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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.