Dressage Can Be Fun Show at a NEW location (same date Oct 25 & 26)

July 28th, 2014


Pacific Crest Trail Chapter is excited to announce our Dressage Can Be Fun Practice and League Shows have moved to Ride On Ranch in Hillsboro!


The dates remain the same–Practice Show on Sat., Oct 25 and League Show on Sun, Oct 26.


Ride On Ranch location:  30190 NW Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro, OR


Due to limited stall availability, locals should plan to haul-in/out both days, and priority will go to those coming in from out of the local area.


Please refer to the ODS site for the prize list and other details–Entries open on Sept. 15!


With questions, please contact Rennie Squier at or (503) 880-3870, not the ODS Office.



Twin Rivers Chapter – ODS | BBQ Aug 24 4:30

July 25th, 2014


Mark your calendars!


The annual TRC BBQ will be August 24, 4:30 PM, 27521 Erickson Rd.  Its a great opportunity to catch up with friends, hear about their horses and rides, and enjoy the best of summer!

Bring your side dishes to share with others.  We’ll have the hamburgers, hot dogs, water and soda, plates, etc.


Laura Clendenen has generously opened her home for this event and is planning the logistics.  Please send her your RSVP and let her know what you’re planning to bring so that she can respond to people who ask what to bring :-) Laura Clendenen <>


See you there!


Umpqua Valley Chapter – ODS is hosting a Combined Test Fun Show Sept. 21, 2014 | Classic and Western Combined Tests offered

July 25th, 2014

UVC ODS POCOLOCOCombined test 2014 show (Read-Only) (2)

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If you have any questions about the class list or anything, please contact me at, not the ODS Office.



LPS-ODS “Hot August Nights” League Show is FULL | Other LPS-ODS News

July 25th, 2014


Hot August Nights League Show, August 10, is full!

If you would like to be on our waiting list, send in your entry before August 1. More information and entry form on our website. Read our 2014 Omnibus for details on our shows.

Sunday, August 10, 2014 Hot August Nights League Show
Judge: Shannon Lockwood “L”
Venue: Silver Spur Club, Bremerton

Saturday, September 13, 2014 Final Fall Fling League Show #2
Judge: Beth Anderson-Ness “L”
Venue: Green Hills Farm, Gig Harbor

Sunday, September 14, 2014 Final Fall Fling League Show
Judge: Lisa Weis “L”
Venue: Note NEW! Green Hills Farm, Gig Harbor

Saturday, August 16, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. LPSDC will be hosting our second Annual BBQ at Sandra Schugren & Ric Seymour’s home in Port Orchard. We will have live music by the Nitemate’s, dancing and a guest speaker (TBA). The main dish and beverages will be provided (Susan Ricketts will be cooking) and sides and desserts will be potluck. An announcement will be mailed out soon. Please RSVP on Facebook or to Carrie at

ODS Biz Member Msg: Equine Wellness Clinic | Saturday August 2, 2014 | Tangent, OR (more)

July 25th, 2014
  • Are you up-to-date on the latest about colic prevention and treatment?
  • Interested in learning some massage techniques to help your horse feel better after that hard workout?
  • Curious about what Energy Healing is … and wonder if you can do it too? (the answer is “yes!”)

Please join us at this benefit Clinic to help the horses at Three Treasures Farms.  You’ll have an opportunity to practice taking a horse’s vital signs, try some equine massage, and learn how to feel the energy of
your horse (and what that means).

Three expert clinicians each speaking on three important topics for you to support the health and well being of your horse.  See you there!

Read more at:

Liza Broadcast - Equine Wellness Clinic flyer 1 5

(Click flier for full size image or select this PDF file with operable links:  Equine Wellness Clinic flyer)


**Heart to Heart Healing/Liza Burney 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.



Please sign up to volunteer at this year’s USDF Region 6 Youth Overnight Dressage Camp hosted by ODS, held at DevonWood | August 4, 5, 6 & 7 (more)

July 24th, 2014


Greetings ODS Members!

In 11 days, campers attending this year’s USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre will be moving their horses and ponies into DevonWood!  There are 75 registered campers and everyone is looking forward to learning and having fun.

