Welcome to High Plains Dressage Chapter
High Plains Dressage Chapter, nestled in the picturesque Douglas County region, stands as a stalwart supporter of the local dressage community. As a non-profit organization, our mission transcends the arena, reaching into the hearts of equestrians who share a passion for the art and discipline of dressage.
What sets us apart is not just our dedication to the sport, but our commitment to education. We believe that a knowledgeable community is a thriving one, and as such, we tirelessly work to provide educational opportunities for riders of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or a novice enthusiast, our chapter is a place where learning is not just encouraged; it’s celebrated.
Volunteers form the backbone of High Plains Dressage Chapter. These dedicated individuals invest their time, energy, and love for
the equestrian arts to ensure the smooth functioning of our events, educational programs, and community outreach. It’s their passion that fuels the engine of our organization, making it possible for us to create a vibrant hub for dressage enthusiasts.
Our commitment extends beyond the arena boundaries. We understand that fostering a sense of community is crucial for the growth of both individuals and the sport itself. Through our volunteer-driven initiatives, we not only organize shows that showcase the finesse of dressage but also create an environment where like-minded individuals can come together, share experiences, and forge lasting connections.
At High Plains Dressage Chapter, we don’t just promote a sport; we nurture a community. Whether you’re in the saddle or cheering from the sidelines, you’re an integral part of our story. Join us in the pursuit of excellence, education, and the joy that comes from the dance between horse and rider.
What is Dressage
Dressage is like a dance between a rider and their horse. The word itself comes from the French word for training, and that's exactly what it is. Horses and riders perform a series of precise movements and patterns, showcasing the horse's athleticism and the rider's skill in communication through subtle cues. It's often considered the highest expression of horse training and elegance. The connection between the rider and the horse is key, like a conversation happening through movements rather than words. Imagine a graceful ballet with a four-legged partner!
Who is High Plains Dressage Chapter
Rocky Mountain Dressage Society (RMDS) is a USDF Group Member Organization, and High Plains Dressage is one of its chapters. RMDS is dedicated to promoting the sport of dressage in the Rocky Mountain region. High Plains Dressage, as a chapter, focuses on serving the area with shows, clinics, and support for dressage enthusiasts. If you're interested in dressage or considering joining the chapter, we offer activities to help you deepen your involvement in the discipline. This organization is run by volunteers and this is another way to get involved!