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Central States Dressage & Eventing Association

When you support CSDEA you get more than just access to sponsored clinics and training events. You become part of an active community of eventing and dressage enthusiasts.
Whether you compete on a regular basis or haven't shown in years, you'll find a range of opportunities to grow as a rider.
As a CSDEA member:
  • Connect with pro and amateur riders dedicated to the sport you love
  • Give back to the community with your time and expertise
  • Get the latest information about events, schooling opportunities, and recognized shows in the area

CSDEA History

The Central States Dressage and Eventing Association (CSDEA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1971 and is comprised of equine enthusiasts focused on the disciplines of dressage and eventing in the upper mid-west.

CSDEA Mission Statement

  • Represent the interests of our members across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota.
  • Promote the disciplines of dressage and eventing.
  • Facilitate the growth of these sports through education, facilities development and the support of local, regional and national competitions.
  • Improve the healthcare, training and treatment of horses.

Photo: Anya-Maria Photography


Photo: Anya-Maria Photography

CSDEA Guiding Beliefs

  • We represent our membership before local, state, regional, national and international governing bodies (e.g., USDF, USEA, USEF, FEI, etc.).
  • We provide mounted and unmounted education opportunities through seminars, clinics and competitions.
  • We communicate with our members through mailings, a news magazine, Cross Country, the CSDEA Annual Omnibus and website.
  • We plan and contribute to the creation, improvement, and maintenance of dressage and eventing facilities.
  • We support our members' participation in local, regional, and international competitions.
  • We recognize the achievements of members and volunteers through appropriate awards.
  • We encourage scholarship, stewardship, leadership, and volunteerism.

To print a copy of the CSDEA Mission Statement, click here.


Members, visit the Documents area to view bylaws, financial reports, board meeting minutes, and more. Check the upper right-hand corner to make sure you are logged in so these documents are visible to you.


  Equal Opportunities Statement

CSDEA does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.