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Dabney Riding Academy
1034 Hodges Circle
Mansfield, GA 30055
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Join the Diamond D Cowgirls National Champion Drill Team! With teams for all ages and disciplines, you can audition for the Pre-JV, JV, Varsity, Elite or Professsional Drill Team.
Riders auditioning for the Pre-JV, JV, Varsity or Elite teams may ride their own horse or audition with a Dabney Lesson Horse. Dabney horses will be provided for auditions, practices and performances for these teams as needed.
Professional Team members must provide their own horse and independentaly be able to transport themselves and horse to rodeso and events. As we want all members to enjoy this spectacular sport, we do not expect members to transport other team member's horses.
Riders will recieve a basic and short drill pattern (8 manuvers) to perform with three other riders. Each group will have time to practice with their group walking through the pattern on foot and then riding through the pattern in the arena before they audition.
2:00 Check-In and Warm Up in Outdoor or Covered Arenas
2:45 Introduction and Instructions in Covered Arena
3:00 Walk Practice Time in covered arena
3:20 Walk Audituion in covered arena
3:40 Trot Practice Time in covered arena
4:00 Trot Auditon in covered arena
4:20 Lope Practice Time in covered arena
4:40 Lope Audition in covered arena
Riders are able to choose multiple team when registering to increase their chances of being on a team. During auditions, riders will tryout at the more challening level. For example, riders auditioning for JV and Varsity teams, will try out at a lope. Riders auditioning for the Varisty Team must have previous experience riding with a flag on multiple horses. Flags will be provided. Varsity Quad does Not have to audition with flags.
Pre-JV: Walk audition
JV Teams: Trot audition
Varsity Teams: Lope audition with a flag (V. Quad, No flag)
Elite Team: Trot audition
Pro Team: Lope audition
PERFORMANCE DATE COMMITMENTS:
All Teams will perform at the November 19th Fall Showcase.
JV teams and Varsity teams will perform at, at least one competition each during the fall season. Dates and location of competitions will be determined.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (August- November)
Practice Times: 1034 Hodges Circle, Mansfield, GA 30055
Pre-JV Team- Walk/Trot (12 and under): 2 Saturdays a month 11:30 - 1:00 PM
JV Team- Trot/some Lope (17 and under): Thursdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
JV QuadTeam- Trot/Lope (17 and under): Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Varsity Team- Lope with Flags (25 and under): Mondays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Varsity Quad Team- Lope with Flags (25 and under): Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Elite Team- Trot/Lope (Adults): 2 Saturdays a month 10:00am - 11:30am
Professional Team- Lope with Flags (15 - 35): Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:45 PM
Auditions: $10 per rider
Professional Team: $100 Annual Dues plus competition fees
Pre-JV, JV, JV Quad, Varsity and Varsity Quad: $125 per month (4 consequtive group lessons) plus competition fees.
Elite: $70 per month (2 group lessons a month)
-To future Professional Diamond D Cowgirls and their friends and family: There is no smoking, swearing or drinking when in uniform at events, practices or anytime when wearing the team logo or riding with the team. The Diamond D Cowgirls are role models.
We ride for the brand, we represent the brand, and most importantly, we are Cowgirls with Class!