KDCTA HOOFBEATS

Vol. 1, Issue 2 FEBRUARY 2022

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LATEST NEWS

Second Quarterly Meeting April 20 at 6:30 PM, Location TBD - Save the Date!

April meeting program will be an Introduction to Scribing, which we hope to follow up with scribe training sessions at our WE and Dressage play days and clinics. Scribing is a great way to learn more about scoring and also earn some volunteer hours in 2022!

Spring Dressage Show Entries Open Tomorrow!

The show will be held at Harmony Horsemanship in Altoona, PA. Classes include Classical, Western, Eventing, and Working Equitation Dressage. Entries are open from March 1 – May 6. We are using a new online entry form and payment system this year.

Plan a Trip to Horse World Expo, March 3 – 6, at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg

There is something for everyone at this multi discipline, educational and entertaining event that is within easy driving distance. You will also find vendors with everything from basic equine necessities to that gorgeous equestrian themed jewelry you suddenly can’t live without! Check out the great line up of clinicians who will be giving demos and lectures. Many of the speakers are from our area including Dr. Kat Radtke talking about prepurchase exams, Brian Eagan speaking on horse behavior, and Holly Corcoran giving a seminar on an introduction to endurance riding. Other speakers of interest are Guy McLean talking about starting young horses and liberty training; Kendra Clarke on horse and rider biomechanics; and Brendan Wise with natural horsemanship and dressage. Shawna Karrasch is giving five lectures on R+ training. What a great opportunity to see what it is all about in advance of her KDCTA clinic in June!

Check out the Parade of Breeds, Trail Champions Challenge, and Rescued to Stardom, a contest for rescue horses. Theatre Equus is an evening performance that is professionally choreographed with music and entertainment. Experience the beauty and partnership demonstrated between horse and handler.

General admission: $15 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 (under 6 are free). Parking $10 per day. Theatre Equus tickets are additional.

Weekly Feldenkrais Lessons Continue in Zoom on Wednesday nights from January 26—March 30

It’s not too late to join in! Zoom link is sent on Mondays to all KDCTA members. Watch your email and thank you, Stephanie!

Logo Design Contest Continues– Entry Deadline March 31

Put your creative energy to work to create a new look for the KDCTA logo! The winner will receive a $50 Dover gift card.

  • The logo should be suitable for embroidery within a 3” square.

  • The logo will be also used on the website and in printed materials. Fonts should be TrueType for scalability.

  • Submit in digital format, such as JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG, or PDF to kdctamembership@gmail.com

FEATURE ARTICLE

Coming in March: Introduction to Working Equitation!

SURVEY SAYS …

February Question: What is your biggest horse care concern in the winter months? Send your response to kdcta22@gmail.com.

January Question: Do you blanket your horses in the winter? Read responses here!

MEET A MEMBER

This month meet new member, Claire van Ogtrop ...

GIVE US YOUR IDEAS AND FEEDBACK!

If you have news you would like us to share, an idea for a feature article, a comment, or a question, please email kdcta22@gmail.com.

Feature articles currently in our pipeline include:

  • An Introduction to Working Equitation, by Stephanie Dobiss

  • An Overview of Educational Resources Available at USDF.org