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Collected Remarks

June 2020

Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc. GDCTA is a Group Member Organization of USDF.

The GDCTA Yearbook 2019 Be part of the 2019 Yearbook! We welcome articles and entertaining pictures from every member! Contact Penny Morse or June Brewer if you would like to contribute!

Contact info:designonpenny@yahoo.com or yearbook@gdcta.org

Help us make this issue bigger and better than 2018!!!


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In This Issue

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING For information about advertising in the Collected Remarks newsletter, please email:


Outside the Sandbox

delivering general articles and activities

5 – COVID-19 6-7 – GDCTA Reopening Procedures Are you ready to compete and practice the 9 – COVID-19: new guidelines?



Ad space is limited. Scheduled ads are due by the 5th of the month prior to publication. Information about advertising is also available online at:

Penny Morse


inside the sandbox

15 – USDF Photography GMO Award 17 – USDF Book Club Eventing

GDCTA.org/advertise The deadline for articles is also the 5th of the month prior to publication. Advertisements and Articles should be emailed to: webmaster@gdcta.org

3 time the fun

19 – GDCTA Hosts Michael Pollard

20-21 – Adaptability 21

– Youth Corner – Michael Pollard Eventing Clinic

Joanne Morse Maren Hanson

The advertisements contained herein are paid advertisements. The information is provided by the service provider. The GDCTA makes no specific recommendations for any particular company, individual, or service.

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GDCTA Business

a glimpse behind the curtain

23 – Volunteers Needed

Online Newsletter Advertising Rates

24-25 – GDCTA Board & Committees

Deadline for submission is the 5th of every month Email to webmaster@gdcta.org All ads are in COLOR

26-27 – Meeting Highlights 28 – Donors

You may pay online or Make checks payable to GDCTA and mail to Peter West 20 Wild Turkey Lane Jasper, GA. 30143

31 – Event Calendar

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Contact Caren Caverly 770-713-4025 / ccaverly@comcast.net

Outside the Sandbox delivering general articles and activities

GDCTA COVID-19 Statement UPDATE 5/4/2020

On June 1, shows resumed once again. How will everyone stay safe in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic? USEF has a Toolkit for how competitons will proceed: www.usef.org/media/covid19-toolkit

GDCTA has created Reopening Procedures based on the USEF guidelines, CDC and Georgia state Public Health recommendations. The document is published on the website and we are including here. Thank you for your continued support during this challenging time. Caren Caverly President, GDCTA 770-713-4025 ccaverly@comcast.net






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DRESSAGE inside the Sandbox


Jeremy Steinberg June 27-28, 2020

Shannondale Farm Milton, GA

Jeremy’s teaching style is classical, practical training for horse and rider. Jeremy is an accomplished High Performance Dressage competitor. In addition to having been the USEF National Youth Coach, he is also a highly sought after clinician. His thoughtful, classical approach to training suits riders of all levels from amateur to professional. Please contact Julie julie@shannondale.com or visit GDCTA.org, if you want to ride.

Competitor Tent is a unique, new mobile app aimed at providing competitive equestrians training and competition results and analytics across the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, Jumpers, and Show Hunters. As riders, we share a passion for performance. But to achieve peak performance, we need insights. Until now, riders had to track their performance through the use of notepads, whiteboards, or personal instinct. When we set out to design Competitor Tent, we wanted to help riders analyze their results to discover insights, shape training, and ultimately to improve their performance. We want to enhance the riding experience by providing an app that is mobilefirst, data-driven, and crowd-sourced, with an emphasis on building community. The Competitor Tent app can be downloaded for free on the App Store at the following link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/competitor-tent/id1466954851 13

Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II July 11-12, 2020 Georgia Horse Park Conyers, GA Sponsored by

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GMO Photography Award – Guidelines The USDF Group Member Organization (GMO) Photography Awards are designed to recognize outstanding efforts by GMOs that include amateur photography in their newsletters. Awards will be presented for the best amateur photographs, published in the GMO’s newsletter, in four categories.

