Dressage at Santa Fe I & II, the Santa Fe Dressage Association Inaugural Show at HIPICO Santa Fe

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:25 AM

In the prelude to the Santa Fe Summer Series at HIPICO Santa Fe, the newly formed Santa Fe Dressage Association will host its inaugural dressage horse shows, Dressage at Santa Fe I & II, on July 23 and 24, 2016.   

Santa Fe Dressage Association (SFDA) is a premier dressage group member organization in Region 5 with a mission to promote the sport of dressage, host recognized shows in Santa Fe, and provide an educational network for competitive dressage riders.   SFDA will fill a special niche in the New Mexico dressage community intended to complement and support the work of New Mexico Dressage Association and other dressage groups in the area.

Dressage at Santa Fe I & II are Level 2 shows and will be judged by “S” judge Janet Curtis of California and “S” judge Susan Malone-Casey of Texas.  Dressage at Santa Fe shows are United States Equestrian Federation licensed and United States Dressage Federation recognized competitions and will showcase performance horses from Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Texas and New Mexico, with riders competing from entry to Grand Prix levels. Debbie Garris and Horse Show Solutions will manage the two shows and entries open mid-May.

“Dressage at Santa Fe will bring top dressage competitors to HIPICO Santa Fe, and inspire growth of this tremendous sport in our region,” says Santa Fe Dressage Association Vice President and founding member, Meg Osman.  “We are thrilled to be working with HIPICO Santa Fe, which has brought a renewed vitality to equestrian events with the incredible Santa Fe Summer Series.  We want to be a part of this vision of high-quality horse showing.”

Information about entries for Dressage at Santa Fe I & II is available from Horse Show Solutions at www.horseshowsolutions.com.  Online entries will be accepted beginning mid-May on Equestrian Entries & Fox Village or mailed directly to Debbie Garris at Horse Show Solutions. Please contact Debbie Garris directly with any questions at dgarris@horseshowsolutions.com. For more information about SFDA please contact santafedressage@gmail.com.

These shows will shine at HIPICO Santa Fe’s magnificent facility.  Both competition arenas boast GGT footing, with a backdrop of beautiful southwestern skies and mountains. Dressage at Santa Fe promises to be seamlessly run and very well attended.  The show grounds feature 62 permanent stalls, 600 temporary stalls, a tack room, wash stalls, elevated viewing areas, dedicated bridal paths and carefully curated HIPICO Market Place and HIPICO Cafe, all in support of world-class equestrian competition.

In addition to Dressage at Santa Fe I & II, HIPICO Santa Fe offers 7 weeks of hunter/jumper competition from July through September, with the A-rated, 3-week Santa Fe Summer Series and new, 4-week Fall Fun Series.  Equestrians from across the US, Canada and Mexico will travel to Santa Fe to compete in hunter and jumper competitions, including an International Hunter Derby, weekly Welcome Stakes, and multiple Grands Prix classes with up to $50K in prize money. September shows will feature Junior and Master Championship Grands Prix and Special Classes for all.  Alongside these fantastic horse shows, HIPICO Santa Fe and Santa Fe Exports present the Art of the Horse, a special fine art experience showcasing artworks by Bri Cimino, Kiki Martinez, Doug Coffin and Upton Greyshoes Ethelbah and a special installation of world-renown sculptor Allan Houser.

HIPICO Santa Fe is New Mexico’s premier venue for equestrian events.  Located in the world-class tourist destination of Santa Fe, HIPICO Santa Fe is a star in the southwest horse show circuit, offering amenities from competition arenas equipped with all weather footing to spacious stabling facilities, and miles of trail riding.  Please visit us at: http://www.hipicosantafe.com

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