GDCTA Awards Gala

GDCTA recognizes excellence by bestowing awards to both dressage and combined training riders.

The Countdown is on!

January 25, 2020


Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta


5750 Windward Parkway

Alpharetta, GA


Riders work hard and compete all season to qualify for the GDCTA Awards. This Gala is a celebration of those efforts as well as an opportunity to mix and mingle with horse friends outside of the barn aisle.

  1. Be on the lookout! About mid-December, the year-end award winners will receive a notice in the mail.

  2. Winners, please send your photos to Mary Lou Freil

  3. Yearbook Cover Raffle drawing will be during the Gala. Tickets are on sale on the website and at the Gala


Event hashtag: #GDCTAAwardsGala 

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The Gala is the biggest fundraiser* for GDCTA. Proceeds from the event are used to fund all the organization's events and activities.

Doors open at 5 PM and the DJ will play until at least 11:30 PM

  • Cash bar reception followed by dinner & award presentation

  • Silent Auction

  • Raffle Baskets  

  • Door prizes

  • Cover Contest Raffle Drawing

*A portion of the evening's proceeds are donated to The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital.



If you are interested in donating to the Silent Auction, please contact                          Fiona Williams 678-575-8504 or


If you want to show your barn spirit with a Barn Basket for the Raffle, please contact  Erin McCloud 404-538-6749 or


If you cannot attend, you can make arrangements for someone to pick up your award or to have it shipped (click on the ticket site for shipping).


January 25, 2020


Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta

5750 Windward Parkway

Alpharetta, GA 


Awards for

2019 Show Season 

Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019



Gala Chair:

Caren Caverly


Silent Auction


Joanne Morse



Fiona Williams


Barn Baskets

Erin McCloud


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Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta is offering GDCTA a special group rate for the Gala: $107.00 USD per night

Book by 01/06/20



If your name is on this list we need to hear from you about your award.

  • Will you be walking across the stage to pick it up?

  • Will you have a friend pick it up?

  • Have you arranged to have it shipped?

Click the Button to see if

you are a winner! 

If you ever wondered what the Awards Chairperson does, here’s an idea…

All of the schooling show information must be researched from results pages or PDFs sent into GDCTA and then entered into the spreadsheets. USEF/USDF/USEA data comes in digital form from USDF and USEA for our members only but then the Awards Chair has to go through those files to pick out our members who signed up for the year-end awards program and pick through their scores to make sure they are qualified for our program. It’s a BIG process!


Here are some year-end awards management numbers.


  1. Dressage Schooling shows:

    1. 1168 scores

    2. 331 horse and rider combos

    3. 51 ribbons to be given out to Dressage Schooling Show winners

  2. CT Schooling shows:

    1. 931 scores

    2. 406 horse and rider combos

    3. 112 ribbons to be given out to CT Schooling Show winners

  3. Dressage Recognized shows:

    1. 1728 scores of raw data in the spreadsheet

    2. 631 combined scores

    3. 79 ribbons to be given out to Dressage Recognized winners

  4. Eventing Recognized shows:

    1. 84 horse/rider combos qualified

    2. 80 ribbons to be given out to Eventing Recognized winners

  5. Total number of ribbons to be given out at the Gala

    1. 163 Schooling

    2. 164 Recognized

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