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What is a PVDA Chapter?

A chapter is defined as a group of current PVDA members in good standing who wish to meet on a regular basis to further their interest in dressage. Each chapter may set its own membership guideline beyond that, keeping within the PVDA by-laws and constitution.

How to Join a Chapter

If you are interested in joining a PVDA Chapter, take a look at the chapter locations map below to find a chapter near you. Once you find the chapter you're interested use the contact info below to find out what you need to do to join that chapter. Most chapters have a separate dues fee, in addition to the PVDA membership you already have, those dues are payable directly to the chapter.

Chapter Locations

Chapter Contacts

Chapter Location Contact
Easton/Eastern Shore

Calvert County
Calvert, Anne Arundel, PG, Charles, and St. Mary's, and surrounding area

Christina Dale

Catoctin Frederick, Middletown Valley, Hagerstown

Donna Maranto -

Pam Salvanelli -

Charles County

Karen Cieplak 

Clarksville Clarksville, Columbia, and the surrounding area

Tracey Trainum and Patty Blanchard

Friendship  West Friendship, Ellicott City, Sykesville, Woodbine, and the surrounding area Camilla Cornwell

Liz Erwin -
Harwood Harwood

Debra Kennedy

Upper Marlboro and the surrounding area

Cheryl Swing

Northern Maryland
Woodbine, New Market, Westminster, and the surrounding area

Katie Straton

Peninsula Dressage
Salisbury, Delaware, and the surrounding area

Erin Bryan

St. Mary's County
St. Mary's, Charles County and surrounding area

Annmarie Ingersoll

Tri-County Dressage
Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Calvert, and surrounding area.

Julie Gross


How to Start a PVDA Chapter

Starting a new PVDA chapter is pretty easy. First, read the Official Guidelines, Rules and Regulations for PVDA Chapters document below. Then, gather together 10 or more PVDA members who want to join your chapter and designate someone as your chapter’s chairperson. Apply with the PVDA Chapters Chairperson to receive a certificate of recognition for your new chapter. Once the chapter is official, make sure that your chapter name and contact information is published in the PVDA Newsletter and on the PVDA Website. You can send the information to the newsletter editor by sending an email to The PVDA Chapters Chairperson may take care of this for you, but you need to be aware that this needs to be done by someone, so that you can follow up and make sure it happens.

Chapters Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Official Guidelines for Chapters PDF (75.3 KB)  more ] Administration 6/17/2018
PVDA By-laws v.2013 PDF (88.32 KB) Administration 6/17/2018
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