Welcome to NEDA 2016!
NEDA is a vibrant community of horse enthusiasts, aiming to be your go-to resource for dressage in New England. We offer some of the highest quality dressage activities in the nation, right here in New England. In addition to two recognized and two schooling competitions, we are adding a third recognized show in July this summer at Twisdenwood Farm in Georgetown, MA. Our education program offers access to the best trainers in the region who donate their time to NEDA through the Flextime program. Your payment for lessons with them helps to support the Region 8 Junior and Young Rider teams. We also offer a robust sport horse program, including promoting several breed shows throughout the region and hosting breed championships and sweepstakes in the fall. And right now we offer access to the best stallions in the country through our January/February stallion auction, to help support the sport horse program.
We are seeking to build out our education team on the NEDA board, so if you’re interested in helping to organize education programs, do get in touch. We’ve decided for the moment to focus our efforts on one top quality symposium each year, and we have not yet finalized plans for 2014. So stay tuned, and check this website for further details, as they fall into place. In addition to our own activities, you can find out about other interesting and worthwhile activities run by others who participate in our Education Outreach program. As a NEDA member, you get a discount at these activities even if you don’t belong to the sponsoring club, and you can find out about them through our education newsletter and on our Web site. So become a NEDA member and make your plans and mark your calendars to join us as a competitor, auditor and volunteer.
We have completely revamped our website in the past year to make it more user friendly and easier to find what you need. It won best in show for organizations our size at the USDF convention this year. You can now sign up for events, renew membership, check out the bulletin board and a host of other things right here, and we are expanding its resources almost daily to offer links to our sponsors, and a variety of other resources and activities in the region, nationally and worldwide.
We welcome your input and feedback, as we move forward. In return for all we offer you, we ask you to help NEDA be not just the biggest single chapter GMO in the country but the best. We are a volunteer run organization from top to bottom, so every hour you give us as a volunteer will be returned to you in more and better programs and activities to support our shared passion. Welcome to our new website. I look forward to seeing you in person during the year.