NCDCTA News and Notes...
Are YOU Qualified for the 2014 GAIGs?
Last date to qualify is: 9/8/2014
CLICK HERE to check the preliminary Qualified List.
CLICK HERE to check on all your scores.
Fundraiser for The Dressage Foundation
100% of Proceeds will go to The Dressage Foundation:
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ART CONTEST For LOL!
Cover Art Contest (Deadline August 4, 2014) A drawing or photo by anyone under 18 will be chosen for the cover of the NCDCTA Labor of Love Show Program. The artist does not have to be entered in the show. Other artwork submitted but not chosen for the cover will also be included inside the Program. Drawings may be mailed or sent electronically. All drawings should be no larger than 8" x 11", must be vertical (like the front of a book) and in black/white. Color photos may be submitted but will be printed in black/white. Photos must be vertical and sent electronically at 300 dpi at 100% of the size; if it is a smaller photo, the resolution needs to be higher. Do not include words or numbers in drawings, but do sign them at the bottom. Include your name, hometown and age written on the back of the drawings or in the email. Snail mail to: Martie Healy, 4307 NW 58th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32653 – must be RECEIVED by deadline.
Declaring Your Region for the GAIGs
Regional Championship Rider Change of Region Timeline
Riders, who wish to compete at Regional Championships in a region other than their region of residence, must submit
a Change of Region Form, at no cost if done prior to July 1. Change of Region Forms may be accepted from July 2 up
to August 1, with a late fee of $100; from August 2, up to the closing date of the championship region the rider is
declaring for, with a late fee of $300. No changes to region may be made after the closing date of the region in
which a rider wishes to enter, for any reason. In addition, all persons living outside of the United States must
declare a region by the deadline of July 1 of the current competition year.
Please Note: If you live in North Carolina - you reside in Region 1; if you live in South Carolina - you reside in Region 3.
To our Competitors:
NCDCTA would love to recognize your achievement at all the shows in our area, but the rules state that only shows recognized by NCDCTA can count toward HOY. It is easy to host a recognized show, but only show management can make the request. You can help put that ball in motion by asking the show management of unrecognized shows to please contact NCDCTA and Get Recognized.
--- Carol Kelly, NCDCTA President
Proposed Change in HOY Rules
Per the NCDCTA mission, we are: dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and the promotion of the sports of dressage and combined training. As a result, I think that periodically the Board of the NCDCTA is charged to check in with the membership to ensure that we are meeting those goals.
Past NCDCTA Boards designed a HOY award system based on points earned according to the class placing in shows - this did not reward members achieving a good score in a class who did not receive a ribbon. Recently the HOY award system was tweaked to still use a point system, but use the score itself as the basis for points to try to reward all good scores and also to remove any class splitting biases. The main reason for these systems was to not only recognize member achievement, but also encourage participation in more shows.
To that end, the Board decided to let the membership decide how you would like your achievements to be recognized. Broadly, the two options are a point system (what we have currently) or some type of median score system. The Board understands that there are positive and negative aspects to each type of system depending on an individual member's specific circumstances. For each system the Board has tried to maintain a balance to both encourage members to compete as well as recognize the outstanding work and achievement of all of our members.
Please CLICK HERE
to read the proposed new rules, view what last year's results would look like under this proposal and read comments - and submit a comment.
Please read and review the different systems, discuss them amongst yourselves, and bring us your comments and/or questions. You can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or post on our comment section this website
. I will be bringing your comments and concerns to the Board at the May meeting, and we will make changes to the proposal as we feel are warranted. I will then be getting out a ballot via email blast and the newsletter (hopefully) by mid-May, and will continue to gather votes and comments for 30 days. Once all the numbers are in we will implement either the current or new system for the 2015 competition season. Note that this proposal affects the Dressage awards only and does not impact how Eventing awards are calculated.
On behalf of the NCDCTA Horse of the Year program, I want to thank you all for your continued support of this program through your membership, attendance at the shows, and sponsorship of the annual awards gala. The Board is here for you, so let your voice be heard!
NCDCTA Vice President
2014 Timex Eventing Series
*Now offering Training Level*
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
September 27 Running Start Horse Trials
October 12 CBES Series Horse Trials
November 1 TTC Horse Trials
November 9 CBES Series Horse Trials
2014 Timex Series Current 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!
NEW! - Check 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
Congratulations to the 2013 NCDCTA HOY Winners!
for the Final Six for 2013!
2014 AQHA Approved Dressage Shows
PLUS Enterprise Farm AQHA Series!
Enterprise Farm and ESS are pleased to announce the 2014 Enterprise Farm AQHA Dressage Series
Along with earning AQHA points, special high-score prizes will be awarded at the following shows:
-- NCDCTA Capital Dressage Classic
-- NCDCTA Labor of Love Dressage
-- NCDCTA Harvest Moon Dressage
Ride in 2 of the 3 Series Shows and you will be eligible for the Series-End Awards - with a mounted awards ceremony at the 2014 Regional Championships at Harvest Moon!
Email Blasts will be sent out with further information.
The full list of 2014 AQHA Approved Dressage Shows for NC:
|3/29-30||March Magic Dressage||Williamston|
|4/12-13||Spring Fling Dressage||Aiken, SC|
|4/18-19||Williamston Spring Dressage||Williamston|
|4/26-27||Budget Friendly Dressage||Raeford|
|5/10-11||Dressage in the Sandhills||Pinehurst|
|5/17-18||Lexington Spring Dressage||Lexington, Va|
|5/31-6/1||NCDCTA Capital Classic / Adult Team Competition||Raleigh|
|6/14-15||Virginia Summer Dressage||Culpeper, Va|
|6/14-15||Dressage at Camden||Camden, SC|
|6/21-22||NCDCTA Summer Highland Fling||Tryon|
|7/11-13||Dressage at Lexington||Lexington, VA|
|7/19-20||Rise n Shine Dressage||Pinehurst|
|7/26-27||Raleigh Summer Dressage I and II||Raleigh|
|8/9-10||Early Morning Blues Dressage||Pinehurst|
|8/30-31||NCDCTA Labor of Love / Youth Team Competition||Raleigh|
|9/6-7||Cool Down Dressage||Pinehurst|
|9/20-21||Pinehurst Fall Dressage||Pinehurst|
|10/2-5||NCDCTA Harvest Moon / GAIG Region 1 Championships||Williamston|
|10/16-19||VADA Fall Dressage Show / BLM Championships||Lexington, VA|
It's Time to RENEW!
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 automatically entered for the drawing, to be held at the annual gala and awards banquet in 2015. Register your horse NOW! Saddle is graciously donated by Brita Rizzi, certified, independent saddle fitter in Southern Pines, www.dynamicsaddlefitting.com
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