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Apr
29
Sat
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Jessica Greer – USDF “L”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

WDACO April Western Dressage Clinics
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
WDACO April Western Dressage Clinics @ Douglas County Indoor Arena | Castle Rock | Colorado | United States

Saturday, April 29, 2017

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Communication is the most rewarding skill

  • How to ”talk” to your horse. Consistent repetition and reward
  • Maintaining your horses’ attention and willingness
  • How to listen to your horse
  • Is your horse saying “yes”, “no” or maybe, and how to respond meaningfully

The first conversation: the Warm Up

  • Establishing a leadership role your horse will embrace
  • Leading your horse to his comfort zone and creating a round top line
  • Riding the Free walk and jog. Timing of aids and reward

Succeeding every ride. Ride an elementary obstacle course while listening to your

horse

  • Riding accurately to build consistency and understanding
  • Getting your horse to say, “yes” to every challenge
  • Creating understanding and willingness is the biggest reward
  • Signs of tension, relaxation and understanding

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Cultivating the Best in Each Rider. The Psychology of the Horse/Rider Team

  • We have stories and so do our horses. If you have trouble listening to someone’s story
  • and they are speaking YOUR language, how are you going to listen to your horse?
  • Exercises on ground and under saddle that encourage partnering through intuitive responses to the horses language.
  • Riding on the rail being fully PRESENT- mentally, emotionally and physically to successfully connect with our horses.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Improving Balance and Suppleness

  • Movement for function
  • Increasing your horse’s athletic ability and willingness
  • Utilizing transitions, change of direction and reinbacks to improve and develop balance and suppleness.
  • Why lateral movements? How do they improve your horse’s balance and responsiveness? How much should we be asking for and what are the steps to develop these?

Sunday April 30, 2017 

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Synergy with Your Horse. How to Attain a Ride that is Smooth and Seems to Flow Effortlessly.

  • Feel is different than responding mechanically to your horse
  • Effective transitions make a difference in the quality of your ride
  • Counted walk, a tool that will impact the way you and your horse connect
  • Collection at a walk and jog using effective halts and half-halts
  • Why is straightness so important yet so difficult to master?

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Equitation to Improve Balance and Accuracy

  • History and theory behind the desired seat
  • Why must we keep our shoulders in a T and arc through the waist when bending or turning? Why must the inner thigh stay connected to the horse? Where is the horse’s center of balance and our center of balance
  • Compromises in our bodies that may be keeping us from riding in a centered fashion.
  • How do we work around these limitations?
  • Riding equestrian patterns to synthesize this information

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ride-A-Test

  • Try out one of the new Western Dressage 2017 tests! You will be scored by a qualifiedA great way to begin work on your test of choice or to determine which level to try!
  • Western Dressage judge and then provided time with a coach to go over your marks.
Apr
30
Sun
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Jessica Greer – USDF “L”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

May
6
Sat
Triple Creek Ranch Dressage Schooling Show – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

TCR has been offering schooling shows for years in the Boulder Area. Our judges are educated in western dressage and offer comments after each ride to help rider and horse continue their success. Warm up rings, indoor show ring, friendly staff. TCR show manger, Lynn McChesney looks forward to meeting you and making showing at TCR a positive experience. If we are not offering the classes your interested in please contact me and we will make it happen. lynntriplecreek@gmail.com visit Triple Creek Ranch at Triplecreek-ranch.com

Judge:  Sharron Sarchet

 

Jun
10
Sat
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Sharron Sarchet – USDF “L” with distinction

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Jun
11
Sun
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Sharron Sarchet – USDF “L” with distinction

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Spring Into Summer – WDACO High Point Qualified
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

FLYER:   http://www.cofoothillsdressage.org/upcoming-events.html

Judge:  Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez ‘s’

