YOUTH

Youth Comittee Board

 

President - Maribeth Hebert

Vice President - Anna Stooksbury

Corresponding Secretary - OPEN

Recording Secretary - Keri-lyn Thomas

Treasurer - Phoebe McNeely

Come Volunteer with Us!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Liz Molloy 

6715 Pirkle Dr

Cumming, GA 30028

 

missliz@taramiaridingschool.com

770-634-4089

Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at Alpha Soda in Alpharetta.   Join us!  

GDCTA Youth Committee Mission Statement

 

            The GDCTA Youth Committee is an assembly of youth dressage and eventing rider-members. It is a leadership opportunity regardless of one’s riding endeavors and accomplishments. The Committee’s goal is to grow and retain GDCTA’s junior member population by promoting benefits of belonging to a GMO through educational, clinic and awards programs.  These programs include the Letterman Jacket Program and Dressage Seat Equitation Medal Finals. All programs promote sportsmanship and volunteerism.  The committee will report to the GDCTA Board and will keep minutes.   Committee will strive to be self-funded to achieve the goals mentioned above, through fundraisers and work projects.

Youth Committee Board . . .

 

Dressage Seat Equitation Schooling Show Medal Finals

 

GDCTA Youth Programs is pleased to roll out the Dressage Seat Medal Finals to be held at the GDCTA Summer Finals Schooling Show at Wills Park, Alpharetta.

 

This is a Dressage Seat Equitation Challenge for our Schooling Show participants modeled after the USDF Regional Semi-Finals and Finals Event. Similar to the hunter riders, these classes will run as a group Dressage Seat Equitation Class, broken into two age divisions, ages 13 & under and 14 & over.

 

Classes will consist of Walk, Trot, & Canter with additional test movements asked individually.

Watch in Schooling Show Prize Lists to find qualifying shows.  

HOW TO QUALIFY: 

Earn TWO Qualifying Scores in the Dressage Seat Medal Classes at a GDCTA Sanctioned Schooling Show. (Minimum Score 70%)  before the Summer Finals GDCTA Schooling Show.

Schooling Show Finals
Aug
2019

Wills Park

Alpharetta, GA

Congratulations to the winners!

2020

 

14 & Up:          

13 & Under:    

2019 Champions

 

14 & Up: Keri-Lyn Thomas

13 & Under: Alexis Troutman  

2018 Champions

 

14 & Up:         Abigail Goodwin

13 & Under:   Maren Hanson

2017 Champions

 

14 & Up:         Megan Ruder

13 & Under:   Brynn DeLong

Lendon Gray's Dressage4Kids -

Atlanta Youth Festival

Georgia International Horse Park

1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway

Conyers, GA

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This unique educationally themed competition consists of 3 elements:

a) one written test (Acquire Reading Materials Early!)

b) one dressage test (Ridden From Memory)

c) one dressage equitation class

 

Each section is worth 100 points for an overall high score that wins.

On Saturday evening, competitors and family are invited to join us and a featured speaker for dinner and conversation. These top athletes will inspire our youth by sharing their journey of what it takes to be a high performance rider, otherwise known as “Preparedness meets Opportunity.”

Turn Out Inspection:

Prior to rider’s first mounted endeavor, riders may present themselves for inspection of horse, tack, and rider where designated

Awards:

Grand Champion and Reserve Ribbons for Overall Highest Score per Division and place ribbons (Intro, Training, etc.); Ribbons for each Section:  Written Test, Equitation Class, and Dressage Test separately . Several High Point Awards.

 
Letterman Jacket Program

 

Purpose:

To award the student enrolled in school that is an equestrian athlete for their perseverance in their riding endeavors, this program wishes to acknowledged these Youth Riders’ hard work and Achievement throughout the levels.

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be a current GDCTA Member in the year which scores are earned.

  • Applicant is a Youth Rider age of 22 or under as of December 31, the year scores are earned.

  • Applicant is concurrently enrolled in school/college with a minimum of B or 3.0 average. Proof enrollment in school and student achievement is required (ie: report cards).

  • Applicant must volunteer 4 hours through GDCTA or any non-profit and have submitted signed Volunteer Credit Form

  • Effective 2016 Show season, scores may be earned over multiple years/show seasons, hence is now a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Attention!   

Letterman applications  - EXTENDED to November 1st - and YES you must APPLY.   

 

Direct Questions to Liz Molloy at missliz@taramiaridingschool.com

 

Youth Scholarships

 

The GDCTA strongly believes the future success of the industry is in the hands of our youth. We recognize the importance of education and introducing youth to the diversity of horses and equine disciplines.

 

 
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