Eastern States Dressage and Combined Training Association (ESDCTA) was founded in June 1969 and incorporated in 1970 as a non-profit educational organization under the laws of the State of New Jersey. ESDCTA, with membership open to all interested in dressage and combined training, has the following stated purpose:
“Whereas it is the desire among many equestrians in the United States to foster and stimulate interest in dressage and eventing in the hope that this may ultimately benefit the United States Olympic Team in its international competition, this organization is established as a non-profit educational organization.”
Its further purposes are to foster and stimulate interest in dressage and eventing in general, to educate, conduct clinics and hold dressage shows and combined training events.
ESDCTA is a founding member of the United States Dressage Federation and is a Group Member Organization (GMO). ESDCTA is also an affiliate organization of the United States Eventing Association.