Jan 08, 2021

Enter IDCTA's Virtual Dressage Show Series and Championship

The Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association has the cure for the wintertime COVID-19 blues . . . join us for a virtual show series! Ride from the comfort of home or your training stable. Use a smartphone or camera to capture your ride and submit it for judging.

DateJudge
January 22-31Fatima Kranz “R”
February 19-28Dolly Hannon “S”
March 19-28Renee Johnson “S”
April 16-May 2Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez “S”

Classes

DressageWestern Dressage
1. IDCTA Green as Grass TOCTest 1, 2, 31. NAWD Preparation TOCTest 1, 2, 3, 4
2. Intro TOCIntro A, B, C2. WDAA Intro TOCTest 1, 2, 3, 4
3. Training Level TOCTest 1, 2, 33. WDAA Basic TOCTest 1, 2, 3, 4
4. First Level TOCTest 1, 2, 34. WDAA Level 1 TOCTest 1, 2, 3, 4
5. Second Level TOCTest 1, 2, 35. WDAA Level 2 TOCTest 1, 2, 3, 4
6. Third Level TOCTest 1, 2, 36. WDAA Level 3 TOCTest 1, 2, 3, 4
7. Fourth Level TOCTest 1, 2, 37. WDAA Level 4 TOCTest 1, 2, 3, 4
8. Prix Caprilli TOCTest 1, 2, 3

These shows are recognized by the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA recognition # pending) and eligible for 1⁄2 points for Lifetime Achievement Awards. They are also qualifying shows for the WDAA World Show and eligible for North American Western Dressage TRAX Teams and Individual Awards.

Top six places in each class for dressage and western dressage for Junior, Young Rider, Adult Amateur, and Open divisions will receive ribbons within three weeks after the show closes.

We anticipate that entries will fill quickly and because there is a limited number of rides available for each show. Early registration is recommended. During registration you will declare the division and level you plan to ride in. You will list your test when you submit your video.

Click here to register online.

Championship classes will be included in the April show. To qualify for championship classes, participants need a score of 60% or higher from any test of the level in one of the three previous virtual shows.

Fees are $45/test for IDCTA Members, $55/test for non-members, plus a $10 office fee per horse/rider combination. Please submit one registration per horse/rider combination.

Green as Grass - Training Level may be ridden in large (20 x 60 m) or small (20 x 40 m) arena. First level and above shall be ridden in large arena (20 x 60 m).

Nov 26, 2021 Convention

Rebecca Farm Returns as Gold Level Sponsor for the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce the renewed partnership with Rebecca Farm. Rebecca Farm will return as a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2021 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention and will be the exclusive sponsor for the Annual Meeting continental breakfast. This year’s Annual Meeting & Convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico on December 9-12, 2021.

Nov 26, 2021 Rules

What You Need to Know: New Eventing Rules Effective December 1, 2021

With the new competition season kicking off officially on December 1, it’s time to brush up on the USEF Rules For Eventing ! There are five new rules and amendments that will take effect at the start of the new season regarding competition approvals, officials, and more. To access the full 2022 USEF Rulebook, click here.

Nov 24, 2021 Area Championships

Rider Reflections: Area X Riders Are Exceptional at Area Championships

The last of the Area Championships took place this past weekend in Tucson, Arizona at the Southern Arizona Fall Horse Trials & Area X Championships. Riders from Area X came from all over in hopes of snagging the coveted champion title, but four riders rode to the top of their fields. The USEA caught up with each champion to relive their performances in Tucson.

Nov 23, 2021 Intercollegiate

USEA Collegiate Member: Paige Ansaldi, Five-Star Groom and Full-Time Student at University of Maryland

“This week was just as much about Paige as it was Favian and I because, without her, we are nothing,” said Valerie Vizcarrondo Pride of Blue Clover Eventing in a social media post after her five-star completion at the Maryland 5 Star. Described as Favian’s hero, Paige Ansaldi is a five-star groom at Blue Clover Eventing, a full-time student at the University of Maryland, a team member of the University of Maryland eventing team, and an active competitor herself.

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