KCDS and Local Events

See below for details on upcoming KCDS events and other nearby events.

This page is under construction and we are working on getting events added. If you’d like your event added, please email kcdsdressage@gmail.com.

 
 
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KCDS 2019 New Test Symposium with Judge Kristi Wysocki

March 9, 2019

We're excited to announce the first KCDS educational opportunity in 2019 for our members! USEF 'S' Judge Kristi Wysocki will explain the new 2019 USEF Dressage Tests with demo riders. We are very excited about this event and would love to have all our KCDS members come hear about the test changes and learn from one of our Judges. Kristi Wysocki has served on the USEF Test Writing Committee for the past eight years and has intimate knowledge of the 2019 tests and how and why they were modified to benefit the horse and rider. This is a perfect opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the test and what the judge is looking for before show season starts. Look for a Paperless Post email in the next few days to RSVP!

This event be held at Willow Creek Sporthorses in Raymore, MO. Auditing is $10 for KCDS members, $15 for non-members. Auditors will be provided print outs of the 2019 tests and score sheets. Please bring a chair to ensure there is enough seating for everyone.

We have some rider openings for KCDS Members! The format is that each rider will warm up while Kristi reviews the new test and movements with the audience. The rider then rides the test with a reader (so the audience can follow along) while Kristi scores the test and provides commentary during the ride. Then Kristi gives a brief overview for the audience. There is not much individual feedback for the rider. We cannot guarantee stalls for riders, so please be prepared to keep your horse in your trailer. If you’re interested in riding, please email Chrissie Simpson at casimps1215@gmail.com or call/text her at 217-652-3280. Rider spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

 
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KCDS Long Range Planning Meeting

February 23, 2019, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Put your thinking caps on!  Where do you see our club going this year?  The following year? Now is the time for us to meet and throw out ideas for consideration.  Did you wish we had done a particular event in the past?  Do you have ideas for the future?  We welcome everyone to participate in what will probably be a lively discussion!  If you are able to attend, consider bringing a potluck dish to share.  Come and enjoy a warm environment, socialize with your fellow KCDS members, and plan for the future!

 
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Walk a Test at Landers Farm

February 24, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Yet another opportunity to improve our understanding of dressage!  Demonstration rides will show the differences of gaits, stretching the horse, and dressage test movements and modifiers.  Join us for free, please bring a chair. 

 
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David Wightman Clinics

Friday - Sunday
March 15 - 17, April 19 - 21, May 17 - 19: Hosted by Liz Pruyser at Red Fern, 10895 Hillsboro Road, Platte City, MO. 816-812-4323.

March 29 - 31: Hosted by Pine Hill Farm, 8000 NW Mace Rd, Kansas City, MO 64152. Contact Nancy at 816-695-3305.

David Wightman is a Grand Prix rider, teacher and trainer at his Adventure Farm in Murietta, California. He has a busy clinic schedule around the country and has coached many riders nationally and internationally, including taking them to top placings.