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Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event
Apr
26
to Apr 29

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

https://kentuckythreedayevent.com/

The event is one of the world's most prestigious equestrian competitions, and is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world.

 

Provisional Schedule

Wednesday, April 25
1 p.m. Cross-Country Course Open to the Public
3 p.m. First Horse Inspection — High Hope Inspection Lane
4:30–6 p.m. Competitor Arena Familiarization — Rolex Stadium

Thursday, April 26
7 a.m. Gates Open
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Hospitality Tents Open (Hospitality Ticket Required)
8 a.m. Dressage Test Ride — Rolex Stadium
8:30 a.m.–Noon Dressage Tests Begin — Rolex Stadium
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Sponsor Village & Trade Fair Open
12:45–2:30 p.m. Demonstrations and Exhibitions — Walnut Ring unless otherwise noted
1:30–3:40 p.m. Dressage Tests Continue — Rolex Stadium
4:30–6 p.m. Arena Familiarization — Rolex Stadium
6:30–9 p.m. Barley, Barrels, and Bluegrass Dinner – The Livery (Ticket Required)

Friday, April 27
7 a.m. Gates Open
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Hospitality Tents Open (Hospitality Ticket Required)
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Sponsor Village & Trade Fair Open
8:30 a.m.–Noon Dressage Tests Resume — Rolex Stadium
10:45 a.m.–4 p.m. Demonstrations and Exhibitions — Walnut Ring unless otherwise noted
11 a.m. Kentucky Invitational CSI3* Horse Inspection High Hope Inspection Lane
1:30–4:30 p.m. Dressage Tests Continue
6 p.m. Kentucky Invitational CSI3* $35,000 Welcome Speed Cup 1.45m — Rolex Stadium
6:30 p.m. The Head Up Heels Down 5K. Portion or proceeds go to the 2018 official charity, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass. (Register to walk/run here.)

Saturday, April 28
7 a.m. Gates Open (including Land Rover Tailgating)
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Hospitality Tents Open (Hospitality Ticket Required)
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Sponsor Village & Trade Fair Open
8:30 a.m.–10 a.m. Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games — TBD
8:30 a.m.–2:15 p.m. Demonstrations and Exhibitions — Walnut Ring unless otherwise noted

10 a.m.–4 p.m. Cross-Country Test (Horses start every 4 minutes. There will not be a 1½ hour lunch break.)
11 a.m. Kentucky Invitational CSI3* Autograph Signing
Noon Kentucky Invitational CSI3* Course Walk — Rolex Stadium
3:30 p.m. Kentucky Invitational CSI3* Opening Ceremonies — Rolex Stadium
4:30 p.m. $225,000 Kentucky Invitational CSI3* 1.60m — Rolex Stadium

Sunday, April 29
7 a.m. Gates Open
7:30 a.m. Non-Denominational Worship Service — Pavilion between Stonelea/Claiborne Rings
8 a.m.–3 p.m. Hospitality Tents Open (Hospitality Ticket Required)
8 a.m. Second Inspection of Horses — High Hope Inspection Lane
8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Sponsor Village & Trade Fair Open
9:30–11 a.m. Champions Live! — Kentucky Club
11 a.m. Jumping Course Open for Competitor Inspection — Rolex Stadium
11:30 a.m. Presentation of the Teams of the USPC Prince Philip Cup — Rolex Stadium
Noon Opening Ceremony & Presentation of Officials and Flags — Rolex Stadium
1 p.m. Jumping Test Begins — Rolex Stadium
3 p.m. Presentation of the Awards — Rolex Stadium

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Dressage Show & 'Fix-a-Test' Clinic at Stone Gate Farm
May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Dressage Show & 'Fix-a-Test' Clinic at Stone Gate Farm

Opening Date: March 27
Closing Date: April 24

The Dressage Show and Fix-a-Test Clinic is a great opportunity for horses and/or riders who are new to competing gain real show experience in a low key environment. It is also ideal for those who just what to improve their competition rides and work through imperfections they may encounter during the test.

Riders may choose to simply ride dressage test, participate in the clinic which includes an assisted warm up and 'fix a test'. Those participating in the assisted warm up will work with Kyle Smith (ICP Certified Instructor & CCI** competitor) for the last 20 minutes of your warm up to prepare you for your ride.  You will then ride the test for the show and be judge by Jackie Smith (USEF Licensed Judge, ICP Certified Instructor & CCI** competitor).  If you are riding in the 'Fix a Test' Jackie will then critique the ride and assist the rider with problem spots immediately before riding your second test.  You may ride the same test twice or choose to ride a different test for your second ride but be sure to make note of that when signing up.

