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RECOGNIZED RIDERS SHOW DECLARATION
Intent to Show Recognized Form
Must be submitted prior to the show start date for scores to be included in Year-end placings.
DRESSAGE SHOW and CLINIC SCHEDULE
Serving Northeast Florida; Jacksonville,
St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, St. Augustine,
Lake City, the Palm Coast, Gainesville, Ocala,
Daytona Beach, Tallahassee and Southern
RSVP FORM FOR EVENTS AND AFFAIRS
for select Social Affairs
ONLINE REGISTRATION - CLINICS / SHOWS
MANDATORY FORM FOR SHOWING/CLINIC PARTICIPATION
Show Safety and Etiquette Form and Exam
Dressage Challenge Shows. Classical Dressage Friday Clinics and Dressage Deciphered Clinics
Current Year-end Standings and Finals Qualified Riders
Dressage Challenge Schooling Shows
Past Year-end Standings
MANDATED SERVICE Reporting Form
Log your mandated service hours. 8 hours per year required for those participating in the Year-end Awards Program
VOLUNTEER SERVICE Reporting Form
Log any additional service hours over the mandated requirement - or - log hours immediately if not participating in the Year-end Awards Program.
AWARDS AND RULES PROGRAM
Current Awards and Rules
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First Coast Classical Dressage is a Society located in Northeast Florida which is currently accepting membership under the United States Dressage Federation as a Group Member Organization (GMO). The Society focuses on offering dressage schooling shows, support of individuals participating in Recognized show competition, education and social networking among Members. Our mission is to inspire riders to become knowledgeable in Classical theory and follow the teachings of the classical training Masters. This emphasis is placed upon Classical Dressage history and the development of its principals to inspire riders to embrace the journey of Dressage training over the achievement of a competition goal destination, however all aspects of the equine lifestyle are presented. Education regarding safety issues and show/clinic etiquette will be highlighted. Competitive two day dressage schooling events are held as formal affairs structured with the same functions as any Recognized show to educate riders on the workings of the Recognized circuit and provide accurate Recognized show level evaluation by licensed United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Officials, based on Classical Dressage principals and the training pyramids. In addition to amateur sport offerings, educational Showposiums and clinics are organized and offered to our membership throughout the year to facilitate rider progression and understanding of the correct way of going. A Classical Athenian themed symposium is offered annually in honor of Xenophon, the Greek scholar and founding father of Dressage that first introduced the concept of training horses through kindness, not force to Western Civilization. The Society is also dedicated to the education of the general public to the existence and history of Classical Dressage and its theories. All of our shows are open to attendance by the general public for observational and educational purposes. First Coast Classical Dressage is a 501(c)3 organization directly serving the Northeast Florida region of Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, St. Augustine and Lake City. Also conveniently serving the Palm Coast, Gainesville, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Tallahassee and Southern Georgia. Our Recognized Rider Program serves all of the USDF Region 3 area of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama.
The Training Pyramids
The Society Theme Composition:
Brandenburg Concerto #6 in B Flat
By: Johann Sebastian Bach
By: Johann Sebastian Bach
Statue of Johann Sebastian Bach at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany