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2016 NCDCTA Labor of Love Dressage Show
August 20 - 21, 2016
Pinehurst Harness Track
Pinehurst, NC

Opening Date: July 10, 2016
Closing Date: August 1, 2016 (entries must be RECEIVED by closing date)



Adult and Junior Equitation Divisions

sponsored by M&M Tack

Sunday Adult Teams!

Jovee Farm Ponies Adult & Junior Pony Champions
National Pony Dressage Cup Special Ribbons - Adult & Junior
Enterprise Farm AQHA High Score
American Trakehners High Score
American Hanoverian Society High Score
Morgan Horse High Score

Costumed Lead-Line - Sponsored by Jovee Pony Farm
Open to all ages! Requirements: Costumes, One Person Mounted/One Person Leading. Ribbons and prizes!
to be held at the end of classes on Saturday

Pool-Toy Pony Equitation
Open to kids of all ages! Pool-Toy Ponies will be provided.

Morning Breakfast Cart by NCDCTA

Saturday Afternoon Ice Cream by Fellowship Farm

Saturday Evening Happy Hour

Pony Measuring at this show is courtesy of Triangle Equine Veterinary Service - Sally Vivrette.

High Time Photography is our official photographer and videographer for this show. sign up by calling/texting – John at 336-671-4446 or sign up at their booth in the coliseum.

Night Watch & Braiding Services provided by Kate Mcalinn. 919-478-8076 or

Jackets are Waived for the Weekend!

Area Restaurants:
1895 Grille
155 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 235-8434

Bangkok Cuisine
211 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 235-0507

Carolina Dining Room
80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 235-8434

One Royal Troon Drive, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-4300

Donald Ross Grill
1 Carolina Vista , Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 235-8139

Drum & Quill Publick House
40 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-3193

Dugan's Pub
2 Market Square, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-3400

Elliott's on Linden
905 Linden Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 215-0775

Fairwoods On 7
14 Inverrary Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 235-8541

Golden China
222 Central Park Avenue , Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 215-8052

Ironwood Cafι
2176 Midland Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 255-0000

Java Buzz of Pinehurst
105 Cherokee Road, Suite 1G, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 420-8355

L'il Dino Deli & Grill
222 Central Park Avenue, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-6565

Lady Bedford's Tea Parlour & Gift Shoppe
25 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 255-0100

Magnolia Inn
65 Magnolia Road, Village of Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-6900

Maria's Mexican Restaurant
211-A Central Park Avenue, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 215-8010

Market Place Restaurant, The
246 Olmsted Boulevard, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-1160

Maxie's Grill & Tap Room
35 McIntyre Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 420-2181

New York Deli & Catering
111 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-2264

Nina's Classic Cuisine
111 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 235-4600

Pinehurst Cafe
5 McCaskill Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-3292

Pinehurst Pizza
15 McIntyre Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 255-008

Pinehurst Track Restaurant
180 Beulah Hill Road S., Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-2597

Pizza Cafι
111 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 235-0201

Roast Office, The
95 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 215-8861

Ryder Cup Lounge
1 Carolina Vista, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-6811

Table on the Green
2205 Midland Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-3240

Tavern at the Holly Inn, The
155 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-6811

Ten-Ya Japanese Cuisine & Sushi
70 Market Square, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 255-1085

Thai Basil
211 Central Park Avenue, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 235-0507

Theo's Taverna
140 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-0780

Villager Deli Restaurant, The
6 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst, NC, 28374
Phone: (910) 295-1005

