Birmingham Dressage and Combined Training Association is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization which sponsors activities designed to further the art and sport of dressage and combined training in the Birmingham, AL area.

BDCTA is an affiliate member of USA Eventing and a Group Member of the US Dressage Federation.

Announcements

We will be electing the 2015 BDCTA Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Members at the Red Barn in Leeds, AL on Friday, December 12.

I have met many wonderful people and learned so much and grown personally as a result of serving as your President for 2013 & 2014...and it is time to hand the reins to a new President and Board of Directors. We are in great shape financially, we're kicking around T shirt ideas and show dates and locations for 2015- let's get this party started!

 Here's an update on the Board: 

Nominees Are:
President: Carol Brown
Treasurer:Lisa Pipkin
Secretary: Cathy Cawthon
VP, Dressage: Cindy Bridges
VP, Eventing: Phylena Babbit

**Other Key Roles: **

  • Receiving Secretary: Kat Magnuson
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Mae Goggans
  • Show Secretary: Libby Shackleford
  • Membership Coordinator:Cindy Williams
  • Awards Coordinator: 
  • Website /Social Media: Kat Magnuson

Please send your nominations via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you have any questions, please feel free to call me directly at 205.777.8911 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you haven't joined yet, join today! 

 
 

BDCTA Officers

BDCTA is a member driven organization. All officers are members of BDCTA in good standing who have volunteered to serve the club and have been elected by the members. As described in the By-Laws, all officers are elected for a term of one year.

 2014

Officers

President: Kat Magnuson

VP-Dressage: Katja Korsch

VP-Combined Training: vacant

Treasurer: Lisa Pipkin

Secretary: Cathy Cawthon

Member at Large 1: Deb Gray

Member at Large 2: vacant

Volunteer Coordinator: Mae Goggans

Awards Coordinators: Cathy Cawthon

2013

Officers

President: Kat Magnuson

VP-Dressage: Debbie Gray

VP-Combined Training: Lisa Pipkin

Treasurer: Janice Ballard

Secretary: Cathy Cawthon

Member at Large 1: Kelly Vaughan Hanby

Member at Large 2: Cindy Bridges

 

Committee Chairs

Volunteer Coordinator: Lauren Richards

Newsletter Editor: Jane Calamusa

Awards Coordinators: Cathy Cawthon

 2012

Officers

President: Kelly Vaughan-Hanby

VP-Dressage: Cindy Bridges

VP-Combined Training: Peggy Franklin

Treasurer: Natalie Nixon

Secretary: Caroline Humphries

 

Committee Chairs

Volunteer Coordinator: Lisen von Oelreich

Newsletter Editor: Jane Calamusa

Awards Coordinators: Cathy Cawton

 

2011

Officers

President: Kelly Vaughan-Hanby

VP-Dressage: Cindy Bridges

VP-Combined Training: Peggy Franklin

Treasurer: Natalie Nixon

Secretary: Caroline Humphries

 

Committee Chairs

Volunteer Coordinator: Lisen von Oelreich

Newsletter Editor: Jane Calamusa

Awards Coordinators: Linda McCormick

 

2010

Officers

President: Kelly Vaughan-Hanby

VP-Dressage: Cindy Bridges

VP-Combined Training: Shelia Ellison

Treasurer: Leigh Ann Bushway

Secretary: Linda Lowe

 

Committee Chairs

Volunteer Coordinator: Linda Thompson

Newsletter Editor: Jane Calamusa

Membership Chair: Lyn Davis

Receiving Secretary:

Awards Coordinators: Fran Histed & Linda McCormick

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

2009

Officers

President: Holly Scherzer

VP-Dressage: Anna Coley

VP-Combined Training: Shelia Ellison

Treasurer: Leigh Ann Bushway

Secretary: Katja Korsch

 

Committee Chairs

Volunteer Coordinator: Carol Oakes

Newsletter Editor: Jane Calamusa

Membership Chair: Lyn Davis

Receiving Secretary: Linda McCormick

Awards Coordinator: Linda McCormick

 

2008

Officers

President: Celeste Raines

VP-Dressage: Fran Summerlin Histed

VP-Combined Training: Shelia Ellison

Treasurer: Kathi Wiley

Secretary: Beth Hamric

 

Committee Chairs

Volunteer Coordinator: Tammy Sudduth

Newsletter Editor: Jane Calamusa

Membership Chair: Beth Hamric

Bylaws Chair: Rita Mendel

Awards Coordinator: Linda McCormick

 

2007

Officers

President: Kathi Wiley

VP-Dressage: Celeste Raines

VP-Combined Training: Suzanne McKinley

Treasurer: Christy Scotch

Secretary:

 

Committee Chairs

Volunteer Coordinator: Tammy Sudduth

Newsletter Editor: Jane Calamusa

Membership Chair: Beth Hamric

Receiving Secretary: Beth Bishop

 

2006

Officers

President: Paula Padelford

VP-Dressage: Kelli Agnew/Celeste Raines

VP-Combined Training: Suzanne McKinley

Treasurer: Kathi Wiley

Secretary: Beth Bishop

 

2005

Officers

President: Paula Padelford

VP-Dressage: Kelli Agnew

VP-Combined Training: Suzanne McKinley

Treasurer: Kathi Wiley

Secretary:

 

2004

Officers

President: Diana Hammond

VP-Dressage: Paula Padelford

VP-Combined Training: Suzanne McKinley

Treasurer: Kathi Wiley

Secretary: Nan Lawson

 

2003

Officers

President: Diana Hammond

VP-Dressage: Tammy Wilbur

VP-Combined Training: Suzanne McKinley

Treasurer: Kathi Wiley

Secretary: Beth Bishop

 

2002

Officers

President: Mary Kay Griffith

VP-Dressage: Kathi Wiley

VP-Combined Training:

Treasurer: Nan Lawson

Secretary: Beth Bishop

 

Previous Presidents: 2001 Nan Lawson, 2000 Penny Garzarek, 1999 Susan Nuckols, 1996 Debbie Gray

Thanks to our former, current and future officers. Without your willingness to serve, BDCTA would not exist.

Volunteer!

As always, we are in need of volunteers to help keep the club running & growing! Please see the Volunteer section for available opportunities. Benefits of volunteering include earning BDCTA volunteer bucks, hours for awards, the opportunity to be involved in the workings of the club & knowing you made a difference!

Remember, BDCTA is a volunteer driven organization, without our members we would not exist!

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