ENTRIES

 Use 2017 RMDS entry form link at showsecretary.com online entries page or at RMDS.org; fill in and sign all spaces on front and back. Please print legibly  –. $30 for one class and $55 for two classes
No additional divisions or cross entries. $35 non-refundable Office Fee. No USEF drug fee, non-member fee or bridle tag deposit!
Include proof of negative Coggins, (dated after Jan. 1, 2017). Submit a copy of your
2017 RMDS Horse/Rider/ Owner Card  for scores to qualify for RMDS Championships and year-end awards. To qualify as an Adult Amateur, you must include a copy of your  2017 USEF card.
$25 fee for each  change after closing date.
Post entries accepted with management approval and $25 fee. $50 charged for all returned checks.
 Mail entry to Secretary Julia Peacock at her address above with checks payable to Foothills Chapter. Online entry credit card payments through the system will incur a 3.2% processing fee. Alternately, a check can be mailed to the show secretary, but it must be received prior to the closing date (or late fee will be incurred). Questions, call (405) 606-1481 or email julia@showsecretary.com. Anyone on horseback must wear protective headgear with harness secured.
RIDE TIMES
Tentative times will be available at www.showsecretary.com  the week of the show. Ride times will be finalized at noon the day prior to the show.
REFUNDS
 The office fee is non-refundable. Before closing date, entire entry minus office fee will be refunded. After closing day to day before show, refunds will be only for class fee if ride(s) can be filled. During competition, no refunds of any kind for any reason.
 AWARDS
 Ribbons to sixth place. High point awards for Junior/Young Rider, Open, Western Dressage and Adult Amateur.
WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION of COLORADO has qualified both of these shows for their High Point year-end award program.
 STABLING
 Stabling and pens may be available on a first-come basis. Owners must have current health certificate to enter grounds. Contact Table Mountain Ranch, (303) 278-3285 http://tablemountainranch.net/.
REQUIRED HORSE VACCINATIONS
Proof of horse vaccination for equine influenza virus and equine herpes virus within six months of show is required.
 ARENA
 All tests ridden outside in standard 20m x 60m arena with mixed pea gravel and wood chip footing (or equivalent); warm-up in large outdoor sand arena. Indoor arena for lunging. Show will be cancelled and not rescheduled
only  for severe weather, as determined by show TD. 
Jun
24
Sat
WDACO June Jubilee Schooling Show – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Judge:  Julie Haugen

Enrollment form available on the www.wdaco.org website on May 15, 2017

 

Jun
25
Sun
WDACO June Jubilee Schooling Show – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Judge:  Simone Windeler

Enrollment form available on the www.wdaco.org website on May 15, 2017

 

Jul
15
Sat
Western Dressage on the Plains – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Kathleen Donnelly

All Breed; Open: Adult Amateur, Junior classes offered

Aug
5
Sat
Colorado Horse Park Western Dressage Show I – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Judge:  Stephanie Soule

USEF Licensed and WDAA Recognized

FLYER

Aug
6
Sun
Colorado Horse Park Western Dressage Show II – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Judge:  Stephanie Soule

USEF Licensed and WDAA Recognized

FLYER

Aug
26
Sat
Last Chance Show – WDACO High Point Qualified
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

FLYER:   http://www.cofoothillsdressage.org/upcoming-events.html

Judge:  Julie Haugen ‘r’

