Donida English Western Schooling Show Series
NEXT SHOW: March 9, 2019
Entries are now OPEN
Donida Dressage Schooling Show Series
Feb 9th show has been rescheduled to February 23, 2019
Entries are Closed
NEXT SHOW: March 23, 2019
Entries are now OPEN
New info about the Dressage Schooling shows held at Donida Feb-May 2019!
Many competitors have no goals of heading into a Regional Championship. It’s expensive to become members with horses and riders. It’s expensive to travel, take off work and hope for the best.
Perhaps they don’t feel ready. Perhaps finances are tight.
Perhaps their horse is green.
Perhaps they are just wanting to have local fun!
Why can’t we have our own fun!
Let’s grow our sport and encourage new rider to get their feet wet.
February-May. we will be offering a new look to our Dressage schooling shows and offering a championship pre season awards for champion, reserve and runner up in assorted divisions.
We will be doing this with a POINT system. Not a hi-point. And if the class is large( example a Training level 3) , you’ll get more points.
Monogram coolers, bridle bags and saddle pads will be awarded.
We will awards many different categories . Example:
Eventer dressage ~Pony ~AA~Open~Jr
We have a lot of new riders in our sport and we should all pull together to make the shows a positive learning experience for all. Our Judges assist competitors who would go off course, have a fall, or forget their test.
For me this is what schooling shows are all about at Donida. Use our experienced knowledge to help new people learn how things run.
Read a test for them.
Hand them their coat.
Hold their horse.
Educate them with USEF rules versus schooling show rules.
This all prepares riders for the recognized shows. This is how we can get new riders to step up into the larger picture. This is just how things should be. Helpful. Supporting each other. Warms the heart!
Those Individuals or companies looking for advertisement/sponsorship please contact me.Stay tuned for more info. New awards program will start in February and run through May.
Riders may ride more than once in each class. Be sure to indicate which test you are riding in the Test of Choice (TOC) classes. If you do not indicate a test, we will put you in Test 3.
Daily Prizes: 1-5 place ribbons awarded in each class. Award to first with 3 or more entries in the class.
Warm Up and Schooling: We provide an indoor arena for warm-up in addition to our spacious outdoor rings. Lunging is permitted in designated outdoor lunging areas
Ride times will be posted on here by Wednesday pm. Concessions are available on the show grounds.
Schooling only: If you just want to bring a horse to school, you will need to pay for a day stall ($25.00) and a schooling fee of $30.00 for warm up arena use only. ~~~~~
Donida Farm Sponsors
Gwen Blake is sponsored by
Brookledge Equine Equine Transoirtation ~ http://www.brookledge.com/
Arabian Celebration Perpetual Trophy sponsored by
Westbrook Sport Horses
Donida Farm Dressage Festival Perpetual Trophies sponsored by
1st – 4th Level Junior, sponsored by Mary Bridge Pediatric Surgery
Training Level Adult Amateur, sponsored by The Red Mare
1st – 4th Level Adult Amateur, sponsored by Lilly Wilson Partners
Training Level Open, sponsored by Mary Houghton and Melonie Caviness
1st – 4th Level Open, sponsored by CHL Farrier Services
USDF Musical Freestyle, sponsored by Dreitzler Dressage
FEI Open, sponsored by Donida Farm
Dressage Seat Equitation, sponsored by Joann Keller in memory of Chris Tann, dedicated rider and beloved friend
Reaching for the Stars Junior Inspirational Award, sponsored by the Ritzau family
Vendor Opportunities at Donida Shows
Interested in learning more about being a vendor at Donida Farm shows?
Click here to down the 2017-2018 New Vendor Package