The clinic is being run a little differently this year, an 'ala carte' menu so to speak. You may sign up as follows:

  • Clinic
    • assisted warm up 
    • 'fix a test' 
  • Dressage Tests ONLY with no clinic 

Ribbons will be awarded through 6th place. Only the FIRST test will be scored.

** A "Most Improved Test Score" prize will also be awarded **

Fees:

  • Assisted Warm-up: $30
  • ‘Fix a Test Clinic’: $50
  •  Test ONLY: $25
  • Stabling: $25 NO BEDDING - MUST be left absolutely CLEAN
  • Additional Shavings: $7/bag
  • Straw $4/bale

Sign up Instructions:
Click http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0844acab2ba0fa7-dressage
 and follow the instructions below:

  • Click on the desired options and click the  'Submit & Sign Up' button at the bottom of the page
  • Fill out the required information
  • If you are filling out the form for someone else please check the box directly below your name the says: 'Display an alternate name on the sign up'  and fill in the rider's name
  • If you are riding more than ONE  horse you MUST enter the horses separately.  Please NOT NOT click the quantity button for 2!
  • When ordering bedding, you may use the quantity button if you want more than one
  • Be sure to enter the TEST(s) & HORSE in the Comments section in that order.

2018 Stone Gate Farm Release forms must be on file.  Click here for form

NO FOOD ON GROUNDS

Payment Must be Received by Closing Date or the entry will NOT be scheduled. Make checks payable to Stone Gate LLC and mail to:

Jackie Smith ~ SGF Dressage Show
31407 Schneider Rd
Hanoverton, OH 44423

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Pure Gold Stables & Equestrian Facility Dressage Schooling Show
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Pure Gold Stables & Equestrian Facility Dressage Schooling Show

  • Pure Gold Stables & Equestrian Facility (map)
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*Test scores will count towards 4-H, NODA, and WPDA points*

Ring 1 Judge: TBA

TO ENTER: http://www.puregoldstables.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Pure-Gold-Stables-Dressage-Show-Entry.pdf

• USDF Introductory
• USEF Training level
• USEF First level
• USEF Second and Above
• Dressage Seat Equitation
• WDAA Test of Choice
• USEA Test of Choice

Entry Fees:

$25 per test BEFORE closing date (6/4/2018) Entries received AFTER closing date will be issued a $10 late fee and MAY not be accepted based on number of entries. Riders will not be scheduled without payment.

*No refunds will be issued for scratched entries after the times are posted*

$10 Office fee per entry

Stabling: $25 per day or $45 per night, regardless of arrival and departure times. Stabling for the entire weekend is $65. Stalls are wood with bar fronts and sliding doors. They measure approximately 12′ x 12′ and are located in a permanent barn. The barn offers water hydrants and electrical outlets throughout the barn, in addition to two wash rack areas.

Premium bag pine shavings available to purchase @ $7/ bag

Electrical hook-ups are available for $45/ night

Competitors:

Please note that USDF Intro, WDAA, and USEA tests will be run in a small ring. USEF Training, First, and Second level (and above) tests will be run in a standard size arena.

Competition arena will be in an all weather sand arena. Warm up ares will be designated and will include use of the indoor arena and the outdoor all weather arena. Warm up in grass is only permissible where indicated.

Lunging is only permissible in covered round pen.

Trailer parking is located behind our event barn on gravel. Overflow parking for daytime haul-ins will be in a designated grass parking area. Please listen to our parking personnel, as parking can be tight.

Car parking will be in the grass along the drive way. Please pull off of the drive way completely so trailers have enough room to pass by.

Send payment and entry form to:

ATTN: PG DRESSAGE

3325 State Rt 45

Salem, Ohio 44460

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Dressage4Kids Youth Dressage Festival
Jul
13
to Jul 15

Dressage4Kids Youth Dressage Festival

  • Hits on the Hudson Show Grounds (map)
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2018 Prize List

Online Entries: www.HorseShowOffice.com

Hits on the Hudson Show Grounds – Saugerties, New York

Opening Date for Entries: May 21, 2018
Closing Date for Entries: June 18, 2018

Show Manager:
Debra Reinhardt
debra@centerlineevents.com

Entry/Office Secretary:
Kathy Grisolia
kgrisolia@aol.com

This is the flagship event of Dressage4Kids, Inc. conducted in July or August. Instituted in 1999, the festival offers individual and team competition for riders from ages 4 through 21. Division championships feature a three-phased competition: a written test, an individual dressage test, and a group equitation ride. Divisions offered are Introductory through Fourth, FEI Pony, Junior and Young Rider and Para Equestrian. Riders may also assemble teams and vie for the USDF Region 8 Youth Team Competition. Classes for Leadline (riders aged 4 to 8), Prix Caprilli (dressage ride incorporating jumps), Dressage Trail and Musical Freestyle are offered, as are other competitive and fun activities.

