The Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association (GDCTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the equestrian sports of dressage and combined training (eventing). Run entirely by volunteers, the association and its members regularly organize and sponsor various activities designed to heighten its members' and the general public's knowledge of and appreciation for dressage and combined training.
GDCTA belongs to Zone 4 of US Equestrian Federation (USEF). In addition, GDCTA is a Region 3 Group Member Organization of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and an Area III Associate Member of the United States Eventing Association (USEA). GDCTA is the largest organization of its kind in the southeastern United States, boasting nearly 700 members. GDCTA members range from first-time riders to Olympians.
A Short History of the GDCTA
The Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association (GDCTA) began in 1974 when a handful of metro Atlanta dressage enthusiasts banded together to form an organization to promote the art and sport of dressage in the state of Georgia. That early organization, known as the Greater Atlanta Dressage Association (GADA), sponsored Georgia's first-ever dressage competition in April 1974 at a farm just north of Atlanta. The judge at that competition was a local youngster named Robert Dover, who has since gone on to represent the U.S. in dressage in four Olympic games.
GADA held its first Nationally-recognized dressage show, The Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern, in April 1974. The Southern has since turned into an annual spring event in Georgia, drawing riders from all over the southeastern United States to compete under nationally and internationally-recognized judges. A second Nationally-recognized competition, the Atlanta National Fall Dressage Show, is held in autumn each year. In 1995, the fall show was held in conjunction with the United States Dressage Federation Region 3 Championships, hosted by GDCTA at the then brand-new Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia, site of the 1996 Olympic equestrian competition.
To accommodate a growing state-wide interest in combined training and eventing, it wasn't long before GADA voted to include this discipline also, changing its name to the Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association to reflect this expanded focus. GDCTA is an active supporter of the combined training endeavors of its members, sponsoring cross-country schooling days at area farms each year, as well as cross-country and stadium jumping clinics with noted eventing trainers from around the world.
Now, three decades after its humble beginnings, GDCTA is one of the most dynamic equestrian organizations in the state, offering a year-round slate of events. On any given weekend, you might find a Dressage Competition, a Horse Trial, or even an International Three Day Event - sometimes a combination of all of these - going on somewhere in Georgia. Always GDCTA is there, providing educational and/or organizational assistance and volunteer support, encouraging new organizers and new riders while cheering on the advanced competitors as well.
GDCTA looks forward to an exciting future as more and more people throughout Georgia and the southeastern United States discover the thrill of dressage and combined training.
By Laws of the Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association
The GDCTA Bylaws were updated in December of 2011.
Meet the GDCTA Board and Committee Directors
|VP Dressage||Julie Shannon||770-569-9555|
|VP Combined Training||Peri Lambros||678-372-4105|
|Recording Secretary||Kelley DeLaPerriere||770-653-7722|
|Corresponding Secretary||Liz Faso||770-921-3848|
|Board Member||Tamara Dijurgis||404-455-1528|
|Board Member||J D Sosa||404-626-5152|
|Board Member||Denice Kludt||404-683-8409|
|Board Member||Lauren Eckardt||404-210-0018|
|Board Member||Anne Modi||770-667-6142|
|Board Member||Jay Stevens||678-810-1667|
Awards - Schooling Show
Lynn Marks - 770-507-0464 (between 8:00am - 9:30pm)
Horse Show Chair
Awards - Recognized Show
Show Recognition Chair
GDCTA Contact Information
GDCTA Schooling Show Awards Program
2013 GDCTA Schooling ShowAwards Program
Schooling Show Award General Rules
- The Awards year begins on Oct 1 of the previous year and will end on Sept 30th of the current year.
- To compete in the Awards Program, send in a Rider Report Form properly filled out in the discipline competing, and you will be automatically registered in that discipline. If you forget to get it signed at the show, just fill out your RRF and send it in along with proof of your scores.
- Rider Report Forms must be postmarked or received no later than 20 days after the show. This deadline will be strictly adhered to due to the method of tabulating awards. Fax or email are prefered methods as you can then prove that you sent it in.
- Keep the originals and send copies. That's not required but is a good idea.
- You will be notified withing 7 days that your RRF has been received. If you do not hear from us within that time frame, call or email. You will have 30 days from the date of the show to correct any mistakes.
- It is the rider's responsibility to make sure we have received your form. Check - often.
- Points for CT are now calculated based on penalty points. See CT rules for details.
- Points for Dressage are calculated based on percentages earned. See Dressage rules for details.
GDCTA Schooling Show Recognition Information
GDCTA Recognition & Show Information
If you are organizing a schooling show and wish to have it GDCTA Recognized (so riders can use the scores towards our end of the year awards), please download and submit the Recognition forms. Please review the other information and specifications/guidelines we have provided. For specific questions email the show recognition chairperson.
Show Recognition applications should be sent to:
Tamara Dijurgis, 1425 Birmingham Rd, Milton, GA 30004
- Eligibility for GDCTA year-end awards in dressage and combined training with both USEF recognized and schooling show divisions
- Free subscription to the association's monthly newsletter, Collected Remarks
- USDF Group Membership and eligibility to compete at USDF-recognized shows
- Eligibility to participate in USDF Rider Award programs
- The annual Membership Directory
- A free link on the GDCTA.org website
- Exclusive members-only Kudzu Klinics
- Eligibility for the GDCTA Grant Program
- Senior (18 years and over) - $55.00
- Junior (under 18 years) - $45.00
- Family (Parent/Guardian and one other family member. Each additional family member is $10.00 each) - $65.00
GDCTA is a member-focused and member-run organization that depends on volunteers! We encourage you to become involved in any of the many activities we offer. Scribing at a show is a great educational experience and will make you a better rider! If you're a trainer, volunteer your time for a Kudzu Klinic... Have a new idea? Bring it to the board at a meeting.
