2020! Here we come!!! Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc. GDCTA is a Group Member Organization of USDF.
GDCTA Board 2020
GDCTA COMMITTEES 1)
Nominating – will be decided in April
Grievance – (only if there is a complaint) Erin McCloud and Joanne Morse
Finance – a. b.
Grants – Amanda Moretz
Chair – Caren Caverly Silent Auction – Joanne Morse Barn Raffle – Erin McCloud
Education – Chair – Julie Shannon Clinics – Erin McCloud, Caren Caverly Kudzu – Peri Lambros
Youth – a. b. c. d.
Awards Gala –
a. b. c. 7)
a. b. c.
Chair – Peter West Sponsorship 2020 - Caren Caverly
a. b. c. 6)
Awards – a.
Chair – Joanne Morse, Erin McCloud Schooling or Grassroots – Halliea Milner Recognized – Liz Molloy, Lori Goodwin Collegiate – Amanda Garner
Communication – a. b. c. d. e.
Chair – Joanne Morse Yearbook – Penny Morse, June Brewer Newsletter – Penny Morse, June Brewer Website – June Brewer Social Media – June Brewer, Erin McCloud
Chair – Erin McCloud Recognized – Caren Caverly Schooling – Caren Caverly, Peri Lambros 1. Horse Show Recognition – Chris Hutchings Regionals 2019 1. Chair – Caren Caverly 2. Vendors – Caren Caverly 3. Hospitality – Liz Faso 4. Awards Chair – Peri Lambros 5. Grounds – Peri Lambros Volunteer Coordinator – OPEN – looking for candidates for this position
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In This Issue STORIES
Eavesdrops Bill Woods
9 – Wesleyan Adds Equine Studies 11 – Equestrian Community Unites Joanne Morse
16 – USDF Awards Program From Barn to Bar 17-20 – Penny Morse
22 – 24 –
Massage Minute with Amanda Moretz
BITS 2-3 – Contact Us
4 – Volunteers
12 – Donors
13 – Calendar
15 – Meeting Highlights 23 – Directory
25 – New Sponsor!
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RIDE FOR WESLEYAN
First college chartered to grant degrees to women (1836) Only school in Georgia competing in IDA Small class sizes and low faculty/student ratio Liberal arts with 23 majors/30 minors 6 NCAA Division III athletic teams Riders are encouraged to compete in multiple disciplines DISCIPLINES IDA Dressage IHSA Hunt Seat IHSA Western
EQUESTRIAN CENTER Student boarding available Located on our 200-acre campus a short walk from residence halls.
EQUINE STUDIES MAJOR beginning fall 2020 Two tracks available: equine assisted therapy and management EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY MINOR To schedule a personalized visit or to RSVP for a Preview Day, visit our website at www.wesleyancollege.edu/visit.
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It’s the time of year football. You know the term “armchair quarterback?” All fans are susceptible to acting that Ǥ ȋȌ Ǥ limited, I’d like to claim it is less so in dressage. All ǤǦ Ǥ Intro test after another, I couldn’t help but overhear Ǥ ǡ turn around and say to them, “You’re kidding, right? You can’t be serious!” All advice – – Ǥǡ ǡ Ǥ
ǡǡǡ horse is tense and wired, that’s a bad time to be Ǩ canter, that’s a bad time to be practicing Ǥ
ǡ ǡ Ǥ ǡ ǡ Ǥ to an audience, “I can teach any horse jump off a ͵ͲǦ ͳʹǨǤǤǤǤǤǤǨ” Ǧ weekend’s show or watching some of the things the ǡ myself from interrupting, “Excuse me, what exactly were you thinking anyway?”
Horse Show 101 Symposium Join Us!
