Upcoming Shows


Santa Barbara CDS offers two USEF / USDF Rated shows a year at the lovely Earl Warren Showgrounds. We enjoy the best weather, and it is always cool and clear with great footing, stabling and parking! We select the best judges and have a lot of fun at our shows!


Please come join us! Please check back frequently as we add information regularly. 



Our August show has been postponed due to county restrictions with COVID19.

Please stay tuned for a new show date!

Date Coming Soon!

Summer Dressage in Santa Barbara

Earl Warren Show Grounds! Donna Richardson “S”

Date to be Announced

Earl Warren Show Grounds

Donna Richardson “S”

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Book your accommodations early as Santa Barbara is always a popular tourist destination!  Check out the lovely Santa Barbara Inn across from the Harbor, and ask for the SBC-CDS show rate while rooms are available.  In addition, there are a number of motels close to the showgrounds that offer horse show discount rates.  RV spots are also available at the showgrounds – book online www.earlwarren.com/rv-park/  to reserve.


Please plan on joining us for an extraordinary weekend in Santa Barbara at Earl Warren Showgrounds, we look forward to seeing you there!

Showing During COVID

a word from our Show Manager, Ellen Corob:

Dear SBC CDS Show Community,


It is with great regret that we must inform you today our SBC CDS Summer Dressage Show is being forced to postpone.

We were overwhelmed to see all the entries submitted before the deadline and were clearly going to have a full show with a waitlist!  We had a very well planned COVID-19 prevention plan, as you would expect with a USEF sanctioned event and our dedicated show committee. However, much to our dismay, the SB County’s regulations have recently changed to disallow all horse shows.  We are disappointed with both the change of policy and the inconsistent authorizations within the department. We had prior authorization and there are many horse shows in other areas of CA that are running successfully and safely.  Know that we have done everything in our power to persuade the SB County, to no avail. 

We continue to work with the SB County for the future and are hopeful to bring this show to Earl Warren in the early Fall.  As things progress in this fluid unpredictable season, we will keep you posted, and hopeful we can bring this show to fruition.  

Thank you for your continued patience and support, we will forge forward in a positive manner believing that 'This too shall pass'.    

All the best,

Gina and Karen

Gina G. von der Burg

SBC-CDS Show Chair


Date Coming Soon

Central Circuit

2020 Dressage Central Coast Circuit Sponsored by Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo CDS chapters. Nominations due by July 31st. Winners Announced August 16th.

October 11th

Autumn On the Bit Schooling Show

More information coming soon!

December 6th

Winter On the Bit Schooling Show

More information coming soon!

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