GDCTA is currently in the process of expanding our list of volunteers. Now is your chance to give back to the organization that continually strives to make your dressage and eventing dreams and goals a reality. We are in constant need of volunteers for our wonderful recognized shows, schooling shows and many other activities.
Please plan on setting a day aside this year for GDCTA. Volunteering is fun and educational! Never volunteered before? No problem! We'll walk you through it. Complete training provided!
Our volunteer coordinator is Liz Faso. Contact her via email or phone at 770-921-3848
- Adult Amateur - Dressage
- Professional - Dressage
- Combined Training
Opening Date: Now
Closing Date: June 1st, 2013
Winner Announced: July 1, 2013
- GDCTA members in good standing for the last two consecutive years.
- US Citizen or permanent US resident holding Green card
- Involvement in a regular riding program with active instruction over the last three years
- write an article for the GDCTA newsletter, Collected Remarks, for use on the GDCTA website and for GDCTA's use in other publications
- give a verbal report at a GDCTA board meeting as soon as possible after their training is complete
- volunteer at least 8 hours (or the equivalent of one day) at a GDCTA function within a year of receiving the grant.
Grant Committee Chairs
Kudzu Klinic Information
This program is designed to provide low cost instruction of correct basics for low level riders and their horses. The format may vary slightly with each clinic, but generally there will be six groups with two to three riders in each session. Lectures may be given at the clinics. Auditors may sign up at the clinic, but pre-registration would be appreciated so that the lecturer can bring enough material for all participants.
You must be a GDCTA member to ride. A copy of a current negative Coggins certificate must be sent with entry. Riders must include payment with entry to reserve a place in each clinic. Make checks payable to GDCTA.
|Clinic Date||Clinician and Type||Location||Forms|
|August 4, 2013||Linda Stallings - Dressage||Will's Park, Alpharetta||Registration|
|Sept 21, 2013||Cheryl Williams - Sport Performance Enhancement||Avalon Farm|
Past Kudzu Klinics
|Feb 16, 2013||Hokan Thorn/Nicki Buckingham|
|Feb 11, 2012||
Anna Anton, Personal Trainer
|Oct. 29, 2011||
Carolyn Bell & Kim Schisler, Show jumping and Dressage
|Aug. 7, 2011||
Will's Park, Alpharetta, GA
|July 23, 2011||
Stepping Stone Farm, Canton, GA
|Apr. 23, 2011||
Elizabeth Kane - Seminar
La Madeleine Rest., Dunwoody
|Nov 7, 2010||
Beth Stelzleni - CT
Wishing Tree Farm, Danielsville, Ga
|Sept. 18, 2010||
Barbara Handley - Dressage
Stepping Stone Farm, Canton, GA
|June 26, 2010||
Freestyle - Marissa and Johnny Woodall,
Stepping Stone Farm, Canton, GA
|May 8, 2010||
Dressage - Jos Sevriens
Blalock Lakes, Newnan, GA
|March 20, 2010||
Dressage - Gigi Nutter
Stepping Stone Farm, Canton, GA
|July 11, 2009||
Dressage - Sandy Osborne
After The Fox Farm, Madison GA
|Feb. 28, 2009||
Eventing - Lauren Weil
Big Time Eventing, Alpharetta GA
|Sept. 27, 2008||
Dressage - Carol Ludwig
Greenbriar Farm, Watkinsville, GA
|July 26, 2008||
CT - Julia Burns
Foxberry Farm, Dallas, GA
|May 10, 2008||
Dressage - Dennie Kludt
Foxberry Farm, Dallas, GA
|March 22, 2008||
Dressage - Shirley Singleton
Rhythm and Balance Equestrian Center, Milledgeville, GA
|Oct. 14, 2007||
Imtiaz Anees - Jumping
|June 2, 2007||
Susan Stedman - Dressage
One Step Ahead Farm, McDonough, GA
April 14-15, 2007
Chris Krowchuk - Dressage
Camelot Farm, Moreland, GA
Jan. 14, 2006
Danielle Herubin - Dressage
Foxberry Farm, Dallas, GA
Nov. 5, 2006
Suzanne Dansby-Phelps - International FEI Rider/Trainer
Panther Brook Farm, Moreland, GA
Sept. 10, 2006
Imtiaz Anees - Jumping, Olympic Three-Day Eventer
Foxberry Farm, Dallas, GA
June 10, 2006
Chris Pritchard - Dressage
"Lunchtime Special Exhibition: Free-Jumping featuring High Valley Hanoverians' Sport Horses"
May 7, 2006
Kayce Redmond - Dressage
E-Quest, Canton, GA
April 22, 2006
Joy Hirsch - Cross Country - "The Starting Box"
Cotton Hill Farm, Maysville, GA
March 18, 2006
Shelly Rahiya - Stadium Jumping
Nov. 5, 2005
Chris Erbskorn - Dressage
Sept. 11, 2005
Raechel Mason - Dressage for Better Jumping
The Arena at Red Gate, Canton, GA
July 10, 2005
Jumping with Mary Frankel
Sonora Farms, Alpharetta, GA
June 4, 2005
Amber Clark - Dressage and Lecture by Farrier Derek Perry
Just Farm, Alpharetta, GA
Oct. 10, 2004
Ajaz Sugier and Lecture by Farrier Chuck Bussey
Sept. 26, 2004
Twelve Oacks Farm, Buford GA
August 8, 2004
Dressage with Anke Boersma
July 24, 2004
Dressage with Julie Shannon and "Breeding the SportHorse" lecture by Chris Hutchins
July 11, 2004