In order to provide the safest learning environment possible, we need adults on site to help.  Most volunteer spots are half day, however if you can only do part of a shift, our office has the ability to break shifts into smaller chunks.


Volunteering at this camp is such a rewarding opportunity to give back to both the Regional Dressage Community as well as to ODS.   If you are interested in volunteering or chaperoning, we still have quite a few volunteer spots available – they are posted at


Some shifts that are very important to be filled include:

  • Bedding Delivery / Stall Set-up (on July 31); no horse experience necessary, bring gloves, water and sunscreen.
  • Move-in – Front Gate and Stabling Area Greeters plus Move-Out Exit Gate – check campers in, collecting any missing documents and then helping campers and their families find their stalls and unpack efficiently so that we don’t have a trailer jam.   On the way out, checking campers are leaving with correct adults and tracking who has left. No horse experience necessary.
  • Grazing Safety – adult in charge of the area where kids will be grazing their horses and ponies, ensuring safety and providing help when needed; some horse knowledge is necessary.
  • Overnight chaperone – for adults who like to camp and who will stay overnight with the campers on the lawn in the upper vendor area at DevonWood
  • Farewell crew – adults needed to be staged throughout the hacking trails and arenas for last-day riding activities. Purpose is to help ensure safety and fun for all riders.
  • Other spots as listed online.


If you have any questions about volunteering at the camp, please contact either Jessica Rattner ( or Rose Newman (, not the ODS Office.

Thank you in advance for helping ODS host this wonderful Region 6 Youth Educational Opportunity,

Corinne Tindal Stonier

ODS Office

Please support the ODS Open & Championship Shows by becoming a Sponsor

July 23rd, 2014

Please Support The ODS Open & Championship Shows

September 5, 6 & 7, 2014 at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre, Sherwood, OR

Deadline for full sponsorship benefits: 8/15/2014
Presenting Sponsorship, $2500, Platinum Sponsorship, $1000; Gold Sponsorship, $500; Full Championship Show Class sponsorship, $300; Championship sponsorship, $200; Reserve Championship sponsorship, $100; Open class sponsorship, $50. Business card ads, $35; quarter page ads, $50; half page ads, $75; full page ads, $150. Vendor space $50/day or $100/weekend. Sponsorship form at, or pay online for class sponsors.

Classes needing sponsors:

Champion = $200 / Reserve = $100 / Open = $50

  • Training Level – Open (Champion & Reserve)
  • Training Level – Jr/YR (Champion & Reserve)
  • Training Level – AA (Champion & Reserve)
  • First Level – Open – (Champion & Reserve)
  • First Level – Jr/YR – (Champion & Reserve)
  • First Level – AA   – (Reserve)
  • Second Level – Open – (Champion & Reserve)
  • Second Level – Jr/YR – (Champion & Reserve)
  • Third Level – AA – (Champion & Reserve)
  • Third Level – Jr/YR- (Champion & Reserve)
  • Fourth Level – AA – (Reserve)
  • Fourth Level – Open – (Reserve)
  • ODS Futurity – (Champion & Reserve)
  • FEI Prix St Georges – (Champion & Reserve)
  • FEI Intermediare I – (Champion & Reserve)
  • FEI Intermediare II – (Champion & Reserve)
  • FEI Grand Prix – (Reserve)
  • USDF Freestyle – (Champion & Reserve)
  • FEI Freestyle – (Reserve)
  • About 30 Open Classes – specify your choice of Level and Junior/Young Rider, Adult Amateur or Open


For more information on sponsorship benefits and being an onsite vendor or advertising in the program, please contact the ODS Office at (503) 681-2337 or

Announcement regarding the Lower Puget Sound Chapter’s “Final Fall Fling” League Show – added date, change of venue (more)

July 22nd, 2014



Final Fall Fling League Show



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As the leaves are changing colors we invite you to our final show of the season, held at GREEN HILLS FARM in Gig Harbor.  Last chance to fine tune your tests or maybe try a new level?


