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Louisville Dressage Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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April 14, 2018

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem” (A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh).  As dressage riders, we understand the importance of a two-way conversation with our horses.  Connection (acceptance of the bit through the acceptance of the aids) is right in the middle of the Training Pyramid. There it is… BITS!!!  

I’ve always understood the importance of bits and generally how they work. Pony Club taught me to understand the function of different types of bits and how they work on a horse’s...

February 12, 2018

Louisville Dressage Society is thrilled to welcome Kim Gentry, accomplished international Grand Prix rider and USDF L Graduate, for a bitting clinic on April 14! This is a unique opportunity to test a variety of bits and learn a number of useful exercises. 

To answer some of your frequently asked questions, Kim has sent over some general information about the clinic. 

What to Expect:

Kim will bring a variety of snaffle, double bridle bits and jumping bits for clinic participants to try during their sessions. She will measur...

January 25, 2018

Have you ever been curious as to why, or how, judges come up with your scores? (No, they don't make them up, I promise!) If you answered yes, then Louisville Dressage Society has the opportunity for you!

LDS is proud to host "Upgrade your Judging Eye I - "Making Strides in Movements and Collective Marks," an approved USDF Continuing Education in Dressage Judging Program. The USDF Dressage Judges Committee created programs like these to make excellent education more accessible on a regional level to judges, judges in trainin...

December 18, 2017

Louisville Dressage Society is a community-minded GMO that’s dedicated to furthering dressage education in our region. That’s why we’re expanding our programming for 2018 to include Lesson Days with Jennifer Conour.

Lesson Days are a low-key, no pressure opportunity for riders of all experience levels to work with a USDF Gold Medalist. Whether you’re looking for a fresh set of eyes on your riding, want to get your horse off the farm, or want help with a specific issue, Lesson Days are a great way to enjoy all the benefits o...

December 7, 2017

Your Louisville Dressage Society Membership comes with a ton of perks, including the ability to start accumulating USDF University Credits. University Credits add up, so you can earn USDF Certificates of Achievement. Just like year-end award points, this is a great way to celebrate the work you’ve put into furthering your dressage education.

Earn USDF University Credits by participating in or auditing eligible courses in our area. Participants earn up to 2 credits for each course while auditors can earn 1 credit per course....

November 28, 2017

Do you do a lot of shopping on Amazon? Who doesn't, right? With our new non-profit status, Louisville Dressage Society is now available to receive donations through Amazon Smile! 0.5% of all eligible purchases will go to help LDS promote dressage education! Just click below to add LDS to your account:

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program. All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation. In tur...

November 10, 2017

Since LDS gained GMO status with The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) November 3, 2017 (We are 1 week old!) , I have decided to start a series of brief blogs that highlight the benefits, opportunities and materials that USDF provides for its GMO Members. This first edition is a brief overview. In weeks to come, more detailed explanations will be posted. This can be used as a quick tool to explore some of the benefits of being a USDF GMO Organization and Member.  

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