Events

For questions about what our horse shows offer, classes offered, and rider levels/divisions, please visit our Resources Page!

Jan
16
Tue
January Member Meeting @ Huntsville Public Library Main Branch
Jan 16 @ 6:45 pm

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.

Apr
21
Sat
TVDCTA Dressage Schooling Show with Andrea Pappano @ Steel Prize Stables
Apr 21 all-day

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 necessary to ensure the efficient running of the show. All riders must wear ASTM/SEI approved helmets at all times while mounted. ABSOLUTELY No Dogs Allowed.

Offered Classes

 $25, JR/YR $20

  • Intro Test A
  • Intro Test B
  • Intro Test C
  • Training Level Test 1

  • Training Level Test 2
  • Training Level Test 3

  • First Level Test 1
  • First Level Test 2
  • First Level Test 3

  • Second Level Test 1
  • Second Level Test 2
  • Second Level Test 3

  • Third Level Test of Choice (TOC)
  • Fourth Level TOC
  • FEI TOC
  • Gaited Dressage TOC
  • USEA TOC
  • Western Dressage TOC
  • Musical Freestyle TOC

Please specify the test to be ridden on the Entry Form

*Only the FIRST dressage test will be counted towards the placings in the class. If you ride a second test as a part of the clinic, the test serves to show you the improvements that could be made with the suggestions of the Judge.

**Remember, entries received without a Coggins or form of payment will NOT be counted until the missing items are received! You will incur a late fee if the missing items are provided after the closing date! ** 

Please contact Steel Prize Stables directly for your stabling needs

Volunteers are always appreciated!!

Please email tvdcta.showsecretary@gmail.com to volunteer

If you have a preference on what you want to volunteer to do please specify in the email!!

CLICK TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM,

Make Checks Payable to: TVDCTA
Mail Entries to: Show Secretary, 125 Christopher Drive, Madison, AL 35757

Or Fill out the online entry form below:

Email questions to: tvdcta.showsecretary@gmail.com and/or steelprize@knology.net