Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association

Upcoming events

    • September 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • North Atlanta Dance Studio 10700 State Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

    9/6/2021:

    After using the electronic scribing/scoring system at the Labor Day Dressage Classic show, we have decided to abandon the use of the system for the Championships. So, this clinic is canceled.

    We are preparing for the upcoming GAIG/USDF Region 3 Championships where we will be using the new electronic scribing system! Join us! 

    In this clinic, you will learn how to use the FoxVillage paperless dressage (FVDPDS) system which will be used during the GAIG/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championship show October 8-10, 2021 at the Georgia Horse Park in Conyers. 

    Judges depend upon the scribe to quickly, accurately, legibly, and quietly record the scores and comments made about each ride.

    Judges give scores from 1 to 10 (half points are also allowed) for a predetermined set of movements, which increase in difficulty as the horse and rider moves up the levels. The scribe writes/enters the judge's scores and comments on the score sheet/computer. The comments are meant to help the rider understand each of the individual scores.

    Scribing is a great way to learn what the judges are looking for and, like other volunteer positions, it can be a great way to meet new friends and support the local dressage community.

    Contact Caren Caverly ccaverly@comccast.net / 770-713-4025


    • October 08, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 10, 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • Georgia International Horse Park
    Register

    Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 3 Dressage Championships & Atlanta National Fall Dressage 

    Licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.


    Prize List / Enter at Eqentries.com by September 13th

    2021Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championship
    Program Rules Revised Due to COVID-19

    Please take a moment to review the new USEF Safe Sport web pages on the USEF website. Competitors are bound by the U.S. Center for SafeSport CodeUSEF Safe Sport Policy, and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP).

    NEW AWARD

    Futral Freestyle Champion - In memory of Region 3 dressage rider, Michelle Futral, an embroidered cooler, high point championship neck sash and $500 in prize money will be awarded to the highest scoring FEI musical freestyle performed by an AA on Saturday.

    Ringside Table Reservations

    We have 95 classes - sponsor one~ Click here

    Braiders

    • Jenna Farmer farmerj123@live.com 678-425-7309
    • Lacy Moorlag lacey@annwynequestrian.com 231-218-2340
    • Jeanne Abbott braidbyjeanne@gmail.com 352-266-7994
    • Tonya Scruggs 678-588-4280
    • Trish Savard rhee89@hotmail.com 413-244-3763

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    Sponsors, Vendors, Advertising - see Registration and contact:

    For those of you with a product or service that might be appropriate for this very desirable dressage show, having a presence at this event is imperative to your marketing strategy.


    Caren Caverly

    ccaverly@comcast.net

    770-713-4025


    Julie Shannon

    julie@shannondale.com

    770-317-3336


    Get ready to shop with our Vendors! 


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    Volunteers:

    Heather Askew

    hdraskew@gmail.com

    404-272-1789


    Danielle Perry

    revelationfarm1911@gmail.com

    404-219-12166

    Or register and we will contact you! 

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    Art Exhibition & Sale in the Legacy Room

    Ulla Strickland

    ulla_str@hotmail.com

    These talented artists are sure to have something you want to add to your collection!

    • Susan Abel
    • Leticia Bernadac
    • Susan Burns
    • Zan Economopoulos
    • Karin Martin
    • Diana Salzmann
    • Elizabeth Samoluk
    • Kim Scruggs
    • Ulla Strickland

    Official Qualifying Competition for the

    • 2021 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan
    • 2022 GAIG/USDF Regional Dressage Championships


      For GDCTA members - scores from the Atlanta National Fall Dressage show count twice toward 2022 year-end awards!


      Refunds:

      Before closing date, fees will be refunded less the office fee. After closing date, all fees are unconditionally nonrefundable, regardless of circumstances, including inclement weather. No exceptions. Returned check & refused Credit Card policy: Void entry and incur a $35 charge. Entry will be wait listed until credit card clears, money order, certified check or cash is received. Do not mail cash.


      • November 04, 2021
      • November 07, 2021
      • 1950 Costley Mill Rd, Conyers, GA 30013
      Register

      Join us at Montclair Stables in Conyers, Georgia, for 4 days of intense training and lots of fun with your horse! Included in this time will be a little pampering - a wine tasting and a massage with Melanie McLaughlin is included for each rider!

      WHO: Adult riders of all levels

      FOCUS: Dressage

      Your trainers will be Beanie Crowe, Cynthia Thaxton, Bryan Tweed and Beth Stelzleni

      Camp (10 participants maximum) includes:

      - All 4 days: private lessons, with Beanie Crowe

      - lunch

      - stall 

      &

      - Thursday: private seat lesson with Cynthia Thaxton (longing/focus on rider's seat and effectiveness of aids)

      - Thursday evening: Sports Counseling for Equestrians lecture with Bryan Tweed

      - Friday: lesson with Bryan Tweed

      - Saturday: Better dressage through cavaletti training with Beth Stelzleni (no jumping)

      COST: GDCTA Members: $1300 / Non-members $1400

      Auditors are invited on Saturday and Sunday: $25 per day

      QUESTIONS?

      Peri Lambros plambros@bellsouth.net / 678-372-4105


      Ticket Refund Policy:

      Tickets are nonrefundable and are not eligible for voluntary refunds. However, the value of your ticket may be eligible to be applied toward the price of a ticket for another clinic. Riders will receive a refund if a replacement is found.


      • February 01, 2022
      • June 01, 2022

      The GDCTA Grant has been established to provide funding support for GDCTA member-riders who are working to sharpen their riding skills. Four grants of $800* each will be offered to GDCTA members for concentrated work with a trainer of their choice within one year of receiving the grant award.

      Mission

      The mission of the GDCTA Grant Program is to provide educational opportunities to members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence in the sport as well as service and ambassadorship within the Association.

      The grant is meant for a GDCTA member to have the opportunity to be in a training situation that is not readily available during the course of his/her daily pattern. Grant monies must be used to participate in educational programs that include, but are not limited to: seminars, workshops, clinics and training programs offered by recognized or certified instructors.

      Grant Application: https://www.gdcta.org/training-grants

      The Equestrian Journal 

      Each GDCTA grant recipient will receive a special journal donated by The Equestrian Journal. Journaling is a great tool to help you organize your thoughts and record your progress.

      Learn more: https://www.theequestrianjournal.com


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