Local Equestian to Ride into the Dressage Foundation's Century Club
Friday, June 28, 2019
Posted by The Dressage Foundation
Joan Montanari, Catonsville, MD, will be inducted into special group of senior dressage riders and horses at the New Covert Farm dressage show on August 4, 2019, in White Hall, MD. The ages of Joan and her horse, Hanna, qualify them to become members of The Dressage Foundation's Century Club.
The Century Club recognizes dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more. Joan is 76-years-old and Hanna is 26. In addition to having ages totaling 100 or more, horse and rider perform a dressage test of any level and are scored by a dressage judge. The Dressage Foundation provides a Century Club ribbon and wall plaque to each horse and rider team. Local dressage clubs, family and friends help to make the ride into a celebratory event.
The Century Club was formed at The Dressage Foundation in 1996, at the suggestion of noted dressage judge and instructor, Dr. Max Gahwyler. The intent was to encourage older dressage riders to remain active in the sport. Since that time, the Century Club has grown into a meaningful and popular endeavor and has over 370 national members to-date.
Dressage is a word drawn from the French verb for "to train." Dressage is both a method of training horses and a competitive sport, and is designed to develop correct movement in the horse.
For more information about The Dressage Foundation or the Century Club, please contact Jenny Johnson, Executive Director at (402) 434-8585 or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.
The Dressage Foundation:
The Dressage Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska, is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage. The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels. For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.