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President's Letter

Happy Fall!

This is my favorite time of year to ride! The weather is cooler, leaves are changing and the overall attitude of my horse tends to be more relaxed. I look forward to trail rides and then going to my local coffee shop for something warm to sip on and homemade pastries to munch on while my friends and I talk horses.

I cherish my “horse friends” as these relationships that you have with “horse people” are like no other relationship you will have in your life. Talking about your horse’s bathroom habits, your new horse gadget, how you are going to clip your horse, and discussing high profile riders might seem strange to your non-horse friend but normal to us “horse people.” These are friends you will have for life and will always be able to pick up right where you left off.

Be thankful for being able to sit on these magical creatures on a regular basis and also having “horse friends” that you can share those moments. Life is too short to not enjoy these amazing animals and friends!

Kick on!

Beth Bengala
2014 President

Update on Show Requirements for Year-End Awards

As most of you know, the July 12th and September 13th shows have been cancelled, leaving us with only 4 shows left for this season. With this being said, this gives us a total of 9 nine shows. If you are planning on riding for End of Year awards make sure you have done the following by the end of the show season.

  1. Ride in a minimum of 5 shows
  2. Ride in the highest test of the level you are competing in (ex. Intro C, Training 3, etc)
  3. Volunteer a minimum of 8 hours at an EDCTSA sponsored event

Please let one of the Board members know if you have any questions! Thanks for all of your support. Hope to see you at the shows!

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Tuesday November 4th
Monthly Member/ Board Meeting
Location: Thera-Play, New Bern
Contact Beth Bengala for nformation.

November 15th
Dressage at the Preserve
Organizers: Cathy Fletch & Wanda Morrow
Location: The Preserve, Washington
Judge: Sandy Johnson Toby
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2015 EDCTSA Membership Application

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