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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.
June 4-5 KDEA Hutchinson Dressage Show - Is FULL! We have two full days of dressage (8am to 6pm) and the schedule will go up soon. If you haven't yet volunteered...contact Maribeth Willard at email@example.com. Don't forget our silent auction and raffle on Sunday!
May 14th Schooling Show - Results -- Click Here.
Our first schooling show of the year is history! We had a great time at Mattox Arena, the host for our May 14th schooling show. Thanks to Brad Mattox for his attention to the footing for our show. Although it was a bit chilly on Saturday morning (especially since it had been 84 the afternoon before), all riders seemed to be enjoying the facility, the company of others and the chance to test and show their horse's abilities. A special thank you to Elaine Cornell who not only rode two horses in the show, but also came to my rescue when I asked for volunteers. She came up with over half of he volunteers for the day of the show!! Thanks to all who helped....Natalie McTaggart, Sherry Engel, MB Willard, Megan and Lilly Lee, Emily Atkinson, Megan DVires, Elizabeth Cummings, JoAnne Berry, Haley Barrett, and the arena tear down crew of Deana and Sarah Pryor, Joanna Bartlett, Trisha Kaufman, Taylor Wagstaff and family, Joanne Berry, Ray Doneski, Alan and Charlotte Pinkall. If I forgot anyone...sorry!
KDEA Awards Sign Up – 2016.
If you are showing at KDEA schooling shows or other schooling shows in the area, then you do not need to sign up, but you will need to submit any scores from non-KDEA schooling shows. You also need to be a member when scores are earned for scores to count toward year-end awards.
New for 2016 – there are now going to be Jumper awards....so be sure that you join KDEA and come show this year and see if you come away a year end award winner!
Here is a list of those who have signed up for KDEA recognized dressage show awards or breed awards this year. If you need to sign up...check out the Award Sign Up form on the Competitions page.
Joanna Bartlett: Training and First level and Warmblood
Lisa Bryant: Training and Bronze medals, western cert - basic, first/second, and Morgan
Jessica Harrison: Bronze medal, First, AQHA
Erin Keith: Training Medal, Training and First, Beginner Novice
Susan Lang – Silver Medal, 4th Level
Bekki Moore: Silver medal, Western - Basic and First/Second, First, Second, Thoroughbred and AQHA
Charlotte Pinkall: Training medal, Western - basic, Draft, Arab/PB
Annette Pulliam: AQHA
Jayne Regan: First and Thoroughbred
Nick Staples: Novice and Training and Preliminary
Taylor Wagstaff: Pony
Marie: Grand Prix and Warmblood
As the Medals program is not on an annual basis (but can be earned over multiple years on multiple horses) there are some of you who are signed up for medals, but you would have paid your medal fee in prior years....so you are not listed here. Check with Natalie McTaggart if you have questions about your eligibility for KDEA medals program, or check out the flyer on the Competitions page. Natalie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
KDEA Apparel - Well, after we heard from folks for the last year that they wanted KDEA apparel...not very many people actually ordered shirts. So - we have left the order forms available until after the Hutchinson show...so if you want to order, you have til June 4th. We will not carry inventory for sale at our shows, but you can order today! Here are the 3 documents you will need....one explains how to order, one shows you what you can order, and the other is the actual order form. Orders are due to Lisa Bryant by April 22nd...so don't delay...click on the following 3 links....
2016 KDEA Schooling Show Dates: May 14, June 18, September 24 at Mattox Arena. Entry Form - Click Here
2016 KDEA Jump For Joy shows at Windermere, 5400 E 53rd St N, Kechi - July 2 and August 20. Just Added: Another Jump for Joy show, July 30th at Flying Diamond (Andover KS). Entry Form: Winderemere Entry Form: Flying Diamond
KDEA Scholarship Form: Check out our 2016 Scholarship program brought to you by the Education Committee. Click Here
KDEA Minutes of Meetings - See About KDEA Tab - Archives -- for minutes from current and past.
2016 Awards Sign Up Click Here
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
2016 Officers and Board - Susan Lang, President; Missy Bartel, VP; Lisa Bryant, Secretary and Maribeth Willard, Treasurer. Board: Erin Keith (jr), Anne Stephens, Kris Keith, Jessica Harrison, Bekki Moore, Sherry Engel, Natalie McTaggart, Amy Barber.
The first KDEA schooling show of the year is "in the books" as they say. All went well, and the Mattox Arena footing was very nicely manicured for us. Thanks to Brad Mattox for hosting us. A bunch of KDEA members have already been showing in Oklahoma this spring, and the Hutchinson show on June 4-5 is filling fast. The Hutchinson show takes alot of volunteers, so contact Maribeth if you can help out.
We are also looking for sponsors and donations for the KDEA Hutchinson dressage show on June 4-5, so go out and pound the pavement to help promote our show. The Sponsorship form is on the Forms Tab.