Why Become a Member? The CDCTA is a volunteer run non-profit, that is dedicated to promoting horse care and safety; encouraging classical training of the horse; offering instruction, education and competition opportunities; and recognizing the achievements of our members.
Some of what we offer:
Clinics- We run numerous clinics throughout the year in both dressage and combined training, with past clinicians including Tim Malin, Alison Eastman Lawler, Holly Whitney, Jimmy Wofford, Kerry Millikin, Jane Ayer, Jorn Kulbelke, Max Gahwyler, Marcia Lulak, Sally Cousins, and Wendy Olson-Lewis.
Shows- The CDCTA is running three Schooling Dressage and Combined Tests this year.
Year End Awards- Every January we hold an Awards Luncheon at which we give out Awards to members in Dressage, Combined Training, Eventing, and Western Dressage for both schooling as well as recognized shows and events.
Scholarships- Quarterly Scholarships are available to members. These may be used to attend a clinic, workshop, or seminar.
Equine Journal- Free subscription to the Equine Journal magazine (for dues paid before March 1 of that year).
Connecticut Horse- Free subscription to Connecticut Horse magazine (bimonthly publication).
USDF GMO Membership & USDF magazine Connection
The CDCTA relies on its members to help support and run the numerous events that we run every year. Members are given preference in clinics that are oversubscribed, as well as reduced rates for all its Clinics and Schooling Shows.
Do you belong to more than one USDF GMO? Many of our members belong to more then one club. Did you know that you can request a reimbursement from the USDF for the additional membership fees? Here is the link to the form that needs to be completed and sent to the USDF. Forms must be filed between April 1 and August 1 of the current calendar year.