1. Prospective members shall complete and document the requirements of their preferred membership level. Once you complete the requirements, fill out and submit the application with documentation. Upon receiving recommendation, provide dues/fees and current contact information. Welcome to CDWPA!!

  2. New members will be added to our CDWPA mailing list and private Facebook page. This page can be used to present ideas, ask questions and provide support to members. It is recommended that you add notifications of new posts to your Facebook settings. You will need to Facebook friend Sheryl Strathman first so she can add you.

  3. Members shall be informed and knowledgeable of all current Cowboy Dressage rules, guidelines, recommendations and code of ethics. You are the front line to the public for Cowboy Dressage!

  4. Members shall make every effort to support, guide and mentor all existing, prospective, and interested professionals in the Cowboy Dressage principles, rules and lifestyle. We want to promote the atmosphere of inclusion!

  5. Members must be involved in volunteering, mentoring and interning, as they are important duties for the future of Cowboy Dressage. Please keep records of your activities for advancement purposes.

  6. Members should make every attempt to participate in continuing education opportunities.

  7. All Clinicians, including Learner clinicians should ride in open classes (including CDW Judges) must ride as “Open” competitors in all Cowboy Dressage events.

  8. Members shall report major infractions. Complete a written record for CDWPA review and possible enforcement in a timely manner. Major infractions would include, but not limited to, Code & Ethics, the Handshake, Soft Feel and/or rules of Cowboy Dressage World and/or Cowboy Dressage World Professional Association with intent or malice.

  9. Members who commit major infractions agree to be reviewed, investigated and/or appeals of a confirmed infraction. The member could be subject to possible probation or suspension of CDWPA recognition and rights and/or benefits, without refund. Members shall honor the final judgment of the CDWPA officials.

  10. Members will provide updated contact information (within 2 weeks of change) and keep all membership fees paid in full.

  11. Members shall not provide contact information of other members to any outside sources without written approval, other than the website/Facebook information released to the public.


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