1st of 2 scheduled Classical and Western Dressage Schooling Shows
DRHC Classical and Western Dressage Schooling Show Series June 11, 2017
On June 11, 2017 DRHC will host our second year of Classical and Western Dressage Schooling Show for 2017. The event will be held at the DRHC Arena at Carpenter Park in Washington, VT. Meg Hilly, Head Dressage Coach at Mount Holyoke College and USDF "L" Judge
For more information, call or email: Katie Moulton (802) 498-5008 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit the Dog River Horse Club Facebook page for up to date event information. First come (aka notify Katie) first serve to get requested time slots if available.
The second and final dressage schooling show for 2017 will be August 27. Ride at both events to see how you've improved over the summer!
Q: Who should do this show?
We welcome all levels of riders whether you’ve been riding dressage for years or have only heard about the sport. We even offer a lead line class! This schooling show welcomes anyone who is curious about dressage and/or western dressage and want to get their feet wet in a low key learning environment. A schooling show is great place to gain a feel for this sport, try out a pattern, gain experience and ask lots of questions. You don’t need a warmblood to compete at the lower levels of dressage as long as your horse can walk, trot/jog (or gait) and canter/lope (a canter/lope is not performed in most of the intro levels).
Q: What is a dressage test?
A: At dressage shows you and your horse enter the ring alone and complete a pattern that is called a dressage test. The judges will give you a score on every element of the dressage test as you ride. They will look for obedience, suppleness, accuracy, attitude and how well you ride.
The dressage ring is marked at its perimeter with letters. You will enter and salute the judge. After halting and saluting the judge you will ride in straight lines and circles as described by your test using the letters as your guide.
You will ride at different gaits, and variations within the gaits. For the basic levels you don't need to have the test memorized. We will have an announcer to call out the dressage test from the sidelines. When you have completed your test you will halt, salute the judge and leave the ring. You will receive your score card, with a final score.
Q: Which test do I perform?
A: You choose the test you wish to perform. When you fill out the entry form simply check the box next the level and test you plan to perform.
Q: When should I sign up?
A: For the schooling show you will be assigned a time to ride your test. For efficiency we ask that you fill out your entry form and send it in ahead of time. We will notify you of your test time. You can pay the day of the show. If you don’t sign up ahead of time you will be placed in the next available time slot.
Q: Where can I find more information on classical and western dressage?
A: Check out these websites for more info about western dressage http://www.westerndressageassociation.org and classical dressage http://www.usdf.org for links to the tests http://www.nodarider.org/DRESSAGE-TESTS.HTM
Downloadable forms are located at the Dog River Horse Club Facebook page.
DRHC Dressage/Western Dressage Schooling Show Entry Form June 11, 2017 Starts at 10:00 a.m. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m.
At DRHC Arena at Carpenter Park, off of Route 110 on to Lowery RD Washington Vermont
Rider’s Name: _________________________________________________Age (if under 18) ______ Address: __________________________________________________________________________ Phone #: _______________________________ Email_______________________________________ Horse’s Name: ______________________Breed: ____ __________________________ Age: ________
Entry Fee: Adult: $15.00 per test ($20.00 post entry) Child 12 and under $7.00 per test ($10.00 post entry), Lead line $5 per test ($8.00 post entry, received after 06/18/16). Check the box next to the test(s) you plan to perform:
All Tests can be found at http://www.nodarider.org/DRESSAGE-TESTS.HTM RULES& REGULATIONS
- Current Negative Coggins & Rabies Certificate is required & must be dated within the past 12 months.
- Anyone under 18 must wear a helmet at all times when mounted.
- Horses must remain at a walk when outside of the ring.
- Enter and exit the ring at a WALK. Gate will be closed before and after entering the ring.
- Humane horsemanship must be practiced at all times. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
- Any horse not under control at all times by their handler/rider may be asked to leave the premises.
- Horses that kick must wear a red ribbon in their tails as a precaution to others.
- Ribbons are awarded 1st to 3rd.
- Must be a current member of the D.R.H.C. or join on site.
- Casual show attire is fine as is good working tack.
GENERAL RELEASE Under Vermont Law, an equine activity sponsor is not liable for an injury to, or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities that are obvious and necessary, pursuant to 12 V.S.A. 1039. I hereby enter the below listed horse at my own risk and subject to the rules of D.R.H.C. I agree to make no claim against D.R.H.C, personnel or property owners, or officers or Directors, the property owners or judges should, if any, damages or losses incur to any horse, spectators, or articles which I send to the horse event. Event management reserves the right to change class schedule and event program if the situation deems it necessary.
Signature:_____________________________________________________________________ _____ Exhibitor’s or Parent/Guardian’s Signature (if rider is under 18)
Print Name: __________________________________________________________________________