Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association

Upcoming events

    • January 01, 2022
    • December 31, 2022
    Register

    In honor of Liz Faso's many years of service to GDCTA specifically as volunteer coordinator, this volunteer program will now be known as the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products


    1) $1000.00 to the person with the most hours volunteered at GDCTA events and participating shows (check the events calendar to find the events that will work for you!)

    2) $750.00 to person with the 2nd highest number of hours

    3) $500.00 to person with the 3rd highest number of hours

    4) $250.00 raffle consisting of every volunteer with 24 hrs volunteering


    This program will run from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022, and will be awarded at the Awards Gala in January 2023. 


    Board members, paid positions and Chairs are not eligible.

    LEADERBOARD

    Volunteer!  Become a volunteer by registering through each event or by going to https://www.gdcta.org/volunteer or contact Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net.


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    Dear GDCTA-recognized schooling show organizers:

    The GDCTA is offering your volunteers an opportunity to participate in the Wilsun Custom Horse Products Volunteer of the Year for 2022 volunteer incentive program by volunteering AT YOUR SHOWS.

    We are offering this incentive to your show volunteers for a $25.00 buy-in fee. That fee covers all your shows in 2022. All you have to do is send Caren Caverly (ccaverly@comcast.net) by email your volunteers names and total number of hours worked on an excel sheet. GDCTA will promote your shows as participating in this program. If you are interested, let Caren know.


    Caren Caverly

    GDCTA President

    ccaverly@comcast.net

    770-713-4025

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    GDCTA is a member-focused and member-run organization that depends on volunteers!  We encourage you to become involved in any of the many activities we offer.  Have a new idea?  Bring it to the board at a meeting.

    Share the excitement from inside the events: 

    • Meet international judges, competitors, and learn how the competitions work.

    • Scribing at a show is a great educational experience to help you improve as a rider! 

    • Help a Junior rider put a winning sash on her horse for the victory gallop! 

    • Participate as a ring steward in order to better understand our sport. 

    • If you’re a trainer, volunteer your time for a Kudzu Klinic



    • August 13, 2022
    • August 14, 2022
    • Wills Park 11915 Wills Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009
    Register

    This is an open schooling show - there are a couple of championship classes that are limited to Qualified riders only. 

    • GDCTA Recognized
    • USDF Schooling Show Award Program Recognized

    Missing Documents

    GDCTA Holdharmless Release Form

    Prize List

    Enter on Eqentries.com 

    Closing Date (In Secretary’s hand) – Friday, Aug 5, 2022


    Judges:

    Megan Compton, L Grad w/Distinction, AL

    Christy Scotch, L Grad, AL

    Ann Genovese, r, GA

    Mary McGuire Smith, L Grad, AL

    Sunny Stevens: Jumping


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    Volunteers:

    Also, volunteers are needed for all events. Register if you want to volunteer (and earn hours toward the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products  Awards!) Sign up: https://gdcta.wildapricot.org/event-4662103

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    SATURDAY

    You may be able to qualify for Sunday's Finals classes that will be held on Sunday.


    SUNDAY

    Lisa Seger Insurance Adult Amateur Medal & Dressage Seat Equitation Championship classes are held on Sunday, August 14. 


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    Scores from this show count twice toward GDCTA year-end schooling show awards!!


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    For entry, sponsorship, volunteer, advertising or vendor questions, REGISTER or contact:

    Caren Caverly

    ccaverly@comcast.net

    770-713-4025

    Combined Training:

    Jen Scherrens

    770-605-3822

    jen@rivermistequine.com

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    HOST HOTEL

    EVEN Hotel Alpharetta (Avalon area)

    2715 Old Milton Parkway

    Alpharetta, GA 30009 

    Phone: 770-869-2546 

    GDCTA link: (“Social Factor” rate: special 15% off for those booking for GDCTA events)

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    2 fun things for this show:

    1) Team Challenge

    Teams can be made of any number (minimum of 2) of riders doing any level. Percentage scores will be added together and averaged to determine a total team score used for placing. CT dressage scores will be converted to dressage percentages. Trophy to the winning team!

