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Kansas Dressage and Eventing Association

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Wichita, KS 67133
Phone: 316-461-1374
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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.

Announcing the KDEA Arlene Rigdon Sport Horse Clinic on March 24-25, 2018 at Capall Baile, 3400 S 143rd Street East, Wichita.  Auditing is FREE to all, so come join us for all or part of the clinic.
Saturday:  Discussion of horse conformation as related to performance capabilities in various horse sports, how to present a horse in hand, and showcase of in hand class work for yearlings to mature horses.  
Sunday:  Limited number of private lessons with Arlene Rigdon on Sunday a.m. (open to auditors) and in the p.m. the horses seen on Saturday will come back into under saddle classes and conformation as related to movement will be discussed.  
Come out and learn more about how a horse's conformation affects his ability to perform, stay sound, and be a willing partner capable of working for you.  
For more information, or to order a lunch on Saturday or Sunday, contact Jackie Schwartz at jstraining12@gmail.com   Click here for flyers and more info.  

And on April 7, 2018 (once again thanks to Capall Baile for hosting) a KDEA Ride A Test Clinic.  The format is that the horse/rider combination declares the test they want to ride, and it is judged by one of our local L Graduates.  Then the horse/rider combo has 15 to 20 minutes to work with the judge to improve on their dressage test.  This is a great way to learn different movements, and if you are an eventer, you can try out the new dressage tests for eventing.  Click here for entry form..

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

Click Here for Awards Sign up for 2018 and Click Here for Awards Flyer for 2018.

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.

Ribbon Clip Art

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.

Jackie Schwartz



Send us your area events to be posted.  E-mail admin@kdea.org

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.
Detail Here

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

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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!


Next KDEA Meeting

KDEA Meeting 
May 8th at the Wagstaff Residence. Address will be added soon


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