Saturday Classes

1 USDF Intro A 132 Third 2 (BLM)
2 USDF Intro B 133 Third 3 (GAIG Q)
3 USDF Intro C  141 Fourth 1
1010 Training 1 Opportunity 142 Fourth 2 (BLM)
1020 Training 2 Opportunity 143 Fourth 3 (GAIG Q)
101 Training 1 150 FEI TOC – PSG, I-1(BLM, GAIG Q)
102 Training 2 (BLM) 155 FEI TOC – Jr/YR, Pony (BLM, GAIG-Q)
103 Training 3 (GAIG Q) 158 FEI TOC – I-A/I-B/I-2 (BLM, GAIG-Q)
105 Training Level Rider Test 160 FEI TOC – GP (BLM, GAIG Q)
111 First 1 170 Test of Choice – unlisted test (GAIG Q)
112 First 2 (BLM) 180 MFS USDF TOC (BLM, GAIG Q)
113 First 3 (GAIG Q) 190 MFS FEI TOC (BLM, GAIG Q)
115 First Level Rider Test 191 Materiale – 3 yr old Fillies
1110 First 1 Opportunity 192 Materiale – 3 yr old Colts/Geldings
1130 First 3 Opportunity 193 Materiale – 4-5 yr old Mares
121 Second 1 194 Materiale – 4-5 yr old Stallions/Geldings
122 Second 2 (BLM) 195 FEI Para TOC (large arena)
123 Second 3 (GAIG Q) 198 NPDC Pony TOC (any test–only measured ponies)
125 Second Level Rider Test 199 Pas De Deux
131 Third 1 999 Jovee Pony Costumed Lead-Line

Sunday Classes

4 USDF Intro A 233 Third 3 (GAIG Q)
5 USDF Intro B 241 Fourth 1
6 USDF Intro C 242 Fourth 2 (BLM)
2020 Training 2 Opportunity 243 Fourth 3 (GAIG Q)
2030 Training 3 Opportunity 250 FEI TOC - PSG, I-1 (BLM, GAIG Q)
201 Training 1 255 FEI TOC – Jr/YR, Pony (BLM, GAIG-Q)
202 Training 2 (BLM) 258 FEI TOC – I-A/I-B/I-2 (BLM, GAIG-Q)
203 Training 3 (GAIG Q) 260 FEI TOC - GP (BLM, GAIG Q)
211 First 1 264 Dressage Seat Equitation Jr/YR
212 First 2 (BLM) 265 Dressage Seat Equitation Adult
213 First 3 (GAIG Q) 270 Test of Choice - unlisted test (GAIG Q)
2110 First 1 Opportunity 280 MFS USDF TOC (BLM, GAIG Q)
2120 First 2 Opportunity 290 MFS FEI TOC (BLM, GAIG Q)
221 Second 1 291 Materiale – 3 yr old Fillies
222 Second 2 (BLM) 292 Materiale – 3 yr old Colts/Geldings
223 Second 3 (GAIG Q, Dover Medal) 293 Materiale – 4-5 yr old Mares
231 Third 1 294 Materiale – 4-5 yr old Stallions/Geldings
232 Third 2 (BLM) 295 FEI Para TOC (large arena)

Show Management Team:

2017 Judges:
Sarah Michael - S, Colorado
Cindy Canace - S, New Jersey
Sue Smithson - R, North Carolina

2016 TD:
Cindy DePorter - R, North Carolina

Show Manager - Martie Healy of Equestrian Secretarial Services
Martie Healy is the founder of ESS and a member in good standing of USEF, USDF and NCDCTA. She was the owner/manager/organizer of Basingstoke Farms. Martie and husband, Bill, ran USEF/USEA events through Advanced-Intermediate, Dressage Shows and Combined Driving Events for 12 years. She earned her USEF Eventing Course Designer's license and designed and built the courses at Basingstoke Farms and other events in the US. She has over 20 years experience in organizing, managing, secretarying and scheduling events, shows, clinics and other activities - both large and small. Martie competed in Hunter/Jumpers, Eventing and Dressage and fox-hunted for many years before turning towards the administrative side of equestrian sports. She is an accomplished website designer, operating her own website design business, Basingstoke Web Designs. Basingstoke Web Designs has been producing clean, effective, well-designed websites for over 15 years.

Martie took over show management of the NCDCTA Harvest Moon Dressage Show in 2008. The NCDCTA Harvest Moon Dressage Show is the site of the NCDCTA Dressage Championships and is proving to be extremely popular. In 2010, the NCDCTA Harvest Moon Dressage Show and NCDCTA hosted the 2010 Great American/USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships and enjoyed a hugely successful Championships. NCDCTA Harvest Moon Dressage again hosted the Great American/USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships in 2012. Last year, Martie managed two shows for NCDCTA - Harvest Moon moved to an earlier date - the first weekend in October and NCDCTA Autumn Leaves took over the old Harvest Moon date of the first weekend in November and hosted the 2013 BLMs - a very prestigous and popular regional championship.

