Last modified: December 14 2014


NCDCTA News and Notes...
Check Your Individual HOY Rides!

Now you can check your HOY points Online
You can check each individual ride.

No waiting until the last minute to correct errors!

You must log-in with your Last Name and NCDCTA # to view your current individual rides.
Questions/Corrections should be emailed to the Membership Secretary - ASAP.

Click HERE to view your Individual HOY Rides

Continuing Education Seminar - MFS
Your Music is Playing!

Grants for this USDF Program are funded by The Dressage Foundation's Edgar Hotz Judges' Fund.

Marilyn Heath, USDF 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, USEF ‘S’ Judge, USDF ‘L’ faculty, Bronze, Silver,and Gold medalist
Terry Ciotti Gallo, creator of award winning MFS through Klassic Kur , Member of both USDF Freestyle and Judges committees

Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Hilton Garden Inn, Durham, North Carolina. Special rates available.

Who’s Invited?
Anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about the artistic and technical aspects of the Muscial Freestyle, its choreography, degree of difficulty, music, and interpretation. Auditors welcome! USEF licensed judges, "L" program faculty, graduates, or candidates can register as a Participant. This is a USDF Continuing Education Freestyle Judging Course. University credit available.

For more information and to register, CLICK HERE or call Donna Kelly 336-643-7122
The results of the HOY vote were split nearly even between (1) the current system, and (2) rolling median split schooling / recognized. The current system won by a slim margin, so the HOY system will remain unchanged for 2015 and beyond, with the following exception: New minimum scores to earn HOY points: Intro – First Level: 60%, Second – Fourth level: 58% , FEI: 55%. All non-traditional tests will be counted as posted in the USEF Equivalency chart in the rulebook.

The Eventing HOY system will go back to a placings-based system for 2015, as directed by Eventing Chair Amanda Atkins and the NCDCTA Eventing committee. The points-based system was deemed unsatisfactory in bad weather or hard going, when time penalties were the norm.
Congrats to our Scholarship Winners!

Check out our fabulous Scholarship Winners ----

Competing at BLMs or Nationals?.....
Be sure to submit your scores...
NCDCTA Member $50 High Scores!

For NCDCTA Members at all NCDCTA Shows for the rest of 2014 and for 2015
NCDCTA Member High Score Awards - Open, AA, Jr/YR at Training, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and FEI Levels $50 to each winner!!
must be NCDCTA member on or before the first day of each show to be eligible
2014 Timex Eventing Series - Final Fall!
*Now offering Training Level*

DATE CHANGES: Running Start Horse Trials has moved to November 22 - and due to the conflict with TTC Horse Trials, both events will remain part of the 2014 Fall Times series, but competitors will receive DOUBLE TIMEX POINTS for these two events, because it’s impossible to compete in both. Note: The HOY year ends November 16, so the HOY points earned at these later events will count for 2015.

Spring Timex Events

Feburary 22 Running Start Horse Trials
March 15 Hillcrest Horse Trials
May 11 CBES Series Horse Trials
June 15 Lumber River Horse Trials

Fall Timex Events

August 23 Hillcrest Horse Trials
October 12 CBES Series Horse Trials
November 1 TTC Horse Trials
November 9 CBES Series Horse Trials
2014 Timex Series Final Spring Results
2014 Timex Series Final Fall Results
Thank You Martin County!

Big Thanks to Martin County Tourism Development Authority for a $1,000 sponsorship towards Dressage for Everyone in Eastern NC!

DRAWING FOR FREE SADDLE - again for 2014!
A semi-custom Black Country dressage or jumping saddle ($3k value) will be given away to the lucky winner. All first - third place NCDCTA Horse of the Year winners in Eventing (Novice and up) and Dressage (Second level and up) will be eligible for the drawing, to be held at the annual gala and awards banquet in 2015. Eligible members will have to opt-in to the drawing, affirming the saddle will be for personal use. Must be present to win. Register your horse NOW! Saddle is graciously donated by Brita Rizzi, certified, independent saddle fitter in Southern Pines,
Feed Southern States--Raise Money for NCDCTA

If you use Southern States horse feed then you can help raise money for NCDCTA.
Proofs of Purchases are found on the back-bottom of all Triple Crown, Reliance, and Legends horse feeds.
NCDCTA will receive:
  • 25 cents for Triple Crown and Legends Horse Feeds
  • 10 cents for Reliance Horse Feed
  • $10 per ton on deliveries of Legends abd Triple Crown pelleted feed
  • $4 per ton on bulk bin deiveries of Southern States pellets
Send your proof of purchases to:
Bridget Gibbons MacNair
2301 Richardson Rd
Apex, NC 27502