State of Jefferson Chapter

Page last updated 11/10/2013

ODS is organized into Regions and Chapters to provide opportunities for local promotion of educational activities and competitions locally as well as statewide activities.

SJD-ODS serves the Grants Pass are of Southern Oregon.

SJD-ODS 2014 Officers:

  • President Elaine Thomas - (541) 787-7120
  • Vice President – Michelle Woollard
  • Secretary – Michele Matzen
  • Treasurer – Ed Miller
  • Director at Large – Rachel Merusi
  • Director at Large – Jeff Parr
  • Director at Large – Ellen Ahern


Chapter Mission / About Our Chapter:
The State of Jefferson Chapter of the Oregon Dressage Society membership consists of both riders and non-riders, individuals who are new to dressage, through experienced riders who show at FEI-level competitions. We welcome both expert and beginner alike.

Throughout the year the Chapter hosts a variety of activities for the dressage enthusiast, from schooling shows and rated dressage competitions, to clinics for both riders and auditors. We also hold regular membership meetings combined with non-mounted social and educational activities.

As our area grows, our Chapter continues to grow. Our goal is to welcome anyone who wants to contribute by continuing a network of support to one another.

Chapter Bylaws:
The State of Jefferson Chapter-ODS follows specific chapter bylaws - to review the chapter bylaws.

Chapter bylaws cannot be in conflict with ODS bylaws and in some cases, chapter bylaws will not cover all areas that the ODS Bylaws do if necessary, please refer to the ODS Bylaws here.

Annual Chapter Activities:

  • Jutta Schott Clinics
  • ODS League Shows
  • Adult Dressage Camp
  • Dressage in the State of Jefferson, a USEF/USDF Licensed, ODS Approved Competition held in the fall

General Membership & Fun Nights will be held every other month, actual date to be determined, watch the ODS Calendar for dates. These meetings are a chance to get together to socialize and learn, and mainly have fun! Different topics will be planned. Locations: To be determined & announced. We try to rotate between Medford and Grants Pass to accommodate folks coming from around the area.

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