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.
* 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). Entries accepted on a first come-first serve basis until show is filled. Horse/rider is not officially entered until complete Entry Form, coggins form, and payment are received. Scheduling Requests: 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. Scheduling requests received AFTER Wednesday, November 27 will be subject to a $5 / per request additional fee.
Closing Date: The closing date for Dressage without penalty is 7 PM on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. 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 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 5th. 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 Wednesday, November 27, 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;
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. Two-day stall fees include Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. Three-day stall fees include Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Stalls will be available on a first come basis beginning at Noon on Friday, April 12. SHAVINGS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM DSRP – please note on Entry Form # of bags.
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 main arena will be allowed on Friday, December 6 from 2 to 6 PM. At 6 PM the arena will be closed for preparation. The main 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. ONLY horses entered in show may use arenas during schooling times.
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.
Motorized Vehicle Statement: Minors who do not have a valid driver’s license which allows them to operate a motorized vehicle in the state in which they reside will not be permitted to operate a motorized vehicle of any kind, including, but not limited to, golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, or farm utility vehicles, on the competition grounds of licensed competitions. Minors who have a valid temporary license may operate the above described motorize vehicles as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid driver’s license. The parent(s), legal guardian(s), or individual who signs the entry blank as a parent or guardian of a minor operating a motorized vehicle in violation of this rule are solely responsible for any damages, claims, losses or actions resulting from that operation. Violations of this rule will be cause for sanctions against the parent(s), guardian(s) and/or trainer(s) who are responsible for the child committing the offense. Penalties may include exclusion of the child, parent(s), guardian(s), and/or trainer(s) from the competition grounds for the remainder of the competition and charges being filed against any of the above individuals in accordance with Chapter 6 in the USEF Rulebook. Wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices for individuals with disabilities are exempt from this rule.
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!! 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
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 - 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)
Awards: Rosettes and ribbons awarded for 1st through 6th place in all individual level/test/divisions.
- Show Champion and Reserve Champion Rosettes will be awarded on Saturday and Sunday 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 - Junior Western Dressage, Senior Western Dressage - Open Classical Dressage, Open Western 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 Series Awards* 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 (18 & Under); Senior (19 & Over Amateur); Open - Junior Classical Dressage, Senior Classical Dressage - Junior Western Dressage, Senior Western Dressage - Open Classical Dressage, Open Western 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.
Dressage in the Hill Country Summer Sizzle Show Day #1 was a resounding success! Congratulations to our Show Champions from July 20 under judge Jennifer Jarvis:
Senior Champion - Kate Mesches / Century's Gold Sunday - 70.5% Senior Reserve Champ - Shari Wilcox / West of the Pecos - 69 %
Open Champion - Emily Brackenridge / A Star In Dancing - 63.1% Open Reserve Champ - Becca Speer / Somerskind - 60.1%
Big congratulations to our two-day Show Series Champions: Junior Champion - Jewel New / Zan Reminic - 73.15% Junior Reserve Champ - Grace Humphries / Mr. Pickle - 66.85%
Senior Champion - Kate Mesches / Century's Gold Sunday - 71.4% Senior Reserve Champ - Shari Wilcox / West of the Pecos - 69.15 %
Open Champion - Emily Brackenridge / A Star In Dancing - 65.7% Open Reserve Champ - Becca Speer / Sommerskind - 60%
Special THANKS to our wonderful show volunteers – Stacy, Jini, Melissa, Gracie, Jewel, Stacey & Shari! Your help in the show office, setting up and taking down the arena ... twice ..., scribing along with everything else you do to help make these shows run smoothly. And to the BEST show secretary ever - MeMe Lake! Such a joy to work with all these horse and dressage loving humans : - )