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2018 GDCTA Officers President: ccaverly@comcast.net

Caren Caverly Ph. 770-713-4025

VP Dressage: Julie@shannondale.com

Julie Shannon Ph. 770-569-9555

VP Eventing: plambros@bellsouth.net Recording Secretary: joannemorse1@yahoo.com

Peri Lambros Ph. 678-372-4105 Joanne Morse Ph. 770-313-6283

Corresponding Secretary: maryloufreil@gmail.com

Mary Lou Freil Ph. 770-330-2489

Treasurer: pwest@radix-conxulting.com

Peter West Ph. 762-448-9049

Board Members Ken Berry kenberry@outlook.com

Ph. 404-735-5823

Rebecca Bowman gallop766@aol.com

Ph. 859-489-8141

Susan Collins scollinshcit@gmail.com

Ph. 404-558-5034

Amanda Garner amanda@epiphany-farm.com

Ph. 404-245-6688

Erin McCloud mcclouderinl@gmail.com

Ph. 404-538-6749

Elizabeth Molloy missliz@taramiaridingschool.com

Ph. 770-634-4089

Committee Chairs Awards: ccaverly@comcast.net

Caren Caverly Ph. 770-713-4025

Education: julie@shannondale.com

Julie Shannon Ph: 770-569-9555

Grants: haileysdq@gmail.com

Barbara Taylor Ph: 404-308-8713

Membership: gdctamembership@gmail.com

Mary Lou Freil Ph: 770-330-2489 Fax: 770-727-0146

Newsletter Editor: designonpenny@yahoo.com Insurance: ccaverly@comcast.net

Penny Morse Ph: 770-316-8655

Schooling Show Recognition: gdcta.shows@gmail.com

Chris Hutchings Ph: 404-630-9133

Web Site Manager: horseprint@aol.com

June Brewer Ph: 678-677-4404

Caren Caverly Ph: 770-713-4025


Newsletter Submission Guidelines

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Collected Remarks is the official publication of the Georgia Dressage and Combined Training

Association, Inc. (GDCTA), a non-profit, exempt corporation organized under Section 501© Meeting Minutes Summary.................................... 4 (3). It is the monthly newsletter designed to inform, educate and entertain the membership. The Editors encourage members to submit original advertising, articles, photographs, and artwork for possible publication. Articles should be submitted via email and be PC I Need my Own Arena.............................................. 5 compatible. Articles taking political positions or promotional in nature will not be considered for publication. On Top of the World..............................................6-7

‘Collected Remarks’ reserves the right to reject any advertising or article deemed to be unsuitable for this newsletter. Meeting my Goals with Lucina Green................ 8 • All articles and classified ads should be sent to the Editors via email webmaster@gdcta. org (Penny Morse designonpenny@yahoo.com or June Brewer webmaster@gdcta.org) and Getting Certified......................................................... 9 be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word formats only.

• Editorial contributions of 600 words or less (accompanied by photos with permission to Thank you Gala Sponsors.................................... 12 publish, if applicable) are welcomed although publication cannot be guaranteed. • GDCTA is not responsible for the opinions and statements expressed in signed articles or Thank You Donors.................................................. 13 paid advertisements. • Make checks for advertising payable to GDCTA and mail to Peter West, 20 Wild Turkey Lane, Jasper, GA. 30143. • All display ads should be submitted as a print ready PDF with images and fonts embedded or in a JPEG file.

GDCTA Collected Remarks welcomes submissions of quality color dressage and sport-horse photographs. All mounted riders must be wearing appropriate headgear (a safety helmet, a derby, or a top hat). We also accept submissions of action and conformation shots of breeding stock and dressage sport-horse breeding classes. Interesting and creative photos that capture special moments between horses and riders also will be considered. Photos must be accompanied by complete captions, including the full names of all subjects. For print, only high resolution (300dpi) Jpeg or PDF files will be accepted. Photographers whose work is published will receive proper credit, notification when the issue is published online.

