The Houston Dressage Society was officially formed in 1977. There were approximately 10 founding members and countless supporters. Over the years, HDS has grown to more than 180+ members over the Houston and adjacent areas. To learn more about the club's history, click HERE to explore our incredible history.
Our official purpose is to further the art of dressage through education for its members and to conduct shows in order for its members to achieve their goals. .
HDS is about giving back to its members.
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2021-2022 HDS Board Members
President, Sponsorship and Advertising
Advertising/Sponsorship Chair and Interim President
Promoted and produced live music events for 35 years. Montgomery County Animal Shelter and the Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events, now office manager at Tex-Over Farms.
Currently shopping for a nice quiet equine partner.
Very involved in animal rescue – primarily stray and feral cats.
Jody started riding in 1978, focusing on eventing and endurance with her flashy 14.3h Anglo-Arab mare, Riff Raff. Jody switched her focus to dressage in 1989. Jody and her husband, Tony, own and operate WV Dressage, a dressage training facility in Waller, Texas where Allison Cyprus is the resident trainer. Jody has earned her Bronze and Silver Medals on self-trained horses with the support of exceptional trainers along the way!
Education and Membership
Canadian born & migrated to Texas in 2019 with my horse Heathrow and 3 cats. Went to school to become an engineer so I could support my horse habit!
Currently 2 horses: 10 year old Heathrow (Rubignon x UB40) and 21 year old Jackson (CWBHA).
I have been a member of HDS since I moved here in 2010 from Colorado. I am 72 years old and have 2 horses, 2 dogs and some chickens, oh, also a husband whom I met after moving here. My horses include an Andalusian named Corrado, and a Lusitano mare, Marquesa. Corrado and I are pleased to have achieved our USDF gold medal. Marquesa and I are just happy (at least the human half of the partnership is) to canter without drama!
Eventer in her younger years in Australia and UK. Started formal dressage training after a 26 year hiatus!!
Currently two horses, Sophie (OLD x Sandro Hit), and Sunny (OTTB) retired.
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