Categories    

Less than 75 members 75 – 174 members 175 – 499 members 500 or more members

(Category 1) (Category 2) (Category 3) (Category 4)

Eligibility Any GMO in good standing with USDF may submit a photograph, published in its own newsletter and taken by an amateur, for the contest. A photograph that is published as part of a magazine that is not the GMO’s newsletter is ineligible for nomination. Photographs taken by professionals are not eligible for nomination. If a GMO has chapters, the GMO will choose which of its chapters’ photograph/newsletter to enter. All photographs nominated must have been published in the st st GMO’s newsletter within the current awards year (September 1 – August 31 ).

Nomination Process st

Nominations are due by August 31 . Only an official representative of a GMO may submit the nomination. It is the responsibility of the GMO to ensure that only one official representative submits the nomination. The nomination form, photograph being nominated, signed Photo Release Form (see page 3), and the newsletter containing the photograph being nominated must be must be submitted electronically. Nominations may only be submitted by using the official nomination form, emailed to gmoliaison@usdf.org. Each GMO may submit one nomination.

General Information:

 Color and black and white photos will be accepted  Mounted riders in photos must be wearing headgear; a helmet, derby, or top hat  By submitting the nomination form, the GMO confirms that the photographer is aware of the nomination, and agrees to allow USDF unlimited usage rights on the photographs submitted  Only JPG (picture) files will be accepted and must be 300 dpi (high resolution)  Do not embed the file in the email  The judges’ decisions are final.

Judging The USDF Group Member Organizations Committee will appoint individuals to judge the entries. Committee members serving as judges will not judge nominations from GMOs to which they belong. Nominations will be judged on:   

Impact Creativity Composition

• Lighting • Subject matter • Storytelling ability

• Color harmony • Center of interest

Presentation One winner and one honorable mention recipient will be awarded in each category. First place awards will be presented at the Board of Governors General Assembly during the Adequan/USDF Annual Convention and honorable mention recipients will be announced. Winners will be published in the yearbook issue of the USDF Connection. GMOs winning first place will receive one 1/6-page black and white ad in USDF Connection for GMO use.

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USDF GMO Book Club Meeting with Janet Foy

The USDF GMO Book Club is for all members of any GMO, ie, GDCTA members. Since it is not location dependent, Book Club members can be members of any GMO nationwide making this a larger group and an enthusiastic crowd. The June book is “Dressage For The Not-So-Perfect Horse” by Janet Foy. We will be having a Zoom meeting with her to discuss it! The Zoom Meeting is scheduled for June 24th at 7:00 PM EST.

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If you don’t own a copy, you can pick one up at Amazon – they have an Ebook version and a few hard copies or Trafalgar Books has plenty of them. We look forward to seeing you in June on Zoom! 17

EVENTING 3 times the fun

GDCTA Hosts Michael Pollard By Joanne Morse when a rider did something well was consistent no matter the jump height. Knowing that everyone was getting something positive out of the experience was of great importance to him. He is a trainer that I will definitely continue to work with in the future!

Photos by Lisa Dolny Photography

GDCTA was proud to host Michael Pollard for the first eventing clinic of the year on May 30-31 at Chattahoochee Hills Eventing. Between a pandemic and questionable weather forecasts there was uncertainty on what type of weekend we all were going to have. The skies parted though, and everyone was excited to be able to get out to enjoy the beautiful weather. Every participant showed up eager to learn with open ears and fresh horses. This was my first time organizing and I really lucked out to have such a great group of people sign up. They were super positive and easy to work with. Saturday was show jumping day and we had an early start. As a trainer, I felt incredibly lucky to be front and center in the ring to hear Michael’s instruction and see the riders progress through the exercises. It is always great to hear things being said in a different way and see new techniques for helping horse and rider navigate through challenging questions and come out better in the end. It did not matter if it was the Tadpole group or the Prelim group, everyone finished better than they started. Michael’s enthusiasm watching everyone improve was contagious. It was a long, hot day, but it finished with just as much energy as it started with. Sunday was cross country day and we were blessed with another day of perfect weather and eager riders! While the clinic was structured in a group setting, Michael was easily able to tailor each rider’s experience uniquely to what they needed. We saw horses and riders tackle questions they had not faced before, and while their first efforts may not have gone perfectly, with Michael’s positive guidance they were quickly able to smooth out the execution and jump through with confidence. Michaal’s ability to pick out small weaknesses in riders and make, sometimes minor, adjustments lead to huge improvements at every level. At the end of the day what stood out most to me was the fact that the look of satisfaction on Michael’s face


By Maren Elise FouchĂŠ-Hanson but can still ride a pony. So, no shows for Cara but we will be going again to both championships with Drake.

