Why Join?

When you join TVDCTA you enjoy the benefits of joining USDF. Members of a USDF Group Member Organization (GMO) like TVDCTA enjoy all the benefits of their GMO and USDF through one membership process. By joining a GMO, members automatically become a member of the only national organization devoted exclusively to dressage.
Benefits Include:
  • e-TRAK, USDF’s online learning center for dressage and equine education. Through one convenient location, access hundreds of educational resources, engage in structured learning activities, and earn USDF University Program credit!
  • Ten issues of the award-winning USDF Connection magazine
  • Access to the online version of USDF Connection Eligibility to compete as rider and/or owner at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized shows
  • Eligibility for rider awards (Rider Performance Awards, Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal, Freestyle Gold, Silver and Bronze Bar, Master’s Challenge). Rider receives patch, pin, or picture frame, personalized certificate, honorary presentation at USDF’s Annual Awards Banquet, publicity in the Annual Award Banquet program, listing on the USDF website, (both current year and historical lists), and will be listed in the yearbook issue of the USDF Connection
  • Eligibility to compete for Adequan/USDF Pas de Deux year-end awards
  • Access to “members only” section of the USDF website
  • E-newsletters sent by USDF, which helps Group Members stay in touch with what is happening at USDF and in the sport of dressage
  • A USDF Group Member card which can be used at USDF competitions and an online membership card available for printing, at any time, free of charge
  • Discounted rates at USDF educational events
  • Discount in the USDF store Discount on memberships and subscriptions with USDF’s educational partners
  • Eligibility to earn USDF University Program credit
  • Representation at the BOG through the GMO delegate Eligibility to receive a Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund grant, which funds convention attendance
  • Eligibility for the Regional GMO Volunteer of the Year Award GMO youth members (21 and under) are eligible for the USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, USDF Shining Star Awards, and USDF Arts and Creativity Contest
  • Eligibility for the “L” Education Program
  • Grants funded by The Dressage Foundation are available to USDF Group Members