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**Note: CADI is no longer being held, but we enjoyed it for many years!


Every summer Bear Spot hosts the Children of the Americas Dressage Invitational (CADI). CADI brings together the best young riders together under FEI rules from Central, South and North America. CADI gives riders a chance to represent their countries in an international event, develop and perform a freestyle and receive coaching from top trainers. CADI is also an opportunity for cultural exchange among all participants and their families using their shared love of the horse. CADI benefits the Bear Spot Foundation for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.


Riders living more than 600 miles from Bear Spot have the option of competing on a borrowed horse. Learn more about CADI, past competitors and results and the qualification process on the CADI website: Thank you to the many trainers, volunteers and in particular the owners of the borrowed horses who make CADI possible.

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