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KIM SEVERSON CLINIC November 17-18, 2018 PINE HILL – BELLVILLE, TEXAS

The clinic will be held at Pine Hill, 1720 Hwy 159 East, Bellville, Texas 77418. Saturday will be group Show Jumping & Sunday will be group Cross Country. The clinic fee is $375.00 for CTEA members and $425.00 for Non-CTEA members. A limited number of private dressage lessons are available Friday afternoon for an additional $130. Grounds fees are $25/ day & stabling is available for $20/night. The guest house, upstairs apartment (shared with others), downstairs apartment & RV Hookups (electric only) are available. Payment in full must be received to reserve accommodations; first-come-first-served.

A deposit of $100 is required to hold your spot. All entries must be received in full, no later than October 31, 2018. Auditing is free.

Kim Severson Nov 2018 Flyer

KIM SEVERSON CLINIC DEC 9-10 2017

The Kim Severson Clinic taking place on December 9th-10th at Pine Hill is officially open for entries!!!

Our December clinic will be focused on Stadium Jumping and Cross Country with a limited number of private Dressage lesson available on Friday afternoon. Dressage lessons will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Groups on Saturday and Sunday will be formed by level. If you have any special requests, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate. Entries open today and will close on November 27, 2017.
Below you will find the entry form and USEA insurance form to be completed in full. Please mail in the completed forms, a copy of current coggins along with a $100 deposit or payment in full to hold your spot. SPOTS WILL NOT BE HELD WITHOUT FUNDS! Grounds fees, stabling, housing and RV hookups need to paid separately to Pine Hill. Please contact Ruth Sawin, pinehilltexas@sbcglobal.net, to reserve your housing or RV hookup spot today! If you would like to send the Pine Hill checks with your entries, I will be happy to give them to Ruth in December.
CTEA will have a drawing for a little something on Saturday for each group. Each riders name will be placed in a hat and the lucky name will be drawn at the end of each group lesson!!
This clinic is open to EVERYONE! If you have friends or family who are not members, no worries! They are welcome to join in on the fun with us in December.

June 3-4 Avery Klunick Clinic at Double Eagle in Boerne, Texas CANCELLED

Click here for entry form: Avery Klunick Clinic
Our summer clinic will be different then any clinic we have hosted in the past. Day 1 of our summer clinic will be 45 minute private dressage lessons with Avery where riders can ride a dressage test of their choice, get feedback and ride the test again. Day 2 will follow a similar format to Day 1, but instead of a dressage test, a stadium course will already be set for riders to jump!  Riders will have time to learn the course, jump a few warm up fences, jump their course then discuss each round with Avery. Stadium lessons will be 1 hour semi-private by level.
We are limiting our clinic to 14 riders, first come first serve. Spots will only be held if a deposit is received or your entries are paid in full. Our summer clinic is open to everyone, not just CTEA members! If you have  friends, family or students who would like to ride with Avery come on, we’d love to have you! All levels are welcome!
If you have any questions please feel free to call, text or email me! We are looking forward to seeing all of you in June!
Until next time, kick on and happy riding!
 Kylie Bottensek
CTEA President
210.380.6201

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 areavadultriders@gmail.com. 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
  210.380.6201

February Newsletter

Good morning CTEA!!

