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Outside the Sandbox
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5 – COVID-19 Horse Shopping in the Time of 6-7 – Coronavirus 9 – A New Normal
When Tomorrow Will Not Be the Same Ol’ Same Ol’ Dressage
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GDCTA COVID-19 Statement UPDATE 4/9/2020
The Coronavirus outbreak is a public health threat that requires all of us to work together to protect our community and our nation. GDCTA has decided to follow the USDF/USEF and GIHP for our GDCTA-recognized schooling shows. We were planning to accept scores during this time, but we will no longer be accepting scores from GDCTA-recognized schooling shows held through May 3rd. We may amend this as the nation’s governing bodies make changes. This change clearly impacts several scheduled GDCTA-recognized schooling shows. Please contact the organizers directly to discuss their plans. (find the schooling show list on the calendar: gdcta.org/gdcta-recognized-schooling-shows) USDF statement: The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) Executive Board held an emergency meeting on Tuesday, March 17, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the US dressage community. At this meeting, the USDF Executive Board voted that, effective immediately, all results processing will cease through April 15, 2020. As a result, any scores earned at USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized competitions during this time will not be applicable to any USDF championship or awards programs, nor be recorded as a part of a horse or rider’s official record with USDF. This will also apply to scores earned at schooling competitions participating in the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program. Georgia International Horse Park statement: The City of Conyers, Georgia and the Georgia International Horse Park believe we have an obligation to look out for the health and well-being of our entire community, and that is why the decision has been made to close the Georgia International Horse Park to organized events until April 15. The Georgia International Horse Park’s trails system will remain open for passive recreation to individuals, organized group use of the trail system is not permitted. Meeting the needs of this moment will require patience, compassion, and creativity—and remember that we’re all in this together. I hope you’re staying healthy in mind, body and spirit. Caren Caverly President, GDCTA 770-713-4025 email@example.com
Horse Shopping in the Time of Coronavirus
by Susanne Lauda
really nice horse near the Munich airport that was for sale. Under normal circumstances I would not have looked at the horse, because I did not like his sire bloodline, and he was older than what I wanted. But with half a day to kill I thought I might try him – and I was smitten right away with Tropi.
In his famous novel “Love in the Time of Cholera” Gabriel Garcia Marquez describes how the human soul adapts to challenging situations. In the time of Coronavirus, we feel the impact on a global scale and in every aspects of our lives. In November of last year there were no signs of any problems, and I decided I should go to Germany and look for a new horse. At the German Sport Horse Auction in Marbach I fell in love with a 4-year-old stallion. He was perfect, and his rideability was a 10+. Unfortunately, I was not the only one to notice that and so the knockdown price was way above my budget.
The purchasing process went smoothly and now I wanted to bring him home, of course. The world outside of China and Italy was still normal at that point. The shipper found a fantastic option on Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Chicago, which meant a lot less trailering time to and from the airport. Then the situation in Germany and the US deteriorated rapidly. The first one to act was the owner of the third horse to fly in my container. That meant extra cost for me, but at this point I was ready to
Then in early March I had a business trip to our harvesting combine and tractor manufacturing sites in Italy, France and Germany. When I booked the flights, we knew about some Coronavirus outbreaks in Italy, but the day I was supposed to travel there our HR department luckily decided to ban all travel to Italy. That meant for me an extra half day in Munich, and one of my contacts at the German Sport Horse Association knew about this
accept the extra charges. Then Lufthansa notified the shipper that they were suspending all horse shipments to the US. My shipper scrambled to find another option and found on with a cargo company out of Liege, Belgium going into New York. By now everybody had gotten nervous and wanted their horses flown. There were 12 horses on that flight from all over Europe with a wait list. The shipper started collecting all those horses and brought them to their holding barn in the North of Germany. Mine was among the first to be collected and was picked up 6 days before the scheduled flight. Luckily, they had a hot walker at the holding barn, and so Tropi got a bit of exercise while waiting for his traveling buddies. Meanwhile the Schengen agreement in Europe got suspended and the boarders were closed except for commercial traffic. That meant long lines at the borders even for live animal transportations. My nerves were already stretched to the limits since I was afraid that the quarantine facilities in New York would shut down. But finally I got the good news that the horses were in Liege and that the flight was still on. Tracking the flight was not possible, because cargo flights are usually only captured on flight trackers when they enter the destination airspace.
