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Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc. July/August 2018

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


In This Issue

In Appreciation of Our Sponsors

STORIES 5 - Century Club Robin Peterson 10/11 - AREA III Highlights 12/13 - Mustangs at Wills Park

There are many ways individuals, companies, and organizations contribute to our organization, all of which help us create great experiences for our members. We could not host events or shows without such generous participation from these sponsors. We invite you to take a moment to view our sponsor logos below and click on the Sponsors website page for a complete list gdcta.org/gdcta-sponsors. Please consider supporting these generous organizations.

BITS 6 - GDCTA Hot Topics 9 - Youth Corner 15 - Calendar 20 - Donors 3 - Sponsors 21 - Meeting Highlights 22 - Membership Form 23 - Contact Us

On the Cover

Ashley Selembo Sweet Georgia Brown PHOTO: Liz Crawley




inducted into special group of senior dressage riders and horses on August 25th at the Oxer Farm Schooling Show in Clermont, Georgia. The ages of Robin and her horse, Cupid’s Cash, qualify them to become members of The Dressage Foundation's Century Club. The Century Club recognizes dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more. Robin is 73 years old, and Cupid’s Cash is 28. In addition to having ages totaling 100 or more, horse and rider perform a dressage test of any level at a dressage show and are scored by a dressage judge. The Dressage Foundation provides a Century Club ribbon and wall plaque to each horse and rider team. Local dressage clubs, family and friends help to make the ride into a celebratory event. The Century Club was formed at The Dressage Foundation in 1996, at the suggestion of noted dressage judge and instructor, Dr. Max Gahwyler. The intent was to encourage older dressage riders to remain active in the sport. Since that time, the Century Club has grown into a meaningful and popular endeavor and has more than 300 members to-date. TDF's Century Club is sponsored by Platinum Performance. "At Platinum Performance horse health is our mission. Since 1996, we’ve been committed to providing high quality equine nutritional supplements that are developed, tested, and made with care to ensure results.” Visit www.platinumperformance.com/equine for more information.


THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels. For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org. For more information about The Dressage Foundation or the Century Club, please contact Jenny Johnson, Executive Director at (402) 434-8585 or visit www.dressagefoundation.org

Here you'll find What You Need to Know! Find more at GDCTA.org.


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Aug 4 Kudzu Klinic: Centaur Session with Karen Kreider at Wills Park Nov 17-18 Stephen Bradley Eventing at Full Gallop Farm

affairs of the organization. Board memberships are not set up to be permanent positions, but are either 1- or 2-year positions. If you are interested in joining the board, attend a meeting or contact


the nominating committee Amanda Garner 404-245-6688 GDCTAcollegiateprogram@gmail.com

Liz Molloy 770-634-4089 missliz@taramiaridingschool.com

We look forward to your articles, ladies. Congratulations! The inaugural issue of the GDCTA


Collected Remarks Living the Dream:

Schooling Shows:  Aug 4-5 Summer Finals at Wills Park  Oct 26-28 D4K ATL Youth Festival at the Horse Park

A Year in Review 2017 yearbook has

USEF/USDF:  Sept 1-2 Labor Day Classic I &II at the Horse Park  Region 3 Dressage Championships & ANFD at the Horse Park


Aug 4 GDCTA Youth Committee Educational Clinic at Wills Park

been released. Additional copies are

AWARDS GALA Save the Date! January 26, 2019 at the Alpharetta Marriott

available for purchase here: http://bit.ly/gdctayrbk or on the Facebook page.

JOIN THE GDCTA COMMUNITY GDCTA Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gdcta/

BOARD OF DIRECTORS It's nomination time! The board of directors is the governing body of a nonprofit. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities. Board members meet monthly on the 3rd Monday to discuss and vote on the


GDCTA Youth Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gdctayouth/ GDCTA Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/gdcta/ GDCTA Instagram: @gdcta @gdctayouth

GDCTA Summer Finals Dressage & Combined Training Schooling Show

Aug 4-5

Closing Date: July 27 Wills Park Equestrian Alpharetta, GA Lisa Seger Insurance AA Medal Championships Dressage Seat Equitation Championships Western Dressage Classes Show Jumping Rounds (NON-JUDGED) GDCTA recognized “GAHA Participating” Show



GDCTA AWARDS CHAIR Recognized & Schooling Shows Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net 770-713-4025


YOUTH CORNER GDCTA Youth Council - This Month

The GDCTA Youth Council has been busy planning the GDCTA Youth Educational Clinic set for Saturday, August 4th at the Summer Finals Schooling Show. The clinic will feature lectures on the topics of USDF rules, musical freestyles, and scribing. There will also be a hands-on, interactive demo on braiding and show grooming. Riders interested can email Liz Molloy at missliz@taramiaridingschool.com with their entry form or sign up in the show office. Entry form is located on the GDCTA website and GDCTA Youth Facebook page. We hope to see you there!