As I’m sitting here writing this month’s newsletter, I can’t believe we are already into the 2nd month of 2017. It was so great seeing so many of you last month for the Kim Severson clinic at Pine Hill and the 2016 Awards Banquet.
The Kim clinic was one of the coldest clinics CTEA has hosted to date, but boy did we have a tough group of members who didn’t let a 20 degree cross country morning slow them down!! I hope all of you who rode and audited walked away with some fun new exercises and tips to get ready for the 2017 show season!
The 2016 awards banquet was such a fun evening reflecting on 2016, celebrating all of our year end winners and learning about the new Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) virus, courtesy of our guest speaker, Dr. Robert Ball. A big thank you to all of our silent auction donors: Austin Eventing, Texas Rose Horse Park, Brunson Equestrian Center, Meadowcreek Park, Holly Hill Farm, High Point Farm, Pine Hill, Willow Draw, Bracken Equine, Retama Equine Hospital, Marvin Savage Farm, NTEA, Strutty’s Feed & Pet Supply, Trinity Title of Texas, Two Socks & Tractor Supply. Please help me to congratulate our winners one more time:
CTEA Awards
Jr BN Rider Champion: Tea Pawa
Sr BN Rider Champion: Meghan Sullivan
Sr BN Rider Reserve Champion: Lida McAllister
BN Horse Champion: Meghan Sullivan’s Bentley & Patti Champion’s Invincible
BN Horse Reserve Champion: Tea Pawa’s Aamira
Sr N Rider Champion: Christiana Schultz
Sr Novice Rider Reserve Champion: Rebecca Speer
Novice Horse Champion: Christiana Schultz’s Alexa Dawn
Novice Horse Reserve Champion: Rebecca Speer’s Louboutin
Jr. Training Rider Champion: Bryn Stryk
Sr. Training Rider Champion: Scotti Evans
Sr. Training Rider Reserve Champion: Christiana Schultz & Amy Clemmons
Training Horse Champion: Scotti Evan’s Storm Warning
Training Horse Reserve Champion: Bryn Stryk’s Gorsehill Lola
Prelim/Intermediate Rider Champion: Lida McAllister
Prelim/Intermediate Rider Reserve Champion: Bryn Stryk & Zara Flores-Kinney
Prelim/Intermediate Horse Champion: Lida McAllister’s Flagmount’s Harmony
Prelim/Intermediate Horse Reserve Champion: Bryn Stryk’s Gorsehill Lola and Zara Flores Kinney’s Full O’ Fancy
Area V Award
2016 Wingleader Award: Patti Champion and Casper the Friendly Ghost – This award is presented by Nancy Rinn to an Area V adult rider and their senior horse, who show true grit, determination and are a true horsemen that loves the great sport of eventing. Nancy started this award in 2014 in honor of her horse of a lifetime Cardio Care. Patti and Casper are the 2nd CTEA members who have been the recipient of this award(Cynthia Newman & Twilight Hunter 2015)!!
Can you believe the 2017 show season is already under way in Florida and the east coast?! Safe travels to all of our members who are making the trek to warmer weather for the Florida winter series. Members, DON’T FORGET to send in your MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL if you haven’t done so already. We want all of your points to count for the 2017 show season.
Entries for the first show in Area V, The Spring Social at Meadowcreek Park, opened yesterday! Entries close on February 28th so get yours in before it fills up!
For those of you who like to plan ahead or make reminders for opening and closing dates for the spring 2017 show season, look no further:
The Spring Social at Meadowcreek Park, March 18-19, 2017: Opened Jan 31 & closes Feb 28th
Texas Rose Horse Park H.T., March 31- April 2, 2017: Opens Feb 7th & closes March 14th
Pine Hill Spring H.T., April 8, 2017: Opens Feb 21st & closes March 21st
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
Willow Draw Charity Show, May 27, 2017: Opens April 11th & closes May 9th
Feather Creek Farm H.T., June 17-18, 2017: Opens May 2nd & closes May 30th
Marvin Savage Farm will be hosting a Clear Round Jumping Show and open schooling weekend March 4-5, 2017. Check out their website for more details.
2016 was a great year for our club and my hope for 2017 is for it to be even better! It’s time for CTEA to get out their and give back to all of the venues in Area V! Area V venues work hard year round to provide safe facilities and fun courses where we can all go school and compete. Shows wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of many volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to help all of us experience a smooth event. I’m not asking for you to sit out a show to volunteer, but to simply try to give a few hours here or there between rides or after your rides for the day are finished. A little help can go a long way. We may be a small club, but I want us to have a mighty big impact in Area V.
Here’s to a new year full of new dreams, adventures, opportunities and goals!
 Kylie Bottensek
CTEA President
  210.380.6201