The editors are happy to review unsolicited submissions of photographs. Please submit photographs electronically to designonpenny@yahoo.com and webmaster@gdcta.org. • • •

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Complete GDCTA Board of Directors meeting minutes are available upon request to the Recording Secretary. Financial records are available upon written request to the Treasurer. For information regarding Awards, Show Recognition, Membership, Education, or the Web Site, contact the appropriate chairperson on the previous page.

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Calendar...................................................................... 14 Membership Form.................................................. 15

Award Program Rules.................................... 16-21

Cover Photo... Shannondale Farm, December 2017 snow storm. Photo courtesy of Julie Shannon


Board Meeting Overview January 15, 2018

• President Caren Caverly called the regular meeting of the GDCTA to order on January 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm at Shannondale Farm, 2395 Birmingham RD, Alpharetta , GA 30004 • A roll call was performed by Recording Secretary, Joanne Morse. All board members were in attendance. Also in attendance were Kathy Duffy, Sandra Carnet, and Jean Carnet. • Membership – Mary Lou Freil –last year was a record breaking high for membership numbers. Mary Lou will send out a confirmation card to members to ensure that they have signed up for the correct awards programs for the year. • Gala – Caren Caverly sent around a sign-up sheet for board members to volunteer for jobs

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2018 Membership Application GDCTA is a USDF Group Member Organization and a USEA Affiliate

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GDCTA membershhip year is December 1 through November 30 each year. A senior member is a member who has reached their 18th birthday by January 1st of the membership year. A junior member is a member who has not reached their 18th birthday of January 1st of the membership year.

Support GDCTA with a Tax Deductible Sponsorship Volunteer for a GDCTA Event GDCTA sponsor contributions are a tax-deductible gift to Your active participation keeps dressage and eventing our organization 501(c)(3) in support of the continued alive in our region and is vital to GDCTA's mission! development for Dressage and Eventing in our area. Check off the areas you would be interested in! Contributions are required to be incentive free gifts and Runner Ring Steward may not be exchanged for advertising or other incentives. $10 $150 Board Member Gala Write for Newsletter $25 $200 Credit card payment by M/C, Visa, & Discover only.

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Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association

AWARDS PROGRAM RULES

The annual year-end GDCTA Awards recognize the hard work and dedication of our members. All scores received at any USEF/USDF recognized show or USEA Horse Trial in the USA are eligible for inclusion in our Awards Program. All scores received at any GDCTA-recognized schooling show are eligible for inclusion in our Awards Program as long as they are sent in on time, on the correct form, and otherwise conform to the rules for that discipline. Before you show, you may want to refresh your understanding of the program Rules. The Awards year begins on Oct 1st of the previous year and will end on Sept 30th of the cur-

Each Awards year runs from October 1st – September 30th of To compete in the Awards Program, send or complete onthe following year. Members no longer have to send in forms, line a Rider Report Form properly filled out in the discipline scores will be obtained from USDF or USEA. competing, and you will be automatically registered in that discipline. You must be a member when scores are earned You must be a GDCTA member before any scores can count! and the scores must be in within 20 days of being earned. Members must opt-in to the awards program on the membership form or email Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net Rider Report Forms must be postmarked or received no latbefore scores are earned. Participation is not automatic. er than 20 days after the show. This deadline will be strictly adhered to due to the method of tabulating awards. Online or email are preferred methods as you can then prove that you sent it in. Keep the originals and send copies. You will be notified within 7 days that your RRF has been received. If you do not hear from us within that time frame, call or email. Review the list of received scores on the website You have

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2018 Dressage Year-End Awards USDF/USEF RECOGNIZED SHOWS 1. All awards will be based on a horse/rider combination meeting these eligibility requirements.

A) To be eligible a Horse/Rider Combination must receive at least seven US Equestrian Federation scores, two from the highest of the level from two different judges at two different shows. Each score must be at least 55%. To be eligible a FEI Horse/Rider Combination must receive at least five FEI scores. Each of these scores must be at least 55%.

