Two Classical Dressage & Western Dressage Schooling Shows at Dripping Springs Ranch Park!
Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, 2020 Judge 7/18: Brenda McCall (L) Judge 7/19: Amy Davis (L)
Due to the summer heat, we will end the dressage rides in the early afternoon each day. Please get your entries in soon as this show will fill quickly due to the limited show time. All Classical Training Level and higher tests and all Western Basic and higher tests will be ridden in the large 20 X 60 arena. Classical and Western Intro Tests will be ridden in the 20 X 40 arena.
Entries close: When shows are full or 7 PM Friday, July 10, 2020.
Event Schedule DSRP will be open for schooling Friday, July 17 beginning at 2 PM until 5 PM. Dressage classes begin @ 7:00 AM Saturday and Sunday.
Entries: Please use the Dressage Entry Form; submit one entry per horse / rider combination. Horse/rider may not be entered in more than 3 Dressage tests per day for a total of 6 Dressage tests for the weekend. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.* Phone / text entries will NOT be accepted. A minor rider’s parent or legal guardian, not a trainer, must sign for entrants under the age of 18. See entry form for fee schedule. There is a $50 fee for checks returned NSF.
Horse/rider is not officially entered until complete Entry Form, coggins form, and payment are received. * Please note that in order for your Entry to be complete and entered in our shows, we must have: 1. Complete Entry Form filled out and signed with all required information 2. Current coggins form 3. Payment - check payable to DSRP Please mail entries to Show Manager, Penny Reeves (address on Entry Form).
Scheduling Requests: If you have scheduling needs (riding multiple horses, calling tests for other entries, etc.) please include that information with your entries! Scheduling requests received AFTER Friday, July 10 will be subject to a $5 / per request additional fee.
Closing Date: The closing date for Dressage without penalty is 7 PM on Friday, July 10, 2020. Please note that these shows filled before the closing date in 2019. To ensure participation in our shows, please send entries in early!
Schedule Posting: Dressage ride times will be posted online and e-mailed to all riders no later than Noon on Thursday, July 16. If you have a conflict, please contact the Show Manager as soon as possible to resolve. If you have scheduling needs (riding multiple horses, calling tests for other entries, etc.) please include that information with your entries. We will do our best to accommodate scheduling requests. See Scheduling Requests above for additional information.
Cancellations/Scratches: If you must scratch your entry after 7 PM on Friday, July 10, you forfeit all fees unless an equivalent entry type can be filled from a waitlist.
Late Entries – $50 per test - See Entry Form for fees:
Adding tests to an existing paid entry does not incur a late fee;
Late entries will only be accepted if ride times/space is available.
Stalls & Shavings: Stalls are available within the covered event center. Two-day stall fees include Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. Three-day stall fees include Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Stalls will be available beginning at Noon on Friday, July 17. Shavings MUST be purchased from DSRP at a 2-bag minimum per stall.
* Due to Covid-19 there will be restrictions on stalling in order to maintain ‘social distancing’ in the stalling area. We will be putting at least one open stall between all horses. We are also requesting that exhibitors not congregate in the stall aisles and maintain distance from other exhibitors while at the show. Entry to the stalling area will be restricted to exhibitors, one parent of youth exhibitors, and trainers. Wrist bands designating stalling area admission will be available for exhibitor and trainer pickup in the show office on Friday afternoon from 3 to 5 PM and during the show on Saturday and Sunday. No bleachers will be available on the viewing deck. All exhibitors, trainers, family members and/or friends coming to watch the show must bring their own chairs.
Grounds Fee: Please note that there will be a nominal grounds fee charged for all horses attending this event even if not stabled. ALL horses on the property must check-in with the show office, show proof of negative Coggins, and receive a number for identification that must be worn at all times (e.g., on stall, halter, bridle, saddle, etc.) while on the grounds.
Arena Size/Type: Dressage tests will be ridden in a 20m x 60m or a 20m X 40m within an indoor, lighted arena with sandy loam footing. A covered warm-up arena is also available. Schooling in the arena will be allowed on Friday, July 17 from 2 to 5 PM. At 5 PM the arena will be closed for preparation. The arena will remain closed until the start of the Dressage show. Leading or ridinghorses around the outside perimeter of the Dressage arena will be permitted on Saturday and Sunday mornings prior to the show start, as well as during scheduled breaks.
Lunging: Lunging is ONLY permitted in a designated corner of the warm-up arena.
Proof of Negative Coggins Required: This is required of all horses on the property regardless of their entry status.
