GDCTA is proud to host the

2019 Great American Insurance Group

& USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships

& Atlanta National Fall Dressage Show

October 11-13, 2019

Georgia International Horse Park

1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy

Conyers, GA 30013

Qualifying Competition for the 2019 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan Featuring over $20,000 in Prize Money from USDF

Official Qualifying Competition for the 2020 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships


Qualifying Period for 2019 GAIG/USDF Region 3 Championships:

September 11, 2018 until September 16, 2019


The official prize list of the Great American/USDF Region (3) Dressage Championship appears in the USDF Regional Championship Official Prize List webpage and may be obtained after May 1, 2019 from the USDF website or by calling USDF.

Saturday Night Entertainment

Ginger Duke from Texas is doing trick and Roman Riding and the Falconwood Vaulters are doing a vaulting demo. 

Dinner Tickets - 

Competitors will have 2 tickets in their entry packets. If you need additional tickets, they may be purchased for $25 each.

Ringside Tables available! 

(click here)

Trick Rider Ginger Duke is Coming to Georgia!

Ginger Duke along with her amazing horses bring the "Wild West" back to life with beauty, courage, speed, personality and daring horsemanship.

Ginger is a professional trick rider that has performed all over the world for the last 15 years and she has been a PRCA card holder since 2006.

Ginger is a high caliber individual who is setting the bar for today's Trick Riders. Many of her tricks are performed only by men. Her thoughts on that: If they can do it, I can do it, and probably a little better. 

In the world of trick riding, the term “death-defying” gets used a lot, but when entertainer Ginger Duke rides into the Charles Walker Arena on Saturday, October 12th, Ginger will have you sitting on the edge of your seat with her daring stunts like the "cossack death drag" as well as stunts done only by men like the "full shoulder stand". With over 1,000 performances at Professional Rodeos and other venues throughout the United States and abroad, she always has the crowd on their feet screaming with excitement.

Falconwood Vaulters from Covington, Georgia, will also be with us doing a demo.

Vaulting, generally described as gymnastics on the moving horse, requires dedicated training, caring communication, pride in presentation, and harmony with man’s most magnificent partner and friend……the horse. The Falconwood Vaulting team originated in the 80s and is one of the oldest vaulting clubs in Georgia, but one of many in the United States and world. We are a non-profit organization located in Covington, Georgia, and also a member of the American Vaulting Association. We hold practices twice a week, attend several out of state competitions each year, as well as host an AVA recognized competition each spring.


The vaulters with us range in age of 6 years old to 14 years old and have been vaulting anywhere from a month to 6 years. Our horse, Butterscotch is 22 years young and has been a member of our team since he was 2 years old. 

Be a volunteer! 


Looking for help with ring set up and teardown and everything in between! 

Sign up here.


Do you have a business to promote? This show is your best opportunity to reach the dressage market in this region!

The Georgia Dressage & CT Association is currently accepting Sponsors, Vendors, and Advertisers for the Great American Insurance / USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships and the Atlanta National Fall Show. This show last year was the largest Regional Dressage Championships ever held in this country with more than 500 horses. It was held over 3 days with 9 rings going each day.  This year we are offering 3 days of competition, with parties and shopping for 3 days plus the load-in day. We are anticipating even greater success at this year’s event, which will be held October 11-13, 2019.


You are welcome to participate at the level that meets your specific needs. Your association with this dressage event will be publicly recognized in the organization's media and through the distribution of promotional materials such as press releases and news articles.


Please contact us to discuss how this event fits into your marketing goals.



Caren Caverly



Class Sponsorships


Championship Class              $50 for the class

Open Show Class                   $25 for the Class; 

                                             $60 for the Division


Class sponsorships will feature a separate header in the Class Schedule and Program titling each Sponsored Class by Sponsor Name.


Sponsorship also includes listing as a Sponsor in the Program PA announcements of Class Sponsorships

Click "Program Advertising" section to pay.

