Schooling Show Success

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Last weekend’s schooling show at beautiful Travelers Rest Farm was fantastic! Because we had had to cancel the previous show due to rain, this show was overflowing with entries. Judge Lori Hoos graciously agreed to come in for a half day on Sunday so everyone got their rides in. The volunteers were wonderful and even the predicted rain held off for the most part! Here are the results.

Saturday, August 9th Results

Sunday, August 10th Results


What To Know About State Dressage Championships

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TN-2006 093Have you qualified for TN State Championships?

Here are some of the CTDA members who have already qualified: Nan Allen & Nezma Rose (PSG & I-1), Sharon Anthony & It’s Teddy (Training and 1st), Letha Calvin & Look Cody Look (1st & 2nd), Grace Gregory & Latatina (4th), Katie MacFarlane & Merle (3rd), Elizabeth TeSelle & Destiny (Training)…

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2010 Schleese Dressage Wave Saddle

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  • Medium Tree-17.5” seat (Adjustable Adaptree©)
  • Excellent condition-recently reflocked
  • Normal wear on the billets, comes with three sizes of thigh blocks
  • Sells new for $5,495.00
  • Asking Price: $3000.00
Contact Cathy Holmes: (615) 500-2116

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Events Listing for 2014

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Saturday, March 29 Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage Spring Triple D Schooling –
Non-CTDA Show
April 2014
Saturday, April 05 CTDA Schoolilng Show
Saturday, April 19 Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – Spring Fling
Non-CTDA Show
May 2014
Saturday, May 03 2014 Spring Fling – USDF Sanctioned show
Saturday, May 17 Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – Memorial May Days
Non-CTDA Show
Saturday, May 31 Dressage by the River
Non-CTDA Show
Saturday, May 31 CTDA Schooling Show
June 2014
Saturday, June 7 and 8 Tennessean – USDF Sanctioned show
Saturday, June 14 Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – June Jamboree
Non-CTDA Show
Saturday, June 28 Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – Summer Triple D Schooling
Non-CTDA Show
July 2014
Saturday, July 12 Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – Summer Fun
Non-CTDA Show
Saturday, August 09 CTDA Schooling Show

Michael Foster

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MikePat-092007-2The dressage community has lost a friend. Michael Foster passed away on Friday, following a battle with colon cancer.

Michael was well-known in the Middle Tennessee horse community. He was a familiar face at CTDA dressage shows. When he wasn’t showing his own horses, Amarillo and Patriot, he was volunteering or cheering for everyone else. He loved all our horses and always asked about them.  

Michael was an active volunteer in CTDA, where he served as vice president and communications chair. He was a talented writer who edited the newsletter, emailed news to members, and managed the website.

Michael’s warmth, kindness, and great smile will be remembered and missed. As Kerstin Moltmann Wilder of Old Hillsboro Manor, said “Michael was a great friend and always supportive with a smile on his face, no matter the challenges he was facing.”

Our deepest sympathies are extended to Michael’s family and especially to his son, Adam.

                                                            CTDA Board of Directors

Michael’s service will be this Saturday, March 1 @10:00 am, the Grace Church Nashville, 1097 Murfreesboro Blvd, Franklin, TN – the church behind Hobby Lobby on Hwy 96. There will be no pre-service visitation, but instead there will be time to visit after the service on Saturday. There will be no graveside service. Michael is to be cremated and his ashes will go back to Jamaica.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation toward the formation of a Foundation to honor Michael. Checks should be made to Millicent Daly. Please place in the memo section of your check: Michael Foster Foundation”. Checks may be mailed to P.O. Box 150268, Nashville, TN 37215

Isabel Wintec Dressage Saddle

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Wintec Isabell Werth 17.5″ seat, med tree $500;  Stubben Romanus 18″ seat, 27 gullet $500;  Kieffer 3000 adjustable tree, 18″ seat $1600.

Text 615-542-5582 for photos


Kerstin Moltmann-Wilder

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Kerstin Moltmann-Wilder is deserving of the Dee Minault Horsemanship Award because she encompasses the attributes of a great horsewoman. As well as being an accomplished rider, obtaining her bronze, silver, and gold USDF rider medals on horses she trained herself, she has experience in every aspect of horse management and care. She has owned and operated a large boarding facility, Old Hillsboro Manor, for many years. She takes a holistic approach towards ensuring horses are comfortable in their work and truly champions their mental and physical wellbeing. She has the horse’s best interest at heart. Kerstin does not “drill” movements or exercises into horses, instead she uses classical training methods that do not force submission, but encourage natural reach and forward thinking. This leads to her great success developing young horses.

She broadens her own education as well as provides opportunities for those around her to expand their experience and knowledge by participating in and hosting numerous clinics throughout the years, for example, Debbie R. Rodriguez and Jan Brons. In addition she hosts shows at her farm, both schooling and recognized. Speaking of shows, Kerstin is an USDF “L” graduate with distinction.

Kerstin is not only a true horsewoman herself, but is an incredible source of information, encouragement, and resources in our world of dressage. She shares her farm, her knowledge, and various learning opportunities with everyone so we all can improve our skills on and off our horses.

Submitted by Katie McFarlane

Jenni Hogan

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Jennifer (Jenni) Hogan is a dedicated multi faceted horse professional. She has had over 20 years of riding, training and teaching experience. Jenni holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from MTSU’s agriculture and equestrian science program. She furthered her formal equine education by becoming an USDF Certified Instructor through 2ND level and is an L program graduate judge with distinction.

As a competitor Jenni has earned her Bronze and Silver USDF Medals with her horse that she trained from the ground up. She has trained with Tami Crawford and has competed successfully at Prix St George and has students competing at 4th level. She is an active participant in clinics with the best instructors in the USDF. Mary Wanless, Jon Brons, Sara Geike, Chris Von Martels and Debbie Rodriquez are just examples of the quality of instruction Jenni has received and imparts upon her students.

Jennifer’s commitment to Dressage is best demonstrated in her volunteer activities. She has served as the president of the CTDA (2002-2003) and is currently the head of the State of Tennessee 4H Advisory Committee for Dressage and the Marshall County 4H Leader. Jenni teaches our teens what it means to be a good horseperson and competitor. Her students in 4H and in the dressage community benefit from the years of formal and USDF education but her clear love of horses in even more evident in her care. Everyone that has trained with Jenni or been in her company at a competition knows that she really cares about her students and their horses. Jenni gives 110 percent in her lessons and does it in a positive down to earth manor. She instills confidence in the rider and gets results by giving extra effort in everything she does. Jenni’s principles of horse care are based on her education, 22 years experience and are exemplary for her students.

As an advocate for the art and science of dressage, Jennifer Hogan is a natural choice for the Dee Minault Horsewoman Award. We the members of the CTDA should recognize this professional who gives all she has to offer to our sport. Jennifer has pursued the formal education of a degree in Equine studies, furthered her education by becoming a certified instructor and L judge yet has the commitment to volunteer on our board and lead the youth of community . Jenni is a successful competitor who leads her students by example how to be a good horsewoman on and off the horse. Her students and horses benefit alike from her commitment to Dressage and we should honor her efforts.

Submitted by Susan Paffrath