2019 Dressage Symposium

2019 NCDCTA Dressage Symposium

The View from "C", featuring Sarah Geikie

September 7-8, 2019

Location:  Justaplain Farm 

160 Log Cabin Drive Siler City, NC 27344

USDF University Accredited!

USDF Accreditation Notice:

USDF accredited this program for its educational content. USDF is not responsible for the date, location, organization, or presentation of this program or for any other circumstances relevant to this program. The organization of this program is the sole responsibility of the organizer of the program.

Demo riders are elligible for full refund. Auditing is free for NCDCTA members, so no refund needed. Non-member auditors will not be elligible for any refund. To apply for a refund, email Ashley at adimmette@gmail.com.

Saturday Schedule

Sarah Geikie

An in-depth look, for both riders and auditors, of

"The View from "C"

Sarah has a lifetime of involvement in the horse industry.  Growing up in Walpole, Ma, she was actively involved in US Pony Club and rode and competed extensively in hunt seat, hunters as well as Combined Training, where she competed up to the Intermediate level.
For the past 30 years, Sarah has focused in dressage and is very aspect in all phases of the sport. She is a USEF S dressage judge as well as a FEI 4 star dressage judge and mentor judge. Sarah also works with the USEF judge training program working with aspiring judges. 

In addition, Sarah is Co-Chair of the USDF  Instructor/Trainer Program, Chair of the USDF Dressage Seat Equitation Task Force, and member of the Dressage amd Freestyle Committees.  She is based out of Meadowbrook Farm in Marlborough,  Ct., where she works with horses and riders of all levels.

Sarah also finds time to do regular clinics both in New England and through out the country. Despite this very busy schedule, Sarah still finds time to ride, train and coach at area shows.

Auditing is FREE for all NCDCTA members.

Demonstration rider application deadline: August 5, 2019

Sunday Schedule

Demo Rider Registration


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


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MTB Dressage
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Star H Equine Insurance
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Lisa Seger Insurance
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Stackhouse Saddles
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Emme Johnston Dressage
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Royal Equine
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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