Promoting a high standard of dressage in the Ark-La-TX region through education and amateur competition.

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Tri-State Dressage Society (TSDS) is a Group Member Organization of the USDF. Membership includes riders from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.



Dressage is a french word meaning training.  Dressage has existed as a method of horse training since ancient times. The sport of Dressage made it’s Olympic debute in 1912, modern dressage offers nine progressive levels of competition and is open to any breed of horse and all levels of riders. 

USDF – United States Dressage Federation 

The United States Dressage Federation is the only national membership organization dedicated to dressage, a method of horse training in existence since ancient Greece and an Olympic sport since the inception of the modern Olympics in the late 1800’s.

Dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement and promotion of dressage, USDF is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization with more than 30 different educational programs, 125 affiliate local or regional clubs and more than 2000 annual awards for excellence in competition.

The national levels, Training Level through Fourth Level, are governed by the United States Equestrian Federation. The international levels are governed by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI).

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