Hook-ups: RV hook-ups are available at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. See entry form for fee.
Check-in: Check-in at the Show Office is REQUIRED of ALL horses upon arrival on the property to secure a show number for your horse(s) and to verify all information pertinent to you and you and your horse’s entry. You must check-in before your first ride.
Smoking: No smoking, please, in any of the event or barn areas.
Veterinarian & Farrier: The Veterinarian and Farrier will be “on call” and names / numbers will be posted at the show office.
Sharps Disposal: $100 fee charged for improper disposal of needles or other sharp disposable instruments. Sharps disposals are available in the stalling area.
Attire & Tack: USEF rules apply. Specifically, in English tack, all riders must wear appropriate safety gear to include, at a minimum, shoes with a heel and a properly fitting and secured (with a chin strap) helmet - ASTM/SEI standards. · Classical Dressage attire is “show casual” (i.e., shirts with a collar and sleeves – short or long). This is a schooling show and jackets are optional. · Western Dressage attire is “show casual” (i.e., long or short sleeve shirts with a collar, cowboy hat or approved helmet). This is a schooling show and “accessories” normally required (e.g., chaps, tie, and vest/coat, etc.) are optional.
Inclement Weather/Cancellation of Activities/Refunds: Due to limited scheduling options at the Park, there is no rain date set for this event. This event will be held in a spacious indoor facility. However, if cancellation of the show occurs prior to the start date/time due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, refunds will be given at the rate of 50% of class fees paid only to cover costs incurred in advance to put on the show (e.g., show advertising, supplies, rosettes, decorations, etc.). Once begun, however, the show will go on unless the weather becomes life-threatening; no refunds will be made after the show starts. Refunds for stalls or paddocks will not be given once a horse has been present in that space. If in doubt, call (512) 296-1059 before you haul!
Dogs: Friendly dogs are welcome, but must be attached to a responsible human by a leash at all times or be in a kennel. Dogs near arenas must not be disruptive. If so, the dog and attached human will be asked to leave the area.
Show Organizer/Manager's Rights: The Show Organizer/Manager retains the right to cancel any activity or refuse any entry. The Organizer has the right to prohibit, stop, or regulate any action during the course of the activity or occurring on the site of the activity that the Organizer deems improper, unsafe, inhumane, or contrary to the best interests of horse sports, and that might violate the USEF’s and its affiliates’ principles. Judges’ and management’s decisions are final.
Concessions: We have a WONDERFUL food vendor (Maurice Hamel with Space Cowboy Catering) who will provide delicious options for breakfast, lunch and snacking at the show. Some folks will come to the show just for the food : - )
Dressage: All components of this horse show can be entered “a la carte”; there is absolutely no requirement to enter any classes in combination. This show is intended to accommodate your training/showing needs. Individual class options are:
Classical Dressage: Entries will be divided into level/test/division as follows:
USDF Intro A through Intro C for Junior, Senior (Amateur), and Open divisions
USEF Training Level, Test 1 through 2nd Level Test 3 for Junior, Senior (Amateur), and Open divisions
Higher level USEF tests are welcome to be ridden (and awarded ribbons) Hors Concours (HC).
Eventing – USEA Tests may be ridden (and awarded ribbons) Hors Concours HC)
Western Dressage: Entries will be divided into level/test/division as follows:
USEF Western Dressage rules & all tests for Intro Level Test 1, through Level 3, Test 4, are available at: www.westerndressageassociation.org
Divisions will be for Junior, Senior (Amateur), and Open at each level and test
Higher level Western Dressage tests are welcome to be ridden Hors Concours (HC)
Show Awards: Rosettes and ribbons awarded for 1st through 6th place in all individual level/test/divisions.
Show Champion and Reserve Champion Awards: Rosettes will be awarded on Saturday and Sunday to the 1st and 2nd place exhibitors for the following divisions: - Junior Dressage. - Senior Dressage. - Open Dressage Daily show awards will be based on the highest test score received in the Saturday show and the highest test score received in the Sunday show.
Dressage Show Weekend Series Awards*: Rosettes and prizes will be awarded on Sunday at the conclusion of the two-day show and will be given to the 1st and 2nd place exhibitors for the following Divisions: - Junior Dressage. - Senior Dressage. - Open Dressage Series awards will be based on an average of the highest test scores received by the exhibitor/horse team in the Saturday show and the Sunday show. *Must ride a minimum of two dressage tests on Saturday and Sunday to be eligible for Series Awards.