ODS Biz Member Msg: Upcoming Saddlefit 4 Life / Schleese Saddlery Seminars in Oregon | May 25, Sublimity & May 27, Redmond | Pre-Registration Discount Deadline 4/20 (more)

April 18th, 2014

Saddlefit 4 Life OR Seminars may 25, 27 2014(Click Image to Enlarge it)

USDF University Accreditation ▪ Instructor: Jochen Schleese CMS CEE CSFT

8:30 am – 4:30 pm Includes Lunch & DVD ‘Beyond the 9 Points of Saddle Fitting’
Equine & Rider Back Health; Empirical Evidence; Moral & Legal Issues
Equine Anatomy & Development; Biomechanics/Static & Dynamic Saddle Fit
Anatomical Implications/ Issues for Female and Male Riders
Gender of Saddle Fit /Saddle Design – Female vs. Male Pelvis
Diagnostic Tools/ Systems/ Aids for Evaluating Saddle Fit – 80 Point Diagnostic Evaluation
∙ Theoretical Instruction ∙ Horse and Rider Demos ∙ Seminar Notes

**Jochen Schleese / SCHLEESE – The Female Saddle Specialist is a current ODS Business Member.  In return for paying higher dues, ODS Business Members are permitted to send 1 broadcast e-mail per quarter.  Please contact the ODS Office for details.




Reward for Volunteers at the 2014 ODS Fall Festival | A chance to ride with Janet Foy and Debbie McDonald for free (more)

April 17th, 2014

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More information and volunteer hours tracking form at


ODS Biz Member Msg: From Blue Bridle Equine Insurance (more)

April 17th, 2014




A Message from Blue Bridle Insurance Agency


Show season is underway!  Along with the fun of competition comes the added risks and stress related illness your horses will be exposed to. We hope that you will turn to Blue Bridle when you are seeking mortality and major medical insurance protection.  We have established a trusting relationship with the Oregon Dressage Society and have been a proud sponsor and/or advertiser for USDF events.  Blue Bridle has been providing liability coverage for your horse shows and clinics for about 23 years!  We would be pleased to provide additional protection to the members of ODS. Please visit our website, for a description of the types of insurance offered and for applications.  Give us a call at (800) 526-1711.  Our agents will be happy to review coverage with you and answer any questions you may have.  Thank you!

**Joan Booth / Blue Bridle Insurance is a current ODS Business Member.  In return for paying higher dues, ODS Business Members are permitted to send 1 broadcast e-mail per quarter.  Please contact the ODS Office for details.

Mark the date! Mud Management Seminar – TRC Meeting | Eugene | April 21 (more)

April 15th, 2014

Getting tired of that mud?  Come join us for the Mud Management lecture!

When – April 21

Where – The EPUD building on Seavey Loop

Time – 6PM Social

            6:30 Business Meeting

            7:30 PM Lecture


Our lecturer is Melissa Fery.  Melissa teaches at OSU and is the Lane County Extension Agent that is assigned mud management.  She has some great suggestions for managing your mud issues.


Members shared that they wanted time to meet new club members and catch up with friends so we’ve incorporated some social time.  Bring some finger food to share and get to know everyone.


We hope to see you there!


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ODS Biz Member Msg: Conrad Schumacher Returns to Quailhurst April 27-29 | Sherwood, OR (more)

April 14th, 2014

Conrad Schumacher Returns to Quailhurst April 27-29

Following a winter of working with top riders in Florida, Conrad Schumacher will be returning to Quailhurst (in Sherwood, OR) for a 2 1/2 day clinic April 27-29. In addition to his teaching in Florida, Conrad was selected as a keynote presenter at this year’s Global Dressage Forum, an event marbled with the top dressage experts in the world.


Come join us for two and a half days of pure education – if you have yet to experience Conrad’s teaching, it is a real treat! His ability to utilize his timing on which exercise will benefit each horse and rider is based upon his years of training top riders.

The clinic fees will include lunch and daily snacks and beverages. Additionally, all riders and auditors will be treated to a wine and cheese gathering, featuring select Quailhurst Vineyard Estate vintages, following the rides on Sunday. This will be an opportunity to personally meet Conrad and ask him any questions.