XC with Johanna Dufort and "The Start Box" lecture by Bill Scholly
Chelford Farm in Buckhead
June 27, 2004
Dressage and SJ with GiGi Nutter and "Starting the Young Horse" lecture by Kathy Norton
Panther Brook Farm in Moreland
May 22, 2004
Stadium Jumping / Kimberly Wikholm
Turning Leaf Farm, Alpharetta, GA
Turning Leaf Farm, Alpharetta, GA
Applewood Farm, Alpharetta, GA
Sept. 6, 2003
Zeb Fry-Jumping - Little Kentucky Farm
Lecture: Race Horse to Sport Horse by Elizabeth Wood
Aug. 23, 2003
Cris Erbskorn - Dressage Klinic
May 3-4, 2003
Clinician: Ann Genovese
March 29, 2003
Clinician: Johanna Dufort - XC Clinic
March 1, 2003
Clinician: Susan Dye - Dressage
Lecture: Ross Davis, MS, ATC “Injury Prevention for Equestrians”
Jumping Kudzu Klinic with Tawn Edwards
GDCTA Board Meetings
Past Show Results
Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern II, April 7, 2013
Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I, April 6, 2013
Labor Day Classic II, September 2, 2012
Labor Day Classic I, September 1, 2012
GDCTA Summer Dressate and CT Schooling Show, Wills Park - August 2012
GDCTA Fall Dressage and CT Schooling Show, GIHP - Oct 15-16, 2011
GDCTA Summer Dressage and CT Schooling Show, Wills Park - August 2011
GDCTA Altanta Dressage Southern I & II, GIHP - April 8-9, 2011
GDCTA Summer Dressage and CT Schooling Show, Wills Park - August 7-8, 2010
Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern, GIHP - April 10-11, 2010
Atlanta National Fall Dressage, GIHP, Oct 10-11, 2009
GDCTA Summer Dressage and CT Schooling Show, Wills Park - August 8-9, 2009
Atlanta National Fall Dressage, GIHP - October 18-19, 2008
Greather Atlanta Dressage Southern, GIHP - April 12-13, 2008
Fall Dressage and CT Halloween Schooling Show - GIHP, October 20-21, 2007
Southern Hospitiatliy Dressage Breeders Classic I & II, GIHP - September 15-16, 2007
GAIG/USDF Region 3 Championships and Atlanta Fall National, GIHP - October, 2006
Prize Lists & Entry Forms
Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II
This year GADS is two one day shows. To show both days, you must send in 2 completely filled out entry forms. Including Signatures. Stabling can go on just one form even if you are staying the whole weekend.
Labor Day Classic I & II
GAIG/USDF Region 3 Championships and ANFD
Annual Member Directory
Deadline: March 31
Annual Advertising Package
- GDCTA Membership Directory: Published annually.
- GDCTA Newsletter - Collected Remarks: Published 10 times per year.
- GDCTA Show Programs: Publish semi-annually.
individual publication deadline. This allows the ability to change or update content and present timely information.
Current publication deadlines are:
Membership Directory: March 31
The Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I&II Program: March 23
Atlanta National Fall Dressage I&IIProgram: September 28
GDCTA Newsletter -- Collected Remarks: the 5th of each month
Annual advertisers will receive a copy of each publication and will be notified of other promotional opportunities when available. To sign up for the GDCTA Annual Ad Package, simply complete the worksheet on the back and send a copy along with a check payable to GDCTA to the address listed. You will receive a prompt conformation of your order as well as a list of contacts responsible for each publication. This allows for your ad copy to be tailored to each production.
Benefits of GDCTA Sponsorship
- Affiliation with a long-standing equestrian organization, which promotes dressage in Georgia and Region 3 of the USDF.
- Bring your company's services or products to the attention of our more than 700 members.
- Some oppotunities for Linkage with your company's website, which increases your site's traffic and link popularity.
- Opportunity to hand out product samples/company information to the participants.
More information on sponsorship opportunities can be found here.
The Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the State of Georgia. Most donations to the organization are tax-deductable -- ask your tax advisor.
Contact us for more information on sponsorship, the annual Silent Auction or other events.
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Please complete a membership form and mail to the membership chairperson when payment is complete.
GDCTA Young Horse Symposium DVDs
GDCTA Young Horse Symposium DVDs -
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2012 Gala Sponsors
GDCTA would like to thank the following sponsors for their participation in the 2012 GDCTA Awards Gala.
Letter from the President
Remember that by joining GDCTA, you are also joining USDF with numerous advantages (e-Trak, subscription to USDF Connections, numerous discounts and USDF award eligibility). So, joining GDCTA is BOGO—buy 1 get 1 free!