Date: September 13, 2014
Judge: Beth Anderson-Ness “L”
Venue: GREEN HILLS FARM in Gig Harbor, WA

Directions and Map

Open for Entries: August 11, 2014 (ODS Members)
Open for Entries: August 18, 2014 (Non-ODS Members)
Closing Date: September 5, 2014


Email Carrie Whitlow, Show Manager here


Entry Form: For September 2014 ONLY here

Ride Times: Fox Village

Show Results: Fox Village


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Date: September 14, 2014
Judge: Lisa Weis “L”
Venue: GREEN HILLS FARM in Gig Harbor, WA

Directions and Map

Open for Entries: August 11, 2014 (ODS Members)
Open for Entries: August 18, 2014 (Non-ODS Members)
Closing Date: September 5, 2014


Email Carrie Whitlow, Show Manager here


Entry Form: For September 2014 ONLY here

Ride Times: Fox Village

Show Results: Fox Village


Details about the State of Jefferson Chapter’s upcoming Youth Dressage Clinic with Donna Longacre | 8/23-24/2014 | Gold Hill, OR (more)

July 22nd, 2014


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The State of Jefferson Chapter of the Oregon Dressage Society is hosting a Youth Dressage Clinic with Donna Longacre on August 23 & 24, 2014 at the Madrone Hill Ranch in Gold Hill, Oregon.  This clinic is open to members and non-members of ODS.  See the flier for info and mail this form in along with payment if you are interested in riding.

If you have questions about this clinic or wish for more details, contact Elaine Thomas at (541) 787-7120 or, not the ODS Office.


ODS: Upcoming Important Dates & Deadlines | Info on Fall Festival | Championship Show Riders & Sponsorship | Volunteer Lottery | Nominations Open for Awards, Board Members | (more)

July 22nd, 2014

Dear ODS Members,

Summer is busy … show season is in full swing and there are multiple announcements that ODS would like to have you read – rather than send them in separate e-mails and clog up your inbox, we are putting these topics into this one e-mail.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • 7/21/2014 (today) – Closing date for the Glisan Street Saddlery USDF/ODS Junior/Young Rider Team Dressage Championships and Open Benefit Show – see this webpage for details
  • 8/1/2014 – Upcoming Deadline for Nominating for the ODS Volunteer of the Year and for the ODS Chapter Newsletter Award – see details on this webpage or in the 2014 ODS Roster
  • 8/1/2014 – Deadline for sponsors for the ODS/Region 6 Junior/Young Rider Team Championship Show – see this webpage for details
  • 8/1/2014 – on or around this date, Auditor Registration and Demo Rider Applications will be accepted for the ODS Fall Festival (see below)
  • 8/4-7/2014 – USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre – detailed needs of volunteers are published on this webpage
  • 8/8-10/2014 – ODS/Region 6 Junior/Young Rider Team Championship Show – detailed needs of volunteers will be published on this webpage after the show is scheduled, however, the show secretary is currently scheduling experienced scribes
  • 8/15/2014 – Deadline for ODS Championship Show Sponsorship/Advertisers to receive full benefits – see details on this webpage
  • 8/16/2014 – ODS Summer Board of Directors Meeting – at DevonWood in Sherwood, OR – contact the ODS Office for details.  ODS Board of Directors meetings are open to all members, however we need to have RSVPs so that we have enough seating and meeting materials – (503) 681-2337
  • 8/20/2014 – Deadline for Nominations for the ODS Board of Directors (see below)
  • 8/20/2014 – Closing date for the ODS Championship Show – see details on this webpage
  • 8/20/2014 – Deadline for the ODS League Show High Point Award Form (see below)
  • 9/19/2014 – Deadline for ODS Volunteer Lottery Forms (see below)
  • Check the ODS Master Calendar for more deadlines that pertain to shows, programs and events offered by our members and affiliates


ODS Championship Show:

We can’t wait for September 5, 6 and 7, 2014!  The ODS Open and Championship Shows are open for entries and there have been many upgrades made recently at DevonWood.

