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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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Pilates for Dressage with Janice Dulak
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Pilates for Dressage with Janice Dulak

  • Greenmoor Common Equestrian Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration Form

Information Flyer

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 for a private half hour lesson 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.

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Registration Open: WPDA Adult Clinic with Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn & Martin Kuhn
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Registration Open: WPDA Adult Clinic with Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn & Martin Kuhn

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Mark your calendars for our annual adult clinic! All riders over 21 are invited to participate in three days of both mounted and unmounted lessons from highly renowned dressage trainers Kathryn Fleming-Kuhn and Martin Kuhn! Riders of all skill level and discipline welcome! Their biographies can be found here.

Click here for clinic application

WPDA members are able to register early, so if you are interested in participating in this clinic, become a member today by visiting www.wpda.club!

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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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WPDA Dressage Schooling Show at Fair Haven Farms
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

WPDA Dressage Schooling Show at Fair Haven Farms

Fair Haven Farms
206 Lee Road
Grove City, PA 16127

Judge: Pia Helsted

Ride Times

Prize List

Entry Form

Opening Date: May 23
Closing Date: June 18

Sponsor a class or ring!
We depend on our members and friends for our success! Please consider sponsoring a class or ring for our upcoming schooling show. Sponsors will be highlighted in our show program, and additionally, ring sponsors can hang a banner at the show site. Click here for the sponsorship form!

Forms must be submitted by June 13 in order to be included in the program.

Local Hotels

Let the hotels below know you're with Fair Haven Farms, and you'll receive a discount! 

TownePlace Suites Grove City Mercer/Outlets
231 Westside Square Drive Mercer, PA 16137

Hampton Inn & Suites Grove City
4 Holiday Blvd. Mercer, PA 16137

Best Western Grove City
(724) 748-5836 - Call to reserve and mention you're with Fair Haven Farms
1924 Leesburg Grove City Rd, Grove City, PA 16127

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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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WPDA Board Meeting
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

WPDA Board Meeting

Join us for our monthly board meeting at Bravo! This month's meeting will feature a discussion on insurance with Family Farm Insurance's Eric Poplowski and Dave Sobel.

Bravo
20001 Route 19
Cranberry Township, PA 16066

From 6:30 - 7:15 p.m., Eric and Dave will discuss all areas of insurance: equine, farm, life, home, auto, personal liability, etc. At 7:15 p.m., we will begin our monthly board meeting, and you are invited to stay and get involved! 

To RSVP, please email Barb Wozniak at barbara@wozniaks.net by Sunday, June 3, so we can be sure to have a seat for you.

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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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