Newsletter Staff needed!

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The CTDA’s Newsletter, Transitions, is in need of a volunteer publications staff.

Positions to be filled: Editor, contributing writer (3), contributing photographer.

If you love horses, have any experience in publication editing or writing articles for publication, we could use your help. Experience in graphic design, and use of EMMA or Constant Contact would be considered a ‘plus’!

Transitions is our quarterly GMO newsletter and is a key means of keeping our members up to date and plugged in with the events and activities of the CTDA. Contributing writer’s responsibilities include writing and submitting articles of personal interest for the GMO, and possibly interviewing CTDA members for input. Editor’s responsibilities include organizing content and articles for publication, reviewing articles for accuracy, quality, and appropriateness for the CTDA audience. Publication staff will also be responsible for interaction with CTDA’s select printer for production of hardcopy newsletters as needed.

If interested, please contact Michael Foster ( or Beth Huff ( for more infromation.

Ole South Dressage & State Championships

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The Ole South Dressage Classic and State Championships are here!

Mark August 23 thru 25 as your ‘Ole South Weekend’, and join the CTDA at Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro. 8/23, 24, 25.

   Friday, August 23 – Ole South Prelude, Judges Debbie Rodriguez “S”, VA and Cindy Canace “S”, CO

   Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25 – Ole South Classic and State Championships.

Please follow these links for tentative Day sheets and ride times:

Ole South PRELUDE day sheets

Ole South PRELUDE riders’ report

Ole South Dressage Classic and Championships day sheets

Be sure to check in at the office for the official ride times and updated information.

Spring Fling Results

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sheetsRESULTS! RESULTS! Thanks to all the competitors and supporters who came out for our second annual Spring Fling at Old Hillsboro Manor. You can use the link below to download the results. 

Spring Fling Results

Thank you

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Thank you for submitting your payment to CTDA. 

2015 Awards Requirements

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CTDA offers two year-end award programs per level for the following fourdivisions: Junior 13 and under, Junior/Young Rider, Amateur and Open. Eachhorse/rider combination may be Champion or Reserve Champion in only one program perlevel:

  1. USDF recognized shows: This includes all USDF recognized shows. Itis required that at least one of the scores submitted must be from a CTDA sponsored show or CTDA sanctionedshow.
  2. CTDA schooling shows: This includes all schooling shows hosted by CTDAor sanctioned byCTDA.

If a horse and rider pair have won a CTDA Year End Championship at aspecific level, this horse and rider pair is NOT eligible for Champion at the same levelin subsequent years. However, a horse and rider pair awarded Reserve at a specific level IS eligible to compete again for Reserve or for Champion at the same level in subsequent years. To be eligible, both the owner and rider of the horse mustbe current CTDA members in good standing at the time tests are ridden.Additionally each horse/rider combination must complete a minimum number ofrides:

Intro-4th Level——–5 rides

Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)——– 3rides Musical Freestyle————– 3rides

Time frame for scores is between December 1 and November 30 of the current competition year.

The rider is responsible for a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer time OR $100 donation OR soliciting $100.00 in ads/sponsorships.

Volunteer hours may be performed by the rider personally or havethe hours donated to them. Documentation on the Volunteer Report mustbe submitted with scores to beeligible

  • If the ads/sponsorship requirement is chosen, the funds must bereceived by September 1 of the current year to be eligible and mayinclude advertising in the programs for Spring Fling, The Tennessean or Ole South competitions.


It is the member’s responsibility to ensure that scores are provided to the CTDAfor awards recognition. Riders should submit copies of their top scores, including those from USEF/USDF recognized shows, for the required number of rides for each level, along with their volunteer hours or sponsorship requirements (appropriately signed by a board member or the show secretary).

70% and 80% CLUB

CTDA has a 70% club and an 80% club for those members that have received 70% or higher at a CTDA sponsored or sanctioned show or USDF recognized show during the year. This information needs to be mailed in on the rider report form to notify the awards person of their achievement. No volunteer or ad/sponsorship monies are required forthis acknowledgment.

Rider reports are due by December 15 of each performance year, to theAwards Coordinator

(Awards, c/o CTDA P.O. Box 681056, Franklin TN37068-1056).