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Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc. May 2018

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

In This Issue

2 – Board and Committees 4 – Too Much Time on Centerlinescores.com by Bill Woods 7 – The Uncomfort Zone with Robert Wilson 9 – I Threw Out Everything I Thought I Knew and Rebuilt My Riding by Karen Kreider 10/11 – Spring Beark – A Journey by Maribeth Hebert 13 – Making Your Application The Best It Can Be from The Dressage Foundation 18/19 – Thank You to Our Donors 20 – Calendar 21 – Membership Form

On the Cover

Mary Bess Davis, Matilda Segal, Jenny Brinkley The horse is Guinness

PHOTO: Aly Rattazzi



Too much time on Centerlinescores.com School teachers already know this. So do counter people at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

You can usually—not always— predict what level someone is showing by their first name. This is because, other than for Junior/Young Riders with doting parents, what kind of horse you can afford often depends on your station in life. This, unless you’re a bank robber or a Zuckerberg, can be correlated with your age. Think it’s a coincidence that the ranks of Adult Amateur Prix St. George and Intermediaire 1 are filled with baby boomeresque Marys, Lindas, Susans, and Janes? (Leave out the foreign component here.) It’s all about the empty nest and disposable income.

By Bill Woods And the youngish professionals who grace the Open division are Jennifers, Heathers, Melanies, Jessicas and Lindsays. The mid-thirties demographic says they can only afford the big time horse if they ride well enough for someone to pay them to show it. Otherwise, they’re stuck playing Queen of Second Level in the Hinterlands. Hold up a Madison, Hannah, or Alexis and I’ll pull out my First Level Whinney Widget in the blink of a vampire’s eye. Here’s the actual rundown, according to Forbes Magazine, of most popular names by birth year. Do the math yourself.


Birth years 1950-1960: Linda, Mary, Patricia, Barbara, Susan, Nancy, Deborah, Sandra, Carol, Kathleen, Karen, Donna, Lisa and Cynthia Birth years 1970-1980: Jennifer, Lisa, Kimberly, Michelle, Amy, Angela, Melissa, Tammy, Mary, Tracy, Amanda, Jessica, Sarah, Heather, Nicole, Amy and Elizabeth. Birth years 1990-2000: Jessica, Ashley, Brittany, Amanda, Samantha, Sarah, Stephanie, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Lauren, Emily, Hannah, Madison, Alexis and Taylor. So who’s going to be doing Intro D,E, and F in the next decade? Isabella, Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Chloe and Mia. You can put money on it!

Congratulations to Laura and "Diddy" for their FEI World Cup Finals - Dressage Grand Prix Paris 2018 WIN!

Olympic Dressage Medalist LAURA GRAVES and her horse, Verdades (aka Diddy), need no introduction to dressage enthusiasts. Verdades was USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year 2017, and they are ranked 3rd in the FEI World Standings. Laura is one of the most successful USA dressage riders of all time. Her training is steeped in solid background of USDF instructors, Anne Gribbons, and Debbie McDonald. Laura has an accessible demeanor and makes riding light and fun despite its demands.

The Uncomfort Zone with Robert Wilson Mystery! The next hatbox I pulled off the top shelf of the closet nearly tipped me off the ladder. It was the weight that surprised me; it was far too heavy for just a hat. As I regained my balance, I wondered why this one weighed more than the others. I set it on the vanity and started untying the strings. I was curious if it would reveal any secrets about my mother, although I wasn’t expecting too much. All the other hatboxes contained... well, actual hats. Women’s hats from the 1950s and 60s with velvet, lace, feathers, and fur. It was a bittersweet nostalgia trip as my family inventoried the contents of my mother’s house. She had passed away six months earlier. I lifted the lid and found photographs -hundreds of black and white photos... some of them dating back to the American Civil War. They were photos I had never seen before. Pictures of people... presumably relatives... but I didn’t know that for sure. It was a mystery, and one that I knew I would have to solve. Looking at those photos one at a time was overwhelming, so one day I took them into my living room. I pushed all the furniture back to the walls, then spread the photos out on the floor. For the next several days I played the match game. Matching faces and places. Luckily, a few of them had inscriptions on the back that revealed names, dates, and locations. Once I had categorized the photos into groups, I met with my one living relative who was old enough to possibly know who some of these people were. The information she gave me added an entire branch to my family tree. I then started searching the internet where the floodgates opened. Over the next few years, I found myself on a genealogical journey that did more than just place names to faces. It led me to recognize that my

