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Welcome to Kansas Dressage and Eventing Association

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.

Upcoming KDEA Events....

KDEA Meeting - Tuesday March 14th at the home of Jackie and John Schwartz -- 2604 E Central, Andover, KS  67002.  Phone 815-209-5796.   Time;  6:30pm

  • KDEA Western Dressage Clinic - at Stonegate Equestrian - March 25-26.  For more information contact Rhi Rasmussen at rhirasmusseneventing@yahoo.com. Cancelled.
  • KDEA Schooling Show on April 29th at Eagle View Equestrian.  See Forms and Competitions Tabs for entry form.
  • Also - 5pm on April 29th at Capall Baile - KDEA Unmounted Rider Biomechanics clinic with Sherry Guess (our schooling show judge).  Come join us!

Come Join us for a FREE KDEA Clinic (unmounted) with Sherry Guess.  Sherry is from Oklahoma, and has been active in the Oklahoma Dressage Society for years as an L Graduate an as an instructor.  Sherry worked with Mary Wanless, and was a participaing instructor in the Sally Swift instructor program.  Sherry will bring her wealth of knowledge to us as she explains how rider biomechanics can help us ride more effectively.  The (unmounted) clinic will start at 5pm at Capall Baile (3400 S 143rds St E) and all disciplines are welcome.  Check out the flyer on the Education Tab or click here.

Breaking News!  KDEA is partnering with Great Plains Chapter of Oklahoma Dressage society for the Great Plains Schooling Show Championships (both Dressage and Western Dressage).  KDEA lost the "Greater Wichita Area Schooling Show Championships," and this is a way for us to once again have a year end goal of a championships.  The show will be October 21-22 in Stillwater, OK.  You have to be a Great Plains or KDEA member at the time of the show, and Open, Jr/YR and Amateur divisions will be offered.  You need 2 scores of 58% or higher at Great Plains, KDEA or OKC Metro shows (either schooling or recognized).  Click Here for flyer   See also www.horseshowconsulting.com for more info on show dates...top banner/bar has all shows in these tabs.  There is a qualifying show in Stillwater or OKC most every month, and of course the KDEA shows (the first of which is April 29th)  For more info, contact Susan Lang at smlang2@cox.net

2016 Awards.  Congratulations....to all Year End Award winners and Ride Medal/Achievement winners!  Thank you to Awards Chair Natalie McTaggart for organizing the awards celebration held on January 7th, and for finding some great awards to recognize horse and rider achievements for 2016.  Here are our winners; be sure to congratulate them the next time you see one of them....

Rider Awards
Cert of achievement: Sarah Pryor - Western dressage
Gold medal -Marie Maloney
Silver Medal -Susan Lang
Rider of the Year
    Recognized Dressage Western High Point Sarah Pryor
    Recognized Dressage English  High Point Haley Barrett
    Schooling Western Dressage Jr. High Point Abigail Moore
    Schooling Western Dressage Sr. High Point Deanna Pryor
    Schooling English Dressage Sr. High Point Cassie Black
    Recognized Combined Training Jr. Low Point Nick Staples
    Recognized Combined Training Sr. Low Point Jackie Schwartz
    Schooling Combined Training Sr. Low Point Stacey Reser
Horse of the Year all champions
    Recognized Dressage
        Training - Just Bob - Natalie McTaggart
        First - Beyonds Flashy Jet - Jessica Harrison
        Fourth - Peter Pan - Susan Lang
        PSG - Wred Cloud - Tricia Kaufman
        Grand Prix - Lazulite - Marie Maloney
    Schooling Dressage
        Intro - Skippin Zag - Cassie Black
        First - Parliament - Bekki Moore
    Schooling Western
        Intro - DS Prairie Fire - Deanna Pryor
        Basic - DS Prairie Fire - Sarah Pryor
    Recognized CT
         Prelim - Bound By Blood - Nick Staples
    Schooling CT
         Novice - Magic's Concern - Jackie Schwartz
    Breed of the Year - all Champions
         Thoroughbred English - Parliament - Bekki Moore
         Warmblood English - Lazulite - Marie Maloney
         AQHA English - Beyonds Flashy Jet - Jessica Harrison
         Pony English - Dartagnon - Taylor Wagstaff
         Arab Western - DS Prairie Fire
         Other English - Just Bob
And last but not least -- KDEA Volunteer of the Year for 2016:  Natalie McTaggart.  In recognition of her hours of volunteer service (a few involving alot of sweating while setting up arenas), her work as the Awards Chair (which includes not only year end awards, but KDEA schooling and recognized show ribbons and awards), her stepping up to Co-Manage the Hutch show (for 2017, but the work has already begun), and for her cheerful attitude and smile as she represents KDEA at schooling and recognized shows and events in our area.  

The 2017 KDEA and local area Calendar is out....click here for the dates to post on your refrigerator for 2017.  Entry form for the April and September shows are on the Competitions Page and Forms Page.

KDEA Scholarship Form:  Check out our 2017 Scholarship program brought to you by the Education Committee.  Click Here.   Get your application in now to qualify for the drawing for one of two $100 scholarships. Congratulations to Erin Keith for winning the most recent scholarship.

Ribbon Clip Art

KDEA Recognized Dressage Show - June 3-4 in Hutchinson, KS.  Judge:  Maryal Barnett
Go to Competitions Tab for entry form.

KDEA Minutes of Meetings - See About KDEA Tab - Archives -- for minutes from current and past.

2017 Membership Application - Click Here.          
2017 Awards Info - Click Here.  
2017 Awards Sign Up   Click Here

Check out the Sponsor Tab for those who are supporting our show this year.

2017 Officers and Board - Susan Lang, President; Rh i Rasmussen, VP; Kris Keith, Secretary and Anne Stephens, Treasurer.  Board:  Erin Keith (jr), Jessica Harrison, Bekki Moore, Sherry Engel, Natalie McTaggart, Maribeth Willard

KDEA E-Newsletter - November 2016....Click Here for information on our upcoming year....

KDEA E-Newsletter - December 2016  posted here.

KDEA E Newsletter - January 2017 Click here

KDEA and Wichita Area Calendar for 2017 -- Click Here

Message from the KDEA President:

Hello to everyone....are we tired of this weather when it is in the single digits for a few days, then back to 55?  I know that some of those cold days it is really hard to get out and be motivated to keep up with the training and fitness (of both me and my horse) but ---it will all be worth it when spring rolls around and you are ready for the next show or clinic.  Check out the calendar (see above) for upcoming KDEA events, and if you would like to join a committee in 2017, we'd love to have you.  Just contact me at President@kdea.org.  Our next meeting is March 14th at 6:30 pm at Jackie and John Schwartz's in Andover.

                                                                                                                        Susan Lang