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CDA Schooling Shows

These shows are organized and put on by the Connecticut Dressage Association. They are eligible for year-end awards

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Non-CDA Sponsored Schooling Shows

Sponsors who help our organization continue in educating and offering opportunities to compete in schooling shows. Organize and host these shows through their barns. Some will be eligible for year-end awards.

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Recognized Shows

Recognized shows are offered through CDA and other farms throughout Connecticut.

Types of Competitions

Which is right for you?

Schooling Show

A unrecognize show or schooling show is a learning environment

  • Start a green horse or rider
  • Build confidence and experience
  • Laid back environment, less stress
  • Rules may be more lenient

Recognized Shows

A test of skill and source of inspiration

  • Exposure to higher quality riders
  • More competition in your class
  • Strict USDF rules and regulations
  • Multiple days of competition

Venues

Thanks to these farms for hosting our shows

Sperry View Farm

Apr
13
Sat
Ride Review Ride April 13-14
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm
Ride Review Ride April 13-14 @ Sperry View Farm | Bethany | Connecticut | United States

Judge: Bobbi Carleton

Closing Date April 1, 2019
Download Entry Form

Mail entries to: Liz Doering
184 Sperry Road,
Bethany, CT 06524

The format will be 30 min sessions with the judge. The rider will ride the test of their choice, then the judge will review with the rider, make suggestions on how to improve the test and the rider will then be able to ride the test a second time.

$75 for CDA youth members (u/21), $80 per session for CDA adult members. $95 per session for non-­CDA members. Please include a negative coggins within 12 months of clinic date.

Complete the form and mail to Liz or email it to ewdoering@yahoo.com

Make checks payable to CDA.

May
4
Sat
Sperry View Farm-SS-May 4
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sperry View Farm-SS-May 4 @ Sperry View Farm | Bethany | Connecticut | United States

Connecticut Dressage Association Sponsored Schooling Show
Opening Date: April 2, 2019
  — Closing Date: April 27, 2019

Judges: Tara Manion (L)

Secretary: Hanna Calcagni
131 Paul Ney Road
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 415-1522

hanna@calcagni.com

Order of Go  Download Here

Class List:
Classes may be split or combined as entries warrant.

  1. 2018 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests, Test of Choice
  2. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test A
  3. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test B
  4. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test C
  5. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 1
  6. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 2
  7. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 3
  8. 2019 USEF First Level Test 1
  9. 2019 USEF First Level Test 2
  10. 2019 USEF First Level Test 3
  11. 2019 USEF Second Level and above Test of Choice
  12. 2015 USEF Rider Tests Training-Second Level

Fees: CDA members $25 per Class
Non-members $30 per test
Number deposit: $1

Make checks payable to CDA
No refunds after closing date. Non-negotiable checks will be charged $25

Download Prize List —  Download Schooling Show Entry Form

Sep
8
Sun
Sperry View Farm-SS-September 8
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sperry View Farm-SS-September 8 @ Sperry View Farm | Bethany | Connecticut | United States

Connecticut Dressage Association Sponsored Schooling Show
Opening Date: August 6, 2019
 — Closing Date: September 1, 2019

Judges: Roberta Carleton (L) 

Secretary: Hanna Calcagni
131 Paul Ney Road
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 415-1522

hanna@calcagni.com

Class List:
Classes may be split or combined as entries warrant.

  1. 2018 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests, Test of Choice
  2. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test A
  3. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test B
  4. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test C
  5. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 1
  6. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 2
  7. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 3
  8. 2019 USEF First Level Test 1
  9. 2019 USEF First Level Test 2
  10. 2019 USEF First Level Test 3
  11. 2019 USEF Second Level and above Test of Choice
  12. 2015 USEF Rider Tests Training-Second Level

Fees: CDA members $25 per Class
Non-members $30 per test
Number deposit: $1

Make checks payable to CDA
No refunds after closing date. Non-negotiable checks will be charged $25

Download Prize List —  Download Schooling Show Entry Form

R Folly Farm

Jun
9
Sun
Abacus-R Folly Farm-SS-June 9
Jun 9 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Abacus-R Folly Farm-SS-June 9 @ R Folly Farm | Morris | Connecticut | United States

Non-CDA Sponsored Schooling Show

Closing Date: June 3, 2019   

Judge: Virginia Leary (L)

Secretary: Nancy Blanchard – Abacus Events
(Mail entries to:)
PO. Box 9
Thomaston CT, 06787

Class List:

  • USDF Introductory A, B, and C
  • USEF Rider Tests – Training through Second Level
  • USEF Training and above
  • Dressage Seat Equitation
  • USEF 2015 Rider’s Test- state level/test of choice
  • Leadline

Entry Form – Use the same entry form as used for CDA Schooling Shows. 

