Membership Renewal – It’s that time again.

Your IDEA membership includes a Group Membership (GM) with United States Dressage Federation (USDF). 

Here are a few of the benefits of your USDF group membership. To see more details click here.

  • Discounts with USDF Member Perks Partners
  • Full access to USDF’s digital publications, including USDF Connection
  • USDF Member Guide
  • USDF Participating Membership is required for the most year-end award and championship programs
Want to verify your membership status with IDEA? Check out our GMO Roster page.
USDF has an online resource library, online courses, and so much more….

Up Coming Events

Idaho Dressage and Eventing Association
2021 Virtual Schooling Show

IDEA is proud to announce its first virtual show.  All IDEA members will receive one free entry to the virtual show (entry fee does not include a small office fee), but you can enter as many times as you’d like for an additional fee.  The deadline for entries is April 15th, with judging on April 21st.   Please see the attached prize list for detailed information.  We hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity to get feedback from an “r” judge. For more information, click here Events to visit our events page.

Idaho Dressage and Eventing Association presents Tim Bourke Eventing Clinic

Tim has established himself as a top rider and sought-after trainer. Tim was named to the Irish High Performance list and is looking forward to the development and future success of Bourke Eventing. In 2015, Tim and Luckaun Quality completed the Rolex Kentucky CCI4*finishing in 18th place. Tim and Obie followed that up by heading to England for BurghleyCCI4* where they were the highest placed Irish pair. Tim has since finished in 11th at Rolex in 2016, won the Bank One Trophy as the highest placed owner-rider, and 16th in 2017. After another Top 20 finish at the Kentucky CCI4* event, Tim and Obie were named to the Irish World Equestrian Games Team as the Traveling Reserve. For more information, click here Events to visit our events page.
Idaho Dressage and Eventing Junior Riders

Show Approval

It’s time to send us shows to get on the calendar!

Dressage
[ˈdresäZH]

The object of dressage is the development of the horse into a happy athlete through harmonious education. As a result, it makes the horse calm, supple, loose and flexible, but also confident, attentive and keen, thus achieving perfect understanding with the rider.

Competitive dressage showcases all levels of training. Currently, there are nine progressive levels of competition, open to all breeds of horses and all levels of riders. Special classes such as musical freestyle offer creativity and individual expression for the exhibitors. The pinnacle of competitive dressage is the Grand Prix level. The Grand Prix level is also showcased at the Olympic Games as one of the three equestrian disciplines.

Eventing
[əˈven(t)iNG]

Eventing, also an Olympic discipline, is best described as an equestrian triathlon. The discipline originated as a cavalry test and is comprised of three phases: Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping.

The first phase, Dressage, shows the graceful partnership of horse and rider as described above.

The second phase, Cross Country, challenges bravery, fitness and determination as horse and rider combinations navigate a series of solid obstacles, technical questions and varied terrain.

In the third and final phase, Show Jumping, horse and rider combinations prove their precision as they clear a course of fences.

In a competitive environment, penalty points are accumulated in each phase. At the conclusion of an event, the horse and rider combination with the lowest score wins.

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