On the day of arrival I waited and waited for some good news, but it did not come for hours. As it turned out, the flight was held on the runway in Belgium for 6 hours. Poor horses! Finally, he was in Newburgh, but because of the flight delay we missed the Saturday release window. That meant one more day of waiting, and in Newburgh the horses are not exercises at all. On Sunday morning my fabulous Georgia-based shippers Dayle and Gary Becker finally picked Tropi up after another 4 hour delay.
For the next 16 hours they kept sending me pictures of him happily chewing his hay on their trailer. At 4:30 am on Monday morning there was finally a happy ending to this Odyssey, and I was overjoyed to see Tropi safely here in Georgia. The Newburgh quarantine facility was indeed closed down until further notice just hours after he left.
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When tomorrow will not be the Same ol' same ol' That was until the Corona Virus came to visit. The Corona Virus Covid-19 pandemic has been described as the biggest challenge of this generation since World War ll. As certain industries are hit hard, with lay-offs and furloughs at all levels, it does not take long for the horse industry to be affected. The last few years there has been a steady growth in equestrian related businesses from equipment to clothing and transport to facilities. The more technically designed saddle became every riderâ€™s must have rather than a need. Every gadget that could possibly be thought of to get the perfect ride was on the market and selling well. There was even a convincing argument for a $400.00 pair of breeches, a $1200.00 jacket and a $1500.00 pair of boots. Yes, life was good for the retailer. Owning a horse, rather than using a schooling horse had also become normal practice. Barn, owners and trainers, had found it more efficient to only teach those who boarded or who trailered in, rather than going to the expense of owning schooling horses. From a business standpoint, this made perfect sense and with a few facilities still providing the horse for the beginner rider, or the one without a big enough budget, everyone was happy. So today, after 3 weeks of social distancing, how is the equestrian world. People like Paul SchockemĂśhle, who produce 1000 baby horses each year, is not feeling at ease. With two establishments in Germany, he has had to lay off employees, and has not sold a horse to a foreign country in over three weeks. In his opinion, the large breeding and trading establishments will take the biggest hit, while the teaching establishments will carry on without feeling too much pain. Horse prices will fall, just as they did in 2010 but will there be as many out there with the money to purchase?
For the last 8 years the horse world has been quite profitable for those who saw an opportunity and ran with it. The desire to buy readymade horses that would secure a place in a team event grew to the delight of the sellers. A horse that was selling for $25000 back in 2012, by 2019 had reached a value of $75000 and more. It was not unusual for dressage horses or showjumpers to fetch well over $200,000 and to the surprise of many, eventing horses had moved into that price range. Parents, at the risk of their child not being able to secure their dream, were cashing in their 401Kâ€™s and taking the second mortgage out on the house. With both parents having to work, to cover the costs, the trainer became an adopted parent. This was working quite well for the last couple of years. Some were finding it difficult to keep their head above water, but with a healthy economy and credit available, the dream was still becoming a reality.
Saddle fitters, especially those with used saddles really have an opportunity to prosper right now. A good make of saddle or bridle, that has been well looked after and can be adjusted to fit your horse, is going to look very attractive to many horse owners.
I do not think it is all doom and gloom for everyone. Obviously, the show circuit has come to a grinding halt, with a hope that they will be up and running in June. I believe this to be very optimistic, and I do not think there will be the high number of entries at recognized shows this year, as had been previously predicted before the Virus. However, I do see a huge number in those looking at Schooling Shows. The season is coming to an end, there is really no point in spending money when there has been little training over the past couple of months, so I see riders deciding to compete for fun plus returning to competing without spending a small fortune each weekend.
