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Book Signing Party! Save the Date!
August 29, 2015
Central Chapter News - May 2015
A Beautiful Horse
by Vicki Hodel
What is my 2014 memorable moment? This is a hard one. 2014 was a year of many highs and lows. There isn’t one WOW moment for me this year. Instead, it was a year of revelations and growth.
The year started off great. I started riding Beamer for Shelly Reichart. Beamer was amazing and I really learned some great things about how to ride him correctly. I was so excited and he was progressing so well that I finally got up the courage to attend our first show!
I decided WEC (Wisconsin Equestrian Center) would be a great place to go. It was a long drive and after lots of detours we finally made it! Wow, what a beautiful facility with such friendly staff. I got unloaded, settled Beamer in and parked the truck. I quick walk around the grounds to get my bearings and I was ready.
WDCTA SW Chapter Presents the 2015 Capital Mini-Events
June 13-14 and August 22-23, 2015 at The Horse First Farm
For both dates, the first day will be a clinic with a Dressage and a Jumping Clinician. The second day competitors will actually compete in the three phases: Dressage, Cross-Country Jumping and Stadium Jumping.
Two levels of jumps: Elementary Junior and Senior Divisions (fence max 18" and dressage test is USDF Intro C), and Beginner Novice Jr and Sr divisions (fence max 2'7",and dressage test USDF Beginner Novice B) . Ribbons for the first 8 place in each division.
Read on for more information!
Southwest Chapter Hosting Janet Foy Clinic Series in 2015
The next clinic is just days away: July 4-5! 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.
Now Accepting 2015 New Members & Renewals!
WDCTA is now accepting new members and membership renewals for 2015. 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.
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.
WDCTA Awards Program Update:
Please note the following changes for our awards program passed by the WDCTA State Board:
First, because our awards year left out the months of November and December, and members are competing in warmer climates and the regional and national championships are held later in the year, members were not always able to submit scores from November and December. Now you can.
- For the 2014 awards program only, scores earned in November and December 2013 may be used for levels that the rider had already signed up for the 2014 show year.
- For 2015 and beyond, the awards program year will change to Dec. 1 through Nov. 30.
To help members make sure they have the available awards forms, the State Board has required that the new awards forms for the following year must be available by Nov 15. (For example, for 2015 awards year, the awards chair will have the awards forms updated and available by Nov. 15, 2014.)
All other awards sign-up rules will remain the same, including the membership requirement.