B) For GDCTA members who are also USDF participating members competing at Training Level and above, scores no longer have to be submitted to GDCTA to count, but will be based on the official show and score results posted at USDF.org. However, you must be a GDCTA member and have indicated that you wish to participate in the awards program AT THE TIME SCORES ARE EARNED. You may register your intent to participate by checking the appropriate box on the membership form when you join or by contacting the Membership Chair. Riders must have been a member at the time scores were earned. C) A list of members participating in the awards program will be kept on the website. It is the competitor's responsibility to check frequently to make sure that their name is on the list and to contact the Recognized Awards Chairperson if it is not.

D) A Horse/Rider combination showing at more than two levels during the competition year will only be eligible for awards at the two highest levels shown. This is still in effect even if the minimum requirements as listed in section 5 below are not met at the highest level shown. For example, a Horse/Rider Combination (showing at Training, First, and Second Level during the year), who fail to meet the eligibility requirements for Second Level, is still only eligible for First Level awards.

E) At the beginning of the Awards year Adult Amateur riders must choose to ride either Open or Adult Amateur. To be eligible for an Adult Amateur award you must qualify for the Amateur status under the US Equestrian Federation. Simultaneous competition in both divisions is not allowed.

F) A Horse/Rider Combination that has won a year-end Championship for a particular level will no longer be eligible for awards at that level or any lower level. The exceptions to this rule are Grand Prix, Junior FEI and Young Rider FEI levels. A Horse/Rider combination that has WON a year-end Championship award in the Freestyle/Pas De Deux division or the Young Horse Division may compete in those divisions again but at a higher level.

G) Once a Horse/Rider Combination has qualified for a Recognized Show Award, the Horse/Rider combination can not qualify for a shooling show award at that level or any level below.

H) Restricted classes which are not open to all competitors, such as breed, pony and championship, are not eligible to count toward year-end awards.

I) The awards year will run from October 1st through September 30th of the following year. Since the GDCTA membership year runs from December 1st through November 30th., members are encouraged to rejoin early to avoid problems with eligibility.

2. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Open, Adult Amateur, and Junior/Young Rider.

3. Awards will be offered at USEF Training through Fourth Levels, Prix St. Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, Grand

Prix, Junior FEI, Young Rider FEI, and Young Horse Division (see A below). As well as awards for Musical Freestyles in one “open” category at each level.

A. Young Horse Division Award for 4-5-6 year olds: To be eligible a Horse/Rider Combination must have at least three scores; for 5 and 6 year-olds two must be from the “Final” test of the level from two different judges at two different shows. A minimum score of 6.0 or higher is needed to qualify. Scores do not have to come from a Markel/USEF Designated Qualifying Competition, however all scores must be from a test judged by an S-judge. B. Calculations for Freestyle/Pas de Deux (both FEI and the new USDF/USEF) awards are different from all other


awards: only 3 scores of 63% or above are needed to qualify. The best 3 scores earned will be averaged to arrive at the percentage used to determine winners in each class. 4. Scores from all USEF and USDF Recognized dressage events conducted in the continental United States will be eligible for inclusion in this Awards program regardless of region. The only exception to this is that scores from Regional Championship classes will NOT be counted. 5. Dressage Awards are based on percentage scores and not placing in a class. Award results will be tabulated by taking the average of the top qualifying scores depending on level.

6. No changes to the awards standings can be made after October 31st of the current competition year. 7. The GDCTA Board of Directors reserves the right to divide or combine divisions or categories as it sees fit during the competition year.

