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Benefits of Membership in the California Dressage Society AND the Santa Barbara County Chapter


There are lots of reasons to join the California Dressage Society. Most members are active competitors, but even if you are not (yet!), your membership dollars work for the entire dressage community here in California to promote our sport and make it the best that it can be. A portion of your California Dressage Society membership fee goes directly to your local chapter (Santa Barbara County Chapter!) to help support our activities as well.


The California Dressage Society promotes education through clinics and lectures, competition through a wide variety of shows and awards programs, insurance for our events and charitable contributions to important organizations in our interest.


Your membership entitles you to participate in the Horse of the Year Competition, Junior/Young Rider Championships, Regional Adult Amateur Competitions, educational activities and seminars. You will also receive a variety of publications, such as "Dressage Letters", the CDS monthly news magazine and the CDS Omnibus. More information on the benefits of joining the California Dressage Society can be found on the website: or use this link to join now!



We always need committed volunteers to help with the planning and running of our two annual shows.


We promise you will have fun! It will feel good! If you don't know what to do or how to do it - don't worry, we will show you!


We are so VERY appreciative of our volunteers, and if not for all of you - it could not happen - let us show you how!


If you’d like to get involved a little or a lot, please contact us




Mary Couch

Allyson Aldrich



Karen Christensen



Margaret Fleming


Show Chair:

Gina G. von der Burg

Communications & Sponsorship Chair:

Lynne Sherman

Education Chair:

Christi Sulzbach

Board of Directors
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