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Western Pennsylvania Dressage

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The WPDA publishes events as a courtesy to our members.
No posting shall be considered an endorsement by the WPDA or its officers.

Would you like your event added to the calendar? Please email Kaley Tomsic, website chairperson, at kaleytomsic@gmail.com.

WPDA Year-End Awards Banquet
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

WPDA Year-End Awards Banquet

Enjoy great food, drink, and company with your fellow WPDA members at our Year-End Awards Banquet!

Cocktail Hour: 5-6 p.m.
General Membership Meeting: 6-6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:35 p.m.
2019 Awards Ceremony: 7:30 p.m.

Camelot Banquet Hall
100 Mt. Pleasant Road (at the corner of Mt. Pleasant Road & Northgate Drive)
Warrendale, PA 15086

Formal invitation with instructions to RSVP will be mailed. Please contact Nancy Sholtz, banquet chair, with any questions at nancy.sholtz@lhh.com

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Brush Run Pony Club Dressage Schooling Show, Combined Test, Schooling Jumpers, and Hunter Derby
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

Brush Run Pony Club Dressage Schooling Show, Combined Test, Schooling Jumpers, and Hunter Derby

  • Rolling Rock Hunt Pony Club Showgrounds (map)
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Rolling Rock Hunt Pony Club Showgrounds, Hunter Trail Rd, Laughlintown, PA

Opening Date: Tuesday, Aug. 27th
Closing Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24th
Late Entries Accepted Based on Availability- $5 extra fee per class before Ride Times are issued

Prize List & Entry Form

Dressage Judge: Dianne Orban
Jumping Judge: Whitney Lewicki
TD: Becky Dryer

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Region 1 - 2019 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships
Oct
3
to Oct 6

Region 1 - 2019 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships

  • Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center (map)
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Region 1 Championships

Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center, Williamston, NC

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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Dressage4Kids Youth Dressage Festival
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Dressage4Kids Youth Dressage Festival

  • HITS on the Hudson Show Grounds (map)
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https://youthdressagefestival.presencehost.net/

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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Equine Affaire
Apr
11
to Apr 14

Equine Affaire

  • Ohio Expo Center & State Fair (map)
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Join us for Equine Affaire in Ohio, April 11-14, 2019! Experience the nation's premiere equine exposition, featuring an impressive educational program, the largest horse-related trade show in North America, top equine entertainment and competition, and endless opportunities to experience, buy, and sell horses of all types. Equine Affaire is where you see, feel, touch, compare, try on, experience and smell the horse world in person...and "in horse." Adult admission is $15/day or $50/four-day pass and includes admission to all presentations. The Fantasia, a musical celebration of the horse, on Thursday through Saturday evenings requires a separate ticket. For details, visit equineaffaire.com, see us on Facebook, or call (740) 845-0085.

https://www.facebook.com/events/532087543926051/

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WPDA Clinic: Pilates for Dressage with Janice Dulak
Apr
5
to Apr 7

WPDA Clinic: Pilates for Dressage with Janice Dulak

  • Greenmoor Common Equestrian Center (map)
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REGISTRATION FORM

A clinician so nice, you host her twice! Join us for our second clinic with Janice Dulak. From studio to saddle, Pilates for Dressage® is a proven rider training program that improves self-carriage in riders from Intro to Grand Prix. www.pilatesfordressage.com

Date; April 5-7, 2019
Location(s): Greenmoor Common Equestrian Center & Touchstone Pilates

Only ten rider spots and 5 auditor spots are open for this clinic, so don't wait to send in your registration forms! DISCOUNTS FOR WPDA MEMBERS!

Participant Options

Rider
Fee (WPDA Member/Non-Member): $260/$275
Refunds only if your spot can be filled
Fee includes: Friday dinner & lecture, stabling (feeding, watering, & stall cleaning included), 2 semi-private lessons, two 2-hour Pilates classes, and meals (Friday dinner and Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch)

Auditor
Fee (WPDA Member/Non-Member): Weekend: $65/$80 | One Day: $40/$55
Fee includes: Friday dinner and lecture, Pilates class on day(s) of your choice, lesson viewing, and meals (Friday dinner, and breakfast/lunch on day(s) of your choice)

Lesson Viewing Only
Fee: Weekend: $25 | One Day: $15
Fee includes: Lesson viewing on day(s) of your choice & lunch

Friday Night Lecture Only
Fee: $15
Fee includes: Dinner & lecture

About the clinic:
Enjoy 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.

About Janice: http://www.pilatesfordressage.com/about-janice

Questions? Contact Kaley Tomsic at kaleytomsic@gmail.com.

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WPDA Clinic: Confidence Clinic with Evon Montgomery
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

WPDA Clinic: Confidence Clinic with Evon Montgomery

REGISTRATION FORM HERE

Where
Silver Crest Equestrian Center
332 Overbrook Road
Valencia, PA. 16059
www.silvercrestequestriancenter.com

Note: If trailering in, please bring proof of negative Coggins. Also, there are no stalls available, cross tie only.