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2018 Eventing Year-End Award Rules for USEA RECOGNIZED SHOWS

1. All awards will be based on a horse/rider combination meeting these eligibility requirements.

A) To be eligible a Horse/Rider Combination must complete at least three USEA Endorsed/Recognized competitions. ONE dressage score must be 43 or fewer penalty points. (Preliminary level and above need one dressage score of 45 or better) Through Training Level, TWO must have a Clear XC (no jump penalties). Preliminary and above must have ONE clear XC (no jump penalties). Horse and Rider must complete the event. No scores will be awarded if they were eliminated, retired, or withdrew. B) Scores no longer have to be submitted to GDCTA to count, but will be based on the official show and score results posted at useventing.com. However, you must be a GDCTA member and have indicated that you wish to participate in the awards program AT THE TIME SCORES ARE EARNED. You may register your intent to participate by checking the appropriate box on the membership form when you join or by contacting the Membership Chair. Riders must have been a member at the time scores were earned. C) A list of members participating in the awards program will be kept on the website. It is the competitor’s responsibility to check frequently to make sure that their name is on the list and to contact the Recognized Awards Chairperson if it is not. D) At the beginning of the Awards year Adult Amateur riders must choose to compete for either Open or Adult Amateur. To be eligible for an Adult Amateur award you must qualify for the Amateur status under the US Equestrian Federation. You are not required to hold an Adult Amateur card. Junior riders compete under Junior classification.

E) A Horse/Rider Combination that has WON a year-end Championship in a Junior or Adult Amateur division will no longer be able to submit scores for that division. You may, however, compete for an Open division award in any further year. Once a Horse/Rider combination has WON an Open Recognized award, they are no longer eligible for an award at that level, or lower. F) Once a Horse/Rider Combination has qualified for a Recognized Show Award, the Horse/Rider combination can not qualify for a schooling show award at that level or any level below. G) The awards year will run from October 1st through September 30th of the following year. Since the GDCTA membership year runs from December 1st through November 30th, members are encouraged to rejoin early to avoid problems with eligibility. 2. Awards will be offered at BN, N, T P and I/A (Intermediate and/or Advanced). BN, N and T will be split into Adult Amateur, Junior Rider and Open Divisions. P will be split into Open and Junior Rider divisions. I/A will have only one Open Division.

3. Scores from all USEA Recognized events conducted in the continental United States will be eligible for inclusion in this Awards program regardless of region. Only one score may be from a USEA CT. The only exception to this is that scores from Area and National Championship (AEC) classes will NOT be counted. Restricted classes which are not open to all competitors, such as breed, pony and championship, are not eligible to count toward year-end awards. 4. Eventing awards are based on penalty points and not placing in a class. Award results will be tabulated by taking the average of the 3 lowest total penalty points. All scores earned at a star competition will be counted as two scores at two separate competitions. 5. No changes to the awards standings can be made after October 31st of the current competition year. 6. The GDCTA Board of Directors reserves the right to divide or combine divisions or categories as it sees fit during the competition year.

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2018 Dressage Year-End Award Rules for “GDCTA RECOGNIZED” SCHOOLING SHOWS

1. All awards will be based on a horse/rider combination meeting these eligibility requirements.

A) To be eligible a Horse/Rider Combination must submit at least seven scores, two from the highest test of the level

from two different judges at two different shows. Each score must be at least 55%.

B) All scores submitted must be postmarked or emailed within 20 days of the close of each competition show date

and must be submitted on a current GDCTA Rider Report Form found in the annual membership package and on the

website. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet these criteria. Scores can be submitted online, emailed or mailed. Riders should keep copies of all paperwork submitted.

C) All submitted scores reports will be confirmed by the scorekeeper via email within 7 days of receipt. If

confirmation is not received, it is the rider's responsibility to check with the scorekeeper before 30 days from the date of the

show have elapsed (ie, the total time allowed for reporting after the scores are earned is 30 days). D) A Horse/Rider combination showing at more than two levels during the competition year will only be eligible for

awards at the two highest levels shown. If the minimum requirements as listed in 2(A) above are not met at the highest level,

eligibility for the lowest level is still lost. For example, a Horse/Rider Combination competing at Introductory, Training, and First Level failing to meet the eligibility requirements for First Level is still only eligible for Training Level awards. E) – A Horse/Rider Combination qualifying at any given level in the USDF Recognized Show program is

not eligible for the GDCTA Schooling Show Award Program for the current show year at that level or below. You must show at the next level higher at the schooling show to qualify for a schooling show award.

