November Newsletter

Good Morning CTEA and Happy Hump Day!

Last night I sat in my driveway and passed out pounds of candy to all of the kiddos in my neighborhood. I think it’s safe to say many parents had long, possibly sleepless, nights with sugar rushed kiddos after a few hours of trick or treating. My oh my, how is it already November? It seems like just yesterday we were all together for the 2016 Awards Banquet and Silent Auction. Time flies by when you’re having ton of fun! 2017 has been a great year for CTEA and I’m so excited for what is to come in the next two months.
With the end of the 2017 show season quickly approaching, please be sure to check your current points standings on our website. Points are current through Willow Draw and we are working to get the Pine Hill and Holly Hill points posted. If you see any issues or have questions regarding your points, please email our Points Coordinator, Robin Hahn-Moore.
For all of the riders who have signed up for the Kim Severson Clinic at Pine Hill on December 9th & 10th, I will be sending out details to you all first thing next week. Auditing is free to everyone and I am always looking for jump crew volunteers to help set the stadium course for Saturday! I can’t wait to see everyone next month! It is going to be a fabulous weekend of fun and learning!
This winter, Area V is very fortunate to have a large number of clinicians coming to our area to teach. If you are looking to stay in fighting form over the winter months, below you will find all of the upcoming clinics coming to our area.
December 1-3, 2017 – Karen O’Connor at Holly Hill Farm, More Info
December 16-17, 2017 – Buck Davidson at Pine Hill, Register
December 29-30, 2017 – Landsafe Clinic at Texas Rose Horse Park, Register
January 5-6, 2018 – Jumping Clinic with Will Faudree – This clinic is open to all active Area V YRs. More info to follow in mid November.
January 13-14, 2018 – Boyd Martin at Texas Rose Horse Park, Register
February 24-25, 208 – Buck Davidson at Holly Hill Farm, Register
Until next time, kick on and happy riding!
Kylie

Kim Severson Clinic is full

Good Morning Members,

I’m beyond excited to announce that the Kim Severson Clinic December 9th-10th and Pine Hill is full. A big thank you to everyone who has signed up and expressed interest in coming out to audit! As always auditing is free to everyone.
I can’t wait to see everyone in December. It’s going to be a fabulous weekend!
Until next time, kick on and happy riding!

October Newsletter

Good Morning CTEA!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and have dried out after the much needed rain that we received last week. I would like to take a moment to send out my heart felt condolences to everyone who was affected by the events in Las Vegas, NV last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.
To our members who traveled to Pine Hill this weekend, hopefully that horse show hangover is being kind to all of you as you get your new week started! Please help me to congratulate our members on their finishes:
Sarah Goodyear & Flagmount’s Harmony – 2nd place OT HT
Scotti Evans & Storm Warning – 4th OT HT
Christina Windsor & Silver Day – 9th OT HT
Kenna Jensen & Spirit’s Answer – 1st place ON HT-A
Irene Doo & A Racin’ Star – 2nd place OBN CT
Ian Knop & NowsMyChance – 2nf place OBN HT-B
Margot Connor & PJ – 2nd place OGAG CT
I would also like to congratulate Sheryl Lewis on her Level 1, Novice ICP certification. She traveled to Colorado last week with 2 other Area V candidates to obtain her certification. Way to go Sheryl!
In case you haven’t heard, we only have 4 spots left for the Kim Severson Clinic, December 9th-10th at Pine Hill. We currently have 2 Prelim spots and 2 Novice spots available for Saturday and Sunday, but are also accepting wait-list entries for Beginner Novice and Training. Please get those entries in before all the spots are gone.
With the month of October in full swing, we have 3 events with entries closing this month:
Pine Hill Fall HT closes October 3, 2017
Holly Hill Farm Fall H.T. c loses October 10, 217
Texas Rose Horse Park Fall HT & I, P & T Championships closes October 24, 2017
Be sure to get those entries in prior to the closing date to secure your spot!
I hope you all have a spooktacular month! Until next time, kick on and happy riding!

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