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Pilates for Dressage with Janice Dulak
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Pilates for Dressage with Janice Dulak

  • Greenmoor Common Equestrian Center (map)
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Go from the Pilates studio to the saddle and on to the success with your horse you have been looking for!

Enjoy a dinner and PowerPoint lecture on Pilates for Dressage® presented by Janice on Friday evening. On Saturday morning, riders engage in a two-hour Pilates for Dressage® Mat Class that teaches the riders how to find the correct core and intrinsic muscles that allow for relaxation in the global muscles. After lunch, riders mount up and learn how to put the studio work into the saddle.

Sunday, riders reinforce what they’ve learned in another two-hour mat class. The weekend finishes with mounted lessons, as riders are newly secure in their newfound ways to use their body to create harmony with their horse.

Pricing information coming soon! Auditing options will be available

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2018 Region 1 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship
Oct
11
to Oct 14

2018 Region 1 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship

These championships recognize the outstanding efforts of riders in each USDF region and provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top competitors in their respective regions. Additionally, the top amateur and open riders at each of the championships, who have submitted a declaration of intent, and completed all other requirements, will receive an invitation to compete at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®.

Kathy Sedlak of Great American Insurance Group added, "Our role as title sponsor of the regional championships has afforded a great opportunity to acknowledge outstanding individuals and the sport of dressage."

Competitors qualify for Great American/USDF Regional Championships by competing in designated qualifying classes throughout the year at USDF-recognized dressage competitions. For more information on the regional championship program, or the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®, visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org or contact regchamps@usdf.org

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Equine Affaire
Apr
12
to Apr 15

Equine Affaire

Equine Affaire is all about opportunities!

For additional information and to purchase tickets: http://equineaffaire.com/

Learn from and mingle with many of the foremost trainers, coaches, competitors, judges, and experts in the horse industry. Take a break from online shopping to see, touch, try on, and experience a wealth of equine and equestrian products in the largest horse-related trade shows in the nation. Meet and appreciate dozens of breeds of horses from around the world. Buy a horse—or sell one. Discover the right stallion for your mare or the ideal boarding, training, or breeding facility for you and your horse. Experience the excitement of the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition (Equine Affaire’s ultimate test of horsemanship) and the drama of the Fantasia (Equine Affaire’s signature musical celebration of the horse.) Interface with all facets of the horse industry while sharing your passion for horses with friends, family, and fellow horse people.

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WPDA Equine Safety Seminar
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

WPDA Equine Safety Seminar

Sunday, April 8
10 am - 4 pm
Victory Hills Golf Course
357 Pineview Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037
Register now!

Back by popular demand! This 4+ hour seminar will include presentations by Dr. Jim Zeliff of Allegheny Equine, the North Strabane Large Animal Emergency Response Team, and the PA State Police.

Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle!

Topics include:

  • Lameness care using today's newest technology
  • A veterinarian-approved checklist for shows and traveling
  • Working with emergency responders through an incident
  • Trail safety
  • Barn fire safety
  • Pasture safety
  • A comprehensive list of what state troopers look for during a traffic stop with horses
  • A display of a large animal rescue trailer and equipment

Seminar Cost
Includes continental breakfast, lunch and drinks

  • $20 - WPDA Member
  • $25 - Non-WPDA Member
  • $30 - At the door ($25 for WPDA members)
    Join the WPDA at this event and receive a $5 rebate!

To Register:

Fill out this form and mail with your payment (cash or check) to:
Jerri Anesetti
452 Old Hickory Ridge Road
Washington, PA 15301
Make checks payable to the WPDA

Questions? Contact Jerri at: janesetti17@gmail.com

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WPDA Junior Rider Clinic with Nicole DelGiorno
Mar
24
to Mar 25

WPDA Junior Rider Clinic with Nicole DelGiorno

  • Silver Crest Equestrian Center (map)
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ATTENTION WPDA JUNIOR RIDERS:

The WPDA Junior Officers are offering a clinic with Nicole DelGiorno. Nicole is a USDF Gold Medalist, Young Rider graduate, 4-time NAJYRC medalist, and board member of The Dressage Foundation. A few of the WPDA Juniors rode with her at the Youth Dressage Festival and really liked her instruction.

When:
Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th, 2018
Where:
Silver Crest Equestrian Center
332 Overbrook Rd
Valencia, PA 16059

Cost:
$75/ride, 45 minute sessions
Payment due no later than Friday, March 16th. Cash or checks made payable to WPDA.

You must be a WPDA member to ride in the clinic, so please update your 2018 membership if you have not yet done so.

