to Oct 14

Eddo Hoekstra Clinic

CONGRATULATIONS to Nancy Humphrey Case for being CVDA's 2018 Grant Recipient to host a clinic with Eddo Hoekstra on October 13th & 14th at Simeon Senter Farm in Thetford, VT.

Many CVDA members had the opportunity to ride with or audit the Eddo Hoekstra clinic at Morton Farm where his supportive and kind approach to horses and riders resulted in a wonderful and enjoyable  learning opportunity. Nancy in her effort to bring Eddo back to Vermont applied and received the CVDA Grant to financially support this educational event.  Allowing  a much reduced cost to ride and CVDA members to audit for free.  Sessions will be 50-60 minutes. The entry form for the clinic is attached.  Thank you, Nancy for organizing and running this educational event!

Directions to Simeon Senter Farm:  Exit 14 off of I-91; go up hill on Rt. 113 one mile to Thetford Hill village; left onto Academy Road; go 1.25 miles then left onto Old Strong Rd.; driveway to arena is on left at dead end.  Sorry, but no dogs allowed on property.  Auditing is free for CVDA members; $20 for non-members.



Born in the Netherlands, and currently residing in Canada, Eddo has studied with top trainers in several countries, including Jan Kluijtmans of Holland, Rick Klaasen of Germany, and Robert Dover, Anne Rawle, and George Williams of the U.S.  He is a protégé of Walter Zettl and has competed nationally through Grand Prix and internationally at the FEI levels.    

Eddo has coached FEI riders as well as Training through Fourth Level amateurs and is happy to work with anyone who cares about his or her horse and sincerely wants to learn. His kindness, warmth, and gentle humor combined with his ability to discern just what will make the biggest difference for each pair, have won him many followers in Canada and the US.  His aim is to make dressage fun for both horse and rider, and his motto is,  “Remain curious about things you thought you already knew.” For more information on Eddo: http://www.hoekstradressage.com

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8:00 AM08:00

Fall Development Day

Entries open August 3. Closing date is August 24

Secretary: Jamin Gelder 1253 West St. Proctor, VT 05765 802-779-1858 email jaminp84@yahoo.com

Manager: Penny Williams 802-376-9078 zisley@tds.net

Ride through and practice your test and have the judge work with you on improving movements and general impression. It's the perfect warmup before the Summer Schooling Show the next day.


Patti Swan from Sunset Farm in Waterford, Maine is an L graduate and USDF Bronze medalist.

Ida Anderson Norris is a USEF Senior USDF Judge, Dressage Trainer, Competitor and Instructor through Grand Prix level.

Click here for a printable entry form.

Fall Development Day Ride Times. Click Here.

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to Jul 31

Axel Steiner Clinic

Please note the change in venue to Smoke Rise Farm, South Woodstock.

Cvda is adding a clinic opportunity with Axel Steiner on July 30 and 31 at Smoke Rise Farm in South Woodstock. We are so excited to offer a clinician with Axel's wealth of experience to our members. While this clinic is open to all members, we will be giving preference to our CVDA professionals who have requested that we offer more clinics geared towards their needs. It will be a great auditing opportunity for everyone. Please get your entries in quickly as this clinic will fill fast.

Here is a great article to tell you more about Axel: https://sidelinesnews.com/weekly-featured/a-few-minutes-with-axel-steiner.html

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Click here for printable entry form.

Come audit! The following riders will ride at these times:

8:00 Susan Armstrong 

8:45 Dinah Rojek

9:30 break

9:45 Kathi Bruce

10:30 Susan Boardman

11:15 Deb smith

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Lyn Freeman

1:15 Suzie Frazier 

2:00 Sue Swaiger 

2:45 break

3:00  Sam D'Amico 

3:45 Harriet King 

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Summer Development Day

Ride through and practice your test and have the judge work with you on improving movements and general impression. It's the perfect warmup before the Summer Schooling Show the next day.

Opening Date: June 15, 2018    Closing Date: July 6, 2018

Secretary: Terri Satterlee PO Box 286 Ludlow, VT 05149 tel. 802-228-2103 tfglover@tds.net

Manager: Louise Duda tel 802-558-5519 vtzippitty@gmail.comClinicians:

Leslie De Grandmaison ("L") 

Leslie de Grandmaison has ridden and trained horses for well over 30 years. She brings a rich knowledge of horsemanship and training from several key mentors who where her guides in the pursuit of classical dressage. Beginning this journey, Leslie attended the Fulmer School of Equitation in Fulmer England. There she studied under the tutelage of Robert N. Hall, F.B.H.S. and British Olympic Event team coach, and his wife Johanna Hall, 3 times Olympian for the British Dressage team.

Catherine Hill Waterman ("r")

Catherine Hill, now Waterman, is a USDF bronze, silver and gold medalist with an “r” judging license. Graduating from the “L” program with distinction in 2009, Catie has focused on becoming a judge and helping her students polish and create a quality test for the show ring.

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to Jun 10

CVDA Adult Camp

Unfortunately, this camp has been cancelled. Please contact us if you have ideas or suggestions regarding future camps.   

Come hone your dressage skills with two days of lessons with Bill McMullin and Vicki Hammers-O'Neil.  Have fun with your camping buddies and ride quadrille with Judi Whipple.   Enjoy the Friday night wine and cheese reception provided by Lori Barnard Dressage.  Join Vicki and Bill for dinner at the Charlmont on Saturday. Yoga will be offered each day and guest speaker Brady Hellman DVM will share the benefits of acupuncture and chiropractic adjustment for your equine partners.   Just added on Sunday is Stephanie Lockhart demonstrating working equitation.   Camp will be held at the Stowe Equestrian Center in Morrisville VT.  Lodging is available at the Sunset Motel. Closing Date May 25th!


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