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LVDA Membership Benefits

LVDA offers three membership types to meet a variety of needs. 

  • Individual Youth memberships (21 yrs and under) -if not included in a family membership

  • Individual Adult memberships (22 yrs or order)

  • Family memberships (for more than one member of the same household)


The LVDA Membership year runs from January 1st through December 31st each year. 

New memberships and membership renewals for the upcoming year are accepted as early as the end of October and are processed in the order they are received.  Renewing your membership early will avoid the last-minute rush and prevent any lapse in your membership benefits. 

The easiest and quickest way to apply for, or renew your membership is to use our Online Membership Form.   You will receive a confirmation email upon submitting your form and receive a welcome letter with your LVDA membership number within a few weeks, therefore you must provide a valid email address when you fill out the application.

LVDA members are automatically registered for USDF Group Membership

The LVDA pays for your "USDF Group Membership" when you join or renew your LVDA membership.  The USDF Group Membership year is from  December 1st to November 30th which requires the LVDA to submit an initial roster to the USDF by December 1st.   Additional LVDA members are added to the USDF Group Membership roster on a monthly basis throughout the year.    LVDA members who join/renew after February may see a lag time in receiving their USDF Group Membership card due to an increased volume of show season paperwork.


IMPORTANT REMINDER …. BEFORE signing up for a show, please verify that you are a current member to be able to take advantage of our LVDA Member discounted show fees.  Don’t wait until it’s too late!


Since the LVDA Membership Secretary maintains a database of members, including member information, it is very important that you notify the membership secretary ( of any changes to your contact information.  Otherwise, your information could be published incorrectly in the Member Directory (you can choose whether to have your contact information included in the Member Directory when you fill out the online membership application.)


Membership Benefits 


As an LVDA member, you can enjoy the following club benefits:

  • Discounts on LVDA Schooling shows and clinics

  • Free admission to LVDA educational lectures

  • Open invitation to LVDA Board Meetings

  • Opportunities to apply for LVDA Scholarships & Grants

  • Opportunities to earn LVDA Year-End Awards

Additionally, once you are a club member, LVDA pays for you to have a USDF Group Membership which makes you eligible for:

  • USDF Rider Awards

  • The award-winning USDF Connection magazine (one magazine per “family”)

  • Eligibility to earn university credits

  • Eligibility to receive member discount rates for USDF events

  • Group Members also have the inside track on local dressage happenings and GMO-sponsored USDF educational clinics and programs.

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