Dressage in the Sandhills
Pinehurst, NC
May 10
- 12, 2019

WOW!!! What a weekend. We dodged the bullet with the storms (except for the flooding in Barn 12 Saturday evening).  And, in spite of the weather predictions for Sunday (rain & thunderstorms all day) we had perfect horse show weather. Slightly overcast and cool with perfect footing thanks to all the rain before the show and Saturday evening.  And, after 2 months of worry about the lack of hotel rooms due to the ROCK concert at the motor speedway in Rockingham it all became a non-issue for us. The condos at Little River were wonderful and the restaurant was great. PLUS,  it seems the ROCK concert rivaled Woodstock with its' lack of organization. Hotels were totally empty Saturday evening since most people chose to go home.
Hopefully that will be the end of ROCK concerts at Rockingham Speedway!
SO, thanks for coming. We have reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn for next year - just to CYA.

And most importantly - thank you all for that wonderful testimonial at the party Friday evening. The handmade ceramic plate is beautiful and all the personal notes left me speechless (well, pretty much except when Bo had to clamp his hands over my mouth!).


Pro-Am Teams
Placings were very close. Congratulations to all. Gift certificates from M&M tack will be mailed
1. CanDo 67.81 Cody Armstrong, Sue Hopkins, Monica Schnacke, Eva Lynn Finlon
2. Barn 12 66.29 Jean DeVenny, Jody Morse, Danielle Hewitt, Terri Aprille
3.Charlie's Angels 65.74 Dana Foster, Lisa Wagoner, Sara Placentra, Elizabeth Wessels

High Score Winners click on link to see list

B reed Awards
Hanoverian: Darcy, Eliza Sydnor Romm
KWPN-NA: Kir Royale MP, Melanie Harper
Danish: Hotel California, Tricia Gregory
PRE: Carbonero XCV, Tina Cook
TB: Living the Dream, Heather Mehal
Pony:Champlain Golden Rule, Kathy Nekton


Prize List

Swat 'n Sweat Series Awards
To be eligible for the series-end awards, you must compete in at least 4 of the 6 shows in the Swat 'N Sweat summer series (Dressage in the Sandhills, MayDay, Summertime Blues, Rise 'n Shine, Early Morning Blues, CoolDown).
Champion will be awarded to the horse/rider combination with the highest average score at each level with a minimum average of 55%. You need at least three scores at the same level to compete for champion.
Adult Amateur champions and JR/YR champions will be awarded at Intro, Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and FEI. Open Champions will be awarded at Training, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and FEI
Freestyle scores do not apply.

AQHA recognition has been granted

Read below to see if you are eligible for any of these awards.
Please let show management know (preferably before the start f the show) if any of these awards apply to you.

Is your horse a Thoroughbred?
Check out the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program tjctip.com and click on "My Account".

Riders must provide show management with a T.I.P. number for each registered Thoroughbred horse entered in the show.

Is your horse a Hanoverian?
Presented by the American Hanoverian Society. No memberships or registrations needed. Just present show management with a copy of the horse's papers. They must have American or German
Hanoverian papers or have a copy of AHS Certificate of Pedigree which proves that the AHS acknowledges that one parent is Hanoverian.

Is your horse a Dutch Warmblood?
The KWPN of North American offers a high score award to horses registered with the association.
The criteria for this award is that the horse has to be in the owner's name with the KWPN-NA and that the owner of record
has to be a current member of KWPN-NA. Rider doesn't have to be a member if owner and rider are different individuals.

Is your horse a Danish Warmblood?
The North American Danish Warmblood Association offers a high score award.
The owner must be a member of NADWA and the horse must be registered with the NADWA.

This show is a partner in the National Dressage Pony Cup Series
Ponies must hold a USEF measurement card. The NDPC does not require registration or membership with their organization in order to be considered for these awards.

The International Rescue Horse Registry is sponsoring a high score ribbon for IRHR members and their horses. The rescue horse must be registered with the IRHR.

Is your horse a PRE?
All contestants (rider or horse owner) must be USPRE members in good standing.  Scores may be submitted only from the highest level at which the horse has competed with the current rider. FEI level is reserved for adult riders. Youth Riders have their own category.
Scores must be a minimum of 62% to qualify for a High Point award.   Freestyle scores do not apply.