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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.

2016 KDEA Schooling Show Dates:   May 14, June 18, September 24 at Mattox Arena.  

2016 KDEA Recognized Dressage Show: June 4-5, Hutchinson, KS. Judge:  Paula Lacy

2016 KDEA Jump For Joy shows at Windermere, 5400 E 53rd St N, Kechi - July 2 and August 20.  

KDEA Scholarship Form:  Check out our 2016 Scholarship program brought to you by the Education Committee.  Click Here

Ribbon Clip ArtKDEA Awards Celebration -  Glad to see all of you a the KDEA Awards Celebration in Andover!  We had a great time on a COLD day...warm and inside and eating pizza.  Bekki Moore and Natalie McTaggart (the new Awards chair) presented our 2015 Award Winners.  Congratulations to all!

Volunteer of the Year – Lisa Bryant
Western Certificate of Achievement – Natalie McTaggart
Training Level Certificate of Achievement – Taylor Wagstaff

Rider of the Year
Recognized Show Dressage High Score – Senior – Jessica Harrison
Schooling Show Dressage High Score – Junior – Samantha Stephens
Schooling Show Dressage High Score – Senior – Cassie Black
Schooling Show Western High Score – Senior – Sarah Pryor
Schooling Show Combined Test Low Score – Junior – Erin Keith
Schooling Show Combined Test Low Score – Senior – Natalie McTaggart
Recognized Event Low Score – Junior – Nick Staples

Horse of the Year
Beginner Novice – CT – Just Bob – Natalie McTaggart
Novice CT – Wicked Good – Jennifer Boyer
Schooling Show Training Level Horse – Prima – Charlotte Pinkall
Schooling Show First Level Horse – Tom Luck – Samantha Stephens
Recognized Event – Preliminary – Bound By Blood – Nick Staples
Schooling Show – Western – Faded Hotrodder – Natalie McTaggart

Breed Awards
Thoroughbred Dressage Champion – Flying Diamond Belmont
Warmblood Dressage Champion – TGI Friday
AQHA Western Dressage Champion – Faded Hotrodder
Other Breed Dressage Champion – Just Bob
Other Breed CT Champion – Just Bob

KDEA 2nd Annual Ride a Test - March 5th at Capall Baile, 3400 S 143rd ST East.  Sign up form - Click Here.   Come practice your dressage test...get instant feedback...and then you'll have your homework to practice before the upcoming shows and clinics!  If you can't ride, come watch and learn!
We'll have opportunities for spectators to learn what judge's look for and how scores are determined.

Ready-Set-Test! The KDEA Unmounted Geometry Session, held at Capall Baile Stable, was a hit! Instructed by Susan Lang, we learned how to use math to determine pattern size and spacing in the arena.  Everyone walked their tests and got great pointers on how to use the arena. 

What a success!  The Musical Freestyle Clinic, held at Stonegate Equestrian (thanks to Gail Matheus) was a great weekend for all who came out as a rider or spectator.  Thanks to Cindy Sanders for the excellent lunches, and to all who came and helped out.  This clinic was brought to you by the KDEA Education Committee, and thanks also to The Dressage Foundation for the Dancing Horse Fund grant we received to help finance this clinic.  Look for our members to be dancing with their horses in upcoming months and at shows!

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 president@kdea.org to get signed up for the  newsletter.

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

2016 Membership Application - Click Here.          2016 Awards Info - Click Here.  

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.

Message from the KDEA President:

We had a great Awards Celebration on January 10th....congratulations to all the winners for 2015.  Be sure to sign up for KDEA Awards this year....the Awards form is on the Home page on the Awards page.  

Check out the calendar for our KDEA Schooling Shows on tap for this year...where we will be at Mattox Arena in Derby, KS.  The Jump for Joy shows will once again be at Windermere in Kechi, KS.

We also have various educational opportunities coming up...so get on your horses and get ready for the new year!

Meanwhile...if  you are on a KDEA committee for 2016, get with your committee members and start planning your activities for 2016

                                                                                                                        Susan Lang