F) A Horse/Rider Combination that has WON a year-end Championship for a particular level will no longer be eligible for awards at that level or below. A Horse/Rider combination that has WON a year-end Championship award in the Freestyle/Pas De Deux division may compete in that division again but at a higher level.

G) Riders must be current GDCTA members at the time the scores are earned. H) A list of members participating in the awards program will be kept on the website. It is the competitor's responsibility to check frequently to make sure that their name is on the list and to contact the Awards Chairperson if it is not.

2. Professional, Adult and Junior. A professional is defined to be anyone engages in the activities described in USEF rule

GR1306 3. Awards will be offered at USDF Introductory Level, USA Equestrian Training through Second Levels only. Freestyle/Pas De Deux awards will be offered in training, first or second level but will all compete for one award in Senior and Junior categories combined. 4. Scores from all GDCTA-Recognized Schooling Shows will be eligible for inclusion in this Awards program. Please note that a

horse/rider combination riding more than once in any class during any given show may only submit the score of the first ride

to count toward GDCTA year-end awards. All subsequent rides are not eligible for submission to GDCTA. Please note that only the first ride may be submitted to GDCTA for year-end awards even if it has a lower score than subsequent rides in the same class at the same show.

5. At Combined Test competitions, only rides designated as “dressage only”class will be eligible for inclusion in this awards program. You may compete in both a CT and “dressage only" class at a schooling show, but only your “dressage only”class will be eligible for inclusion not your CT dressage test.

6. Dressage Awards are based on percentage scores and not placings in a class. Awards results will be tabulated by your

top 5 scores. Calculations for Freestyle/Pas de Deux awards are different from all other awards: You need 3 scores of 63% or above to qualify. The best 3 scores submitted will be averaged to arrive at the percentage used to determine placings in

each division. 7. The awards year will run from October 1st of the previous year to September 30th of the current competition year. Since the GDCTA membership year runs December 1st through November 30th, members are encouraged to rejoin early to avoid problems with eligibility. 8. No changes to the awards standings can be made after October 31st of the current competition year.

9. The GDCTA Board of Directors reserves the right to divide or combine divisions or categories as it sees fit during the competition year.

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2018 Eventing Year-End Award Rules for “GDCTA-RECOGNIZED�SCHOOLING SHOWS

1. All awards will be based on a horse/rider combination meeting these eligibility requirements.

A) To be eligible a Horse/Rider Combination must submit at least three scores from GDCTA Recognized shows. ONE dressage score must be 45 or fewer penalty points. TWO clear jumping rounds must be submitted. These jump rounds can be in either XC or stadium, or both. You can earn BOTH clear rounds at one three phase with no XC or Stadium jump penalties. Horse and Rider must complete the event. No scores will be awarded if they were eliminated, retired, or withdrew.

B) All scores submitted must be postmarked or emailed within 20 days of the close of each competition show date and must be submitted on a current GDCTA Rider Report Form found in the annual membership package and on the website. Scores will not be accepted if they do not meet these criteria. Scores can be submitted online, emailed or mailed. Riders should keep copies of all paperwork submitted.

