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 ParkTodd Meister (US Olympic Team farrier) hoof care/shoeing clinic, free for farriers, trainers and vets at Gold Chip Stables
- 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.