March Newsletter

Good Morning CTEA!!

Can you believe the weather today?!? What better way to kick off the month of March then with sunshine, clear skies and warm weather! We are officially 2 weeks and 3 days out from the first show in Area V, woohoo!!! Our show season officially kicks off this month with the Spring Social Event at MeadowCreek Park, March 18th & 19th. Good luck to all of our members who will be competing!

Some of our members started their 2017 show season last month and have been busy traveling to other states before the start of Area V’s show season. Please help me in congratulating the following members on their accomplishments in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina:
Byrn Stryk: Ocala Winter II, Preliminary- 4th place & Rocking Horse Winter II H.T., Preliminary -13th place
Holly Parks: Pine Top Intermediate H.T., Open Preliminary A – 15th place & Pine Top CIC1* – 18th place
Martha Bader: Poplar Place Farm February H.T., Open BN – 7th place, Ocala Winter II, Open BNA – 9th place & Rocking Horse Winter II H.T., Sr BNR – 3rd place
Zara Flores-Kinney – Paradise Farm H.T., Training – 4th place
The following Area V shows open this month for entries:
Holly Hill Spring H.T., April 22-23, 2017: Opens March 7th & closes April 4th
Texas Rose Horse Park Summer H.T., May 11-14, 2017: Opens March 28th & closes April 25th
Don’t forget to get your entries in for Texas Rose Horse Park H.T., March 31- April 2, 2017, which closes on March 14th and Pine Hill Spring H.T., April 8, 2017, closes on March 21st.
Marvin Savage Farm will be hosting a Clear Round Jumping Show and open schooling this weekend, March 4 – 5, 2017. Check out their website for more details.
The Area V Adult Riders program officially launched their Adult Rider Virtual Team Challenge today! This is a year-long competition for teams of 4 adult riders that will be rewarded both for competing and volunteering!! The Area V Adult Riders program wanted to find a way to build camaraderie and reward all of the adult riders who make Area V great! In order to participate, please email Area V Adult Rider coordinators, Risa Bliss & Brandy Savarese, at You can sign up as a pair of participants or on your own. Your other 2 team members will be randomly selected. Points will begin to be tallied at the Spring Social Event at MeadowCreek Park!!
Members, please do not forget to send in your MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL if you haven’t done so already. We want all of your hard earned points to count for the 2017 year end awards! If you have friends who are new to the sport or our area, please invite them to be a part of our small but mighty club!!
Until next time, kick on and happy riding!
 Kylie Bottensek
CTEA President