February 29, 2020 Georgia International Horse Park Conyers, GA
Dressage & Eventing Discussions Topics • • • • • • •
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (lunch included) In the Carriage Room
Attire with Caren Caverly & Carol Tresan Braiding with Peri Lambros & Carol Tresan Entries with Mary Lou Freil Feeding the Equine Athlete with Peggy Miles Healthy Horse & Rider with Amanda Moretz IEA / Collegiate with Amanda Garner Psychology with Cheryl Williams
• • • • •
Rules and Show Etiquette with Caren Caverly Saddle Fit with Melanie Miller Safety Vests Fitting with Joanne Morse Step By Step Show Prep with Caren Caverly Trailer Safety with Amanda Moretz Volunteering (Jobs) with Penny Morse Walking Jumping Courses with Joanne Morse
$20 pp - Register in advance at GDCTA.org 8
Wesleyan adds equine studies major and welcomes dressage to equestrian competition Catherine Baker came to Wesleyan in 2018 to serve as head coach for the Collegeâ€™s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) hunt seat and western equestrian teams. Bringing more than twenty years of professional and equestrian experience to Wesleyan, Baker also serves as director of the Nancy Ellis Knox Equestrian Center, adjunct professor, senior associate athletic director, and community lessons instructor. Her certifications include Licensed Official FEI Federation - Equestrian International and IEA Steward.
Wesleyan will welcome a new major in equine studies fall semester 2020, joining The University of Georgia and Savannah College of Art and Design as the only three Georgia institutions to offer this program. Equine studies at Wesleyan combines the scientific study of horses with practical aspects such as business models, herd management, equine nutrition, equine anatomy, physiology and first aid, and the fundamentals of riding. Two tracks are available: equine-assisted therapy and equine business management. Students will gain equestrian knowledge through hands-on experiences with horses and lecture courses. Equine studies students will graduate with a solid foundation in equine management and welfare in order to combine their passion for horses with a career path. This major can also serve as an equine knowledge base for students applying to veterinary school for large animal and equine specialties. Equine-assisted therapy is also offered as a minor.
Under her direction, Wesleyan recently joined the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) and added dressage to its team competition. With just three team riders at their first IDA Show in November, Wesleyan was the third place team on the first day of competition and the Reserve Champion High Point Team on the second day, earning the Wolves enough points to potentially earn regional standings and to compete at IDA Nationals in the spring. Wesleyan is the only school in Georgia competing in IDA competitions.
Dedicated to the continued success and growth of the program, Baker said, â€œThere is so much potential for this program to provide amazing opportunities to students and the community. Working with horses provides lessons and skills that can be used in every aspect of our lives. Horses are very special creatures that teach us responsibility, courage, empathy, and humility.â€?
Several beginner team riders will compete for the first time at the Wesleyan College Schooling Show on Saturday, January 25. The first weekend in February starts the spring intercollegiate season and every team rider will be competing.
Founded in 1836, Wesleyan was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Wesleyan is a four-year, residential, liberal arts college for women offering the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine arts, and the bachelor of science in nursing. We offer 23 majors, including an interdisciplinary self-designed major, 30 minors, and nine pre-professional programs: allied health, athletic training, dental, engineering (dual-degree), law (accelerated JD), medicine, pharmacy, seminary, and veterinary.
As members of IHSA, Wesleyan competes against schools that include: Clemson University, College of Charleston, Georgia Southern University, University of South Carolina, Lander University, and Converse College. Wesleyan equestrian team members have competed in post-season competitions including Regional Finals, Western Semi-Finals, and Nationals. Awards to team members include being named to IHSA All Academic Team, receiving the Jon Conyers Scholarship, and being awarded the USHJA/ IHSA Sportsmanship Award for Zone 5.
Wesleyan Wolves compete in five NCAA Division III sports - basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, and tennis. Volleyball will be added in fall 2020. Unlike many other schools, Wesleyan athletes can compete in more than one sport.