Updated information, including rider schedule, can be found on the Quailhurst Stable website and Facebook page.

Auditor fees are $25.00 for Sunday or Monday or $45.00 for the two days. Tuesday is a half-day and the fee for auditing will be $10.00 with 100% of the proceeds going to help fight breast cancer. Reservations are highly suggested. Please contact Deborah directly, emailing


**Quailhurst/Deborah Hausman is a current ODS Business Member.  In return for paying higher dues, ODS Business Members are permitted to send 1 broadcast e-mail per quarter.  Please contact the ODS Office for details.

USDF Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Nominations due May 1

April 14th, 2014

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USDF Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement Nominations – Do you know someone who has demonstrated longevity of excellence in the sport of dressage, has made outstanding contributions to the growth, development, and popularity of our sport, or has demonstrated a lifelong dedication to USDF and its mission? Nomination forms can be found online, and are due May 1.

Read more:


Last Call on USDF Region 6 PM Nominations for 2014/15

April 12th, 2014

Nominations are being accepted for USDF Participating Member delegates in all regions, until April 15, 2014. To accept the nomination and to be elected, PM delegate (PM) nominees must be current USDF Participating Members, reside in the region in which they are running as a candidate, and attend the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Cambridge, MA. PM delegates serve a one year term, from the time of election in mid-year 2014 through the election in mid-year 2015. All nominations, in addition to any inquiries regarding nominations, should be sent to – or locally, you may contact Kaye Phaneuf (


TRC March Newsletter

April 11th, 2014



Check out the latest newsletter from the Twin Rivers Chapter, including a great article written by president Audrey Staton on Volunteerism.

Link: 2014-3 TRC Newsletter


Horse/Rider Combinations announced for the 2014 USEF Dressage Young Horse Training Session with Scott Hassler | April 19-20 | Sherwood, OR (more)

April 10th, 2014

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2014 USEF Dressage Young Horse Training Sessions

with Scott Hassler

April 19-20, 2014

DevonWood Equestrian Center   Sherwood, OR

The Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Training Sessions are open training sessions. Professionals are encouraged to bring their talented young horses to the training sessions even if they are not planning to qualify for the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Championships.

The cost for auditing is $45/day or $75 for the weekend and auditors can sign up here:

Below is the list of horse/rider combinations which have been accepted to ride:

Rider Horse Age Owner
Nadine Schwartsman Sir Donnerczar 5 Sharon Mace
Kathi Haworth Ronaldo 4 Madora Daniel
Nicol Hinde* PHEREPAPHA 6 Same
Matthew Eagan* Leonardo da Vinci JMZ 4 Same
Alyssa Pitts* Quintessential Hit 5 Same
Lauren Henderson Royal Sun 6 Charlotte and Bill Roseburg
Nichole Charbonneau* Enya WS 5 Same
Nadine Schwartsman Fivestar HW 6 Cynthia McKim
Brooke Voldbaek* For Freedom S 4 Sonnenberg Farm LLC
Katey Augsburger Sirella 6 Wendy Morgan

*Denotes current ODS member


Reminder to Enter the SJD Spring Fling Dressage Show 4/27/14 | Talent, OR | Show Closes 4/19 (more)

April 10th, 2014

Don’t miss the State of Jefferson Chapter’s Spring Fling Dressage Show


Sunday, April 27, 2014

At the beautiful Cygnet Farm, Talent, OR


This show is an ODS League Show #L-11-14

Officials: Deborah Spence (R)

Opening date: March 17
Closing date: April 19

Offering USDF Introductory Level through USEF Second Level including Musical Freestyle/Pas de Deux/Quadrille, plus unrecognized Third Level and above.

Click Here for Prize List - added 3/4/14

Click Here for General Rules for ODS League Shows

Click Here for the ODS League Show Entry Form

Contact: Ed Miller
Phone: (541)890-5085

Location Details
Cygnet Farm
7501 Wagner Creek Road
Talent OR 97540 US




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