SFDA News


 APRIL NEWS

It’s Spring Fling for Dressage in Santa Fe! Join us April 19-21 for the SFDA’s Riding Thought the Levels Symposium, featuring  USEF S Dressage Judge Bill Warren and USEF R Judge and USDF Certified Faculty Member Bill McMullin, of Warren-McMullin Dressage, as they guide rider/horse pairs “up the levels” through the new 2019 Dressage Tests. Do not miss this fantastic dressage educational and social opportunity right here at Santa Fe’s very own beautiful HIPICO Horse Barn!

Friday Meet and Greet: 5:30-7:30, HIPICO SANTA FE
Saturday Symposium: 8am- 5pm, HIPICO  100 S Polo Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Saturday Dinner and Lecture: 6pm, Las Campanas Clubhouse ($30 at door, RSVP to juliabc@me.com)
Sunday Symposium: 8:30am- 4pm, HIPICO

Cost for GMO members, $65 for two days, $45 for one; For non-GMO members: $70 for for two days, $50 for one

If you are joining us at the Las Campanas Clubhouse for dinner, you MUST RSVP to juliabc@me.com by Wednesday, April 17. NOTE that payment for dinner is by credit card only at the door.

* All auditors must sign waivers! If you’re a member of USDF, please have your membership number handy at check in!

MARCH NEWS

The SFDA’s first ever Symposium is now supported by both the Dressage Foundation and the USDF, and has been approved for L Graduate Continuing Education. Auditors and Riders, now we need you! Register by April 5, 2019 for discounted registration! 

 REGISTRATION FORM

 Then RSVP to let us know if you can join us for the Symposium Dinner and Lecture, Saturday April 20, at the Las Campanas Clubhouse, $30 (payment at the door but we need to know you’re coming!). This is a great chance to mingle with other auditors and riders, and to hear the Bills lecture and answer questions on the 2019 Dressage Tests. RSVP to Julia Boaz Cooper at juliabc@me.com.

Please read below for more details on this fantastic educational opportunity, right here in beautiful Santa Fe, NM:

Friday Meet and Greet: 5:30-7:30, HIPICO SANTA FE
Saturday Symposium: 8am- 5pm, HIPICO  100 S Polo Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Saturday Dinner and Lecture: 6pm, Las Campanas Clubhouse ($30 at door, RSVP to juliabc@me.com)
Sunday Symposium: 8:30am- 4pm, HIPICO

The  “Riding Through the Levels,” Symposium will featuring USEF S Dressage Judge Bill Warren and USEF R Judge and USDF Certified Faculty Member Bill McMullin, of Warren-McMullin Dressage, as they guide rider/horse pairs “up the levels” through the new 2019 Dressage Tests. Do not miss this fantastic dressage educational and social opportunity right here at Santa Fe’s very own beautiful HIPICO Horse Barn!

JANUARY NEWS

The SFDA has just received a Violet Hopkins Grant from The Dressage Foundation for our first ever Symposium, scheduled for the evening of April 19 through April 21, 2019: “Riding Through the Levels,” featuring USEF S Dressage Judge Bill Warren and USEF R Judge and USDF Certified Faculty Member Bill McMullin, of Warren-McMullin Dressage, as they guide rider/horse pairs “up the levels” through the new 2019 Dressage Tests. Do not miss this fantastic dressage educational and social opportunity right here at Santa Fe’s very own beautiful HIPICO Horse Barn!

Auditors, it’s time to pre-register for a discounted price! Riders, we want you! It’s time to tell us why you and your horse should be one of the 14 horse/rider pairs that we need to demonstrate “up the levels” during the Symposium.

We need the following rider/horse pairs who have had success (not necessarily in a show) riding one level above the level they will demonstrate, with emphasis given to inclusion of a variety of horse types and breeds:

Introductory (One pair)

Training (One pair)

First Level (Three Pairs)

Second (Three Pairs)

Third Level (Three Pairs)

Fourth Level (Three Pairs)

 

BIll McMullin, in conjunction with the SFDA, will have responsibility for final selections of the rider/horse pairs that will ride during the Symposium. Remember, rider/horse pairs, under instruction from the Bills, must also be willing to demonstrate “the wrong way” of riding particular parts of the test.