    This is for all you families, instructors, and riders out there who would love to be on a team with friends and family or who want to get a Barn Team together.  

    To enter the Team Challenge, email Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net with the name of your team and the names of the members of your team. If you want to put a “scramble team” together on the show grounds, drop off the team names with the list of members at the office. The show office will take care of the rest!

    2) Atlanta Saddlery Busiest Trainer Award -  the trainer who brings the most students to the show! To enter, have your students list you (the trainer) as "coach" on their entry form. The Office will tally the results.

    The winner will receive a trophy and a $50 gift certificate to Atlanta Saddlery.

    Good luck and happy riding!

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    2021 Results

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    Refunds:

    Before closing date, fees will be refunded less the office fee. After closing date, all fees are unconditionally nonrefundable, regardless of circumstances, including inclement weather. No exceptions. Returned check & refused Credit Card policy: Void entry and incur a $35 charge. Entry will be wait listed until credit card clears, money order, certified check or cash is received. Do not mail cash.


    • August 13, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Wills Park Equestrian Center 11915 Wills Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30009
    Register

    An amazing Kudzu Klinic opportunity to come learn to Scribe for a 'r' dressage judge at the lovely Wills Park Equestrian Center in Milton, GA during the GDCTA Summer Finals Schooling Show. Everyone else will be there - so let's join them!  

    Did you know that GDCTA will again host the very important, very large Region 3 Championships in October at the Horse Park? That means we need skilled scribes October 7-9. We, and the hosts of the nearly 70 GDCTA-recognized schooling shows  this year, also need scribes for schooling shows - both eventing and dressage. We need scribes for our recognized dressage shows. Look at the GDCTA.org calendar and find out how may times we need scribes - it's almost every weekend! 

    During this Kudzu Klinic, you will spend an hour or so practicing scribing the various tests with Danielle Perry 'r' judge. Scribes-in-training will have 1:1 attention during the klinic where you will have more opportunities to ask specific questions and feel the rhythm of the tests, judging, and catching it all on paper! Once you have completely this fun event, we hope you will continue to scribe in our region! 


    Why scribe? 
    1. You get so much information from the judge on what they are looking for as they judge through the day to help you train and show better!

    2. You can amaze your friends with new terminology that matches dressage movements instead of 'more forward.'

    3. Parents can flabbergast their equestrian children when they say something technically correct - like, that horse needs to cover more ground. 

    4. It's just a lot of fun and it helps out the shows so much! 

    Learn more about the GDCTA Kudzu Klinic program here



    • August 20, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • August 21, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • 2395 Birmingham Rd, Milton, GA
    Register
    The L Education Program is designed with several goals in mind:
    1. Provide trainers, instructors, competitors and spectators' insight into the evaluative techniques of judging dressage.
    2. Prepare and evaluate candidates who wish to pursue entry into the USEF 'r' Judge Training Program.
    3. Provide continuing education for licensed judges and L graduates.

    This educational training program features selected faculty of experienced, United States Equestrian Federation recognized “S” judges.

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

    SATURDAY 

    8:00 - 12:00 Classroom Session, Discussion of homework/online quiz, Lecture on Training and First Levels with DVD 

    12:00 - 12:45 LUNCH 

    12:45 - 1:30 Training Level Tests 1 and 2 and 3 - Parts of tests and discussion 

    1:30 - 2:00 Training Level Test 2 - (Complete test) and discussion 

    2:00 - 2:30 Training Level Test 3 - (Complete test) and discussion 

    2:30 - 2:45 BREAK 

    2:45 - 3:30 First Level Tests 1, 2, and 3 - Movements of tests and discussion 

    3:30 - 4:00 First Level Test 1 - (Complete test) and discussion 

    4:00 - 4:30 First Level Test 2 - (Complete test) and discussion 

    4:30 - 5:00 First Level Test 3 - (Complete test) and discussion 

     

