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About Us

The Summerland Dressage Club Inc. is a not for profit organisation which promotes dressage in the Northern Rivers District, New South Wales Australia. Our Club is based at the beautiful Bangalow Showgrounds and has been providing a place for dressage enthusiasts to compete, train and enjoy the sport in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW since 1982. The club's members are made up of both senior and junior riders, those just starting out in dressage and all the way to Grand Prix and professional riders. 
​Summerland Dressage Club has gone from strength to strength over the years with a membership of over 100 riders with a strong committee keeping the club alive. The club's activities are aimed at riders who wish to participate at all levels of the sport.
We welcome all new members no matter what level or experience!

Why Become a Member?
Become a part of the local dressage community, meet new like minded horse lovers and enthusiasts. The Summerland Dressage Club supports members through:
  • Holding Training Days throughout the year. They are an opportunity to take part in a range of fun, learning and development opportunities for both horse and rider with a range of coaches, judges and other professionals. Our Training Days include practice test riding, protocol days, seminars, clinics and lessons with qualified coaches.
  • We hold a number of Participant, Members and Official dressage competitions throughout the year. Our major annual event is the Far North Coast Dressage Championships which runs over two days and attracts riders from across NSW and QLD. Our Club also hosts the Equestrian for the Lismore Master Games, which is held biannually in conjunction with the Lismore City Council.
  • All members are eligible for our prestigious end of year point score awards which are announced at our Christmas Party & AGM each December.  
  • Information and a way to network with other like-minded people
  • ​Providing a safe, friendly and fun environment for all dressage enthusiasts
In January 2023, SDC’s Committee conducted a survey with 2022/23 club members, allowing them to provide honest and constructive feedback on SDC. Tracey Stinson then ran a strategic planning workshop with committee and general members, where we used the findings of the survey to draft our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan.
 A strategic plan is an excellent tool which will provide a real focus to SDC.  It will also help us successfully work towards SDC’s short- and long-term goals.
Developing the plan was an exciting and engaging process that really helped to give everyone clear ideas of where we are going. The plan was developed in consultation with the committee and general members and will be regularly reviewed to ensure that things are on track and that we are growing and adapting as needed.
SDC's 2023-2025 Strategic Plan
Photo Credit: Blue Ribbon Photography &
Emma Morley
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