ENTRIES

 Use 2017 RMDS entry form link at showsecretary.com online entries page or at RMDS.org; fill in and sign all spaces on front and back. Please print legibly  –. $30 for one class and $55 for two classes
No additional divisions or cross entries. $35 non-refundable Office Fee. No USEF drug fee, non-member fee or bridle tag deposit!
Include proof of negative Coggins, (dated after Jan. 1, 2017). Submit a copy of your
2017 RMDS Horse/Rider/ Owner Card  for scores to qualify for RMDS Championships and year-end awards. To qualify as an Adult Amateur, you must include a copy of your  2017 USEF card.
$25 fee for each  change after closing date.
Post entries accepted with management approval and $25 fee. $50 charged for all returned checks.
 Mail entry to Secretary Julia Peacock at her address above with checks payable to Foothills Chapter. Online entry credit card payments through the system will incur a 3.2% processing fee. Alternately, a check can be mailed to the show secretary, but it must be received prior to the closing date (or late fee will be incurred). Questions, call (405) 606-1481 or email julia@showsecretary.com. Anyone on horseback must wear protective headgear with harness secured.
RIDE TIMES
Tentative times will be available at www.showsecretary.com  the week of the show. Ride times will be finalized at noon the day prior to the show.
REFUNDS
 The office fee is non-refundable. Before closing date, entire entry minus office fee will be refunded. After closing day to day before show, refunds will be only for class fee if ride(s) can be filled. During competition, no refunds of any kind for any reason.
 AWARDS
 Ribbons to sixth place. High point awards for Junior/Young Rider, Open, Western Dressage and Adult Amateur.
WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION of COLORADO has qualified both of these shows for their High Point year-end award program.
 STABLING
 Stabling and pens may be available on a first-come basis. Owners must have current health certificate to enter grounds. Contact Table Mountain Ranch, (303) 278-3285 http://tablemountainranch.net/.
REQUIRED HORSE VACCINATIONS
Proof of horse vaccination for equine influenza virus and equine herpes virus within six months of show is required.
 ARENA
 All tests ridden outside in standard 20m x 60m arena with mixed pea gravel and wood chip footing (or equivalent); warm-up in large outdoor sand arena. Indoor arena for lunging. Show will be cancelled and not rescheduled
only  for severe weather, as determined by show TD. 
Sep
3
Sun
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez “S”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Sep
12
Tue
X Halt Salute RMDS Show – WDACO High Point Qualified
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHOW FLYER:

2017 X halt salute

JUDGE: 

Simone Windeler & Katherine Simard

TYPE OF EVENT:

USEF Show

Helmets are required by all riders

 

Sep
30
Sat
Working Equitation Clinic
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm
Oct
7
Sat
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  KC Parkins-Kyle “L”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Oct
8
Sun
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  KC Parkins-Kyle “L”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Oct
15
Sun
Northern Colorado Dressage Association Dressage Schooling Show
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

“L” Judge:  Sharron Sarchet

 

Apr
29
Sat
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Jessica Greer – USDF “L”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

WDACO April Western Dressage Clinics
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
WDACO April Western Dressage Clinics @ Douglas County Indoor Arena | Castle Rock | Colorado | United States

Saturday, April 29, 2017

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Communication is the most rewarding skill

  • How to ”talk” to your horse. Consistent repetition and reward
  • Maintaining your horses’ attention and willingness
  • How to listen to your horse
  • Is your horse saying “yes”, “no” or maybe, and how to respond meaningfully

The first conversation: the Warm Up

  • Establishing a leadership role your horse will embrace
  • Leading your horse to his comfort zone and creating a round top line
  • Riding the Free walk and jog. Timing of aids and reward

Succeeding every ride. Ride an elementary obstacle course while listening to your

horse

  • Riding accurately to build consistency and understanding
  • Getting your horse to say, “yes” to every challenge
  • Creating understanding and willingness is the biggest reward
  • Signs of tension, relaxation and understanding

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Cultivating the Best in Each Rider. The Psychology of the Horse/Rider Team

  • We have stories and so do our horses. If you have trouble listening to someone’s story
  • and they are speaking YOUR language, how are you going to listen to your horse?
  • Exercises on ground and under saddle that encourage partnering through intuitive responses to the horses language.
  • Riding on the rail being fully PRESENT- mentally, emotionally and physically to successfully connect with our horses.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Improving Balance and Suppleness

  • Movement for function
  • Increasing your horse’s athletic ability and willingness
  • Utilizing transitions, change of direction and reinbacks to improve and develop balance and suppleness.
  • Why lateral movements? How do they improve your horse’s balance and responsiveness? How much should we be asking for and what are the steps to develop these?

Sunday April 30, 2017 

 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Synergy with Your Horse. How to Attain a Ride that is Smooth and Seems to Flow Effortlessly.

  • Feel is different than responding mechanically to your horse
  • Effective transitions make a difference in the quality of your ride
  • Counted walk, a tool that will impact the way you and your horse connect
  • Collection at a walk and jog using effective halts and half-halts
  • Why is straightness so important yet so difficult to master?