The local tack shops who have a good working relationship with their customers will continue to do so, but I do see the national companies offering great deals on line to reduce their inventory, and then see the choice of items over the next year decrease significantly. For me, this is ‘life’ telling everyone to stop, look around and maybe make some adjustments. There will still be plenty of opportunities for those who are ambitious and willing to work hard to get to their goals. However, for some, it will be a hard lessoned learned.
Used saddles and bridles are going to be a sort after item for many, plus there should be some great deals. Sadly some riders will be forced to selling some of their saddles and other equipment, and unless the saddle companies are willing to come down on their prices, I do not see many willing to spend 4 or 5 thousand on one saddle or even commit to financing.
At the end of his challenging time, I hope everyone will have learned something, and hopefully in the future, we will all be better prepared for the unexpected. What is your ‘new normal’ for your business for the next twelve months? 11
DRESSAGE inside the Sandbox
Competitor Tent, the app for competitive riders, and the GDCTA are teaming up with a panel of
amazing judges to create the virtual charity ride-a-test series, â€œThe Stay-at-Home Dressage Series benefiting the Equestrian Aid Foundationâ€?. This series will allow riders to get feedback from judges to help them make training improvements from home during this current pause in the competition calendar but will also make a difference in a time when many of us feel helpless to affect the current crisis. Competitor Tent hopes to help riders continue to work toward their goals and compete safely during these difficult times.
Register through EqEntries.com Video your test Upload it from home via the portal The deadline for video submissions will be the Wednesday before each weekend date. Scores will be available in the Competitor Tent app (download the free app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ competitor-tent/id1466954851) on Saturday for USDF (dressage) tests and Sunday for USEA (eventing) tests. Tests will also be scanned and emailed to all competitors. We encourage riders competing in this show series to follow social distancing guidelines as suggested or required by local authorities. Entries do not have to be in a sand ring, but the riding area should be marked to measure official ring sizes of 20 meters x 60 meters or 20 meters x 40 meters, depending on the test. Show attire is not required. About the Equestrian Aid Foundation The Equestrian Aid Foundation and their Disaster Relief Fund helps equestrian professionals and industry service providers who are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more: www.equestrianaidfoundation.org.
Amy Tobias, 2019 GDCTA Training Grant Recipient, Adult Amateur, was asked
What were your goals going into the training?
When I applied for the grant my primary goal was to be ready to show Third Level to earn my bronze medal. I wanted to work on flying lead changes before the start of the 2020 show season. My other goal for the training was to work on my confidence away from home. I love riding but horse shows cause me a lot of anxiety. I had a bad fall at a show in 2003 and I battle the fear and anxiety that created. I live to ride but my fears are with me everyday when I’m in the saddle. I have a wonderful trainer at home but I needed to push myself out of my comfort zone and leave the farm. The grant afforded me the opportunity to ride with an amazing trainer in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.
Who did you choose to train with and why?
I chose to ride with Adam Lastowka at Atlanta Dressage in Suwanee, GA. I first met Adam about ten years ago when I took my draft cross to After the Fox Farm in Madison. He was extremely encouraging when I was very new to dressage and my horse was definitely
not bred for the sport! Adam taught me any horse can benefit from learning the basics. I still remember the first time I rode a leg-yield on Moe during a lesson with Adam. I yelled “that’s fun!” Adam was my first choice when I applied for the training grant. Atlanta Dressage is a premier dressage barn and I wanted to be immersed in the culture of like-minded riders and trainers.
Did you accomplish the goals you had set? I am very excited to share Thomas and I earned our bronze medal last month at Stable View!
What was the biggest take away from the training? My biggest take away from the training was the benefit of riding exercises and movements to improve my horse’s gaits. For example, during lateral movements Thomas tends to ignore my inside leg aids. We worked on half pass at the trot with a leg yield back to the track to address the problem. In addition, Adam noticed my horse’s haunches were leading in canter half pass. We worked on cantering out of the corner across the diagonal before bringing the haunches in to keep the shoulder in front.
