Details about the ODS Fall Festival

October 30th, 2014

We have had an incredible response to this event – not only from our members and friends through their registrations, but also from sponsors, vendors and donors for our auction.  When you get to the event, please check in at the registration desk to obtain your badge (if you did not pre-register, you can walk in and register on site).  There are The registration desk will be in the north aisleway, between stalls and the arena (not in the clubhouse).

If you are registered for both days, you will only need to check in on Saturday (but don’t forget your badge for admittance Sunday!).


Other details:

  • On your registration, you selected No as far as whether or not you will be attending the social—NOT a banquet this year.  If you want to come to the Saturday evening reception –and you did not select this at registration, please notify the volunteers when you check in.  We must have an accurate headcount for the caterer doing the appetizers.
  • Because this event is USDF University Credit Approved, there may be additional paperwork for you to fill out at registration.  If you have selected the “All the Bells and Whistles” package, your USDF University Credit is pre-paid.  If you have not yet signed up for University Credit but wish to, you can take care of that when you arrive. USDF University Credit costs $5.00 per day.
  • We will also have thank you cards for our sponsors and silent auction item donors at the registration desk; please take a moment and fill out a thank you card to recognize the generosity of their contributions.
  • Because it is critical for our Dressage Foundation Grant, please be certain to complete the online evaluation survey you will receive after the weekend.  Feedback from our members has directly impacted this year’s Fall Festival  and will help us shape our future.
  • If you have not yet volunteered, we are still seeking a few early morning helpers for parking, and then have a few open shifts to help sell ODS clothing/merchandise. Check the volunteer page on the ODS website (
  • It’s Party Time Catering will be our on-site food vendor this weekend; they will have coffee/espresso/mochas, other drinks, breakfast and lunch items plus some snack type items.  Their menu, including pricing, was posted on the ODS News Webpage about a week ago.
  • We are pleased to introduce ODS Business Member com as the Clinician and Speaker Sponsor of the 2014 Fall Festival.  Tory Kelly of Equine Video Productions has been hired by DTO to film this weekend’s event for their educational video archives and DTO and Tory have both agreed to provide copies of this weekend’s educational event to the ODS Video Library.  There will be opportunities to win 1 month and 1 year DTO subscriptions throughout the weekend – watch and listen.


Please note that the ODS Office is now closed so that I can pack and transport donations, paperwork and supplies to the facility.





Indoor Arena/Clubhouse

DevonWood Equestrian Centre

25033 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood, OR 97140



From I-5: take the Sherwood/Tualatin exit, #289. West on Nyberg Road (Nyberg Road becomes Tualatin/Sherwood Highway) and go five miles to Highway 99W.   Turn south and go three miles to 25033 SW Pacific Highway, on your right just past Brookman/Chapman Road.


From HWY 99W/Newberg: head towards Sherwood on Hwy 99W, make a U-Turn on Chapman Road, take the first right into the driveway.



Please follow the instructions of the parking crew, and if we are lacking volunteers, please park responsibly making sure to not take up too much space.  You may parallel park on the uphill side of the driveway and on the south side of the barn.  You may park nose-in in the gravel on the north side of the barn.  Overflow parking will be around the lower stabling area and in the lower trailer parking field.  Be prepared to walk up the hill.



ODS has rented 230 folding chairs and then there are approximately 100 seats available in the bleachers.   You may want to bring a blanket.


  • Don’t forget that this weekend we adjust our clocks back to standard time – so “fall back” on Sunday
  • Registration desk will open at 8:00 AM on Saturday and 7:00 AM on Sunday
  • Riding scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday and 7:30 AM on Sunday
  • 1 copy of the printed schedule will be available for the first 250 people registered (i.e. you don’t have to print this e-mail)
  • Lunch will be an hour each day; on Saturday, the ODS General Membership Meeting is scheduled during lunch.  On Sunday, OSU’s Dr. Erica McKenzie will give a lunchtime lecture on “Physiology of Exercise and Warm-up in Horses”
  • Riding is scheduled to end at 5:15 on Saturday and 4:00 on Sunday
  • The Awards and Anniversary Celebration is scheduled on Saturday evening from 5:30 – 7:30.  It will be held in the DevonWood Clubhouse.  Light appetizers will be served, wine will be available for sale by the glass and members will be delighted with this year’s ODS Silent Auction.


