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Wichita, KS 67133
Phone: 316-461-1374
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JOIN KDEA TODAY . . . . and start the fun rolling!

           
Membership in KDEA has numerous benefits. We are a wonderful source for networking with other like minded people. We encourage, educate each other and strengthen the Dressage and Eventing sport locally and regionally. We offer scholarships both in education and Dressage and Eventing.  Schooling shows are a wonderful way to access your skill level and help take you to the next level.  We encourage you to join our group!  For any questions, contact membership@kdea.org.

2018 Membership Form

2018 Awards Form (

2017 Award Flyer

Benefits of Joining KDEA

•  Discounted rates at KDEA schooling shows, clinics, and educational opportunities.

•  Inclusion on the mailing list for all entry forms for shows, clinics and educational opportunities.

•  Members receive the bi-monthly newsletter, “Transitions,” which includes a calendar listing for activities in/around Wichita.

•  Members receive a copy of the Central States Omnibus, listing all recognized dressage shows in Region 4 and Region 2.  Membership must be current as of December 1 to receive this Omnibus.  The Omnibus also has entry forms and lists other educational activities in Region 2/4.

•  Automatic membership in USDF.

•  Access to the KDEA website, which lists new activities as well as has historical information on awards, archived newsletters, schooling and recognized show results, and much, much more.

•  BI-monthly membership meetings with some additional periodic educational topic/presentations.

•  KDEA Awards program for both schooling show and recognized shows, both in dressage and eventing.

•  Meet new people, trainers and horses!


Additional Benefits of belonging to USDF

•  Monthly issues (print or online) of the award winning USDF Connection magazine. Dressage training tips and other useful educational articles in the USDF Connection can help improve performance in dressage, whether strictly a dressage rider or an eventer.

•  Eligibility to compete as rider or owner at USDF-recognized/USEF-licensed shows without paying USDF non-members fees.

•  Eligibility for rider awards (Rider Performance Awards, Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal, Freestyle Gold, Silver and Bronze Bar, Master’s Challenge). Rider receives patch, pin, or picture frame, personalized certificate, honorary presentation at USDF Salute Gala, publicity in the Salute Gala program, listing on Web site, (both current year and historical lists), and listing in Yearbook issue of the USDF Connection.

•  Eligibility to compete for Adequan/USDF Pas de Deux year-end awards.

•  Access to “members only” sections of USDF Web site.

•  E-news sent by USDF, which helps GMO members stay in touch with what is happening at USDF and in the sport of dressage.

•  A USDF Group Member card which can be used at USDF competitions and an online membership card available for printing, at any time, free of charge.

•  Discounted registration rates at USDF events.

•  Links to GMO contacts on the Website and a complete list of GMO members.

•  Eligibility to earn USDF University recognition certificates.

•  Member rates to USDF Adult Clinics throughout the country.

•  Representation at the Board of Governor’s at the Convention through the GMO delegate.

•  Eligibility to receive a Ruth Arvanette Memorial Grant, which funds convention attendance.

•  Eligibility for the GMO Regional Volunteer of the Year Award.

•  GMO youth members under the age of 22 are eligible for the USDF Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, USDF Shining Star Awards, and USDF Arts and Creativity Contest.

•  Eligibility for the “L” Education Program—GMO members normally get first opportunity to attend.

•  Able to attend other GMO activities that are supported by USDF, and therefore, either directly or indirectly benefit from the dressage education that USDF provides.

•  Grants funded by The Dressage Foundation are available to USDF Group Members.

UPCOMING EVENTS

AREA EVENTS

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

January 13, 2018 - 5:00pm (note correct time) 
KDEA Awards Presentation. The Rose Room,  Rose Hill, KS

April 14 - 15, 2018
Musical Freestyle Clinic with Karen Robinson at Stonegate Equestrian Center. Click here for more information.


AREA SHOWS:


REGIONAL EVENTS

January 20-21, 2018
Youth Development Program Clinics, Ages 10-21
Somerset, WI.  Contact Nancy Harrison Groton capriole22@yahoo.comDetails here.

February 23 - 25, 2018
Equifest of Kansas at the Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, KS
Featuring Mette Rosencrantz
Information at Equifest.

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 
February 13th at 6:30pm at Susan Lang's House.

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