    SUNDAY 

    8:00 – 11:45 Classroom, Second Level Lecture with DVD 

    11:45 - 12:15 LUNCH 

    12:15 - 1:00 Second Level movements and discussion Tests 1, 2, 3 

    1:00 – 1:30 Second Level Test 1- (Complete test) and discussion 

    1:30 – 2:00 Second Level Test 2 - (Complete test) and discussion 

    2:00 - 2:15 BREAK 

    2:15 – 2:45 Second Level Test 2 - (Complete test) and discussion 

    2:45 - 3:15 Second Level Test 3 - (Complete test) and discussion 

    3:15- 3:45 Second Level Test 3 - (Complete test) and discussion 

    3:45 Wrap-up

     

    The Program is divided into two parts; each part is made up of three sessions:

    Part 1- “A Judge’s Perspective” is open to all USDF Members; this is the educational foundation of the program.

    • Session A (Apr 23-24) is an introduction to judging and biomechanics. View Video
    • Session B (Aug 20-21) is about judging criteria for gaits & paces, movements & figures. View Video
    • Session C (Oct 22-23) is about collective marks, equitation, rider biomechanics and basics.


    MORE details from USDF: https://www.usdf.org/education/judge-training/lprogram/index.asp

    Demonstration Riders - register and contact Abi Kroupa.

    There is no demonstration riding cost for test riders. There is a $30 day fee payable to Shannondale Farm or $100 for a 2-day overnight. Note - If demonstration riders plan to audit any part of that weekend’s session, they must pay for an auditor spot.


    Saturday, August 20, 2022

    • 3 Training Level Riders - Tests 1,2,3 and discussion
    • 3 First Level Riders – Tests 1,2,3 and discussion


    Sunday, August 21, 2022

    •  3 to 6? Second Level Riders – Test 1,2,3 ridden twice and discussion


    Contact Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net / 770-713-4025 with any other questions.

    HOST HOTEL

    EVEN Hotel Alpharetta (Avalon area)

    2715 Old Milton Parkway

    Alpharetta, GA 30009 

    Phone: 770-869-2546 

    GDCTA link: (“Social Factor” rate: special 15% off for those booking for GDCTA events)

    Volunteers:

    Also, volunteers are needed for all events. Register if you want to volunteer (and earn hours toward the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products  Awards!) Sign up: https://gdcta.wildapricot.org/event-4662103

    Refund policy:

    For Participates: Participates who cancel after confirming their participation and sending payment to attend the L Program will receive a refund, minus a $25 processing fee, only in the event a replacement rider can be found by GDCTA. Participates who must cancel due to medical reasons may receive a refund if GDCTA is properly notified in writing, via mail or e-mail, including physician statement. If no replacement is available, the Participate will not receive a refund.

    Auditor tickets are nonrefundable and are not eligible for voluntary refunds.


    • September 02, 2022
    • September 04, 2022
    • Georgia International Horse Park 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, GA
    Join waitlist

    The Instructor will present information on a variety of subjects and aspects of judging during the program, both in the classroom/theory session and practical judging.

    This Training Session is three days, and includes classroom, structured training, and practice judging. 

    Auditors are not allowed in any part of the Training Program or Exam.

    Session 1 will be held at our GDCTA Labor Day Dressage Classic show with the classroom day being on Friday. The participant cost is $1,000. Participants have until July 1st to register before we notify USDF to go to the waitlist.

    It is not necessary for Organizers to arrange for scribes for this session. It is the Candidates’ responsibility to arrange for a scribe if they wish to have one.

    Book reservations early.

    La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Conyers 770-918-0092 (Host Hotel)

    Hampton Inn, Conyers 770-483-8838

    Comfort Inn, Conyers 770-760-0300

    Holiday Inn Express, Conyers 678-964-2400

    Hawthorn Suites, Conyers 770-761-9155


    We ask Participants to email a photo or bring a photograph that can be stapled to the evaluation form.


