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!
Marketplace is now FREE
Have something you want to sell or trade?
You can now post on the MARKETPLACE website.
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.
Results for September 19th Schooling Show - Click Here. Thank you to our volunteers...especially Dale and Jocy Prochaska, Natalie and Patrick McTaggart (and brother), Sherry Engel, Anne Stephens, and the rest of the crew that helped set up and tear down the dressage arena. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Closing Date is October 8th..for the last KDEA Schooling show the the year --- held at the Kansas Pavilions in conjunction with the Greater Wichita Area Schooling Show Championships. The show date is October 17th...and we hope to see you there. Entry form: Click Here
If you are Qualified for the Greater Wichita Area Schooling Show Championships...you will get a separate email with a Championship Entry Form. If you believe you are qualified, and do not get an entry form by email for the Championships, please contact Susan at email@example.com. If you want to enter classes other than your Championship classes, you will use the "generic" entry form found above.
Are you Qualified? Check THIS LIST to see if you qualified for the Championships. You can "pull forward" one show score from 2014, and for 2015 you can use schooling show as well as KDEA recognized shows, and other recognized shows to get your qualifying scores. 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.
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.
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
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.
The summer is almost over, and KDEA has 2 events planned yet this year. October 17th is the Greater Wichita Area Champs on October 17th....and then the Musical Freestyle Clinic on November 13-15. All are great opportunities to see your friends and fellow riders....hope to see you there.
Meanwhile...if you are interested in serving on a KDEA committee for 2016, or would like to be an officer or Board member, contact Cassie Black, our nominating chair.