Previous Year Results
Misc. Advertising Forms
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Banner Ads: Your ad will be placed in the right hand column of the page, directly under the "Upcoming Events" section and will be visible on every page.
Classified Ads: Your ad will be placed on the Classified Ads page under General Store.
GDCTA - Boarding Facilities
GDCTA - Training and Instruction
Meet your GDCTA Officers
I have been riding for 46 years with the last 6 years in Dressage. Currently I own 3 horses, Anteya and Dream Prince aka “Kiddo” both retired and Solant who will hopefully be showing FEI in 2011. I was manager and buyer for Tack Tavern for over 81/2 years and for the past 4 years have been the Finance Director for Troncalli Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Cumming. I was also the treasurer for the GA Arabian Assoc. for 4 years. During my tenure of the past 3 years on the board I was the chairperson for Horse Show Recognition, Insurance and the Awards Gala. Together with June Brewer we organized the Gil Merrick Seminar and I also proposed and managed the 2009 & 2010 D&CT schooling shows at Wills Park.
My goals for GDCTA are: A series of 3 schooling shows with a high point champion for the best 2 out of 3 of this series in 2011. I would also like to continue the success of the previous Award Galas and with the involvement of the general membership, plan more educational seminars and junior activities. I have worked very hard for GDCTA the last 3 years and would love to continue as your President. Contact Caren at 770-713-4025 or by email.
Since 1997, Julie Shannon has been the Owner/Trainer at Shannondale Farm in Milton. Previously GDCTA’s treasurer in the 90’s, She is currently a general board member serving as chairperson for education. Julie requested and received a grant for GDCTA from the Dressage Foundation for “the Judge’s Perspective” clinic series. These clinics are already scheduled to continue throughout 2011. She promotes educational opportunities for dressage enthusiasts by hosting USDF young rider clinics, the USDF “L” Program, and wellness clinics for the equestrian athlete. Shannondale Farm brings in notable equestrians such as George Williams, Debbie McDonald, Scott Hassler, and Gary Rockwell. Many of these clinics are sponsored or hosted by GDCTA. As VP of Dressage, she will continue to encourage educational programs throughout our membership, search for grant money to promote the club’s activities, as well as work with others to make sure there is something to offer all of GDCTA’s members. Contact Julie at 770-569-9555 or by email.
Peri has been the VP of Eventing for GDCTA for 3 years. While not born into a horsey family, horse was her first word! She is an avid eventer at heart, but has a strong thirst for dressage as well. Personal goals include completing a Training 3-Day (long format or half-star) in eventing and a Bronze Medal in dressage. For GDCTA goals, she would be looking to increase the amount of eventing interest in the association through clinics, kudzu klinics, schooling shows and other avenues. Peri and her husband, George, compete at both recognized eventing and dressage shows in Area III. They live on a small horse farm with 3 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. George’s daughter, Carly, was raised in the Quarter Horse world, competes in All-Around English and Western- is super in pattern classes- and is currently in her second year at UGA and on the Equestrian Team. Contact Peri at 678-372-4105 or by email.
Liz has functioned in almost every aspect of GDCTA’s events and is currently Corresponding Secretary, Membership Chairperson and Volunteer Coordinator. As one of the larger USDF GMO’s, she would like to see the excellent standards of shows, events, clinics, and symposiums held by GDCTA to continue to benefit everyone and welcomes the participation of all members. Contact Liz at 770-921-3848 or email.
A past president, Don has served GDCTA in various capacities, most recently as Treasurer. He has seen his goal of yearly monetary grants for members come to fruition and would like to have GDCTA fund more grants in the future. Don additionally functions as newsletter editor and has strived to make “Collected Remarks” a premier publication. Contact Don at 770-921-3848 or by email.
A member of GDCTA for 12 years, she is currently a member of the Gala Awards Committee and has served in the past at the Gala Awards and scribed for schooling shows. She began riding as a child and as an adult, became interested in eventing-schooling Beginner Novice. For a short period of time also took some clinics in Combined Driving, even convinced my eventing mare to pull a cart! But now I’m focusing on Dressage. Currently showing 2nd Level Adult Amateur and am trying to progress through the levels-although I’m facing a task that many Adult Amateurs experience-make personal progress in my riding ability while at the same time bringing a young horse along. Currently I live on a farm in Milton, Georgia with my husband of 20 years, two teenagers, 2 horses and a dog. As a board member of GDCTA, I would love to promote the “Kudzu Klinics” which give our members more educational opportunities at low cost. Also, I feel we need to continue to support and promote our local breeder. When I began the search for my current mount I contacted many breeders in the Southeast and found my gelding in Georgia. Finally, we need to reach out to our youngest members by offering events focused on that age group. Contact Kelley at 770-653-7722 or by email.
Board Member: Dennie Kludt
I have been a GDCTA member for quite some time and have served on the board in the past as a general member and as V. P. of Dressage. I enjoyed the time I spent serving you, the members. I organized the international scholarship program that evolved into the grant program that is offered today. I ran the “L” Program two years ago that has increased the number of schooling show judges. I organized scribe clinics. I helped organize and present clinics and a symposium by Jane Savoie. Some of you may recognize my name at the bottom of your schooling show tests as I have been an active “L” graduate and schooling show judge for over ten years. I also teach amateurs and young riders, including children. It is important to me to continue my education and encourage my students to do the same. I am clearly a big proponent of education. Contact Dennie by email.
