Southwest Chapter Information

The Southwest (SW) chapter serves members from Southern Wisconsin, Madison and the surrounding region.

Annually, the chapter hosts clinics with nationally known instructors Janet Foy and Maryal Barnett, the Annual Capital Mini Event, plus schedules 8-10 monthly meetings and special events. Many meetings include an educational program. Educational presentations in recent years have included: overview of the USEF Young Horse Dressage Program, rider biomechanics, equine body scoring, equine massage, lungeing, braiding demonstrations, intro to jumping, and a wet lab at the UW Vet School.

Among special events of the past: a sporthorse evaluation seminar with Gerd Zuther, a practice test riding day, and the major 2011 symposium Dressage Through the Levels with Steffen Peters and Janet Foy, involving more than 400 participants from the Upper Midwest region and beyond.

As a member of WDCTA you are eligible for state scholarships and the awards program.  As a SW Chapter member you will have priority riding in SW Chapter clinics.

Upcoming events for 2017 include:

  • Janet Foy Dressage clinics
  • Patrica Becker Dressage clinics
  • Capital Mini Event
  • William Fox-Pitt Eventing Symposium at the Alliant Energy Center.

SW Chapter member beneifts:

  • Two chapter scholarships, $300 maximum each, available annually. See the FORMS page for program description and application. 
  • Special scholarship: Linda Burich Scholarship: $250 maximum each scholarship, total of three scholarships available, one scholarship available per year until fund exhausted.
  • Reimbursement for purchase of approved safety helmets & vests (See below)
  • Chapter members audit Maryal Barnett, Janet Foy & several other clinics at NO COST. Discounts to Chapter members for some special programs, as announced.

 

SW CHAPTER MEMBER BENEFITS-- HELMET & VEST POLICY:

The chapter will reimburse $20 toward the purchase of a safety vest and $10 for a safety helmet. Limited to: one reimbursement per member per calendar year for a helmet and one reimbursement per member per calendar year for a safety vest.

Criteria and procedure for reimbursement: Helmet must be ASTM/SEI approved. Vest must be ASTM or BETA Class 3. Chapter members should submit a copy of the receipt, no later than six months from date of purchase, to the SW Chapter Treasurer for payment. (Original policy 1988; amended in 2000 and 2012.)

 

SOUTHWEST CHAPTER EVENTS POLICY:

 

2017 SW Chapter Officers:

President: Haley Madden
Vice President: Stephanie Severn
Treasurer: Becky Bebber-Wells
Secretary: Jessica Smith-Bagley
Chapter Representative: Mary Hanneman
Chapter Representative: Heather McManamy

Alternate Chapter Representative: DeAnn Howard

Southwest Chapter Meeting Minutes

Minutes will be posted once approved

2017

JAN 2017 - Printable PDF
APR 2017 - Printable PDF

 

Historical SW Chapter Meeting Minutes

2016

JAN 2016 - Printable PDF 
APR 2016 - Printable PDF
SEPT 2016 - Printable PDF
OCT 2016 - Printable PDF
NOV 2016 - Printable PDF

 

SW Chapter Presents: William Fox-Pitt Eventing Symposium 

November 4-5, 2017, Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI

Rider Application CLOSING Date: September 1, 2017!

Updated 8/1717

 British Olympian William Fox-Pitt

 

SW Chapter Presents the 2017 Capital Mini-Event

Mark your Calendar! October 21-22, 2017 at The Horse First Farm

The Southwest Chapter has announced a new date for the 2017 Capital Mini Event!  The event was rescheduled due to flooding, and will again be located at The Horse First Farm. 

Jump Clinician:  Kerry Zemlicika
Dressage Judge/Clinician:  Michele Knapp

There will be three levels offered this year! 

  • Intro at 18" (flat ground 8-10 logs or log-type obstacles)
  • Starter Novice at 28 " (2 feet 4")
  • Beginner Novice at 31" (2 feet 7")

Registration information is available on the FORMS page.

 

 

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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