Vendors, Books & Merchandise:

There will be a few on-site vendors in the south wing of the barn next to the indoor warm-up arena.  Please thank the vendors for supporting our Fall Festival.


ODS has ordered multiple copies of Janet Foy’s Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse and Debbie McDonald’s Riding Through for purchase on site.   Janet and Debbie will be available after riding is over on Saturday to autograph the books.


In addition, ODS will have sweatshirts, hats, and other logo apparel that will be for sale on site.  There are new colors of old designs plus completely brand new items.  Please visit the vendor stalls and support ODS.




We have been putting together a fabulous silent auction – we have been updating items pledged to ODS on the webpage here:


If you have not yet pledged or sent your auction item in – just show up with it and check it in with the Silent Auction volunteers anytime on Saturday.


Twin Rivers Chapter – ODS | October 2014 Newsletter

October 28th, 2014


From the TRC Vice President:

First of all, I would like to thank those of you who voted for me to become this years Vice President. I look forward to helping the club succeed.
Secondly, our elected President has some unforeseen health issues, so therefore I am stand in President until our club can find a replacement. Please encourage one an other to run.

Thirdly, our first meeting will be held October 30 at the EPUD building located at 33733 Seavey Loop Eugene OR from 6:30-8:30. Please come especially if you would like to run for President. All members and non members are MOST welcome to attend. However, just members are allowed to vote on issues.

I would also like to add that we need people to be supportive of one an other. No bashing or bullying will be tolerated. Everyone has great ideas. However, they need to be in alignment with the by laws of the Oregon Dressage Society. Remember, we are just a chapter off of the ODS. We are not our own group who can decide on huge issues with out making sure they are legal through the by laws.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I will try to do my best to answer them. If I can not, then I will find someone who can.



See the rest of our newsletter here: 2014-10_TRC_Newsletter_Final


Twin Rivers Chapter-ODS — Chapter Meeting on Thursday 10/30/14 (more)

October 28th, 2014


TRC Chapter Meeting this Thursday evening 6:30 at EPUD.  (33733 Seavy Loop Rd – see map below)


Want to see new programs or activities?  Have ideas for a new club president?  This is the meeting to share your ideas and discuss planning for the year ahead.


In spite of the date it won’t be spooky and this is at EPUD – so the lights will be on!  Angels, Royalty, Saints and the fun & fanciful will be present and on best behavior.  So come join us!



Sarah has provided the following agenda for the meeting;


Nominate candidates for TRC President and vote on the new TRC President


Discuss and vote on the proposed dressage clinic


TRC Annual Christmas Party


2015 Horse show


Pass out volunteer forms

Agenda | 2014 ODS Annual Membership Meeting | Saturday, November 1st, approx. 12:00, DevonWood Equestrian Centre, Sherwood, OR (More)

October 28th, 2014


Oregon Dressage Society

2014 Annual General Membership Meeting

Saturday November 1, 2014   Approximately 12 PM (Lunch Break of Symposium)

DevonWood Equestrian Centre     Sherwood, OR


Note: This meeting is being held in the DevonWood Clubhouse during lunch break of Saturday’s Symposium.  There is no fee if members wish to attend just this meeting; please sign in at the registration desk to obtain your meeting pass.  We ask that any members coming for the meeting only be respectful of those who have paid to audit the clinic; if you have not a paid to attend the symposium, please vacate the premises within a reasonable time after the meeting adjourns.  Thank you.



  1. Call To Order
    1. Introductions
    2. Approval of last year’s minutes – available for review at:
    3. Announcement of newly elected Directors, Representatives and Officers
  2. President’s report of projects, accomplishments, board meeting
  3. Treasurer’s financial report
    1. Describe ODS Financial Structure
    2. Report on fiscal year 2013-14
  4. Connie J Keith Grant Requests
    1. 2014 Camps Funding Reports
    2. 2015 Camp Applications
  5. Adjourn Meeting





News and Updates | 2014 ODS Fall Festival | Debbie McDonald and Janet Foy – November 1 & 2, 2014 | Sherwood, OR (more)

October 27th, 2014

NEWS and UPDATES about this year’s exciting Fall Festival and Dressage is for Every Horse Symposium:


Online registration is still open until midnight, today, 10/27:

After 10/27, registrations will not be accepted online however there will be limited walk-in registration availability.  For more details and rates, please visit the registration form at:


ODS Special Awards Reception and Anniversary Celebration –  i.e. NO BANQUET this year:

This 2-hour event is FREE for pre-registered ODS members.  Light appetizers will be served courtesy of several sponsoring ODS Chapters; wine will be available for purchase and the ODS Silent Auction will close during this event.  It is scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 on Saturday.  Come congratulate the 2014 ODS Special Awards Recipients, socialize with your friends and shop at the auction.  To register, use the same registration form as the auditor form above, or email Donna DeMoss to be added ( –  read more here.


