Region 6 Young Rider’s Dream Fulfilled

December 14th, 2009

Thanks to the generosity of a dedicated dressage enthusiast, Courtney Dale (ID) got the opportunity to ride in last month’s USDF Region 6 FEI Jr/YR Clinic with Olympian Sue Blinks. Courtney’s dream was fulfilled with the help of Renee Isler (MA), who, in 2008, established a Dressage Support Fund at The Dressage Foundation. The Fund seeks to provide up to nine individual grants of $800 to assist riders who have been accepted for their region’s FEI Jr/YR Clinic. “In my short life I have been involved in many riding disciplines. Of all of these, it is dressage that is my passion. I would like to be thought of as a serious dressage rider,” said Courtney Dale, who works long hours to juggle the demands of school, training, and competing. For more information on the Renee Isler Dressage Support Fund, please visit The Dressage Foundation’s website at


Twin Rivers Chapter ODS announces 2010 Officers

December 11th, 2009

Here are Twin Rivers Chapter officers for 2010:

President: Biagina Lazaroni

President Elect: Barbara Carlson

Secretary: Leslie Chapman

Treasurer: Sally Temple

Membership/Director: Marsha Taylor

Umpqua Valley Dressage and Combined Training Chapter of ODS – November 2009 Newsletter

December 10th, 2009

Click here to view the UVC November 2009 Newsletter


December President Note

December 1st, 2009

Well, dear members, this is my last column, at least as your President anyway. Looking back over the past three years I realize how fortunate I have been to have had this experience. It has been a time of growth for dressage in Oregon, for our organization and an opportunity for personal growth for me.

The biggest accomplishment for me has been helping to move ODS forward into the fast moving technological world we are living in.

The biggest inspiration has been working with people who have put so much of themselves into our organization to make it what it is.

The most fun has been meeting so many people and making many friends.

The most awesome responsibility has been representing ODS at the USDF National Convention.

The biggest challenge has been finding ways to communicate with so many people in such a diverse and large geographic area.

The most rewarding has been having your trust and support. I thank you for that and look forward to the future of dressage in Oregon.

I plan to stay involved with the board but in a support rather than leadership role, working on projects yet to be finished. The one last thing I would like to do is propose to the Special Awards committee some sort of recognition program for the wonderful creatures who bring us such joy. Hopefully this will come to be in the 2010 award year.

I ask of each of you one thing and that is to come forward even in a small way and help us continue to improve our dressage community.

Please remember to support the Oregon Food Bank during the holidays if you can and please have a safe and wonderful Holiday Season and Good Luck in the new year!


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