See Omnibus for complete Prize List

 

Jul
7
Sun
Abacus-R Folly Farm-SS-July 7
Jul 7 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Abacus-R Folly Farm-SS-July 7 @ R Folly Farm | Morris | Connecticut | United States

Non-CDA Sponsored Schooling Show

Closing Date: July 1, 2019

Judge: Roberta Carleton (L)

Secretary: Nancy Blanchard – Abacus Events
(Mail entries to:)
PO. Box 9
Thomaston CT, 06787

Class List:

  • USDF Introductory A, B, and C
  • USEF Rider Tests – Training through Second Level
  • USEF Training and above
  • Dressage Seat Equitation
  • USEF 2015 Rider’s Test- state level/test of choice
  • Leadline

Entry Form – Use the same entry form as used for CDA Schooling Shows. 

See Omnibus for complete Prize List

 

Aug
4
Sun
Abacus-R Folly Farm-SS-August 4
Aug 4 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Abacus-R Folly Farm-SS-August 4 @ R Folly Farm | Morris | Connecticut | United States

Non-CDA Sponsored Schooling Show

Closing Date: July 29, 2019

Judge: Alix Szepesi (L)

Secretary: Nancy Blanchard – Abacus Events
(Mail entries to:)
PO. Box 9
Thomaston CT, 06787

Class List:

  • USDF Introductory A, B, and C
  • USEF Rider Tests – Training through Second Level
  • USEF Training and above
  • Dressage Seat Equitation
  • USEF 2015 Rider’s Test- state level/test of choice
  • Leadline

Entry Form – Use the same entry form as used for CDA Schooling Shows. 

See Omnibus for complete Prize List

 

Sep
1
Sun
Abacus-R Folly Farm-SS-September 1
Sep 1 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Abacus-R Folly Farm-SS-September 1 @ R Folly Farm | Morris | Connecticut | United States

Connecticut Dressage Association Sponsored Schooling Show

Closing Date: August 26, 2019

Judge: Jane Rodd – (L)

Secretary: Nancy Blanchard – Abacus Events
(Mail entries to:)
PO. Box 9
Thomaston CT, 06787

Class List:

  • USDF Introductory A, B, and C
  • USEF Rider Tests – Training through Second Level
  • USEF Training and above
  • Dressage Seat Equitation
  • USEF 2015 Rider’s Test- state level/test of choice
  • Leadline

Download Prize List —–  Download Schooling Show Entry Form

Carbery Fields

Jul
7
Sun
Carbery Fields Farm-SS-July 7
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Connecticut Dressage Association Sponsored Schooling Show
Opening Date: June 1, 2019
  — Closing Date: June 24, 2019

Judges: TBD

Secretary: Liz Caron
859 Beaumont Hwy.
Lebanon, CT 06249
860-208-6151

lizcaron@carberyfields.com

Class List:

Classes may be split or combined as entries warrant.
1. 2018 USEF Eventing Dressage Tests, Test of Choice
2. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test A
3. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test B
4. 2019 USDF Introductory Level Test C
5. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 1
6. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 2
7. 2019 USEF Training Level Test 3
8. 2019 USEF First Level Test 1
9. 2019 USEF First Level Test 2
10. 2019 USEF First Level Test 3
11. 2019 USEF Second Level and above Test of Choice
12. 2015 USEF Rider Tests Training-Second Level

Download Prize List —  Download Schooling Show Entry Form

 

Grand View Stables

Jun
30
Sun
Grand View Stable-SS-June 30
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grand View Stable-SS-June 30 @ Grand View Stables | Columbia | Connecticut | United States

Connecticut Dressage Association Schooling Show
Opening Date: June 1, 2019
  — Closing Date: June 24, 2019

Judges: TBD

Secretary: Rochelle McPherson
Grand View Stable
86 Hennequin Road, Columbia, CT 06238.
860-933-1939

rochelle.mcpherson@yahoo.com

Class List:

  1. USDF 2019 Introductory Tests A-B-C
  2. USEF 2015 Training – Second Rider Test
  3. USEF 2019 Training 1-3
  4. USEF 2019 First 1-3
  5. USEF 2019 Second and above-State test to be ridden.