Show Notes

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To Be Held:

October 11-13, 2019


Georgia International

Horse Park

1996 Centennial Parkway

Conyers, Georgia


Opening Date: 


Closing: In Secretary’s Hand:

September 16th 



Per the Horse Park website, “Barn 7”

is the Exhibition Hall on the hill behind the big warm up. Barns 6 and 7 have 10x10 stalls. Barns 1-5 have 11x12 stalls.


There are rubber mats in all the GIHP stalls



GDCTA Contact:

Caren Caverly



Show Manager 

Joseph Coleman




Sandy Donovan



Volunteer Coordinator:

Caren Caverly


Sponsorship Co-Chairs:

Caren Caverly


Dana Clark



Caren Caverly



Art Show Contact:

Ulla Strickland


Media Officers:

Jennifer Keeler



June Brewer 


Stable Manager & Night Watch:

Sweet Dreams Night Watch



Queen Sales    


BRAIDERS: Call or email early to be sure you have the braider you need.

​Trish Savard


Jenna M. Farmer


Lacey Moorlag


Mickinsey Johnson


Musical Freestyle Music –– Send your MFS file ahead to our Announcers.

MP3 files are welcome and encouraged and preferred. 

You can now email your music tracks to before the show.  We will accept music tracks via email.  Of course you need bring your track on DC just like before.  We can transfer it to the computer. 

Emailed tracks should be submitted in JPG format, emailed to Please include your name, horse name and bridle number and test time for verification. We will acknowledge receipt of your file within 48 hours.


Other formats that are also acceptable via email are WAV files or WMA files. Files can also be brought to the show on USB Memory Sticks. Please bring your CD (or memory stick) with you as a backup to the “Sound Check” at a time to be announced by the Show Office. We will have your track already loaded so you can determine the volume of your playback. Volumes are learned by the playback program so your volume during your ride will be exactly as set at the sound check.

Questions may be emailed to

Sound Checks will begin on Thursday, October 10th at 1:00PM.


We are grateful to DandySolutions and GDCTA for developing a software product for use in Musical Freestyle playback. Music is transferred from CD to a computer disk drive where it is immediately available for playback. CDs are the standard accepted way to transfer your music track to the program but it also allows for these other methods of transfer.  


Sandy Donovan

A word to the wise: 

Competitors, when you receive acknowledgements for the shows, please read them carefully.  If you have ANY questions or corrections or wishes that you want to pursue please REJECT the acknowledgement and state your issue.  I will respond.  

Rejected entries are RED FLAGGED and I can quickly address them. Acceptance means all issues are resolved and I fear I may miss some detail if you make a note. This becomes particularly important with the deluge of entries for this show. 





Awards for Atlanta National Fall Dressage show:

CA Solant Perpetual Trophy - Awarded to the highest Average Score for an Adult Amateur for the 5 GDCTA-hosted dressage shows. Presented at the GDCTA Awards Gala, January 2020.

GDCTA-hosted Dressage Shows 2019:
• May 11-12: Greater Atlanta Dressage Southern I & II (2 shows), Conyers, GA
• Aug 31/Sep 1: Labor Day Classic I & II (2 shows), Conyers, GA
• Oct 11-13: Atlanta National Fall Dressage (1 show) [runs concurrently with the Region 3 Dressage Championships also hosted by GDCTA], Conyers, GA

Program Advertising

Send ads to: 

Don Faso


Payments can be made using the website (see below)


or mail checks made out to GDCTA to:

Caren Caverly 

6370 Spinnaker Lane

Alpharetta, GA 30005


or paypal payments can be made to



Step Two:

Submit Sponsor Agreement then Payment Online:

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GDCTA c/o Caren Caverly

6370 Spinnaker Lane

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Step One:

Championship Sponsor Agreement

Thank you for your tax-deductible 501(c)(3) sponsorship pledge and support of the 2019 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Region3 Dressage Championships & Atlanta National Fall Dressage show.


Step One:

Championship Vendor Agreement

Step Two:

Submit Vendor Agreement then Payment Online:

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c/o Caren Caverly 

6370 Spinnaker Lane

Alpharetta, GA 30005




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