Last modified: September 10 2014


NCDCTA News and Notes...
NCDCTA Member $50 High Scores!

For NCDCTA Members at all NCDCTA Shows for the rest of 2014 and for 2015
NCDCTA Member High Score Awards - Open, AA, Jr/YR at Training, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and FEI Levels $50 to each winner!!
must be NCDCTA member on or before the first day of each show to be eligible
GAIG Sponsorship Opportunities!

Looking to make a SPLASH at the GAIGs (Oct. 2-5 in Williamston, NC)?
Want more recognition for your business?
Want to thank your trainer?

From program ads (extremely reasonably priced) to Ring Sponsorship with all sorts of interesting opportunities in between!

Sponsorship Form

or - Contact Martie ---
GAIG Qualifying
Are YOU Qualified for the 2014 GAIGs?
Last date to qualify is: 9/8/2014
CLICK HERE to check the preliminary Qualified List.
CLICK HERE to check on all your scores.

Fundraiser for The Dressage Foundation
100% of Proceeds will go to The Dressage Foundation:
Click for Tickets!

To our Competitors:
Dear Competitors,
NCDCTA would love to recognize your achievement at all the shows in our area, but the rules state that only shows recognized by NCDCTA can count toward HOY. It is easy to host a recognized show, but only show management can make the request. You can help put that ball in motion by asking the show management of unrecognized shows to please contact NCDCTA and Get Recognized.
--- Carol Kelly, NCDCTA President
Proposed Change in HOY Rules
Per the NCDCTA mission, we are: dedicated to education, the recognition of achievement, and the promotion of the sports of dressage and combined training. As a result, I think that periodically the Board of the NCDCTA is charged to check in with the membership to ensure that we are meeting those goals.

Past NCDCTA Boards designed a HOY award system based on points earned according to the class placing in shows - this did not reward members achieving a good score in a class who did not receive a ribbon. Recently the HOY award system was tweaked to still use a point system, but use the score itself as the basis for points to try to reward all good scores and also to remove any class splitting biases. The main reason for these systems was to not only recognize member achievement, but also encourage participation in more shows.

To that end, the Board decided to let the membership decide how you would like your achievements to be recognized. Broadly, the two options are a point system (what we have currently) or some type of median score system. The Board understands that there are positive and negative aspects to each type of system depending on an individual member's specific circumstances. For each system the Board has tried to maintain a balance to both encourage members to compete as well as recognize the outstanding work and achievement of all of our members.

Please CLICK HERE to read the proposed new rules, view what last year's results would look like under this proposal and read comments - and submit a comment.

Please read and review the different systems, discuss them amongst yourselves, and bring us your comments and/or questions. You can contact me directly at or post on our comment section this website. I will be bringing your comments and concerns to the Board at the May meeting, and we will make changes to the proposal as we feel are warranted. I will then be getting out a ballot via email blast and the newsletter (hopefully) by mid-May, and will continue to gather votes and comments for 30 days. Once all the numbers are in we will implement either the current or new system for the 2015 competition season. Note that this proposal affects the Dressage awards only and does not impact how Eventing awards are calculated.

On behalf of the NCDCTA Horse of the Year program, I want to thank you all for your continued support of this program through your membership, attendance at the shows, and sponsorship of the annual awards gala. The Board is here for you, so let your voice be heard!

Robyn Hahn
NCDCTA Vice President
2014 Timex Eventing Series - Final Spring!
*Now offering Training Level*
Spring Timex Events

Feburary 22 Running Start Horse Trials
March 15 Hillcrest Horse Trials
May 11 CBES Series Horse Trials
June 15 Lumber River Horse Trials

Fall Timex Events

August 23 Hillcrest Horse Trials September 27 Running Start Horse Trials
October 12 CBES Series Horse Trials
November 1 TTC Horse Trials
November 9 CBES Series Horse Trials
2014 Timex Series Final Spring Results
Thank You Martin County!

