WDCTA SW Chapter Presents the 2016 Capital Mini-Event

Mark your Calendar! July 16-17, 2016 at The Horse First Farm

The Southwest Chapter has announced the date for the 2016 Capital Mini Event!  The event will again be located at The Horse First Farm. 

Jump Clinician:  Camie Stockhausen
Dressage Judge/Clinician:  Jessica Underwood

To Learn more about our clinicians please click "Read More"

KM Chapter's Tom Poulin Dressage Clinic a Success!

Another Informative and Fun Clinic with Judge Tom Poulin

February 2017

Tom Poulin Participants

Pictured from L to R – Judge Tom Poulin, Allyson Grahl, Erika Osborn, Linda Morales mounted on Ideal Daguerre owned by Karen Cederholm standing next to her horse, Kris Blacklock and Brandi Widmer a new KM member. Riders not pictured Julie Brenny, Angela Canellos, Katie Joyce and Jaci Wenz.

For more information on KM Chapter events, please contact Melinda

World-Renowned Dr. Deb Bennett Keynote Speaker at WDCTA Annual Conference & Awards Banquet March 5, 2016

Country Springs Conference Center, Waukesha, WI

Deb Bennett

One of the world’s leading authorities on equine conformation and biomechanics will be the keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Dressage and Combined Training Association’s (WDCTA) annual education conference March 5 at the Country Springs Conference Center in Pewaukee, WI. The conference is open to the public.

Dr. Deb Bennett, who has a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas and, until 1992, was with the Smithsonian Institution, is a regular columnist in Equus magazine and author of the books “Principles of Conformation Analyisis” and “Conquerors: The Roots of New World Horsemanship.” She is known for her research, writing and teaching about how a horse’s musculoskeletal system functions and how it relates to movement and training.

Biomechanics and Training

Dr. Bennett’s conference presentation will cover the anatomy and biomechanics of a horse’s movement, focusing on collection. She will discuss training devices and how many are used incorrectly and are not only impediments in training, but unnecessary.

At the evening dinner, Dr. Bennett will discuss the history of European court horsemanship from the 16th through 18th centuries and will reveal some surprises about what the old masters normally practiced and why some were truly revolutionaries in training. She will also cover the links between competitive dressage and other forms of equestrian competition.

2016 Thomas A Poulin Clinic

Sponsored by the Kettle Moraine Chapter 
Saturday and Sunday April 30 - May 1, 2016, Mukwonago

Get ready for the 2016 show season! Ride or audit with this well-known 'S' Dressage Judge Thomas Poulin. Learn how to improve your riding of classical dressage.

Location: Rosebury Farm, Hwy 83 & Road X, Mukwonago

Time: Tentative Times 8-4 (finalized with registrations)

Rider Fee: $175 per ride, 2 rides $320, includes lunch
Stabling: $25/day
Auditor Fee: $15/ day, $20 / two days. KM Chapter Members audit: $10/day or $15 both days. Sorry No half day fees.

Catered Box Lunches are available if ordered in advance. Walk-in Auditors are welcome.

See Calendar of events for registration details or direct questions to: Melinda DeLuca Cell phone 262-313-8487, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Daniel Stewart Clinic on Sport Psychology, Rider Fitness and Confidence Building for Riders and other Athletes

May 14-15, 2016, Sugar Creek Stables, Albany WI


Daniel Stewart

Daniel is a former Olympic Coach whose job was to coach any USEA rider who attended an event in Europe. He was based in Spain and flew to where he was needed. Daniel and his family moved back to the US and he began teaching his Sport Psychology and Confidence Building clinics. He has worked with non- Riding Olympic athletes in both these areas.

He was an invited clinician at the Midwest Horse Fair in 2013 and 2104. OHA hosted clinics with him in May 2013 at Megan McIsaac's Lindenhof Dressage Zentrum, and in June 2014 at The Horse First Farm. WDCTA-SW chapter is happy to be hosting his return to the area with a new Sport Psychology Lecture, Rider Fitness and Confidence Building Clinic. He has his new book, "Pressure Proof your Ride," and a 2 DVD set on Rider Fitness available for purchase at discounted prices during the clinic.

Click "Read More" for more information including the Schedule

Kettle Moraine Chapter to Host Popular Musical Freestyle Clinic with Yvonne Barteau

April 2 - 3, 2016 

Due to the last several year’s success of the KM Chapter Musical Freestyle clinic we are doing it again! There is much to be learned from watching the “musical moments“ happen in the development of these freestyles, so come join us in auditing.

Additional information is available on the Forms page under Clinics and Symposia.


Central Chapter hosts Shelly Reichart in October

October 17 - 18


Shelly R

WDCTA's Central Chapter is hosting a 2-day clinic with Shelly Reichart at Paradigm Farm. Shelly Reichart's experience as a trainer, rider and competitor and her collaboration with top professionals, gives her excellent insight in developing both horses and riders. She is dedicated to helping her students find harmony with their horses through consistent, persistent, and positive training.

Shelly's competitive achievements include winning USDF Regional Championship titles through Grand Prix and being ranked in the Top 10 in the USDF Grand Prix Horse of the Year. She was Reserve Champion at the 2010 USEF National Young Horse Central Selection Trials and earned an invitation to the USEF National Young Horse Championships. With her Hanoverian gelding, Welttaenser, she has won several American Hanoverian Society Grand Prix Champion and FEI Level Horse of the Year titles. In 2012, Shelly and Welttaenser were named to the United States Equestrian Federation's High Performance Dressage Grand Prix Long List/Ranking List. In 2013, Shelly and Welttaenser were invited to compete at the US Dressage Nationals at Grand Prix and placed sixth amongst the best of the best in the country.

For information contact Brittany at 608-697-3665 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Southwest Chapter offers Dressage Clinics for 2016

The Southwest Chapter of WDCTA has put together a wonderful series of Dressage clinics for 2016!  We will again be hosting clinics with USEF "S" Judges Maryal Barnett and Janet Foy.  Additionlly, SW Chapter is thrilled to announce a clinic with Daniel Stewart, and also two clinics with FEI trainer and rider, Patricia Becker, Wadsworth IL

Maryal Barnett clinic dates in 2016 are tentatively set for:

  • May 21 - 22
  • September 17 - 18

The Janet Foy clinic dates for 2016 are tentatively set for:

  • April 9 - 10
  • July 2 - 3
  • October 1 - 2

The Daniel Stewart clinic will be May 14 - 15

The Patricia Becker clinic dates for 2016 are tentatively set for:

  • June 19
  • September 11

Southwest Chapter members may audit these clinics for free!  Please watch the FORMS pages as the dates approach for information on riding or auditing these clinics! 

Please stay tuned for announcements on 2016 Eventing clinics! 

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