How to join and why


VADA/Nova is the largest Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association (VADA), a Group Member Organization (GMO) under the US Dressage Federation (USDF). Joining VADA/Nova automatically makes you a member of VADA as well as a GMO member of the USDF. If you would like to become a member or renew your current membership, you can process your application on our website or via the U.S. Postal Service. If you have any questions, contact our membership committee via email:

Individual Membership

Individual Membership extends from December 1 or the date the membership form/payment is submitted (whichever is later) to November 30 of the current membership year. The cost for individual membership is $55.00 and can be paid using VADA/Nova Bucks earned from volunteering, Check, Cash, or PayPal. The membership form is here and can be submitted electronically Paypal on the VADA/Nova Store. Paper forms can be mailed in with your payment, sent with your entry and payment to a show, or provided to the show secretary with payment on the day of the show.

Benefits of Membership include:

Family Membership

Family membership has the same benefits as Individual Membership and covers the same period but offers a reduced fee for others in the same family (defined as living at the same address) to become members. The first Family member (Primary Family Member) pays the full $55.00 fee with each subsequent family member paying $25.00 for the same benefits.

Volunteer Program

Volunteering offers a valuable way to learn what it takes to host shows, clinics, and other activities, and to contribute to the dressage community. We encourage all of our members (and anyone else who is willing to help) to participate in our activities as volunteers. Without volunteers, we could not do all the wonderful events we have. Learn more about the volunteer program here.

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