family’s dysfunction didn’t begin with my parents, but had a pattern that had been passed down generation after generation. And, that gave me the insight I needed to work on it (a topic for a future column). A good mystery is compelling and we are motivated to find the answer. A mystery, however, is just a problem that needs to be solved. And, some of them really need to be solved. I love the story of how Edward Jenner, a country doctor in England, created the smallpox vaccine. In 1762, when he was 13, Edward overheard a milkmaid say, “I shall never have smallpox for I have had cowpox. I shall never have an ugly pockmarked face.” It was a statement that would stay in the back of his mind for decades. He had heard all his life that milkmaids were in some mysterious way protected from smallpox. Perhaps this woman had the answer that would save the millions of people who died of smallpox every year. Thirty-three years later, he would find out. In 1796, he drained fluid from the cowpox lesions on a milkmaid’s hands, and then injected it into an eight year old boy. The boy only suffered a mild fever. Two months later, he injected the boy with smallpox. The boy did not get sick - he was protected. Jenner named his new procedure vaccination. One hundred-eightythree years later, smallpox was eradicated from the planet. It doesn’t take a great mind to solve mysteries; average people do it all the time. There is probably a mystery you can solve that will improve your business [or riding]. If you think about it, every product and service you purchase began as a solution to a problem. Whether it is through necessity or simple desire, people find new ways of doing things through creative thinking that was stimulated by a mystery.

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KUDZU KLINIC: Centaur Session with Karen Kreider August 4, 2018

Wills Park - covered arena - 9:00 AM 11915 Wills Rd Alpharetta, GA 30009

This will be a FUN two-hour interactive seminar. We will have an open and honest discussion about how well we feel our riding skills are progressing. We will explore what our brains are focused on when we ride. What are we doing up there? We will discuss and emphasize body self-awareness and self-learning, and we will play with some un-mounted exercises (Sally Swift) that will help us understand the language we are using with our horse, what that feels like on his end, and things we can do to improve our communication on our end.

No riders. Open to all auditors. You can pre-register on the website GDCTA.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION Kathy Duffy 404-290-9749

FEES Participation – $10.00 This will include water & snacks.


Join us for the USEA 2018 Area lll Championships July 6th, 7th and 8th Featuring

Opening Ceremonies, Vendor Village and Bouncy Ball Team Races! To reserve a Vendor Space or sponsor one of the Bouncy Ball Horses Email designonpenny@yahoo.com for more information


(770) 892-2117

Chattahoochee Hills Eventing, 9445 Browns Lake Road, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30213

I THREW OUT EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW AND REBUILT MY RIDING By Karen Kreider Growing up I always wanted a horse! I come from a middle-class family – horses were never an option other than the occasional rented pony. My background in sports was high school stuff – field hockey, track, basketball, etc. I finally got a horse when I got out of graduate school and got a job to pay for it. And the lessons began. Yes, I learned some technical things and showed a bit. Skip ahead twenty-five years When I turned 50 I had been pretty much horseless for 13 of the last 15 years. I moved to Atlanta for a job and was not looking to get back into riding…..and then I met an old friend who had started taking lessons… and then I found an eventing trainer and learned to jump and thought – now or never, I am just getting older, I want to jump. Jumping is great fun! I leased a green horse in 2013 and then bought him – Merlin, aka Wapz Voodoo. He was very sensitive and upside down, but had a great mind and wanted to please. I took more lessons, dressage and jumping. We competed and won GDCTA annual first place awards for Novice and Training level. Now, it was on to Prelim, where all our holes showed up. Merlin needed help in gaining confidence in XC, so I took him to a trainer who fixed that - boy that was easy. Just pay a good rider to ride the horse correctly. She gave him the jumping experience and training he needed. She helped me by letting me know I was doing a lot of things wrong, but I honestly wasn’t able to understand how to fix them. So now what? The harder I tried, the worse I got. If I could shoot basketball, run track, high jump, etc., why was I did I struggle with riding?

In retrospect, the high school athlete experience was not helpful in trying to ride a horse. Back then it was try harder, run faster, make it happen. Be intense and be tense. Focus on yourself and what is going on in your mind. That worked for me then, so I took that approach to riding. Lessons were - do this, do that with your body. And the horse will try his best. Do this and the horse will then do that. Cause and delayed-by-default horse response. Read that last one again – cause (rider action) and then the response - effect (horse’s reaction). This is bad thinking, in my opinion. Let me tell you why. Last summer I was very frustrated with myself; I can’t keep riding this way, it doesn’t work and my horse is not happy with me! So I started over with my riding. Really started over. That means I threw out what I thought I knew, I assumed 99% of what I was doing was not right, and I needed to re-examine and re-learn how to ride. I assumed that 100% of what my horse did that was not what I wanted was my fault. I picked up Sally Swift’s books, and then others’. I watched good riders – closed hands, forward hands, uplifted ribs and self-carriage in the torso, shoulders down and back, relaxed seat and legs. Eyes up. How were they doing this? 9

