Welcome to Central Texas Dressage Society!

Welcome to the Central Texas Dressage Society, your USDF Region 9 GMO promoting dressage education and competition in Austin, Texas and the surrounding area.
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Shannon Martin was an active CTDS member and long standing Board Member. She was passionate and enthusiastic about dressage and would happily talk to anyone about the benefits to the horse and the fun and comraderey that could be had pursuing dressage.  She was open, warm, friendly and was known to all by the huge smile that always seemed to light up her face. She had furthered her dressage passion by riding freestyles, which combined her love of music, dressage and dance. She had even once qualified for the US Dressage Finals with her beloved Friesian cross, Bentley,  with their Batman themed freestyle. She was also a beautiful and graceful competitive ballroom dancer who swore her time on the dance floor improved her ability in the saddle.

Sadly and tragically, we lost Shannon unexpectedly in March 2022 as the result of an improbable accident during routine horse training. To honor her spirit and passion for dressage, music and fun, CTDS will be granting one scholarship in Shannon's name each year to a CTDS member (Open, AA, JR or YR) to go towards freestyle expenses, ex: purchasing music or choreography, a freestyle clinic, freestyle entry fees, etc.  If you would like to assist CTDS in keeping Shannon's spirit alive by passing along her freestyle passion, donations can be made here.


Minimum requirements for ALL CTDS End of Year Awards are: current full member when scores were earned, participation in 3 CTDS events & 6 volunteer hours or have paid the $100 non-volunteer fee.

The Mini-show year end award is awarded in each of the following levels - Introductory,

Training, First and Second levels, for the Adult Amateur, Open, Young Rider and Junior divisions and

will be the average of the three highest ride scores from the highest test of the level

over 55% under at least three different judges at CTDS Mini-shows. Must be same

Rider/Horse combination to qualify. Riders that have less than three scores will

not be considered.

Rated show year end awards for each division for each level in the Adult Amateur,

Open and Junior divisions at USEF recognized shows will be the average of the

three highest ride scores from the highest test of the level over 55% under three

different judges. Must be same Rider/Horse combination to qualify. Riders that

have less than 3 scores will not be considered.  Must also ride in the Bluebonnet Classic in the years it is offered to be considered for an award.


CTDS members now have the option to use an app to register for CTDS events on their mobile devices. The CTDS website app is Wild Apricot for members.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!


Special Thanks to Dover Saddlery

Dover Saddlery was kind enough to donate the new letters for our dressage arena, used at every schooling show. Please thank them the next time you are in the store!

Upcoming CTDS Events

14 Sep 2024 8:00 AM • Williamson County Expo, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail Taylor, TX
19 Oct 2024 8:00 AM • Rolling Ridge Stables, 16016 Decker Lake Rd, Manor, TX 78653

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