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Capital Dressage Classic

June 3-4, 2023

Hunt Horse Complex

Raleigh, NC

Open: 4/20/23

Close: 5/24/23

Jr/YR Scholarships

Due: 4/20/23

Spring Eventing Grant

Due: March 1, 2023

2 Grants

$375 Each

Labor of Love

I & II

September 2-3, 2023

Hunt Horse Complex

Raleigh, NC

Open: 7/23/23

Close: 8/22/23

Jr/YR Scholarships

Due: 7/23/23

2023 HOY

December & January


Updated 2/4/2023


2022 NCDCTA Lifetime Achievement Awards

The North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association is excited to announce the first recipients of the NCDCTA Life time Achievement Award. These individuals have displayed years of service to the NCDCTA. 

It is an honor and privilege to work and learn from our first recipient Janine Malone.  Janine continuously provides her knowledge and time to the NCDCTA as she has done since our inception in 1976.

The second recipient is Michele Karwoski.  Michele has supported the North Carolina Dressage community for over 30 years.  Michele has always given of herself and provided the NCDCTA with continuous support.

Lynn Kerin – NCDCTA President

Janine W. Malone

Janine Malone has had a lifelong involvement with horses. She is a USEF “R” Dressage judge, “R” Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge, “R” Dressage Technical Delegate and a Level 3 FEI Chief Steward for Dressage. She was USDF Region 1 Director from 1996-2001, USDF Secretary for eleven years, and the USEF Vice-President for FEI Affiliates for several years. She previously served several terms on the USEF Board of Directors.  Janine has been an instructor/trainer, has competed and is a graduate “A” Pony Clubber. She organized an FEI-recognized event (CDI Raleigh) for seventeen years, and is owner/manager of a former breeding farm in North Carolina. She received the first USDF “ABIG/USDF Volunteer of the Year” award in 1998 and a USDF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Janine received the Sallie Busch Wheeler Trophy for distinguished service to the equine industry from then USEF in recognition of her volunteer work, and in 2016, US Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) awarded Janine a USHJA President's Distinguished Achievement Award, in recognition.

Janine was formerly an Eventing judge, TD and organizer, and she served the U.S. Pony Clubs in various volunteer capacities. On several occasions, she has been a clinician for the USEF Dressage Technical Delegate clinic.

For many years, Janine has been active on several USDF and USEF committees, and is currently or formerly a member of the USEF Dressage Committee, and currently serves as chair of the USEF Competition Management committee and USDF Regional Championships Committee. She also chairs dressage “rules” committees for both USDF and USEF. She is also a board member of the Association of International Dressage Event Organizers (IO). She retired in 2016 from the positions of organizing committee chairman and manager of the US Dressage Finals. 


Janine currently owns and operates Rosinburg Events LLC, which organizes several dressage competitions in North Carolina and (through 2021) Virginia.

Michele Karwoski

Originally raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Michele Karwoski moved to Raleigh to open M & M Pet Supplies and Tack in April 1991.  That fall, Michele approached Caroline MacNair, of MacNair’s Country Acres, about taking over the private tack shop building located on the farm.  That was the birth of M & M Tack Shop, first supporting the greater Triangle community and over time, the continental US. In 2022, M&M Tack Shop celebrated 31 years of providing quality service to the equestrian community.

In 1993, Michele started apprenticing with David Young, Master Saddler from England, and in 2002, went to England for certification from the internationally renowned British Society of Master Saddlers. Over the years, she has spent time with some of the world’s elite saddle fitters, including Sherry Belton of Albion, and manufacturers and designers in the equestrian world including Roy Burek of Charles Owen. In 2022, Michele was celebrated with an award for being a Platinum Partner with Ariat International. 

Beyond saddle fitting, Michele expanded both her personal and business’ expertise to include providing custom footwear and apparel, and bridle fitting, along with an ever-growing business embracing the digital world. She has spent decades supporting her customers and community through competition, college team, organization and rider sponsorships and donations, and hosting educational talks and seminars. She looks forward to more opportunities in the future. In her personal life, Michele has competed regionally through 2nd Level and still enjoys a round in the jumper ring.


1st Quarter 2023 Newsletter now online (click here)


2022 BOD Minutes Updated (click here)


FINAL 2022 HOY RESULTS (click here)


4th Quarter Newsletter now online (click here)


3rd Quarter Newsletter now online (click here)


Meet the Board

Established in 1976, NCDCTA strives to foster an interest among horsemen and horsewomen in Dressage and Eventing. 
If you would like to be involved with the committee or just have general suggestions, please contact the appropriate member.


Each year, the NCDCTA awards one scholarship to each to the following: Professional, Adult Amateur, Junior, and College.
Please join us in making our area a better place to enjoy our horses! 


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The association and its members regularly organize and sponsor various activities designed to heighten its members’ and the general public’s knowledge of and appreciation for dressage and combined training.

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