11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Equitation to Improve Balance and Accuracy

  • History and theory behind the desired seat
  • Why must we keep our shoulders in a T and arc through the waist when bending or turning? Why must the inner thigh stay connected to the horse? Where is the horse’s center of balance and our center of balance
  • Compromises in our bodies that may be keeping us from riding in a centered fashion.
  • How do we work around these limitations?
  • Riding equestrian patterns to synthesize this information

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ride-A-Test

  • Try out one of the new Western Dressage 2017 tests! You will be scored by a qualifiedA great way to begin work on your test of choice or to determine which level to try!
  • Western Dressage judge and then provided time with a coach to go over your marks.
Apr
30
Sun
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Jessica Greer – USDF “L”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

May
6
Sat
Triple Creek Ranch Dressage Schooling Show – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
May 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

TCR has been offering schooling shows for years in the Boulder Area. Our judges are educated in western dressage and offer comments after each ride to help rider and horse continue their success. Warm up rings, indoor show ring, friendly staff. TCR show manger, Lynn McChesney looks forward to meeting you and making showing at TCR a positive experience. If we are not offering the classes your interested in please contact me and we will make it happen. lynntriplecreek@gmail.com visit Triple Creek Ranch at Triplecreek-ranch.com

Judge:  Sharron Sarchet

 

Jun
10
Sat
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Sharron Sarchet – USDF “L” with distinction

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Jun
11
Sun
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Sharron Sarchet – USDF “L” with distinction

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Spring Into Summer – WDACO High Point Qualified
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

FLYER:   http://www.cofoothillsdressage.org/upcoming-events.html

Judge:  Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez ‘s’

ENTRIES

 Use 2017 RMDS entry form link at showsecretary.com online entries page or at RMDS.org; fill in and sign all spaces on front and back. Please print legibly  –. $30 for one class and $55 for two classes
No additional divisions or cross entries. $35 non-refundable Office Fee. No USEF drug fee, non-member fee or bridle tag deposit!
Include proof of negative Coggins, (dated after Jan. 1, 2017). Submit a copy of your
2017 RMDS Horse/Rider/ Owner Card  for scores to qualify for RMDS Championships and year-end awards. To qualify as an Adult Amateur, you must include a copy of your  2017 USEF card.
$25 fee for each  change after closing date.
Post entries accepted with management approval and $25 fee. $50 charged for all returned checks.
 Mail entry to Secretary Julia Peacock at her address above with checks payable to Foothills Chapter. Online entry credit card payments through the system will incur a 3.2% processing fee. Alternately, a check can be mailed to the show secretary, but it must be received prior to the closing date (or late fee will be incurred). Questions, call (405) 606-1481 or email julia@showsecretary.com. Anyone on horseback must wear protective headgear with harness secured.
RIDE TIMES
Tentative times will be available at www.showsecretary.com  the week of the show. Ride times will be finalized at noon the day prior to the show.
REFUNDS
 The office fee is non-refundable. Before closing date, entire entry minus office fee will be refunded. After closing day to day before show, refunds will be only for class fee if ride(s) can be filled. During competition, no refunds of any kind for any reason.
 AWARDS
 Ribbons to sixth place. High point awards for Junior/Young Rider, Open, Western Dressage and Adult Amateur.
WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION of COLORADO has qualified both of these shows for their High Point year-end award program.
 STABLING
 Stabling and pens may be available on a first-come basis. Owners must have current health certificate to enter grounds. Contact Table Mountain Ranch, (303) 278-3285 http://tablemountainranch.net/.
REQUIRED HORSE VACCINATIONS
Proof of horse vaccination for equine influenza virus and equine herpes virus within six months of show is required.
 ARENA
 All tests ridden outside in standard 20m x 60m arena with mixed pea gravel and wood chip footing (or equivalent); warm-up in large outdoor sand arena. Indoor arena for lunging. Show will be cancelled and not rescheduled
only  for severe weather, as determined by show TD. 
Jun
24
Sat
WDACO June Jubilee Schooling Show – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jun 24 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Judge:  Julie Haugen

