Cindy Carpenter and Paddington

The Emerald Coast Chapter (ECC) is the oldest remaining chapter of the DSDCTA.  Currently centered around the Ft. Walton Beach/Niceville/Destin, FL area, we have members ranging geographically from Navarre to Panama City, and into south Alabama.

The chapter hosts two USEF/USDF recognized Dressage shows a year - The Blue Angel Dressage Show at the Escambia County Equestrian Center in Pensacola, FL.  The shows are a joint effort with our sister Chapter, Florabama.

In addition to our shows, ECC hosts clinics, social gatherings, and educational opportunities.  Our members are frequently in the majority at DSDCTA sponsored events, offering their support, enthusiasm, and talent to our GMO and sport.  Our diverse membership includes everything from FEI riders to “show Moms”.

New members are always welcome and we hope will join in our efforts to develop and promote Dressage and Combined Training throughout our region.  The ECC provides a monthly newsletter and scholarships to both adult and junior members, and makes an annual charitable donation to a local organization in need.