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WDCTA SW Chapter Presents the 2018 Capital Mini-Event

Mark your Calendar! July 21-22, 2018 at The Horse First Farm (Rain Date: October 20-21)

Entries are now Open!

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The Southwest Chapter has announced the date for the 2018 Capital Mini Event!  The event will again be located at The Horse First Farm. 

There will be two levels offered this year 

  • Starter Novice at 24 " (2 feet)
  • Beginner Novice at 31" (2 feet 7")

Jump Clinician:  Andi Bill
Dressage Judge/Clinician:  Barry Fript, IL

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

Registration Form & Waiver

Andi Bill

Andi Bill grew up riding and showing, competing at Pony Finals every year from 1986 through 1995.  She continued her riding career as a junior, always showing and learning. She attended Mount Holyoke College, successfully competing as an intercollegiate equestrian and captaining Mount Holyoke's IHSA team her junior and senior years.  She rode as an alternate on the US Intercollegiate team in Luxembourg and Malmo, Sweden, and was chef d'equipe for the winning American team in 1999. It was at Mount Holyoke that Andi discovered that she enjoyed teaching just as much as she enjoyed riding. 

Andi teaches both hunt seat and dressage, from beginning riders to seasoned competitors. She has experience developing green horses and is dedicated to helping horse and rider pairs reach their goals and achieve success in and out of the show ring. 

Barry Fript

FEI Dressage rider, USDF "L"' graduate judge, and dressage clinician.  Barry's Bio is below:

I have been a rider my whole life. I started out as an event rider. I was lucky enough to be on several teams as I worked my way up the levels. About 20+ years ago as eventing injuries started to take their toll, I became a strictly dressage rider. Realizing I could not get the education I needed in the United States, my wife and I went to Vechta, Germany to train, earning our Bronze and Silver medals.

Later we returned to Langafeld where we completed our education and our medals. Back in the US I completed the "L" judge program. I have trained many horses from green to FEI. I am 2 scores away from my gold medal in the United States. I am a believer in the training scale. I attempt to teach my students about the order of the training scale and how that will help them improve their riding. My goals are simple encourage riders to train their horse in a way that will make them a happy and healthy athlete. Dressage is nothing more than the biomechanics of the horse and the method that it is applied.

Registration information can be found on the FORMS page.