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USDF President Letter to the Board of Governors Regarding 2016 US Dressage Finals
Released March 20, 2015
USDF Board of Governors:
In 2011, the BOG approved a motion that the US Dressage Finals are proposed to rotate from the east to the west at least every three years. Accordingly, bids from facilities with a westerly location were solicited for 2016-2018. In 2014, the BOG approved moving the Finals one week earlier from its current date, starting in 2016 (November 3-6, 2016) so that the last regional championship would be held no later than the weekend of October 14-16. A diverse Site Selection Task Force, including competitors and regional representation, was created to review the bids submitted. In that evaluation process, the field was narrowed and subsequent site visits to the preferred locations and facilities were conducted by the USDF President and the Chair of the US Dressage Finals Organizing Committee. The findings presented some significant challenges. The only available date at the 2016 location recommended by the Site Selection Committee would require the 2016 Regional Championships to be held no later than October 7-9. With 2016 being a USEF Competition Calendar date rotation year, and competitions generally shifting to a later date on the calendar, we ran into a challenge in scheduling all of the USDF Regional Championship qualifiers, to be in line with the available dates of the preferred facilities and locations within several regions. After careful review, the Executive Board concluded that to move a week earlier starting in 2016 would potentially compromise the success of the well-established Regional Championship system.
WDCTA Kettle Moraine Chapter Schooling Show – May 30th
“Best Little Schooling Show in SE Wisconsin” with something for everyone- Dressage, Musical Freestyle, Gaited, Therapeutic, Western Dressage and Lead line!
Don’t do much showing? Come join us and ask one of our volunteers on the show grounds if you need help.
Don’t plan on showing? Come join the fun by reconnecting with friends or lend a hand to someone who is showing.
Class list and Registration form are available on our Forms page.
Kettle Moraine Chapter to Host Popular Musical Freestyle Clinic
Due to last year’s success of the KM Chapter Musical Freestyle clinic we are doing it again! We have a great list of 1st thru 3rd level horses and riders. There is much to be learned from watching the “musical moments“ happen in the development of these freestyles, so come join us in auditing.
Additional information is available on the Forms page under Clinics and Symposia.
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 SW Chapter Presents the 2015 Capital Mini-Events
June 13-14 and August 22-23, 2015 at The Horse First Farm
Volunteers are Needed!
Please contact Nicki or 608-358-2589.
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: 18” and 2'4” Adult and Junior Divisions in each level. Ribbons for the first 8 place in each division.
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.