We are the Santa Barbara County Chapter of California Dressage Society.

The purpose of SBC-CDS is to bolster interest in Dressage. Dressage as an equitation term means the gradual harmonious development of a horse’s physical and mental condition with the aim of improving its natural gaits and developing a perfect understanding with its rider.

The Chapter’s program is educational, and is designed primarily to offer a framework in which individuals can progress with the schooling of themselves and their horses.

Activities such as riding clinics, dressage shows and education are directed toward a better general understanding of Dressage.

To foster our riding community, sometimes we share events and clinics sponsored by other organizations. The SBC-CDS has no involvement in coordinating or presenting these events.

If you’d like further information regarding a particular event that’s not sponsored by SBC-CDS, please check the calendar details for contact and sponsor information.


Spring Dressage in Santa Barbara
May 20-21, 2017

Summer Dressage in the Valley
August 19-20, 2017
High Star Farms
Los Alamos, CA
Judge: Melonie Kessler, ‘S’


SBC CDS Accepting Donations for Tack and Tog Sale

South County Contact for drop off: Mary Couch marycouch1@me.com / 310 850 9333 North County Contact for pick up: Susan Ashbrook sjashbrook@gmail.com /310 953 1745

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