2021 Dressage Symposium

NCDCTA 2021 Dressage Education Clinic

Featuring Michael Bragdell

October 23-24, 2021


Location:  Rouxtano Farm 

Hillsborough, NC 

MBflyerphoto_Web.png

Photo courtesy of Sharon Packer

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Emme Johnston

dressage@ncdcta.org

MICHAEL BRAGDELL is originally from Gothenburg, Sweden and worked several years at a riding school, serving as an instructor and member of the show jumping team. He continued his education in England where he trained and showed young horses for Gustavii Stud. In 1995, Michael joined the Hilltop Team and he now holds the position of Head Trainer. Over the years he has presented numerous stallions and countless mares and foals at breed registry inspections as well as at breed shows around the country. Michael believes in keeping the work interesting for the young horse to ensure they stay fresh and happy throughout their career. Seven of the youngsters that Michael has started at Hilltop have gone on to top finishes in the USEF/Markel Young/Developing Horse National Championships. In 2008, Michael captured his first National Championship aboard Selten-HW in the FEI Four-Year Old division and captured this championship again in 2012 with Hemmingway.  In 2018 & 2019, Michael and SenSation HW won the USEF Young Horse National Championships. Michael has won seven US Dressage Finals National Championships as well and is a USDF Bronze, Silver, & Gold Medalist.

The clinic will showcase demo riders from Training to FEI levels. Sessions will be geared towards auditors, with an overlying theme throughout the rides and opportunity for Q&A.

 

LOCATION: Clinic will be held at Rouxtano Farm in Hillsborough, NC. Limited stabling is available.

 

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: NCDCTA is following governmental, USEF, and USDF guidelines and precautions. We plan to live-stream all clinic sessions so that members can watch and learn from afar.

For more information, please contact Emme Johnston (dressage@ncdcta.org). Stay tuned for updates on the NCDCTA website and Facebook page.

KellyLakey.jpg

Kelly Lakey

I live on a farm in Advance, NC with my husband, Chad, and our three children.  I am an adult amateur that has dabbled in a little of everything over the years, but after a 10 year hiatus from competitive riding and starting a family, I recently came back focusing on dressage with a goal of achieving my medals.  I was off to a good start in 2020 with a horse we bred, but after he sustained a hip fracture at the end of last year, we purchased Mia.  Mia had been lightly started under saddle at the end of last year.  We have been getting to know each other and developing what I hope will be a fruitful partnership.

Clinic Schedule

SATURDAY

8:00 Welcome

8:15 1st/2nd Level - Claudia Foushee and Riddle

9:00 Training/1st Level - Narda Croughwell and Sweet Like Me

9:45 2nd Level - Launi Masterson and Henry Knox

10:00 Break

10:45 3rd Level - Aiden Thurling and Watermann

11:30 PSG - Mary Messinger and Cafe Mocha

12:15 Lunch

1:00 Training/1st Level - Kelly Lakey and Mia

1:45 1st/2nd Level - Caroline Thompson and Echo's Rhythm

2:30 3rd Level - Stacey Quaranta and Lochinvar

3:15 Break

3:30 Int 1 - Molly Ryan and Orans Gold Fortune

4:15 Grand Prix - Katherine Abrams and Reina

 

SUNDAY

8:00 Training/1st Level - Kelly Lakey and Mia

8:45 1st/2nd Level - Caroline Thompson and Echo's Rhythm

9:30 3rd Level - Stacey Quaranta and Lochinvar

10:15 Break

10:30 Int 1 - Molly Ryan and Orans Gold Fortune

11:15 Grand Prix - Katherine Abrams and Reina

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Training/1st Level - Linda Mansmann and Eloise

1:30 Training/1st Level - Narda Croughwell and Sweet Like Me

2:15 2nd Level - Launi Masterson and Henry Knox

3:00 Break

3:15 3rd/4th Level - Amanda Martyn and DEM Luna

4:00 PSG - Mary Messinger and Cafe Mocha