Education

The dressage education committee focuses on the continuing education for the sport of Dressage. The committee organizes an annual symposium featuring nationally/internationally recognized clinicians, puts on and supports local clinic, and provides information on applying for scholarships for NCDCTA members. Past symposium clinicians have included Linda Zang, Kathy Connelly, Michael Poulin, JJ Tate and Chris Hickey.

NCDCTA Junior Scholarships to NCDCTA Shows!

In order to encourage juniors of all levels to take advantage of our state's competitive dressage environment, NCDCTA is pleased to offer scholarships to up to four junior riders (riders 18 and under as of December 31, 2017 ) at each of its four shows in 2017.

Each scholarship will cover the cost of four classes, one stall, and a shared tack stall. This application, due by the show's opening date, will randomly selected. Applicants do not need to be NCDCTA members.

To be eligible, applicants must indicate enthusiasm, thoughtfulness in application, and dedication to competition as part of ongoing education in dressage. All qualified applicants will be put into a pool for each show. Winners will be drawn at random. Winners will be ineligible for other scholarships in that competition year, unless there are fewer new applicants than slots to be filled.

Recipients will be responsible for the cost of classes beyond four, as well as the office fee, the USEF drug fee, and any other applicable fees, including but not limited to the USDF/GAIG qualifying fee and non-member fees. Decisions and entry procedures will be announced before the show's closing date. Within a reasonable time after the show each scholarship recipient is expected to submit a short article and photo of their experience for the newsletter.

NCDCTA 2017 Shows:

NCDCTA Capital Dressage Classic
June2-4 - Raleigh, NC

o Application Deadline - Opening Date: April 1, 2017
o Entries Received by - Closing Date: May 12, 2017
o Show Website

NCDCTA Harvest Moon
(2017 Region 1 GAIGs)
October – 5-8 Williamston, NC

o Application Deadline - Opening Date: August 14, 2017
o Entries Received by - Closing Date: September 11, 2017
o Show Website
o Online Entry

NCDCTA Labor of Love
(Region 1 Youth Team Competition)
September 2-3 - Williamston, NC

o Application Deadline - Opening Date: July 31 , 2017
o Entries Received by - Closing Date: August 14 , 2017
o Show Website
o Online Entry

NCDCTA Autumn Leaves
(NCDCTA Championships)
October 28-29 - Raeford, NC

o Application Deadline - Opening Date: September 25, 2017
o Entries Received by - Closing Date: October 10, 2017
o Show Website
o Online Entry