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Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc.

March 2018

GDCTA is a Group Member Organization of USDF. Their members are automatically USDF Group Members

2018 GDCTA Officers Cover Photo... Emily Beckwith with Socorro Photo courtesy of Erin Wheeler Sweet Fresno Atlanta Equestrian Photography

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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 website Contact Us page.

Newsletter Submission Guidelines

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© (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 compatible. Articles taking political positions or promotional in nature will not be considered for publication.

‘Collected Remarks’ reserves the right to reject any advertising or article deemed to be unsuitable for this newsletter. • 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 be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word formats only. • Editorial contributions of 600 words or less (accompanied by photos with permission to publish, if applicable) are welcomed although publication cannot be guaranteed. • GDCTA is not responsible for the opinions and statements expressed in signed articles or 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.


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

Corresponding Secretary: maryloufreil@gmail.com

Mary Lou Freil Ph. 770-330-2489

Joanne Morse Ph. 770-313-6283

Treasurer: Peter West pwest@radix-conxulting.com 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 Ph. 404-245-6688 amanda@epiphany-farm.com Erin McCloud mcclouderinl@gmail.com

Ph. 404-538-6749

Elizabeth Molloy Ph. 770-634-4089 missliz@taramiaridingschool.com

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: Mary Lou Freil gdctamembership@gmail.com Ph: 770-330-2489 Fax: 770-727-0146 Newsletter Editor: Penny Morse designonpenny@yahoo.com Ph: 770-316-8655 Insurance: Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net Ph: 770-713-4025 Schooling Show Recognition: Chris Hutchings gdcta.shows@gmail.com Ph: 404-630-9133 Web Site Manager: horseprint@aol.com

June Brewer Ph: 678-677-4404

Table of Contents Meeting Minutes Summary........................4, 7 Equipped to Clip............................................ 5-6 My GERL - The China Doll Story................... 8 Trainers’ Symposium...................................... 9 Thank You, Donors!........................................11 Seasoned and Sexy.........................................12 Calendar.............................................................14 Membership Form..........................................15 Award Program...............................................16 Membership Directory Form......................22


Board Meeting Overview February 19, 2018

• President Caren Caverly called the regular meeting of the GDCTA to order on February 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Shannondale Farm, 2395 Birmingham RD, Alpharetta , GA 30004 • A roll call was performed by Recording Secretary, Joanne Morse. A quorum of the board consisting of Caren Caverly, Rebecca Bowman, Peri Lambros, Erin McCloud, Liz Molloy, Joanne Morse, Julie Shannon, Mary Lou Freil Amanda Garner, Ken Berry, Susan Collins, and Perter West were present. Also in attendance were Chris Hutchings and Lori Goodwin. The minutes of the regular meeting for January 15, 2018, were read and approved as corrected • Reports: Continued on page 7


Are You Equipped to Clip? By Morgan Osbaldeston

I started body clipping horses over ten years ago when my own horse needed to be clipped. With many of my equine expenses, my parents agreed to buy the first “entry-level” item of whatever was needed, and I was responsible for the next. The first time my horse was clipped, we paid the professional extra to give me first-person tips for successful clipping while I watched. I practiced many times that winter, re-clipping even though there wasn’t much hair regrowth and there were no upcoming shows. Eventually, I was clipping for all of my barn mates and four years ago, I officially became ‘CLIPclop’, clipping horses at farms across Atlanta and North Georgia. There are the three things I tell people they need when clipping a horse: Time, Patience and Tools. If you are missing anyone of these items, call a professional clipper who should have plenty of each! Let’s take a quick look at what I mean. Time As a professional, it takes me approximately 2.5 hours for a clip on a well-behaved horse. When I first started, it often took me four hours. Now it takes me approximately 30 minutes to do the body, 30 minutes to do the head and 15 minutes for each leg. The extra thirty minutes typically comes from “wiggle room” when I get slowed down for a fidgety leg or head being tossed, or maybe the grain cart is coming down the aisle and the horse is distracted. If it’s your first time clipping, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of time. You don’t have to do it all in one day, though stretching it over too many days will leave you with uneven areas as the hair grows back in and stands at different lengths due to fluctuating temperatures.

Patience This is probably the most important part of being prepared to clip any horse. Even when your horse runs out of patience, you need plenty of it left in your emotional bank! If it is your or your horse’s first time clipping, don’t go for an all-out “spa day”. Riding, bathing, mane pulling, farrier … keep those all on a different day and make clipping the only thing you need to do that day. Your horse isn’t used to standing in the crossties all day and being fussed with. That said; do spend time in your barn routine prior to clipping to get your horse used to standing for extended periods of time in the crossties. Many of them are used to only standing for 15-30 minutes for their normal grooming routine. Set your horse up for success!

While you do not have a lot of control over your horse’s patience level, you do have control over your own. Be very aware of your own emotions as you head to the barn. Did your teens test you this morning? Was it a rough day at work? You’ll need to set aside any biases or emotions your day may be projecting on you 5 and settle in for the task at hand.

