Reminder: Twin Rivers Chapter Meeting | September 17

September 16th, 2014



Agenda for September 17 TRC Meeting



Review Budget

Various expenses and revenues from


Summer Camp

Mixed activities – ODS Support, scholarships, picnic


Show Committee report

Summer Camp Committee report


New Business


Discuss show for 2015 (some planning needs to occur now)


Proposal to sponsor with $200 for Emily Parks


Request to Pay forward donation to help Dancing Horse Fund (this is for our past receipt of the funding) $150


$200 to support the annual meeting (all clubs need to contribute because they don’t have the money to cover the annual meeting in Nov.  All of the other clubs have donated this amount)

Suggestions for USDF region 6 youth program fundraisers that you would be willing to aid (With the cancellation of the Youth Camp and Regional Show this August the USDF Region 6 Youth Programs lost their major funding source – thus they need to raise money)

USDF Youth Silent Auction | Seeking Contributions and Supporters

September 15th, 2014

Note: The ODS Office does organize a youth-flavored “Oregon” gift basket annually for this auction – if you have a non-perishable, small, “simply Oregon” item such as jam, nuts, hand-crafted items, or something from an ODS company and you want to contribute to the ODS basket for this auction, please contact the ODS Office at


USDF is seeking donations for the Youth Silent Auction to take place at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Cambridge, MA. Donations are fully tax deductible and all proceeds will benefit the USDF Youth Convention Scholarship Fund. If you or your business has an item or service to donate to the Youth Silent Auction, please contact the USDF office.


2014 Fall Festival – Dressage is for Every Horse Symposium officially approved as a USDF University Credit Program (more)

September 15th, 2014


Dear ODS Members,


USDF has given USDF University Approval for the ODS Fall Festival program with Debbie McDonald, Janet Foy and Dr. Erika McKenzie to be held on November 1 & 2, 2014.  The course number is # 102366for a maximum of 2 credit(s). 


In order for USDF University Credit to count, ODS must collect $5 from each current USDF member requesting credit.  If you don’t care about receiving credit, you don’t have to pay the fee – it is optional.  You may pre-pay the fee with your registration or you may pay the fee on site the morning of the event.


The USDF University program provides recognition for USDF members who strive to continue their dressage education through their participation in USDF educational programs.  It also provides an accreditation structure, allowing members to earn USDF credit for participating in accredited programs conducted by GMOs and other groups.  To read more about the UDSF University Program, please visit:


To read more and/or to register for the ODS Fall Festival, please visit


If you have other questions, please contact me in the ODS Office at (503) 681-2337 or


Thank you,

Corinne Stonier

Executive Director

Oregon Dressage Society, Inc.




USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award – DEADLINE EXTENDED

September 13th, 2014

Applications are still being accepted for the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award! Click HERE for information on how to apply for this prestigious award. Application deadline has been extended to September 15!


Registration Deadline SOON for the USDF Adult Clinic Series Featuring Hilda Gurney | Idaho Horse Park | October 4 & 5, 2014

September 12th, 2014
Region 6 Adult Clinic
“Harmonizing with your Horse”
Hilda Gurney


Hilda Gurney is an FEI “I” Judge and large “R” Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge, as well as a decorated competitor. Hilda has had an enormous positive impact on US dressage over the past several decades. Her competition record is unsurpassed: an Olympic Team bronze medal in 1976, an individual gold and silver, and three team gold medals at the Pan Am Games, 6 USET National Grand Prix Championships on the legendary Hall of Fame member, Keen.

Ernst Herrmann Clinic Oct. 10-12 (note date change from Oct. 3-5) | Rides Available

September 12th, 2014


Pacific Crest Trail Chapter is offering another Ernst Herrmann Clinic to be held Oct. 10-12.  The clinic will be held Friday afternoon, and all day Saturday in Ridgefield, and Sunday in North Plains, OR. Two great location options and opportunity to hone your dressage skills at all levels!


Single lesson is $85, two lessons for $150. These are very popular clinics and fill up quickly.


Please contact Eileen Parent if you are interested in the Oct. 10 & 11 rides Ridgefield, and Joyce Stride for rides on Oct. 12 in North Plains, not the ODS Office .


Contact: Eileen Parent


Phone: (360) 877—0799


Contact: Joyce Stride

Phone:  (503) 647-0168


Nutrena/USDF Adult Clinic Series with Hilda Gurney

September 12th, 2014

Don’t miss the chance to watch Olympian Hilda Gurney work with riders from your area, on October 4-5, at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, ID. These clinics are designed to maximize the benefit to those who come to audit. Pre-registering to audit will ensure that you get the best price to come watch Hilda work with riders of all levels. Pre-registration closes on September 19.


Required Steps to Compete at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan!

September 11th, 2014


Step 1: Complete a Declaration of Intent by midnight on the day prior to your Great American/USDF Regional Championship competition (including any open class before the start of the championship class).

Step 2: Nominate by midnight 96 hours after the last championship day in your regional championship show. Declaration and Nomination are required for each level and division for which a horse/rider combination may qualify. Horse/rider combinations who earn a Wild Card score are not required to have filed a Declaration of Intent, but must complete the Nomination process.

