CTDA has been approved by The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP)! TIP is offering ribbons and prizes to the high point Thoroughbred at each level at Tennessean Express, Tennessean Dressage and Ole South Dressage. Only Thoroughbreds registered with The Jockey Club are eligible and TIP numbers must be provided to the horse show.
We are delighted to announce our three new members- at-large to the Board: Shelley Fugitt, Christy Hart and Molly Bronaugh!! We look forward to their expertise and enthusiasm as we plan for 2014. Officers for 2014: President-- Jen Thompson; Vice-President—Beth Huff, Secretary—Nan Holland; Treasurer—Jessica Roberson Wright. Ashley Gregory and Wendy Williams will continue serving as members-at large. Please feel free to contact any of us with your suggestions for CTDA.
One million sincere thanks to Chris Saia who has completed her term on the Board and for serving as an exemplary President. Her leadership will be missed but she promises to keep us in line from the sidelines!
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These cold, dreary days allow us to stay at home to dream and plan for the next show season. The first thing to do is check out our Schooling Show and Recognized Show dates. Getting these on your calendar now will help you set your riding goals to be ready to show. Next, plan to attend the Awards and Year End Celebration on January 26! This is a great way to celebrate yourselves, your horses and your friends for accomplishments over the past year. We also have a fabulous Silent Auction---pick up a few new pieces of apparel, tack or treats. All proceeds go to the CTDA Scholarship Fund. Last year, we awarded $1500 in scholarship money!!! Who knows? You could be a recipient next year! We will again be at Tennessee Equine Hospital and appreciate them allowing us to use their meeting room. Silent Auction will start at 5:00 and a delicious buffet dinner will start at 6:00. Tickets will be able to be purchased on the website soon so watch for that and sign up! And last, but not least, use this quiet time between show seasons to enjoy your horses. Maybe do some groundwork exercises or learn to braid or hangout with a horse massage therapist for an afternoon. There is so much to learn and before you know it, the horses will be shedding out and we’ll be getting ready to make that trip down centerline again!
It's official: As of April 1, 2013, all riders of all ages and at all levels, including noncompeting riders and horses, MUST wear ASTM/SEI-certified protective equestrian headgear with harnesses fastened while mounted on show grounds.
This rule applies to all USEF-licensed/UDSF-recognized dressage competitions. Read the complete, revised rule DR120 at usef.org/documents/ruleBook/2013/08-DR.pdf.