Central New York Dressage & Combined Training Association
"Promoting dressage and eventing as art and sport through competitions, clinics and educational activities."
CNYD&CTA was founded in 1971 with an emphasis on dressage and was incorporated in 1977. It has since expanded its area of interest to include eventing. As a Group Member Organization ("GMO") of the U.S. Dressage Federation, CNYD&CTA members become USDF group members, eligible to compete for certain awards and receive USDF’s monthly magazine, "USDF Connection" as well as access to the USDF online learning program eTrak.
CNYD&CTA hosts dressage schooling shows each year as a means to develop and evaluate the progress of horse and rider. In addition, eventing schooling competitions are sponsored to improve related horse and rider skills. Clinics, demonstrations, and lectures on a variety of topics are also available throughout the year. CNYD&CTA membership entitles members to reduced entry fees at most CNYD&CTA shows and clinics, the monthly CNYD&CTA newsletter (Lengthening Strides) and the annual CNYD&CTA Omnibus and USDF Group Membership. Members can also compete for dressage and eventing team competitions supported by CNYD&CTA.
CNYD&CTA newsletters keep you up to date on Association activities, as well as those that are happening in the region. They also offer helpful hints and articles on pertinent subjects. The Association also sponsors year-end awards for members who have received top scores in dressage and eventing competitions. Membership runs from December 1 through November 30.