Enrollment form available on the www.wdaco.org website on May 15, 2017

 

Jun
25
Sun
WDACO June Jubilee Schooling Show – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jun 25 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Judge:  Simone Windeler

Enrollment form available on the www.wdaco.org website on May 15, 2017

 

Jul
15
Sat
Western Dressage on the Plains – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Jul 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Kathleen Donnelly

All Breed; Open: Adult Amateur, Junior classes offered

Aug
5
Sat
Colorado Horse Park Western Dressage Show I – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Judge:  Stephanie Soule

USEF Licensed and WDAA Recognized

FLYER

Aug
6
Sun
Colorado Horse Park Western Dressage Show II – WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Judge:  Stephanie Soule

USEF Licensed and WDAA Recognized

FLYER

Aug
26
Sat
Last Chance Show – WDACO High Point Qualified
Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

FLYER:   http://www.cofoothillsdressage.org/upcoming-events.html

Judge:  Julie Haugen ‘r’

ENTRIES

 Use 2017 RMDS entry form link at showsecretary.com online entries page or at RMDS.org; fill in and sign all spaces on front and back. Please print legibly  –. $30 for one class and $55 for two classes
No additional divisions or cross entries. $35 non-refundable Office Fee. No USEF drug fee, non-member fee or bridle tag deposit!
Include proof of negative Coggins, (dated after Jan. 1, 2017). Submit a copy of your
2017 RMDS Horse/Rider/ Owner Card  for scores to qualify for RMDS Championships and year-end awards. To qualify as an Adult Amateur, you must include a copy of your  2017 USEF card.
$25 fee for each  change after closing date.
Post entries accepted with management approval and $25 fee. $50 charged for all returned checks.
 Mail entry to Secretary Julia Peacock at her address above with checks payable to Foothills Chapter. Online entry credit card payments through the system will incur a 3.2% processing fee. Alternately, a check can be mailed to the show secretary, but it must be received prior to the closing date (or late fee will be incurred). Questions, call (405) 606-1481 or email julia@showsecretary.com. Anyone on horseback must wear protective headgear with harness secured.
RIDE TIMES
Tentative times will be available at www.showsecretary.com  the week of the show. Ride times will be finalized at noon the day prior to the show.
REFUNDS
 The office fee is non-refundable. Before closing date, entire entry minus office fee will be refunded. After closing day to day before show, refunds will be only for class fee if ride(s) can be filled. During competition, no refunds of any kind for any reason.
 AWARDS
 Ribbons to sixth place. High point awards for Junior/Young Rider, Open, Western Dressage and Adult Amateur.
WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION of COLORADO has qualified both of these shows for their High Point year-end award program.
 STABLING
 Stabling and pens may be available on a first-come basis. Owners must have current health certificate to enter grounds. Contact Table Mountain Ranch, (303) 278-3285 http://tablemountainranch.net/.
REQUIRED HORSE VACCINATIONS
Proof of horse vaccination for equine influenza virus and equine herpes virus within six months of show is required.
 ARENA
 All tests ridden outside in standard 20m x 60m arena with mixed pea gravel and wood chip footing (or equivalent); warm-up in large outdoor sand arena. Indoor arena for lunging. Show will be cancelled and not rescheduled
only  for severe weather, as determined by show TD. 
Sep
3
Sun
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez “S”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Sep
12
Tue
X Halt Salute RMDS Show – WDACO High Point Qualified
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

SHOW FLYER:

2017 X halt salute

JUDGE: 

Simone Windeler & Katherine Simard

TYPE OF EVENT:

USEF Show

Helmets are required by all riders

 

Sep
30
Sat
Working Equitation Clinic
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm
Oct
7
Sat
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  KC Parkins-Kyle “L”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Oct
8
Sun
GVDS Schooling Show-WDACO HIGH POINT QUALIFIED
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Judge:  KC Parkins-Kyle “L”

Prizelist available at gvds.org under shows tab

Oct
15
Sun
Northern Colorado Dressage Association Dressage Schooling Show
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

“L” Judge:  Sharron Sarchet