Debbie McDonald Clinic
Debbie McDonald Clinic
September 3rd & 4th, 2011
Dressage Through the Levels
Shannondale Farms, Milton, GA
Come join us for expert training from our USEF Developing Rider Coach and top Olympic Dressage Equestrian
First Level Though Grand Prix instruction for all Amateurs, Professionals and Young Riders offered to GDCTA members.
Auditors are encouraged to attend.
Saturday night, "Dinner with Debbie", sponsored by Lisa Seger Equine Insurance at her home.
- 9:00 - Julie Shannon
- 9:45 - Heather Hornor, Wyllow, 2nd/3rd
- 10:30 - Kerri Stevens, Zidane, 3rd
- 11:15 - Mary Bargerstock, Prince Valiant, 3rd
- 12:00 - LUNCH
- 12:45 - Amanda Persons, Gable, GP
- 1:30 - Anna Coley, 4th/PSG
- 2:15 - Ashely Marascalo, Radiance HVH, 1st
- 3:00 - Gigi Nutter, Vincere
- 3:45 - Shirley Singleton
- 8:00 - Julie Shannon
- 8:45 - Heather Hornor
- 9:30 - Mary Bargerstock
- 10:15 - Kerri Stevens
- 11:00 - Amanda Persons
- 11:45 - Anna Coley
- 12:30 - LUNCH
- 1:00 - Ashely Marascalo
- 1:45 - Gigi Nutter, Vincere
Puttin' on the Pink Sponsors
Pink Ribbon - Sponsor Level $1000-$2499
Pretty In Pink - Sponsor Level $500 - $999
Lara & Mitch Mitchelson
Show Me the Pink - Sponsor Level $250-$499
Pink Kick-Starter - Sponsor Level $100
Ms. Susan Smith
You will not receive a paper ticket. You must checkin at the registration desk where you will receive your credentials for getting into the party or participating in the trail ride.
USEF/USDF/USEA Recognized Show Award Program
No Forms to Send
- Members* no longer have to send in forms, scores will be obtained from USDF or USEA.
- Eventers that wish to participate need to give us their USEA number here.
- Awards year will run from October 1 - September 30th of the following year.
- Members must opt-in to the awards program and be a member when scores are earned, participation is not automatic.
- Opting in can be done either on your membership form when joining or by sending an email to the awards chairperson.
- Most other rules remain the same.
- Schooling show awards still require a Rider Report Form.
* USDF does not keep scores for USDF Group members. Members who are not participating members of USDF will still have to send in their scores but will only have to do so at the end of the competition year.
Please contact Mary Lou Freil (770-330-2489) if you have any questions.
2013 Awards Gala
GDCTA 2013 Awards Gala
The honor of your presence is requested
Saturday, February 1, 2014
The Marriott - Alpharetta
5750 Windward Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Cash bar reception followed by dinner and award presentation
Featured Artists Gallery
Doors open at 5:00, dinner at 7:00.
|Raffle Basket Sponsors||Featured Artists|
Cash bar reception followed by dinner and award presentation
- Silent Auction
- Raffle Baskets
- Featured Artists Gallery
- Door prizes
GDCTA Recognized Shows Current Standings
The following is a list of people who have opted into the Recognized Show Awards program. Award Start Date is the date you joined or renewed your membership for 2013. If you were a member in 2012, and you renew prior to Jan 30th, 2013, scores earned between Oct 1, 2012 and Jan 30th, 2013 will also be counted. Otherwise, scores earned pior to your awards start date will not be counted toward an end of the year award. If you have joined for 2013 and want to participate but your name is not on this list, contact Mary Lou immediately.
Please verify that your USDF and/or USEA number is correct.
Understand that we are now getting our scores from the USDF website. The standings above are as of the latest scores posted there. There can be a delay of 4-6 weeks from the show where scores are earned and when they get processed by USDF.
Please bear with us while we work out the kinks in our new system.
Memberships received as of 8/20/2013
|First Name||Last Name||GDCTA/USDF #||USEA #||Junior||Join Date||Recognized Awards|
|Christine A. H.||Carter||28554||No||11/09/12||Yes|
|Sophie H. Pirie||Clifton||74160||No||11/17/12||Yes|
|MaLinda Edwards||de Mata||177650||No||04/24/13||Yes|
|Robert R.||Fowler III||153151||No||12/01/12||Yes|
|Pamela F. Maury||Jefcoat||20915||No||01/08/13||Yes|
Guenter Seidel Dressage Clinic
9:45 Heather Hornor on Solo, 4th/PSG
11:15 Maria Hallet on Cobalt, Intermediate II
1:45 Chris Erbskorn on Oliver
2:30 Kerri Stevens on Zidane, 3rd/4th
3:15 Laura Wharton on Zandor, PSG/I-1
Auditor tickets may be purchased here.
Click here for information on sponsorship opportunities.
Selected Riders & Horses
Ten riders & horses were selected from a large number of competitive applicants. The horses selected are aged 4-6 years. Each rider & horse are scheduled for both a Saturday and a Sunday training session with Scott Hassler. All of the horses selected are in full training and are currently preparing for 2012 FEI Young Horse Dressage competition.