I tried to mimic them. And I stopped listening to the voice in my head and instead listened to my horse and what I felt under my seat and in my hand. Every ride; Every stride; Soft eye; I changed from thinking “cause and effect” to thinking “we are doing this together.” How lightly could I sit on him if I held myself up with my abs? Wow, look at him use his back more! How did he change if I relaxed my thighs? What if I shifted my weight to the outside seat bone? Wow, does he talk to me? Riding is not playing basketball or running. It is being part of another being and performing together. A horse’s back is his primary connection to his rider. The rider needs to focus on communicating with the horse through his back, with the leg and hand playing supporting roles. As observers we can’t see this communication between the rider’s seat and horse’s back. If you think about the square inches of physical connection, though, this is where all the action is! Merlin is making me a better rider and a better partner to him. I balance myself with my abs, I help him stay balanced with me, and our movements flow together. I think of the two of us as a single being - sounds a little sappy, I know, but now I finally get it. I have much appreciated the help of my trainers, but there are limits to what trainers can see. I have learned that self-discovery, feeling and listening to my horse are the best ways to improve my riding position, aids, and influence. Teaching myself to focus and listen every stride. My horse’s back can “see” everything there is to know about my seat and balance. He is much happier now that I focus my mind on listening to him!

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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

GDCTA AWARDS CHAIR Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net 770-713-4025

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS~ GDCTA Training Grants 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. The grant is meant for a GDCTA members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence in the sport as well as service and ambassadorship within the Association. Easy application – online or mail Apply before the June 1st deadline.


Barbara Taylor, Grant Program Committee Chair 404-274-4411 / haileysdq@gmail.com


Making Your Application The Best It Can Be: Tips from TDF’s Selection Committee Members and Staff Each year, The Dressage Foundation receives hundreds of grant applications. It is always difficult for our Selection Committees to choose the best candidates for each funding opportunity. How can you stand out from the rest? We’ve put together some guidelines and tips for you to consider, in order to help you make your application be as competitive as possible. While we can’t guarantee that any one individual will receive financial assistance, since the final decision is always in the hands of our independent Selection Committees, we can offer some suggestions.

1. Begin the process early.

With work, school, riding, and family obligations, finding the time to devote to the application process can be difficult. If you feel rushed, you will skim over important details in the application. Incomplete or incorrect applications are not sent to the Selection Committee for review, so be sure to give yourself enough time to gather all required parts of the application and double (or triple!) check to make sure that everything is included before you submit your application.

Allow enough time for your application to reach our office. If the deadline is September 15th, that means that your application MUST reach our office on or before September 15th. There are no exceptions to this rule. The earlier you start the process, the more relaxed you will be, the more your application will follow the format required, provide all necessary information, and allow you time to call with any questions.

2. Read all information before beginning the application process.

Remember to do this every year as requirements may change from year to year. If the instructions say to submit your application online, do so. If the instructions say to mail a certain number of copies to our office, then proceed in that way.

3. Setting your goals.

What are your goals? How do your goals fit with the grant or scholarship that interests you? Sometimes it is easy to “stretch” the interpretation of a program or fund’s stated purpose to match what you want to do. Be aware that other applicants will take a more literal approach and those that most closely match the stated purpose of the fund will score better with the Selection Committee.

4. Consider the funding opportunities.

Consider what other assistance is available to you. Does your GMO or dressage club offer scholarships? Do you meet the criteria as stated by TDF? What is the amount of the financial assistance available from the Foundation? Is your application appropriate?

5. Closely review your budget. Do the numbers add up correctly? Have you included all expenses and income? Double-check your math and explain any areas that may be unclear to the Selection Committee. 6. Review your application. Proofread for grammar and typos, as these can make even the best application look as if it was thrown together at the last minute. If possible, have someone else read through your application. Consider how it will look to someone on the Selection Committee. If you were on the Committee, how would you score the application? Take a close look at the requirements. Do you meet or exceed all the requirements? Do you “somewhat” meet the requirements? Are there areas where you do not meet the requirements? If so, you may want to work on those areas and wait a year to apply for the grant or scholarship. 7. Keep a copy for yourself.

Before submitting your application, be sure to print or otherwise keep a copy for your records. You will not receive your application back after the selection process. Now that you’ve made sure that your application will be a contender, how do you make it rise to the top? Our Selection Committee members are busy people. They don’t have time to read a book about each applicant, so keep your application simple and relevant. Answer the questions completely, but keep the information pertinent to the question (don’t go off on a tangent, telling a long story that wanders away from the point of the question). Make sure the information clearly and concisely illustrates WHY you are the best candidate for this grant or scholarship. Feel free to call the TDF office at 402-434-8585 if you have questions, we are here to help!