Click here for auditor pre-registration/ rider application form:

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM 

 

SYMPOSIUM DETAILS:

WHAT:

Riding Through The Levels Symposium, hosted by the Santa Fe Dressage Association, featuring esteemed clinicians and judges Bill Warren, USEF S Judge, and Bill McMullin, USEF R Judge and USDF Certified Instructor and Faculty Member, both of Warren-McMullin Dressage, Mansfield, MA and Wellington, FL. This Symposium will guide and instruct participants “through the levels,” from Introductory through Fourth Level, using the USDF’s new 2019 Dressage Tests. “The Bills” will discuss general issues of appropriate frame and contact, as well specific movements integral to each level, all within the context of the importance of the Training Scale. The Symposium will kick off with a Meet and Greet hosted by the SFDA from 5:50-7:30 on Friday evening, April 19, location to be announced, for auditors, riders, and clinicians. The Saturday, April 20, session will begin at 8 am with a discussion by “the Bills” of the new dressage tests and a lecture on the meaning and importance of the Training Scale. Thereafter, Rider Participants will work under the instruction and guidance of the clinicians to demonstrate movements up the levels, beginning with Introductory Level. The day will end with a Question and Answer session, and a Dinner/Lecture (for those who wish to join, location and fees to be announced). On Sunday, April 21, Rider Demonstrations resume, culminating in the afternoon with demonstration of the Fourth Level Tests and Final Thoughts from “the Bills.”

 

WHEN: Beginning Friday evening, April 19, 5:30-7:30 PM Meet and Greet through Sunday April 21, ending late afternoon. A final detailed schedule with specific ride times for the different levels will be posted well before the Symposium.

 

WHERE: Friday Meet and Greet to be announced; all rides will take place at the beautiful HIPICO Horse Barn, 100 S Polo Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

 

WHAT IT COSTS:

Preregistration Auditor Fees:

GMO member, one-day registration: $35

GMO member, two-day registration: $55

non-GMO member, one-day registration: $40

non-GMO member, two-day registration: $60

 

Registration at the door:

GMO member, one-day registration: $45

GMO member, two-day registration: $65

non-GMO member, one-day registration: $50

non-GMO member, two-day registration: $70

 

Rider Participant Fees:

$95, plus HIPICO fees for stall (day or overnight), or haul-in

 

Pre-Regristration  ends APRIL 5, 2019

Lodging:

Inn At Santa Fe Hotel – (505) 474-9500

Lodge at Santa Fe – (505) 992-5800

Double Tree by Hilton Santa Fe– (505) 473-4646

Hyatt Place Santa Fe– (505) 474-7777

 

Thank you once again to The Dressage Foundation for its generous grant to support this tremendous educational opportunity for dressage enthusiasts in and all around USDF Region 5!

 

 

DECEMBER NEWS

 

Thank you to members who came out for the Santa Fe Dressage Association’s Annual Meeting last Friday evening, November 30, at the Las Campanas Clubhouse. Members were able to meet and greet around the gorgeous holiday spread prepared by Las Campanas, and organized by our own Heather Brady. Our guest speaker was Bill McMullin, USEF ‘R’ Dressage judge, USDF Gold Medalist and a USDF Certified Instructor and Faculty member, who gave us a fantastic preview of changes in the USDF’s dressage tests that will become effective beginning in 2019. Bill also shared his enthusiasm about participating in the SFDA’s Dressage Symposium, scheduled for April 2019. See details below.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the SFDA’s three day Dressage Symposium, “Riding Through the Levels,” is scheduled for April 19-21, 2019 at HIPICO. The Symposium will feature Bill Warren, USEF S judge, and Bill McMullin, USEF R judge and USDF certified Faculty Member, both of Warren-McMullin Dressage in Mansfield, MA. Riders will demonstrate the dressage tests up the levels, while Bill and Bill provide guidance and direction on the tests and how they relate to the training scale, changes in the tests, and how to boost scores at the show! During the Symposium, we will also host a member meet and greet , with plenty of opportunity to connect with each other and the Bills on what we’re learning! Stay tuned for further updates on this page as well as email blasts on how to sign up—as a test rider and/or an auditor. We want our Santa Fe dressage community to support and participate in this event!

 

Finally, NEED A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA FOR A DRESSAGE ENTHUSIAST WHO SOMEHOW HASN’T BECOME A SFDA MEMBER? JOIN! To do so, download and complete the 2019 membership form.

 

 

 

 

 

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