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Austin Dressage Unlimited organizes a variety of dressage educational events throughout the year for our members and guests.

ADU events will be highlighted in yellow in the Calendar of Events below.

If you would like to learn more about some of the types of educational events that ADU offers, here are a few descriptions:
January 2017
TBD ADU “Meet & Greet” – Meet other dressage enthusiasts & share your riding New Year’s resolutions. Learn about “ADU-University” to help you set your goals & choose a training & education plan to follow for 2016, guided by a volunteer mentor. Bring your ideas for future ADU educational programs. Everyone is welcomed!
February 2017
18-19 ADU 8th Annual Judging Seminar with Lilo Fore, “Improving Your Judging Eye & Showing Skills.” Lilo is an FEI 5* International Dressage Judge with over 40 years of judging experience to share with attendees. She is also an, FEI 3* Para-Equestrian Dressage Judge, USEF Dressage Sporthorse Breeding “R” Judge, founder/Chair USDF Instructor Certification Program, and on the USEF Dressage Committee.
Approved for USDF University credit.
March 2017
18 ADU Spring Educational Practice Show - Riders perform their test while panel of Judges/LGrads give scores & lead a round-table discussion of each ride. Non-competitive, strongly educational, in a fun, low stress environment. Auditors will actively join in the discussions & test scoring.
April 2017
TBD ADU Dinner & DVD Night
Approved for USDF University credit
May 2017
6-7 DRESSAGE AT CEDAR CREEK I and II, Austin Equestrian Center. 1495 TX Hwy 21, Cedar Creek, TX 78612.
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7 ADU Dinner & DVD Night 311 Ranch Road 1869 Liberty Hill, TX 78642 RSVP: Kelly James, or 512- RSVP
Approved for USDF University credit
June 2017
17-18 ADU “Blue Hair Special” USDF Dressage Shows I & II, Judges: Kem Barbosa “S” & Sue Kolstadt “S” Waterford crystal prizes for competitors, lots of crazy prizes for horses, riders, & support staff. Vendors, lots of special touches. “If you don’t want to have fun, don’t come!”
July 2017
22 ADU Gala Event – “An Evening of Freestyles & Spectator Tailgating” Watch Musical Freestyle performances, including an anything goes “Extreme” Freestyle Class, while wining, dining, & picnicking with friends under decorated tents. Awards for high point Freestyle performances, as well as for the best decorated tailgate setups. Come join the fun!
TBD ADU Dressage Workshop with Christian Bachinger of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna – More info to follow.
Approved for USDF University credit
August 2017
TBD ADU Dinner & DVD Night
Approved for USDF University credit
September 2017
TBD ADU Dinner & DVD Night
Approved for USDF University credit
October 2017
13-15 Hans Biss Clinic at Reiterhof Dressage, 8403 Zyle Road, Austin, TX 78737, 512-423-4424
28 ADU Dinner & DVD Night at 5pm, hosted by Timber Ghost Stables, 301 Hyview Ln, Hutto, TX, RSVP to Amy Denny:, 512-796-3441
November 2017
TBD ADU Year-End Celebration Party - Austin, TX 5-9pm Toasting another great year of Dressage Education & Training. All Dressage enthusiasts welcomed! Good food, Silent auction, Barn Basket auction, Member Recognition, & more.
December 2017
2 Join us for a fun winter holiday evening of videos from the USDF 2014 Dressage Convention featuring Carl Hester, Richard Davison and Stephen Clarke. This is a potluck event, please bring your favorite holiday dish to share. Please RSVP!: Daemie Laves, 757-870-5490,
January 2018
27-28 ADU is organizing an educational trip to Florida to attend a CDI. Details
February 2018
March 2018
17-18 Blue Hair Special @ Dripping Springs Ranch Park.
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018
October 2018
20-21 ADU 9th Annual Judging Seminar with Stephen Clarke @ Dripping Springs Ranch Park.
22 ADU Riding Clinic with Stephen Clarke @ Dripping Springs Ranch Park.

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ADU University
ADU-U is a 5-tiered dressage training & education program
for our members,
supported by a
volunteer mentor.

ADU Scholarships

ADU Dinner & DVD
ADU Dinner & DVD Nights are now approved for
USDF University credit!

ADU Library

ADU's collection of
books, CDs, & articles of interest available
for loaning to members.

Chef d' Equipe
An Equestrian's Cookbook

ADU's unique
horse-themed cookbook
for sale as a fundraiser
for Dressage education programs.