NCDCTA News and Notes...
Thank You Martin County!
Big Thanks to Martin County Tourism Development Authority for a $1,000 sponsorship towards Dressage for Everyone in Eastern NC!
Trainers, Officials, Businesses!
The NCDCTA membership grace period ends March 1!
It is time for you to review and update your listings!
You must renew your NCDCTA membership BEFORE March 1 to be able to edit your listing!
Do NOT create a new listing! Renew your membership - then EDIT your current listing!
Officials - review your listing - edits should be sent to: Smithson@pinehurst.net
Non-renewed officials will be deleted from the listing on the March first-of-the-month website update.
Don't delay - renew today!
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
Linda Zang Symposium!
Save the Date!
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NCDCTA Symposium with Linda Zang
Saturday November 15th and Sunday November 16th 2014
Pepperwood Farm in Fuquay Varina
Congratulations to the 2013 NCDCTA HOY Winners!
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:
|3/29-30||March Magic Dressage||Williamston|
|4/12-13||Spring Fling Dressage||Aiken, SC|
|4/18-19||Williamston Spring Dressage||Williamston|
|4/26-27||Budget Friendly Dressage||Raeford|
|5/10-11||Dressage in the Sandhills||Pinehurst|
|5/17-18||Lexington Spring Dressage||Lexington, Va|
|5/31-6/1||NCDCTA Capital Classic / Adult Team Competition||Raleigh|
|6/14-15||Virginia Summer Dressage||Culpeper, Va|
|6/14-15||Dressage at Camden||Camden, SC|
|6/21-22||NCDCTA Summer Highland Fling||Tryon|
|7/11-13||Dressage at Lexington||Lexington, VA|
|7/19-20||Rise n Shine Dressage||Pinehurst|
|7/26-27||Raleigh Summer Dressage I and II||Raleigh|
|8/9-10||Early Morning Blues Dressage||Pinehurst|
|8/30-31||NCDCTA Labor of Love / Youth Team Competition||Raleigh|
|9/6-7||Cool Down Dressage||Pinehurst|
|9/20-21||Pinehurst Fall Dressage||Pinehurst|
|10/2-5||NCDCTA Harvest Moon / GAIG Region 1 Championships||Williamston|
|10/16-19||VADA Fall Dressage Show / BLM Championships||Lexington, VA|
It's Time to RENEW!
Region 1 Volunteer of the Year - Kris Daniel
Congratulations to Kris Daniel of Louisburg - Voted Region 1 Volunteer of the Year!
Kris has tirelessly worked to promote junior clubs, junior activities, and the junior membership fee reduction for NCDCTA for the past several years. Because of her efforts, overall junior participation has shown a tremendous increase! Kris also spearheads the Southern States rebate program, which has brought in hundreds of dollars earmarked for junior and volunteer programs. Thanks and congratulations to Kris!
North Carolina's First Weekly Equine TV Show
Rose Cushing, Producer/Publisher
Wilson, NC (September 4, 2013) North Carolina’s first weekly television show that is totally devoted to everything equine was launched on August 4, 2013. The 30 minute show airs on Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. on WHIG TV (Sudden Link Cable network channel 17, Centurylink Prism Cable channel 31, Crystal Broadband channel 19, Greenlight cable channel 19 and live streams on www.whigtv.com
) all of the episodes are archived on the show’s website www.carolinahoofbeatstv.com
“To start a weekly television series seemed like a natural progression of the work that we have already done with Carolina Hoofbeats magazine,” said Rose Cushing, Carolina Hoofbeats TV Producer. The show is designed to educate and entertain viewers. “Just about everyone loves horses and no matter what type of discipline you ride or the breed of horse you choose the one thing we all have in common is that we just love horses,” Cushing said.
The equine industry in North Carolina is a $2 billion dollar business. North Carolina hosts over 500 horse shows a year and hundreds of trail rides. There are 55,000 registered horse owners and 340,000 horses within our state. “With that size of an industry there was no doubt that there would be an interest,” Cushing said.
The show will take viewers to all types of equine events around the state covering everything from the NC State Fair, barrel racing, reining, trail riding and more. “We will talk to horse owners who do everything from have a backyard pony to getting to know some of our states equine legends,” Cushing said. The North Carolina State University Veterinary School of Medicine will be offering regular Vet tips on the show. The North Carolina Horse Council is a major sponsor of the show. “What a great opportunity to educate our audience and grow the equine industry,” said Sue Gray, Executive Director of the North Carolina Horse Council.
“The show has gotten great response from our viewers and our online viewing has tripled,” said Sandra Smith, WHIG TV Station Manager. “People just love the show and this is the first time we have been able to offer viewers something like this,” Smith added. Cushing hopes to grow the show to more local networks and possibly UNC Public Television.
The show has already covered topics like the Miniature horse, NC Barrel Horse Association State Final Championships, Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Reining in North Carolina and Summer Camps. Upcoming episodes include getting to know the Raleigh Mounted Police Unit, Dressage the Art of Riding, a visit with both of our colleges that offer degrees in Equine Science as well as NC State University Vet School and much more. “There are so many facets to the equine industry the only hard thing is to decide where to start,” Cushing said. North Carolina is home to all types of supporting industries for equines such as Gore Horse Trailers, Bannix spray, Harris Saddlery and more. “One of the really great things about the equine industry is that 90% of all dollars spent in the industry remain right here in North Carolina and 75% of those dollars are spent within the horse owner’s home county, that is a huge pay back for our state,” Cushing said. The equine industry provides more than 26,000 jobs in North Carolina and draws strong numbers of tourist into our state to compete in all types of equine sports.
Cushing is the founder of North Carolina’s first equine magazine, Carolina Hoofbeats which serves 10,000 readers and is available free in over 150 locations throughout our state. Cushing is also the Publisher of Southeast Equine magazine, a seven state regional equine magazine.
For more information you can go to www.carolinahoofbeatstv.com
or call 252-235-7645.
2013 Fall Timex Series
2013 Fall Timex Series
Sept. 14 - Hillcrest Horse Trials www.hillcrestfarms.blogspot.com
Sept. 15 - Running Start Horse Trials www.runningstarthorsetrials.com
October 20 - Fenridge Horse Trials www.fenridgefarm.com
October 26 - TTC Horse Trials www.ttcmocksville.com
November 10 - CBES at Carolina Horse Park www.carolinahorsepark.com
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, www.dynamicsaddlefitting.com
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