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About Grand Valley Dressage Society (GVDS)

The GVDS mission is to perpetuate the harmony between horses and riders through the art of dressage.

Grand Valley Dressage Society was established in 1996.  Our club supports and welcomes both classical and western dressage riders in our region with education and dressage show opportunities.  

 

We are a chapter of Rocky Mountain Dressage Society and offer USDF/USEF recognized shows for classical dressage.  In addition, we host schooling shows recognized by WDACO and WDAA for western dressage awards programs.

 

Education is key to our mission to support our riders and encourage dressage principles for happy, healthy horses.  

Latest news: Status of our arena fundraiser. 

The Grand Valley Dressage Society (GVDS) is embarking on an exciting opportunity!  The membership has decided to begin a fundraising campaign to purchase the Sundance Dressage Arena from Premier Equestrian Products.  This is the same arena that they are using at the Adequan Dressage Festival.  It is constructed by polyethylene, the same material that is used for wheeled trash cans.  The letters and the support cones are stackable for easy storage and the arena is much easier to set-up than our current arena.  

The cost of the Sundance Dressage Arena with 12 Berkshire Letters, Letter Markers, Flowers:

  • Total cost, including the 5% USDF discount and tax-exempt status: $3985

  • The sale price of the existing arena would lower the amount needed to complete the purchase, but that is a TBD amount at this time.

  • Fundraising goal:

    • Sell 40 rails at $85/rail

    • Sell 12 letters at $65/letter

We are asking our members to consider making a donation to our BUILD AN ARENA campaign.  Any amount is welcome, but our goal is to sell rails and letters.

As an added incentive, past GVDS member Patricia Card has made a gorgeous quilt.  We are offering this work-of-art as a thank you gift to our most generous donor.

Please send your tax-deductible donation and identify if you are buying rails (how many) and/or letters or a general donation to:

 

GVDS

c/o Susan Gregg

2242 Signal Rock Court

Grand Junction, CO  81505-8305

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