SWVADA Schooling Shows and Clinics
2022 SWVADA Clinics and Schooling Shows
January 29, February 26, and March 26 - Winter Schooling Show Series at Hill of Dreams Equestrian Center, Wirtz, VA (hillofdreamsequestrian.com) (not SWVADA sponsored but scores may count toward SWVADA year-end awards)
March 20 - Educational Sunday at Alphin Stuart Arena at Virginia Tech included a discussion of new USDF and USEF rules including major changes to dressage attire for the show ring in 2022, rider fitness, caveletti for gymnastics and training, how to earn those extra points on your dressage test, a polocross demonstration, and a used tack sale.
August 13-14 - Biomechanics of Riding Clinic with Jessica Bortner-Harris, Supported by a grant from the Virginia Dressage Association, Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena, Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, VA Entry form
October 16 - BREA/SWVADA Fall Horse Trials, CT and Dressage (Green Hill Park Equestrian Center)
2022 Volunteers Needed
WE NEED YOU - Volunteers make our shows and clinics happen.
Sarah Edwards is SWADA's 2022 volunteer coordinator. This is a great way for an active competitor to get your hours "behind the scenes".
We also need someone to serve as co-manager of the SWVADA/BREA shows we have scheduled.
To run a smooth and efficient show, we need gate stewards, score sheet runners, scribe, scorers, announcer and lots of hands for setup the day before and take down at the end of the show. A pickup truck for setup and take down is helpful, if someone can commit their time and vehicle.
We provide lunch and will schedule around ride times if you are showing.
Job preference will be given to early responders. No experience needed, we provide on the job training, and lunch for all volunteers!
Please contact Sarah Edwards to volunteer, and thank you in advance for helping out.
SWVADA 2021 Clinics
SWVADA and VADA sponsored a two-day Dressage Clinic with Jerry Schurink on August 28-29, 2021. This clinic had a great turnout of both riders and auditors, and a clinic report will be available soon.
After several years' absence, Educational Sunday returned on May 16, 2021, at Green Hill Park. Special thanks to all our presenters, and everyone who worked hard to make this happen. Featured topics included:
Cavaletti for the Dressage Horse and Not-So Dressage Horse demo, with Tracey Smith-Oliver
Creating a Musical Freestyle with Kathryn Abrams
Body Work for Your Horse, with Jennifer Benson
Strengthening Your Core, with Dave Cecchini
Used Tack Sale
We are midway through another great season in 2022. Please contact our board members if you have any thoughts or ideas for future clinics and member events.
Message from our President
SWVADA is off and running with many events to engage our members this year.
We have held 2 competitions at GHPEC, once again combining with BREA, with another scheduled this fall.
Juniors and young riders, SWVADA has been given a generous grant that you will be able to apply for. These funds will be earmarked for training costs and will be awarded to members in good standing. Details will be available on the website in a few weeks.
As always, if you have any suggestions, questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to me, or any board member.
Laura Nelson, president
Want to Enter Our Next Event?
Look no further!
We have a full calendar for 2022. You can find links to current prize lists and entry forms in banners at the top of this page.
Fun for Everyone!
If you are a non-rider just looking to spend time in the community, we would love to have you volunteer!
Come out and join in on the fun in 2022!
Results From Recent Shows:
Thank you to the competitors who came out and supported our SWVADA Schooling Shows! Placings and scores are now available.