COMING SOON - The GDCTA Youth Council will host a USDF Youth Team Competition at the Labor Day Classic recognized dressage show on September 1-2. Teams consist of at least three riders. Each team must work together to accomplish a scavenger hunt and participate in a stall-decorating contest. Awards are tallied based on team participation and average scores from the Saturday dressage competition. Mark your calendars and join us for two full days of fun and teamwork!

Team: Equi-Elites Region 3 Youth Championships 2017 Left: Caitlyn Bennett on Soleil; Middle: Valerie Bennett; Right: Lauren Wright on Balios

By Penny Morse The Area lll Eventing Championships is one of the events I work on throughout the year. Getting the right vendors; making sure there is entertainment and the biggest job of all, having enough volunteers so the show runs smoothly! While everyone wanders around enjoying the event, there is that ‘someone’ running around like a mad dog, hoping it all goes right! 2018 was a very successful year. This year it was held over here days, which made the volunteers happier and took the stress off the organizers and the riders. The weekend before is a regular horse trials, and it was hot, but due to the exceptional amount of rain this summer, the conditions were perfect. This was the start of the build up to the Championships. Tuesday evening there was the Twilight Jumper Show, with super conditions and a great group of riders, all excited for the week. July 4th was celebrated at the lake, with fireworks and a cookout, getting everyone in a party mood. By Thursday the horses were coming in and the Championship riders were ready for their Dressage rides Friday morning. Once again, the weather was kind, and the Friday went well. The Official Opening of the Championship started Friday evening with the Opening Ceremonies. The Championship Riders danced their way into the arena where they stood for the National Anthem and watching the Flag being carried by Anthea Shelton from The Coweta County 4H. Then it became time for the Bouncy Ball Races! Yes, there is nothing like starting the event off

with a no holds barred Bouncy Ball contest. It was not an easy race. They had to bounce over a jump pole, get an apple out of a bucket of water with their teeth only, and then bounce back to their team, and tag the next rider. With four in a team, it involved a certain amount of questionable unsportsmanlike behavior, but the crowd screamed with delight and laughter as the riders bounced themselves over the course! There were ten teams, and four qualified for the final. As the rain gently sprinkled upon us, cooling the air, the fun completion was won by the team from Jade Anderson Eventing who accepted their Chocolate Basket with delight.


The girls sponsored by Mags Mobile Tack Shop won the ‘Best Dressed’ Team. Rain prevented the fun from returning on the Saturday, but we will repeat the fun in the future and all the Bouncy Ball Horses finished unscathed and returned to their barn, ready to come out again another day!

After the Friday night fun, Saturday was Cross Country for the Championship riders. The rain shower the night before had made the conditions perfect. The course was tough and long, but as long as the rider paid attention and the horse was fit, it was an exciting course to ride. There were some spills, but all in all the riders fared well and returned to the skies opening up when they were all in.

Mary Bess Davis on Firestone

Julie Richards on CS Carrera Cyndi Phillips on 3rd Times the Charm

Kaitlyn Brittendall on Blyth's Madeline GS

Sunday was Stadium Jumping Day, and it was exciting to see all the riders warming up and getting ready to compete for that first prize. There is always that anticipation, that even going into the last phase of the competition with poles in hand, it is never a sure thing. There were lots of ooohs and ahhhs from the crowd as some of the poles stayed in place and some were not so forgiving! At the end of the day, our local riders had done us proud! Kaitlyn Brittendall won the Junior Novice Championships on Blyth's Madeline GS. Mary Bess Davis, on Firestone, finished second, in the Training Championships Division and Julie Richards also bringing home the red ribbon on CS Carrera in the Preliminary Championships division. Cyndy Philips won the Senior Training Rider Championships Division leading throughout the completion, on 3rd Times the Charm. Kaitlyn Brittendall on Blyth's Madeline GS


