Pre JV, JV and Varsity Auditions:
Saturday, January 14th, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Rusty Spurs and Legacy team Auditions:
Saturday, January 14th, 2023
Lessons to Prepare for Auditions?
Do you want to be better prepared for Auditions?
Call us at 404-695-1662 to Book a private lesson with one of our instrcutors, or to join a group class:
Intermediate: Wed & Thurs at 4:30pm
Advanced: Mon & Tues at 5:00pm
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, Rusty Spurs or Legacy Drill Team.
Riders auditioning for the Pre JV, JV, Varsity, Rusty Spurs and Legacy 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.
Riders will receive a basic and short drill pattern (8 maneuvers) to perform with three to five 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.
*All audition results will be final based on score calculation and careful discussion between the judges. With over 12 years of experience riding and coaching drill teams of all levels, please trust that we are taking into consideration many elements of each riders abilities and skills to place them on a team that we feel they will best succeed with confidence and safety for the entire team. If you are not satisfied with the results of your riders placing, you have 24 hours to decline the position after the results have been sent out.
*Please note that the audition schedule is set up differently than in the past so pay close attention to the time you should arrive for the highest level team in which you are auditioning.
10:00am Rusty Spurs and Legacy Team Check-in
Practice and Audition in covered arena
1:00 Pre JV Check-In, Practice on foot with assigned group
1:30 Pre JV Practice Time in covered arena
Immediately Following: Pre JV Audition in covered arena
2:00 JV Check-In, Practice on foot with assigned group
2:30 JV Practice Time in covered arena
Immediately Following: JV Audition in covered arena
3:00 Varsity Check-In, Practice on foot with assigned group
3:30 Varsity Practice Time in covered arena
Immediately Following: Varsity Audition in covered arena
Riders are able to choose multiple teams when registering to increase their chances of being on a team. During auditions, riders will tryout at the more challening level. For example, riders wishing to audition for both JV and Varsity teams, will try out only once, at the Varsity level.
Pre JV: Walk audition
JV Team: Trot audition
Varsity Team: Trot/Lope audition *(Must have previous Drill Team experience to audition)
Rusty Spurs: Trot audition
Legacy Team: Trot/Lope audition
PERFORMANCE DATE COMMITMENTS:
All Teams will perform at the May 6th Spring Spectacular at Dabney Riding Academy at 11:00am-1:00pm!
JV teams and Varsity teams will perform at, at least one competition each during the Spring Season.
Performance and competition dates will be discussed at the first practice.
PRACTICE SCHEDULE (January- May)
All practices will take place at Dabney Riding Academy:
1034 Hodges Circle, Mansfield, GA 30055
Pre JV Team- Walk/Trot (Ages 5- 12): 2 Saturdays a month 11:30 - 1:00 PM
JV Team- Trot/Lope (Ages 6-16): Thursdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Varsity Team- Lope with Flags (Ages 10-25): Tuesdays 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Rusty Spurs- Trot/Lope (Adults): 2 Saturdays a month 10:00am - 11:30am
Legacy Team- Lope with Flags (Adults): 2 Saturdays a month 10:00am - 11:30am
*If needed, to accomodate more riders, we will add an additional JV or Varsity team which will practice on either Wednesday or Friday at 5:00pm.
Auditions: $15 per rider
JV and Varsity: $150 per month (4 consequtive group lessons) plus competition fees.
Pre JV, Rusty Spurs and Legacy Teams: $80 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!