    Questions: 

    Abi Kroupa

    abigailkroupa@gmail.com


    Refund policy:

    Tickets are nonrefundable and are not eligible for voluntary refunds. However, the value of your ticket may be eligible to be applied toward the price of a ticket for another clinic. Riders will receive a refund if a replacement is found.

    • September 03, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 04, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Georgia International Horse Park
    Register

    Prize List


    Open: July 11  / Closing: August 22  (In secretary's hand)

    Enter using Eqentries.com


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    USEF Level 3 Competition


    Judges: Dolly Hannon (S-CO), Lisa El-Ramey (S-FL), Joni Abney (R-TN)


    Please take a moment to review the new USEF Safe Sport web pages on the USEF website. Competitors are bound by the U.S. Center for SafeSport CodeUSEF Safe Sport Policy, and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP).

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    Official Qualifying Competition for the

    • 2023 Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships
    • 2023 USEF Children Dressage National Championship
    • 2023 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship
    • 2023 USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships
    • 2023 USEF Young Adult 'Brentina Cup' Dressage National Championships
    • 2022 GAIG/USDF Regional Dressage Championships
    • NDPC Pony Cup Partner


    These are two separate shows and require two separate entry forms and documentation.
    • Both shows will use the same judges. Qualifying classes will have a different judge each day.
    • Both shows are considered as one competition for the above listed championships.


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    Also, volunteers are needed for all events. Register if you want to volunteer (and earn hours toward the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products  Awards!) Sign up: https://gdcta.wildapricot.org/event-4662103

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    High Time Photography is the official photographer for the Labor Day Dressage Classic I & II shows as well as the Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II shows in May again this year.

    Richard's Equine Video is the official videographer for the  Labor Day Dressage Classic I & II shows as well as the Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II shows in May again this year.

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    For the GDCTA members - scores from this show count twice toward GDCTA year-end awards!!


    Refunds:

    Before closing date, fees will be refunded less the office fee. After closing date, all fees are unconditionally nonrefundable, regardless of circumstances, including inclement weather. No exceptions. Returned check & refused Credit Card policy: Void entry and incur a $35 charge. Entry will be wait listed until credit card clears, money order, certified check or cash is received. Do not mail cash.


    • September 09, 2022
    • September 11, 2022
    • 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers, GA
    Register

    Dressage4Kids TEAM Clinic and Atlanta Youth Festival. The competition - read a book and take a written test, ride one dressage test and one equitation class for overall winner!  It’s awesome and UNIQUE!!!

    Lendon Gray's Dressage4Kids TEAM (Training, Education and Mentoring) 2-day Clinic (Fri/Sat) and Atlanta Youth Festival. The Festival is a unique competition with a Saturday evening Kick-Off Dinner with Panel Discussion. Sunday's competition starts with a Written Test, One Dressage Test, and a group Equitation Class for an overall winner. Atlanta is proud to be the 3rd largest D4K Festival in the Country, after New York and Midwest!

    PRIZE LIST

    Reading List - Have You Got Your Books Yet? Reading List 

    2022 REQUIRED READING FOR THE YOUTH DRESSAGE FESTIVAL


    (See Age Rule on Page 1 of the Prize List)


    Please keep in mind that the FEI age rule applies, which means that as of 1st January, the rider is considered whatever age he/she will reach during that calendar year. For example, if the rider turns 14 anytime during the year 2022, the rider is considered to be 14 for the competition and should read the required reading materials for age 14.


    Many thanks to Trafalgar Square Books for offering a discount to Dressage4Kids! Place your order at https://www.horseandriderbooks.com<https://www.horseandriderbooks.com/> and receive 25% off when you use the code D4K2022 at checkout.