C) All submitted scores reports will be confirmed by the scorekeeper via email within 7 days of receipt. If confirmation is not received, it is the rider's responsibility to check with the scorekeeper before 30 days from the date of the show have elapsed (ie, the total time allowed for reporting after the scores are earned is 30 days). D) A Horse/Rider combination showing at more than two levels during the competition year will only be eligible for awards at the two highest levels shown. If the minimum requirements as listed in 1(A) above are not met at the highest level, eligibility for the lowest level is still lost. For example, a Horse/Rider Combination competing at Tadpole, Beginner Novice and Novice failing to meet eligibility requirements for Novice is still only eligible for Beginner Novice awards. E) A Horse/Rider Combination qualifying at any given level in the USEA Recognized Program is not eligible for the GDCTA Schooling Show Awards Program at that level or below. Riding in USDF Recognized dressage and GDCTA Recognized Schooling Eventing IS permitted, as IS riding in USEA Recognized Eventing and GDCTA Recognized Schooling dressage. If riding USEA recognized Eventing and GDCTA RecognizedSchooling Eventing, the Schooling Eventing MUST be at a higher level than the USEA Recognized Eventing level. F) A Horse/Rider Combination that has WON a Year-End Championship for a particular level will no longer be eligible for awards at that level or below. G) Riders must be current GDCTA members at the time the scores are earned. H) A list of members participating in the awards program will be kept on the website. It is the competitor's responsibility to check frequently to make sure that their name is on the list and to contact the Awards Chairperson if it is not. 2. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Professional, Adult and Junior. A professional is defined to be anyone engages in the activities described in USEF rule GR1306. 3. Awards will be offered at Amoeba, Tadpole, Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training.

4. Scores from all GDCTA Recognized events conducted in the continental United States will be eligible for inclusion in this Awards program. Please note that a horse/rider combination riding more than once in any class during any given show may only submit the score of the first ride to count toward GDCTA year-end awards. All subsequent rides are not eligible for submission to GDCTA. Please note that only the first ride may be submitted to GDCTA for year-end awards even if it has a higher score than subsequent rides in the same class at the same show. 5. Eventing awards are based on total penalty points and not placing in a class. Award results will be tabulated by taking the average of the 3 lowest total penalty points.

6. The awards year will run from October 1st of the previous year to September 30th of the current competition year. Since the GDCTA membership year runs December 1st through November 30th, members are encouraged to rejoin early to avoid problems with eligibility. 7. No Changes to the awards standings can be made after Oct. 31st of the current competition year.

8. The GDCTA Board of Directors reserves the right to divide or combine divisions or categories as it sees fit during the competition year.

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2018 Official GDCTA Directory Ad Form ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS! GDCTA is preparing the online 2018 Membership Directory. Do you have a business or offer a service that the membership should be aware of? Place your ad in one of the most highly used publications of Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association membership!

Let GDCTA members know what you have to offer! GDCTA 2018 DIRECTORY ADVERTISING RATES Business Card (3-1/2�w x 2�H) Half Page Full Page Inside Front Cover

$30 $75 $150 $250

PRODUCTION READY ADS Please send form and payment by March 31, 2018 to: GDCTA (address below), with your ad to size in one of the acceptable formats. All ads must be digital. All ads can be either be b&w or color. Ads should be submitted via email, preferably in .pdf, .jpg, .gif, or .tiff format.

Members Only:

Additional Business Listings

$10 ea.

Advertisers assume liability for all content of printed material and advertisements. Advertisers also assume responsibility for any claims arising therefrom and made against GDCTA.

Please select your ad size below

[ ] Members only: TwoFREE Business Listings. [ ] Cover (circle one: inside front, inside back) [ ] Full Page [ ] Business Card

[ ] Half Page [ ] Additional Business Listing(s) How Many?

Name Company Name

Deadline for receipt of artwork and payment is March 31, 2018

Address City, State, Zip Phone Email

Please fill out and mail completed form along with the appropriate payment for the indicated ad size to:

Web Site

GDCTA

FREE Business Listing 2

Members only: FREE Business Listing 1

c/0 June Brewer

PAYMENT METHOD

3101 Kirkwood Dr

[ ] Check: Enclosed is a check made out to GDCTA.

Kennesaw, GA 30144

[ ] Credit Card: Visa, Master Card and AMEX ONLY:

678-677-4404 Cell

Number:

webmaster@gdcta.org

Expiration Date: Name on card: Billing Address:

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Security Code:

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Collected Remarks is the official publication of the Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc. (GDCTA).

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