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NCDCTA Labor of Love Dressage

2018 NCDCTA Labor of Love
September 1 - 2, 2018
Hunt Horse Complex
Raleigh, NC

Opening Date: July 16, 2018
Closing Date: August 13, 2018 (entries must be RECEIVED by closing date)

       Online Entry


Qualify for the BLMs!


PSG Classic Challenge


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

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.

GOLF CARTS: Contact Byron Unger or 919-337-7456.

Night Watch & Braiding Services provided by Amy Struzzieri. 845 220 7206 or

Jackets are Waived for the Weekend!

Our Valued Sponsors:

Become Carolina's Top Charmer!

Announcing... NCDCTA Charms!

Every 70% + score at the 4 NCDCTA shows earns a Charm!

Capital Dressage Classic
Labor of Love
Harvest Moon (BLMs)
Autumn Leaves (Champs)

Start collecting at Labor of Love... and become Carolina's Top Charmer!

The Fine Print...
Odd-scoring tests don't count (MFS, YH, Eq, Materiale, etc.).
Bring test to show office - receive charm.
Charms available at the next show if you forget.
PRIZE for the Top Charmer at Autumn Leaves -- must be present to win!

Shequin & Robin Brueckmann show off their charm!
Photo by HighTime Photography

PSG Classic Challenge

Class fee: $75; $20 of entry fee goes into "pot" with $300+ added.
Prize Money distribution:
First Place = 50%, Second Place = 30%, Third Place = 15% Fourth Place = 5%
Sweepstakes checks will be written to the owner of record and will be paid in the show office.
Extra $50 bonus added if winner is a Junior or Young Rider!

Show Management Team:

2018 Judges:
Dinah Babcock - S, TX
Jennifer Roth - S, NC
more TBA....

2018 TD:
Lisa Rogers - R, NC

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.

Staff Coordinator - Olga Wagner
Olga is the former Show Manager for the NCDCTA Capital Dressage Classic and the NCDCTA Labor Of Love shows. Olga has now taken on the duties of facility liason and staff coordinator for the NCDCTA shows as well as acting as the Show Secretary for the NCDCTA Summer Highland Fling. Olga is also an accomplished artist with a website presence of Cat Claws Studio.

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 21 and under as of December 31, 2018) at each of its four shows in 2018. Each scholarship will cover the cost of four classes and one 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.

Email to apply. - deadline for Labor of Love Scholarship Application is July 16, 2018


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
Intro - Fourth Levels: must ride test 2 (Intro: B) on Saturday; test 3 (Intro: C) on Sunday
All USEF levels must ride the 2 highest tests of the level to be eligible with the highest test being ridden on Sunday.
Your two scores (at the level) are averaged to find Division Score for Champion and Reserve.


Sponsorships and Advertising Information

2017 Vendor Contract

Our Valued Sponsors:



~~ Youth Teams ~~ AA Teams ~~ Open Teams ~~ Pro-Am Teams ~~

$20/Team - team entry money to go into 'Pot' for Prize Money distribution.

Team Sign Up Form

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

All teams can have 3 - 4 members. Youth Teams members must all be under 18. AA Team members must all be USEF Adult Amateurs. Open Team members can be any rider. Pro-Am Teams are made up of one pro plus 2-3 AAs or Jrs. Each team must have unique horse/rider combinations - a rider may participate on more than one team in more than one division as long as she is riding more than one horse; a horse may be ridden on more than one team with different riders.

All Team members must ride at least one test on Saturday that is scored "normally" - ie, no DSE, no MFS, no Equitation, no YH, etc. Training Level through GP tests will count. All Teams may have mixed levels. The top 3 scores of the team will be averaged to find the team score.

Prize Money to First Place Teams of each Division.

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