What was your favorite part of the training? My favorite part of the training was being totally immersed in a top notch dressage facility for a week! I got to live the dream! I spent hours outside the arena watching Adam and Roel ride and teach lessons. I appreciated being at a barn where everyone rides dressage. Everyone was so encouraging and positive! I want to thank GDCTA for providing the grant and Catherine Respess from The Equestrian Journal for providing the lovely Equestrian Journal!
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GDCTA MEMBER TRAINING GRANT S 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.
Requirements These grants represent an investment by GDCTA. The recipient understands that the membership will benefit as a result of the recipient’s experience, therefore it is a requirement that the recipient will:
Mission The mission of the GDCTA Grant Program is to provide educational opportunities to members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and/or excellence in the sport as well as service and ambassadorship within the Association.
The grant is meant for a GDCTA member to have the opportunity to be in a training situation that is not readily available during the course of his/her daily pattern. Grant monies must be used to participate in educational programs that include, but are not limited to: seminars, workshops, clinics and training programs offered by recognized or certified instructors.
Opening Date: February 1, 2020 Closing Date: June 1, 2020
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Adult Amateur – Dressage Professional Combined Training Jr/YR
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write an article for the GDCTA newsletter, Collected Remarks, for use on the GDCTA website and for GDCTA’s use in other publications give a verbal report at a GDCTA board meeting as soon as possible after their training is complete volunteer at least 8 hours (or the equivalent of one day) at a GDCTA function within a year of receiving the grant.
Questions? Amanda Moretz Grant Program Committee Chair 404-645-4469
GDCTA members in good standing. US Citizen or permanent US resident holding Green card Involvement in a regular riding program with active instruction over the last three years
*I understand that I will receive an initial $600 of the grant after details of my training are confirmed, and one month before my training; the balance in the amount of $200 will be sent to me when the GDCTA newsletter editors receive my training experience article.
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FEI Announces New Standard for Frangible XC Fences Dear Eventing Community, After six months of extensive work initiated by the Eventing Frangible Device Working Group (Dave Vos, Geoff Sinclair, Mark Phillips and Jonathan Clissold), Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has reviewed and approved the release of the Updated Standard V2 for frangible/deformable cross country fences. The work included filming fences being jumped at many events and reviewing them in slow motion as well as broad testing performed by British Eventing and MIM at Chalmers University (SWE), as well as TRL. The Updated Standard V2 has been endorsed by the Eventing Committee as well as the Risk Management Steering Group. The Updated Frangible Standard V2 can now be implemented progressively as from the date of the FEI publication. As of 1st January 2021, all newly manufactured devices must comply with the Updated Standard V2. Devices manufactured according to the previous standard specifications can be used until 31 December 2021. MIM and British Eventing testing on current frangible devices has been done and now this new standard is published they will be able to advise if their products need any updates or adjustments. The Updated Standard V2 for frangible/deformable cross country fences includes the following changes: • Introduction of a 40 kg kettlebell pendulum test to better represent a ‘hanging leg’ impact scenario to reproduce severe impact on fence with some leading to rotational falls which frangible fences should help mitigate. • The addition of requirements for front and back rails of activation energies, i.e. pendulum impact energies at and above which the fence shall activate. The energies proposed have been developed by Dave Vos, based on the conservation of (after contact) energy and angular momentum with input parameters, such as jump speeds, heights, flight duration, etc., with the input of the Frangible Device Working Group members expertise and corroborating measurements from event video data. The Updated Standard V2 is more reliable and the testing is easier to set up in order to encourage new ideas and will hopefully accelerate new developments for frangible fence devices. It is important to note that realistic infield assessment to ensure fences don’t break too easily has been strongly debated and agreed with the Frangible Working Group understanding the importance of balancing safety with true cross country. Full details and further FEI Risk Management Information can be found: https://inside.fei.org/fei/disc/eventing/risk-management/devices Please feel free to contact the Eventing Department for any questions or comments. We remain available to answer any testing questions for new devices. With kind regards,
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1) Nominating – Will be decided in April 2) Grievance – 2 VP’s and only if there is a complaint 3) Finance a. Chair – Peter West b. Sponsorship 2020 – Caren Caverly 4) Awards – a. Grants – Amanda Moretz 5) Award Banquet – a. Chair – Caren Caverly b. Silent Auction – Joanne Morse c. Barn Raffle – Erin McCloud 6) Education – a. Chair – Julie Shannon b. Clinics – Erin McCloud, Caren Caverly c. Kudzu – Peri Lambros 7) Youth – a. Chair – Joanne Morse, Erin McCloud b. Schooling or Grassroots – Halliea Milner c. Recognized – Liz Molloy, Lori Goodwin d. Collegiate – Amanda Garner
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GDCTA COVID-19 Statement UPDATE 4/9/2020
The Coronavirus outbreak is a public health threat that requires all of us to work together to protect our community and our nation. GDCTA has decided to follow the USDF/USEF and GIHP for our GDCTArecognized schooling shows. We will not be accepting scores from GDCTA-recognized schooling shows held through May 3rd. We may amend this as the nation’s governing bodies make changes.
This change clearly impacts several scheduled GDCTArecognized schooling shows. Please contact the organizers directly to discuss their plans. (Find the schooling show list on the calendar: gdcta.org/gdctarecognized-schooling-shows)
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GDCTA EVENT CALENDAR (GDCTA Events are in RED) USEF/USDF/USEA 2020 Show Season July 11-12 Greater ATL Dressage Southern I & II Conyers, GA Aug 29-30 Labor Day Classic I & II Conyers, GA
GDCTA Clinics & Symposiums May 30-31 Anne Gribbons Dressage Milton, GA Julie Shannon Julie@shannondale.com June 6-7 Michael Pollard Eventing Fairburn, GA Joanne Morse Joannemorses1@yahoo.com June 27-28 Jeremy Steinberg Dressage Milton, GA Julie Shannon Julie@shannondale.com July 18-19 Kim Gentry Bitting Moreland, GA Joanne Morse Joannemorses1@yahoo.com
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Schooling Shows 2020 Show Season
May 23 (Amy Lanier) Foxberry Farm Dallas, GA firstname.lastname@example.org
*Aug 1-2 Summer Finals at Wills Park Alpharetta, GA Caren Caverly CCaverly@comcast.net
May 23 Ashland Farm Covington, GA email@example.com
2021 Show Season
Jun 6 (Sally Crews) LEAF Gainesville, GA Allfergs2@yahoo.com
*Oct 10-11 Atlanta National Fall Dressage Conyers, GA Caren Caverly CCaverly@comcast.net
GDCTA-Recognized Schooling Shows (green=pending purple=provisional black=approved)
2020 Show Season GDCTA will not be accepting scores from GDCTA-recognized schooling shows held through May 3rd. We may amend this as the nationâ€™s governing bodies make changes. May 2 LEAF Gainesville, GA firstname.lastname@example.org May 9 Poplar Place Farm Hamilton, GA email@example.com May 16 North Atlanta Equestrian Cartersville, GA firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 13 (Leslie Olsen) Chatt Hills Eventing Fairburn, GA email@example.com Jun 13 (Sally Crews) Foxberry Farm Dallas, GA firstname.lastname@example.org Jun 20 Poplar Place Farm Hamilton, GA email@example.com Jun 20 Ashland Farm Covington, GA firstname.lastname@example.org Jul 11 Ashland Farm Covington, GA email@example.com Jul 11 (Danielle Perry) BellaRose Dressage & CT Woodstock, GA firstname.lastname@example.org Jul 18 North Atlanta Equestrian Cartersville, GA email@example.com
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