LYDF 2021 Letter to Competitors
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival 2021!
Below is some very important info to help everyone keep up to date, please make sure to share this information with your parents, coaches, and anyone else who might be attending the show with you.
Tentative ride times are available at HorseShowOffice.com at http://horseshowoffice.com/info/2021/81-1/Ridesch.pdf. Remember to check for any schedule changes on the bulletin board after 8am on Friday and after 7am on Saturday.
The HITS Stall Layout and 2021 Stabling Chart are available at https://youthdressagefestival.com/entry-info/stabling-chart.html.
If you have a parent (or coach or friend or other family member) who might like to volunteer for a couple hours, please ask them to stop by the Volunteer Booth.
Welfare of the Horse
Riders (and trainers) are responsible for ensuring that their horses are sound and fit enough for competition. It is at the discretion of the judges to excuse a horse if they feel the horse is not sound or is struggling.
Dressage4Kids has prepared the following Covid Guidelines for Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival in view of the current situation with the Delta variant. All individuals attending Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival must adhere to these guidelines, in addition to following local and state guidelines. Dressage4Kids reserves the right to modify the below guidelines if necessary. Anyone who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, has been exposed to or has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, or anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 10 days cannot enter the competition grounds. These individuals are encouraged to contact their health care provider immediately for further medical advice. All individuals should monitor their temperature daily, and should not enter the premises if presenting with a temperature of 99.5 or higher.
Face masks are required for all individuals while indoors. While outdoors, face masks are required for everyone whenever social distancing (6' or one horse length) is not possible. Face masks are required for all for the written test, parade of teams, volunteer booth, awards pick-up, and D4K store. Anyone who does not follow the policy will be asked to leave the showgrounds.
All individuals coming onto the showgrounds must fill out a health questionnaire on Tuesday, August 10th or Wednesday, August 11th, prior to arrival at the showgrounds. The questionnaire is available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2iXEDAr45ZAU6nHGYS8r_gfnuWJY3zwH88HlY0Guhm40umA/viewform.
Thank you for your help in keeping our competition environment a healthy one!
Thursday, August 12th
1:00pm Stables open
1:00pm – 7:00pm Show Office open and Schooling is permitted (designated rings only & MUST have bridle number)
Friday, August 13th
8:00am Secretary's Office opens
9:00am - 2:30pm Schooling Show and Dressage Trail
11:00am - 1:00pm Tackroom decorating judging
1:30pm Sport Horse Classes start
Written Test timing tbd
4:30pm Demo and Parade of Teams
Saturday, August 14th
7:00am Secretary's Office opens
8:00am - 2:00pm Division Championships and Prix Caprilli
11:25am Leadline Class
2:15pm Stable Management Challenge
3:00pm Results posted, competitors pick up ribbons and awards
A map of the grounds will be available in the Electronic Show Program, which should be posted by Wednesday, August 11th.
Electronic Show Program Contest
We will post a list of questions about the Electronic Show Program. Winners will be drawn from the contestants who have correctly answered all of the questions.
Amy Dragoo and Stacy Lynne will be our official photographers. If you have friends taking your photo that is fine, but please leave the rest to the pros! Please contact Amy before your ride. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Cell: 610-656-0258
Team designations are due to the Secretary’s Office by 1pm Friday.
Stabling Saturday night
Stabling is available Saturday night for an additional $50. Contact Show Secretary, Ellen Brindle-Clark at email@example.com for more info. No schooling on the grounds on Sunday.
Stay Informed Throughout the Show with Alerts via WhatsApp
If you would like to receive alerts throughout the show, download the WhatsApp app and sign up for the LYDF 2021 group chat.
To download WhatsApp: Go to the app or play store on your phone. Type ‘WhatsApp’ into the search bar. This will bring up the WhatsApp Messenger app, which is free to download. Tap on ‘Install’ and then ‘Accept’ to give WhatsApp the permissions it requires to run. This will automatically start the download process. Note that depending on which connection you use to download the app, this may incur data charges. Once the download is complete, tap on ‘Open’ to open up the app and follow the prompts.
Once you have completed setting up the WhatsApp app, use the following link to connect to the LYDF 2021 group chat: https://chat.whatsapp.com/E3fCkdDyQYvAYWB0R47xVo.
Many many thanks to all those who make this show possible, from you, our competitors, to our sponsors, judges, volunteers, and show committee.
Please let us know if you have any questions in advance of the show, and we can’t wait to see you all!
Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival Committee