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By Baileigh Marcotte Hello everyone! 🙂 My name is Baileigh Marcotte and I was awarded the Spring 2023 SEDA Scholarship. I would like to first start by saying how grateful Custom and I are to have received this opportunity from SEDA! Custom and I love......

By Nicole Miller The temperature outside is flirting with triple digits and the heat index is well into the triple digits, so I thought I’d sit down and write a follow up to my article from last summer. It’s too hot to do much else!......

By Brailyn Seymour Spring 2022 SEDA Scholarship Recipient I chose the Daniel Stewart Clinic and Symposium for my SEDA scholarship. This was my first clinic experience and I had an amazing time. I chose this clinic because I have always struggled with being nervous before......

By Nicole Miller Spring 2022 SEDA Scholarship Recipient It’s been awhile since I’ve ridden in a clinic, and I was delighted to be selected as the recipient for the spring SEDA Scholarship. I wasn’t quite sure which direction I wanted to go with it –......

By Lydia Chiasson Fall 2021 SEDA Scholarship Recipient I’ve been a member of SEDA (Southern Dressage and Eventing Association) for 7 years now, and have thought about applying for the biannual scholarship, but never actually submitted an application for it, until this past fall.  I......

We are so excited to share the progress on our Cross Country course upgrades! UPDATE APRIL 7, 2022 It’s finished! We have a new water jump, bank complex, and a mound feature. We look forward to the debut of our new course enhancements soon! MARCH......

By Keely Smith, SEDA Scholarship Recipient Hello readers! My name is Keely Smith, and I was awarded the Spring 2021 SEDA Scholarship. First of all, a huge thank you to SEDA for awarding Bodie and I with the SEDA Scholarship. I am so proud to......

By Meredith Hunter When I was awarded the SEDA scholarship, my plan was to ride with Charlie Hutton. Of course the Corona virus had different ideas. Despite my disappointment, it was a blessing in disguise. By not riding with Charlie, I had the opportunity to......

UPDATE: The tennis courts have been removed and filled in. Ground has been broken on the water jump, construction of the bank complex has begun … and we may even be getting an ‘bonus feature’. Check out this post for more details. The Southern Eventing and......

By Paula Gregory SEDA members have always made a good showing at the Regional Championships in Katy, TX. This year, though we were small in number, we had some significant highlights. There were nearly 300 entries in the GAIG/SWDC and Houston Dressage Society Autumn Classic......

SEDA is very fortunate to have a lot of expertise available within our membership. We have several top-notch instructors who generously share their experience, helping us to become better riders and better people. Recently, one of those individuals was recognized by USDF Region 9 and......

By Dawn Petraitis, SEDA Scholarship Recipient As dressage riders, we are supposed to know what is going on with our horse at all times while riding. You’re always making very slight adjustments based on what you feel. I, however, have somehow developed the habit of......

By Nicole Miller I believe all of us can say that this has been a very weird year – and it’s only July. (I think. I’ve kind of lost track.) What started off in January as a calendar full of hope and opportunities quickly turned......

By Aryelle Stafford-Collins, recipient of the Mysing-Williams Eventing Scholarship KENTUCKY. I’M GOING TO RIDE IN KENTUCKY HORSE PARK. THIS IS REAL LIFE. (Repeat that loudly about 100 times and that pretty much sums up what I did on day one. ) Chaston and I flew in......

By Aryelle Stafford-Collins, recipient of the Mysing-Williams Eventing Scholarship This story is a long one. I tried hard to condense it, but as we all know, there’s so much that goes into our sport.  For starters, most of us are not professional riders with millions......

By Sarah Morgan, SEDA Scholarship Recipient Hello. My name is Sarah, and I am an eventer. And I have a confession to make. I don’t like to go fast. I’m basically working toward learning the piaffe so I can piaffe up to and over jumps.......

By Paula Gregory  This year’s USDF Region 9 Great American Insurance Group (GAIG) and Southwest Dressage Championships (SWDC) are held each year in Katy, TX.  Riders from around the region (TX, MS, AR, OK, LA) must qualify by achieving the required scores at two recognized......

By Danielle Aymond  I recently debuted in my first USDF First Level Freestyle and have survived to tell you my tale (and hopefully inspire you to join me in the ring).   A little backstory. I am a full blown proud and loud Adult Amateur. I’m a......

By Victoria Sudkamp, SEDA Scholarship Recipient Thank you SEDA for awarding Gallagher and me with the 2019 Spring Young Rider SEDA Scholarship.  Gallagher and I used the award to participate in the Anne Hornbeak Dressage Clinic and Daniela Moguel Jump Clinic. Gallagher and I have......

By Rebecca Couret, SEDA Scholarship Recipient Shoulders back, heels down, more rein, now inside leg… Although I have been around horses since I could walk, I had taken a long break to raise my son and now that he is off at college, it was......

By Elaine Harmon Kim is classically trained in the German system of training and education with extensive training experience in Germany. In 2018, Kim was a member of the Bronze Medal Australian Team at the Wellington CDIO Nations Cup. She is a USDF Bronze, Silver,......

By Nicole Miller One of the most necessary volunteer positions at any dressage show is that of the scribe. I’ve found that many people are apprehensive about taking on this role for a variety of reasons. For some, the importance of the role is intimidating......

By Ashley Dowdy I got a scholarship from SEDA and I used it on the Daniela Moguel clinic at Equi-Best Equestrian Center on April 25-27, 2018.  Miss Danny is the first female to become part of the Mexican Team. She earned a silver team medal......

Attending the USDF Convention is always an educational experience. The 2018 Convention in Salt Lake City was no exception. As a delegate and representative for SEDA, I’m required to attend the Region 9 meetings and the Board of Governors meeting. The first day of Convention......

By Martina Harcarova As a horse lover and passionate equestrian, I was very pleased when I found out I was awarded the spring SEDA scholarship that I applied for a few weeks earlier. Even though I was not sure at that time what I was......