The forming of this organization (CDWPA), was done at the request of several professional members who were concerned about maintaining consistency and continuity in the teaching and judging of Cowboy Dressage®.
The CDWPA is set up to support and further educate our dedicated Cowboy Dressage® professionals and ambassadors, and to protect them from others who are indiscriminate in using the name of Cowboy Dressage® to further their own businesses.
By uniting as a group, we can set and maintain standards for educating and offer educational opportunities geared toward our professionals who then can pass on the education to their local audience.
We strive to make the Cowboy Dressage® World Professionals one of the most well-educated and well-supported groups of Professionals in the Equine industry. CDWPA Members will be encouraged to both Intern and Mentor as part of this program. Members will also be expected to volunteer their time for furthering the education of the Cowboy Dressage® community. It is our goal to achieve a unique group of professional’s unlike any in the equine industry; professionals who are dedicated, community-minded, and always trying to better the general understanding of Cowboy Dressage®: Soft Feel, Partnership, and Harmony between horse and rider, while maintaining the qualities of the Cowboy Dressage® “Handshake”.
Recommended CDWPA Members understand that the philosophies and concepts presented in Cowboy Dressage® can only be maintained for future generations by building a community of “like-minded” individuals who are willing to stay true to the vision and mission of Cowboy Dressage®.