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2024 Membership (12/1/23 - 11/30/24)  JOIN ONLINE HERE   (Beginning 3/1/24 you can use paper or virtual NODA Bucks)

Use our online form and payment process.   * Online sign up fees are $2.00 more because of processing fees

     *** NODA membership includes the many benefits that you can read about below  ***

    Beginning 3/1/24, if you would like to use NODA Bucks as part of your payment for your membership you may JOIN ONLINE, OR  you can fill out the paper membership form and mail it in.   


    If you use our paper registration form and you are redeeming:

      1. PAPER NODA Bucks, please include them in the envelope and deduct the amount from your total due
      2. VIRTUAL NODA Bucks, please indicate how many you are using on the form and deduct the amount from your total due 



    Benefits of YOUR Noda membership

    USDF Group Member (GMO) Benefits:  (see Individual member benefits here on the USDF website)

    Publications, Phone App, Membership Card:

    • USDF Member Guide 

    • USDF Connection Magazine - 10 issues per year available online at and/or you may receive by US Mail plus YEAR-BOOK Edition 

    • USDF APP provides full access to all non-retail titles 

    • USDF e-News 

    • USDF GMO Card for USDF competitions 

    USDF Eligibility to:

    • USDF University Program earned credit
    • USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur National Merit Award 
    • Participate in Rider Performance Award Programs
    • Compete at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions 
    • e-TRAK  Full access to USDF's On-line learning center for dressage and equine education
    •  Full access to the Official USDF source accurate and complete dressage scores
    • Representation at USDF Board of Govenors via GMO Delegate
    • GMO Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Shining Star, Arts & Creativity Contest Awards
    • USDF "L" Education Program
    • Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund Grant (grant towards attending the USDF Annual Convention)
    • The Dressage Foundation Grants
    USDF Discounts:
    • Member-discount rates including annual convention, national symposium, adult clinics, Jr/YR clinics, and the Trainers’ Conference
    • UDSF Store Member Discount

    USDF’s Member Partner Perks/Discounts (see current discounts here on the USDF website)

    Amateur Scholarships 

    The education of our Amateur members (Junior, Young Rider and Adult) is very important to NODA as riders, horse owners, and possible future trainers.   

    NODA will offer a total for four (4) scholarships:   Two (2) Junior/Young Rider Scholarships, and Two (2) Adult Amateur Scholarships.   An amateur member may be awarded a scholarship once every three years. 

    Scholarship funds may not be applied to show fees, board bills, or leasing costs.  Application Deadline:  October 1

    Scholarships may be used for any educational dressage event.   This includes all dressage clinics, symposiums, lessons, and other dressage education events.  

    Annual Deadline October 1

    Learn More 

     Professional Grants

       Limited to NODA Professional Members and Amateur Members who are USEF "professtionals"

    (Example: licensed TD or Judge)

       Do you attend education seminars, 
       USEF or USDF events, programs, or functions?

       *Please note that grants may not be used for riding clinics.

    Learn More 

    Northern Ohio Dressage Association USDF GMO 211

    The USDF has 100+ affiliated dressage clubs, or Group Member Organizations (GMOs), across the United States and Canada. These clubs submit their membership rosters to the USDF office. By joining your local GMO, you automatically become a group member (GM) of USDF.   To learn more about how your group membership contributes to your GMOs voting strength at the Board of Governors meeting, click here.

    USDF Group Member Membership Cards are mailed by USDF.  You get a USDF Group Membership Card unless you are a current USDF PM (Participating Member), or unless you are already a member of some other GMO.  You only get one card from the USDF.  Group Membership (GM) FAQs from USDF may be found at  Your USDF number will be the same whether you have a Participating Membership (PM) or a Group Membership (GM) because once you are assigned a USDF number, it does not change.  (NOTE: These GMO member cards are acceptable proof of USDF Membership at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized shows.  The USEF membership card, which you must also present at recognized competitions, can also be found on the USDF web site.

    NODA Membership cards are available only if requested, because the  online membership roster is used as verification of membership for all NODA activities.  If you would like a hardcopy NODA membership card, please contact Fran Cverna, Membership Chair, at  or 440-834-1774.

    Our website is continually changing and growing. Check back frequently for new updates and information!  

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