Step 3: Enter by October 23 midnight ET. Entry is required in addition to completing the Nomination (preliminary entry) process. For complete details go to


Washington Horse Diagnosed with West Nile Virus

September 11th, 2014

2014 West Nile Activity – Washington State Infected horses/other mammals, birds, and mosquitoes – source:

September 9, 2014 – The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is reporting that an unvaccinated horse in Omak is the second case of equine West Nile virus confirmed in the state this summer. The 17-year-old palomino gelding was not vaccinated for the virus and has not traveled out of state. The horse is responding to treatment at this time.

The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Pullman reported the positive test results to the State Veterinarian’s Office on Friday. The state’s first case of equine West Nile virus this year was reported Aug. 19, involving a Franklin County horse that was not vaccinated. That horse was euthanized.

Health Alert: West Nile Virus

Washington had two confirmed cases of horses with West Nile virus last year; one in Franklin County and another in Yakima County. The Omak horse is the first reported case of West Nile virus in Okanogan County in recent years, according to Acting State Veterinarian Paul Kohrs. In 2009, British Columbia reported a case across the border north of Okanogan County.
West Nile virus is spread by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. The disease sickens people, horses, birds and other animals, but it does not spread from horses to people or other animals. The virus is fatal to horses in about a third of the cases in which clinical signs are apparent, although most horses do not become ill and show no symptoms. Horses that do become ill can appear to be displaying loss of coordination, loss of appetite, confusion, fever, stiffness, and muscle weakness, particularly in the hindquarters.
Spring is the best time to vaccinate horses against West Nile virus or obtain booster shots. Besides vaccination, horse owners can take steps to limit horse exposure to mosquitoes. For example, reduce or eliminate sources of stagnant or standing water, stable horses during peak mosquito periods (dawn and dusk), use equine-approved mosquito repellants, place fans inside barns or stalls to maintain air movement, and avoid using incandescent bulbs inside stables at night.
Veterinarians who learn of potential West Nile Virus cases in Washington horses or other animals should contact the State Veterinarian’s Office at 360/902-1881.

UDSF News: Janine Malone and Maryal Barnett to Receive 2014 USDF Lifetime Achievement Awards

September 10th, 2014

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Lexington, KY (September 3, 2014)  – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF)  is pleased to announce that Janine Malone and Maryal Barnett will be presented with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet, on December 6, 2014, during the Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Cambridge, MA. Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are longtime members of USDF who have shown a lifetime of dedication to USDF through volunteering and developing programs, projects, and committees that have contributed to USDF’s mission.

            Janine Malone was a member of the USDF Executive Board for eighteen years in the roles of USDF Region 1 Director and USDF Secretary. She was the recipient of the first ABIG/USDF Volunteer of the Year award in 1998.  Janine is currently chair of the US Dressage Finals Organizing Committee, and was honored at the 2013 inaugural US Dressage Finals with a perpetual trophy in her name, given to the Adult Amateur Prix St. Georges Champion.  Janine is a USEF “R” dressage judge, an “R” dressage sport horse breeding (DSHB) judge, an “R” dressage technical delegate, and an FEI Level 3 chief steward for dressage. For nearly 20 years, Janine was also a combined-training judge, technical delegate (TD), and event organizer.   Janine is a charter member and past president of the North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association and has managed past AHSA, now USEF, and Ljungquist Championships, USEF dressage and DSHB judges’ clinics, and has served as a clinician for several USEF dressage TD clinics. Janine has served on numerous USDF and USEF committees, was a USEF Vice President for FEI affiliates and served on the USEF Board.      USDF Vice President Lisa Gorretta says, “I can think of no one more deserving of this award, as fitting recognition of her years of tireless volunteer service for the benefit of USDF and the sport.”

            Maryal Barnett is an FEI “C” Dressage Judge, a USEF “S” Dressage Judge, and a Canadian Equestrian Federation Senior Dressage Judge.   Maryal has hosted many judges’ mini-forums throughout the United States and is a member of the USDF “L” Faculty to teach others to be dressage judges.  In March of 1998, the AHSA, now USEF, appointed Maryal to be an Instructor, Examiner, and Senior Official for the “r” and “R” Dressage Judges Training Program.  Maryal attended the USDF/Violet M. Hopkins National Dressage Instructors’ Seminar since its inception in 1979, participating as a rider and later as an instructor.   As chairperson of the USDF/Hopkins National Seminar for Dressage Instructors Planning Committee, Maryal had the responsibility of planning the annual seminar held in Union Lake, MI.  In 1997, Maryal was elected to the Executive Board of The Dressage Foundation, and in 1998, she was chosen to be an official USDF Instructor Certification Examiner and Faculty Member.

Fellow examiner Lilo Fore says, “For Maryal, teaching is more than just a profession. It is a passion. Nothing gives her greater joy than seeing her students gain the ability to grasp a skill or concept through lessons that she developed.”

For more information about the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, visit the USDF website, or contact the USDF office at

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.  For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit, e-mail, or call (859) 971-2277.


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