Dressage Winnipeg


Show Schedule

Dressage Winnipeg Show Schedule 2017

Dressage Winnipeg Memorial Bronze & Gold Competitions

May 26 – 28th, 2017 - MHC Facility, Bird's Hill Park

Judge: Birgit Valkenborg EC Senior

Steward: Michelle Taplin EC Medium

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Capt. DeKenyeres Memorial Bronze & Gold Competitions

June 23 – 25th, 2017 - MHC Facility, Bird's Hill Park

Judges: Elaine Potter EC Medium (Carded to Senior)

Elaine Banfield EC Medium

Stewards: Ruth Hoeschen EC Basic

Michelle Taplin EC Medium

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(CANCELLED) MidSummer Madness Bronze & Gold Competition (CANCELLED)

August 4 – 6th, 2017 - MHC Facility, Bird's Hill Park

Judge: John MacPherson EC Senior

Stewards: Daryl Freed EC Medium

Michelle Taplin EC Medium

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Autumn Classic and Manitoba Provincial Championships Competition

September 8 – 10th, 2017 - MHC Facility, Bird's Hill Park

Judges: Joan Macartney EC Senior

Heather Joanne White EC Senior

Stewards: Susan Adey EC Senior

Michelle Taplin EC Medium

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CLASSIFICATIONS OF COMPETITONS - DEFINITIONS

BRONZE COMPETITIONS: Bronze competitions are sanctioned by Equestrian Canada.

Riders and horse owners must be members of and have:

a) Dressage Winnipeg Membership (or reciprocal membership)
b) Manitoba Horse Council Membership, for insurance purposes
c) Equestrian Canada Bronze or higher Sport License

Person Responsible must have:

a) Equestrian Canada Bronze or higher Sport License

Your horse:

a) Is NOT required to have a current Equestrian Canada digital horse recording

Show results are NOT submitted to Equestrian Canada or Manitoba Horse Council. You ARE eligible for Dressage Winnipeg Awards.

 

GOLD COMPETITIONS: Gold competitions are sanctioned by Equestrian Canada.

Riders and horse owners  must be members of and have:

a) Dressage Winnipeg Membership (or reciprocal membership)
b) Manitoba Horse Council membership, for insurance purposes
c) Equestrian Canada Gold or higher Sport License
d) Dressage Canada Affiliation (Riders only)

Person Responsible must have:

a) Equestrian Canada Gold or higher Sport License

Your horse must have:

a) A current Equestrian Canada digital horse recording

Show results ARE submitted to Equestrian Canada. You are eligible for Provincial Awards, Dressage Canada National Gold/Silver Awards, Lauren Dilanni Award for Freestyles, as well as for Dressage Winnipeg Awards.

All competition entries are required to follow the EC MEDICATION CONTROL RULES FOR HORSES. Entries in all competitions pay a drug testing fee and may be subject to drug testing on a random basis during competitions.

Sign up for your memberships and get your Bronze or Gold Equestrian Canada Sport license early, don't leave it till just before the May competition!


GENERAL OVERVIEW OF OUR SHOWS


(in the event of a discrepancy between this info and the prize list/rule book, disregard this information!)

There are three classes of competitors: Junior (all riders who have not reached their 18th birthday as of January 1st of the current year), Adult Amateur (per definition on non-professional status) and Open (either junior, amateur or professional).

Stabling is on the competition grounds, and most riders arrive on Friday afternoon to warm up and get familiar with the rings. Competitions usually start early in the morning (8:00-9:00 am) and they are usually over by supper time each day.

There are sometimes Musical Freestyles, which are considered the most entertaining part of the show for the spectators, to see horses and riders dancing together to music.

Ribbons, awards and other prizes are presented to the riders based on their points total. Scoring in dressage is similar to figure skating in a way. 100% being the absolutely perfect ideal and the winner being the one with the highest score, who thus most closely approximated the ideal. Each movement or figure on a test is given a mark out of 10 possible points, with the average being around 5-6 points and going up or down from there depending on quality of the movement and overall performance of horse and rider. The scores posted as a percentage are thus a combination of the scores for each movement with some having more weight than others, and overall impression and technical quality scores factored in.

Spectators are more than welcome and admission is free. Parking is plentiful.

Dressage Winnipeg Competitions are governed by the rules set by Equestrian Canada.

Dressage tests in use at these competitions may be found online at http://www.equestrian.ca

All Competitors must wear approved helmets.

All tests are now held in a 20m x 60m arena. (see diagram - click to open larger version)

 

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A Negative Coggins Test will now be required to enter our Competitions and MUST be supplied PRIOR to the Competition, either by email sue@dressagewinnipeg.com or regular mail 10 Cooks Cove Oakbank Manitoba R0E 1J1

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