    ALL AGES

    2022 Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival Prize List

    Rules of Riding with Others in the Ring

    And see below for additional requirements


    AGES 11 AND UNDER

    Horse Life: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Riding Horses for Kids by Robyn Smith


    AGES 12-15


    The Essential Hoof Book: The Complete Modern Guide to Horses Feet - Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment by Susan Kauffmann and Christina Cline, pages 41-160


    and


    USEF Rulebook - https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/F3p8pgrWgAo/dr-dressage-division

    DR 101-111

    DR 116 and 117

    DR 120 and 121


    AGES 16-25


    The Essential Hoof Book: The Complete Modern Guide to Horses Feet - Anatomy, Care and Health, Disease Diagnosis and Treatment by Susan Kauffmann and Christina Cline, pages 41-160


    and


    USEF Rulebook - https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/F3p8pgrWgAo/dr-dressage-division

    DR 101-111

    DR 116 and 117


    Contact: Liz Molloy  missliz@taramiaridingschool.com

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    Also, volunteers are needed for all events. Register if you want to volunteer (and earn hours toward the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products  Awards!) Sign up: https://gdcta.wildapricot.org/event-4662103



    Tickets are nonrefundable and are not eligible for voluntary refunds. However, the value of your ticket may be eligible to be applied toward the price of a ticket for another clinic. Riders will receive a refund if a replacement is found.

    • October 07, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 09, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Georgia International Horse Park

    Art Exhibition & Sale in the Legacy Room during the

    Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 3 Dressage Championships & Atlanta National Fall Dressage


    These talented artists are sure to have something you want to add to your collection!



    Susan Burns

    Karin Martin

    Julie Nestor

    Diana Salzmann

    Elizabeth Samoluk

    Kim Scruggs

    Ulla Strickland

    Cathy Zappe



    Questions? Contact Ulla Strickland ulla_str@hotmail.com




    • October 07, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 09, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Georgia International Horse Park
    Register

    Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 3 Dressage Championships & Atlanta National Fall Dressage 

    Licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.


    Prize List Enter at Eqentries.com by September 12th

    (email admin@gdcta.org if you need the Prize List emailed)

    Official Qualifying Competition for the

    • 2022 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan
    • 2023 GAIG/USDF Regional Dressage Championships

      2021 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championship

      Program Rules Revised Due to COVID-19


      Please take a moment to review the new USEF Safe Sport web pages on the USEF website. Competitors are bound by the U.S. Center for SafeSport CodeUSEF Safe Sport Policy, and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP).


      Saturday night entertainmentTBA

      Ringside Table Reservations (REGISTER to reserve your table)

      We have 95 classes - you can sponsor one (or more)! (Click register to see the options)

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      Braiders

      Photographer

      • High Time Photography hightimephotography@gmail.com 336-671-4446

      Videographer

      • Richard's Equine Videography richardsequinevideo@gmail.com 404-308-8713

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        Thank you to our SPONSORS!


        Sponsors, Vendors, Advertising - see Registration, the Sponsor Packet, and contact us!

        For those of you with a product or service that might be appropriate for this very desirable dressage show, having a presence at this event is imperative to your marketing strategy.


        Alexa Ryan-Oat

        404-632-9945

        alexaryanoat@gmail.com




        Get ready to shop with our VENDORS! 

        Southeast Sport Horse

        Bits and Pieces

        Romitelli Boots USA

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        Volunteers:

        Register if you want to volunteer (and earn hours toward the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products Awards!) Sign up by registering or fill out this form: https://www.gdcta.org/volunteer

        Volunteer Coordinator:

        Emily Day

        3v3ntinggirl3@gmail.com

        205-567-0421

        We will contact you! 

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        Art Exhibition & Sale in the Legacy Room

        These talented artists are sure to have something you want to add to your collection!

        Click the link for details. Contact Ulla Strickland ulla_str@hotmail.com if you have questions.





        For GDCTA members - scores from the Atlanta National Fall Dressage show count twice toward 2023 year-end awards!

