffe Flyer, access to educational clinics and lectures, discounts on club sponsored events, an adult summer camp, opportunities to compete in team events, scholarships, and year-end awards.  Members of ENYDCTA also become group members of the USDF and receive their benefits, such as discounts on national dressage publications and the opportunity to attend dressage judges' forums and instructor-certification programs. 

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