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Virginia Dressage Association

Building and Sustaining a Strong Dressage Community

Latest News

VADA State Board Meeting

 Zoom Meeting Scheduled 

27 March 2024
8:00 pm

Build 2024 Show Calendar

Dressage at Lexington
12-14 July 2024

Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 1 Championships/
VADA Fall Show
10-13 October 2024
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Virginia Horse Center
Lexington VA

VADA State
2024 Licensed Shows Sponsorship


 
Dressage at Lexington
12-14 July 2024

Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region 1 Championships/
VADA Fall Show
10-13 October 2024
Volunteering
Winter Boredom 
 
USDF USDF Virtual Education Series
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Fitness Routines for Spring

Presented by: Jec Ballou

May 7, 2024, at 8:00 PM ET

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Dressage Horse

2023 VADA

State Board of Directors

Michelle King, President

Bettina Longaker, Vice President

Alison Douglas, Secretary

Jessie Ginsburg, Treasurer

Beth Rippel, State Membership Chairperson

Beth Ripple, Grant Coordinator

Nancy Doody, Webmaster

VADA Licensed

Show Management Committee

Dianne Boyd,  Show Manager

Bettina Longaker, Show Secretary

Rachel Rice, Volunteer Coordinator

Michelle King, Awards

Nancy Doody, Awards

Nancy Lowey, Sponsorship Team

Nancy Doody, Sponsorship Team

USDF Region 1 Website:

USDFreg1.org

USDF Region 1 Director:

Bettina Longaker

vadvirag8@gmail.com

About VADA

Virginia Dressage Association (VADA) is a Group Member Organization (GMO) of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). VADA is committed to building and sustaining a strong dressage community through educational opportunities and programs, scholarships, licensed and schooling shows for its members. VADA recognizes rider achievements through the Year-End Awards Program. By joining a VADA Chapter you automatically become a dues-paying group member of USDF. 

 

The Association is made of up eight (8) chapters: Central (VADA-CC), Charlottesville (VADA-CH), Fredericksburg (VADAF), Northeast (VADA-NE), Northern Virginia (VAD/NOVA), Shenandoah Valley (ShenVADA), Southeast (SVDA), and Southwest (SWVADA). 

Virginia Dressage Association Membership

Virginia Dressage Association (VADA) is a Group Member Organization (GMO) of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF). VADA is committed to building and sustaining a strong dressage community through educational opportunities and programs, scholarships, licensed and schooling shows for its members. VADA recognizes rider achievements through the Year-End Awards Program. 

The Association is made of up eight (8) chapters: Central (VADA-CC), Charlottesville(VADA-CH), Fredericksburg (VADAF), Northeast (VADA-NE), Northern Virginia (VAD/NOVA), Shenandoah Valley (ShenVADA), Southeast (SVDA), and Southwest
(SWVADA).  Individuals join VADA by joining the chapter of their choice. You can find out more information on each chapter by going to https://virginiadressage.org/vada chapters and clicking on the link to each chapter’s website. Once you join a VADA chapter, you automatically become a member of VADA as well as a dues-paying group member (GM) of USDF.

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Virginia Dressage Association
Chapters

Click on Logo/Icon to visit Chapter sites

Central (VADACC)

Virginia Dressage Association 

Area: 

Hanover, Henrico, Caroline, Louisa, King William, Goochland, Powhatan, Chesterfield, New Kent, and Queen, Essex, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster, Middlesex, James City, Charles City, Prince George, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Wakefield, Ivor, Nottoway, and Cumberland.

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VADA State Chapter Representatives:

Alison Douglas 

Christina Arrington 

Charlottesville (VADA-CH)
Virginia Dressage Association

Area:

City of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange Counties.

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VADA State Chapter Representatives:

EleszabethMcNeel

Nancy Doody 

Bettina Longaker 

Area:

Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Prince William, Culpeper, Fauquier, King George, Westmoreland, Caroline, Orange, Madison, and Louisa.

Fredericksburg (VADAF)

Virginia Dressage Association 

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VADA State Chapter Representatives: 

Anna Simmons 

Karen Rice 

Northern Virginia (VADA.NOVA)

Virginia Dressage Association 

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Area:

Northern Virginia - Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Clark, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Stafford and Warren, as well as DC, MD, PA and WV.

VADA State Chapter Representatives: 

Jessie Ginsburg 

Rachel Rice

Michelle King 

North East (NE-VADA)

Virginia Dressage Association 

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Area:

Located east of Richmond to the Chesapeake Bay, including the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and Williamsburg region.

VADA State Chapter Representatives:

Anne Draine

Sandy Monolo 

Angela Stanaway 

Shenandoah Valley Association (SHENVADA)

Virginia Dressage Association 

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Area:

Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Rockingham, Page, Augusta and parts of eastern West Virginia.

VADA State Chapter Representatives: 

Jane Palmer

Polly Capanski 

Southeast (SVDA)

Virginia Dressage Association 

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Area:

Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Gloucester, and  Isle of Wright.

VADA State Chapter Representatives: 

Beth Rippel 

Robyn Nunally 

Sandy Toby 

Area:

All of Southwest VA extending to Staunton and Waynesboro and east to Lynchburg, Amherst, Altavista and Danville.  Most members are from the New River Valley, Roanoke, Lexington and Lynchburg areas.

Southwest (SW-VADA)

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VADA State Chapter Representatives: 

Laura Nelson 

Muffin Smith 

Katie Kelly 

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