Food Vendor:

It’s Party Time Catering will have affordable and yummy coffee/espresso, breakfast, lunch and snack items for sale on site during the ODS Fall Festival.  Their menu is posted here.


Silent Auction has some AMAZING Donations:

Many thanks to all of our amazing supporters – there are some very great items and gift certificates, including:

Animal Infrared Imaging – Full Body Scan including Veterinarian Interpretation Report

Anja’s Saddlery & Custom Saddlery – Saddle Fitting

Bed Knobs to Broomsticks- Gift Basket

Bearpaw – 25 pairs of boots – assorted sizes and colors

Cadence – Performance Coaching for Equestrian Athletes and Entrepreneurs – Foundational Coaching Package

Carrie Allen- Hand Braided Lead Rope

Catherine Reid – Gift Certificate for Clinic or Training

Central Oregon Chapter – Chapter Basket

Chinook Winds Casino Resort- Package for 2, including overnight lodging, dinner for two in the steakhouse and golf-for-two including cart, valued at over $400

CHS Nutrition Equis Feed – Horse Feed & Coupons for More Horse Feed

Cliff Creek Cellars – Magnum of Claret

Custom Horse Training & Kati German – 1 Lesson

Del Oeste Vet Clinic – Certificate for Teeth Float (up to $170)

Donna Longacre – Longacre Stables & Riding School – 1/2 Day Clinic

Douglas County High School Dressage Team – Gift Basket

Dressage Today Magazine – Gift Package

Dressage Training Online – Annual Subscription

Duck Pond Cellars – VIP Tour and Wine Tasting for 8 guests

East Meets West Veterinary – Audrey Staton DVM – Gift Certificate for 1 Chiropractic Treatment

Eileen Parent – 2 lesson package

Emma Dye – Dye Dressage Training – 3 Lesson Package or Boot camp (buyer’s choice)

Equis Element – Feed & Gift Certificate for Add’l Feed

Gallops Saddlery Gift Pack

Great Wolf Lodge: pending

Hand to Heart Equine Massage – Equine Massage

Insights to Health Clinic – Feel Well, Ride Well Consult 

Jennifer Schrader-Williams – Summervale Premier Dressage – 2 lesson package including overnight stabling

Jessica Wisdom – Equilibrium Equestrian – 2 lesson package

Kathryn Hall, P – C, Equine Attorney - 1 hour Attorney Services

Kathy Casey – 2 lesson package

Kimberlee Barker – 2 lesson package

Kimry Jelen – Art Print

Lower Puget Sound -Travel chairs and Table with Logo

Luna Tunes – $100 Gift Certificate

McMenamins – $50 Gift Certificate good towards meals or lodging

Marcy Chapman - 2 Lesson Package

My Dressage Stats – Annual Subscription

North Willamette Valley Chapter ODS – Gift Basket

Oregon Equine, Inc.- Dr. J Wilson, DVM, CAC – Pre-Purchase Exam

Pacific Crest Sporthorse – Dentistry and Acupuncture Certificates

Pacific Crest Trail Chapter – Chapter Basket

Paula Buchanan, LMT, Bend, OR – Human Massage

Portland Trailblazers –Authentic Autographed Nicholas Batum Hat

Rising Star Dressage - Biagina Lazaroni - 2 Weeks Training Package

Rose Newman – Hand Knitted Item

Sarah Kress – Eskay Equestrians, Inc. – 2 Lesson Package

SCHLEESE – The Female Saddle Specialist – Book & DVD

Shilo Inn, Salmon Creek Location (Ridgefield/Vancouver, WA) – One night lodging

Silverdream Photography – Art Print

Stacey Riggs – Space in Upcoming Clinic

The Dressage Foundation – Book The View From “C”

Twin Rivers Chapter – ODS- Gift Basket

USDF – Gift Package



On-site Vendors:

There are still a few spaces for on-site vendors and sponsors – if your business wants to be onsite in a vendor space, please contact Abbie at (971) 227-5124.


