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2017 TVDCTA Halloween Dressage, Combined Training and Jump Show

Don’t miss out on the deadline to enter the Halloween Show on Saturday, October 28! We are happy to welcome back Jim Graham, FEI “I” Judge, who will also be holding clinics on Sunday, October 29. The costume contest for riders and horses will take place during the lunch break.

The deadline to have your entries turned in is Wednesday, October 18. So enter online or mail your entry in.

Visit this link to register online!

This is a fun show for riders and spectators alike so invite your friends and family…but leave the dogs at home please 🙂


Ride Times for July 8 Posted

Ride times are below: Ride Time Rider Horse Class 8:00 AM Helen Bergquist Zuver Mazzel CHF First Level Test 3 AA 8:10 AM Helen Bergquist Zuver Mazzel CHF Second Level Test 3 AA 8:20 AM Ciera Foley President’s Man Second Level Test 3 JR/YR 8:50 AM Ciera Foley President’s Man Third Level Test 3 JR/YR… Continue Reading

TVDCTA June Meeting

TVDCTA Meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:45, at Steel Prize Stables. Bring a brown bag supper if you want. The public is invited.   We will discuss the agenda for meetings for the rest of this year and ways to help Morgan-Bailey Horan and August Rush travel to New York for the North American Junior/Young… Continue Reading

TVDCTA May Meeting Announcement

TVDCTA Meeting Announcement: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:45 to 8:00, Bailey Cove Library   TOPIC:  Equine Biomechanics and Physiology of the Equine Athlete. The talk will discuss Equine anatomy and the basics of how their bodies adapt to training.   SPEAKER: Dr. Betsy Wagner  Dr. Betsy Wagner, an associate professor at Auburn University, has received… Continue Reading

Ride Times for April 8 Show

The ride times for the April 8 show are as follow: Time Number Rider Test Status Horse RAT 20 X 40m Arena Introductory Test A, Jr. 8:00 20 Kaelee Fribranz Intro Test A Jr Fully Charged 8:06 27 Rachel Bradford Intro Test A Jr Razor 8:12 14 Zoe Taylor Intro Test A Jr Sugar Baby… Continue Reading

Entry From for April 8 Show Available

We are getting ready for our first TVDCTA Show for 2017! Mark your calendars for April 2 – that is the closing date for entries. You can enter online, or print out the order form and mail it in. The show is going to be at Steel Prize Stables on April 8. We are pleased… Continue Reading

TVDCTA is Off to a Great Start in 2017

We had a fantastic kick-off meeting in January, chock full of ideas and fun plans for this year. TVDCTA’s new president, Chris Cochrane, welcomed everyone and introduced new board members: Chris Cochrane (President) Judith Fiorentino (Honorary Board Member & Senior Adviser) Monica Yother (Newsletter/Website/Publicity) Paulette Lyons (Treasurer) Jean Stuart (Vice President) Marsha Laitinen (Secretary) Natalie Weil… Continue Reading

Giving Tree

We will have a Giving Tree at the December 8 TVDCTA Awards Banquet & Christmas Party to benefit your choice of charitable causes: 1) Palmer House, 2) the MGHSE Foundation, and 3) Flint Ridge Farm Tornado Relief Fund (FRF lost all the barn roofs, half the green barn, indoor riding arena, fencing, winter’s hay, etc. on… Continue Reading

The TVDCTA End of Year Awards Banquet & Christmas Party

We would like to invite our members to the last event of the year: The TVDCTA End of Year Awards Banquet & Christmas Party. Please join us on Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 PM at the Olive Garden on University Drive. Be sure to RSVP by December 1st to Denise by text 256-509-2142 or email… Continue Reading