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.
Daniel Stewart Clinic on Sport Psychology, Rider Fitness and Confidence Building for Riders and other Athletes
May 14-15, 2016, Sugar Creek Stables, Albany WI
Daniel is a former Olympic Coach whose job was to coach any USEA rider who attended an event in Europe. He was based in Spain and flew to where he was needed. Daniel and his family moved back to the US and he began teaching his Sport Psychology and Confidence Building clinics. He has worked with non- Riding Olympic athletes in both these areas.
He was an invited clinician at the Midwest Horse Fair in 2013 and 2104. OHA hosted clinics with him in May 2013 at Megan McIsaac's Lindenhof Dressage Zentrum, and in June 2014 at The Horse First Farm. WDCTA-SW chapter is happy to be hosting his return to the area with a new Sport Psychology Lecture, Rider Fitness and Confidence Building Clinic. He has his new book and a 2 DVD set on Rider Fitness available for purchase at discounted prices during the clinic.
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2016 Thomas A Poulin Clinic
Sponsored by the Kettle Moraine Chapter
Saturday and Sunday April 30 - May 1, 2016, Mukwonago
Get ready for the 2016 show season! Ride or audit with this well-known 'S' Dressage Judge Thomas Poulin. Learn how to improve your riding of classical dressage.
Location: Rosebury Farm, Hwy 83 & Road X, Mukwonago
Time: Tentative Times 8-4 (finalized with registrations)
Rider Fee: $175 per ride, 2 rides $320, includes lunch
Auditor Fee: $15/ day, $20 / two days. KM Chapter Members audit: $10/day or $15 both days. Sorry No half day fees.
Catered Box Lunches are available if ordered in advance. Walk-in Auditors are welcome.
2015 Members of the Year
Congratulations to Nicki Butler and Vicki Hodel
The WDCTA State Board voted that both Nicki Butler and Vicki Hodel deserved to be recognized for their contributions to WDCTA.
Nicki has been a State Board member as a Member at Large for several years, including helping tremendously with the USDF Instructor Certification Workshops and Pre-Certification. Additionally, Nicki has generously donated her time and knowledge to ressurect the Southwest Chapter's Mini Event which has ran successfully again for 2 years. Nicki always has a cheerful can-do attitude and brings wonderful energy to WDCTA.
Vicki helped to re-start the Central Chapter in 2012 and has served on the State Board for several years. Vicki has contributed much of her free time organizing clincs and seminars for the Central Chapter, recruiting new WDCTA members, assisted with the planning of the WDCTA Annual Meeting, and has recently lead the effort to bring WDCTA back to the Midwest Horse Fair. Vicki attends the Wisconsin Horse Council meetings to represent WDCTA. Vicki projects a warm, cheerful attitude to our new and existing members.
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Do you shop online at Amazon? Starting today, you can help support WDCTA just by shopping online at Amazon! Just how you ask? Through AmazonSmile. 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.
2016 USDF Region 2 Adult Clinic
Creating a Winning Partnership with your Horse
June 11-12, 2016, Tempel Farms, Old Mill Creek, IL
The USDF Adult Clinics are intended to provide USDF members affordable access to renowned clinicians in a symposium style format for maximum auditor benefit. Eight adult riders and horses, working in private sessions each day, are selected to demonstrate a variety of levels, breeds, types and training issues to maximize the learning experiences for auditors of all ages. Each series is a little different with the clinician offering their expertise.
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