Helmet Safety News
When should I replace my helmet?
It's important know when to replace your helmet so you can stay safe! Replace it:
After a fall in which it touches the ground. Even if it appears undamaged, you should replace it; helmets are designed to absorb the energy of an impact through partial deconstruction of the helmet. You may not be able to see interior damage!
When it turns 5 years old. Count this from the date of purchase of the helmet. Over time, aging helmet materials degrade from body heat, moisture, and general use.
If the fit becomes loose. If your helmet begins to feel loose for any reason, replace it with one that fits properly!
Horse Farm for Sale
We are sad to learn that Christa Wolansky is moving out of state. But, her beautiful 60+ acre horse farm is for sale. More information is available on the MarketplaceTab. Click Here.
Can You Dance?
A musical freestyle clinic is APPROVED for November 14-15, 2015.
Thank you Dancing Horse Fund!
Freestyle clinics are like having a DJ for your horse.
KDEA is in Wichita, KS and USDF Region 4. We serve the South Central Kansas dressage and eventing community by providing educational, social, and competitive opportunities that promote a harmonious partnership between horse and rider.
KDEA Meeting - Tuesday Sept 1st at 6:30 at the home of Lisa Bryant, See very bottom of this page for address and info.
Jump For Joy and Cavaletti Clinic - Results available HERE
We had a great time at Windermere Stables...and even though it was hot, I think everyone had a good time. Thank you to The Staples for providing us with a great venue, and everything looked great for our show. We hope to schedule other KDEA activities at their facility in the future.
Nominating Committee: Thank you to Cassie Black for agreeing to be the 2016 nominating chair. If you are interested in running for office or board, please contact her through email@example.com.
September 19th Dressage Schooling Show. Click here for Entry form for Sept 19th Dressage Schooling Show at Ks Pavilions (includes Western dressage as well)
Are you Qualified? Check THIS LIST to see if you have already qualified (will be updated soon with Jump For Joy results), or are close to qualifying for the Greater Wichita Area Schooling Show Championships. Check your scores, and notify Susan if there are any discrepancies. We have tried to account for all KDEA schooling shows, the Hutchinson recognized show, and any Oklahoma shows that our members may have attended. But....check the scores and report any other ones you have. Remember, you can "pull forward" one score from 2014 if you are missing a 2015 score.
Summer Reading - check out Lisa Bryan'ts article on the Kerry Kuhn clinic held in June at Riverbend Farm. Click here
KDEA Newsletters - are now coming through the KDEA Website. You will get an email from the website asking you to "click here" for the newsletter. If you are a member, and haven't been receiving a newsletter or email blast, first check your spam filter, then contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up for the newsletter.
KDEA Minutes of Meetings - See About KDEA Tab - Archives -- for minutes from current and past.
All KDEA Schooling Shows this year are at the Kansas Pavilions. The dates are May 16, June 20, September 19 and October 17.
Check out the Sponsor Tab for those who are supporting our show this year.
Click here for link to the new USEF dressage tests: Click Here
Congratulations to 2015 Officers and Board - Susan Lang, President; Missy Bartel, VP; Lisa Bryant, Secretary and Maribeth Willard, Treasurer. Board: Erin Keith (jr), Sam Stephens (jr), Kris Keith, Bekki Moore.
Hopefully you had time to come out to Windermere Stables on August 8th for the first Jump For Joy day. We had people doing combined tests, riding jumper classes, and then John Staples taught cavaletti lessons and jumping lessons. It seemed that everyone was happy with the new format (a whole day of jumping) and we may repeat this type of event in the future.
Meanwhile...we prepare for the September schooling show, the Greater Wichita Schooling Show Champs in October. And don't forget the next KDEA meeting on September 1st.