Dressage Camp News | USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre (more)

May 2nd, 2014
 USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre

Dressage Camp News!

May 2, 2014 Volume 1, Number 1
 

USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre

Dates August 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2014 at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre, Sherwood, OR

Pre-Registration Opens:  June 1

Pre-Registration Closes: July 1 or when 60 children are registered

Cost: $325.00

Official website: www.dressagecamp.com   Now in its fifth year, the 2014 USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre promises to be a wonderful educational experience. This program is dedicated to youth, regardless of membership or experience.

Who can attend:

Camp opens to the first 60 registered youth ages 8 – 21; after the first 60, we will create a wait-list. If more instructors are confirmed, we will call each person the wait-list until the camp is full.  Non-members of USDF/ODS are welcome – membership is not required.

What you will need to register:

Although the registration form may appear on the ODS Website prior to this date, any registrations completed prior to June 1st will be reversed.

The first day to register for this year’s camp is June 1st (yes, at midnight).

We want you to be prepared!

Step 1 of registration:

ü  Camper information – name, DOB, address, a bit about current instructor, riding levels and goals ü  Parent information, emergency contacts and camper medical information ü  Horse information – name, age, breed, sex, owner, a bit about training, temperament, vet’s name/number, farrier’s name/number, dates of vaccinations.  Note: if the camper’s family does not own the horse, the owner will have to sign a release. ü  Tell us if you will be staying for the Glisan Street Saddlery/USDF Region 6 Junior/Young Rider Show – we encourage this! Campers will practice all week – and the horses are already on site.  Make a week of it!  For any campers who indicate that they will be staying over, DevonWood will be offering a discount for you (more details will be coming).

After Step 1 is completed – parent will be sent an e-mail with links and instructions to complete the rest of the registration, including signed releases and payment*:

ü  Signed releases – download and print.  These must be returned to the ODS Office within 1 week of registration.  Can be scanned/e-mailed –or- faxed –or- mailed back to the ODS Office. ü  Payment – parents will be able to pay online with a credit card.  We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa.  The payment webpage will also list information on payment plans, chapter scholarships and financial-need based scholarships.  While ODS Volunteers do our best to secure as much financial assistance as possible, we cannot guarantee scholarships for everyone who applies.   *This year, DevonWood is not requiring proof of vaccinations.  However, dates and types of vaccinations given are requested during registration and both the ODS Youth Committee and DevonWood recommend that parents ensure that all campers’ horses’ vaccinations are up to date.  Please contact your veterinarian if you have questions about your horse’s vaccinations and current recommendations.

Known scholarships:

The Fort Vancouver Chapter of the Oregon Dressage Society is offering need-based scholarships.  No membership is required, however an application is.  Please follow the link on the camp’s website to review the application and criteria.

If other scholarship opportunities present themselves, information and/or applications will be posted on the camp’s website.  

Contact us with your questions:

  Coordinator: Jessica Rattner (503) 830-9994 Assistant Coordinator: Laurie Taylor  (425) 408-2389    Food & Hospitality: Rose Newman  (360) 281-6550     Sponsorship and Scholarship Donations: Jodi McMaster  (503) 925-9332     Registration, Scholarship and Administration: ODS Office - (503) 681-2337    

Donate to our scholarship fund:

With your generous donation, we can provide scholarships for riders who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend this camp

Your donation of any amount helps! Our average donation is just $25. All of these donations will be used towards financial aid scholarships and generous donation of $325 will cover the full cost for a camper who would otherwise not be able to attend camp.

To contribute to the scholarship fund online, with amounts of $25-$325, please visit the ODS Square Marketplace and look for the Sponsorship section.

It is important that we have these scholarship funds pledged prior to June 1st, as children will be applying for financial aid with their camp registration.

In addition to financial donations, ODS is seeking donations of kid-friendly prepared meals for the campers as well as snacks, beverages and treats. Please contact Jodi McMaster (503) 925-9332 or Rose Newman (360) 281-6550.

Volunteer:

Interested in volunteering in 2014? The ODS Youth Programs Committee will be seeking several key volunteers for this camp to be successful as well as onsite day and overnight chaperones and other helpers for mealtime and paperwork.Volunteers need to be comfortable around horses, able to tack up, untack, provide assistance with cooling out and stable management advice. Please visit the ODS volunteer page to sign up for volunteering at this camp online – (shifts will be released around June 15th). Volunteer shifts at this camp are eligible for entry in the Debbie McDonald/Janet Foy drawing (read more on the ODS website).

