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President's Letter

I think Mother Nature forgot the season Spring and jumped straight into Summer. Be sure that all your furry children have shade and have access to clean, cool drinking water. As much as we love to have to bundle up and ride in the cold, be mindful of when you ride during the summer. Try to avoid riding at the hottest times of the day and only ride for short periods of time. This is also not a bad time to give you and your horses a “summer vacation”!

The EDCTSA Benefit Show held at the beautiful Cottonwood Farm in Vanceboro, NC was a huge hit again this year! Since our entries increased from last year, two judges were necessary and the show was finished by 2pm. We raised some money that will go towards member scholarships at the end of year banquet.

Stay cool!

Beth Bengala
2014 President

Dressage 101 Saturday August 16th!

EDCTSA will be presenting DRESSAGE 101, scheduled for Saturday, August 16th, 2014. It will be held at Winddrift Farm in Dover, NC, and will start at approximately 8:30am and conclude around 4:30pm. Please plan to attend and spend the day with us for an informative and fun filled day. Some of the topics include:

  • yoga for the rider
  • show preparation
  • show sportsmanship and etiquette,
  • common injuries to the equine athlete and building a basic first aid kit,
  • saddle fitting and
  • information on horse trials, cross country, and basic stadium course walking.

There will also be demonstration riders whose rides will illustrate what is the judge really looking for?? There will be a tack sale so if you have any tack or apparel, please pre-price it, include your initials, and bring a list of all items you are selling.

Registration is due by August 10th, 2014 to secure your spot and lunch reservation. If you decide to attend and you did not register, you may purchase lunch for an additional $5.00.

>> Download Registration Form
Schedule of Events
>> Tack Sale Information

Pre-registration cost is $15.00 for participants 18 years and over and $20 the day of the event including lunch. For 17 and under, the cost is $5.00 if you pre-register and $10 the day of the event. Questions? Email .Hope to see everyone there!!!

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August 11, 2014
Monthly Member/ Board Meeting
Location: Dial-In Conference Call
Contact Beth Bengala for dial-in information.

September 27th
Autumn Light Dressage, CT, & Western Dressage
EDCTSA & NCDCTA Recognized

105 Trent Acres
Pollocksville, NC
Closing Date: September 23rd
Judge: Lynn Doki-Camina (L)
Organizer: Suzanne Richey
>> Download entry form

2014 EDCTSA Membership Application

Braggin' Rights!
Have something horsey related you want to brag about! One liners or pictures only. Gotta a new horse, took a great lesson, placed at a show, found a great new trail, whatever! Send an email with attachements to Libby Kachmor at Please put "Braggin' Rights" in the subject line.

>> Go start Braggin'!

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