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2024 Online Membership Application

The UDS Membership Year runs from December 1st through November 30th of each year. For any questions concerning your membership, contact the Membership Director.

Utah Dressage Society

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Embark on a journey of equestrian passion and join the Utah Dressage Society (UDS) family. As a UDS member, you're not just joining a club; you're becoming a part of a thriving community dedicated to the art and joy of dressage.

  • Adult (Amateur or Open) GMO Membership
    NOTE: Rider AND Horse Owner must also be UDS/USDF members in order for a horse to be eligible for respective awards. I am over the age of 22 I would like to join the Utah Dressage Society (UDS), my local USDF affiliated dressage club, called a Group Member Organization (GMO), which will automatically make me a USDF group member I may compete at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions I would like to be eligible for USDF Rider Awards I understand that this membership alone does not allow me to be eligible for Adequan/USDF Year-End Awards or Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships or Breeders’ Championship Finals (other USDF membership required) Benefits include: USDF Group Member Benefits UDS Newsletter Eligibility for UDS Scholarships Eligibility for UDS year-end awards Reduced Fees for UDS clinics and competitions (Short Tour) USDF GMO FAQ
  • Junior/Young Rider GMO Membership
    NOTE: Rider AND Horse Owner must also be USDF members in order for a horse to be eligible for respective awards. EXCEPTION: If rider is Jr/YR the horse owner does NOT need to be a UDS member to qualify for UDS awards. I am under the age of 22 I would like to join the Utah Dressage Society (UDS), my local USDF affiliated dressage club, called a Group Member Organization (GMO), which will automatically make me a USDF group member I may compete at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions I would like to be eligible for USDF Rider Awards I understand that this membership alone does not allow me to be eligible for Adequan/USDF Year-End Awards or Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships or Breeders’ Championship Finals (other USDF membership required) Benefits include: USDF Group Member Benefits UDS Newsletter Eligibility for UDS Scholarships Eligibility for UDS year-end awards Reduced Fees for UDS clinics and competitions (Short Tour) USDF GMO FAQ
  • Supporting Members
    I would like to stay connected with the dressage community I would like to continue to learn about dressage and expand my equine knowledge Competition is not my main focus (I won’t be showing at USDF/USEF recognized shows) Benefits include: UDS Newsletter Eligibility for UDS Scholarships Eligibility for UDS Short Tour year-end awards Reduced Fees for UDS clinics and competitions (Short Tour) NO USDF Benefits included! This option is for those only interested in supporting the UDS or participating in schooling/Short Tour Shows. If you will be getting a USDF Participating Membership or have a USDF Lifetime Membership you may wish to choose a UDS Supporting Membership so as not to double register with USDF. (USDF Lifetimes Members and USDF Participating members would receive their USDF benefits from that membership as well as qualify for Regional Classes)

Benefits of Joining the Utah Dressage Society

Joining the Utah Dressage Society (UDS) opens a world of opportunities tailored to your dressage goals. Whether you're new to the sport or a seasoned rider, here's what UDS membership brings to your equestrian experience:

  1. Show Savings: Avoid non-member fees at recognized shows, making every competition more cost-effective.

  2. Local Community Access: Connect with local riders, attend clinics, educational events, and year-end awards banquets, fostering camaraderie within the vibrant Utah dressage community.

  3. Year-End Awards: Compete for prestigious year-end awards within your community, recognizing achievements and progress.

  4. Scholarship Opportunities: Apply for UDS scholarships, providing financial aid for your dressage journey.

  5. Networking: Access a supportive network of local riders, trainers, and enthusiasts who share a passion for dressage.

  6. Educational Resources: Gain access to valuable educational materials on the USDF website, enhancing your knowledge through articles, videos, and the USDF Connection magazine, all included with UDS membership.

  7. USDF Group Membership: Enjoy benefits similar to a USDF Participating Membership at a fraction of the cost through UDS, providing access to USDF programs and opportunities.

 

Membership runs from December 1 through November 30 each year, making now the perfect time to join. Experience the joy of dressage with UDS – where every stride brings you closer to your equestrian dreams.

Scholarship Opportunities

UDS Educational Scholarships

The Utah Dressage Society will award up to six (6) scholarships each calendar year. $250 scholarships are available one each to a Junior/Young Rider, Amateur and Open rider to encourage and promote the further training and education of Utah Dressage Society member/horse partnerships. Scholarships are to be used to further the dressage education and training of the applicant.

 

There are 2 cycles of application receipt and awards: the Spring deadline is March 15 and the Fall deadline is September 15 of each year.

Adolphi Educational Grant

This grant will be awarded to UDS members who are striving to increase their education and contribution to their GMO and USDF/USEF. The UDS will award one $500 Adolphi Educational Grant per year. Since Johanna Adolphi and her daughter Eva-Maria Adolphi have worked for years on the Board of Directors of the UDS, Eva would like past or present UDS Board Members to be given first consideration for the grant, in recognition of their service.

 

The deadline to apply for this grant will be June 1st of each year.

Bridge Scholarship

Once a year the UDS will award a scholarship of ($500), to an applicant with an average Short Tour Series score of 63% or greater, that has NOT previously competed at a USEF/USDF/USD recognized show Opportunity classes are exempt. This will be used to assist in transition from schooling shows to rated showing.

The purpose of the UDS scholarship is to foster learning for those UDS members committed to the sport, whether it be someone riding at Training Level, or Grand Prix, with weekly lessons or working on their own in an area without access to weekly instruction. The UDS believes continuing education is important and we love being able to offer these scholarships to our members!

Outside of the UDS there are Grants and Scholarships available at The Dressage Foundation.

The Dressage Foundation also has a Benefit Class for those hosting shows as a fundraiser. More information can be found here: https://www.dressagefoundation.org/support/classes.html

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