GREAT LOCATION AND FACILITY

We are so excited about our NEW LOCATION at the Lancaster Event Center! The facility is truly world class, with two beautiful, climate-controlled competition arenas, dedicated warm up arena and stalling. We outgrew our previous venues and are so excited to have found a new home that can accommodate the show as it gets bigger and bigger, and offer so many amenities for our exhibitors to enjoy.

ALL TESTS OFFERED FOR YOUTH, AMATEUR, AND

OPEN

All partnership and regular court tests will exhibit each day in the Amy Countryman Arena, beginning with partnership on the ground, followed by partnership under saddle, followed by Walk Jog 1 and progress. All challenge court tests will exhibit each day in the Multipurpose Arena, beginning with challenge Walk Jog 1 and progress. The Saturday evening program will exhibit in the Amy Countryman Arena. Cowboy Dressage Mini Clinic & Presentation Along with the mini clinic by Lisa Eggerling we’ll have a presentation from recommended judge Sheryl Strathman on “leaving points on the court” with tips for how to maximize scores by focusing on things riders can focus on, resulting in an automatically higher score. The presentation is open to everyone and registration as a rider in the clinic will be first-come first-served on the entry form.

JUDGE'S MEETINGS

Exhibitors (and guests) meet with the judges each morning as scheduled 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!

SCORE-BASED ROSETTES

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. Also this year on Saturday evening we’ll have a Jackpot Mystery Test! The test will be Walk/Jog and on the regular court. The test will be revealed to riders shortly before the first ride and will pay out to first place, second place and to one entry chosen at random.

HIGH POINT BUCKLES

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! The buckle pictured is a previous year’s design from the same manufacturer. Thank you to Molly’s Custom Silver for the beautiful design, craftsmanship! AWARD RULES & QUALIFICATIONS.

CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP & SPECIAL AWARD

TROPHIES

We will award Cowboy Dressage Bronze trophies to various class and award winners; Click here to view AWARD RULES & QUALIFICATIONS.

SOFT FEEL CHARM

The Kansas Cowboy Dessage coveted “soft feel” award. Each rider who receives an 8.0 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! 

PHOTOGRAPHY

My name is Chelsea Harders and I am the owner and photographer of Sublime Silver Exposures. I was born and raised in southeast Nebraska and currently reside in Dorchester, NE. I have been involved in the equine industry for 13 years showing American Quarter Horses in reining, ranch riding, and many other events. My love for photography started 12 years ago in 4-H. This year I decided to take my love for equine photography and turn it into a business. My main areas of focus are equine events, stallions, marketing photos, as well as portraits of owners with their beloved equine partner. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be the offical photographer at this exciting event this year! To see my work, please check out Sublime Silver Exposures on Facebook!

VOLUNTEERS

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, rsherck@gmail.com, regarding volunteer opportunities.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS

Staybridge Suites Lincoln Northeast will have a block of rooms to accomodate Cowboy Dressage participants and spectators. Call  (402) 484-6000 and mention the Cowboy Dressage block by Aug 4th to reserve your room at the special rate! CLICK HERE to view the rooms and rates offered.

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 or buy shavings on site! The Lancaster Event Center does not allow outside bedding. NOTE FROM THE LANCASTER EVENT CENTER: “NO OUTSIDE SHAVINGS POLICY AS WE COMPOST AND WE’RE A NON- PROFIT, UNSUBSIDIZED FAIGROUNDS! COST IS $8.39/BAG (PLUS SALES TAX) AND INCLUDES DELIVERY OF SHAVINGS TO YOUR STALL WHICH IS DISINFECTED BETWEEN EACH EVENT WITH NIXALL. ANY BEDDING MATERIAL OTHER THAN LEC SHAVINGS WILL BE FINED $50/STALL—RUBBER MATS (YOURS OR FROM LEC ARE OK). LEC STAFF WILL BE REPORTING VIOLATIONS DAILY TO SHOW OFFICE AS PART OF STALL COUNTS.” 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 Finals Gathering & Show

September 06-08

th

, 2019

Please join us for our final regional gathering and show upcoming September 6-8th at Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln Nebraska. Entries must be postmarked 10 days prior to show. Contact Rachel Zenger at rsherck@gmail.com for late entries.
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