  • Riders: Have you qualified?  If you are unsure, you can verify criteria listed on the ODS Championship Show’s Website ( (also published in the ODS Omnibus – check the ODS Championship Show prize list)  If you have not qualified for Championships you can still ride in the ODS Open Show.  All details about the show, including prize list and entry form are located on that website.
  • Volunteers: We will need many volunteers at the ODS Championship Show; watch your ODS email for volunteer opportunities.
  • Sponsors, Advertisers, Vendors: This show is traditionally the largest annual fundraiser for ODS and it has been successful due in large to our generous sponsors and supporters.  To date, there are very few confirmed sponsors and we need to fill every class with a sponsorship; please visit the ODS Championship Show website to see the various types of Sponsorships available or contact the ODS Office.  Sponsorships can be pledged via e-mail or purchased online here.  Please contact the ODS Office if you have any questions or would like further information.


ODS 2014 Volunteer Lottery:


It has come to our attention that our previous advertising was unclear in one area – the volunteer lottery offered to ODS members is the opportunity to ride for FREE at the ODS Fall Festival.  The cost of stabling is not included as that will be paid directly to the facility, however the rider fee will be waived.  More details on the Volunteer Lottery, including the form to submit your volunteer hours, are available on this webpage.


Fall Festival Auditor Registration & Demo Rider Applications:

We appreciate your patience while waiting for details about the ODS Fall Festival, which will be held November 1 & 2 and features Debbie McDonald and Janet Foy.  ODS is currently finalizing contracts with the facility, the host hotel and onsite food vendor.  After contracts are signed, ODS will open the auditor registration and the application for demo riders (anticipated to be on or around 8/1/2014).  If you have not already seen it, please visit this webpage for the most up to date information that we have.

  • Volunteers: We still need several key volunteers to help make this event successful; basic job descriptions for each position as well as the ability to sign up are on this webpage. Questions? Email/call the ODS Office.

o   Asst. Event Coordinator

o   Vendor Host/ess

o   Sponsorship Coordinator

o   Registration Coordinator

o   Other volunteer shifts (directly before, during and after the event) will be announced in the fall

  • Demo Riders:If you are interested in being a demo rider, please read what is already published on the website before you send questions to committee chairs and demo rider organizers; right now, the event coordinators are still gathering the final details from the clinicians so that we will be able to offer the best opportunity to both riders and auditors.
  • Sponsors, Vendors: Sponsor and vendor support is much appreciated. Information is forthcoming; please send your e-mail address to the ODS Office to receive packets when they are available.


ODS League Show High Point Awards:

All new in 2014, League Show High Point Awards are for horse/rider combinations demonstrating consistent excellence at ODS Approved League Shows. A small brass plate engraved with the horse’s name and award level and division plus a ribbon will be awarded to each winner and runner up. These awards will be presented annually at the ODS Awards Ceremony.  Competitors must submit award report forms in order to be eligible for the LSHPA (see website).  For the first year, the qualifying period shall be May 7, 2013 to August 20, 2014. In subsequent years, the qualifying period shall be that of the ODS Championship Show. Review the full information, including the form which is due on 8/20 – published on the ODS website here or contact Siobhan Barker at if you have any questions.


Nominations for the ODS Board of Directors are now open; Due 8/20:

The ODS Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for members who wish to serve on the ODS Board of Directors.  Two Directors-at -Large are to be elected along with at least one Regional Representative from each of the four ODS regions. A Director-At-Large serves a 3 year term and represents the interest of all ODS members at Board meetings.  Regional Representatives serve a 1 year term and represents the interests of their specific regions.  ODS Officers are elected from Directors-At-Large.  Their term year is November through October of the next year. All Directors-At-Large and Regional Representatives are expected to attend all Board Meetings (generally 4 per year face to face plus monthly conference calls), serve on committees, participate in discussions between meetings, and vote on issues presented.  Regional Representatives are expected to discuss issues with Chapters and general members within their region and represent those views at Board or committee meetings. Nominations may be made by any ODS member in good standing.  Candidates must agree to run for election.  Each ODS Chapter is requested to submit a candidate for Regional Representative.  Candidates must submit a biography of 100 words or less to the ODS Office as soon as possible after accepting nomination. Please direct your questions and nominations to Lisa Koch, chair of our Nominations Committee via e-mail ( Nominations need to be made no later than August 20th.



As always, don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need help with our programs.


Warmest Regards,

Corinne Tindal Stonier

ODS Office

(503) 681-2337

Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 AM – 1 PM or by appointment

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