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Lengthening Strides is the newsletter from the
Central New York Dressage & Combined Training Association. 
You're welcome to join us at our August Board Meeting
Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 pm
Manlius Public Library

We do not have an educational series event planned this month,
but see all the events we will be hosting or co-sponsoring this summer - posted below and on our
CNYD&CTA website!

Congratulations to New Dressage Foundation Century Club Members

On Aug. 4, Cazenovia resident Dr. Wendy McCord and her horse Festivo will be inducted into The Dressage Foundation’s Century Club — an elite group of senior dressage riders and horses — at the Tanglewood Riding Center Dressage Show.
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Hunter Derby Clinic with Barb Lindberg 
Sunday, July 28

Closing Date: Thursday, July 18

Clinic Details
The re-emergence of the Derby has revitalized Hunter divisions around the country with natural obstacles, terrain changes, and height options creating an interesting and challenging class, more fun for everyone. The Derby gives those who compete in the more traditional Hunter classes a chance to jump the type of natural obstacles found in Eventing or traditional Fox Hunting and those who compete in Eventing or participate in Fox Hunting an opportunity to try showing in a Hunter class. This clinic will prepare horses and riders for a Hunter Derby including schooling over natural obstacles on an outdoor course and learning strategies to improve your score. Participants will be grouped with those of similar skill from trot-only (18” fences) up to heights of 2’9”. During the lunch-time lecture, Ms. Lindberg will discuss the rules for Hunter Derbies and strategies for maximizing your score.

Additional details
Abbey Meadow Farm, 4167 Abbey Rd., Syracuse, NY 13215

Closing Date: Thursday, July 18 (ten days before the clinic)
Tanglewood Dressage Schooling Show
Sunday, Aug. 4

Entries must be received by July 29

Dressage and Combined Test Show at Gilbertsville
Sunday, Aug. 11

Dressage at the New York State Fair
Sunday, Aug. 18

Prize List
Entry Form




MEGAN CONWAY is from Chittenango, N.Y. and rides at Spruce Valley Stables on the Certainty Sales Hunter/Jumper team. She has been riding for eight years and her main discipline is Hunters. Megan is in the process of starting a small business called Certainly Sweet Treats where she makes and sells homemade horse treats. These treats are also her pony’s favorite treat! 

Megan’s pony is an eight-year-old Welsh cross named Qualen’s Bally Wyck. Her favorite thing about him is his face and facial expressions. Her goal is to become confident at the Hunter shows with Bally. You will find Megan working hard at the barn or working on her business ideas.

If you see Megan and Bally at a show make sure to say HI!

Each month, we will feature a Rising Star Program participant in our newsletter.



Rider / Horse / Points
Grace Young / Maestro 15 pts
Jaelyn Jordan / Indigo Girl 14 pts
Maya Gilmore / All The Best  10 pts
Madison Rothfeld / Greyrock Capella 10 pts
Maya Gilmore / Brumbleberry Wine 9 pts
Bridget Vieau / Roosevelt  8 pts
Megan Conway / Qualin's Bally Wyck 0 pts
Annaleese Bower / Dom 0 pts
A Look at CNYD&CTA's Busy Summer So Far!
Great Turnout at our Spring Dressage Show at Tanglewood Riding Center

CNYD&CTA cosponsored the June 2 show at Tanglewood Riding Center and two rings were needed to accommodate the many participants! Everyone had a great time, including CNYD&CTA member Marilyn "Mimi" Hall, above, on her horse Derby, and the many riders pictured below in Tanglewood's outdoor arena.

Excellent Reviews of our June Eventing Clinic 

CNYD&CTA sponsored an Eventing Clinic with Anne Eilinger that was held on June 23 at CNYD&CTA member Amy Bittner’s Abbey Meadow Farm in Syracuse. There were six participants and Anne taught into the early afternoon doing Dressage lessons and jumping sessions. She was very insightful and had great feedback and ideas for all the clinic participants. There was much to be learned by both riding and auditing her clinic. Amy hosted a small lunch for everyone in her beautiful garden. A great time was had by all that attended.

Two photos above are Jessica Szabo with her horse Theo.

The following two photos are of Amy Bittner on her horse Luc,
receiving instruction from Ann Eilinger.

Below is Lynn Bittner and her horse Rupert


Photo credits: Candace Yackel
A Great Day of Learning at the Show and Tell at Sundman Stables
Several riders benefitted from this non-competitive program designed as a combination show and clinic. Held on June 30 at Sundman Stables in Marcellus, N.Y., the relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere provided participants the opportunity to meet other riders and share experiences.
CNYD&CTA-Sponsored Dressage and Combined Test Show
Gilbertsville Horse Shows hosted a CNYD&CTA-sponsored show on July 7 ... see the details on their website and prize lists for their next two shows, set for Aug. 11 and Sept. 29.

Details, prize lists and entry forms can be found on our website calendar
Sunday, July 28Hunter Derby Clinic with Barb Lindberg, Abbey Meadow Farm, Syracuse

Sunday, July 28 – Horse Trials Hosted by Carriage House Arena, Trumansburg. More information.

Sunday, Aug. 4
Tanglewood Dressage Schooling Show, CNYD&CTA-sponsored, Tanglewood Riding Center, Jamesville.

Sunday, Aug. 11 – Dressage & Combined Tests Show Hosted by Gilbertsville Horse Show

Monday. Aug. 12 – Board Meeting, 6 pm, Manlius Library

Sunday, Aug. 18 – Dressage at the New York State Fair, Fairgrounds, Syracuse

Sunday, Sept. 8 – Fall Wrap-up Dressage Schooling Show, Tanglewood Riding Center, Jamesville

Monday, Sept. 9 – Board Meeting, 6 pm, Manlius Library

Friday, Sept. 20 - Jr/YR Scholarship Application Deadline

Sunday, Sept. 29 – Dressage & Combined Tests Show Hosted by Gilbertsville Horse Show

Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Year-End Awards Deadline 

Sunday, Oct. 13 – Horse Trials Hosted by Carriage House Arena, Trumansburg. More information.

Monday, Oct. 14 – Board Meeting, 6 pm, Manlius Library

Saturday, Nov. 9 – Annual Year-End Awards Banquet 

Make Sure Your CNYD&CTA Membership is Current

Membership Benefits: 

Discounts at Competitions, Clinics and Year-End Awards Banquet •  Educational Opportunities • CNYD&CTA newsletter “Lengthening Strides” • USDF Group Membership Benefits • US Eventing Association Affiliate • USDF monthly magazine “USDF Connections” • Quarterly magazine “New York Horse” • Eligibility for Year-End Awards 

Also, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Hospital has approved current CNYD&CTA members to receive a 5% discount on most hospital services (i.e.: office calls, hospitalization, imaging, anesthesia, surgery fees). The discount is not applicable toward any pharmaceuticals or labs. CNYD&CTA members should identify themselves as members at the time of arrival and hospital staff will confirm eligibility.

If you're not sure your CNYD&CTA membership is current, send us an email and we'll let you know!

CNYD&CTA Events are Made Possible
Through the Contributions of our Volunteers

Please volunteer this year —
we especially need volunteers to help with our schooling shows!
Read all about our volunteer opportunities and benefits!

Volunteer benefits Include:
• Free Volunteer T-Shirt
  • 10 volunteer hours makes you eligible to for Year-End Awards 

Discounts to the Year-End Banquet 

  • 4 volunteer hours= $5 off the banquet price.
  • 8 or more volunteer hours= $10 off banquet price. 

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