In an unpredictable year like 2020, I have learned a valuable lesson from my experience as the GDCTA grant recipient and that is adaptability. None of us knew what was coming! Some experts warned us but we are often in the same position with our horses and sport. Sudden injuries or life changes sometimes dramatically affect our best plans and we have to learn to change course as needed. And we should always look to the best experts for advice!

Drake is 25 years old this year. He just won his first international dressage championship at the Global Wellington CDI in February and now will be conditioning again for the 2020 AECs instead of Cara. Kristin was wonderful helping me through the travel plans and keeping Drake sound and happy. We worked on his form with gymnastics over fences and finding the correct pace on a pony which is very, very different from galloping my 16.2 TB! I was able to stable right next door to her at the AECs and enjoyed watching her take her horse Charm out for the Preliminary Championships. I was able to help out in the barn anywhere I could. We have developed a team to keep Drake sound and thriving. The cross training has really helped develop and maintain his muscling and mind for dressage too.

When I earned the 2019 GDCTA grant I planned to ride my Thoroughbred mare Swedish Fish "Cara" and work with Kristin Schmolze to qualify for the AECs in 2020. My pony, In My Feelings "Drake", was headed on a dressage path to the National Youth Dressage Championships when we had a disappointing show under extreme weather conditions and scored low enough we thought we might not be in the top 12 invited to go. So with my trainer Stella Sunstein advising (she had just moved away to Virginia from Kristin's barn) we went ahead and took some jumping lessons from Kristin with Drake and gave him an opportunity to try for the AECs in 2019 while also developing Cara for Novice in 2020.

I appreciate the opportunity to learn from a top rider/trainer and attend my first two AECs with her instruction and GDCTA support! It may not be on the horse we originally planned but now we are going twice instead of just once. And fingers crossed for Cara in the future! We will adapt with that plan too!

Kristin agreed to help us on short notice; Drake and I quickly qualified at beginner novice in the last month just before the championship deadline. We actually qualified and attended both dressage and eventing national championships! We finished 6th in the US in Children's FEI at Lamplight Festival of Champions and then met Kristin at the AECs at the Kentucky Horse Park. Drake won the dressage, carried though cross country, and had a final rail to finish 9th. It was an incredible experience and so rewarding. But I continued to plan ahead for 2021 to develop Cara as planned under the grant taking lessons on both horses. Then 2020 rolled around. I knew Cara wasn't working at her best. We didn't have anything glaringly wrong but decided to have a full vet check to see if we could pinpoint what, if anything, was wrong. Unfortunately, along with the season cut short by COVID, we are now looking to get her a full work up at UGA to see what is next. So now again we must adapt and make a plan for Drake. The competitions we attended last year allow us to attend the AECs again this year. We have worked to keep my body centered over him as I grow a bit more




Michael Pollard Eventing Clinic by Hana Swales Over the May 30-31 weekend, I had the opportunity to ride with Michael Pollard in GDCTA's eventing clinic at Chattahoochee Hills. The two-day clinic consisted of show jumping and cross county and I was ready to learn and take away as much as I could. My horse Britton and I are a semi-new partnership and show jumping was something we’ve been struggling with. Not even 20 minutes into our ride, Michael had us feeling better - really connecting - getting a good feel for how we should go about a stadium course. As we took the new “feel” to course, Michael was able to help us be successful and have a great jump school. Even if we had to do it five times to make it perfect, Michael was there, helping the whole way, making sure I understood what to do and how to do it. On Sunday we headed out on cross country and got right into it. The adjustability of strides and speeds we learned from the day before really helped us on cross country. My confidence has been slow building back up on cross country, but the tips and encouragement from him made it a super successful cross-country school session. I definitely learned a lot. I feel more confident and ready to show. I look forward to building my partnership with my horse after this clinic. If you ever get the opportunity to ride with Michael, do it! He was so specific to each horse and gave us all different ways to be successful. I will be riding with him as often as I can!


