The Ottawa Area Dressage Group (OADG) is a regional, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of Dressage in the Ottawa area and its surrounding communities. It is managed on a volunteer basis by a Board of Directors elected annually by the membership.
The OADG hosts demonstrations, clinics, lectures, competitions and other activities to increase the knowledge of Dressage and good horsemanship.
The OADG is a chapter of CADORA (Canadian Dressage Owners and Riders Association) Ontario and an affiliated riding club of Dressage Canada.
The Ottawa Area Dressage Group was formed in 1968 by:
The OADG must meet a minimum of 4 times throughout the year, as listed on the Events page. OADG Membership and Director Meetings are open to ALL OADG members. Please feel free to attend the meetings. The meeting agenda may be obtained from the OADG President prior to the meeting date.
The OADG objectives and the OADG directors’ responsibilities are described in the OADG By Laws and Policies.
The AGM Reports summarize the various activities undertaken for a given year, by each director. It includes the Treasurer's report outlining revenues and expenses.
Any OADG member may bring forward a motion to the OADG Board of Directors. Prior to the development of the motion, the idea must first be discussed with the relevant OADG Director to get their initial approval to work up the idea more fully into a motion. The full substance of the request must be delivered to the relevant director at least 2 weeks prior to a regular Board meeting. This is to allow the director to prepare an official motion and to send it to all other Board members, at least 1 week ahead of the meeting, for study purposes.
Please see the Contact page for OADG Directors’ email addresses.