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Central States Dressage and Eventing Association
The CSDEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving
Minnesota,Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

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Tornado Damage at Altair Farm

You may know long-time CSDEA member Pat Nimmerfroh as the organizing force behind our annual banquet each year.  On the night of Friday, July 17, 2015, Pat's property, Altair Farm, was devastated by the EF-1 tornado that touched down outside of Watertown, MN.
Please read Anna Erbes's account here for more details.  A friend of the Nimmerfrohs has established a GoFundMe account to accept donations to help rebuild the farm, which you can access at this link:
Pat and Daryl, our hearts are with you.

Conditioning during downtime


Notes from the 2015 Minnesota Horse Expo session with Jec Aristotle Ballou

By Barb McCutcheon

What is downtime?  If you are working your horse less than four times a week on average, your horse is losing cardiovascular and muscle function.  While horses recover cardiovascular conditioning very rapidly, it takes much longer for them to recover muscle function and they are at risk of injury while recovering.


To keep your horse’s muscles active and to rebuild correct muscle use, Jec has designed a set of exercises that can be done in 20 minutes and can be done in hand as well as under saddle.  Use these exercises to develop correct postural muscles in the horse and you will be able to resume full work much more safely and easily!

To read the rest of this article, click here.

Foto Spotlight


Pigging Out!

Submitted by Rachel Whitcomb

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Donations for Hollow Creek's new Water Complex

Hollow Creek Farm is a 79 acre equestrian facility that is home base for Two Rivers Pony Club (a part of Northern Lakes Region and the United States Pony Club).

A scheduled improvement this year is to add a water complex to the XC course. To this end, CSDEA's Facility Development Program has agreed to match up to $3,000 in donations. Construction begins in April.


How You Can Help

The Central States Dressage and Eventing Association is a member of the United States Dressage Federation and the United States Eventing Association.