Welcome to the Western Dressage Association® of Colorado

The mission of the Western Dressage Association® of Colorado is to build an equine community that combines the Western traditions of horse and rider with Classical Dressage. In doing this it will provide an educational and competitive environment which is accessible to all Colorado riders and horses. Our mission will be guided by that of the Western Dressage Association® of America which states:

We honor the horse.
We value the partnership between horse and rider.
We celebrate the legacy of the American West.

 “It’s about the journey.”

-Larry Mahan, American cowboy


WDACO wishes everyone a Happy New Year, we are excited to share our 2017 schedule.  We hope you will join us, riding, auditing and/or volunteering!


“Celebrate the Journey” 1st Annual
Banquet & Program

Sunday, February 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

The Colorado Horse Park – Grand Prix Ballroom
7522 South Pinery Drive, Parker, CO 80134

Tickets Purchased Here

Tickets are $23.00 and must be purchased online.  Ticket sales close end of the day January 28th.  If you attend our Horseless Clinic, you may also purchase tickets from us that day.  (Tickets will not be available at the door on February 12).

Please join WDACO in our first annual banquet and program to celebrate with our friends, share our fun horse stories, honor the High Point riders for 2016, thank our volunteers and our clinicians.  It promises to be a fun afternoon together!

Speakers for the program are Lieutenant Rotherham, Mounted Patrol Supervisor for Douglas County, and Scott McEldowney, Senior “Open Space Ranger” for Douglas County.

 We invite you to forward your favorite photos of horse activities throughout the year for inclusion in our slide show.  Please forward them as attached images in .jpg or .png format no later than January 20th, to Jacki Rosellen, jaysrose63@gmail.com.
Any questions regarding the event should be addressed to Tess at tessmorganj@gmail.com. border

Horseless Clinic

Reminder to sign up for our most popular Horseless Clinic here held at Douglas County Fairgrounds, Kirk Hall, Saturday, January 28.  Don’t miss it!



 New and Renewed Memberships are now being accepted here. Please remember, in order to be a member of WDACO you must also be a member of WDAA.  We offer the option to enroll as a Combined Membership for $50.00, we also have Family Memberships available (please see the membership details on our website).


2017 WDAA Tests have Arrived!

Five Levels and Freestyle tests are now available for downloading and practice. WDAA has published watermarked training tests for your home and barn use and has also made available the “official” tests to be used by shows holding WDAA classes.

The official show tests will require a show organizer to answer a few questions about their upcoming show, which will help WDAA gauge the growth of Western Dressage and help further publicize upcoming events.

The new 2017 tests can be accessed here



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