For questions about what our horse shows offer, classes offered, and rider levels/divisions, please visit our Resources Page!
Spring Fling Classic
Judge Cindy Canace
TD Susan Moran
Closing date: March 17th
TVDCTA Dressage Schooling Show with Meris Gregis (“L” Graduate)
Closing Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017. Ride times will be posted April 5th on TVDCTA.org and the TVDCTA Facebook Page
Only online entry forms (SEE BELOW) 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.
A Ride-A-Test is a judged Dressage Test followed by a 15 minute clinic with the Judge.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org directly for your stabling needs
Volunteers are always appreciated!! Please email email@example.com to volunteer. If you have a preference on what you want to volunteer to do please specify in the email!
Program: “Equine Nutrition and Digestion”
Speaker: Roger Pulliam, Equine Specialist with Cargill’s Equine Enterprise Team
Roger is an Equine Specialist with Cargill’s Equine Enterprise Team. Roger trains feed representatives, calls on farms having nutritional problems, and those having foal and breeding problems.
Roger has lectured at Purdue University and other universities, He has consulted with the core veterinary staff at University of Tennessee and has worked with the Auburn University equestrian team.
This evening, Roger will be talking about the horse’s digestive system and how it uses protein, amino acids, and forage to meet its energy needs.
The Good Horseman/Massey Ferguson
Dressage at the Horse Park
Charles Walker Covered Arena
Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA
April 29-30, 2017
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 the 2013 Outstanding Young Animal Scientist in Education Award from the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science. Wagner’s research and teaching has helped Auburn University build a strong equine program. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Wagner took a year off to be an FFA state officer
As a graduate student at Texas A&M University, Wagner combined her passion for horses and teaching. Wagner knew of the university’s reputation for helping students land in teaching positions, so she became an Aggie and earned a PhD for her research into trace mineral nutrition.
Wagner still studies equine nutrition, but her main focus is her students at Auburn University. As an associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, she teaches equine science classes and organizes student events. Wagner also reaches out to the community. Wagner writes a regular column for Alabama Cattleman magazine and serves as an advisor for the Alabama Farmers Federation.
Memorial May Days
Judge Charlotte Trentelman
TD Janice Welch
Closing date: May 5th
($25, JR/YR $20) +$20 for Ride-A-Test
- 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
- Gaited Dressage Test of Choice
- USEA Horse Trial Test of Choice
- Western Dressage Test of Choice
($50, JR/YR $45) +$20 for Ride-A-Test
- 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”)
Warm up for all classes will be in the pasture surrounding the Jump Arena.
Class descriptions may be found at http://tvdcta.org/resources/
A Ride-A-Test is a judged Dressage Test followed by a 15 minute clinic with the Judge. Only the first test will count towards your recorded score.
Dressage/Cross Country/Jumping Clinics offered after the competition on Saturday and Sunday.
- $85– 45 minute Private Instruction
- $70– 1 hr Small Group instruction (3-4 riders)
Please specify the test/class/clinic to be ridden on the Entry Form
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 necessary to ensure the efficient running of the show. All riders must wear ASTM/SEI approved helmets at all times while mounted. No Dogs Allowed.
Volunteers are always appreciated!! Please email Heidi Rose @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Natalie Weil @ TVDCTA.ShowSecretary@gmail.com to volunteer
ABOUT THE JUDGE
Bryan Tweed is an upper level eventer based in Birmingham, AL. He frequently judges and clinics for the Birmingham Dressage and Combined Training Association. He has also worked with the University of Alabama’s Eventing Team.
Bryan has been bringing his mount Capstone along through the Training Level this year in addition to his work with the BDCTA and UA Eventing Team.
June 10 & 11:
Brownland Farm, Franklin, TN
GHF/Massey Ferguson Annual Dressage Show
1st and 2nd Editions (two one-day shows)
(USDF/USEF), (2017 USEF/NAJYRC/AGCO qualifier)
Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA.
Judges: Sarah Geikie, FEI 4*, USEF “S,” MA; Dolly Hannon, USEF “S,” CO; Lisa Hyslop El-Ramey, USEF “S,” FL.