Be empathetic with the horse as you are clipping. Many of my hunter/jumper clients will snap their legs up when the clippers cross over the fronts of their cannon bones. This can be frustrating, but I can’t get mad at them and neither should you they are trained that if they hit something with the front of their legs, they should lift their legs higher! Other horses do not like their ears clipped - but if I were a horse and my ears were my primary sense against predators, I’d be pretty protective of them, too! Remember that the horse doesn’t know what clippers are and this is a very unnatural activity for them. I rarely “get after” a horse while clipping and find that quiet persistence is the best method. Handling horse attitudes is the hardest part of clipping - it definitely takes patience!

Tools This might be the easiest part of being prepared for a clip! You will need a pair of body clippers, a fresh blade, blade wash, blade coolant, and clipper oil. There are many kinds of clippers available on the market. Most people are familiar with the large, bulky body clippers which come in a carry toolbox. They have grown a reputation for being heavy, blowing hair all over you, and being difficult to get into small crevices with. I have found that there are many smaller and more ergonomical brands available that pack plenty of power to cut through all types of coats. However, small ear trimmers aren’t going to make a dent in a horse’s coat!


REPORTS Continued from Page 4

•Gala: A committee is being created to handle barn baskets and silent auction items. This has become a necessary step as the Gala continues to grow. Rebecca Bowman has been put in charge of this committee and any members of GDCTA are welcome to join. •Horse Show Recognition: Applications for shows are steadily coming in. There has been an issue with submissions and payments paid on the website not going through. Chris is working with June Brewer to resolve this issue ASAP. •Insurance: GDCTA has renewed their insurance for the year. Insurance for clinics and shows must be received no later than 10 days before the event. •Youth: New members are currently being selected for the youth committee. •Sponsorship: Finding sponsors for GDCTA events is a big job. A committee has been formed to share the role in finding sponsors. Current members of GDCTA that are not board members are encouraged to join this committee. •Kudzu Klinics: Kathy Duffy is currently working on 4 clinics for the year. •Collegiate: Amanda Garner has made great strides spreading information and creating interest in the collegiate program. •Grant: Grants are open and the deadline is in June. •Yearbook: Ads are steadily coming in for the annual yearbook. The deadline for ads has been extended. Money must be paid by March 1st. All ads must be in by March 15th. •Old Business: E-mail blast going out to all members. Will include info on joining committees, Grants, Yearbook, and the Trainer Symposium. •New Business: Budgets were submitted for this year’s events. All the budgets were reviewed and approved. •Meeting was adjourned at 8:51 pm. Our next meeting will be on March 19, 2018 at Shannondale Farm at 7:00 pm.



TRAINERS’ SYMPOSIUM: Solutions for Dressage Training Collaborative with Anne Gribbons, Jeremy Steinberg, and Chris Hickey APRIL 7-8, 2018 Hosted by GDCTA Shannondale Farm USEF Elite Training Center 2395 Birmingham Road Milton, Georgia

This symposium is designed for all trainers and serious dressage riders/enthusiasts. The idea behind the program is to collaborate with others to provide creative solutions to common problems we face as dressage riders. Trainers are often segregated from each other regarding training and we often don’t have access to programs where we can work together without fear of criticism. Even though there’s a participating audience, there are so many ideas being presented at one time that no one feels incorrect or singled out. The idea that trainers and riders can be exposed to multiple ways to address a problem allows for change without fear of mistakes. The lead instructors will guide the discussion among the rider-trainer panel and general audience regarding Training Solutions for each horse/rider combination presented. The concept is to improve overall dressage training and lead us to a better understanding of possible solutions. With audience participation, the instructors can better educate those that need experience and knowledge about dressage training in an applicable setting.

Auditors are required to make this event really work well so we hope you will plan to be there! USDF University Accredited.

Participating Auditors $75 full day, includes lunch OR $40 half day (AM or PM, no lunch) Tickets http://bit.ly/trainerssymposium



outheast Schooling Show Championships September 29th and 30th 2018 at

Opening Date August 7th 2018

Participating States: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana.

Introducing Collegiate Challenge Awards Look for details the end of February!!! For information and qualifications go to www.chatthillseventing.com/SESSC


Thank you to the following members for their generous donations to GDCTA in 2018 Micaela Leslie Laura Jessica Lori L. Caryl Sandra Beverly Rebecca Erin Isabelle Mary Charlotte Nan Carden Fred M. Allison Pat Susan Lucy Theresa Sandra Dana Richard Susan Emily Seth Karen Mary Bess Susan M. Leeanna Lily Grace Martine Paula Justine Kellie Liesel Judith C. Paula

Acree Allen Beachem Beier Bell Berzack Bielawski Bowman Bowman Braden Braden Bryant Buckner Burdette Burdette Burkell Burns Burns Calhoun Campbell Carnet Clark Cohn Collins Copeland Copeland Crawford Davis Day Dick Draper Duff Dunson Eberhart Ellis Fazekas Fiorentino Fisher

Miranda Ciera Abigail Jean Corbett Michelle B. Susan Linden H. Pagan Abigail Verlia Renee Julie Ballard Paula Juliet Hannah Maylyn Brooke Linda Allisa Paige Melody Mikensey Elizabeth Elizabeth Leigh Rebecca Ashleigh Alice Andrea L. Eleanor Valerie Elaine Creigh Christi Sarah Janie Carol Elleene J. 11

