2019 Dressage Symposium Demo Rider Form

Demonstration Rider Information

Requirements of Demo riders

  • Riders must be NCDCTA members in good standing.

  • Open to all members (AA, Pros, Jr/Yr).

  • Although riders will experience a 45 minute lesson with Sarah Geikie, they should realize this is not a private lesson, but rather an opportunity for Sarah to share her training and judging experience with a large number of people.

  • Horse and rider must be able to perform in front of 100+ auditors.


Selection Criteria

  • To the extent feasible, the selection committee will select horse/rider combinations such that all levels (Training through Grand Prix) are represented.

  • To the extent feasible, the committee will select a broad range of riders (AA, Pros, Jr/Yr), and horses (Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, crossbreds, etc) so that auditors can see a variety of issues.

  • A horse/rider combination must be able to ride both days.


Procedure for applying

  • Applications must be accompanied by a link to an online video (short, 5-8 min) of you and the horse listed on the application.  The work should reflect the level(s) at which you have stated you and the horse are currently schooling/showing.

  • Include a picture and short biography of you and your horse.  If selected, this will be used, for the booklet that will be given to all riders/auditors.

  • Fill out the Rider Application Form either online or send a hard copy to:
    Ashley Dimmette, 4409 Woodbury Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612


  • Rider fee for the symposium is $200.  This includes rides and lunch for both days.


Ashley Dimmette




Will there be a fee to ride?

Yes. The cost will be $200. This includes rides and lunch both days.


Do I need to have competed this horse?




There will be stabling available at Justaplain Farm.  Once selected, if stabling is necessary, the committee will provide more information to arrange for stalls.


Other questions?

Contact Ashley Dimmette at adimmette@gmail.com