For more information visit www.wesleyancollege.edu 9
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Thank you to the following members for their generous donations Alex M. Adams Leslie Allen Eliot Axt Jessica Beier Caryl Berzack Sue Bibler Terry Blair Fred M. Burdette Meghan Cameron Mary Campbell Theresa Campbell Rhonda Cathy Richard Cohn Mary Bess Davis Susan M. Day Leeanna Dick Martine Duff Judith C. Fiorentino Devon Fowler Jean Corbett Fowler Michelle B. Futral Susan Gampfer Caroline Garren Linden Gaspar Marjolein Geven Pagan Gilman Tamara Gomez Abigail Goodwin Julie Ballard Haralson
Janet Hawkins Emily Hewitt Hannah Hewitt Vicki Holland Mark Hook Claire Howard Allisa Huestis Melody Jackson Elizabeth Jones Kay Kendzor Leigh Kent-Scherzer Andrea L. Krakovsky Susanne Lauda Sydney Lee Valerie Levin Elaine McAllister Christi Meyers Melanie Miller Heather Moffett Janie Montgomery Carol Morgan Elleene J. Morgan Michaela Mosley Kimberly Murray Wisti Nelson Chantelle Noble Miriam Offermanns Emma Osmer Janie Pride
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GDCTA EVENT CALENDAR (GDCTA Events are in RED) USEF/USDF/USEA 2020 Show Season
GDCTA-Recognized Schooling Shows
May 9-10 Greater ATL Dressage Southern I & II Conyers, GA
2020 Show Season
Aug 29-30 Labor Day Classic I & II Conyers, GA
GDCTA Clinics & Symposiums Feb 29 Horseshow 101 Symposium Conyers, GA Caren Caverly email@example.com
April 25-26 Laura Graves Clinic Milton, GA Julie Shannon Julie@shannondale.com
GDCTA Schooling Shows 2020 Show Season *Aug 1-2 Summer Finals at Wills Park Alpharetta, GA Caren Caverly CCaverly@comcast.net
2021 Show Season Conyers, GA Caren Caverly CCaverly@comcast.net *Oct 10-11 Atlanta National Fall Dressage
Feb 8 (Sally Crews) Chatt Hills Eventing Fairburn, GA firstname.lastname@example.org 770-892-2117 Feb 22 Full Circle Horse Park Pell City, AL email@example.com Feb 22 AYDC Winer Wonderland GIHP, GA firstname.lastname@example.org Mar 7 Poplar Place Farm Hamilton, GA email@example.com 706-681-8748 Mar 7 Full Circle Horse Park Pell City, AL firstname.lastname@example.org Apr 4 Ashland Farm Covington, GA email@example.com Apr 18 (Cynthia Thaxton) Chatt Hills Eventing Fairburn, GA firstname.lastname@example.org 770-892-2117 Apr 25 Oxer Farm Clermont, GA email@example.com May 2 Foxberry Farm
Dallas, GA firstname.lastname@example.org 770 318-6330
May 16 Oxer Farm Clermont, GA email@example.com May 23 Ashland Farm Covington, GA firstname.lastname@example.org Jun 13 (Leslie Olsen) Chatt Hills Eventing Fairburn, GA email@example.com 770-892-2117 Jun 13 (Sally Crews) Foxberry Farm Dallas, GA firstname.lastname@example.org 770 318-6330 June 20 Ashland Farm Covington, GA email@example.com Caren Caverly GDCTA AWARDS CHAIR â€“ Recognized & Schooling Shows firstname.lastname@example.org 770-713-4025
*The GDCTA 2020 Schooling shows in August and October will be participating in the new USDF Regional Schooling Show Award program. Details can be found on the USDF.org website. Also, in those shows we will now be offering the AA Dressage Seat Equitation class in addition to the DSE 13 & under and DE 14 & over classes. And of course, we will continue offer our Lisa Seger Insurance AA Medal classes!
Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association Regular Meeting Minutes Overview
January 20, 2020
President Caren Caverly called the regular meeting of the GDCTA to order on January 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm at Shannondale Farm, 2395 Birmingham Rd, Milton, GA 30004. VP of Eventing, Joanne Morse, performed roll call. A quorum of the board consisting of Caren Caverly, Peri Lambros, Joanne Morse, Liz Molloy, Peter West, Lori Goodwin, Carol Lane Tresan, Erin McCloud and Amanda Moretz was present. Also present were Kim Keaton and Amy Tobias. The minutes of the regular meeting for December 16, 2019, were emailed to board members prior to the meeting. Peri Lamrbos made a motion to approve the minutes. Liz Molloy seconded. Motion passed. Treasurer’s Report: Peter West, A report of financial statements was presented to the board. December expenses included all the costs from the USDF and USEA Conventions. VP of Eventing: Joanne Morse, Information for Olympian Jill Henneberg was given to Mary Lou to start her membership. Joanne is submitting budgets for two clinics at this meeting but has one more in the works for a kudzu style clinic for this summer. Membership: Mary Lou Freil, We are up members from this time last year. Awards Banquet Chairperson: Caren Caverly, Awards banquet is this coming Saturday. 485 people coming to the Gala this year. There are 95 items in the silent auction. All silent auction items are tax deductible. Backdrops have been ordered and will be here for the Gala. Communications: Joanne Morse, We are in better shape than this time last year as far as the Yearbook goes. Still looking for more advertisers. Next online newsletter is a January/February issue. Horse Show Chairperson, Erin McCloud, Caren has judges lined up for the May show. Linda Zang is lined up and Anne Gribbons is a maybe. The Labor Day show also has two “S” judges lined up. Caren talked with a person on the Wills Park Foundation about getting more