Horses of 2008:
- David Myers of SC riding Finneus, a Westfalian gelding by Fidertanz owned by David & Stacie Myers and bred by Gina Frisk
- Ashley Marascalco of GA riding Hadrian HVH, a Hanoverian gelding by Hotline owned & bred by High Valley Hanoverians
Horses of 2007:
- Dawn Jensen of SC riding EMC Legacy Gold ESE, a Hanoverian mare by Liberty Gold owned by Sherry-Anne Smith and bred by Laura Trumbower
- Jessica Barnes of GA riding EMC Demitasse HF, a Hanoverian mare by DeLaurentis owned & bred by Haralson Farm
- Sandie Gaines-Beddard of NC riding Flairance, an Oldenburg mare by Serano Gold owned by Sandie Beddard and bred by Clemens Von Merveldt
- Jennifer Flowers of NC riding Zucci Royal, a Friesian mare by Arjen 417 owned and bred by Nancy Williams
- Stacey Hastings of NC riding Lysias, an Oldenburg gelding by Licotus owned by Stacey Hastings and bred by Steffi Becker
- Ashley Marascalco of GA riding Radiance HVH, a Hanoverian mare by Rotspon owned & bred by High Valley Hanoverians
Horses of 2006:
- Karen Lipp of GA riding Baximilliana, a Dutch Warmblood mare by Johnson owned by Karen Lipp
- C. Michelle Folden of SC riding Rania, a Danish Warmblood mare by Don Schufro owned & bred by Susan Bender
About the Sponsors
- Shannondale Farm: an exceptional Equestrian Facility hosting superior clinic events, training, instruction, breeding stallions, horse sales and horse shopping services.
- High Valley Hanoverians: a Hanoverian Mare and Young Horse station featuring all Elite Hanoverian Performance Broodmares and young horses with exceptional foundation training and temperament
- 2kGrey: stylisth equestrian clothing
- Haralson Farm: a Warmblood Mare and Young Horse station featuring Competition Mares bred to International Stallions
- Triple Crown Nutrition: an equine nutrition company featuring a full line of products for horses at all levels of performance and all ages. Triple Crown Horse Feed products are consistently voted the "Best Feeds" in America by publications such as the Horse Journal.
Next Step for Auditors
Space is limited. Reservations for audit seats will be accepted until 100 seats are filled. Auditors must pre-register with full payment of $50 per training session day. We cannot guarantee space day of event for auditors who have not pre-registered. Once confirmed, no refunds can be given.
All audit positions must be secured via the EventBrite electronic ticketing system which will process secure online payment, manage the reservation and allow you to check-in prior to the event.
Kudzu Klinic Update
Current Kudzu Klinic Schedule
|Clinic Date||Clinician and Type||Location||Forms|
|February 16, 2013||
|Montclair Stables, Conyers, Ga||
GiGi Nutter riding Vincere: Gigi is a USDF Gold Medalist and has trained numerous horses to FEI and Grand Prix. “Vinny” is a 10 yr NA KWPN gelding by Ferro. He has been trained through the levels by Gigi and finished 11th in HOY 4th level, 1st at Vintage HOY 4th level, and 3rd in Dutch HOY. He is currently schooling Prix St. Georges/ Int. 1.
Maria Hallet riding Cobalt: Maria is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and USDF Freestyle Bronze Bar recipient. She has won multiple State, Regional, and National Championships, Horse of the Year, High Points, and Year End awards through the FEI levels. Cobalt is an imported 10 year old, 16.3 hand, German Oldenburg gelding(World Cup II / Calletto II) that Maria has trained since he was 5 yrs old. They’ve won multiple FEI high point awards and attained GDCTA open Intermediare Champion 2011.
Ashley Marascalo riding Don Frederic HVH: Ashley is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist and has successfully schooled 2 horses to the Grand Prix Level. She has been riding dressage since the age of 7 and achieved numerous awards as a Young Rider in Region 3. Don Frederic HVH is a 2008 16.3H dark bay Hanoverian gelding (Don Frederico x EM Wruffian Q) bred and owned by High Valley Hanoverians. As a foal he placed in the Top 10 of the USDF HOY Breeders Championship. Ashley and Don Frederic HVH are currently campaigning for the 2012 4 year old FEI Young Horse Competition and in Apr.2012 achieved their first qualifying score for the national championships.
Phyllis Sumner riding Don Zamora:Phyllis Sumner is an Adult Amateur currently competing her 8 year old Dutch Warmblood, Don Zamora, at 4th Level and schooling Prix St. Georges. Phyllis purchased Don as a 6 year old in late 2010. In 2011, Phyllis was the Dover Medal National Championship. She and Don were the Region 3 Champions at both 2nd and 3rd Levels. They finished the year as the USDF Adult Amateur 3rd Level Champion and the KWPN Adult Amateur 3rd Level Champion.
Kerri Stevens riding Zidane: Kerri Stevens is an Adult Amateur currently competing 3rd level, schooling 4th with her imported KWPN horse, Zidane by Rousseau. In 2010, they placed 2nd in KWPN 1st level HOY, 8th place 1st level USDF AA rider, and 1st level AA GDCTA Champion. In 2011, Kerri and Zidane placed 10th in USDF ranks for 2nd level AA, GDCTA 2nd level Champion, and numerous AA high point show awards.
