|Saturday, March 29||Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage Spring Triple D Schooling –
|Saturday, April 05||CTDA Schoolilng Show|
|Saturday, April 19||Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – Spring Fling
|Saturday, May 03||2014 Spring Fling – USDF Sanctioned show|
|Saturday, May 17||Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – Memorial May Days
|Saturday, May 31||Dressage by the River
|Saturday, May 31||CTDA Schooling Show|
|Saturday, June 7 and 8||Tennessean – USDF Sanctioned show|
|Saturday, June 14||Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – June Jamboree
|Saturday, June 28||Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – Summer Triple D Schooling
|Saturday, July 12||Greystone Riverdale Events Dressage – Summer Fun
|Saturday, August 09||CTDA Schooling Show|
The 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
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 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
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
After leaving middle Tennessee ten years ago, I have recently moved back to the area this August. For the past 6 years, I worked as the director of an equestrian studies program for a small, private college 1 hour south of Knoxville. I started the program, taught the majority of the equestrian studies courses, managed the equestrian center, taught riding lessons, and had horses in training. Prior to working for the college, I managed a breeding farm in Greeneville, TN, and managed a boarding stable in Knoxville, TN. I was quite active in the Crossroads Dressage and Combined Training Society in Knoxville for several years.
Currently, I am working at Kyalami Farm in Franklin, TN. I have my PRE stallion, Brando MHF, boarded at Tami Crawford’s Travelers Rest Dressage. Brando MHF and I are currently competing at 3rd Level, and we achieved our USDF Bronze Medal together in December 2012. Under Tami’s guidance, I hope to compete Brando MHF in the Prix St. Georges. I also own a KWPN mare who is the mother to my next dressage horse, Brietta. I am most excited about Brietta as she is the daughter of Brando MHF!
I live in Donelson and work in Grants Administration for Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority. I owned quarter horses as a child and participated in the local saddle club shows in barrell racing with my Welsh pony. As an adult, I started taking lessons several years ago and that’s when I found my half-arabian mare Vicki Vale. We have shown in the Music CIty Arabian Shows in Murfreesboro with good success and other local schooling shows. A couple of years ago, I started hearing more about dressage from some of my colleagues and I found the training methods appealling to my analytical nature. I began taking dressage lessons in 2011 and am participating in my first schooling shows this year. We are having a blast. I love the test-driven aspect of dressage shows. There is always subjectivity in judging, but I find I like an atmosphere where my horse is judged based on what they are performing in the ring as an individual as opposed to the breed show format. And the dressage training itself has helped my mare so much. Vicki has had two bouts of EPM (the last one this June). The training methods for correct riding and movement in dressage have helped her regain strength and improve so much. And my own riding ability has grown in leaps and bounds.
As my interest in dressage grew, I was introduced to CTDA. I began coming to CTDA shows as a spectator in 2010. I volunteered at the Ole South show one year as a non-member just to be able to experience some of the show elements up close. I became a member last year and have volunteered again at rated and schooling shows this season. I periodically check the CTDA website for updates and news from the group.
As an Arabian owner and exhibitor, I have historically been active with the Middle Tennessee Arabian Horse Association. In 2012, I committed a large amount of time volunteering at their fun shows, meetings and other events. That year, I also prepared the prize list for the 2012 Music City Arabiah Show in November and performed many other volunteer duties to help make the show successful. I still plan on being active in some MTAHA activities. But I would like to focus on expanding my activities and involvement with CTDA. I would be happy to be of service to the group by serving on the board. I am new to dressage, but I am very enthusiastic and eager to learn and grow and help the group in any way I can.
I consider myself very fortunate to be at a place in my life that allows me to engage in my passion for dressage with my beloved Westphalian, Marlo 48. I would enjoy bringing my enthusiasm for the dressage journey to the board, having scribed for some of our shows and having been a member for many years. As a mother of four grown children and a registered nurse with a master’s degree from Vanderbilt, I additionally hope to bring skills learned as board chair of numerous community boards and organizations to the table for CTDA. My relevant volunteer experience includes raising money, cultivating donors, growing membership, and communications.
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Please click the link below to review the results from our schooling show on August 10 at Roberson Equestrian Facility!
For Lease with option to Buy – 11 year old WB cross gelding.
I prefer to lease this horse out but I am not riding him enough for him to live up to his potential. A lease could be what you are looking for.
This is a big boned horse that is easy to handle and will take care of a not-so-great rider but then will be a fun horse for a more advanced rider. He has shown well at training and started some first level but I got distracted/busy. He is about 16.1-16.2 hands, has a dun gene but is sort of half dun half chestnut. HE HAS competed recognized BN teenagers on him in dressage, 4H, hunters, jumpers, eventing. He needs to get FIT. UTD shots, floating, goes barefoot, very easy keeper.
If leaser fell in love with him and it was a great match, I would sell him for his sake. But if I am ‘stuck’ with him when he gets old as a trail horse, I am happy with that!
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Very talented eventing or dressage pony!
Appaloosa 13.2 pony gelding, LOTS of cadence…Very CUTE – Pictures are not close to showing how unique and cute this pony is! Only 6 years to start serious showing but has shown twice to test character and he is the same at a show as at home. At the shows, he competed in Intro level dressage, in hand with a 10 year old handler, and in costume with an 8 year old. Small adults should look at him too though!
VERY good natured even if rider doesn’t deserve it. Beginner kids can trail ride this pony. He goes on the bit easily, naturally built round and works through the back. Never hinted at bucking, rearing, kicking – its not his nature. $3000 obo
Call Lara at 931-623-9609, or by email at email@example.com