dates during the show year. There is discussion in place to have more for the 2021 year. Finance Committee: Peter West, Looking into making a packet to send out to potential sponsors. Youth Chairperson: Liz Molloy, Liz has a new revised Letterman Application that has been sent out. Erin McCloud is looking for input on how to get the Youth Board more active. The Board wants to inspire more leadership and responsibility from our Youth. Education and Young Horse Chairperson: Julie Shannon, Horse Show 101 coming up in February in Conyers. Caren made a motion to buy a second projector to have for this clinic. Peri Lambros seconded. Motion approved. Old Business – A new volunteer coordinator is needed. New Business Caren made a motion that we donate $2000 to the Wills Park Foundation and $250 in Pam Kimble’s name to the Dressage Foundation. Lori Goodwin seconded. Motion passed. Quote was acquired of $1750 to have the arena trailer modified to make loading the new arenas easier. Peri Lambros made a motion that we do this. Liz Molloy seconded. Motion passed. Erin McCloud made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Peri Lambros seconded. Meeting adjourned at 9:06 PM. Next meeting is February 17, 2020, at 7:00 PM Shannondale Farm 2395 Birmingham Rd Milton, Georgia
Thereâ€™s a new USDF awards program for GMO members (thatâ€™s us!) The USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program will offer regional recognition to USDF Group Members, competing in non-USEF-licensed/non-USDF-recognized competitions. The program will start on December 1, 2019 and run December 1 through November 30 yearly. Four award divisions, including open, junior/young rider, adult amateur and non-professional will be recognized per region. The open division will offer six levels of recognition (Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth and FEI), with the junior/young rider, adult amateur and non-professional divisions offering an additional seventh level (Introductory). USDF Group Members and non-USEF-licensed/ non-USDF-recognized competitions that would like to participate in the USDF Regional Schooling Show Awards Program may do so by submitting the applicable application.
GDCTA Schooling Shows will be participating in the new USDF Regional Schooling Show Award program* 2020 Show Season August 1-2 Summer Finals Wills Park, Alpharetta, GA 2021 Show Season October 10-11 Atlanta National Fall Dressage GIHP, Conyers, GA *Our 2020 schooling shows will now be offering the AA Dressage Seat Equitation class in addition to the DSE 13 & under and DE 14 & over classes. And of course, we will continue offer our Lisa Seger Insurance AA Medal classes!
Both show organizers and competitors have to opt into this program.
Full program details and rules can be found on the USDF website: https://www.usdf.org/awards/performance/regional-schooling.asp 16
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By Brooke Taylor
With each turn around the sun, the inevitable wane of daylight culminates to close out the year and we come to a point of reflection.
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In my work I often see horses with a sacrum that is unable to move properly due to restricted fascia and tight muscles. If the sacrum isn't moving properly due to restriction, that restriction will move up the chain through the spine and into the neck/poll/head. It will also limit pelvic motion and the horseâ€™s ability to sit and push from behind. Releasing the fascia and surrounding muscles will help rebalance the sacrum and the compensation through the body. The tension pattern seen in one particular horse with this issue being very tight in his low back and that was affecting his work. I found his sacrum was locked down by the surrounding fascia and soft tissue. The fascia was pulling the sacrum to the left and then pulling the low back to the right. This had the lower lumbar vertebrae restricted in motion as well. After releasing the fascia around the sacrum, it was able to move and then the lumbars were able to release as well. When the sacrum did start releasing, I got some big spasms/twitching in the left gluteal/Bicep Femoris muscles. I did check in to the front end and had to release some areas around the withers, low neck, and poll.
PHOTO: The green line shows the main path of the fascial restrictions and the yellow arrows show the direction of pull. * Equine Massage/Muscle Therapist * Equine Craniosacral Therapist * Licensed Veterinary Technician Amanda Starr Bodyworks was created to help bring bodywork/massage therapy to the horses and riders of all disciplines. email@example.com / www.amandamoretzbodywork.com
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