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WDCTA Memorable Moments

WDCTA Central WI Chapter wishes to recognize and applaud our member’s horsemanship activities and asked member’s to share clinics attended, shows competed in or judged, goals accomplished or are still working on, a new horse.... anything members did with their horse or with other’s horses in 2015.  We all learn from each other and wish to encourage horsemanship sportsmanship.  WDCTA Central WI Chapter is proud to introduce active member of the WDCTA Central WI Chapter Cathy Wunderlich, Brooklyn WI.

Memorable Moments – Cathy Wunderlich

I acquired my new horse, Benjamin James (BJ), in June 2015. He is a 2000 imported New Zealand Thoroughbred, that can be sweet, sassy, and everything in between. He was imported by and previously owned by Leah Lang-Gluscic, of Freeport, IL. Leah had schooled and/or competed with him up to Advanced Level Eventing, when she began experiencing him having chronic soundness issues with his back and hind end. Following a series of physical exams, in July of 2011, BJ was diagnosed with moderate to severe kissing spine disease (KSD) via radiographs, both at the withers (thoracic) and lower (lumbar) areas of his back. While a number of different therapies did make BJ more comfortable on a day-to-day basis, he was just not able to school and compete soundly at that level of eventing without discomfort. While BJ’s heart was still in the game, his body just wasn’t able to keep up.  Leah retired BJ from upper level eventing, gave him some time off, and leased him out to students for low level eventing in which he could do comfortably.  Following some time in a career in low level eventing, Leah had actually gotten BJ back in late 2014 from being leased, and boarded him at my farm while she was wintering in Florida. The thought had occurred to the both of us that he would be a safe, potentially sound, and fun mount for me in 2015, as I was due to deliver my 3rd (boy) child in late May and wanted to be able to still ride and compete in the 2015 show season.

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Central Chapter News - May 2015

A Beautiful Horse

by Vicki Hodel

What is my 2014 memorable moment? This is a hard one. 2014 was a year of many highs and lows. There isn’t one WOW moment for me this year. Instead, it was a year of revelations and growth.

The year started off great. I started riding Beamer for Shelly Reichart. Beamer was amazing and I really learned some great things about how to ride him correctly. I was so excited and he was progressing so well that I finally got up the courage to attend our first show!

 

Beamer

I decided WEC (Wisconsin Equestrian Center) would be a great place to go. It was a long drive and after lots of detours we finally made it! Wow, what a beautiful facility with such friendly staff. I got unloaded, settled Beamer in and parked the truck. I quick walk around the grounds to get my bearings and I was ready.

The Dressage Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Dressage Foundation

The Dressage Foundation is celebrating 25 years in 2014!  Founded in 1989 by Lowell Boomer, who was also the founding organizer of the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) in 1973, the Mission of The Dressage Foundation is "To cultivate and provide financial support for the Advancement of Dressage." 

WDCTA Central WI Chapter Memorable Moments

February 2015 

WDCTA Central WI Chapter wishes to recognize and applaud our member’s horsemanship activities and asked member’s to share clinics attended, shows competed in or judged, goals accomplished or are still working on, a new horse.... anything members did with their horse or with other’s horses in 2014. We all learn from each other and wish to encourage horsemanship sportsmanship. WDCTA Central WI Chapter is proud to introduce Taylor Schmidt, daughter of Brian and Cari Schmidt, Wautoma and applaud her 2014 Memorable Moment. Taylor is also a Youth/Jr Rider member of the WDCTA Central WI Chapter.

Taylor and Miss P

 

WDCTA Presents the Global Dressage Forum North America

WDCTA is a proud sponsor of the Global Dressage Forum North America.  If you are in the West Palm Beach area mid-February, make sure you take in this fantastic Forum!  WDCTA members receive a 15% discount using the code below!  (USDF Members receive the same discount)

GDFNA

USDF ICP Riding Workshop Images

Lungeing Workshop
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Images from the USDF Instructor Certification Riding Workshop are now available for viewing on the ShortHorse Studios website.  You may have to register to view the images.  Early Bird discount - take 10% off all orders over $100 through 09/12/13

 

WDCTA Central WI Chapter – Memorable Moments -

January 2015

WDCTA Central WI Chapter wishes to recognize and applaud our member’s horsemanship activities and asked member’s to share clinics attended, shows competed in or judged, goals accomplished or are still working on, a new horse.... anything members did with their horse or with other’s horses in 2014. We all learn from each other and wish to encourage horsemanship sportsmanship. WDCTA Central WI Chapter is proud to introduce Kris Blacklock, Prairie du Sac and applaud her 2014 Memorable Moments. Kris is also the 2015 WDCTA Central WI Chapter Vice President.