Last modified: August 23 2015


NCDCTA News and Notes...
Grant Application Tips!

We love awarding Grants from TDF, but we HATE having to turn people down because of late or incomplete applications. If you are considering applying for a Grant from TDF please read THIS.
Thank you SO much!
Jane Fucinaro

Administrative Assistant
The Dressage Foundation
1314 O St. Suite 305, Lincoln NE 68508
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2016 GAIGs - Make Your Plans Now!

The 2016 USDF/GAIG Regional Finals will be held at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Ag. Center in Williamston, NC on September 16-18, 2015.
Junior Show Scholarships!

NCDCTA to offer junior scholarships at four shows this season!

In order to encourage juniors of all levels to take advantage of our state's competitive dressage environment, NCDCTA is pleased to offer scholarships to up to four junior riders (riders 18 and under as of December 31, 2015) at each of its four shows in 2015 . Each scholarship will cover the cost of four classes, one stall, and a shared tack stall. This application, due by the show's opening date, will be reviewed by a committee of NCDCTA board members. Applicants do not need to be NCDCTA members. Scholarship criteria include enthusiasm, thoughtfulness in application, and dedication to competition as part of ongoing education in dressage. Recipients will be responsible for the cost of classes beyond four, as well as the office fee, the USEF drug fee, and any other applicable fees, including but not limited to the USDF/GAIG qualifying fee and non-member fees. Decisions will be announced before the show's closing date.

  • NCDCTA Capital Dressage Classic
  • NCDCTA Summer Highland Fling (Prelude & Fling)
  • NCDCTA Labor of Love I & II
  • NCDCTA Harvest Moon Dressage

CLICK HERE for details and online application.
Congratulations to the 2014 HOY Winners!
2015 Timex Eventing Series
Timex Series Spring 2015
3/15 Running Start
3/28 Hillcrest
5/10 CBES
6/14 CBES

Fall 2015
9/19 Hillcrest
9/? Running Start
10/11 CBES
11/8 CBES
Check Your 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

The results of the HOY vote were split nearly even between (1) the current system, and (2) rolling median split schooling / recognized. The current system won by a slim margin, so the HOY system will remain unchanged for 2015 and beyond, with the following exception: New minimum scores to earn HOY points: Intro – First Level: 60%, Second – Fourth level: 58% , FEI: 55%. All non-traditional tests will be counted as posted in the USEF Equivalency chart in the rulebook.

The Eventing HOY system will go back to a placings-based system for 2015, as directed by Eventing Chair Amanda Atkins and the NCDCTA Eventing committee. The points-based system was deemed unsatisfactory in bad weather or hard going, when time penalties were the norm.
Congrats to our Scholarship Winners!

Check out our fabulous Scholarship Winners ----

Thank You Martin County!

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

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 eligible for the drawing, to be held at the annual gala and awards banquet in 2015. Eligible members will have to opt-in to the drawing, affirming the saddle will be for personal use. Must be present to win. 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