Lower Puget Sound Chapter – 2014/15 Officer Election

October 24th, 2014


LPS-ODS 2014/2015 Officer Election

It’s time to place your vote again…

There are two ways you can place your vote for next years LPSDC officers. You can vote electronically (before October 24, 2014) through this e-mail or come to the monthly chapter meeting Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
The following members are nominated:
President: Jerry Whitlow
Vice-President: Sandra Schugren
Secretary: Lea Wilson
Treasurer: Sharon Scott

Also take the opportunity to vote for 2014 Volunteer of the Year and the 2014 Gene Dueber Sportmanship Award. Please vote by October 24, 2014. Don’t hesitate to contact the current officers if you have questions.


USDF Congratulates 2014 GMO Award Winners; 2 ODS members among winners

October 24th, 2014

USDF black logo

USDF Congratulates 2014 GMO Award Winners

            Lexington, KY – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to congratulate all of the winners of the 2014 GMO Awards, which will be presented during the Board of Governor’s General Assembly at the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, in Cambridge, MA.  These awards are given annually to recognize outstanding achievement within USDF’s GMO community.  Recognition is given in the following categories: GMO amateur photograph, website user experience, and newsletter first person experience and general interest articles.  USDF also recognizes outstanding volunteers at the regional level along with the recipient of the Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund grant.

This year’s winners are:

GMO Photography Awards:

Best Amateur Photograph:


GMOs with less than 75 members:      No nominations


GMOs with 75 to 174 members:          First Place: Southern Eventing & Dressage Association, Off Course, March/April 2014, Photographer: Nicole         Landreneau

Honorable Mention: Central Tennessee Dressage Association, The Half Halt, August 2014: Stay Cool at the Ole          South!, Photographer: Sharon Blanford


GMOs with 175 to 499 members:        No nominations


GMOs with 500 or more members:      No nominations



GMO Newsletter Awards:

First Person Experience Article:


GMOs with less than 75 members:      First Place: Southern Garden State Dressage Society, Southern Garden State Dressage Society Newsletter, May 2014: The Galloping Guardian by Lilli Matusow

Honorable Mention: French Creek Equestrian Association, In Balance, November/December 2014: You’re only 50 ONCE! Dressage Training Tips from my Experience by Louise Jordan-Beam


GMOs with 75 to 174 members:          First Place: Southwest Florida Dressage Association, The Center Line, May/June 2014: Chosen by a Horse by Kristin Peterson

Honorable Mention: Indiana Dressage Society, Indiana Dressage Society Newsletter, May 2014: 4-H Dressage in Indiana by Terry Luley


GMOs with 175 to 499 members:        First Place: Northern Ohio Dressage Association, NODA News, September 2013: Riding and Much More! Clinic Review of USDF Instructor/Trainer Program #2-Riding by Regina Sacha-Ujczo

Honorable Mention: Kentucky Dressage Association, Impulsion, January/February 2014: Road to Nationals – KDA member reflects on the journey to the U.S. Dressage Finals by Rachael Hicks


GMOs with 500 or more members:      First Place: Potomac Valley Dressage Association, PVDA Newsletter, May 2014: Training Doesn’t Happen Overnight – Charlotte Dujardin with Judy Harvey Symposium March 8-9, 2014 by Diane Skvarla

Honorable Mention: California Dressage Society, Dressage Letters, April 2014: Instructor Trainer by Colleen Reid


General Interest/Informational Article:


GMOs with less than 75 members:      First Place: French Creek Equestrian Association, In Balance, May/June 2014: Inside the Starting Box Finding Inspiration by Kelly Beaver



GMOs with 75 to 174 members:          First Place: Indiana Dressage Society, Indiana Dressage Society Newsletter, July 2014: Fascination… A Tribute to a Dressage Treasure by Jan Engle

Honorable Mention: Southern Eventing & Dressage Association, Off Course, March/April 2014: Equine Liability Issues, or In Other Words, Accidents Happen by Stacy R. Palowsky


GMOs with 175 to 499 members:        First Place: Central States Dressage & Eventing Association, Cross Country, September 2013: Emergency Planning by Alicia Cozine, Lynn Whiteley, and Sarah Bliss Whiteley

Honorable Mention: Northern Ohio Dressage Association, NODA News, January 2014: Start a Core Strengthening and Mobility Exercise Program for Your Horse by Mosie Welch


GMOs with 500 or more members:      First Place: New England Dressage Association, A Tip of the Hat, February 2014: Each One, Teach One – The View of USDF Convention from a First Timer by Elizabeth Preston

