Saturday and Sunday all of the tests which exist in Cowboy Dressage will be offered, with the exception of freestyle, which will be offered Saturday only as part of an evening program that also includes youth lead line, and exhibition freestyle, non-judged. Each day will begin with partnership tests, followed by regular court and challenge court tests. The challenge court tests will begin with challenge walk jog 1 and progress, followed by the open court tests progressively from walk jog 1 forward.GRAND ENTRY SATURDAY AND SUNDAYWe will have a grand entry and presentation of the American flag each morning directly before the first test, This is a fun, free way to show your horse the judge's stand and the arena. The procession will pass along the outside of the court between the markers and the arena fence.
Exhibitors (and guests) meet with the judges each morning as scheduled before the grand entry and the commencement of tests to hear their general advice and feedback and to ask questions. The meetings also include announcements from show management and, on Sunday, include the presentation of certain awards. Don't miss them. If you have an early ride, bring your horse along!
As always, every participant receives a rosette in a color that corresponds to the score earned on their test.
SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAM
Saturday evening will feature youth, amateur and open freestyle presentations, where exhibitors will be competing to win one of our beautiful Cowboy Bronze trophies if they capture the highest score in their division. We will also be ready to be overwhelmed by the adorable spectacle that is youth lead line! KCDA will provide a come-and-go dinner. The schedule for the evening will be released along with ride times and posted on the website.
JUDGE ABIGALE GETTINGER
Cowboy Dressage World Level 2 Clinician & Recommended Judge
HIGH POINT AWARDS
We know prizes are just a bonus to the more important benefits of Cowboy Dressage and what we celebrate at our gatherings, but they sure are pretty!
SOFT FEEL CHARM
The Kansas Cowboy Dessage coveted “soft feel” award. Each rider who receives an 8.5 or higher on their soft feel collective score will be awarded the most coveted “soft feel” bridle charm. It’s just a simple little charm that means the world to your horse!
We are a volunteer-run event and welcome exhibitors and non-exhibitors to help the event run smoothly. If you are new to Cowboy Dressage it's a great way to meet people and begin to see what we're all about. Email Rachel, firstname.lastname@example.org, regarding volunteer opportunities.
OTHER IMPORTANT SHOW REMINDERS:
CALLERS. Arrange for a caller! KCDA does not provide callers. If we are told that someone is interested in calling, we will pass that information along to you. Ultimately caller arrangements are your responsibility! $5/test is a standard callers' fee. Callers stand at E and may use KCDA's call sheets.COGGINS REQUIRED. A Coggins result that is dated within a year of the show dates is required.BEDDING. Order bedding on your entry form! The fairgrounds do not allow outside bedding. They will place the pre-ordered shavings in the barn. If you need additional bedding it can be purchased at the time of the show and you will be responsible for carrying it from the bedding cage in Expo I.FOUR RIDE LIMIT. A horse may not be ridden in more than four tests each day, not counting in-hand or leadline. The four ride limit does apply to freestyle entries.BUDDY HORSES. You may have up to two "buddy horses" join you in the competition arena during your test. They can stand anywhere in the arena outside of the court that does not inhibit the judge's view, and may be led or ridden.PAID WARM UP. The only way to get your horse physically on the competition courts before you compete is through a paid warm up. Before and after paid warm up, anyone may ride between the outside of the court and the arena fence.
2019 Midwest Regional Gathering & Show
Please join us for our regional gathering and show upcoming June 21-23rd at Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, Kansas.Entries must be postmarked 10 days prior to show.. Contact Rachel Zenger at email@example.com for late entries.