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2024 Event List

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2024 Dressage at Waters Edge Prize List

2024 Sunflower Prize List

2024 WDAMI BOSS Prize List

2023 WDAA World Show WDAMI  Exhibitors

 2023 WDAA International Online  Show WDAMI members

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“In the Beginning

…Lessons from the Tool Box of Sue Hughes


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Suzanne’s President Letter for May  2024



Marcia VanOyen and Dixie

Welcome to the Western Dressage Association of Michigan – WDAMI

Michigan Affiliate of the Western Dressage Association of America

Non-profit created in 2013

Nationally Recognized Affiliate for the U.S. Equestrian Federation – USEF

Created to further the Mission Statement of the Western Dressage Association® of America, through clinics, shows, and events, working with all Michigan clubs, associations and organizations that are interested in adding Western Dressage to their venues.  


Suzanne Morisee, President 






About Western Dressage

From the seeds planted by Tom and Bill Dorrance, grew new and more humane methods of starting colts and finishing performance horses. Light hands, subtle cues, and an appreciation for the ultimate benefits derived from a true partnership between horse and rider all led to a revolution in Western Horsemanship. It was inevitable that eventually  Classical Dressage would meet the spirit of the western horse, and Western Dressage was born.

It is a discipline that combines training methods. Classical Dressage brings ancient techniques of master European horsemen, based upon principles that encourage cadence, balance, and carriage. It is technical and precise; a rigorous discipline for horse and rider, and it is also an art. Western Horsemanship has been practiced on the ranches of the American West since the 1700’s and even earlier through the traditions of the Spanish vaqueros. The advances begun by the Dorrance Brothers brought Western Horsemanship to a new generation of riders to consider the mind of the horse, encouraging patience, understanding and the concepts of practicing lightness and using subtle cues.

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Karen Baker