Volunteer Hours for 2015

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We are in the process of updating all the old forms that have a 5 hour volunteer requirement for eligibility for Year End Awards. It was decided that for 2015, 8 hours per horse/rider combination is required. Please note this as you plan your show year. We are always in need of volunteers and 8 hours will not be hard to get if you plan ahead! You must have a signed Volunteer Hours Form that you are responsible for keeping until end of the year submission along with your Rider Report Form. Shelley Fugitt (tnsaf@comcast.net) is the new Volunteer Coordinator and she will be happy to help find a volunteer duty for you. 

Combined –Driving Event

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bwbuggyOur friends in the Middle TN Carriage Club will hold their one-day schooling combined-driving event at Percy Warner Park on Saturday July 11. It takes an army of volunteers, and they need help on Thursday 7/9 putting up the marathon obstacles and dressage ring. Friday, 7/10, will be more grounds prep and setup of cones course. Saturday they need people all day, but particularly in the afternoon to judge marathon obstacles.  And Sunday they could use a hand putting it all back. There are all sorts of jobs – from supervision and shuttling around on golf cart, to general labor…

If you are interested in volunteering, send an email to Tina Melton at tinamelton@aol.com

Tennessean NewsFlash!

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If you are from out of Tennessee and are entered in the Tennessean at  Brownland Farm, you will need a health certificate within 10 days.

CTDA Scholarship Awards

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Congratulations to our three award winners for $500 each to advance their dressage education:

Open–Rebecca (Becky) Brown

AA—Bonnie Lake

JR/YR—Emme Blandford

Tennessean at Brownland

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There will be the usual beautiful footing and grounds at Brownland Farm, Franklin, TN with plenty of space and plenty of shade.

Lots of good things for everyone:

CTDA is providing lovely prizes and ribbons.  

NDPC Ribbons for Ponies sponsored by Flint Ridge Farms.

The show is AQHA recognized.

The Jockey Club is providing beautiful TIP ribbons and awards.

We have three fine judges, “Dolly ‘ Hannon (S-CO), Susan Mandas (S-OH) and Fran Kehr (S-TX).  This is a lovely venue for Young Riders and for Young horses.  For the first time this year we are offering Materiale Classes on both Saturday and Sunday. 

The prizelist can be downloaded by clicking here.

As always, you can enter online www.eqentries.com  or on paper.

Closing date is May 14th, so talk it over with your horse, choose your favorite classes and send your entry in. 

2015 Show Season Begins!

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Let’s put behind us those months that end in “ary” and look forward to some spring weather!

April 4 is the first CTDA schooling show at Walnut Trace. You can access the online entry form by clicking here . Absolute closing date is Saturday, March 28. These shows are very popular and everyone will be ready to get outside so get your entries in early! Once we fill the day, we cannot accept any more entries, even if it is before the closing date.  

Then, it’s Spring Fling, our USDF recognized show at Old Hillsboro Manor in Franklin on May 2. It is a one day, one ring show so, again, you will want your entry in early! Prize list can be downloaded by clicking here. The judge is Charlotte Trentelman and she will be conducting an educational symposium the next day on the new 2015 tests. Watch for more news about that!!!!