Martie provides complete secretarial services for many dressage shows every year. She is the Secretary for Dressage At Lexington - the largest dressage show in the US outside of championship shows. Martie also provides a 'Show in a Box' to smaller dressage shows across the nation. For a full list of ESS shows, please see the home page of this website.

NCDCTA Junior Show Scholarships!

In order to encourage juniors of all levels to take advantage of our state's competitive dressage environment, NCDCTA is pleased to offer scholarships to up to four junior riders (riders 18 and under as of December 31, 2016) at each of its five shows in 2016. Each scholarship will cover the cost of four classes, one stall, and a shared tack stall. This application, due by the show's opening date, will be reviewed by a committee of NCDCTA board members. Applicants do not need to be NCDCTA members. To be eligible, applicants must indicate enthusiasm, thoughtfulness in application, and dedication to competition as part of ongoing education in dressage. All qualified applicants will be put into a pool for each show. Winners will be drawn at random. Winners will be ineligible for others scholarships in that competition year, unless there are fewer new applicants than slots to be filled. Recipients will be responsible for the cost of classes beyond four, as well as the office fee, the USEF drug fee, and any other applicable fees, including but not limited to the USDF/GAIG qualifying fee and non-member fees. Decisions and entry procedures will be announced before the show's closing date.

GO HERE to apply - deadline for Labor of Love Scholarship Application is July 10, 2016
Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners!
Stefanie Coates
Sadie Strickland
McKenna Shook
Anya Wilson
2016 Vendors

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Adult and Junior Dressage Equitation Division

Offered at Training, First and Second Levels.

The Equitation Division is made up of 2 classes: the Dressage Seat Equitation and the Rider Test. 3 entries at a level will fill the Division and will allow for a separate DSE class – less than 3 at a level will be combined with the next level. Scores from the Rider Test and the DSE will be totaled to find the Division Champion and Reserve. Special ribbons and Championship Prize for each Division. USEF AA status not required, but by entering the Equitation Division, competitors declare themselves as Amateurs according to USEF GR 808.


Sponsored by M&M Tack
Intro,Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, PSG, I-1, I-2, GP
Open, AA, Jr/YR Champions & Reserve Special Ribbons & Champion Prize

No Extra Fee!

Intro thru First Levels – ride 2 tests Sat and 1 Sun – at the level, low score dropped.
2nd thru FEI Levels – ride 1 regular test each day – at the level, no dropped scores
All USEF levels must ride the 2 highest tests of the level to be eligible with the highest test being ridden on Sunday.
T-1 & T-2 on Sat; T-3 on Sunday = high score on Sat + Sunday T-3 score will be used.
T-2 & T-3 on Sat; T-3 on Sunday = high score on Sat + Sunday T-3 score will be used.
T-2 & T-3 on Sat; T-2 on Sunday = not eligible
Your two scores (at the level) are averaged to find Division Score for Champion and Reserve.


Back by Popular Demand and Sponsored by Paradise Farm & Tack

SPECIAL FREE TACK STALL for each TEAM that has all team members entered into the show and Team Form completed on or before CLOSING DATE

There are no qualifying scores needed to enter. A team can be 3 or 4 riders. You may enter as part of a team or as an individual, and be put on a mixed team. A team may represent a dressage club, farm, barn, instructor, Pony Club, 4-H club, any youth riding club, or be a group of individuals. Any individual or partial team needing team members is encouraged to send in their entry and a mixed team will be formed. To enter, send in the official 2016 Entry Form for the rider and a Team Competition Entry Blank with the names of the team members.

Each competitor will ride two tests in their division. All Tests will be ridden on Saturday. Riders competing in FEI divisions will only ride one test.

Note: Age restrictions are: Child Rider: 13 years & younger; Junior Rider: 16 years & younger; Junior/Young Rider (Jr/Yr): 14-21 years; FEI Young Rider: 16-21 years.

