Congratulations to our Dressage in the Hill Country Spring Fling Show Series Champions! Junior Division: Champion - Maya Bisett / Galileo (Western) - 66.13 Reserve Champ - Sasha Pittman / DeLorean (Classical) - 65.73 3rd Place Champ - Jewel New / Reds Dual Image (Western) - 63.70 Senior Division: Champion - Rebecca Wallace / I'll Be Your Huckleberry (Classical) - 65.62 Reserve Champ - Kate Mesches / Century's Gold Sunday (Western) - 63.13 3rd Place Champ - Abigail Teets / Keebler (Western) - 62.22 Open Division: Champion - Laura Robinson / I'll Be Your Huckleberry (Classical) - 65.49 Thanks to EVERYONE for supporting our shows! We love providing this showing opportunity for all of you. Thanks to our judges Amy Davis and Brenda McCall for their hours at C : -) Over 130 rides in two days, plus a storm - whew! BIG thank you to ALL my volunteers and worked tirelessly over the 3 days. You all did everything from show office work, scribing, setting up and taking down arena to everything else! I couldn't run these shows without you!
Looking forward to seeing many of you back in June for our two-day June Jam Dressage Shows!
The Prize List/Rules and Entry Form for our TWO 'June Jam' Dressage in the Hill Country Shows on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 are available for downloading below.
Entries are now being accepted!! Riders are encouraged to enter early as these shows typically fill before the deadline.
Dressage in the Hill Country June Jam Two Classical Dressage & Western Dressage Schooling Shows at Dripping Springs Ranch Park!
Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2019 Entries close: When shows are full or 7 PM Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Event Schedule DSRP will be open for schooling Friday, May 31 beginning at 3 PM until 6 PM. Dressage classes begin @ 8:00 AM Saturday and Sunday.
Show Manager: Penny Reeves - email@example.com - (512) 296-1059 Show Secretary: MeMe Lake
Show Information & Rules 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 Sunday, May 26 will be subject to a $5 / per request additional fee.
Closing Date: The closing date for Dressage without penalty is 7 PM on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Please note that these shows filled before the closing date in 2018. 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, May 30. 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, May 22, 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. Bedding is “BYOB”: “Bring Your Own Bedding”
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, April 12 from 3 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.
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.
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.
Hook-ups: RV hook-ups are available at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. See entry form for fee.
Smoking: No smoking, please, in any of the event or barn areas.
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
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 - Senior - Open 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, 2nd & 3rd place exhibitors for the following Divisions: - Junior (18 & Under) - Senior (19 & Over Amateur)
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.
Mark your calendars for our 2019 Show Season!
Dressage in the Hill Country - 4 weekends / 8 shows! - Spring Fling – Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 - June Jam – Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 - Summer Sizzle – Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 -Holiday Classic – Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8