Caroline Dannemiller on Tops

Julie Richards on CS Carrera

Mustangs at Wills Park By Caitlyn Bennett

Photos: Sophia Lewis Photography

On Friday, July 6th, I attended the Ticket to Ride event. The competition is a hunter/jumper show that benefits the Mustang and Wild Horse Rescue of Georgia (MWHR). Last year at this event, I rode my mustang Hocus Pocus in a dressage demo, but this year I attended to support other ambassadors who exhibited their horses in an array of disciplines. A few trainers brought their mustangs to the competition and demonstrated the versatility of the breed. GDCTA member, June Brewer, showed off the breed’s capabilities in the dressage ring. Her horse, RU Marley (Roo), has competed to Fourth Level and was June’s equine partner that helped her earn her USDF Bronze Medal. Roo completed his pattern at Ticket to Ride with natural finesse and submission. Together, they looked elegant. Erica Eades brought Basil, a four-year-old mustang mare with whom she completed the 2016 Junior Mustang Makeover. Erica exhibited Basil on the long line, maneuvering her through cones and over jumps. Afterward, she displayed Basil’s favorite trick of lying down on command, and she allowed us to share in watching Basil’s sixth ride under saddle. Basil demonstrated the easy personality of the breed and its trainability. The demonstration brought a light-hearted, fun feel to the event, drawing in lots of spectators. Later, Sophie Clark demonstrated liberty work with one of MWHR’s adoptable horses, Seger. The executive director of the rescue, Elizabeth Montgomery, explained that Seger lost a lot of confidence when he was brought in; however, through work with Sophie, he has come out of his shell and now excels through in-hand liberty work. Sophie plans to have Seger under saddle by the end of the year. It was amazing to watch the two together, working off of each other’s cues. Along with the demonstrations, MWHR hosted a tack sale and silent auction, each benefiting the rescue. I shopped around the sale, picking up some items for my horses and supporting the great cause. My horses got fly masks and bell boots, which allowed a horse at MWHR to receive the care and comfort they need. 12

But that is not all, Ticket to Ride also hosted a series of fun games that all supported the rescue. In Ride-A-Buck, riders rode their horses through hard transitions while attempting to keep a twenty dollar bill between their leg and the horse. Also, there were bouncy horses. Riders raced on the “horses� bouncing their way over jumps. I enjoyed every moment of my time at Ticket to Ride. There was much to be learned from the experience. Each demo was different, demonstrating the versatility of the wild horse.

Every event played its own role in helping MWHR, but it all adds up in the end. It was an amazing fundraiser for a very worthwhile cause. Every little bit helps the Mustang and Wild Horse Rescue of Georgia change lives for more horses in need and continue to spread the word about mustangs. For more information about MWHR, visit their website www. mwhr.org


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

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CALENDAR (GDCTA events in red) USEF/USDF/USEA, 2018 Show Season Sep 1-2 Labor Day Classic I & II Oct 12-14 Region 3 Championships Aug 4 Nov 17-18

Clinics & Symposiums

Kudzu Klinic: Centaur Session Stephen Bradley Eventing



Sandy Donovan Sandy Donovan

sandydonovan@gmail.com sandydonovan@gmail.com

Alpharetta Aiken


Kathy Duffy Peri Lambros

wkssduffy@bellsouth.net plambros@bellsouth.net

GDCTA-Recognized Schooling Shows (green=pending), 2018 Show Season Jul 21 Jul 21 Jul 22 Jul 28 Aug 4-5 Aug 4 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 19 Aug 25 Sep 8-9 Sep 8

NAE Dressage & 3-Phase Brookwood VI Jumping Into the Stars 3-Ph Poplar Place Farm GDCTA Summer Finals Big Cheese Schooling HT/CT Chatt Hills AYDC @the Horse Park HTPC Dressage, PC, CT Oxer Farm AYDC @the Horse Park NAE Dressage and 3-Phase

Cartersville Conyers Cartersville Hamilton Alpharetta Athens Fairburn GIHP Covington Clermont GIHP Cartersville


Sep 15 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 22 Sep 22 Sep 22

Foxberry Farm 3-Ph, CT, Dr LEAF GAHA CT, DR, WD, Hunters Poplar Place Farm Oxer Farm The Welcome Farm Fall