        2021 RESULTS

        2022 Results

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        Refunds:

        Before closing date, fees will be refunded less the office fee. After closing date, all fees are unconditionally nonrefundable, regardless of circumstances, including inclement weather. No exceptions. Returned check & refused Credit Card policy: Void entry and incur a $35 charge. Entry will be wait listed until credit card clears, money order, certified check or cash is received. Do not mail cash.





        • October 22, 2022
        • 8:00 AM
        • October 23, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • 2395 Birmingham Rd, Milton, GA
        Register

        Developed by the USDF Judges’ Committee, this educational training program teaches judges to evaluate the correct training of dressage horses.

        INFORMATION PDF

        APPLICATION (Participants must apply and mail in a check - Auditors are invited but will not be able to ask questions hence "silent auditor" in the registration.)

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        The L Education Program is designed with several goals in mind:

        1. Provide trainers, instructors, competitors and spectators' insight into the evaluative techniques of judging dressage.
        2. Prepare and evaluate candidates who wish to pursue entry into the USEF 'r' Judge Training Program.
        3. Provide continuing education for licensed judges and L graduates.

        This educational training program features selected faculty of experienced, United States Equestrian Federation recognized “S” judges.

        The Program is divided into two parts; each part is made up of three sessions:

        Part 1- “A Judge’s Perspective” is open to all USDF Members; this is the educational foundation of the program.

        • Session A (Apr 23-24) is an introduction to judging and biomechanics. View Video
        • Session B (Aug 20-21) is about judging criteria for gaits & paces, movements & figures. View Video
        • Session C (Oct 22-23) is about collective marks, equitation, rider biomechanics and basics.

        MORE details from USDF: https://www.usdf.org/education/judge-training/lprogram/index.asp

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        Demonstration Riders

        There is no demonstration riding cost for test riders. There is a $30 day fee payable to Shannondale Farm or $100 for a 2-day overnight. Note - If demonstration riders plan to audit any part of that weekend’s session, they must pay for an auditor spot.


        Sunday Riders Only – October 23, 2022

        • 3 Training Level Riders - Tests 1,2, 3 and discussion
        • 3 First Level Riders - Tests 1,2, 3 and discussion
        • 3 to 4 Second Level Riders - Tests 1,2, 3 and discussion


        Contact Caren Caverly ccaverly@comcast.net / 770-713-4025 to ride.

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        HOST HOTEL

        EVEN Hotel Alpharetta (Avalon area)

        2715 Old Milton Parkway

        Alpharetta, GA 30009 

        Phone: 770-869-2546 

        GDCTA link: (“Social Factor” rate: special 15% off for those booking for GDCTA events)

        ***

        Also, volunteers are needed for all events. Register if you want to volunteer (and earn hours toward the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products  Awards!) Sign up: https://gdcta.wildapricot.org/event-4662103

        ***

        Refund policy:

        For Participates: Participates who cancel after confirming their participation and sending payment to attend the L Program will receive a refund, minus a $25 processing fee, only in the event a replacement rider can be found by GDCTA. Participates who must cancel due to medical reasons may receive a refund if GDCTA is properly notified in writing, via mail or e-mail, including physician statement. If no replacement is available, the Participate will not receive a refund.

        Auditor tickets are nonrefundable and are not eligible for voluntary refunds.



        • November 30, 2022
        • email only

        The Donald & Elizabeth Faso Perpetual Trophy is awarded for distinguished service to Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association and service to equestrian sport.


        Nominations along with a brief reason why the GDCTA member nominee is deserving of the award should be emailed to admin@gdcta.org by November 30th.


        After the cutoff date for nominations closes, the nominees will be reviewed by John and Lisa Seger, and a board member to determine who will be presented with the award at the Gala.



        • December 17, 2022
        • 9:00 AM
        • December 18, 2022
        • 5:00 PM
        • 2395 Birmingham Rd, Milton, GA
        Register

        JJ Tate is the rare combination of a gifted rider and an effective, inspiring teacher. 