The ODS Video Library needs your support | Fundraiser for new DVDs (more)

April 28th, 2014

Library Funding Request

(Click on the graphic to enlarge it)

The ODS Video Library is hosting a fundraiser so that we can take advantage of an offer to purchase DVDs at a significant discount.  Please visit https://squareup.com/market/oregon-dressage-society/sponsorship-ods-video-library if you can contribute to this effort!

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Final Reminder: ODS Roster Advertising Deadline is Friday 4/10

April 9th, 2014

Advertise where all of the ODS Members will see you!  The ODS Roster!

Final deadline is 4/10/14, however, we appreciate advertisements to arrive in advance of the deadline.

Advertising Rates:

Normal Rate/ ODS Business Member Rate
Full Page (7.5″ tall x 4.5″ wide) – $75/60
Half Page (3.5″ tall x 4.5″ wide) – $50/35

Business Card (2″ tall x 4.5 wide) – $ 35/25

Purchase ads online here: https://squareup.com/market/oregon-dressage-society

Ad Specs:
Preferred Formats: Approved Electronic Files via e-mail or CD, or Clean, Laser Copy that our designer can scan may be mailed. For Electronic files, use a minimum resolution of 220 DPI with 300 DPI preferred – files preferred would be: .TIF, .PDF (all graphics/fonts embedded), .JPG or .EPS. You may send us documents created with consumer level software such as Microsoft Publisher, Printworks, word processors such as Microsoft Word, spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel, as PDF exports or as layout suggestions only; in some cases our designers will not be able to open these files.

For More Information, please contact Corinne Stonier in the ODS Office (Daytime Phone: (503) 681-2337) for your advertising related questions, or to place your order.  Our office is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or by appointment.

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Advertise in the ODS Roster. Deadline 4/10 (more)

March 27th, 2014

Advertise where all of the ODS Members will see you!  The ODS Roster!

Final deadline is 4/10/14, however, we appreciate advertisements to arrive in advance of the deadline.

Advertising Rates:

Normal Rate/ ODS Business Member Rate
Full Page (7.5″ tall x 4.5″ wide) – $75/60
Half Page (3.5″ tall x 4.5″ wide) – $50/35

Business Card (2″ tall x 4.5 wide) – $ 35/25

Purchase ads online here: https://squareup.com/market/oregon-dressage-society

Ad Specs:
Preferred Formats: Approved Electronic Files via e-mail or CD, or Clean, Laser Copy that our designer can scan may be mailed. For Electronic files, use a minimum resolution of 220 DPI with 300 DPI preferred – files preferred would be: .TIF, .PDF (all graphics/fonts embedded), .JPG or .EPS. You may send us documents created with consumer level software such as Microsoft Publisher, Printworks, word processors such as Microsoft Word, spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel, as PDF exports or as layout suggestions only; in some cases our designers will not be able to open these files.

For More Information, please contact Corinne Stonier in the ODS Office (Daytime Phone: (503) 681-2337) for your advertising related questions, or to place your order.  Our office is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or by appointment.

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ODS: Dressage for the Ages 3/8 & 3/9 Salem, OR | PL Update | Notice of Closing Date/Entry Info | Sponsors, Volunteers Needed (more)

February 21st, 2014

high school dressage

DRESSAGE for the AGES is a High School Dressage Team College Scholarship Fundraiser Show

This year’s show will be held March 8 (Saturday) and March 9 (Sunday) at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR

ENTRY Information:

This is an ODS Approved League Show

Recognized by: ODS #L11-08; Competition Management: ODS Youth Program

Judges: Jessica Rattner (L) & Holly Griswald (L)

Mail entries to the Secretary: Gaye McCabe 7985 Darling St SE, Salem, OR 97317-4700
(503) 378-0309 • j-g.mccabe@juno.com

Manager: Carol Jackson • (503) 949-0156 • jackson4@countrycablevision.net
Opening date: January 1, 2014 – entries postmarked before opening date will be penalized.