Dallas Gainesville Dallas Hamilton Clermont Roopville




Sep 29-30

Southeast Schooling Show Championship

Rebecca Bowman gallop766@aol.com Megan Sanders info@ottbevents.com Kim Abernathy kimfoxberry@gmail.com Jennifer McClure show@poplarplacefarm.com Mary Lou Freil maryloufreil@gmail.com Caroline Marlett silverthornfarm@gmail.com Kelly Miller kellymiller@chatthillseventing.com Liz Molloy missliz@taramiaridingschool.com Christie Hanson marensmeadow@gmail.com Sandra Carnet scarnet@carnetstudio.com Liz Molloy missliz@taramiaridingschool.com Rebecca gallop766@aol.com Bowman Kim Abernathy kimfoxberry@gmail.com Dana Ferguson allfergs2@yahoo.com Pagan Gilman pagan@lisasegerinsurance.com Jennifer McClure show@poplarplacefarm.com Sandra Carnet scarnet@carnetstudio.com Katharina info@thewelcomefarm.com Huenermann Penny Morse sessc@chatthillseventing.com

Updates on GDCTA.org/calendar-of-events

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.


Dressage Freestyle Clinic


Genesis&Dressage&Partners&Presents:&& A"Dressage"Freestyle"Clinic"!"20321"Oct"2018" If you have ever wanted to ride your own musical freestyle in a competition or have wanted to ride to music which specifically complements your horse’s gaits and which makes your riding more fun, then this is a great opportunity. With over two decades of experience, Cynthia produces professional freestyles. She can select music that suits your horse, or use your selections, and match the music's tempo to your horse's gaits. She can design your custom freestyle at the level of your performance as well as create interesting and judge-pleasing choreography and movements.

More dressage clinics in the future! !

Come to the lecture on Saturday 20 October 2018 (morning) where Cynthia will describe musical choices, choreography and competition rules for freestyles. Lecture included in paid auditor or rider fees. See our Facebook page Genesis Dressage Partners or email us today genesisdressage@hotmail.com Carolina Region Pony Clubbers: USPC members receive a 10% discount on a finished musical freestyle.


USDF Continuing Education in Dressage Judging Program “UPGRADE YOUR JUDGING EYE” With USEF "S" Judge Jodi Lees SATURDAY JULY 28, 2018; Starts at 8 AM

FENCE CENTER, 3381 Hunting Country Rd., Tryon, NC

Program Agenda...  Developing structured methodology for specific movements  Discussing rider scores in the collective marks  Exploring vocabulary and comments  General discussion/guidelines on scoring with time for Q&A (Videos of dressage tests/movements will be utilized) Who Will Benefit...  Judges, USDF L Graduates, and those enrolled in the L Program (will receive 8 hours of Continuing Education for the 2018 calendar year; USDF University # 103018).  USEF “r”, “R”, and “S” Judges: this training is not endorsed by USEF for CE but will provide an opportunity to gain knowledge and improve your eye.  Riders, parents of riders and others interested in dressage: Not a judge but want to learn what the dressage judge is looking for? Silent auditors are welcome to watch and listen to discussions & learn!

Program details…. Fees include lunches, snacks, coffee, ice tea, water

 All day program, begins at 8 a.m. sharp.  Participant Fee is $100 - includes handouts, opportunity to ask questions and practice judge.  Auditor Fee is $25 (silent auditors; have an opportunity to sit in on the program and discussion).

To Register or for Questions contact KC Betzel 702-300-4455; call or text betzelfarm@hotmail.com Organized in conjunction with USDF Region 3 and Foothills Riding Club FENCE Foothills Equestrian Nature Center

3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC 28782


Thank you to the following members for their generous donations

Micaela Leslie Laura Jessica Lori L. Caryl Sandra Beverly Rebecca Erin Isabelle Mary Charlotte Nan Carden Fred M. Allison Pat Susan Lucy Meghan Theresa Sandra Rhonda Dana Richard Susan Emily Seth Karen Mary Bess Susan M. Leeanna Lily Grace Martine Paula Justine Kellie Liesel Judith C. Paula Miranda Ciera Abigail Jean Corbett Michelle B. Susan

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

Linden H. Pagan Abigail Verlia Meagan Renee Julie Ballard Paula Norah 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. Gabriele Sarah C. Kimberly Wisti Candece Leslie Hailey Marlene Patricia V. Janie Robin G Margaret


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Rahiya Robinson Ryan-Oat Sabatino Saxe Scherzer Smith