GDCTA BUSINESS a glimpse behind the curtain


Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association needs your help! Your ideas, opinions, and involvement are how we plan and get things done. Our Committees are listed below or you can find them on the website Contact Us page. If you would like to join a committee . . . (usually takes just a couple of hours per month of your time)

More than another other position, we need a Volunteer Coordinator! Volunteer Coordinators -

Work closely with show manager and secretary to schedule volunteers; deliver coolers and ice to judges’ booths and show office; monitor volunteer sign-in; hand out supplies to volunteers; get lunches ready for judges, etc.

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Awards Education Gala Horse Shows Schooling Show Recognition Kudzu Klinics Marketing/Public Relations Membership

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Newsletter Nominations Scholarship Sponsorships Volunteer Website Young Horse Youth Program

Please contact: Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net / 770-713-4025 23

GDCTA Board 2020

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Committees 2020

Newsletter Submission Guidelines

1) Nominating – Decided on in April 2) Grievance – 2 VP’s and only if there is a complaint 3) Finance a. Chair – Peter West b. Sponsorship 2019 – Caren Caverly 4) Awards a. Grants – Amanda Moretz 5) Award Gala 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

Collected Remarks is the official publication of the Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc. (GDCTA), a non-profit, exempt corporation organized under Section 501© (3). It is the monthly newsletter designed to inform, educate and entertain the membership. The Editors encourage members to submit original advertising, articles, photographs, and artwork for possible publication. The editors of ‘Collected Remarks’ reserve the right to reject any advertising or article deemed to be unsuitable for this newsletter. • Editorial contributions of 600 words or less (accompanied by photos with permission to publish, if applicable) are welcomed although publication cannot be guaranteed. • GDCTA is not responsible for the opinions and statements expressed in signed articles or paid advertisements. GDCTA Collected Remarks welcomes submissions of quality color dressage and sport-horse photographs. All mounted riders must be wearing appropriate headgear (a safety helmet, a derby, or a top hat). Photos must be accompanied by complete captions, including the full names of all subjects.

8) Communication a. Chair – Joanne Morse b. Yearbook – Penny Morse, June Brewer c. Newsletter – Penny Morse, June Brewer d. Website – June Brewer e. Social Media – June Brewer, Erin McCloud 9) Show – a. Chair – Erin McCloud b. Recognized – Caren Caverly c. Schooling – Caren Caverly, Peri Lambros 1 Horse Show Recognition – Carol Tresan d. Regionals 1. Chair – Caren Caverly 2. Vendors – Caren Caverly 3. Hospitality – Liz Faso 4. Awards Chair – Peri Lambros 5. Grounds – Peri Lambros e. Volunteer Coordinator – Open (Need someone to fill)

For print, only high resolution (300dpi) Jpeg or PDF files will be accepted. Please submit electronically to designonpenny@yahoo.com and webmaster@gdcta.org.


Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association Regular Meeting Minutes Overview April 20, 2020  

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President Caren Caverly called the regular meeting of the GDCTA to order on May 18, 2020 at 7:05 pm on Zoom. Recording Secretary, Heather Ryfa, performed roll call. A quorum of the board consisting of Caren Caverly, Joanne Morse, Peri Lambros, Carol Lane Tresan, Erin McCloud, Lori Goodwin, Julie Shannon, Liz Molloy, and Heather Ryfa were present. Also present were Alison Cochran and committee members Mary Lou Freil and June Brewer. The minutes of the regular meeting for April 20, 2020 were emailed to board members prior to the meeting. Erin McCloud made a motion to approve the minutes. Joanne Morse seconded. Motion passed. Alison Cochran reported regarding her grant: she finished year by attending Chatt Hills Schooling Show. Horse had not been out much and it was good experience for him. Remainder was spent on training in Alabama. Treasurer’s Report: Peter West not present; sent April report of financial statements via email. VP Dressage, Erin McCloud. No report. VP of Combined Training, Joanne Morse. Michael Pollard to send insurance by tomorrow; Chattahoochee Hills certificates needed also, Caren Caverly to follow-up. Clinic May 30-31 is full; a bit clinic scheduled for July 18 and 19 with Kim Gentry, which is over half full. Holding off on the walking a course clinic; looking at doing towards the end of the year, possibly October. Membership, Mary Lou Freil. Membership report sent to board; ten new members since last meeting. We are down 50 members from this time last year. Membership was going well until COVID-19; expected to pick back up after re-open. Eventing members are up. Motion by Caren Caverly to follow USEA and USDF closures for COVID-19. Seconded by Erin McCloud. Currently May 31 to re-open. Passed.

