The CTDA will Demonstrate Dressage (on Stick-horses!) this Friday, March 29th, at the Frist Art Museum

Join your CTDA friends for this fantastic Frist Friday event. The CTDA will demonstrate dressage and perform a quadrille on stick horses! We’ll introduce our audience to the movements and beauty of our sport as part of The Frist’s “Across the Pond” exhibition. This is guaranteed to be fun and entertaining for everyone. Buy your tickets here:

Ride Times Posted for March 30th CTDA Schooling Show at Walnut Trace

We are all looking forward to our first CTDA show of the year! Weather is calling for possible storms, and since safety is always our first priority, the Board of Directors will be monitoring the forecast and post any schedule changes as we get closer. We will alert competitors of changes via email. Alerts will also be posted on this website and on our CTDA Facebook page.

March 30 Schooling Show is full- Check your confirmation

The CTDA Walnut Trace Schooling Show on March 30th is full and a waiting list has been started. If you entered the show, please check your email to make sure you received confirmation. If you did not receive a confirmation, contact our show secretary, Sherry Pride, at See you at the show!

CTDA Ride-a-Test Clinic April 5-7 at Old Hillsboro Manor

Get a “leg-up” on the new 2019 tests with USEF “S” Judge and “L” Faculty, Kathy Rowse. The event begins Friday night with Kathy to discuss the new tests and training pyramid. Dinner will be served. On Saturday and Sunday, each participant will ride a test of their choice with comments, scores and discussion to follow before a re-ride. Cost for the clinic is TBA, but estimated to be $120-$150 for a 45-minute session. Contact to sign up.. Continuing Education credit has been APPROVED for “L” Graduates.

2018 Special Recognition Awards

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Members who go above and beyond

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.

2018 Year End Banquet Winners

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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.

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
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