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!

MSEDA Annual Meeting-Lexington KY

Date/Time of Event: 
01/30/2016 - 01/31/2016

Four Point Sheraton on Newtown Pike

January 30th

Educational Speaker-Daniel Stewart

Member Awards Banquet

January 31st

MSEDA Business Meeting

Daniel Stewart Clinic at the Kentucky Horse Park

February 1st

Daniel Stewart Clinic at the Kentucky Horse Park

Irwin Earns top Honors at MSEDA Team Challenge In October

Article by Sarah Coleman

This past October, thousands of people descended on the Bluegrass to celebrate the arrival of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. But the weekend before the two-day event was held at Keeneland Racecourse, the Kentucky Horse Park was the place to be to kickoff the Breeders’ Cup Festival, a week-long, city-wide celebration of Lexington and its equestrian heritage that included concerts, art shows, cooking and racing-specific events. In addition to hosting the annual Hagyard MidSouth Three-Day Event, the Park was also home to the inaugural Thoroughbred Makeover. Needless to say, the Park was packed with horses, riders, owners and fans from around the country.

Though it would seem like a logistical nightmare to compete horses in both events, run by different show managers, one young trainer got it done in style. Here’s how.

MSEDA Member Spotlight: Jodi Dickey

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


MSEDAWhen did you begin riding?

JD: I started riding 31 years ago, when I was 7. I wanted to earn two Girl Scout badges. The Mahnensmith family who helped me earn them asked my parents if I'd like to come back and work in exchange for lessons. They never accepted money when they took on kids because they wanted to know they were dedicated and they never really found one that stayed ... until they asked me. I cleaned garbage bags of tack for an entire summer before I really started riding to prove I was serious about horses. Now, 31 years later, they are still very much a part of my life and I developed an uncanny work ethic. I am forever grateful for how the Mahnensmith’s and the horses have changed my life.

Farm Prep for Winter Weather

Winter in the Bluegrass seems to come on in a hurry, catching many by surprise by following fast on the heels of lovely Indian-summer days.

By Sarah Coleman 

'Tis the Season for Vaccinations

It's that time of year when horses are coming and going from shows and clinics, and many are preparing to travel south to Florida for the colder months. Regardless of whether your horse or his barn mates are traveling or staying put this winter, now is the time to be making sure their vaccines are up to date to ward off potential illness. 

Area 8 Annual Meeting-Dayton, OH

Date/Time of Event: 
01/09/2016 - 01/10/2016

 With Guest Speakers

Wayne Quarles and Dorothy Crowell

Wayne Quarles FEI 3*/4* Eventing Judge and TD. USEF R Eventing and Dressage. USEF R Eventing TD, Activities & Events Director USPC.  Wayne has travelled the world as an eventing official.  You won't want to miss his presentation.

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.