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).

Oct 01, 2022 Volunteers

The VIP Volunteer: Lisa Pragg

Lisa Pragg is a busy woman, but between her normal day job and competing her own 19-year-old Thoroughbred Impeccable she still prioritizes time to volunteer - both at horse trials and as a volunteer firefighter. Pragg understands the importance that volunteers play in the eventing community and makes sure to give whatever time she can back as a fair gesture.

Sep 30, 2022 Convention

Registration is Now Open for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, Georgia!

Attention USEA members! Registration for the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention is now open! The convention will be held in person on December 7-11, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.

Sep 30, 2022 News

USEA Names Athletes for Inaugural EA21 National Camp

The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is proud to announce the selected Young Rider athletes for the Emerging Athletes 21 Program (EA21) national camp, now that the EA21 regional clinics have concluded. Twelve riders were accepted into each of the five regional EA21 clinics, taught by USEA Eventing Coaches Program (ECP) instructors, and now riders have been selected from the regional clinics to participate in the inaugural EA21 national camp this winter.

Sep 29, 2022 Instructors

The Eventing Coaches Program: Phyllis Dawson on Training Horses and Riders

Ninety percent of training a horse is getting the horse to understand exactly what you want them to do. In general, horses are generous and willing creatures who want to please us; very seldom do they behave badly on purpose. Horses don’t come out and say, ‘Let’s make Mom’s (or Dad’s) life miserable today by going as poorly as possible - most prefer to do the right thing, as long as they know what that is.

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