Saturday, June 20, IDCTA Summer Kickoff Dressage Show  Results

Saturday_June 20 scores


Sunday, June 21, IDCTA Summer Dressage Show Results

Sunday_June 21 scores

2020 Covid-19 Liability Release for Horse Shows 

COVID-19 Liability Release for IDCTA (1)



Message From Eric Dierks

As IDCTA Vice President of Eventing I’m looking to build a board of committee members to Promote Education, Build Equine Sport Camaraderie and Enhance Year-End Awards. Please contact me directly via email (Eric@EricDierks.com) or phone (703)297-2329, if you are a member and are interested in participating. If you are not a member of the Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association, this is a great opportunity to be a member of an organization that has many perks to not only enhance the development path for training and competition, but year-end awards and recognition. Check out how to be a member on their web site IDCTA.org. Thank you, Eric G. Dierks.

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Recently, the IDCTA Board voted to raise the fee in lieu of

Volunteer Hours for year end awards  from $50 to $200 per rider. 

With the Covid-19 Pandemic, this action will be delayed until 2021.   

The fee will remain at $50 for 2020.



Dressage & Combined Training Schooling Show at Hannaberry Farm –  September 13, 2020


                                  Fox River Valley Pony Club Show originally rescheduled for September 12th and 13th has been canceled 

Team Hall – Dressage, Western Dressage and Combined Training – July 19, 2020

Fox River Valley Pony Club – Dressage, Combined and Mini-Event – May 16, 2020

Silverwood Farms Schooling Show – Dressage – May 23, 2020

Team Hall – Dressage, Western Dressage and Combined Training – May 31, 2020

Fox Valley Saddle Association – Combined Training – April 26. 2020

Marquis Equestrian – Dressage Schooling – June 14, 2020


From Last year’s Show

The photographer, Wendy Aull has many great pictures to share on her website so take a look at this link.

Her email is  wendie@aullmyn.com.

Her website where you can see the pictures is www.aullmynphotography.com/SWF619 .

The pictures are really good. 


Any USEF member who wants the dressage freestyle qualifier changed BACK to 60% from the 63% currently in effect (via an extraordinary rule change made last fall without member input), now is your chance to comment. There is a new rule change proposed to bring the qualifying score back to 60%:

1. log in to USEF.org

2. hover over the COMPETE link in the top navigation, select the Rules & Regulation link in the pop out menu that appears.

3. Scroll down to the Rulebook image – click on learn more. It’s the first image link on the left.

4. Scroll all the way down to Additional Resources and click on Rule Changes/Learn more. Again, first block on the left.

5. Under “Currently Active Proposed Rule Changes by Category”, select “DR-Dressage” and hit the search button.

6. Select the rule change entitled “022-19 DR 129.9 musical freestyle ride” You can view the change and then click comment

7. Write a comment about why you think the extraordinary rule change should be rescinded

Or login to USEF and then try this link:

News from USDF Convention: 

1) There has been a new rule concerning the Musical Freestyle (USEF rule DR129.9).

As of December 1st a rider must have a score at the highest test of the level of 63% in order to compete in a musical Freestyle class at that level.  This applies to all levels Training through Grand Prix.  It was submitted through the USDF Executive Board and passed as an extraordinary rule change by the USEF rules committee. The usual process for rule changes is for the Board of Governors to have input on rule changes.  This did not happen. There has been much discussion at the comvention.

The Board of Governors at the convention passed a motion for the Executive Board of USDF to request that USEF rescind the rule, based on a break in the established process for instituting new rules.

There is no established process for rescinding rules that have come from USEF and therefore no established timeline for resolving the issue. It is USEF who owns the rule and there is no guarantee that they will accept the request to rescind the rule. The rule is in effect as of today. USDF will keep the delegates informed as the process proceeds.

Remember that until the rule has been rescinded, a 63% is required at the highest test of the level to ride a freestyle at that level.  The time required to get USEF to consider the request is unknown and there is no guarantee that the rule will be overturned.

2) REMINDER – To compete in USEF/USDF licensed competitions in 2019 and beyond, you must complete training provided by the US Center for Safe Sport. It is free and when you renew, you will have access to a portal on USEF site to complete the training.  There is a 30-day grace period for those members who are renewing after December 1. This requirement is Federally mandated.


Enjoy scenes from the 2017 IDCTA Summer Dressage Shows, courtesy of  KYB Dressage:

Please click HERE for results.

The Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the understanding of dressage and eventing theories and skills through clinics and educational events. We also strive to assist our members in achieving their equestrian goals, and to maximize their riding enjoyment.