Good luck!

The Dressage Foundation • 1314 ‘O’ Street, Suite 305 • Lincoln, NE 68508 402-434-8585 • info@dressagefoundation.org • www.dressagefoundation.org


Arthur Kottas In-Hand & Under Saddle Dressage Clinic Sunday-Tuesday, May 27-29 Shannondale Farm 2395 Birmingham Road Milton, Georgia 30004 Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association is thrilled to offer a 3-day dressage clinic with Mr. Arthur Kottas, former First Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School, Vienna, Austria. Having retired from the Spanish School in 2006, he is in demand all over the world for his clinics and lectures that follow his philosophy of classical training. In his lectures, he emphasizes the importance of classical training: balance, seat and coordination. His motto is ‘a good seat of the rider is paramount for effectiveness of the aids’. He has authored Kottas on Dressage, in which he clearly describes basic and advanced dressage movements, detailing the rider’s seat and aids that are necessary to accomplish them. Mr. Kottas is very interactive with his audiences and everyone finds his clinics highly educational and motivating. We are fortunate to have access to this contemporary dressage master who is vastly knowledgeable yet equally open and accessible. Join us as a rider or auditor for a unique opportunity to train and learn from a true master in an intimate clinic setting. Tickets: http://bit.ly/Kottas2018 or GDCTA.org Auditing: $50 the full day (includes lunch) or $25 for ½ day (morning or afternoon session—does not include lunch)

Stephen Bradley Eventing Clinics June 16-17: Poplar Place Farm, Hamilton, GA November 17-18: Full Gallop Farm, Aiken, SC It is always a special treat to have this worldclass rider/trainer,/coach with us. Stephen is an exceptional horseman and trainer. He takes pride in being in tune with his horses’ health and welfare, and he understands how to help his horses and their people reach their full potential. Stephen enjoys teaching all levels of riders from beginners to the advanced competitor. His enthusiasm, talent for communication, and ability to inspire confidence in the horse and rider especially make him a hit with the pony clubbers! When training with Stephen, you can be confident that you will receive expert instruction for your level of riding.

Format will be gridwork and, as time allows, course work

on Saturday and XC on Sunday. Groups of 4-6 riders. Beverages and lunch both days are included. Bring medical armband and jump vest for Sunday



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


KUDZU KLINIC: Dressage with Erin McCloud A GDCTA Members-Only Event When: July 14

Where: Peach State Dressage 4724 Dallas Hwy Powder Springs, GA 30127

Auditors welcome!

Requirements:  You must be a GDCTA member to ride.  A copy of a current negative Coggins certificate must be sent with entry.  Riders must include payment with entry to reserve a place in each clinic. Pay online or by check.  All entries must include a signed copy of the GDCTA Hold Harmless agreement. 

Fees: o o

Questions? Kathy Duffy wkssduffy@bellsouth.net / 404-290-9749

Rider – $20.00 Auditor – $10.00

About Your Instructor: Erin Lea McCloud is a USDF Silver and Bronze medalist. In 2015, she graduated from the USDF “L” Program with distinction.

Erin Lea believes in using classical dressage methods to create a strong and clear partnership between horse and rider. Based out of her facility Peach State in Powder Springs, she offers an enthusiastic and straightforward approach to dressage and horsemanship that resonates with all combinations of horses and riders. Over the years she has gained experience with many types of riders and horses and focuses on the basics for success in the dressage ring!


Thank you to the following members for their generous donations Micaela Acree Leslie Allen Laura Beachem Jessica Beier Lori L. Bell Caryl Berzack Sandra Bielawski Beverly Bowman Rebecca Bowman Isabelle Braden Erin Braden Mary Charlotte Bryant Nan Buckner Carden Burdette Fred M. Burdette

Allison Burkell Pat Burns Susan Burns Lucy Calhoun Theresa Campbell Sandra Carnet Rhonda Cathy Dana Clark Richard Cohn Susan Collins Emily Copeland Seth Copeland Karen Crawford Mary Bess Davis Susan M. Day

Leeanna Dick Lily Grace Draper Martine Duff Paula Dunson Justine Eberhart Kellie Ellis Liesel Fazekas Judith C. Fiorentino Paula Fisher Miranda Flowers Ciera Foley Abigail Ford Jean Corbett Fowler Michelle B. Futral Susan Gampfer

Relaxation & Joy!

