Welcome to the Wisconsin Dressage & Combined Training Association
Now Accepting 2016 New Members & Renewals!
WDCTA is now accepting new members and membership renewals for 2016. Be an "early bird" and renew now to ensure uninterrupted membership benefits with WDCTA and USDF, and of course delivery of WDCTA's eQuester newsletter! WDCTA's membership term mirrors that of the United States Dressage Federation: December 1 - November 30 annually.
You may join or renew online and pay with Paypal via our online Membership Form.
Business Members may also renew online or via our online Business Membership form. If you would prefer to mail in your membership with a check, the 2016 Membership form is available for download (for a Word doc please visit our FORMS page).
Those Members wishing to renew their Stable, Instructor, Breeder, or Business (SIBB) listing may also do so either online or via our printable form. SIBB listings are for members only. Business Listings are for Retail Businesses such as Feed Stores, Tack Shops, Truck or Trailer sales, Insurance, Fencing companies and others not covered by our Stable, Instructor, or Breeder listings.
Spots Open for Maryal Barnett Clinic
September 17-18, 2016
There are a few riding slots available for the upcoming Maryal Barnett clinic on September 17-18! Maryal brings a diverse and extensive background as a seasoned competitor, trainer, judge, and clinician. She has been appointed to train and examine USEF judges and USDF certified instructors. Her students have earned local and regional awards, and some have continued in their training to become USEF judges and USDF certified instructors. She serves currently on the Dressage Foundation executive committee, and has endowed awards through the Dressage Foundation that support the development of future dressage instructors. She is a kind and compassionate instructor with a great eye for how the rider's position and use of the aids impact the horse.
Contact clinic organizer Pam Doolittle to reserve your spot! 608-712-1400.
Support WDCTA with Amazon.com!
WDCTA Benefits When You Shop Smile.Amazon.com
Do you shop online at Amazon? Starting today, you can help support WDCTA just by shopping online at Amazon! Just how you ask? Through the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to WDCTA.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select WDCTA (Search for Wisconsin Dressage & Combined Training Association) as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. The site will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to WDCTA. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
Midwest Horse Fair - Every Horse Lovers Dream
And it came true this year for 9 WDCTA members!
By Vicki Hodel (Central Chapter President)
Every year, thousands of horse enthusiasts (62,000 this year) come to Madison to watch, learn and enjoy horses. And every year, there are those in the stands saying to their friend “We could do that. Let’s do that!”
I know because I was one of them.
I was honored this year to chair and participate with a wonderful group, exposing WDCTA once again to the World. It had been a long time since WDCTA had participated in the Midwest Horse Fair. One of the Central Chapter members says to me “Hey! We should do a demonstration!” And so it began.
Click "Read More" to learn more about WDCTA at the 2016 Midwest Horse Fair!
2017 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Selected
For Immediate Release Thursday, April 28, 2016
Lexington, KY (April 28, 2016) - The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for the 2017 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak.
Region 1 (October 5-8) at the Senator Martin Center, Williamston, NC
Region 2 (September 13-17) at Majestic Farm, Batavia, OH
Region 3 (October 5-8) at the Palm Beach Equestrian Center, Wellington, FL
Region 4 (September 28-October 1) at the Maffit Lake Equestrian Center, Cumming, IA
Region 5 (September 14-17) at the Stanley Park Fair Grounds, Estes Park, CO
Region 6 (September 21-24) at the Idaho Horse Park, Nampa, ID
Region 7 (September 21-24) at the Murieta Equine Facility, Murieta, CA
Region 8 (September 21-24) at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY
Region 9 (October 5-8) at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX
**This information is subject to change.**
View Your Status for Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medals on USDFScores.com
Have you been earning scores for your USDF bronze, silver, or gold medals and want to check your status for the awards? Check out the information now available on your summary page of www.USDFScores.com