Welcome back to our Western Dressage of New Mexico website!
2019 DATES IN NEW MEXICO FOR WESTERN DRESSAGE RIDES
July 5th – HIPICO, Santa Fe – AHANM – www.nmarabs.org
July 6th – HIPICO, Santa Fe – AHANM – www.nmarabs.org
July 7th – Cherry Tree Farm, ABQ – NMDA – www.nmdressage.net
August 17th/18th – X Games – Galisteo – www.goosedownsfarm.com
Sept 8th – Vista Sandia, ABQ – NMDA – www.nmdressage.net
Sept 28th/29th – X Games – Galisteo – www.goosedownsfarm.com
Oct 12th – Expo NM, ABQ – AHANM – www.nmarabs.org
Oct 26th/27th – X Games – Galisteo – www.goosedownsfarm.com
Oct. 26th – Cherry Tree Farm, ABQ – NMDA – www.nmdressage.net
“It’s official … Lil Salty Lark and Christina Savitsky won the Open Buckle with Sandy Benson and Lynx’s Colonel Reserve. The Amateur buckle winner is Nance McManus and Jolie with Ellen Schmickle and Gentleman Smoker Reserve. There were lots of mid even high 70’s scores for these teams and excellent, positive judges’ comments. We thank Ellen for driving from Arizona to participate and to Christina for leaving the ranch in Watrous. These ladies all did themselves proud and the scores for beautiful rides are an inspiration. Just a note…the Open buckle was won with 9 excellent Basic test rides and the AM buckle was a match of the masters each riding 9 tests at Intro Level to very high scores. We learned a lot about how to offer special awards and will be looking for opportunities to add some xtra rewards next year. Thanks to all who participated.
Don’t forget there is still a YOUTH award for 2019 waiting to be awarded. If there are any 18 and unders interested there are still at least 5 shows left in 2019 ….tests from any shows in NM in 2019 can be submitted.
Ok…to our Reserve champions for the Santa Fe Series, I have 2020 memberships with New Mexico Dressage Association for each of you. Congratulations Sandra Benson and Ellen Schmickle. Hope to see you at 2020 NMDA shows”
MANY THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF THE AWARDS!! Thanks for bringing more awareness of Western Dressage in New Mexico! Well done to all!!
BUCKLES TO WIN RIDING THE SANTA FE SERIES
A BUCKLE FOR OPEN AND ONE FOR AMATEUR HI-POINT
There is no fee to compete for the buckles!
One horse/One rider combination:
You must ride at least one test in each of the three shows in Santa Fe.
June 2nd, NMDA, Trinity Ranch
July 5th and 6th , NM Arabs, HIPICO
You may submit up to 3 tests per show (this would be a total of 9 per horse and rider combination). The tests must be the same Level per show.
Please submit only the bottom of the back side of the test with the rider/judge/percentage score information. Tests copies MUST be in the office of Julie Wilson by the 1st of August. (Scans can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The percentage score will be converted to points using the WDAA conversion table to tabulate points.
Winners will be announced on Facebook by the 15th of August.
Rules of the hosting horse clubs prevail.
More information: Nance McManus email@example.com
TWO BIG PIECES OF NEWS: New Mexico now has 6 WDAA recognized shows with one of them being double pointed. Also there is going to be a high points buckle (one for Open and one for Amateur) for the three shows making up the Santa Fe Series. More information to come for the buckles.
Click the hyperlink below for the PDF that will hopefully make life easier to garner WDAA points here in New Mexico!
The WDAA has announced that its 2019 World Show will be adding another day so that all tests in each level will be offered. There will still be a whole day of rail classes for equitation and suitability. They also announced that the World Show will be held at the Lazy E in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Where else could we get all four rings under cover?
To find Western Dressage shows go to the calendar at MayTheHorseBeWithYou.com to find information on the shows in both New Mexico and Colorado!
The WDAA’s new rules went into effect on the 1st of December if you are interested in reading what’s new: https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/NpmAWxkXY6M/wd-western-dressage
Harmony plays a major part in riding western dressage and it is now acknowledged in the rules.
WDAA Western Dressage tests can be found online. Here is the link to the tests:
Also, if you want to buy the test books here is the link for that:
For those of you that are interested in showing horses in and around New Mexico check out www.MayTheHorseBeWithYou.com and the calendar there.
ENJOY THE JOURNEY!!!