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arrow SCDCTA IMPORTANT DATES

Sept 30 – Last day for scores to count for Dressage AND Eventing Year End Awards. (PLEASE NOTE: Change for 2014 to Eventing dates.)

Oct 1 – Last day for you to submit your horse and rider USEF & USDF numbers in an email to DressagePoints@scdcta.com and your USEF numbers to EventingPoints@scdcta.com. *Must be emailed by this date. This is also the last day to report eventing/CT scores from out of area. *Must be postmarked by/emailed on this date.

Oct. 15 – Last day for you to submit your paperwork for SCDCTA medals and performance certificates. *Must be postmarked by/emailed on this date.

Oct. 30 – Preliminary dressage and eventing year-end awards posted.

Nov. 15 – Very last day for dressage and eventing year-end award score corrections to be reported to appropriate points coordinator.

Dec 7, 2014 - Equitation Championship at Tidelands

Jan 24, 2015 - Annual Awards Banquet

 
arrow ATTENTION SPONSORS!


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arrow NEWSLETTER BY EMAIL
 
If you are a current SCDCTA member, and would like to receive your newsletter by email, click the link provided below:
 
Newsletter will be provided in an Adobe Acrobat file (pdf) for ease of opening by all individuals. If you are on a dial up connection, it may take a few minutes for the file to download. Your email address will not be visible when sent to maintain your privacy.
 
arrow BI-MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS
 
Effective immediately, the Board has agreed to meet bi-monthly. September, 2013 will be the first of the every other month meetings on the second Monday of the month, 7PM in Columbia. Members are invited. Contact the president for more details.
 
arrow FREE CLASSIFIEDS!
 
A reminder to all SCDCTA members: You each get one FREE classified ad per month. That’s right: one totally free classified ad in Tracking Up and on our website each month. Please try to limit your ads to 35 or fewer words; small pictures or graphics (in jpeg format) are welcome. To take advantage of this service, contact newsletter editor Lisa Hinkle.
 
arrow NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM BEGINNING FOR 2013!
 

SCDCTA will now offer Two $400 scholarships each year to eligible SCDCTA members for concentrated work with a trainer of their choice to further their riding.
One will be awarded to an Adult Amateur and one will be awarded to a Professional. 8 hours of volunteer time with an SCDCTA function will be required after the scholarship has been given and member must be current and in good standing in order to be eligible.

Application deadline is October 15th, 2013. Please refer to the Forms section for the revised information and application.

 
arrow MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
 

The New 2014 Membership Application is online now! Click Here to View. Please note we have a new Membership Chair and address on this form. Contact Lisi Tibrea with any questions.

 
arrow OUR MISSION
 
The South Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association (SCDCTA) is dedicated to the promotion of equine sports of dressage and combined training in the state of South Carolina.
 
 
0 2014 COMPETITION YEAR ALMOST OVER
 

Just a reminder: The 2014 competition year for both eventing and dressage ends Sept. 30.

Scores earned from Oct. 1, 2014 through Sept. 30, 2015 will count toward the 2015 competition year. Any members seeking SCDCTA medals or performance certificates must also submit those by Oct. 15. It is helpful, as well, if riders competing in recognized dressage shows or events provide their USEF and USDF or USEA rider and horse numbers to the respective points coordinators by the end of September.

 
0 AWARDS BANQUET UPDATE
 

A NOTE FROM THE SCDCTA PRESIDENT:
The Annual Awards Banquet was a great success. We had over 100 people for the second year in a row! The Lexington Country Club is an excellent and very convenient location. Many thanks to all of those who made the banquet such a success:
Carol Minsk for coordinating the banquet, Mark and Valerie Swygert for handling the venue. Valerie for also ordering and coordinating all of the awards, Lisa Hinkle for compiling the program, Brianna Timmerman for coordinating the Silent auction, all of the many businesses and individual donors for the kind donations, Betty Brooks for making the centerpieces, Brianna, Lisa and Jill Allard for doing the points, Melanie Murphy and Jeannine Khoury for manning the registration
and silent auction checkout, Diana Hunt for photographing the event, checkout and the many others who helped to pull it all off! It really does take a lot of volunteers! We will look forward to another successful competition year and awards banquet to celebrate in January of 2015!

