Each year we honor certain members who have gone above and beyond in their participation, volunteerism and promotion of our sport. We all know it takes a lot of dedication to be involved in Dressage, or really any type of equestrian sport. But some members take it to the next level (Dressage pun intended). Here are the people from 2018 who deserve a little extra love:
Volunteer of the Year: Kaye Simmons (pictured with Nan Holland)
Participation Award: Beth Huff (with Nan Holland)
The Dee Minault Award: Jen Thompson (with Nan Holland). The Dee Minault Horsemanship Award recognizing the true spirit of horse(wo)manship. The CTDA Dee Minault Horse(wo)man is someone with a comprehensive tool box for the many aspects of horse riding/care/competing, and who spreads the word and shares their knowledge with others. Nominations for this annual award are taken by the membership and voted on by the CTDA board.
Congratulations to all the winners announced at our 2018 CTDA Year-End Banquet on January 27, 2019! Here is the complete list of winners in our Schooling and USDF Recognized Divisions.
SCHOOLING DIVISION: Greenie Weenie U13 Champion- Hannah Hollowell on Coconut and Lime Greenie Weenie U13 Reserve Champion- Addison Johnson on Logan’s Irish Dream Intro Level Open Champion- Elise Parsons on Readthefineline Intro Level Jr/YR Champion- Makenzie Simmons on Elmo’s Journey Intro Level U13 Champion- Addy Stewart on Red Dirt Rooster Intro Level U13 Reserve Champion- Hannah Hollowell on Coconut and Lime Training Level AA Champion- Elizabeth MacFarlane on Don Jerez Training Level Jr/YR Champion- Katherine King on Rain Is a Good Thing Training Level U13 Champion- Morgan Koerlin on Along Came a Spider First Level AA Champion- Elizabeth Priddy and Fawkes Western First Level Open Champion- Kathy Ziegler on Carly Gaited Western Dressage Intro Open Champion- Scot MacGregor on Jose in Dixie Gaited Western Dressage Basic Open Champion- Scot MacGregor on JFK’s Storm Chaser USDF RECOGNIZED DIVISION: Training Level AA Champion- Luanne Wagner on Dominic K.B. Training Level AA Reserve Champion- Lee Ann Smith on Phaenna HHV Training Level Jr/YR Champion- Caroline Caughron on Jake McCool First Level Open Champion- Tami Crawford on Day of Glory First Level Jr/YR Champion- Meghan Schluckbier on Emma First Level Freestyle AA Champion- Molly Bronaugh on Fortissimo Second Level AA Champion- Kaye Simmons on Rhodora HTF Third Level AA Champion- Jana Henry on Velando Third Level AA Reserve Champion- Beth Huff on Lord London Prix St Georges AA Champion- Linda Holste on Tvorup’s Gambler Intermediare 1 AA Champion- Marie MacDonald on Elan
Please welcome Lynne Glaus (Communications), Moriah Seibert (Volunteer Coordinator) and Elizabeth Priddy (Schooling Show Coordinator). Thank you so much for volunteering to serve on the Board, CTDA would not be able to put on any shows or educational events if we did not have these special people stepping up!
Our huge gratitude goes to our outgoing President Nan Holland who has put in countless hours at all of our recognized shows (and behind the scenes in between).
Nan is leaving CTDA financially strong and with better documented processes than ever before. Today is Nan’s last Board Meeting and also her Birthday …. congratulations and thanks for all you have done for us !!!!
We have several retiring board members this year and the CTDA Board of Directors is therefore seeking energetic, passionate and motivated persons to serve on the Board. There are 3 open positions including Schooling Show, Volunteer and Communications Chair. The nominees need not be riders themselves but could be a parent, spouse or just someone interested in the future of Dressage in Middle Tennessee.
If you or someone you know would like to be involved in shaping the future of CTDA, please contact Katharina Nowotny-Boles, CTDA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.