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Trotting on the Trail of Misty and Marguerite Henry:
Rediscovering a Local Legend

June 12, 2024 | 7 p.m. CST

Susan will be at the June Show for a Book Signing 
Find out about the book through this zoom!

Inspired by a re-reading of Misty of Chincoteague as an adult, Susan Friedland found herself captivated once again by the pinto pony, Misty. This renewed fascination led her on a quest to uncover the life story of the book’s author, Marguerite Henry. The culmination of Susan’s two year research journey is Marguerite, Misty and Me, a blend of Marguerite Henry’s biography and Susan’s own travel memoir.

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IDCTA Education Recognition Program

Dates for submission events attended: 11/1/23 (retrioactive) to 10/31/24 

The mission of the IDCTA Education Series is to foster a community of equestrians

who are as eager to learn and develop their skills, as they are to compete.

This program intends to reward riders and unmounted horsemen alike, for their dedication to continuing education, by awarding points

to the various educational sessions (mounted and unmounted) offered throughout the calendar year.

The submissions can be from any horse related educational activities.

Examples could be educational activities at Pony Club Rallies, certification programs and horse behavioral sessions.

These activities will be tracked as you complete and at the end of the year, the points will be added up and certificates and ribbons will be awarded at the banquet for anyone who has submitted entries and meet the threshold outlined in the flyer.

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The Illinois Dressage and Combined Training Association at
Silverwood Farm • Camp Lake, WI
IDCTA Summer Kickoff Dressage Show (#320371)
Friday, June 21, 2024, and Saturday, June 22, 2024
IDCTA Summer Dressage (#316157)
Sunday, June 23, 2024
USEF-licensed / USDF-recognized Level #3 Dressage Competitions
2024 FEI North American Youth Championships, 2024 USEF Children Dressage National
Championship, 2024 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship, 2024 Adequan®/USEF
Junior Dressage National Championship, 2024 Horseware Ireland/USEF Young Rider Dressage
National Championship, 2024 Adequan®/USEF Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship, 2024
Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships, 2024 Neue
Schule/USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship, 2024 Neue Schule/USEF Grand
Prix Dressage National Championship, 2024 Adequan®/USEF Para Dressage National
Championship, 2024 FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Dressage (Five-, Six-,
and Seven-Year Olds), and the 2024 Great American/USDF Regional Championship. 

Show Schedule 



IDCTA Schooling Show Series Q&A Zoom Session 

March 20, 2024 | 7 PM CST

Topics discussed will include entering shows, entering year end awards,
qualifying for championships, and general guidelines for showing.

Zoom Recording of the Session 

Questions and Answers from Session 

Virtual Ride-a-Test with Margaret Freeman
April 8 until May 30, 2024
IDCTA is striving to provide educational opportunities for as many riders as possible at an affordable cost. In

order to provide maximum exposure, we are offering a Virtual Ride-a-Test program using videos and Zoom technology. It

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Virtual Show Series 2024

We have completed our Virtual Show Season and hope to see you back next year.

The results are posted below. 

January Show #1

February Show #2

March Show #3

April Show #4 and Championship


Navigating Equestrian Pursuits in College
Presented by Kelly Theisen
May 15, 2024 | 7 p.m. CST

If you are considering pursuing Equine Studies in college or you are the parent of a student, this is the seminar for you.
How do you choose the right program when considering Equine Studies or when combining riding with equine
activities with your studies at college?
What to consider.
· Opportunities to ride and/or compete in college
· Major in Equestrian Studies
Kelly will discuss the many things that influence your decision and answer your questions.

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“Riding Dressage and Showing Can be Fun!”

A Livestream Series

with Nena Denman, “r,” R / WD


First Session “Plan and Prepare”   January 24, 2024

Second Session  “Practice” February 7, 2024

Third Session “Perform and Party On!” March 13, 2024