Congratulations to all of our winners! All of our final rewards can be seen on our individual award pages or on this attachment.

SPECIAL AWARDS:

Kathy Ablatt Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award (This trophy is awarded to the adult volunteer that most exemplifies a hardworking, generous spirit for volunteering for any SCDCTA sponsored activity) presented to Lisa Hinkle.

SCDCTA Scholarship presented to: Lisi Tibrea.

If you received an award but were not able to attend the banquet, please contact Valerie Swygert. You can pay the postage or otherwise arrange to pick it up, the fee for sending awards out is $12.00.

 
0 PLEASE HELP SUPPORT OUR JUNIORS!
 

Please help with our Junior Fundraiser! They are selling these great Collapsible Personalized Coolers!

Collapsible Cooler

For more information and to order: Junior Collapsible Cooler Fundraiser.

 

Dressage and Eventing

 

0 CHANGES STARTING WITH 2012 EVENTING YEAR-END AWARDS
 
Attention SCDCTA eventers! New for the 2012 competition year, we will be awarding points for rides through 10th place at USEA events and horse trials (see new points chart here), rather than through 6th place, as has been done previously. For complete rules regarding year-end awards for USEA events and combined tests at schooling shows, as well as for USDF and schooling show dressage awards, go here.
 
 
arrow THANK YOU TO OUR JUNIOR DRESSAGE CLINIC DONORS!
 

The support of businesses and private dressage enthusiasts is key to the success of SCDCTA’s free annual junior dressage clinic. SCDCTA and its junior riders would like to thank our donors:

• SC Embroidery (Columbia, SC);
• Mr. & Mrs. W.D. Robinson, Jr. (Lexington, SC);
• Ms. Sue Gaeta & Mr. Mike Constantine (Milton, VT);
• Mr. & Mrs. Andy Stevenson (Columbia, SC); and
• Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Robinson (Lexington, SC).

Thanks also go to Dover Saddlery, which donated the goodie bags that were distributed to participants!

And finally, a special thanks to the junior riders who helped to fund their own clinic by selling coolers. The top saleswomen were Ally Robinson, Catlin Rugg and Samantha Elsey. Great job, girls!

 
arrow 2014 BOARD ELECTIONS
 

Ballots coming via USPS soon!

Click here to see the bios of candidates for the 2014 board!

 
arrow FEBRUARY 22-23, 2014 LOW COUNTRY SHOW
 
 
arrow 2014 DRESSAGE SEAT EQUITATION CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

2014 Dressage Seat Equitation Championship will be held at the Tidelands Schooling Show at Mullet Hall December 6th, 2014.

You can view the Dressage Seat Equitation Rules, and if you need more information, please contact Jill Allard for additional information about this program.

 
arrow SCDCTA RECOGNIZED JUDGES EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
 

The SCDCTA Recognized Judges Educational Seminar was held February 2 in Aiken.

It was a huge success and many thanks to the following for so generously assisting with the program:

Valerie Swygert - for Organizing and handling the entire program single handedly. Marlene Groman, together with her husband Elliott, for allowing the use of the fabulous Aiken Museum. Margaret Freeman - USEF "S"Judge - Instructor who did a wonderful job educating our judges.

Attendees: Elaine Sweet, KC Betzel, Diana M Wood, Jodi Lees, Holly Spencer, Katie Poag, Katie Butt, Susan Selvey, Susan Todd, Shannon Burnett, Rebecca Housley, and Lellie Ward.

The complete SCDCTA judges list on the website will be updated shortly.

 
arrow ATTENTION SCHOOLING SHOW ORGANIZERS:
 

We have important information for those of you who offer Dressage Seat Equitation classes at your shows. Please note the following, per USEF rules:

The policy for dressage seat equitation is to post riders’ scores, but riders are not allowed to see the judges score card/comments. Riders also may not get a copy of the judge’s score card/comments, even if the other riders’ comments are blacked out.

Please follow this guideline at your SCDCTA recognized shows as well.

 
 
         
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