        Jessica Jo “JJ” Tate began to take her place among the country’s riding elite early, making her FEI debut at just 16 years old. Earning numerous national and regional titles, JJ’s has trained and competed over 29 horses at the FEI levels, including eight at Grand Prix. Known for her classical education and elegant riding, she is a top competitor who’s devotion to the very highest standards of horsemanship and integrity make her a positive role model in the contemporary dressage world. JJ has been long-listed for the World Equestrian Games and represented the United States in competitions abroad. Recent notable wins include Dressage at Devon World Cup Grand Prix in September 2018 and the Global Dressage Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle in February 2020 aboard Faberge.


        Now accepting riders for the selection lottery! Email ccaverly@comcast.net with your name, level, and status (AA, JR, Pro) by Nov 1st. If selected, payment will be due by Nov 18th.


        Riders: 2 days $650

        Stabling: $125

        Auditor per day $50

        Auditor for the weekend $80


        SCHEDULE -TBA


        Also, volunteers are needed for all events. Register if you want to volunteer (and earn hours toward the Liz Faso Memorial Volunteer of the Year program sponsored by Wilsun Custom Horse Products!) Sign up: https://gdcta.wildapricot.org/event-4662103


        Tickets are nonrefundable and are not eligible for voluntary refunds. However, the value of your ticket may be eligible to be applied toward the price of a ticket for another clinic. Riders will receive a refund if a replacement is found.


        • January 28, 2023
        • 5:00 PM
        • Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta 5750 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005
        • 450

        Riders set goals and compete all season to qualify for the GDCTA Awards. This Awards Gala is a celebration of those efforts as well as an opportunity to mix and mingle with horse friends outside of the barn aisle. The Awards Gala is the biggest fundraiser for GDCTA with a portion of the proceeds going to UGA Vet School and the rest used to fund all the organization's events and activities. If you would like to donate (product or service) to this event, please fill out this form DONATION FORM)

        January 28, 2023

        Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta (reservations here)

        5750 Windward Parkway

        Alpharetta, GA 30005

        (group rate: $149 USD per night)

        • Cash bar reception followed by dinner & award presentation
        • Silent Auction
        • Raffle Baskets
        • Door Prizes

        Doors open at 5:00 PM for an open bar cocktail hour with silent auction and Barn Basket raffle preview (all bidding will take place online). 

        The silent auction and Barn Basket raffle bidding will be online. You will receive an email with your personal bidding link when the auction opens a few days before the event. It will close the night of the event at 8:30 PM. Remember to support our sponsors!

        All are invited to attend. Tickets go on sale December 15th and will be available through January 20, 2023. Tickets must be purchased in advance. "Register" to get your tickets. Winners will receive a postcard announcement/invite in the mail. 

        Individual ticket: $


        Tables get you closer to the stage - Platinum is the closest, Bronze is the furthest.

        Platinum Table for 10: $1300 / for 12: $

        Gold Table for 10: $1100 / for 12; $

        Silver Table for 10: $900 / for 12: $

        Bronze Table for 10: $700 / for 12: $

        Please include the names of any winners sitting at your table! Or if you are purchasing for just a couple people and one is a winner, please include their name as well.

        Table order form PDF

        Silent Auction Bidding will take place online: https://gdcta.cbo.io keyword GDCTA

        Be sure to thank our SPONSORS for without them this event would not be nearly as much fun!

        If you are not attending and cannot find someone to pick up your award, please have your award shipped (click here).

        If you would like to join a committee, please reach out!

         

        CHAIR

        Caren Caverly

        ccaverly@comcast.net

         

        SUBCOMMITTEES

         

        Silent Auction & Door Prizes

        Joanne Morse 

        joannemorse1@yahoo.com

         

        Barn Baskets & Invitations

        Jen Scherrens

        jen@rivermistequine.com

         

        Awards & Decoration

        Carol Tresan

        happy_horses@hotmail.com

        #gdctaawardsgala #gdctaawardsgala2023

        Ticket Refund Policy: Tickets are nonrefundable and are not eligible for voluntary refunds. 




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