Welcome to Mid South Eventing & Dressage Website

Welcome to MSEDA's new website! I know all of you will enjoy using the features this new site offers us. Just as a start, competitions can now post their entry forms and show bills here. That should be a great service for our members, as well as our Organizers. The calendar is another feature that will be well used. There is a lot more in store for us as new features and options are made available. Are you interested in joining?  See below for the Membership Application!

Hagyard Midsouth Team Challenge Horse Trial Teams

October 23-25, 2015. Open Date September 8th.

MSEDA members time to start planning on being on a Team.

MSEDA takes 4 riders for each level

BN, Novice, Training & Prelim

MSEDA covers $100.00 of the entry for the 16 team riders!

MSEDA Member Spotlight: Anna Kate Conley

Each issue, MSEDA will highlight a member who is active in the organization to give other members a peek into their horse-loving lives. Interested in being featured? Email Sarah at redhorseentrprise@gmail.com
Photo credits to JJ Sillman 
MSEDA: What horses do you own?
AKC: I own two off-the-track Thoroughbreds, a 6-year-old, chestnut mare named McCoys Cabaret, or Oakley as she’s known around the barn, and a 5-year-old, chestnut gelding named McCoys Evan Almighty, or Evan. I also own a 19-year-old Paint pony named Breezy that I retired several years ago. 

Breaking the Mold

Is mold giving your tack the (not so) warm fuzzies? Find out how to rid your leather goods of the furry green stuff and keep it from coming back. 

It’s the dog days of summer in the Bluegrass, a time of year when it seems saddle pads and helmets never quite dry out between rides. In addition to being uncomfortable to ride in, wet, humid conditions can lead to a tack room full of moldy saddles, bridles and other leather goods.  

Wet Weather Woes


When it comes to rain, often it’s either feast or famine, and this year we’ve been feasting on the wet stuff. While the summer showers keep the grass green, they also keep the pastures muddy, which leads to a bevy of equine ailments, the most common of which are rain rot and dew poisoning.

MSEDA 2015 Scholarship Recipient Reese Koffler-Stanfield's Experience at the Stephan Clark Trainer's Conference

This year I was honored to receive the 2015  MSEDA Training Grant.  The Grant enabled me to attend the USDF/FEI Trainer’s Conference and Certified Instructor’s Training Session in Wellington Florida.  The guest speaker/judge for the Trainer’s Conference was Mr. Stephen Clarke.  Although I have always admired Mr. Clarke and his training philosophies, listening to him speak so passionately about his work with trainers, horses, and riders was inspirational.  His dedication and enthusiasm for improving the quality of training in the sport horse industry certainly made this conference a favorite for many in attendance.


A few weeks ago, representatives from KDA met with Park Officials to discuss the plan for the improvements to the Dressage Complex at the Horse Park. Sheila Woerth has been working non-stop on this project and I wanted to share with you parts of the proposal she gave to the KHP.

Quote from the proposal – ‘The purpose of our meeting today is to show you our proposal to transform the KHP Dressage Complex into an exceptional dressage facility to match the other competition areas of the park and to discuss the money we already have amassed to contribute to this project. The Dressage Complex needs 5 competition rings, 5 warm-up rings, and a new 3,000sq.ft. Show Office, new lighting, sound system, and landscaping. All the rings need to be elevated, surrounded by 6" x 6" treated wood, have a Geotextile cover between the underlying layers of rock with PVC pipes with holes, called drainage tiles by the engineers, and 5 inches of Ecotrack footing.”

Congratulations to the 2014 MSEDA Year End Award Winners!


MSEDA Board Supports Hoosier Horse Park Water Complex

As you may know the Indiana Eventing Association is in the process of building a new water complex at the Hoosier Horse Park. The complex was designed and is being built by Jon Wells, a very well-known and respected builder.


Take part in our annual NAJYRC Cross Country Jump Decorating Contest. A fun way to show your team spirit and creativity, the winner will be awarded a 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Tailgate space!
Use flowers to represent the colors of your area/zone/region, make the jump themed to display where you are from, or just have fun with decorating and try to win the tailgate prize. Businesses, organizations and other groups are encouraged to join in as well.