Fees: CDA members $30 per Class
Non-members $35 per test
Number deposit: $1

Make checks payable to CDA
No refunds after closing date. Non-negotiable checks will be charged $25

Download Prize List —  Download Schooling Show Entry Form

Sep
29
Sun
Grand View Stable-SS-September 29
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grand View Stable-SS-September 29 @ Grand View Stables | Columbia | Connecticut | United States

Connecticut Dressage Association Sponsored Schooling Show
Opening Date: September 1, 2019
  — Closing Date: September 23, 2019

Judges: TBD

Secretary: Rochelle McPherson
Grand View Stable
86 Hennequin Road, Columbia, CT 06238.
860-933-1939

rochelle.mcpherson@yahoo.com

Class List:

  1. USDF 2019 Introductory Tests A-B-C
  2. USEF 2015 Training – Second Rider Test
  3. USEF 2019 Training 1-3
  4. USEF 2019 First 1-3
  5. USEF 2019 Second and above-State test to be ridden.

Fees: CDA members $30 per Class
Non-members $35 per test
Number deposit: $1

Make checks payable to CDA
No refunds after closing date. Non-negotiable checks will be charged $25

Download Prize List —  Download Schooling Show Entry Form

 

Weatogue

Jun
23
Sun
Weatogue Stables – SS – June 23
Jun 23 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weatogue Stables - SS - June 23 @ Weatogue Stables, LLC | Salisbury | Connecticut | United States

Non-Sponsored CDA Schooling Show Eligible for Year End Awards 

Closing Date: June 18

Judges: Jane Rodd and Corinna Fleming

Secretary:
Bobbi Carleton
33 Weatogue Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

860-307-8531

 

Class List:

  • USDF 2019 Introductory A, B, and C
  • USEF 2019 Training Level, Tests 1 – 3
  • USEF 2019 First Level, Tests 1 – 3
  • USEF 2019 Second Level and above, state test of choice
  • USEF 2015 Rider’s Test- state level/test of choice
  • USEF 2018 Event test- state test of Choice
  • ***USDF Freestyle- level of choice***
  • ***Leadline***

Download Prize List

Aug
11
Sun
Weatogue Stables – SS – August 11
Aug 11 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weatogue Stables - SS - August 11 @ Weatogue Stables, LLC | Salisbury | Connecticut | United States

Connecticut Dressage Association Sponsored Schooling Show, Eligible for Year End Awards

Closing Date: August 6

Judges: Doris Carlson and TBA

Secretary:
Bobbi Carleton
33 Weatogue Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

860-824-7908

 

Class List:

  • USDF 2019 Introductory A, B, and C
  • USEF 2019 Training Level, Tests 1 – 3
  • USEF 2019 First Level, Tests 1 – 3
  • USEF 2019 Second Level and above, state test of choice
  • USEF 2015 Rider’s Test- state level/test of choice
  • USEF 2018 Event test- state test of Choice
  • ***USDF Freestyle- level of choice***
  • ***Leadline***

Download Prize List  —–   Download Schooling Show Entry Form

Sep
15
Sun
Weatogue Stables-SS-September 15
Sep 15 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Weatogue Stables-SS-September 15 @ Weatogue Stables, LLC | Salisbury | Connecticut | United States

Non-Sponsored CDA Schooling Show, Eligible for Year End Awards 

Closing Date: September 10

Judges: Ann Guptill and TBA

Secretary:
Bobbi Carleton
33 Weatogue Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

860-307-8531

 

Class List:

  • USDF 2019 Introductory A, B, and C
  • USEF 2019 Training Level, Tests 1 – 3
  • USEF 2019 First Level, Tests 1 – 3
  • USEF 2019 Second Level and above, state test of choice
  • USEF 2015 Rider’s Test- state level/test of choice
  • USEF 2018 Event test- state test of Choice
  • ***USDF Freestyle- level of choice***
  • ***Leadline***

Download Prize List  —–   Download Schooling Show Entry Form