Dressage in the Hill Country Classical Dressage & Western Dressage Schooling Show at Dripping Springs Ranch Park – Indoor Arena
Sundays – June 11 and August 12 Entries close: When show is full or 7 p.m. SUNDAY prior to each show date
Show Prize List and Rules
Event Schedule: Sunday Schooling Shows: Dressage classes begin @ 7:00 a.m. Show Manager: Penny Reeves (email@example.com) (512) 296-1059 Show Secretary: MeMe Lake
Entries: Please use the Dressage Entry Form; submit one entry per horse/rider combination. Horse may not be entered in more than 4 classes. Entries are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Faxed or phone entries will not be accepted, but arrangements for timely entry receipt can probably be made with the Show Manager. A minor rider’s parent or legal guardian, not a trainer, must sign for entrants under the age of 18. A complete entry is comprised of a signed entry form, proof of negative Coggins (within the past 12 months including all dates present at event venue), and complete payment. See entry form for fee schedule. There is a $50 fee for checks returned NSF.
Closing Date: The closing date for Dressage classes without penalty is 7 p.m. on the Sunday prior to each show date. Please note that these shows filled before the closing date in 2017. To ensure participation in our shows, please send entries in early!
Late Entries – $50 per test - See Entry Form for fees:
Adding tests to an existing paid entry does not incur a late fee;
Dressage tests will be accepted until 7:30 a.m. on show day with late fee;
Late entries will only be accepted if ride times/space is available.
Stalls: Stalls are available within the covered event center. See entry form for stall fees. Bedding is “BYOB”: “Bring Your Own Bedding.
Arena Size/Type: Dressage tests will be ridden in a 20m x 60m and a 20m x 40m arena within an indoor, lighted arena with sand footing. A covered warm-up arena is also available. Schooling in the main arena will be allowed on the Saturdays prior to the Sunday Dressage Shows. Dressage Schooling will begin as soon as the Dressage arena is set up which will happen at the conclusion of the Jumpers In The Hill Country Schooling Shows (approximately 4:30 PM). At approximately 7:30 PM the main arena will be closed. The main arena will remain closed until the start of the Dressage show. Leadinghorses around the outside perimeter of the Dressage arena will be permitted on Sunday morning and during breaks in the show.
Lunging: Lunging is ONLY permitted in the warm-up arena.
Schedule Posting: Dressage test ride times will be posted online and e-mailed to all riders no later than 12:00 noon on the Friday prior to the show. If you have a conflict, please contact the Show Secretary as soon as possible to resolve. Late entries will be added at Management’s discretion.
Proof of Negative Coggins Required: This is required of all horses on the property regardless of their entry status.
Grounds Fee: Please note that there will be a nominal grounds fee charged for all horses attending this event even if not stabled to defray event costs. 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.
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). · 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!
Cancellations/Scratches: If you must scratch your entry after the closing date, you forfeit all fees unless an equivalent entry type can be filled from a waitlist. In good faith, management has held this time(s) and space(s) for you, possibly to the exclusion of others. Thus, due to the costs incurred to put on a horse show and in fairness to other competitors, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
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.
Dogs: Friendly dogs are welcome, but must be attached to a responsible human by a leash 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.
Smoking: No smoking, please, in any of the event or barn areas.
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 : - ) Thank you for supporting our gourmet (at a great price) food vendor!!
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
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 2, Test 4, are available at: www.westerndressageassociation.org - look under the Education & Tests tab for rules and tests.
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)
- Rosettes and ribbons awarded for 1st through 6th place in all individual level/test/division classes.
- Show High Point and Reserve High Point Rosettes will be given to the 1st and 2nd place exhibitors for the following Junior (18 & Under); Senior (19 & Over Amateur) and Open divisions: - Junior Classical Dressage, Senior Classical Dressage, Open Classical Dressage - Junior Western Dressage, Senior Western Dressage, Open Western Dressage
- Dressage Show SERIES Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place exhibitors for the following Junior (18 & Under) and Senior (19 & Over) divisions: - Junior Classical Dressage, Senior Classical Dressage, Open Classical Dressage - Junior Western Dressage, Senior Western Dressage, Open Classical Dressage
Must show in BOTH shows (same rider/horse) to be eligible for Series Awards. Highest test scores from each show (for rider / horse team) count toward Show Series Awards.
Spring Fling - May 26 and May 27 Our Spring Fling Shows are FULL! Entries now being accepted on a wait list.
Entry Forms and Prize List - Show Rules available for downloading below!
Mark your calendar for our 2018 Holiday Classic in December! - Holiday Classic - Two shows - Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2
Our Summer Dressage in the Hill Country Champions receiving their awards at our Awards Party!
We enjoyed another record-breaking summer of showing with over 13 hours of dressage at both summer shows! Thanks to all our exhibitors for supporting our shows!
Congratulations to these Junior and Senior Riders who competed the Dressage in the Hill Country Summer Series.
Our Series Standings are listed below. Series Awards in each division are based on the highest test score for rider/horse team at each show. Rider/Horse team must have competed in both shows to be eligible for the Series Awards.
Below are the riders who qualified.
Classical Junior Riders Champion:Cassie Argento-Bird / Sparkle Valentine – 66.85 + 68.38 = 135.23 Reserve Champion:Celeste Douglas / James P. Sullivan – 68.41 + 65.68 = 134.09 Top Three Champion: Cassie Argento-Bird / Beatrix OPL – 65.19 + 67.88 = 133.07 Emma Satine / Mystic Spark – 65.25 + 67.19 = 132.44 Ava Meeks / Adhemar – 64.35 + 66.96 = 131.31 Olivia Miller / Hatch Pepper – 65.87 + 64.77 = 130.64 Sarah Bouckley / Garnele – 63.86 + 65.93 = 129.79 Daelynn Jefferson / Colors of the Wind – 65.22 + 63.91 = 129.13 Anika Hawes / Silver Charm – 63.75 + 64 = 127.75 Lily Sethre-Brink / Lulu – 62.17 + 64.75 = 126.92 Morgan Gainer-Kendrick / Ava Grace – 59.69 + 65 = 124.69 Haley Garland / Soda – 62.83 + 58.85 = 121.68 Ganden Larsen / Patagonia – 46.5 + 55 = 101.50
Classical Senior Riders Champion: Cilka Stout / Logan – 59.06 + 61.25 = 120.31 Reserve Champion: Minna Harman / RR Diamond High – 57.73 + 61.11 = 118.84 Top Three Champion: Lauren Truitt / Je’Taime – 47.81 + 59.38 = 107.19 April Moritz / Ronan – 35.31 + 56 = 91.31 Western Junior Riders Champion: Mary Grace Allen / Ruby – 68.26 + 67.50 = 135.76 Reserve Champion: Jewel New / Slidin By The Bay – 64.81 + 66.96 = 131.77 Top Three Champion: Sienna Gonczeruk / Kit Kat - 61 + 63.50 = 124.50