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Lengthening Strides is the newsletter from the
Central New York Dressage & Combined Training Association. 
Hello members and friends!
We'd like to let you all know that we've completely updated our
CNYD&CTA website.

Hopefully you will all have a great user experience and will be able to navigate it more easily! We'd love to hear any feedback you have, too! Leave us a comment or send us a message. Thank you and enjoy the new website!

Special thanks to CNYD&CTA Webmaster Alex Belton for this great makeover. Alex is an education programs assistant at the United States Dressage Federation and a 2017 Cazenovia College graduate.

www.cnydcta.org

Click here to register for our Educational Series presentation on March 11
 Join us at our March meeting for our Educational Series
Monday, March 11, at 6 pm
Manlius Public Library

Talking Teeth

Join CNYD&CTA for a discussion on equine dentistry. Snacks will be provided!

Our monthly board meeting will follow the talk.
Spring Gymnastics Clinic with Barb Lindberg
 
CNYD&CTA invites you to join us on Saturday, April 6 for our Spring Gymnastics Clinic with Barb Lindberg.

Start the season off right with a gymnastic clinic given by Barb Lindberg!
No height is too low or too high. Tailor your session for your group’s level.

This clinic is for you if you are interested in: Starting the season off right, TIMING, finding your distance, power, building confidence, balance, systematic timing, fitness, accuracy, gaining control, putting some jump in your step, rhythm, footwork, strengthening your position, straightness, striding, engaging the hindquarters, flexibility, jumping technique, cavalletti and even basic jumping!

Barb Lindberg has been the Program Director of Equine Business Management at Cazenovia College since 2003. For many years she has been involved with Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, NYS 4-H, “L” dressage judge, member of U.S. Eventing Association, American Quarter Horse Association, National Reining Horse Association, CNYD&CTA, American Association of University Professor and Limestone Creek Hunt.
 
Details
Opening Date: Saturday, March 9
Closing Date: Wednesday, March 27

Riders, please complete the clinic forms, also found on cnydcta.org
 
Deer Hollow Farm, 3590 Pompey Hollow Rd., Cazenovia, N.Y. 13035
Helmets required. Proof of negative Coggins and Rabies required.
 
Cost
One-hour semi-private/small group lesson
CNYD&CTA members: $50 • Non-members: $55
Auditors: Members audit for free; $5 non-member audit fee
Manager: Amy Bittner, 315-569-4599, 4167 Abbey Rd., Syracuse, NY 13215
Show and Tell Series
 
CNYD&CTA invites you to join us on Saturday, April 27 for our Show and Tell Series at Logan's Place Farm.

This non-competitive program is designed as a combination show and clinic. The objectives are to introduce a rider
to dressage showing or help a rider improve his/her show performance. The relaxed atmosphere of the show will also provide participants the opportunity to meet other riders and share experiences.

Riders are not required to wear show attire. PLEASE NO DOGS.

SERIES FORMAT
Riders are allotted one half hour. The format will be: (1) ride your test and be judged on your ride for a score; (2) be coached by the judge on how to improve your riding of the test; (3) ride the same test and be scored again.

CLASS LIST
*Note: some locations use a small arena.
• USDF Introductory level test through Second Level Test 3 (2019 editions)
• Any USEA 2018 Tests (BN through Training)
• WDAA Western Dressage Test Intro Level and above (2019 editions)
• Include level and test in description box on CNYD&CTA Competition Entry Form
 
Details
Opening Date: Saturday, March 30
Closing Date: Wednesday, April 17

Riders, please complete the clinic forms, also found on cnydcta.org
 
Logan's Place Farm, 2977 Rt. 13 South, New Woodstock, NY 13122
Helmets required. Proof of negative Coggins and Rabies required.
 
Cost
One-hour semi-private/small group lesson
CNYD&CTA members: $40 • Non-members: $45
Office Fee: $10 per each horse/rider combination
Manager: Ann Fowler, 3209 Oran Delphi Rd., Manlius, NY 13104

Do you have the 2019 Dressage Tests?

(click on this link to get them!)

Start 2019 Right!
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!


USDF Member Perks Partners  


Details, prize lists and entry forms can be found on our website calendar
Monday, March 11Educational Series: Equine Dentistry, 6 pm, Board Meeting, 7 pm, Manlius Library

Saturday, April 6Gymnastics Clinic with Barb Lindberg, Deer Hollow Farm
3590 Pompey Hollow Road, Cazenovia. Clinic entry form.

Monday, April 8 – Board Meeting, 7 pm, Manlius Library

Saturday, April 27Dressage Show & Tell at Logan's Place Farm, New Woodstock. Entry form.

Sunday, April 28 - Combined Training Show Hosted by Carriage House Arena, Trumansburg. More information.


Sunday, May 12 – Informal Dressage Show, Tanglewood Riding Center, Jamesville

Monday, May 13 – Board Meeting, 7 pm, Manlius Library


Sunday, May 19 - Horse  Trials Hosted by Carriage House Arena, Trumansburg. More information.

Sunday, June 2 – Spring Dressage Show, Tanglewood Riding Center, Jamesville

Monday, June 10 – Board Meeting, 7 pm, Manlius Library

Sunday, June 23 – Eventing Clinic with Anne Eilinger, Abbey Meadow Farm, Syracuse

Sunday, July 7 – Dressage & Combined Tests Show Hosted by Gilbertsville Horse Show

Monday, July 8 – Board Meeting, 7 pm, Manlius Library

Sunday, July 28 – Hunter Derby Clinic with Barb Lindberg, Abbey Meadow Farm, Syracuse

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

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

Monday. Aug. 12 – Board Meeting, 7 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, 7 pm, Manlius Library

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, 7 pm, Manlius Library


Saturday, Nov. 16 – Annual Year-End Awards Banquet 
Congratulations to CNYD&CTA's Junion/Young Rider Representative Grace Young for officially being invited to the Dressage Seat Equitation Finals to be held in August at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Illinois!
Dressage4Kids Program Seeks Young Riders

Laura Baker of Baker School of Riding in Phoenix, N.Y. is looking young riders to participate on a Dressage4Kids team. Youth ages 10 to 21. 

Walk/trot riders are eligible, dressage and hunter riders are welcome to participate in the show. The Dressage4Kids Youth Dressage Festival will be held July 12-14 at the HITS show grounds. 

If you are interested in being a part of Laura's team and for more details please contact Laura Baker, at 315-657-6667. 
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. 
Thank you to all our generous sponsors and to those who donate to our year-end awards silent auction! Click on a logo and explore our sponsors' webpages.






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