Events

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

Apr
1
Sat
Spring Fling Classic @ Circle G, Lynnville, TN
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day

Spring Fling Classic
Judge Cindy Canace
TD Susan Moran

Closing date:  March 17th

Apr
8
Sat
TVDCTA Dressage Schooling Show April 8 at Steel Prize Stables @ Steel Prize Stables
Apr 8 all-day
TVDCTA Dressage Schooling Show April 8 at Steel Prize Stables @ Steel Prize Stables | Madison | Alabama | United States

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.

CLICK HERE FOR RIDE TIMES

**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 steelprize@knology.net  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!

 

Apr
11
Tue
April Meeting – Equine Nutrition and Digestion @ Red Horse Ridge
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Apr
29
Sat
Dressage at the Horse Park @ Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA
Apr 29 – Apr 30 all-day

The Good Horseman/Massey Ferguson
Dressage at the Horse Park

(USEF-licensed/USDF/NCDCTA-recognized)
Charles Walker Covered Arena
Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA
April 29-30, 2017

April Prize List

May
16
Tue
May Member meeting @ Bailey Cove Library
May 16 @ 6:45 pm

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.

May
20
Sat
Dressage at Circle G, Lynnville, TN @ Circle G, Lynnville, TN
May 20 – May 21 all-day

Memorial May Days
Judge Charlotte Trentelman
TD Janice Welch
Closing date:  May 5th

Jun
3
Sat
Flint Ridge Farm Dressage, Combined Training and Jumper Show with Bryan Tweed @ Flint Ridge Farm
Jun 3 all-day

OFFERED CLASSES

Dressage Only

($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

Combined Training

($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”)

Jumper Classes

($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

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM TO FILL OUT AND SEND IN.

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 @ alfaista@hotmail.com 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.

Jun
10
Sat
Central Tennessee Dressage Association @ Brownland Farm
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day

June 10 & 11:

The Tennessean

Brownland Farm, Franklin, TN

Dressage at the Horse Park @ Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day

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.​ 

Jun
20
Tue
TVDCTA June Meeting @ Steel Prize Stables
Jun 20 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
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 Rider Championships. (Yay Morgan-Bailey!)