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We are a USDF member organization whose purpose is to foster an interest in, and greater understanding of, Dressage in the greater St. Louis Area.

We aim to offer and encourage opportunities where horse lovers and Dressage enthusiasts can learn, share and experience the beautiful art of Dressage together! 



Thank you to all who entered the SLADS Online Schooling Show on August 1st and June 27th!

 June 27th Online Show Results

August 1st Online Show Results

Year-End Award changes for 2020 season ONLY due to COVID-19 restrictions

As doors have opened back up - the Fall Classic 2020 is just around the corner. Take this opportunity to get your last qualifying scores 4 weeks out before Region 4 Championships in the INDOORS in the MAIN arena on GGT footing. 

Thank you to all who participated in our first SLADS Online/Virtual Dressage Schooling Show on June 27th! Thank you also to our wonderful judge, Heidi Williams! 

Congratulations to Mary Ponwall on Tabetha ISF, winner of the Classical Dressage High Point award with a whopping 77.692%. Congratulations also to Heather Kunz on Zeke, winner of the Western Dressage High Point Award with an awesome 74.500%. As soon as I get your awards I will get them in the mail to you. All other ribbons will be mailed if you selected to pay for mailing. Your tests, containing comments only, not points, will be sent via email as soon as possible. Thank you all for your patience and participation. 
Dawn White, Awards Chair

Our 2019 Adult Amateur Scholarship Recipient, Jennifer Bacon, reports on her year!

Congratulations to the 2019 SLADS Year-end Award Winners!! The SLADS board regrets that in light of the Covid-19 outbreak, we had to postpone the Awards Banquet even though SugarFire was taking all the appropriate steps to ensure our safety. We did not reach this decision lightly and felt this was in the best interest of our membership. We also felt the winners should at least be announced and recognized in a public forum. The Board will meet soon to decide further on presentation of awards. Stay safe and stay tuned for further information. — Dawn White, 2020 Awards Chair
2019 Awards Recognition

Your SLADS Board Members and Committee Members are hard at work planning the 2020 Recognized and Schooling Shows as
 well as our Educational Events for the year. If you'd like to Join a Committee, we'd love to have your help. If you have suggestions for things you'd like to see in 2020, please email us at




Please note that to be eligible for SLADS Year End Awards, all horses must be nominated via the new
SLADS Horse Nomination Online Registration Form  For more information, please visit our Awards page.


Our new website has a members only Forums Page!

Please note that because this is a new website, it is also a completely new membership portal and none of the old information was transferred to the new portal. If you were previously a member with a login on the old website, you will need to choose “join” rather than “renew” for this one time only.

    Upcoming Events

June 27th & August 1st
Schooling Shows - Xanadu Farms - Washington, MO

Become A Member

We'd love to have you join our community of Dressage enthusiasts and horse lovers that participate in many of our club activities such as Educational Events, Competitions, Volunteering and our Members Only Forum!

How Can We Help?

  New to the area and needing information on local Dressage businesses? You can view our Resources Page or contact a SLADS Board Member for help.
Are you a member with questions or concerns regarding SLADS but unsure who to ask? We have many Board Members and Committees who would love to hear from you!
We are an organization ran by volunteers that love to help our community, member or not! We would love to help so please don't hesitate to ask.