To advance the Art of Dressage and to encourage and foster horsemanship in all its forms.
The Yarra Valley Dressage Club was formed in March 1979 when a group of friends joined together keen to share their interest in dressage with other like minded people in the Yarra Valley, Victoria. 61 members paid $3.00 to join the club. Judges were paid $10.00. The club ended the year with a profit of $180.15.
Often during those early days members competed on ground where the arena was drawn on the ground with lime or at Hutton Lodge or in a paddock on a member’s property. Riders paid $3.00 to ride a test and competed for prize money of $5.00/ $10.00. Some of the earliest members are still members of Yarra Valley Dressage Club today.
The Yarra Valley Dressage Club was incorporated in 1984 and the mission, as it is today, is to advance the art and sport of dressage and to encourage and foster horsemanship in all its forms.
The Club has used many venues around the Yarra Valley including Seville Pony Club grounds, Flowerfield, Wandin Park, Glenbrae Equestrian Centre and the Lilydale and Yarra Glen Hunt Club. Today, PCAV Park in Gladysdale is the main competition venue, where we are fortunate to be able to hire their lovely indoor and all weather surfaces to hold competitions.
Yarra Valley Dressage Club is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive club catering for riders of all levels and horses of all breeds and types.
The club holds a club (standard EA class competition at each level) or freshmans (protocol) day each month and two official EA competitions each year as well as clinics and guest speakers.
All details including how to join and upcoming dates can be found on the club website: www.yvdc.com.au