2020 Membership - Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association (VADA/Nova)
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Renew or join by December 15 at the 2019 rate of $50. After December 15, the annual rate will be $55. A large part of your annual dues covers your membership in USDF. For 2020, USDF is raising their annual dues from $20 to $24. We are offering an early bird rate as a way to help offset the high cost of showing.
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VADA/Nova is the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association (VADA), a Group Member Organization (GMO) under our national membership organization the U.S. Dressage Federation (USDF). The USDF is an International Discipline Association dedicated to dressage under the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport.
VADA/Nova holds USEF/USDF licensed/recognized shows; schooling shows; both mounted and unmounted clinics as well as other activities focused on the interests of our members.
VADA/Nova is dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage in Northern Virginia. We are a 501(c) 3 organization.
The membership year runs from December 1 through November 30. New memberships processed in November will be valid for the following year.
As with many organizations, we are moving many of our member interactions to electronic formats. We realize that may cause some inconvenience to a segment of our members, but our newsletter, voting issues, and other updates will now be available only electronically unless otherwise requested.
Being a member of VADA/NOVA has many benefits:
- We are the largest Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association (VADA), a GMO under the USDF
- We typically hold four-five licensed shows each year ( see our Calendar), several schooling shows, as well as clinics and educational opportunities
- We partner with a number of local schooling show organizers and scores from those competitions count toward VADA/Nova's Schooling Show Championship qualification and year end awards. 2020 partners include Compass Rose, Mitchell Dressage, Homestead Farm, and Spencer Sporthorse.
Benefits of Membership include:
Discounted Entry Fees to VADA/Nova managed Schooling Shows
Priority on entering VADA/Nova managed Schooling Shows
Participation in the VADA/Nova Year End Awards Program
“Piaffe and Passage” the VADA/Nova Newsletter published throughout the year
The Greenbook that is the VADA/Nova omnibus providing our calendar, as well as member information regarding volunteering, competing, and awards
VADA Membership including the Purple Book which provides the VADA omnibus covering the Virginia Dressage Association events
USDF Group Membership
Representation at State, Regional, and National Levels
Participation in clinics and educational opportunities
Participation in Partner Schooling Shows Series
We will cover processing fees when you join or renew online.
PLEASE BE SURE TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
_____ I am/ _____I am NOT a current VADA/Nova member. Member # if known: ___________
_____I agree/ _____ I do NOT agree to having my contact information included in the Green Book.
_____ VADA/Nova is my PRIMARY VADA Chapter/_____ (CIRCLE ONE: ShenVADA, SWVADA, VADA-CH, VADACC, VADAF, NEVADA, or SVDA) is my primary VADA Chapter (and will be responsible for paying your dues to VADA and USDF).
Junior/Young Rider Date of Birth (mo./day/yr.):
We encourage everyone who joins VADA/Nova or renews membership on Event Clinics to set up their own Rider account. You will be able to upload required documents, such as your Coggins, and any Juniors or Young Riders can provide their dates of birth for eligibility in those categories.
- Anne Harrington
Q: Can I use my VADA/Nova Volunteer Bucks for My Membership Dues?
A: One of the benefits of being a VADA/Nova member is the opportunity to volunteer. Not only do you learn a lot about what it takes to organize equestrian events, you also earn Volunteer Bucks, which can be applied toward your membership or used as cash with a number of our sponsors. If you plan to use you Volunteer Bucks for your membership dues, please send them with your printed membership application to: Anne Harrington, 10411 Breckinridge Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Q: How does USDF know I am a member so I get credit for competing in a licensed show?
A: If are NOT a USDF Participating Member and you plan to compete in an upcoming Licensed Show and need a USDF GMO membership, please submit your form by the end of the month preceding the competition so VADA/Nova can include you in its monthly update to USDF. It can take several weeks or more for USDF to process the new names.
Individual - Adult Amateur
Individual - Open
Individual - Jr/YR
+ Family Member - Adult Amateur
+ Family Member - Open
+ Family Member - Jr/YR
- Trailer Direction: Please also visit the VADA/Nova Website - www.vadanova.org - for additional information on the organization, the events calendar, and other news. We have a great calendar of activities for 2020. In addition to our licensed and schooling shows, we will hold our Judges Forum in March, will have an unmounted clinic with a nationally-known sports psychologist, and are planning an adult dressage camp.
- Change Policy: Changes are not permitted.
- Refund Policy: No refunds.
- Registration Method(s) Pay in full via Event Clinics