Flowers Foley Ford Fowler Futral Gampfer Gaspar Gilman Goodwin Gower Hall Haralson Harwell Hess Hewitt Hinson Hollis Hudson Huestis Huff Jackson Johansen Jones Kane Kent-Scherzer Kestle, DVM Kinsley Kline Krakovsky Lawson Levin McAllister McNeil Meyers Mitchell Montgomery Morgan Morgan

Gabriele Sarah C. Kimberly Wisti Leslie Hailey Marlene Patricia V. Janie Robin G Margaret Shelley Gillian Aubrey Leila Holly Betty G. Kimberly Susan Helena Elizabeth Richard Brad Paige Alethea Claudia Jennifer Joanna Marie Sylvia Chandilyn India Cheryl Rachael M. Linda Sara Lauren Marlene E. Hallie

Mueller Murphy Murray Nelson O'Neal-Olsen Palmer Perez Powell Pride Puryear Putnal Rahiya Robinson Sabatino Saxe Scherzer Smith Sosebee Stern Stokes Syribeys Taylor Thatcher Thorson Tinkle Tomaselli Tucker Vonderheyden Wade Wicker Wilkinson Williams Williams Wobeck Wolfe Wright Young Zimmerman


easoned and exy Amoeba Challenge by Kaitlin Macias

You really think this is sexy?

The crowd wild with excitement! Ready when you are!

Saturday February 24th 2018 was the kickoff weekend for Poplar Place Farm. It was more than just the first show of 2018 for the long time facility. It was the first show for new owner Launa DesPortes. It was the first show with new jumps, a freshly pressure washed barn, and the first event in many years for about 50 competitors in the “Seasoned and Sexy Amoeba Challenge”. Despite some learning experiences for the staff, all of whom have taken on fresh responsibilities, it was a fun and entertaining weekend to enjoy the updated grounds of Poplar Place Farm. With a 185 competitor schooling show also taking place, Jennifer McClure stepped up to be office manager, and Stacy Duncan handled and acquired volunteers throughout the day. Shelly Page kept up with the scoring while also keeping everyone focused.

Photos courtesy of Alex Sabren, Betsy Flournoy, Lucile Flournoy, Jessie Rudelich and Stacy Ducan

2020 Olympics?

Passed! Cheers!!!! How fast is this jog?

You said we were done with all this!

Does this pink bow really make me look sexy?


The real thrill for the day was the “Seasoned” crowd. The “Seasoned and Sexy Amoeba Challenge” was the brainchild of Mikki Johansen. The premise was that a competitor had to be over 40, and not have competed for 10 or more years. The Empty Nesters, whose love of horses never flew the coop, jumped on the chance to compete again against their peers instead of the under 10 crowd that usually dominates the Amoeba division. A Facebook group became dedicated to the challenge and comments, questions, and pure joy of working towards their own equestrian goals had my phone pinging, and me smiling, multiple times a day. These ladies and men! (Go Clint Irvin and Patrick Vin Zant!) all showed us they’ve still got it.

GDCTA Dressage Shows 2018 Georgia International Horse Park Conyers, Georgia

 May 12-13: Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II  September 1-2: Labor Day Classic I & II  October 12-14: Great American/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships & Atlanta National Fall Dressage

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CALENDAR (GDCTA events in red)

USEF/USDF/USEA, 2018 Show Season May 12-13 Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern Sep 1-2 Labor Day Classic I & II Oct 12-14 Region 3 Championships


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Milton Milton

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Clinics & Symposiums & More

Mar 17 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr 14 Apr 14 Apr 21-22 Apr 28 Apr 28 May 5 May 5 May 19 May 19 May 19-20 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 22 Aug 4-5 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 25 Sep 8-9 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 22

Trainers' Symposium Laura Graves Dressage Stephen Bradley Eventing Stephen Bradley Eventing

GDCTA-Recognized Schooling Shows (green=pending), 2018 Show Season

North Atlanta Dressage and 3-Phase AYDC Series at the Horse Park North Atlanta Dressage and 3-Phase LEAF Oxer Farm Spring Into Show Season Southeastern Thoroughbred Showcase LEAF The Welcome Farm Spring Classic AYDC Series at the Horse Park Chattahoochee Hills Oxer Farm Foxberry Farn 3-Ph, CT, Dressage LEAF North Atlanta Dressage and 3-Phase Oxer Farm AYDC Series at the Horse Park LEAF AYDC Series at the Horse Park Oxer Farm Foxberry Farn 3-Ph, CT, Dressage Big Cheese Schooling HT & CT North Atlanta Dressage and 3-Phase Jumping Into the Stars GDCTA Summer Finals Big Cheese Schooling HT & CT AYDC Series at the Horse Park Oxer Farm AYDC Series at the Horse Park North Atlanta Dressage and 3-Phase Foxberry Farn 3-Ph, CT, Dressage LEAF Oxer Farm The Welcome Farm Fall Classic Southeast Schooling Show Sep 29-30 Championship

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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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