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Upcoming Events

VADA/Nova Board Meeting

Feb. 11, 2019
Morven Park, Leesburg, VA

VADA/Nova Annual Meeting, Awards Banquet
and Silent Auction

Feb. 24, 2019
River Creek Country Club, Leesburg, VA

Judge's Round Table

March 4, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Best Western Hotel, Leesburg, VA

VADA/Nova Board Meeting

March 11, 2019
Morven Park, Leesburg, VA

VADA/Nova Fix-A-Test with Jeanne McDonald

March 22-23, 2019
Morven Park, Leesburg, VA

VADA/Nova Dressage Schooling Show

March 24, 2019
Morven Park, Leesburg, VA

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2019 Calendar  February Newsletter pdf file
     2018 Results  
2018 Year End Awards Results pdf file
2018 Above and Beyond Awards pdf file              

Time to Renew for 2019!


Show time

New SafeSport Certification required for USEF adult participants!!!!

January 1, 2019


As of January 1, 2019, in order to participate in USEF licensed shows (and other USEF activities), the show participant must have completed online Safe Sport training.This training is free for USEF members. This requirement does not apply to non-USEF licensed shows, including VADA/Nova schooling shows.

PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO COMPLETE THIS TRAINING! If you donít complete it within the 30 day window established by USEF, you will need to complete it before you are eligible to compete.

You will be required to provide evidence to the show secretary that you have completed it!



Banquet, Year End Awards,
Volunteer Celebration and Silent Auction

February 24, 2019
(POSTPONED from Jan 20 due to weather)
River Creek Country Club, Leesburg, VA

RSVP by Feb. 18


2018 Year End Awards Results pdf file
2018 Above and Beyond Awards pdf file


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Judge’s Roundtable
With Kathy Rowse
Dressage trainer and Instructor
“S” Judge, USDF “L” Faculty

March 4, 2019 - 6:30 PM
Best Western Hotel, Leesburg, VA

Auditors Welcome!



VADA/Nova Fix-A-Test
With Jeanne McDonald

March 22, 2019 (evening discussion)
Location TBD
March 23, 2019
Morven Park, Leesburg, VA




VADA/Nova Dressage Schooling Show

March 24, 2019
Morven Park, Leesburg, VA

This is VADA/Nova's first Schooling Show for 2019


Hear Ye!

Join or Renew your membership for 2019!

If you haven't joined yet, you can still become a VADA/Nova Member. Membership runs from December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2019 which parallels the USDF year.

You can join for $50.

Don't miss out on all the activities we are planning for 2019!   If you have any questions you may contact Barb Pickering at 703-754-8506 or

If you plan to compete in Licensed Shows in 2019, be aware it can take several weeks or more for the USDF to process your membership once it is sent in by our GMO (VADA). Renew early to avoid non-member fees.

Here is the Membership form for 2019.

You may also join using Paypal!

VADA/Nova Show Pass Program. A program to encourage Non-Members to participate in our Schooling Shows. Read more here.    Here is a Show Pass Application PDF

VADA/Nova Needs YOU

It takes a lot of effort to keep the ball rolling so that there are plenty of shows and activities for all of us to enjoy. None of this is possible without the support of our membership.

We need volunteers to make shows and other events happen. You can read about our Volunteer Program and all the rewards of volunteering on this website. Also check out the recent changes to the Volunteer "Bucks" program.

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Please look at our Contact Page to see who is on your VADA/Nova board and what committees have been formed. We can need your continuing support and aid. Please contact us if you would can help with any of these committees.

Advertising with VADA/Nova

New Trainer Listing: As a service to it's members, VADA/Nova is presenting a trainer list on its website

Show Program Advertisements: We are accepting advertising for inclusion in our Recognized Show Programs. This is a chance to reach large numbers of active dressage enthusiasts. Please look here to see what opportunities exist for your business!

Listing your Show: Advertise your Dressage Show with VADA/Nova. This will tell you how.

Other Advertising Opportunities! Do you want to get more customers? Advertise with VADA NOVA or sponsor a class and as part of your package, you will get advertising which can include a web link to your site and advertising in our monthly newsletter. Contact Rachel Rice for more details.

There is more information about advertising opportunities here.