ACT Dressage Association

bringing dressage of all levels
to the ACT dressage community

Current Announcements

Draft Code of Practice For Horse Welfare - 06 May 2022

ACTDA members,

This draft code of practice for horse welfare has just been sent to all Equestrian Clubs in Canberra, including the ACTDA, and we have been advised it was first brought to the ACT Equestrian Association’s attention in 2017, advising that it was being updated.  On first review this is a pretty comprehensive coverage of many issues relating to the lifelong wellbeing of horses in all sorts of relationships with humans.   To be useful this code needs to be seen by everyone who rides, keeps, agists or breeds horses.

If you know people for whom this draft document would be of interest, please pass it on for their direct response to .

Consultation on the Code of Practice for the Welfare of Horses in the ACT will run for six weeks, and will close on Friday, 17 June 2022.


ACTDA Pointscore 2022 - 03 May 2022

The ACTDA 2022 Pointscore results from January are now available for riders to review. A reminder that to qualify for for the Pointscore you must be an ACTDA financial member. Any queries please message us.

ACTDA Minutes Of AGM 2021 - 15 February 2022

Dear ACTDA members,
In preparation for today's AGM we have attached the minutes from the last annual meeting. Please contact us for any questions you may have through messages or via our email

ACTDA Pointscore 2021 - 13 January 2022

Dear ACTDA Members, please review the 2021 Pointscore and send any queries that you might have to Anwen Lovett on messenger and she will check them for you. A reminder that to be eligible for the Pointscore you must have paid your ACTDA membership for the two financial years and if you wish to be eligible for AOR you must request that on each competition entry. The full guidelines for the Pointscore are on the ACTDA website.

ACTDA 2022 Events - 06 December 2021

Mark your calendars - ACTDA have an exciting year planned for 2022.

Members Only Training Days:

Saturday 22nd January 2022
Saturday 28th May 2022
Saturday 6th August 2022

Official Competition Days:

Sunday 23rd January 2022
Sunday 29th May 2022
Sunday 7th August 2022

Canberra Classic 2022:

Friday 25th November 2022
Saturday 26th November 2022
Sunday 27th  November 2022

Events are posted on Facebook and our website:

Act Dressage Association 2022 Sponsorship Packages - 27 October 2021

Dressage is one of the most popular equestrian pursuits and ACT competitions attract riders from both Canberra and surrounds as well as riders from Sydney, and across regional areas of southern NSW.  On average around 100 riders attend our regular competitions and over 150 riders attend the Canberra Classic championships.  Participation as a sponsor provides you with valuable corporate exposure to riders, their friends and family, and equestrian businesses.  It also allows you to show support for a local club.


We provide recognition for our sponsors through as many media as possible.  This includes our website, Facebook, emails, promotional materials, signage at competitions, and recognition at presentations.


Our 2022 competition dates are:


  • Official club competition 23 January
  • Official club competition 29 May
  • Official Competition 7 August
  • Official Competition Championship 25-27 November (ACTDA ‘Canberra Classic’).


We offer a variety of packages to suit the level of support you wish to provide.  The packages are outlined in our document.

ACTDA Awards Results - 17 March 2021

Congratulations to our winners!!! Thank you to everyone who made the effort to come to ACTDA events in such a difficult year. We appreciate the help and support received from all. Thanks to our sponsors Lark Hill Winery and of course all the judges and volunteers whom we could not run these events without.

Helpers Needed - 25 September 2020

We would very much appreciate any helpers for 8am to help prepare equestrian park for the upcoming event.  Please contact us if you are able to assist.  thank you. 

COVID 19 Update - 16 April 2020

Equestrian NSW is providing regular updates on COViD 19.  Click on the link below to read their most recent update as well as a list of resources for the equestrian community.


Events Calendar on Facebook - 24 April 2020


Do you need to keep track of our events, training days and registration deadlines? We add all events to our facebook page.

If you go to the event click on the ... next to the share button.

Then at the bottom of the drop down menu click “Export Event”