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).

Feb 02, 2023 Eventing News

In Memoriam: James C. Wofford

The USEA is heartbroken to hear about the loss of James “Jimmy” C. Wofford. A lifelong lover and supporter of the sport, Wofford has had an astounding influence on where eventing is today and has tirelessly supported the goals of the United States Eventing Association. He served as president of the American Horse Show Association (now U.S. Equestrian (USEF)), was the first vice-president of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET), and served as secretary of the USCTA (now USEA). He served two terms as a member of the FEI Eventing Committee, including two years as vice chairman. In addition, he has served on numerous committees during his career.

Feb 02, 2023 Classic Series

Blast from the Past: Compete in a USEA Classic Series Event in 2023

Experience the thrill of traditional long format three-day eventing by competing in a USEA Classic Series event in 2023! The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the 2023 Classic Series calendar is now available.

Feb 01, 2023 Profile

Rescue Horse Runaway Romeo Finds His Calling

Amanda Walker wasn’t sure what she’d gotten herself into when she went to try Runaway Romeo as a potential sales project in 2018. The gelding was a bit bigger than Walker was looking for and was quite pushy coming out of the stall. When she got on, it didn’t get much better.

Jan 31, 2023 Educational Activities

USEA's Tip Tuesday: Cross-Country Positions with Karen O'Connor

For seasoned and novice riders alike, it is always good to revisit the basics. Serving as the foundation for any eventer, the positions used on the cross-country course differ from those in the dressage or show jumping ring. The USEA tuned into five-time Olympian, three-time World Equestrian Games rider, two Pan-American Games rider, and USEA ECP certified coach Karen O'Connor as she walked coaches and students at the USEA ECP Symposium through the basic positions for effective cross-country riding.

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