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IaDCTA Members Accomplishments 

Congratulations to Mary Curran and Hendrix/Flying Colors 

For winning the United States Eventing Association (USEA) 2018 Akhal-Teke Eventing Horse of the Year.

Earning the USEA Gold Medal Award at Training Level.
Finishing 10th at the 2018 American Eventing Championships in Colorado.

Ranking 9th in USEA Area IV 2018 Training Level.  

Jullie Kuhle

Julie Kuhle
2018 Reserve Champion Novice Rider
 American Event Horse Championship 
Colorado  Horse Park in October.

Remember to call John for help setting up a fitness program to get you through the winter and start a healthy show season 


IaDCTA instituted a modified level of testing for beginner horses and riders. This Intro-to-Intro Level is for IaDCTA members onlyand is not offered to our knowledge by any other club.Introductory Level is comprised of three tests (Intro A, B & C). For Intro to-Intro Level IaDCTA will accept Tests A & B ONLY.Individuals qualifying for Intro-to-Intro Level may submit three of their highest scoring tests from three different shows and two different “L” judges or better with one of those tests being Test B. Individuals riding Intro-to-Intro may also ride Test C but may not include the test in Intro-to-Intro Level. Individuals may not apply for YEAR END AWARDS in both Intro-to-Intro and the regular Intro Level.

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The IaDCTA Handbook has been updated from the 2012 version to 2018. 
A list of changes can be found on page 2. Please review the 
changes and familiarize 
yourself with the handbook.

Click here to review the IaDCTA Handbook, Revised for 2018


For the young and/or inexperienced riders/horses
The IaDCTA voted to add a Walk Trot class to the yearend awards. The tests used for this class will be Intro A and Intro B classes Any rider/horse combination wanting to be eligible for this award will be allowed to ride only the two classes offered. Rider must submit their three rides from two separate judges to qualify for yearend awards by November 1st of that year. If a competitor chooses to ride the Intro level C class they will automatically not be entitled to qualify for the Walk Trot yearend award. However they may be qualified to compete for the regular Intro A, B, & C levels by riding three classes for two different judges with one ride at the highest in the Intro Level (Intro C) to qualify. This applies to yearend awards only it does not apply to individual shows.


3 separate scores from any Iowa show
Under two different "L" judges (or higher level)
Must be IaDCTA member at time scores are earned
Horse(s) must be IaDCTA nominated

All of the above rules apply
7 hours of volunteer service per horse/rider combination and per discipline. 
Volunteer hours not to exceed fourteen (14) hours if you are riding multiple
horses and/or disciplines.



Dressage and Combined Training Schooling Shows.

Get involved with the IaDCTA by hosting a show.
If you own/operate an Equestrian facility suitable for holding a Dressage and/or Combined Training show please contact:

Robin Sprafka at
515-462-3000 for details.

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