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Results for August 2015 Captial Mini Event
We had a wonderful and fun weekend! Our clinicians Megan Dischler, dressage, and Kerry Zimlicka, jumping, were knowledgable, helpful and positive during Saturday's clinic, when each horse and rider got to learn about jumping and dressage. The Horse First Farm was as always beautifully turned out and manicured. Thanks to manager Kelly Messera and the awesome staff at The Horse First!!
We had a full complement of 30 riders for the 4 divisions on Sunday. With just enough rain to soften the ground and relieve the dust, cross-country conditions were PERFECT! 23 horse/rider combinations completed all 3 divisions. This year our 2nd place rider in Adult Elementary was none other than the farm's owner, Carlos Osario, with his borrowed horse Leo. Carlos had a great time, and is thinking about how to expand and improve the course for next year and years to come. Good news for eventing in our area!
A giant thank-you to all the volunteers and the fantastic volunteer co-ordinators Jan Ketzler and Betsy Kelly. Thank-you to the Scorers Denise Sobering and Deb Bell. Blessings upon all the jump judges, helpers, gate keepers, ring stewards, scribes ,runners, set-up and take-down help, and once again many thanks to our prize sponsor SMARTPAK and our walky talky sponsor KAREN CEDERHOLM!!!
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Book Signing Party! Save the Date!
August 29, 2015
Central Chapter hosts Shelly Reichart in October
October 18 - 19
WDCTA's Central Chapter is hosting a 2-day clinic with Shelly Reichart at Paradigm Farm. Shelly Reichart's experience as a trainer, rider and competitor and her collaboration with top professionals, gives her excellent insight in developing both horses and riders. She is dedicated to helping her students find harmony with their horses through consistent, persistent, and positive training.
Shelly's competitive achievements include winning USDF Regional Championship titles through Grand Prix and being ranked in the Top 10 in the USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. She was Reserve Champion at the 2010 USEF National Young Horse Central Selection Trials and earned an invitation to the USEF National Young Horse Championships. With her Hanoverian gelding, Welttaenser, she has won several American Hanoverian Society Grand Prix Champion and FEI Level Horse of the Year titles. In 2012, Shelly and Welttaenser were named to the United States Equestrian Federation's High Performance Dressage Grand Prix Long List/Ranking List. In 2013, Shelly and Welttaenser were invited to compete at the US Dressage Nationals at Grand Prix and placed sixth amongst the best of the best in the country.
Southwest Chapter Hosting Janet Foy Clinic Series in 2015
The next clinic is just days away: August 29-30! Join us to audit or contact the organizer if you would like to ride!
Whether you are just getting started in dressage or are riding at the upper levels, Janet has great insights to help you improve your riding and your work with your horse. Not a dressage rider? All the basics learned during Janet's clinics apply to any discipline: western, hunter/jumper, eventing, even driving! Check out the ride times for the next clinic below. New riders and auditors are always welcome!
Janet Foy NEW Book Signing! SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, August 29.