Big Thanks to Martin County Tourism Development Authority for a $1,000 sponsorship towards Dressage for Everyone in Eastern NC!

NEW! - Check Individual HOY Rides!

Now you can check your HOY points Online
You can check each individual ride.

No waiting until the last minute to correct errors!

You must log-in with your Last Name and NCDCTA # to view your current individual rides.
Questions/Corrections should be emailed to the Membership Secretary - ASAP.

Click HERE to view your Individual HOY Rides

Congratulations to the 2013 NCDCTA HOY Winners!

CLICK HERE for the Final Six for 2013!
2014 AQHA Approved Dressage Shows
PLUS Enterprise Farm AQHA Series!
Enterprise Farm and ESS are pleased to announce the 2014 Enterprise Farm AQHA Dressage Series
Along with earning AQHA points, special high-score prizes will be awarded at the following shows:
-- NCDCTA Capital Dressage Classic
-- NCDCTA Labor of Love Dressage
-- NCDCTA Harvest Moon Dressage
Ride in 2 of the 3 Series Shows and you will be eligible for the Series-End Awards - with a mounted awards ceremony at the 2014 Regional Championships at Harvest Moon!
Email Blasts will be sent out with further information.

The full list of 2014 AQHA Approved Dressage Shows for NC:
3/29-30March Magic DressageWilliamston
4/12-13Spring Fling DressageAiken, SC
4/18-19Williamston Spring DressageWilliamston
4/26-27Budget Friendly DressageRaeford
5/10-11Dressage in the SandhillsPinehurst
5/17-18Lexington Spring DressageLexington, Va
5/31-6/1NCDCTA Capital Classic / Adult Team CompetitionRaleigh
6/14-15Virginia Summer DressageCulpeper, Va
6/14-15Dressage at CamdenCamden, SC
6/21-22NCDCTA Summer Highland FlingTryon
7/11-13Dressage at LexingtonLexington, VA
7/19-20Rise n Shine DressagePinehurst
7/26-27Raleigh Summer Dressage I and IIRaleigh
8/9-10Early Morning Blues DressagePinehurst
8/30-31NCDCTA Labor of Love / Youth Team CompetitionRaleigh
9/6-7Cool Down DressagePinehurst
9/20-21Pinehurst Fall DressagePinehurst
10/2-5NCDCTA Harvest Moon / GAIG Region 1 ChampionshipsWilliamston
10/16-19VADA Fall Dressage Show / BLM ChampionshipsLexington, VA
It's Time to RENEW!
It's time to renew your NCDCTA membership for 2014.
ONLINE Membership Renewal
PAPER Membership Renewal
PAPER Horse Registration
DRAWING FOR FREE SADDLE - again for 2014!
A semi-custom Black Country dressage or jumping saddle ($3k value) will be given away to the lucky winner. All first - third place NCDCTA Horse of the Year winners in Eventing (Novice and up) and Dressage (Second level and up) will be automatically entered for the drawing, to be held at the annual gala and awards banquet in 2015. Register your horse NOW! Saddle is graciously donated by Brita Rizzi, certified, independent saddle fitter in Southern Pines,
Feed Southern States--Raise Money for NCDCTA

If you use Southern States horse feed then you can help raise money for NCDCTA.
Proofs of Purchases are found on the back-bottom of all Triple Crown, Reliance, and Legends horse feeds.
NCDCTA will receive:
  • 25 cents for Triple Crown and Legends Horse Feeds
  • 10 cents for Reliance Horse Feed
  • $10 per ton on deliveries of Legends abd Triple Crown pelleted feed
  • $4 per ton on bulk bin deiveries of Southern States pellets
Send your proof of purchases to:
Bridget Gibbons MacNair
2301 Richardson Rd
Apex, NC 27502

2014 NCDCTA Harvest Moon - GAIGS
Linda Zang Symposium