1. Scoring: All scores from each team member will be counted. No scores will be dropped. Eliminated ride will be counted as 25%. Total percentage from each team member will be added together and divided by the number of team members to compute team placing. Bonus points from Team Games will be added to final score! Three and four member teams may be in the same division. Tests (and ribbons for individual classes) may be picked up at the Show Office once the class is completed.

2. Awards: USDF Team medals on neck ribbons will be awarded for first through sixth place in each division. Placing will be determined by the average of the team's total score. USDF rosettes will be awarded to the Individual High Score Champion and Reserve in each division. Trophies for all members of first place team in each division. Other awards will be presented throughout the weekend. NOTE: Riders will be expected to participate in the mounted awards ceremonies dressed in safe riding attire.

3 Awards Ceremonies: The time and order of awards ceremonies will listed in the show program and will be posted in the show office. Awards ceremonies will be held in the Ring 1 except in the case of inclement weather. Teams will line up in reverse order (6th thru 1st) along the outside of the large arena and enter as directed through the side door. Medals and ribbons will be distributed at this time. One team at a time will enter the arena and complete the victory lap. That team will exit through the small warm up arena and the next team will enter. All others should wait outside, well off the main road, until their division is called. At all times during the awards ceremonies, safety is of utmost importance. If a horse is unruly or upset, the rider may either lead it into the arena, taking care to stay clear of other horses and leaving before the victory lap, or attend un-mounted but in show attire. Young children and novice riders should have an adult available to hold/lead their horse or pony.

Youth Team Activities:

During the competition we are offering several education activities geared towards the Youth Team Members. You are welcome to participate in as many of these activates as you would like. Note: Additional activities might be added as time permits.

A. Cover Art Contest Cover Art Contest (Deadline August 1, 2016) A drawing or photo by anyone under 18 will be chosen for the cover of the Show Program. The artist does not have to be entered in the show. Other artwork submitted but not chosen for the cover will also be included inside the Program. All artwork will be added to the NCDCTA website ( Drawings may be mailed or sent electronically. All drawings should be no larger than 8" x 11", must be vertical (like the front of a book) and in black/white. Color photos may be submitted but will be printed in black/white. Photos must be vertical and sent electronically at 300 dpi at 100% of the size; if it is a smaller photo, the resolution needs to be higher. Do not include words or numbers in drawings, but do sign them at the bottom. Include your name, hometown and age written on the back of the drawings or in the email. Snail mail to: Martie Healy, 4307 NW 58th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32653 – must be RECEIVED by deadline.

B. Veterinary Lecture/Demonstration. This educational activity will be scheduled for late Friday afternoon in order to aid the young competitor in preparation for their competition day.

C. Youth GAMES: Add bonus points to your Team Score! Dressage Trivia and more – check show website for all details.
Dressage Trivia –

• Open to ALL (kids of all ages!) as individuals or put together a team!
• YTC Teams will compete in Dressage Trivia as a TEAM to earn BONUS POINTS which will be added to their YTC scores.
• Trivia Questions will cover dressage topics as well as general horse and equitation topics.
• Trivia Questions will be available in the Show Office starting Friday at 3pm.
• ALL Trivia Answers must be turned in to the Show Office by 3pm on Saturday.
• Research IS allowed!

Special PRIZES for the Dressage Trivia. Prizes will be awarded Saturday afternoon.

D. Decorate Your Stalls – In an effort to foster teamwork we would like to see the team members working together to decorate their stalls. Stalls will be judged and awards will be given out on Saturday afternoon.

E. Parade of Teams: Parade of all teams prior to award ceremony. Teams will be judged on “Best Team Spirit Attire”. Decorating of horse and rider encouraged!

F. Pool Toy Equitation: Open to all kids – whether they are entered in the YTC or not! Sign up in the show office by 10am Saturday - $5. "Dressage Seat Equitation" on a POOL TOY! Pool Toys will be provided at the in-gate. "Walk, trot canter" in both directions plus special 'test' – possibly piaffe or lengthening or passage. Will run in the air-conditioned FAIR BARN on Saturday. Ribbons and prizes!