Barbi Asplundh riding Rising Star: Barbi Asplundh was long listed in 1998 and has been a consistent USET competitor. Her horse, Rising Star (Krack C/Donnerhall) is scoring well in the small tour and they won the Intermediate Championship at Global Dressage Show Wellington, FL in March. She works with Lisa Wilcox and Carl Hester. Rising Star and Barbi are schooling Grand Prix with confirmed one tempis and passage.
Heather Hornor riding Solo:
Heather is an Adult Amateur that has bred and trained her horse, Wyllow, to a 3rd place GDCTA 2nd level year end award in her first year showing. She is riding Solo, her 11 yr old Dutch Warmblood by Wellington, that she recently purchased. Solo has been in training with Julie Shannon of Shannondale Farm for 4 years. He arrived as a 3rd level horse and is now schooling Grand Prix. Heather and Solo begin their show career in 2012.
Laura Wharton riding Zandor:
Laura Wharton-Mero has lived in Atlanta all her life. She rode hunters then eventer and moved to dressagehorses in 1974. Her family has raised Trakehners for 35 years thru 2010. She has her Bronze, Silver, andGold USDF medals all earned on horses she raised and trained. Today she is on Zandor, 8 yr. old Dutch gelding by Florencio she has owned since he was 2. Laura has lightly competed him in the Young Horse Divisions and won Region 3 Third level in 2010. Zandor is now competeing in the Developing Horse division and has successfully shown in 2 CDI's in Fla placing 4th, 5th, and 7th in exceptional company. His scores for this show season are as high as 70.26% in the Intemediaire 1.
GDCTA Schooling Show Current Standings
As of June 10, 2013
GAIG/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships and ANFD
2014 Recognized Shows Award Program Information
2014 Schooling Show Award Program Information
All scores received at any GDCTA recognized schooling show are eligible for inclusion in our Awards Program as long as they are sent in on time, on the correct form and otherwise conform to the rules for that discipline.
Recognized Shows Score Reports
GDCTA Schooling Show Score Reports
Please check to verify that we have received all submitted scores.
Contact Peri Lambros for more information.
GDCTA Awards Gala
GDCTA holds an annual gala honoring GDCTA dressage and combined training competition winners. It begins with a cash bar reception, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. Additionally, attendees have a chance to meet some of the many talented artists presenting works in the Featured Artist Gallery and to bid on fabulous items in a silent auction. The annual Awards Gala is GDCTA’s major fundraising event with proceeds earmarked for clinics, shows, forums, and more. The Awards Gala is a great way for members to show their support for the dressage and eventing community in Georgia.
- A Time to Design
- The Alternative Vet
- Amber Clark
- Applewood Farm
- Ashland Farm
- Atlanta Saddlery
- Avalon Farms
- Beacham Dressage
- Beaver Spring Farms
- Betty Lynch Eventing
- Big Time Eventing
- Bits & Bytes Farm
- Blue Nine Designs
- Brandywine Equestrian Center
- Brookwood Equestrian Center
- Cathy Morelli
- Cedar Ridge Farm
- Center Line Equine Massage Therapy
- Companion Animal Hospital
- Creative Therapy Inc.
- Dancing Horse Farm Dressage
- Dancing Horse Farm Eventing
- Dogwood Sport Horses
- Dreamhorse Studios
- Dressage Simply Southern
- Ellenwood Equestrian Center
- Equestrian Calendar of Atlanta
- Four Winds Equestrian Center
- Foxberry Farms
- Free Form Farm
- Frogcatcher Farm
- Full Cry Farm
- Gambit Altanta
- Georgia Horse Arenas
- Georgia Horse Events
- Gone Away Farm
- Greenbriar Creek Stables
- Haralson Farm
- Harmony Saddle Fitting
- High Point Farm
- Hokan Thorn Dressage
- Horse Farms of Georgia
- Horse Power
- Horse Show Ventures
- Hudson Consulting
- ICR Communications
- In Unison Farm
- The Good Horseman Foundation
- Inward Bound
- Jasmine Farm
- Kel-Mac Saddle Club
- Lanier Equestrian Association
- Leigh Campbell Studios
- Lisa Seger Equine Insurance
- Little Kentucky Farm
- Liz Pizzo Artist
- Lorelei Welsh Ponies
- Maggies Menagerie
- Malone Farms Equestrian
- Melanie Eberhardt
- MeyerHaus Sporthorses
- Midway Farms
- Miracle Music Freestyles
- Misty Meadows Horse Farm
- Montclair Stables
- Morning Glory Farm
- Natural Motion Therapeutics
- NickerDoodles by Artist Melanie Eberhardt
- Oxer Farm
- Pagan Gilman
- Paula Dunson Dressage
- Pony Wishes
- Poplar Place Farm
- Post Oak Horse Farm
- Prospect Hill Farm Dressage
- Renata Piurko
- Revelry Farm
- Richard's Equine Video
- River Glen
- River's Edge Farms
- Safe and Sound Veternary Service
- Sandy Osborn Dressage
- Sense to Sustain
- Shakerag Hounds
- Shangri-La Stables
- Shannondale Farm
- Sigman Vet Clinic
- Signature Sport Horses
- Silver Lining Stables
- Solomon Projects
- Sonora Creek Farm
- Spotted Hills Farm
- Stallings Ridge Farm
- Star Light Farm
- Steel Prize Stables
- Stepping Stone Sport Horses, LLC
- Still Waters Dressage
- Stone Creek Ranch
- Sweet Dreams Night Watch
- Susan Burns
- Team Wallace
- The Dressage Chronicles
- The Empowered Rider