Honorable Mention: Georgia Dressage & Combined Training Association, Collected Remarks, March 2014: Former Spanish Riding School Head Master Arthur Kottas Shares his Expertise by Vera Vogt



GMO Website Awards:

Best User Experience:

GMOs with less than 75 members:      First Place: French Creek Equestrian Association (

Honorable Mention: International Equestrian Organization (


GMOs with 75 to 174 members:          First Place: Southern Eventing & Dressage Association (

Honorable Mention: St. Louis Area Dressage Society (


GMOs with 175 to 499 members:        First Place: Eastern States Dressage and Combined Training Association (

Honorable Mention: Northern Ohio Dressage Association (


GMOs with 500 or more members:      First Place: Oregon Dressage Society (, designed and maintained by Corinne Tindal Stonier

Honorable Mention: Potomac Valley Dressage Association (



Regional GMO Volunteers of the Year:

Region 1:         No nominations

Region 2:         Sheila T. Woerth (Lexington, KY – Kentucky Dressage Association)

Region 3:         Irene Gentile (Belleview, FL – STRIDE)

Region 4:         Judy Owens (Columbia, MO – Columbia Dressage and Combined Training Association)

Region 5:         Corinne P. Cody (Park City, UT – Utah Dressage Society)

Region 6:         Shannon Larabee (Eugene, OR – Oregon Dressage Society)

Region 7:         Maureen Van Tuyl (San Jose, CA – California Dressage Society)

Region 8:         Terri A. Satterlee (Ludlow, VT – Central Vermont Dressage Association, Inc.)

Region 9:         Arlene B. Gaitan (Lakehills, TX – Alamo Dressage Association)


Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund Grant

Nancy Roché (Meridian, ID – Idaho Dressage & Eventing Association)


For more information on GMOs in your area or GMO award programs, please visit the USDF website at, or contact the USDF Group Member Organization Committee liaison 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 on USDF membership or programs, visit, e-mail, or call (859) 971-2277.



ODS Biz Member Msg: Pacific Crest Sporthorse welcomes Dr. Lindsey Moneta to our Team (more)

October 24th, 2014

PacificCrestSporthorsePacific Crest Sporthorse welcomes Dr. Lindsey Moneta to our Team

Many of you remember Dr. Moneta when she was  making the rounds to ODS competitions on our favorite pony, Suzy!  Now she’s all grown up.  After graduation from OSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Lindsey completed an internship in a busy equine practice in California. Now she’s come home to help us keep your horses healthy.  We’re thrilled she’s decided to join us at PCS and hope you will love her as much as we do.




If you want to see Dr. Moneta, she’s working a regular Monday/Friday schedule this winter while she settles into her life in Portland with her new husband.  She’d also love to come and speak to your barn or ODS Chapter.  Call our office to schedule 503-632-6336.

Pacific Crest Sporthorse


Barb Crabbe, DVM

Jennifer Posey, DVM, CVA

Lindsey Moneta, DVM


15056 S. Spangler Road

Oregon City, Oregon 97045



503-632-6334 (fax)

504-301-4211 (emergency pager)







**Pacific Crest Sporthorse/Barb Crabbe 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.



Fall Festival Riding Schedule Published

October 21st, 2014

ODS has posted the schedule for this year’s ODS Fall Festival which will be held at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre on November 1 & 2  here.

It starts on Saturday at 8:30 and goes through 5:15; the ODS Anniversary & Awards Celebration will start at 5:30 and go until about 7:30.

On Sunday, there is an earlier start to allow for everyone to travel back home; we start at 7:30 AM (which, due to falling back, will be just like starting at 8:30!) – and go until 4 PM.

If you have not yet registered, please do so ASAP – visit the Fall Festival webpage for more details.



TRC Meeting Oct 30 6:30 PM EPUD

October 21st, 2014




The new TRC Executive Team has planned a TRC Club Meeting for Thursday Oct 30 at 6:30 PM.  The plan is to have the meeting at EPUD just off Seavey Loop right off of I-5 at the Lane Community College exit.


Candidates for the new TRC President will be nominated and then voted on at the end of the meeting.  There are a few other agenda items as well – a discussion and vote regarding the proposed Laura Graves Clinic and planning for the annual Holiday Party.  If you have other agenda items please contact Sarah Kress to get them added to the agenda.


EPUD location;


See you there!

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