Two Classical Dressage & Western Dressage Schooling Shows at Dripping Springs Ranch Park!
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019
Due to the summer heat, we will end the dressage rides just after the noon hour each day. Please get your entries in soon as this show will fill quickly due to the limited show time. All Classical Training Level & higher tests and all Western Basic & 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 Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Event Schedule DSRP will be open for schooling Friday, July 19 beginning at 3 PM until 6 PM. Dressage classes begin @ 7:00 AM Saturday and Sunday.
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 2 Dressage tests per day for a total of 4 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, July 14 will be subject to a $5 / per request additional fee.
Schedule Posting: Dressage ride times will be posted online and e-mailed to all riders no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, July 18. 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, July 10, you forfeit all fees unless an equivalent entry type can be filled from a waitlist.
Late Entries – $50 per test :
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: 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. $8 / bag with a 2 bag minimum. There are two stall mats in each stall.
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 arena 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, July 19 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 and since it’s the Summer Sizzle – sleeveless shirts are okay! Please NO tank tops! · Western Dressage attire is “show casual” - i.e., long or short sleeve shirts with a collar, cowboy hat or approved helmet and since it’s the Summer Sizzle – sleeveless shirts are okay! Please NO tank tops!
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 and 2nd 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.
Photos and results from our Dressage in the Hill Country June Jam Shows on June 1 and June 2nd. Congratulations to all our Show Champions!
Dressage in the Hill Country June Jam day #1 was a glorious day of dressage with wonderful riders and horses! Show Champions for Saturday, June 1:
Jr. Champion - Grace Humphries / Mr. Pickles - 71.56 Jr. Reserve Champ - Jewel New / Reds Dual Image - 70.53
Sr. Champion - Ylva Williams / Munchkin - 79.65 Sr. Reserve Champ - Rebecca Wallace / I'll Be Your Huckleberry - 74.06
Open Champion - Laura Robinson / I'll Be Your Huckleberry - 69.86 Open Reserve Champ - Janet Rameriz / Splash Of Courage - 66.14
Dressage in the Hill Country June Jam day #2 was another terrific day of dressage with talented riders and horses! Show Champions for Sunday, June 2:
Jr. Champion - Sasha Pittman / DeLorean - 68.28 Jr. Reserve Champ - Grace Humphries / Mr. Pickle - 67.00
Open Champion - Laura Robinson / I'll Be Your Huckleberry - 68.29 Open Reserve Champ - Laurinda Norwood / Harry Potter - 67.12
Dressage in the Hill Country June Jam Series Champs! These outstanding riders / horses competed in at least two tests each day and had the combined top scores for the show. Congrats to these Series Champions:
Senior Division Series Champion - Abigail Teets / Honor - 70.89 Reserve Champ - Rebecca Wallace / I'll Be Your Huckleberry - 70.00 Top 3 - Bekkah Murrell / Famoso - 64.69
Open Division Series Champion - Laura Robinson / Mateo - 64.83 Reserve Champ - Janet Ramirez / Splash of Courage - 63.95
Thanks to all our riders, trainers, families and friends who came out to cheer on their favorite exhibitors. You are the reason we do these shows! Special THANKS to our outstanding judges, Ashley Hammill and Arlene Gaitan! Finally, we cannot begin to express our thanks and appreciation to our show volunteers! You all are our SUPER HEROS!
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