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!
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.
Why Join WDCTA?
Whether you join as an individual, a family, a junior, or a business member, you get a lot for your hard-earned dollar. Here are just a few of the perks:
- Group membership in the United States Dressage Federation
- Subscription to USDF Connection & WDCTA's eQuester Newsletter
- Access to USDF's new e-Trak education program
- USDF and WDCTA Awards programs
- Eligibility for Scholarships
- Business members receive special business advertising rates plus links to your website or email
- Discounts on WDCTA-sponsored Programs such as clinics, symposia, schooling shows & USDF-sponsored events
- 15% discount off rooms & suites at the Best Western Plus Antioch Hotel & Suites in Antioch, IL (plus tax)
- And much more!
WDCTA's membership term mirrors that of the United States Dressage Federation: December 1 - November 30 annually.
KM Chapter Hosts a Whimsical Horse Painting Social Oct 2015
t the recent KM chapter social you had to paint a horse, not ride one, which turned out to be lots of fun too!
Southwest Chapter offers Dressage Clinics for 2016
The Southwest Chapter of WDCTA has put together a wonderful series of Dressage clinics for 2016! We will again be hosting clinics with USEF "S" Judges Maryal Barnett and Janet Foy. Additionlly, SW Chapter is thrilled to announce a clinic with Daniel Stewart, and also two clinics with FEI trainer and rider, Patricia Becker, Wadsworth IL
Maryal Barnett clinic dates in 2016 are tentatively set for:
- May 21 - 22
- September 17 - 18
The Janet Foy clinic dates for 2016 are tentatively set for:
- April 9 - 10
- July 2 - 3
- October 1 - 2
The Daniel Stewart clinic will be May 14 - 15
The Patricia Becker clinic dates for 2016 are tentatively set for:
- June 19
- September 11
Southwest Chapter members may audit these clinics for free! Please watch the FORMS pages as the dates approach for information on riding or auditing these clinics!
Please stay tuned for announcements on 2016 Eventing clinics!
WDCTA Memorable Moments
WDCTA Central WI Chapter wishes to recognize and applaud our member’s horsemanship activities and asked member’s to share clinics attended, shows competed in or judged, goals accomplished or are still working on, a new horse.... anything members did with their horse or with other’s horses in 2015. We all learn from each other and wish to encourage horsemanship sportsmanship. WDCTA Central WI Chapter is proud to introduce active member of the WDCTA Central WI Chapter Cathy Wunderlich, Brooklyn WI.
Memorable Moments – Cathy Wunderlich
I acquired my new horse, Benjamin James (BJ), in June 2015. He is a 2000 imported New Zealand Thoroughbred, that can be sweet, sassy, and everything in between. He was imported by and previously owned by Leah Lang-Gluscic, of Freeport, IL. Leah had schooled and/or competed with him up to Advanced Level Eventing, when she began experiencing him having chronic soundness issues with his back and hind end. Following a series of physical exams, in July of 2011, BJ was diagnosed with moderate to severe kissing spine disease (KSD) via radiographs, both at the withers (thoracic) and lower (lumbar) areas of his back. While a number of different therapies did make BJ more comfortable on a day-to-day basis, he was just not able to school and compete soundly at that level of eventing without discomfort. While BJ’s heart was still in the game, his body just wasn’t able to keep up. Leah retired BJ from upper level eventing, gave him some time off, and leased him out to students for low level eventing in which he could do comfortably. Following some time in a career in low level eventing, Leah had actually gotten BJ back in late 2014 from being leased, and boarded him at my farm while she was wintering in Florida. The thought had occurred to the both of us that he would be a safe, potentially sound, and fun mount for me in 2015, as I was due to deliver my 3rd (boy) child in late May and wanted to be able to still ride and compete in the 2015 show season.
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WDCTA SW Chapter Presents the 2016 Capital Mini-Event
Mark your Calendar! July 16-17, 2016 at The Horse First Farm
The Southwest Chapter has announced the date for the 2016 Capital Mini Event! The event will again be located at The Horse First Farm.
Jump Clinician: Camie Stockhausen
Dressage Judge/Clinician: Jessica Underwood
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