Linden H. Gaspar Pagan Gilman Abigail Goodwin Verlia Gower Renee Hall Julie Ballard Haralson Paula Harwell Norah Henson Juliet Hess Hannah Hewitt Maylyn Hinson Brooke Hollis Linda Hudson Allisa Huestis Paige Huff

I used to panic when I was tacking up for centerline... Today, I am able to relax, smile, have fun, and, most important, be the rider my horses need. Thank you, Cheryl Williams, for completely changing my competition experience! ~Ashley Marascalco

Dressage really can be fun!!! Thank you, Ashley Marascalco, for finding our Ru, training him, and teaching me to ride him! ~Cheryl Williams To improve your riding results, contact

Cheryl Williams, L.C.S.W., B.C.D. Sports Performance Enhancement Specialist 770-402-1666

I really was as relaxed and happy as the photo depicts. Cheryl changed my life.

Available in the Alpharetta / Milton area, at selected shows, and via FaceTime NorthGaAssociates.com 18

Thank you to the following members for their generous donations Melody Jackson Mikensey Johansen Elizabeth Jones Elizabeth Kane Leigh Kent-Scherzer Rebecca Kestle, DVM Ashleigh Kinsley Alice Kline Andrea L. Krakovsky Eleanor Lawson Valerie Levin Elaine McAllister Creigh McNeil Christi Meyers Sarah Mitchell

Janie Montgomery Elleene J. Morgan Carol Morgan Gabriele Mueller Sarah C. Murphy Kimberly Murray Wisti Nelson Candee Niss Leslie O'Neal-Olsen Hailey Palmer Marlene Perez Patricia V. Powell Janie Pride Robin G Puryear Margaret Putnal

Shelley Rahiya Gillian Robinson Alexa Ryan-Oat Aubrey Sabatino Leila Saxe Holly Scherzer Betty G. Smith Kimberly Schisler Sosebee Susan Stern Helena Stokes Elizabeth Syribeys Richard Taylor Brad Thatcher Paige Thorson Alethea Tinkle


Claudia Tomaselli Jennifer Tucker Joanna Tucker Marie Vonderheyden Sylvia Wade Chandilyn Wicker India Wilkinson Cheryl Williams Rachael M. Williams Linda Wobeck Sara Wolfe Lauren Wright Marlene E. Young Hallie Zimmerman

CALENDAR (GDCTA events in red) USEF/USDF/USEA, 2018 Show Season Sep 1-2 Oct 12-14

May 27-29 Jun 9-10 Jun 16-17 Jul 14 Aug 4 Nov 17-18

Labor Day Classic I & II Region 3 Championships

Clinics & Symposiums


Arthur Kottas Classical Dressage Laura Graves Dressage Stephen Bradley Eventing Kudzu Klinic: Dressage Kudzu Klinic: Centaur Session Stephen Bradley Eventing


Sandy Donovan Sandy Donovan

sandydonovan@gmail.com sandydonovan@gmail.com



Julie Shannon


Milton Hamilton P. Springs Alpharetta Aiken


Julie Shannon Peri Lambros Kathy Duffy Kathy Duffy Peri Lambros

julie@shannondale.com plambros@bellsouth.net wkssduffy@bellsouth.net wkssduffy@bellsouth.net plambros@bellsouth.net

GDCTA-Recognized Schooling Shows (green=pending), 2018 Show Season May 19 May 19 May 19 May 20 May 26 May 26 Jun 2 Jun 2 Jun 9 Jun 16 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 23 Jul 14 Jul 21 Jul 22 Aug 4-5 Aug 4 Aug 4 Aug 11 Aug 19 Aug 25 Sep 8-9 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 22 Sep 22 Sep 29-30

NAE Dressage & 3-Phase Oxer Farm AYDC @ the Horse Park HTPC Dressage, PC, CT Brookwood V Poplar Place Farm LEAF AYDC @the Horse Park Chatt Hills Oxer Farm Full Circle Horse Park Foxberry Farm 3-Ph, CT, Dr Stable at Union Hill Big Cheese Schooling HT/CT NAE Dressage & 3-Phase Jumping Into the Stars 3-Ph 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 Foxberry Farm 3-Ph, CT, Dr LEAF GAHA CT, Dr, WD, Hunters Oxer Farm The Welcome Farm Fall Southeast Schooling Show Championship

Cartersville Clermont GIHP Covington GIHP Hamilton Gainesville GIHP Fairburn Clermont Pell City Dallas Canton Athens Cartersville Cartersville Alpharetta Athens Fairburn GIHP Covington Clermont GIHP Cartersville Dallas Gainesville Dallas Clermont Roopville




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

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