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Kansas Dressage and Eventing Association

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Wichita, KS 67133
Phone: 316-461-1374
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Download 2015 Dressage Test Links:

Educational Materials are available for check-out.  

Contact Sherry Engel via phone or e-mail.  Her contact information listed at the bottom of the list is incorrect...correct email is elkhntrs@gmail.com.  Click Here to view the library list.

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.  Watch for an entry form to be posted soon.

Severe Weather and Horses by KDEA Member Valerie Sanders.
Click Here to Read.

Summer heat have you inside and not riding?  Have you visited USDF's E-Trak?  It is an educational site where you can download videos, articles, and other educational material.  All you need is our USDF member number to create your USDF account (if you don't already have one).  If you don't know your number, you can contact Anne Stephens at membership@kdea.org.  Or, you can look on the USDF website under Membership, Group Member, GMOs in your Area (choose Region 4) and you can find your name and number (as long as you are a current KDEA member).  If you need help, contact Susan at president@kdea.org.


KDEA Articles Available:

Equine Judging Academy 2018

Thoroughbred Make Over 2017

Kerry Kuhn Clinic - 2015

Dressage and Eventing Alphabet

Show Blunders

Notes from Conrad Schumacher Clinic

Training Level - Scored in Reverse



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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