For questions about what our horse shows offer, classes offered, and rider levels/divisions, please visit our Resources Page!
Greystone Triple D Schooling show at Roberson Equestrian Facility in Murfreesboro
Jim Graham, FEI “I” Judge
October 28 – Dressage and Combined Training Schooling Show at Flint Ridge Farm. Costume contest for riders/horses.
October 29 – Jim Graham Clinic
Ride times will be posted October 24 on TVDCTA.org and the TVDCTA Facebook Page. This is expected to be a VERY popular show! Therefore, Ride A Tests will not be offered at this Competition. Please make sure you get your entries in early! Don’t forget your costumes! Class descriptions may be found at www.TVDCTA.org
Please DO NOT BRING YOUR DOGS!! Please pass this along to your family and friends coming to watch you as well. There are resident dogs on the property and we’ve all seen the YouTube videos of the dog that gets loose during the show!
Volunteers are always appreciated!! Please email Natalie Weil @ TVDCTA.ShowSecretary@gmail.com to volunteer. Thank You!
Please Mail Entries to: TVDCTA Show Secretary, 248 Pops Corner, Huntsville, AL 35811
Only online or mailed-in, completed entries will be accepted. Negative Coggins (within 1 year) MUST accompany entry form. Entries and Coggins must be in-hand and complete by the closing date or the rider will incur a late fee and will not be guaranteed entry. Management may refuse any entry for any reason, and reserves the right to make any changes
($25, JR/YR $20)
Intro Tests A, B & C
Training Level Tests 1, 2 & 3
First Level Tests 1, 2 & 3
Second Level Tests 1, 2 & 3
Third Level Test of Choice
Fourth Level Test of Choice
FEI Level Test of Choice
USEA Horse Trial Test of Choice
CIC/CCI Test of Choice
($50, JR/YR $45)
Amoeba (USDF Intro A, 18”)
Tadpole (USDF Intro B, 2’)
Starter (USDF Intro C, 2’3”)
Beginner Novice (USEA BN Test A, 2’7”)
Novice (USEA Novice Test A, 2’11”)
Training (USEA Training Test A, 3’3”)
Preliminary (USEA Prelim Test A, 3’7”)
($20, JR/YR $15)
+$10 for Schooling Round*
*if competing in a CT or Jumper class
Puddle Jumpers (18”)
Schooling Jumpers (2’)
Green Jumpers (2’3”)
Hopeful Jumpers (2’7”)
Training Jumpers (2’9”)
Working Jumpers (2’11”)
Open Jumpers (3’3”)
Mini Prix Jumpers (3’7”)
Please specify the test to be ridden on the Entry Form
Private Dressage Clinic- $175 (Sat/Sun)
Private Jumping Clinic- $175 (Sat/Sun)
Small Group (2-4) Jumping Clinic- $125 (Sun)
Please specify the test to be ridden or the level desired for the Clinic on the Entry Form
Class descriptions and an explanation of divisions may be found at http://tvdcta.org/resources/
ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ALLOWED AT ANY TIME
Please inform any friends and family that may come to watch you compete.
Bringing a dog to either the competition or clinic will result in a $100 fine payable to Flint Ridge Farm
Volunteers are always appreciated!! Please email Natalie Weil @ TVDCTA.ShowSecretary@gmail.com to volunteer. Thank You!!
Judge Doreen Horsey
TD Janice Welch
Closing date: October 27th
Our November meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in the Huntsville Library Foundation Conference Room. (Main Huntsville Library) The meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. We will discuss our year end awards party and officers for next year.”
Greystone Dressage level 2 in Lebanon at the James E Ward Agricultural Center
More information on awards will be coming soon!
We are excited to have Meris Greges give a talk about Balance and Biomechanics at our next meeting. Her perspective as an engineer, judge, rider, and trainer can help shed some light on simple biomechanics concepts, specifically breaking down the horse’s gaits, and how you can apply them to your riding.
Meris has a background in classical dressage and enjoys training horses from the very first ride up to the FEI levels. She has earned her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals on her self-trained horses, is a USDF “L” Graduate with Distinction, is a USEF Dressage judge “r” candidate, a US Pony Club graduate and a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified instructor. She has won multiple USDF Year End All Breed Awards and been featured in The Chronicle of the Horse, USDF Connection, and The Paint Horse Journal.
During her undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering and Exercise Science she did gait analysis for Olympic level figure skaters in the Biomechanics lab. While earning her MS in Biomedical Engineering she was involved in evaluating motion of club foot children and correlating MRI finding of spinal cord injury to kinematics. Professionally she was involved in cutting edge technology in the Thoroughbred racehorse industry specializing in Biomechanics and locomotion which resulted in selecting many Graded Stakes winners.
Meris instructs people and horses of all types out of her and her husband’s farm in Athens, AL, that they share with their son, five horses, two dogs and two cats.