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Lengthening Strides is the newsletter from the
Central New York Dressage & Combined Training Association. 
Hello members and friends!
If you have not visited our recently updated website yet, make hay and get there today! 
CNYD&CTA website.
Twenty riders and their horses participated in CNYD&CTA's Gymnastic Clinic with Barb Lindberg on Saturday, April 6. With the objective being to start the season off right, Barb, pictured second from right, worked with riders in groups of two or three for most of the day. Barb is the program director of Equine Business Management at Cazenovia College and has an extensive background in training, teaching managing and riding. She has generously led this clinic for CNYD&CTA for several years and this year there was a waiting list for participants. Thank you, Barb Lindberg!
     Pictured with Barb are Carly Hazer, Penny Hazer and Evie Smith.
Special thanks to Nancy Novak for hosting the event at her facility - Deer Hollow Farm.
And many thanks to Nancy Novak, Sharon Hall and Amy Bittner for the many volunteer hours they donated to pull off this very successful and important event!

Pictured below is Cindy Elkins and her horse Beau, following their early morning ride.


And below is Claire Kelso and pony Mary
 You're welcome to join us at our April Board Meeting
Monday, April 8, 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, highlighted below...

Show and Tell Series -
Closing Date Approaching for Logan's Place Event 

 

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
Combined Training & Dressage Show
Sunday, April 28 at Carriage House Arena, Trumansburg, NY
CNYD&CTA sponsored

Closing date: Wednesday, April 24

Spring Opener Dressage Schooling Show

CNYD&CTA invites you to join us on Sunday, June 2 for our Spring Opener Dressage Schooling Show at Tanglewood Riding Center

3440 Lafayette Road, Jamesville, NY 13078

Prize List
Details
Opening Date: Wednesday, May 1
Closing Date: Tuesday, May 21


Riders, please complete the clinic forms, also found on cnydcta.org
 
3440 Lafayette Road, Jamesville, NY 13078
Helmets required. Proof of negative Coggins and Rabies required.
 
Fees
FEES: Class 1-14, 16-20: Members $18 / Non-Members $25 Class 15: Members $23 / Non-Members $30.00 Class 21: Members $13 / Non-Members $20
Class 22: $10 per rider. *Secretary Fee is waived for this class only*
Non-competing horses: $10 day fee plus Secretary Fee Secretary / Office Fee: $10 for each horse / rider combination entered

Secretary: Maureen Vieau 602 Crawford Ave. Syracuse, NY 13224  
Managers: Arynn Agan and Lexi Dumont
Clinic with Ann Eilinger, Sunday, June 23

Clinic Details

Anne Eilinger is a long-time friend to CNYD&CTA, having helped many of our combined training members get their horses started over drops, ditches and water combinations. She is a graduate “A” pony clubber with riding experience through the Preliminary level. Anne is a patient and effective trainer with many years of experience starting young horses and bringing them up through the levels. She is a popular instructor for adult amateurs of all levels. She also spent over seven years as a therapeutic riding instructor.

This clinic will offer Dressage, Jumping, or Driving instruction, if desired. Jumping will be outside on either a grass course or outdoor ring depending upon weather. Please specify your preferences and identify anything you wish to focus upon on the clinic entry form.

Additional details
Abbey Meadows Farm, 4167 Abbey Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
Opening Date: Sunday, May 26 (four weeks before the clinic)
Closing Date: Thursday, June 13 (ten days before the clinic)
Riders, please complete the clinic forms, also found on cnydcta.org
 
Abbey Meadows Farm, 4167 Abbey Road, Syracuse, NY 13215
Helmets required. Proof of negative Coggins and Rabies required.
 
Fees
45-minute private lesson: $65 members/$70 non-members
1-hour semi-private lessons (up to three riders): $45 members/$50non-members
Members audit for FREE/$5 non-member audit fee

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!


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. 

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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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