Cost
WPDA Cost: $50 + $10 haul in fee (if trailering in)
Non-Member Cost: $60 + $10 haul in fee (if trailering in)
Fee includes: One 1.5 hour group session
Clinic includes three 1.5 hour sessions with up to 8 riders per session

Auditing is free

Questions? Contact Pam McCready - P: 412.952.1755 - E: pgm1208@aol.com

About Evon Montgomery:
Evon Montgomery is an Equine Education Specialist who operates Saxony Farm in Saxonburg, PA. As well as giving clinics, hosting events, teaching riding lessons and conducting equine seminars, Evon teaches horse ownership basics and is a member of AQHA, APHA, NRHA, ACTHA, WDAA and ISRB. She is a certified Level 1 International Society of Rider Biomechanics Instructor and Western Dressage Association “Train the Trainer” graduate and has completed equine massage and chiropractic courses.

Evon hosts clinics at Saxony Farm that incorporate English and Western riding, obstacles and trail riding, and address tack, behavior and lameness issues. Participants discover a “Whole-istic” approach to horses. Evon custom designs clinics for facilities on topics such as Western Dressage, Obstacle Challenges and Biomechanics.

Evon developed the HORSES 1, 2, 3 Riding System, with ground and riding exercises that make sense to both horses and humans. Both horse and rider learn cues, rhythm, timing and feel while developing trust and respect. The result is a CALM, CONFIDENT and COLLECTED team.

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WPDA Clinic: Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

WPDA Clinic: Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

Join us for an unmounted clinic regarding equine nutrition and exercise physiology with Penn State University's Danielle Smarsh, Ph.D., and Burt Staniar, Ph.D.

Please register so we know how many people to expect!

REGISTRATION FORM

Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Member Price (WPDA, 4-H, Pony Club Members)
Pre-Registration - $15
At the Door - $20

Non-Member Price
Pre-Registration - $20
At the Door- $25

Light lunch and drinks included!

1 - 2 P.M. - Dr. Danielle Smarsh, Ph.D.
”The Horse is a Great Athlete; Exercise Physiology Explains It”

2 - 3 P.M. - Dr. Burt Staniar, Ph.D.
”Anatomy of the Gastrointestinal Tract & Its Nutritional Effects”

3 - 4 P.M. - Dr. Burt Staniar, Ph.D.
Questions & Answers on Equine Nutrition; Your Questions Answered

About the speakers:
Danielle Smarsh, Ph.D., PAS – is Assistant Professor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at Penn State University. She recently moved back to the Northeast after spending 4.5 years teaching in the Animal Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Dr. Smarsh grew up riding horses in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. She received her BS in Animal Science from the University of Delaware and her Ph.D. in Equine Exercise Physiology from Rutgers University. Her equine research involved looking at the effects of age and training on antioxidants and oxidative stress in Standardbreds.
https://extension.psu.edu/danielle-smarsh

Burt Staniar, Ph.D. – joined the Department of Animal Science at Penn State in the Fall of 2007. He completed his Ph.D. and a post-doc at Virginia Tech studying nutrition’s influence on cartilage and skeletal development in Thoroughbred horses. In his first 5 years at Penn State, Burt continued research in this area by investigating how different dietary energy sources influence insulin-like growth factor I and growth hormone. During the past 5 years, the focus of his research has shifted to gastrointestinal health of the equine athlete. Equine athletes suffer from a wide range of health concerns that are associated perturbations to gastrointestinal health. These include gastric ulcers, enteritis, colitis, colic, and even laminitis. Dr. Staniar has focused on assessing aspects of the luminal environment, assessing gut permeability, and investigating inflammation associated with particular diets. Dr. Staniar is particularly interested in potential parallels between human and equine athletes and the potential for research to benefit both. In addition to his research, Dr. Staniar teaches a range of courses from freshman seminar to Equine Nutrition and Equine Exercise Physiology.
https://animalscience.psu.edu/directory/wbs14

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WPDA Board Meeting
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

WPDA Board Meeting

Join us for our monthly board meeting! General members are invited to attend and share their perspective on current WPDA initiatives.

When:           February 4, 2019
Time:             7:00 p.m.
Where:          Walnut Grille
1595 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA

Please email our President, Pam, at pgm1208@aol.com and let her know you’re coming!

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2018 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention
Nov
28
to Dec 2

2018 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention

  • 75 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101 USA (map)
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USDF invites you to attend the 2018 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention, November 28 through December 1, in Salt Lake City, UT! Join us to learn about the latest developments in the dressage community, influence the direction of dressage in the United States, and celebrate the achievements of those in our sport.

https://www.usdf.org/Convention/

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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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