The 2023 Show Season page has been updated with links to the remaining shows of the year. The pricing for Early Bird, Regular and Late entries are listed along with the due dates for all 3 shows. Judges are also listed on those pages and as arena sizes are confirmed that information will be added as well.
I’m still working on updates to the actual form based on the feedback from the February show and will have that published for the June Qualifier in the next week or so.
We had a wonderful first qualifier of our 2023 Tenth Anniversary season on February 18-19 at Triple J Ranch in Sarasota, FL. There were 8 teams competing with us at the show and all the teams did amazing! Some of the placings were were only 2-5 points apart. Here are the results from the show.
First Place – The Renegades – 1,372 points
Second Place – Silk & Sable – 1,255 points
Third Place – The Outsiders – 1,200 points
Fourth Place – Aftershock – 1,099 points
First Place – The Gospel Riders – 1,309 points
Second Place – Hearts For Horses – 1,260 points
First Place – Aftershock – 1,227 points
Second Place – Swamp Donkeys – 1,201 points
Third Place – The Outlaws – 1,187 points
First Place – The Renegades – 1,608 points
Second Place – The Outsiders – 1,494 points
Third Place – Hearts For Horses – 1,488 points
First Place – Hearts For Horses – 924 points
Second Place – The Outlaws – 885 points
First Place – The Renegades – 1,524 points
Second Place – The Outsiders – 1,521 points
Third Place – Hearts For Horses – 1,434 points
Fourth Place – Hearts For Horses Quad – 1,432 points
Fifth Place – The Gospel Riders – 1,283 points
Sixth Place – Silk & Sable – 1,230 points
First Place – The Renegades – 1,310 points
Second Place – The Outsiders – 1,196 points
Third Place – Silk & Sable – 1,136 points
Fourth Place – The Gospel Riders – 1,133 points
Fifth Place – Swamp Donkeys – 1,070 points
First Place – The Renegades – 1,710 points
Second Place – Hearts For Horses – 1,626 points
Third Place – Silk & Sable – 1,550 points
Fourth Place – The Outsiders – 1,515 points
Fifth Place – The Gospel Riders – 1,425 points
First Place – The Renegades – 1,692 points
Second Place – The Outsiders – 1,674 points
First Place – Swamp Donkeys – 1,441 points
Second Place – Aftershock – 1,359 points
Third Place – Hearts For Horses – 1,253 points
Fourth Place – The Outlaws – 1,181 points
First Place – Hearts For Horses – 1,193 points
Second Place – The Outsiders – 1,185 points
Judges’ Choice Annual Award – Aftershock
Diane Thomas Judge’s Choice – Susannah Rotella from Swamp Donkeys
Heidi Young Judge’s Choice – Kelly Kendrick from The Outsiders
Thank you all for your patience as we worked through the Stall and RV assignment process. We wanted to make sure it was published correctly the first time and not have to make changes. Below is the Stall and RV chart for this weekend’s show.
We appreciate all the teams that shifted spots or went off-grid to make sure we got everyone settled in.
Looking forward to a great weekend. Safe travels and we’ll see you on Friday.
We are excited to publish the Order of Go for our first qualifier of the 2023 season! The show will take place at Triple J Ranch in Sarasota. We’d love for you to come out and cheer on the teams. We have 8 teams participating with us, 2 of which are new to SSMDTA.
Just wanted to give a quick update on the 2023 Compulsory and Short Program for those teams that are starting to think about next season.
As you recall, we handed out a written and drawn version of the Compulsory at the State Championship show. A few mistakes have been found on both the drawings and the write-up and we are working to get those corrected and published as quickly as possible. (Hopefully this week)
We are finding these issues as we start riding it, but please reach out to us as you start riding it for any clarifications or to see if something that rides well as 4, looks great on paper with 6, may turn to muck with 10. Let us know of any issues you’re having and we’ll see how to get them addressed and resolved for you.
One thing we’re going to add to the website to help teams is a Glossary section that lists moves with a description and an arrow drawing. We will start with the Short Program and Compulsory moves from this year and will keep adding from there. This will help new teams with moves and hopefully standardize some move names.
2023 Short Program Moves
We are excited to announce the 6 moves that need to be incorporated into a 3-5 minute drill for the 2023 Short Program.
Single File Cross
Circle – Four Leaf Clover – Box
Holy Cross / Swap Pairs
Swing Your Partner
Ok, stop looking so scared … they’re just move names. LOL See below for images and more details will be put in the Glossary.
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in our shows throughout 2022. The points earned by the teams in each class were totaled throughout the year and a High Point winner was announced for each class.
Compulsory – Hearts For Horses – 5,859 points
Open Freestyle – The Renegades – 6,701 points
Youth Quad – The Outsiders – 6,291 points
Novice Theme – Hearts For Horses – 6,191 points
Open Theme – The Renegades – 7,229 points
Short Program – The Renegades – 6,082 points
Novice Quad – The Gospel Riders Alpha – 5,610 points
Rodeo – The Renegades – 6,783 points
Open Quad – The Outsiders – 6,641 points
Youth Theme – The Outsiders – 6,447 points
Novice Freestyle – Hearts For Horses – 5,981 points
The Order of Go – or Schedule – for the 2022 State Championships has been completed. We are excited that 7 teams are attending this year’s show and there are 40 drills being performed across 12 classes! Our 3 judges, Heidi Young, Aly Schortinghouse and Mark Plowman, have their work cut out for them as these teams have been preparing all year for this event.
The show will be held at the Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center in Newberry, FL. Spectators are encouraged to come and cheer on the teams as they perform in full costumes and music. There is no admission charge.