Adelaide Hills Dressage Club

Strathalbyn, South Australia


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2024  Membership Fees - Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December 2024.  Membership is 1/2 price from 1 July.  Membership renewals will be sent in late December 2023.

Type of Membership (full year to 31.12.24)Annual Fee
Senior Member$50
Youth Member (under 21 years of age)$30
Associate Membership (non rider over 18 years)$25.00 (no helper fee)
Family Membership$80.00
Moving Forward online from August 2018FREE DOWNLOAD

ALL MEMBERSHIPS ALSO INCUR A COMPULSORY HELPER LEVY (refunded on your helper day).  A day of at least 4 hours (pencilling preferred) at a competition is required for the refund of your Helper Levy.  We require pencillers at all competitions - a great way to help out and learn as you pencil.


Our membership year starts on 1 January each year.  Half price membership is available from 1 July each year. 

Moving Forward magazine is now available online from our website and is free for everyone - members and non members.

​Day Membership (for people new to dressage or very casual competitors) - $5 per rider - if you are not an EA/AHDC member you can apply for Day Membership twice only during a calendar year.  After that you will need to join AHDC (or EA) to compete.  ***On Competitive comp days, EA only riders in CUR classes riding Elementary or above must be AHDC members (EA rule).  Riders in these classes are exempt from the twice a year Day Membership rule.***

If you are not a current AHDC or EA member, Day Membership needs to be completed BEFORE entering a competition or Nominate will not allow you to proceed.  

Day Membership:


Go to and select "Clubs" tab, and "Join a Club".  Click on the "Join" button on the Adelaide Hills Dressage Club line.  In the Membership Category scroll down and click on "Day Membership @ $5".  Type the date of the competition on the "Event Date" line or you won't be recognised as a member when you enter.  You will need to nominate a helper day as this is part of the annual membership process (but doesn't apply to Day Members).  

Full or Half Year Membership:

Follow the steps above but select Full or Half Year membership (Senior, Family or Youth) and follow the prompts.  You will need to nominate a helper day but when you assist us with pencilling for a day your $50 helper levy will be refunded.  Half day pencilling earns you $25.  You may also pencil at additional competitions for the same $$$.

We cater for riders of every level - from beginners to FEI and we hold competitions for competitive as well as non-competitive riders and club days.

  • We offer 4 levels of membership - Senior, Junior, Family and Associate (non riders over 18 years of age)
  • Reduced entry fees
  • Competition opportunities - Competitive EA, non-competitive (Participation, Closed Unrestricted) and Closed Restricted (club members only)
  • Educational Opportunities - clinics and combined training days
  • An opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests
  • Support the Club and the sport of dressage

AHDC is now including a compulsory (and potentially refundable) annual Helper Levy of $50, payable with your membership.  When you pencil for us for a whole day the $50 will be refunded to you.  Half day pencilling earns you $25.

Members who join for 6 months (after 1 July) will pay $25 helper levies but still receive $50 for an entire day's pencilling. 

Non-members who pencil for us will also received $50 for a full day or $25 for a half day's pencilling.

If you are unable to assist on your nominated day you may nominate another day.  Members who wish to ride and not assist us for the year are requested to contact the Secretary and advise of such, in which case your $50 will not be refunded.  The policy is designed to encourage members to assist us in a similar manner to other SA Dressage Clubs.