Monthly Archives: January 2016

Scholarships from NAWD

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Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 4:57 PM
Subject: AHP NEWSGROUP: 3 Scholarships Available from North American Western Dressage
3 Scholarships Available from North American Western Dressage
Great education shouldn’t be reserved for the wealthy, and North American Western Dressage (NAWD) wholeheartedly believes anyone with a desire to learn should be given the opportunity to do so. It’s with that vision that NAWD is pleased to announce three exciting new scholarship program in 2016.
NAWD Judges Exam Scholarship
$250 applicable to NAWD judge’s exam fee
Sponsored by NAWD Pro Coeli Netsky
Deadline: January 31
Applicant must be a NAWD member in good standing and at least 18 years old; the winner will be announced February 16. Please complete the application and submit a short essay that explains how competition is linked to education, and how the dressage judge facilitates learning.
The NAWD Thousand
Two $1,000 scholarships for continuing education at the 2016 NAWD Western Dressage Symposium
Sponsored by NAWD
Deadline: February 15
NAWD will be sending two members to the 2016 NAWD Western Dressage Symposium in Wakefield, Virginia, May 6–9. To qualify, applicant must be a NAWD member in good standing with a household income less than $36,000. Winners will be announced Feb. 29. To apply, please complete the application and submit a short essay explaining how Western dressage improves your horse’s performance for other disciplines.
NAWD Youth Scholarship
$100 scholarships (3 awarded)
Sponsored by NAWD Pros Cassie Sprenger, Patrick King and Coeli Netsky
Deadline: May 1
Three Youth educational scholarships are available to NAWD Youth members in good standing. To apply, fill out the application online.
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About North American Western Dressage
North American Western Dressage (NAWD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating horse enthusiasts about the universal benefits of Western dressage and providing fun, affordable ways to participate in this popular new sport. NAWD offers a variety of programs—Six Feet on the Ground groundwork tests, traditional Western Dressage, Western Dressage Trail and Ranch Horse Western Dressage, and Pre-Intro Western Dressage for even the youngest exhibitors—as well as virtual coaching and showing opportunities, achievement awards and more. Learn more about NAWD at nawdhorse.org and at facebook.com/WesternDressageNAWD.

Cowboy Dressage Announces World Gathering 2016

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST <ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com>
To: AHP-LIST@mailman.bloodhorse.com
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 11:58 AM
Subject: AHP NEWSGROUP: Cowboy Dressage World, Cowboy Dressage and Eitan Beth-Halachmy Announce New Cowboy Dressage World Gathering and Finals Dates for 2016
Cowboy Dressage World, Cowboy Dressage and Eitan Beth-Halachmy Announce New Cowboy Dressage World Gathering and Finals Dates for 2016
Famed horseman and visionary of Cowboy Dressage, Eitan Beth-Halachmy announces that Cowboy Dressage World has moved its 2016 Gathering and Finals Horse Show dates to Sept 8-11. Eitan feels this is a good move that will allow for better travel conditions, longer day light and warmer weather. It also allows for the continued growth of this event.
In 2015, this Gathering and Finals was truly an international event. Riders and guests joined Cowboy Dressage World from Australia, Germany, Canada, Poland and Hungary.  There were a record setting 980 rides over 4 days and 4 arena.
In 2015, Cowboy Dressage World introduced the Top Hand Division. Each rider is required to ride a preliminary test that is known to them ahead of time. The top 5 must then ride an unknown test and then switch horses and ride the same test. Both the preliminary and Top 5 are judged by 3 judges.  In 2016 the Amateur Rider will have their own Top Hand Competition, but will not be required to switch horses. Same tests for both open and amateur will apply.
The 2016 Gathering and Finals will open with a day of education and clinics and then on to the competitions. This annual event will continue to be held at Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murieta, CA.
For more information on Eitan and his Cowboy Dressage visit: www.cowboydressage.com/competition.html  andwww.cowboydressageworld.com