Vote for New CTDA Board Members

It’s election season!

CTDA has three open spots on the board and three great candidates to fill the vacant positions.

Meet The Candidates:

Liz Johnston

My love of horses started pretty much when I could speak the word “horse” ☺ I was 5 years old when my grandparents in England let me ride on one of their farm horses thus starting my life long horse addiction! My parents bought me my first horse when I was in 7th grade, a little black Morgan. I showed him in jumpers and rode for the Air Force Academy Junior drill team. My riding slowed to almost a stop during high school and college, but re-started when I moved from Seattle, WA to Bozeman, MT in 1995. I bought an OTTB and showed him in hunter/ jumpers. Next came my event horse in 1997, a quarter horse named Dee Won Miss (barn name Allie) whom I had until 2007 when I moved to Tennessee. I bought my current horse, Weltwinn (Winnie) in 2000 at 2 years old. I still have her after 16 years. We started at Intro level in dressage and are now competing successfully at Intermediare 1.  We’ve come a long way with clinics, coaches and many many lessons!  She is my dancing partner!

I look forward to bringing my experience to CTDA:  Many years of training on a budget and juggling working full time with showing and lessons. I have been a member of CTDA since 2013.

Sharon Wright Blandford

I was born in Kentucky and I started riding when I was nine years old mainly on my family’s thoroughbreds. I am currently a Freelance Marketing and Art Director.  I have been actively involved with CTDA for the last six years. My daughter Emerson Blandford has been riding since she was four years old. She currently rides her two dressage horses, Cindy Lu Who and Hershi’s Special Dark, in Area 3 competitions.  Emerson trains with Jessica Roberson Wright in Murfreesboro, TN.

Diane Hash

I am pleased to be considered for a position with the CTDA Board of Directors.

My love of horses began at an early age and remained a consistent hobby throughout my childhood and into my teens. Though I began as a hunter/jumper I enjoyed many disciplines and began studying dressage when a riding injury sidelined me for quite some time.

After a successful career in the fashion and production industry I knew retooling my skills for a “second act” had to involve horses. So I went back to school to study equine health and welfare, specializing in massage therapy and rehab. From there I completed  two internships in Lexington Kentucky at Kesmarc as well as with Dr. Monica Martins who specializes in rehab with Mimi Porter’s practice.

I traded my high heels for barn boots and couldn’t be happier! My husband and I relocated to a lovely farm property just south of Franklin in Santa Fe Tennessee two years ago and began building a house, a practice and a life. Currently we have no horses as we have no fences but that will come.

When first approached about a position on the board I was doubtful, only because my experience with dressage was so very long ago and not extensive. Why did I choose to become a member of CTDA? I like dressage as a discipline and from a therapists perspective it is one that uses the horse in the very best way possible. My history with CTDA is short, only having joined a little over a year ago but as is the norm for me I jump into something with both feet!  I’ve enjoyed my involvement volunteering at shows, providing a silent auction item for last years awards banquet and generally getting to know everyone.

Please use the form below to select whether you feel each candidate will be a good edition to the CTDA board of directors. Thank you for voting! 

Liz Johnston:
Sharon Wright Blandford:
Diane Hash:



Electronic Schooling Show Entries and Payments Troubleshooting

Hey all,

I know some people have been encountering problems with the electronic schooling show forms and payment system. I want to apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We are sorting this out as quickly as possible.

After some troubleshooting we have what will hopefully be a temporary but effective solution.

Those who need to submit entries:
Can use the electronic entry form as usual. You will not see a payment option on the first screen. After hitting “submit” you will be prompted to continue to a separate payment page. As before, that payment form will go to PayPal (fingers crossed.)
That new and, hopefully, improved form can be found here: ELECTRONIC ENTRY
Those who have submitted paper or electronic entries but need to pay online:
Can proceed directly to the payment form. After hitting submit you will be taken to PayPal and reminded to complete an entry form (in case you stumble on the payment form before filling out an entry form.)
That form can be found here: PAYMENT FORM

These forms are both available on the “Forms & More” page as well.

We have gotten more reports of problems with mobile payments, in the meantime please try using a computer to complete your forms if possible.

Thanks again for your feedback and patience!

– Leanne (webmaster)

October Schooling Show Is Coming Right Up

Remember the final schooling show of the year is coming up October 8. Check out the Forms and More tab to find the entry form. Hope to see you all there!

Ole South Classic and Prelude Results

Congratulations to all competitors!

Old South Classic Results

Old South Prelude Results

Old South Prelude and Classic Schedules

Attention riders! The schedule and ride times for the Old South Prelude and Classic show weekend are now posted.

Old South Prelude Day Schedule

Old South Prelude Ride Times

Old South Classic Day Schedule

Old South Classic Ride Times

Good luck!


Travelers Rest Farm Schooling Show Results

Congratulations to all competitors who came out for the schooling show at Travelers Rest Farm!

Here is the complete list of results!


UPDATE: CORRECTED Complete Prize List for Ole South Dressage Show

Update: There have been a few minor changes made to the prize list. Please download the latest version below. 

Attention, competitors! The prize list for CTDA’s Ole South Prelude and Ole South Classic Dressage Shows is here!

Please click here to view and download the form: 2016 Ole South Prize List


Old Hillsboro Manor Schooling Show Results Are Here!

Congratulations to all the competitors who came out for a sunny day at Old Hillsboro Manor!

Here is the complete list of results: Old Hillsboro Manor Schooling Show Results

Results From The Tennessean Dressage and Express Shows Are Here!

Congratulations to all the riders who competed in CTDA’s Tennessean and Tennessean Express Dressage shows!

You can find the complete list of results here:

Tennessean Dressage

Tennessean Express

Complete Prize List and Schedule for 2016 Tennessean Dressage Show

Competitors and fans, the complete prize list as well as the schedule with ride times for the Tennessean Dressage and Tennessean Express shows are now online!

Find the complete prize list here: 2016 Tennessean Prize List Complete (4)

Ride times and schedules here:

Tennessean Express Schedule

Tennessean Dressage Schedule

For more information on this CTDA recognized show weekend please visit the calendar.

Good luck to all competitors!


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