CDWPA Contact Information

Sheryl Strathman
4545 SW Indian Hills rd.
Topeka KS 66610


Collect ALL DOCUMENTS on Paper or in electronic form (PDF or JPG), depending on the method you choose to submit them.

  1. Show proof of liability Insurance
  2. Volunteer 16 hours
  3. Intern 32 hours with Partner.
  4. Mentor 16 hours a member, an ambassador, or Level 1 professional.
  5. Attend 16-hours of Cowboy Dressage® clinic sessions (ride or audit) with Lyn Ringrose-Moe, Garn Walker or Eitan Beth-Halachmy.
  6. Ride WJL5 or higher or coach a minimum of 3 students riding any* WJL5 or higher with a score of 74 or higher. (Provide a signed hard copy for records).*** This test score must be acquired at a Recommended Cowboy Dressage gathering or by video review through Cdwpa.  Schooling show tests will not qualify.
  7. Pay for your Clinician Level 3 Annual Fee.
    Make sure you send your full contact information by email so we can add you to our Directory.

Clicking the link below, you will be able to download and/or print the application needed for your Clinician submission.

CDW Professional Application

After carefully reviewing and preparing the documents in the list above, click on the
WAYS TO SUBMIT link below.

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Due upon Recommendation

Annual fee of $250



*     = Any Challenge, Vaquero or Standard Cowboy Dressage Test or equal value excluding partnership tests.

**   = Alternate method; sign-in to a live video feed of clinic of equal level or higher.

*** = Alternate method; provide a video/ CD/ via internet of a equal CD Test for review by Cowboy Dressage Judges of CDWPA.

(P) = Member on probation


To “mentor”; to teach, give advice or guidance to a CDWPA professional in good standing.

To “Intern”;  to be a student who worked for a period of time with CDWPA professional in good standing, to gain experience and knowledge of Cowboy Dressage’s practices, principles and lifestyle.

To “coach”; to teach, instruct or train a student/client

“Partner”: is a Core member of Cowboy Dressage World and shall be considered the highest Level of professional for mentoring.

A “clinic”; is a clinic event instructed by a CDWPA professional/partner being in good standing.

“In good standing”; to pay any/all fees dues/fees to CDWPA, complete all required documentation in a timely manner and be actively participating in Cowboy Dressage events, Expos, clinics and/or play days.

To “volunteer”; is limited to Cowboy Dressage Play Days, Clinics, Gatherings, to participate as CDWPA board member or in Expo booths &/or demos, or similar.


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