Auditing:
Free! Please bring a notebook and come learn.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Haul-ins welcome:
Krista Noone, the owner of the facility, is kindly not charging haul-in fees. There are cross-ties in the barn for your use.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
A Health Certificate and Proof of Vaccination are required before unloading.

To reserve your ride:
Please contact the junior officers at:
https://www.instagram.com/wpdajuniors or Nina Collongues Teff on Facebook as soon as possible as there are limited ride slots. Tentatively, Nicole will start at 10 am on Saturday and 9 am on Sunday, and she will end at about 6 pm on Saturday and 5 pm on Sunday.

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WPDA Dressage Clinic with Britta Johnston
Mar
10
to Mar 11

WPDA Dressage Clinic with Britta Johnston

  • Silver Crest Equestrian Center (map)
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Join us for a weekend of education with Britta Johnston, Owner and Head Trainer of Britta Johnston International Sport Horses, LLC!

Date
Saturday, March 10th & Sunday, March 11th, 2018.
Friday, March 9th, will be added, if interest warrants.

Location
Silver Crest Equestrian Center
332 Overbrook Drive
Valencia, PA 16059

How to reserve your ride
Please text Emily Morris (WPDA member) at 412-370-2323.

Cost
$120.00 per 45 minute ride - includes clinic fee, clinician travel costs and lunch each day.
Auditors are welcome at NO cost, courtesy of the WPDA.

PAYMENT is due IN FULL no later than Friday, March 2nd. Please make your checks payable to the WPDA and mail to:

Nancy Sholtz
421 Peters Drive
Glenshaw, PA 15116

If you are unable to attend, it will be your responsibility to identify a replacement rider. No refunds will be provided for missed rides.

Full refunds would be provided if the clinic is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances (weather or illness preventing the clinician from traveling).

Haul ins welcome
Silver Crest does NOT have available stalls, but there are plenty of cross ties to ready your horse. Additionally, a HEALTH CERTIFICATE and PROOF OF VACCINATION will be required prior to unloading.

About Britta Johnston
Britta Johnston is the Owner and Head Trainer of Britta Johnston International Sport Horses, LLC, offering training, instruction, sales, handling and importing services.

Britta began riding at the age of 6 in Germany, where she was trained in dressage, eventing, show jumping and vaulting. She earned her bronze medal at the age of 13, and her silver at the age of 16, from the German Riding Federation. Specializing in dressage, Britta has 30 years of experience in starting young horses and training them through to FEI Levels.

Britta returned to Germany in 2005 to train with Rudolph Zeilinger. In 2009, she was chosen by the WBFSH and the German Trakehner Verband to coach for the Young Breeders World Championships.

Britta trains throughout the world including England, China, Germany, the U.S., Canada and Brazil.

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Pure Gold Stables & Equestrian Facility - Dressage Fix-A-Test
Mar
3
8:00 AM08:00

Pure Gold Stables & Equestrian Facility - Dressage Fix-A-Test

  • Pure Gold Stables & Equestrian Facility (map)
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From Facebook:
TO ENTER PLEASE SIGN UP HERE:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ba5af2aa2f94-fixatest4

PLEASE SEND CHECKS TO:
Pure Gold Stables
3325 St Rt 45
Salem OH 44460

A Fix A Test Schooling Show is great opportunity for horses and/or riders who are new to competing gain real show experience in a low key environment. It is also ideal for those who just what to improve their competition rides and work through imperfections they may encounter during the test. Each competitor will be scheduled 60 minute time slot with one other competitor who is doing the same test. This time slot includes riding the first test, receiving a critique and assistance from the judge on problem spots, immediately followed by the second test. Introductory test riders may be scheduled with a third competitor in their group.

Ribbons will be awarded through 6th place. Only the FIRST test will be scored. **A "Most Improved Test Score" prize will also be awarded.

Due to limited warm up space riders may come in to the main arena and warm up during the critique time period or the previous section. Riders will be scheduled in pairs, and will take turns riding their tests during their allotted time. All lunging will be in the covered round pen. If weather conditions allow, warm up will also be permitted in the outdoor area.

There will be a LECTURE and POT LUCK LUNCH at noon that is open to ALL on ‘Tips for Improving Your Ride and Scores”. If interested, please sign up as space is somewhat limited.

A 2018 Pure Gold Release must be on file.

Fees:

‘Fix a Test Clinic’: $50
Test ONLY: $25
Lecture: NO CHARGE~ Please bring a dish to share for POT LUCK
Stabling: $45/night or $25/day
Additional Shavings: $7/bag

TO ENTER PLEASE SIGN UP HERE:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4ba5af2aa2f94-fixatest4

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