Sosebee Stern Stokes Syribeys Taylor Thatcher Thorson Tinkle Tomaselli Tucker Vonderheyden Wade Wicker Wilkinson Williams Williams Wobeck Wolfe Woodcock Wright Young Zimmerman

GDCTA Board Meeting Overview June 18, 2018 

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May meeting was called to order on May 21, 2018 at Shannondale Farm. Board members in attendance were Caren Caverly, Peri Lambros, Liz Malloy, Joanne Morse, Susan Collins, Ken Berry, Erin McCloud, Rebecca Bowman, Amanda Garner, and Peter West. Treasurer’s Report – May showed a profit. VP of Dressage – Arthur Kottas Clinic showed a nice profit. The Laura Graves clinic was the biggest that we have done so far with 140 auditors between both days. This clinic was also a profit. Laura has agreed to come back next year. VP of Combined Training – The Stephen Bradley Clinic was hosted at Poplar Place Farm. All that were in attendance appeared to have a great time. Poplar was great to work with and were very accommodating. This clinic was financially a loss. Membership – We are exactly where we were this time last year. Youth – A motion was made to offer a Children’s FEI rider award for the 2019 award year. This would mean creating a whole new division due to the difficulty difference between Childrens and Juniors. The motion was passed to include for next year’s awards. o We had 4 members make the team for NAYRC. A motion was made to offer each kid that made a team for Dressage or Eventing a $500 scholarship. Kids must write a letter of intent to the board and attend a meeting at the end of the year to talk about their experience. Sponsorship – DeNiro has committed to a sponsorship. Regionals – Several vendors are already committed. Applications are up on the website. o We have to replace some walkie talkies before this show and are actively searching avenues to get the best deal. o An inventory of the dressage rings will be taken at the August horse show so we can replace any broken parts.

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Kudzu – Leah Marks Clinic coming up June 30th at Foxberry Farm and is full. Erin McCloud Clinic is on July 14th and there are still a few spots left. Grant – Deadline was June 15th. Winners will be announced on July 1st. Yearbook – Yearbook has been printed and sent to the mailer. It looks awesome and has given us a wonderful base to build on for next year. Nominating Committee – Amanda Garner passed out a list of people that are potentials for board members.

Next meeting: 7:00 PM August 20, 2018 Shannondale Farm 2395 Birmingham Road Milton, GA



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.

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2018 GDCTA OFFICERS President ccaverly@comcast.net

Caren Caverly 770-713-4025

VP Eventing plambros@bellsouth.net

Peri Lambros 678-372-4105

VP Dressage Julie@shannondale.com

Treasurer pwest@radix-consulting.com Recording Secretary Joannemorse1@yahoo.com

Julie Shannon 770-569-9555 Peter West 762-448-9049

Joanne Morse 770-313-6283

Corresponding Secretary maryloufreil@gmail.com

Mary Lou Freil 770-330-2489

Rebecca Bowman gallop766@aol.com



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Amanda Garner GDCTAcollegiateprogram@gmail.com Erin McCloud mcclouderinl@gmail.com

Elizabeth Molloy missliz@taramiaridingschool.com

COMMITTEE CHAIRS Awards ccaverly@comcast.net


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GDCTA proudly welcomes

Kathy Connelly for a Dressage

Clinic on November 3-4, 2018, at USEF Elite Training Center Shannondale Farm in Milton, Georgia. Kathy Connelly is a highly accomplished international dressage rider, trainer, coach, S level judge, and popular clinician. She was a member of the United States Equestrian Team at the World Cup in Sweden and trained extensively in Germany with Herbert Rehbein and in Vienna with Ernst Bachinger, the former director of the Spanish Riding School. She trains out of Elysium Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts, and at Havensafe Farm in Wellington, Florida. She is well known for her extensive experience both in the US and Europe for training piaffe and long lining. Many successful international riders have trained with Kathy. Her horses and her students have competed on Olympic teams, at the World Cup, the World Games, the Pan American Games, the Canadian World Cup and the United States Young Rider teams. In recognition of her numerous contributions to the sport, GDCTA is eager to welcome Kathy Connelly here to Georgia for this clinic. RIDERS: contact Julie Shannon at Julie@shannondale.com Web page: TICKETS:

www.gdcta.org/kathyconnelly http://bit.ly/KathyConnelly2018

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