Get Ready for Show Season!

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You can get ready even in this wicked weather by at least putting the dates on your calendar and memorizing your tests. You can even start practicing in the living room (oh you know we’ve all done it!). Things that are new for this year are a schooling show cancellation policy (click here to view) and an increase to 8 volunteer hours required for Year End Awards.


Schooling Shows

April 4                   Walnut Trace- Grace Johnson, owner
                              Judge:  Meris Gregis

May 30/31           Roberson Equestrian Facility—Jessica Roberson Wright, owner
                              Judge: Danielle Perry

July 18                 Double H Farm–Jenni Hogan, owner
                              Judge: Lori Hoos

Aug 8                     Travelers Rest—Tami Crawford, owner
                                Judge: Darlene Dixon-Botroff

Sept. 19                Willing Horse Farm—Brandie Heidenway, owner
                               Judge: Andrea Pappano

Oct. 17                  Walnut Trace—Grace Johnson, owner
                              Judge: Jenni Hogan

USDF Recognized Shows

May 2                    Spring Fling
                               Old Hillsboro Manor

June 6-7               Tennessean
                                Brownland Farm

Aug 21-23            Ole South Dressage
                               Miller Coliseum

Opportunity Classes Offered at Ole South

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Opportunity Classes are offered at Ole South PRELUDE and Ole South Classic Dressage Shows. We will accept any late entries in these classes without penalty. 

Friday: August 22, 2014
101n – Training 1 opportunity
103n Training 3 Opportunity
111n First 1 Opportunity
113n First 3 Opportunity

Saturday: August 23, 2014
202n Training 2 Opportunity
203n Training 3 Opportunity
212n First 2 Opportunity
213n First 3 Opportunity

Sunday: August 24, 2014
301n Training 1 Opportunity
303n Training 3 Opportunity
311n First 1 Opportunity
313n First 3 Opportunity

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