We are pleased to announce our schedule for 2021 which includes 3 qualifier competitions and a State Championship. Teams must compete in a class in at least 2 qualifiers in order to compete at the State Championships. Scores are tallied from all 4 shows for High Point awards in each class, so teams are encouraged to attend all shows.
There are 12 classes available in 2021 and the shows will be split over 2 days with 6 classes running each day. We encourage teams to enter multiple classes to gain more experience and get feedback from the judges. You learn best by doing!
The February qualifier at the Florida State Fair will have costumes for all classes except Compulsory and Short Program. Inspection will only be held for the 3 theme classes, but we serve as entertainment at the State Fair so let’s show them how pretty drill team is!
The May and September qualifiers will be T-shirt and jeans for all classes except the 3 Theme classes which will require costumes.
The State Championships are costumes with inspection for all classes except Compulsory and Short Program.
More information will be coming out in the next couple of weeks with the release of the 2021 Handbook, but we wanted to get the dates in front of you so you can start planning your year. (For those of you who received a copy of the schedule at the show this weekend, I apologize for the date typo in May. The dates below are correct.)
Saturday & Sunday, February 20th & 21st
Hosted at: Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL
Camping reservations must be done by January 6 directly through the Florida State Fair. https://floridastatefair.formstack.com/forms/fair_camping
Saturday & Sunday, May 1st & 2nd
Hosted at: Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center – Newberry, FL (formerly Canterbury Showplace)
Saturday & Sunday, September 11th & 12th
Hosted at: Okeechobee Agri Civic Center – Okeechobee, FL
Saturday & Sunday, November 6th & 7th
Hosted at: L Cross Equestrian Center – Lady Lake, FL
All locations have stalls and campsites available. All stall and camping reservations will be done through SSMDTA when entry forms are sent out.
NOTE: Camping reservations for the Florida State Fair must be made directly through them and need to be done by January 6th.