SWVADA Schooling Shows and Clinics
SWVADA 2021 Clinics
SWVADA and VADA are sponsoring a two-day Dressage Clinic with Jerry Schurink on August 28-29. This clinic is open to all riders, with preference to current SWVADA members in good standing. Click here for entry forms and here for more information on Mr. Schurink.
After several years' absence, Educational Sunday returned in 2021, on May 16 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
2021 Volunteers Needed
WE NEED YOU - After a difficult year in 2020 that kept many of us away from the show ring, we hope to be back on schedule in 2021 with appropriate safety measures in place for the safety of all competitors and volunteers.
Volunteers are needed in all capacities. We particularly need someone to serve as volunteer coordinator for 2021, and another person as co-manager of the SWVADA/BREA shows we have scheduled.
To run a smooth and efficient show, we need lots of other volunteers; gate stewards, score sheet runners, scribe, scorers, announcer and lots of hands for set up the day before and take down at the end of the show. It is helpful to have a pickup truck for setup and take down, if someone can commit their time and vehicle.
We 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!
SWVADA also provides lunch for all volunteers.
Please contact SWVADA President Laura Nelson if you are interested in helping as Volunteer Coordinator, Show Manager, or in any other capacity, and thank you in advance for helping out.
2021 SWVADA Clinics and Schooling Shows
January 30, February 27, and March 27 - 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)
May 2 – SWVADA/BREA Schooling Show (Green Hill Park Equestrian Center)
May 16 - SWVADA Educational Sunday (Green Hill Park Equestrian Center)
June 6 - SWVADA/BREA Schooling Show (Green Hill Park Equestrian Center)
June 26-27 - VADA Symposium with George Williams and Bill Warren (Stave Mill Farm, Esmont, Virginia)
August 21 - VADA Chapter Challenge (The Meadows, Doswell, Virginia)
October 10 – SWVADA/BREA Dressage and Combined Test Schooling Show (Green Hill Park Equestrian Center) Click here for Covid-19 Guidelines.
Want to Enter Our Next Event?
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We are working on more great shows and clinics for 2021. You can find links to prize lists and entry forms in banners at the top of this page coming soon.
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 2021!