- Touch N Go Farm
- Triple Creek Eventing
- Triple S Eventing
- Turning Point Warmbloods
- Ulla Strickland Studios
- Veritas Farm
- Vogt Riding Academy
- Wayfarer Eventing
- Westbrooke Farm
- Wishing Tree Equestrian
- Wishing Tree Farm
- Whiskey Hill Farms
- Willow South Riding School
- Windhover Farm
- Wolfgang Sherzer
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National and International Organizations
- USEF - United States Equestrian Federation
- FEI - Federation Equestre Internationale
- USEA-United States Eventing Association
- USDF - United States Dressage Federation (USDF Video)
- USET - United States Equestrian Team
- USPC - United States Pony Club
- Dressage Foundation - The Dressage Foundation
- Discover Eventing - USEA Gude to Eventing
Sporthorse Breed Organizations
- American Hanoverian Society
- American Holsteiner Horse Association
- American Sportpony Registry
- American Trakehner Association
- American Warmblood Registry
- Canadian Sport Horse Association
- Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America
- Dutch Warmblood Studbook (North American Department)
- International Sporthorse Registry & Oldenburg NA
- International Sport Horses of Color
- Irish Sport Horse Association of America
- Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society (North American Division of Oldenburg Verband)
- Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International (Zweibrucken Horses of North America)
- Southeastern Sporthorse Association
- Sporthorse Owners & Breeder's Association
- Swedish Warmblood Association of North America
- United States Lipizzan Registry
- Westfalen Horse Association (North American Division of Westfalen Verband)
GDCTA Sponsorship Levels
Platinum ($10,000+) Gold ($5,000 - $9,999) Silver ($2,500 - $4,999) Bronze ($1,001 - $2,499) Capriole ($751 - $1000)
Gold ($5,000 - $9,999)
Silver ($2,500 - $4,999)
Bronze ($1,001 - $2,499)
Capriole ($751 - $1000)
Courbette ($501 - $750) Levade ($500-$749) Piaffe ($250-$499) Passage ($100-$249) Friend (< $100)
Courbette ($501 - $750)
Friend (< $100)
Notes: 1. Sponsorship contributions may be cash, product or service donations. 2. Sponsorship contributions need to arrive at least one month prior to the event. 3. *The organizers reserve the right to determine the placement of all product and banners. 4. +Competitor Mailing list developed courtesy of the competitors.
Horse Show Sponsorships
We have many sponsorship opportunities for our recognized dressage shows.
For more information please contact:
2013 GDCTA Recognized Shows
- Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I&II: April at GIHP, Conyers, Ga
- Labor Day Classic I & II: September at GIHP, Conyers, Ga
- GAIG/USDF Region 3 Championships and ANFD I&II: October at GIHP, Conyers, Ga - Sponsorship Package
Sponsorships can include:
- Title Sponsorship
- Print Ads & Banners
- Ribbons, Prizes, & Awards
- Sponsor authorted monthly guest column on website and in newsletter
- Participation in Member Rewards Program
- Social Media
The GDCTA can customize sponsorship programs to fit your business goals.
GDCTA Awards Gala Sponsorship
The Gala for 2012 Awards will by January 26, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel, Alpharetta, GA
Presenting Sponsor: Cash donation of at least $4000.
Awards for the GDCTA Winners:
Collected Remarks is the official publication of the Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association, Inc. (GDCTA) Sent monthly to nearly 700 equine enthusiasts; it is full of informative articles, member ads, clinic information, and our regional calendar of events. To receive current copies of the newsletter you must be a member of GDCTA.
GDCTA Member Rewards Business Partners
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Quarter Horse Owners
2010 Awards Program
Remember: Scores earned in championship classes do NOT count toward GDCTA end of the year awards. Go here for more information.
2010 Scholarship Winner
Karen McGoldrick was the winner of the GDCTA Scholarship for 2010. You can follow her adventures in Germany on our facebook page.
Congratulations to the new officers for 2011:
- President: Caren Caverly
- VP Dressage: Julie Shannon
- VP Combined Training: Peri Lambros
- Recording Secretary: Anne Modi
- Corresponding Secretary: Liz Faso
- Treasurer: Don Faso
- New Board Members:
- Mary Lou Freil
- Lara Mitchelson
- John Kludt
- Martha Murphy
- Kelley DeLaPerriere
FEI/USEF/USDF Dressage Tests
2011 Dressage Tests
Here's where you go to find the new tests:
Training - 4th levels, Young Horse, developing Horse, Brentina Cup and Dressage Seat Equitation : USEF. You must login to My USEF account and the link to the tests can be found at the bottom of the page. You do NOT have to be a USEF member to create a USEF account to get to the tests.
FEI tests: FEI website. Does not require a login.
Introductory Level, Freestyle, Quadrille and Pas De Deux tests: USDF. You must login to see the tests and get to that link.
Atlanta National Fall Dressage
2012 Gala Featured Artists
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