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We are a volunteer run non-profit organization committed to providing instruction, education and competition opportunities for dressage and event riders in Connecticut, as well as promoting horse care and safety for our members

Last Updated 2/22/2015

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***NEW*** Notes from the Board (February)

The Year-End Banquet for 2014 was a huge success at the new venue. The Holiday Inn in East Hartford offered us plenty of room, great food and lots of time to talk and catch up with our horsey friends and all those great raffles. Thank you to Beth Macha and Kym Mayo for getting such a great venue and putting everything together and thank you to Tracey Woods for putting together a great raffle.

Now time to focus on the upcoming year. Please check the calendar for date changes and entry forms. The Dressage Symposium has had a date and venue change. It will now be held at Standing Stones Farm in Ledyard, Ct on March 29.

Another new addition to our shows, we will now be offering the USEF Rider’s Tests. The new tests are designed to evaluate the proficiency of the rider relative to the requirements of the given level, without giving extra credit for the horse’s gaits, impulsion and submission. Riders will receive constructive evaluations that they can put to use in improving their abilities as a rider. The principles of correct application of the aids, correct riding biomechanics and the accurate geometry of the figures are accessed through 5 scores evaluating rider’s position, correct and effective use of aids, horse’s response and performance, accuracy of the exercises and harmony between rider and horse plus written commentary.

We are still in need of a Vice- President. Please consider giving of your time and helping this wonderful club and the work it is doing to continue.

As always
Thanks for being a member
Donna Legere
860-336-9319

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Year End Awards - Results are here! Congratulations to all our winners

CDCTA would also like to give a Special Thank You to ALL of our Raffle Donors:

Tourbillon Trailers
Polaris Massage
The Paddock
Ann Bowie-Horse Power Farm
Ann Guptil-Fox Ledge Farm
Deb Moynihan-Irish Acres
Herb Robie-Standing Stones Farm
Mystic Valley Hunt Club
Geoff Goodson Horsemanship
Cindy Arendt Photography
Treasure Hill Farm
CDCTA
Wendy Murdoch
Balanced Equine Energy
CVS Health of East Lyme, CT
Reins Tack Shop
Occum Pizza
The Starr Family
Charlie Jaskiewicz
Kym Mayo

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CDCTA has affiliated with The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) for 2015 to offer high point ribbons. Click here for details.

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Upoming Events

Feb 21: Centered Riding Unmounted Clinic with Deb Moynihan
Irish Acres Farm, 46 Clark Road, Bolton, CT
**Limited to 10 Participants**

March 14/15: Tim Malin Dressage and Jumping Clinics
Canceled

March 29: CDCTA Dressage Symposium - The new dressage tests with Sarah Geikie
Standing Stones Farm, Ledyard, Ct

Mar 31: Membership renewal deadline for CDCTA team eligibility

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