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Motion by Caren Caverly to do a stay-at-home charity dressage series; registrations through Fox Village. Will cost nothing. Erin McCloud seconded. Equestrian Aid Foundation will receive the proceeds. Communications, Joanne Morse; June Brewer. Newsletter out Thursday, e-blast on Friday. Working on yearbook; currently June 1 deadline. Could reduce size due to reduced ads. Finance Committee – Sponsorships have stopped. Awarded 2021 championships; should be able to get sponsorships for that. Youth Chairperson, Joanne Morse and Erin McCloud  Much more participation in Zoom meetings for Youth Committee, will replace the conference calls.  Need to work on educating them on the responsibilities of positions and improve some participation.  Youth t-shirt contest posted.  Working on a membership drive. Awards – grant deadline June 1. June Brewer will push information out to members. Education and Young Horse Chairperson, Julie Shannon. Jeremy Steinberg clinic still suspended; suggestion to not permit auditors and either box lunch or bring your own. 10 riders maximum per day. Anne Gribbons is available to reschedule for the fall. Suggestion to postpone trainers’ symposium to next fall. Old Business – E-blast: Grant deadlines; horse shows resume; Michael Pollard clinic.  Volunteer coordinator still needed.  Chris Hutchins no longer able to do horse show recognition; Carol Tresan will be new schooling show coordinator.  Insurance – Caren Caverly attended a webinar with Epic Entertainment and Sports, which does USEF insurance.

Located in Atlanta. Fewer insurance companies to cover equestrian events. Harbin will review policy and provide quote this week. New Business  Nominating committee to consist of two board members who were just elected. Liz Malloy and Carol Tresan agreed to serve.  Schooling shows reopen: Julie Shannon moved that Covid USEF forms be required specific to GDCTA; Erin seconded. Motion passed. Zoom meeting tomorrow night with schooling show managers.  Caren Caverly moved to accept Schooling Show Procedures; Julie Shannon seconded. Motion passed.  Recognized show in July: must use retail room for office; suggest plexiglass in front of secretary and awards tables. Caren Caverly found a company that makes wooden feet to hold plexiglass: $27 for feet, $95 for plexiglass. Permanent $168, so mobile option is cheaper. Need 4; two for award table, 1 for secretary, 1 for show manager. Distance judge and scribe—use judge’s box and hang sheet of plexiglass, extends three feet. Small opening to pass tests for signature. Need 4; two or possibly three rings. Cost is $400. Masks for staff and volunteers, officials, plus extras. Wholesale catalog company will provide masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, and two touch-free dispensers— stand $93, dispenser $26, cartridge $49. $217 each; would need hand sanitizers for rings, disinfectant wipes, and gloves for rings. Around $1000 total for these supplies. Could get headset and mike for walkie talkies to make communication easier. Suggestion to make plexiglass shorter to avoid needing additional equipment.

will discuss at next meeting. Motion passed; Caren Caverly abstained.  

USEF updates action plan on Tuesdays.

Julie Shannon made motion to adjourn; Erin McCloud seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:12 p.m. Next meeting is June 15, 2020, at 7:00 PM via Zoom Email Caren Caverly at ccaverly@comcast.net to be included in the meeting.


Julie Shannon moved to purchase the discussed equipment except for walkie talking accessories; Joanne Morse seconded. Suggestion of a fee to cover these costs. USEF/USDF has not responded to inquiry for additional fee;


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