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.
The first KDEA Schooling Dressage show of the year is over (click here for results), and now it is time for the KDEA Hutchinson recognized dressage show! Entries close on May 22nd, so get your entry in soon! Click here for the entry form. We are also looking for volunteers - contact Natalie McTaggart at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have our silent auction and raffle, so please come out and support KDEA on June 2-3.
And don't forget the KDEA schooling dressage, combined test, and jumper show to be held at Windermere (Kechi, KS) on June 23rd. Go to the Competitions tab for the entry form. Don't forget about the Flying Diamond Challenge as well! Sign up today!
Educational Events...in the books already for 2018. Hopefully you were able to come to the Arlene Rigdon sport horse conformation clinic in March, and the KDEA Ride A Test on April 7th. Thanks to the KDEA Education committee for bringing these events to our membership. Those who participated included: Stacey Reser, Haley Barrett, Jackie Schwartz, Marie Maloney, Jessica Harrison, Whitney Vess, Erin Keith, Jill Roark, Elaine Cornell, Elizabeth Cummings, Cher Borgman, Taylor Wagstaff, Patricia Lynch, Becky Rolph, Sherry Engel,
Severe Weather Season and Horses - by KDEA Member Valerie Sanders. Click Here to Read
KDEA 2018 Officer and Board:
President: Jackie Schwartz
VP: Susan Lang
Treasurer: Anne Stephens
Secretary: Sarah Pryor
Board: Sherry Engel, Jessica Harrison, Natalie McTaggart, Bekki Moore, Erin Keith, Taylor Wagstaff, Liz Mitsch (Jr).
Those who have volunteered to be Committee Chairs:
Education: Haley Barrett
Awards: Natalie McTaggart
Competition: Susan Lang and MB Willard
Membership: MB Willard
Website Susan Lang, John Schwartz
Volunteer: Sherry Engel
View current KDEA Newsletter by clicking HERE.
KDEA Awards - Be sure to see our award winners and congratulate them! Click Here
KDEA Membership form 2018 - It is time to renew your membership for 2018! Click Here for Form
KDEA Scholarship Form: Check out our 2018 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.
KDEA Minutes of Meetings - See About KDEA Tab - Archives -- for minutes from current and past.
Looking for Schooling Show Entry forms? Go to the Competitions Tab.
Click Here for Flying Diamond Entry Form
2018 Volunteer Hours - Submission Form - Click Here
Check out the Sponsor Tab for those who are supporting our show this year.
KDEA E Newsletter - February 2018 (has 2017 Award winners)
KDEA E Newsletter - January 2018
KDEA E Newsletter -- November 2017
KDEA E Newsletter - June 2017 - Click Here
KDEA E Newsletter - May 2017 Click Here
KDEA E Newsletter - April 2017 - Click Here
KDEA E Newsletter - March 2017 Click Here
KDEA E Newsletter - January 2017 Click Here
KDEA E Newsletter - December 2016 Click Here
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:
As 2018 gets off to a cold start, we are all getting anxious to get out and ride! I think we need to build the market, and attendance to shows in Wichita area, and that's my goal for this year. We will be offering some exciting new (and old) classes to the shows this year to make it more fun for everyone to participate. I'm always open to hearing anyone's ideas, and suggestions, so please don't hesitate to contact me.
Send us your area events to be posted. E-mail email@example.com
March 24-25 - Sport Horse Conformation Clinic with Arlene Rigdon at Capall Baile. See homepage for more info including flyers with more info.
April 7 - KDEA Ride at Test at Capall Baile. See Home Page and Competitions tab for entry form.
KDEA General Meeting: May 8th at 6:30 PM at Taylor Wagstaff's. All KDEA members and friends welcome.
April 14 - 15, 2018
Musical Freestyle Clinic with Karen Robinson at Stonegate Equestrian Center. Click here for more information.
April 28 - 29, 2018
ODS Symposium with Anne Gribbons
The Use of Exercises and Movements in the Progression of Training. El Reno, OK.
September 6 - 9, 2018
USDF Region 4 Championships
North Iowa Events Center, Mason City, IA
Click for all location options.
September 27 - 30, 2018
WDAA World Championships
Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, OK See WDAA for details.
2017 in Pictures
Locals Earn USDF Bronze and Silver Medals
Please congratulate our members on
their landmark achievements!
Haley Barrett - Silver Medal
Jackie Johnson - Bronze Medal
Jana Howell - Bronze Medal
Anne Stephens & Tommy Are Champions!
Anne rode Tom Luck to the First Level Championship with scores from 62-68% at the Great Plains Chapter of the Oklahoma Dressage Society Schooling show Championship. Way to go Anne!