Educational ActivitiesEducation is a primary focus of NTEA’s outreach to the horsemanship community. Each year NTEA sponsors and/or organizes equine educational programs, demonstrations, schooling days, clinics, speakers and/or workshops. Many of these activities are free or low cost, and most are either limited to “Members-only” or they provide generous discounts to NTEA members. Some recent educational activities:
- Instructor Certification Program jumping workshop at Quail Run Farm, the first such workshop to be held in USEA Area V (a four-state area)
- Australian Olympic silver medalists, Clayton & Lucinda Fredericks, to North Texas for a three-day clinic at Denton Creek Farms
- members-only free youth Open Schooling Day at Texas Rose Horse Park
- low cost public workshop called “Introduction to Eventing” with local trainers Kim and Jody Taylor
- free educational seminars at local schooling days
- low cost members-only Dressage Ride-A-Test
- low cost members-only clinic with ICP Level IV trainer Mike Huber at Gold Chip Stables
- low-cost members-only weekend camp with Carsten Meyer at a private facility,
- low-cost members-only clinic for beginner riders called “Bridge to USEA Competition” at Greenwood Farm with local trainers Ellen Doughty and Rebecca Brown
- low-cost members-only Dressage Ride-A-Test
- low cost members-only clinic with international Four Star rider Sinead Halpin at Willow Draw
- low-cost micro-chipping clinic at Greenwood Farm
- free bandaging clinic at Quail Run Farm
- low cost members-only Daniel Stewart “Pressure Proof Your Riding” Clinic at Valhalla Stables
- sponsored 2013 American Eventing Championships at Texas Rose Hose Park and hosted free educational workshops
- YEH Judging Clinic with FEI Judge Marilyn Payne and
- Horsemanship Workshop with Max Corcoran
- free Tailgate Party for members on the Rolex Cross Country Course at Kentucky Horse Park
- low-cost show jumping clinic with Silvio Mazzoni, the USEF Eventing Team Show Jumping Coach, at Texas Rose Horse Park
- low-cost Eventing Camp with Dom and Jimmie Schramm (EventionTV) at Meadow Creek Park,
- sponsored 2014 American Eventing Championships at Texas Rose Hose Park and hosted free educational workshops
- sponsored USEA Annual Meeting and Convention at The Omni, Fort Worth
- free Tailgate Party for members on the Rolex Cross Country Course at the Kentucky Horse Park
- low-cost micro-chipping clinic at Curragh Farm
- low-cost Doug Payne Clinic at Charismatic Moon Farm
- sponsored 2015 American Eventing Championships at Texas Rose Hose Park and hosted free educational workshops
- low cost Daniel Stewart “Pressure Proof Your Riding” Clinic at Texas Rose Horse Park
- Todd Meister (US Olympic Team farrier) hoof care/shoeing clinic, free for farriers, trainers and vets at Gold Chip Stables
- Free Horse Clipping clinic at Quail Run Farm
- low cost Dressage Ride-A-Test at the BuckBranch Farm
- Free Massage Magic: Learn about Equine Massage and Bodywork clinic at Curragh Equestrian Center
- Free The Right Fit: Choosing the Right Saddle for you and Your Horse at Quail Run Farm
- low cost chipping clinic at Curragh Equestrian Center
- Don Hudson Advantage Equestrian Clinic at the BuckBranch Farm
- Free Tweaking Your Horse With Essential Oils clinic at Charismatic Moon Farm
- NTEA hosts Members-only socials at area horse trials throughout the year, as well as a renowned Year-End Awards Gala each January.
The Year-End Awards Gala is a great time of fun and fellowship. The local eventing community joins hands to recognize our most outstanding youth and adult members.
- High-Point Competition awards are given for both schooling show and USEA-recognized categories.
- Outstanding Service (adult) and Outstanding Sportsmanship (youth) awards are presented to special members who give their time and great spirit.
- We also raise money for our programs through large silent and live auctions.
- Educational scholarship awards are presented to qualified members based on a competitive application process.