Closing date: February 28, 2014 – entries postmarked after closing date accepted only if ride times available and $5.00 per class additional fee included

Click Here for Official Prize List
(updated 2/21)
Click Here for General Rules for ODS League Shows
Click Here for the ODS League Show Entry Form
Contact: Gaye McCabe
Email: j-g.mccabe@juno.com
Phone: (503) 378-0390

Location Details
Oregon State Fair and Expo Center
2330 17th Street NE
Salem OR 97301-0601 US

SPONSORS are needed:

  • THIS SHOW IS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE ODS HIGH SCHOOL DRESSAGE TEAM’S COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.  Sponsorships help offset costs of running the show and bolster our scholarship fund!    
  • Sponsorship is $25 per class. If you would like to even sponsor part of a class, we can combine sponsorships – anything and everything helps.
  • Sponsorships for this show are available through this online form -https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=jnKLDJ8Ke%2APK4u%2AvttWWTA and payment with PayPal
  • Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check to Gaye McCabe, show secretary, at 7985 Darling St SE, Salem, OR 97317-4700 and mark on the memo “Sponsorship.”
  • Your sponsorship is tax deductible and we will send you a sponsorship acknowledgement receipt to submit with your taxes

 

VOLUNTEERS are needed:

Although all participants do volunteer, the more the merrier and the better the show runs, so if you have a few free hours, a half day, or a full day – we’d love to have you there to help.  Its lots of fun.  AFTER the show is scheduled, we will be using the ODS “Sign Up Schedule” account and will be adding volunteer shifts to it (around 3/2) so if you like to sign up to volunteer online, please visit http://www.signupschedule.com/oregondressagesociety (after 3/2) or, if you prefer to sign up by talking to a person, email Carol Jackson at jackson4@countrycablevision.net or call at 503-949-0156, and we can schedule you by phone or email.

 

INTERESTED Grade, Middle and High School Students –

If you are interested in joining a High School Team, please come and find out more.  Students, starting with 4th grade can become “honorary team members”. Beginning in 9th grade you can earn a High School letter, ODS letterman’s pen and certificate, USDF and USEF letterman’s pens and certificates.  College scholarships are offered to team members who apply and meet the criteria to receive college scholarships.

 

If you have any other questions concerning the show – please call Carol Jackson (503) 949-0156 or Gaye McCabe (503) 378-0390, not the ODS Office.

Support the ODS Regional Omnibus | Advertise where all of the NW’s Dressage Trainers and Riders will see you | Advertising Deadline 11/1

September 9th, 2013

Advertise where all of the Northwest’s Dressage Trainers & Riders will see you!  The ODS Regional Omnibus!

2014 ODS Regional Omnibus: Opening date for advertising is 9/1/13; Final deadline for advertising is 11/1/13, however, we appreciate advertisements to arrive in advance of the deadline. Note: Dressage show listings are dealt with separately than advertising – for details on listing a show in the ODS Omnibus, please visit: http://www.oregondressage.com/omnibusshowlistings.html

 

Omnibus Advertising Rates
Normal Rate
Full Page – $135
½ Page – $ 75
Business Card – $ 35

 

Business Member Rate
Full Page – $100
½ Page – $ 60
Business Card – $ 35

Get your business noticed!
Become an ODS Business Member for only $200 more, and get to broadcast ODS e-mail alerts (once per quarter), access to the ODS Membership List, and a terrific discount on all ODS Advertising!

Click here for the ad insertion form – fill this out and fax it in today to reserve your ODS Omnibus Ad! With proper information filled out, we will bill you – all orders must be in and all bills must be paid by the deadline . Don’t miss out!

Ad Sizes:

  • Full Page: 7.5″ tall x 4.5″ wide
  • Half Page: 3.5″ tall x 4.5″ wide
  • Business Card: 2″ tall x 4.5 wide

Ad Specs:
Preferred Formats: Approved Electronic Files via e-mail or CD, or Clean, Laser Copy that our designer can scan may be mailed. For Electronic files, use a minimum resolution of 220 DPI with 300 DPI preferred – files preferred would be: .TIF, .PDF (all graphics/fonts embedded), .JPG or .EPS. You may send us documents created with consumer level software such as Microsoft Publisher, Printworks, word processors such as Microsoft Word, spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel, as PDF exports or as layout suggestions only; in some cases our designers will not be able to open these files.

For More Information, please contact Corinne Stonier in the ODS Office (Daytime Phone: (503) 681-2337) for your advertising related questions, or to place your order.

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Be a Sponsor, Onsite Vendor or Advertiser at the upcoming Biomechanics of Soundness Symposium | October 19 & 20 | Salem, OR

August 29th, 2013

The Oregon Dressage Society is extremely excited to host a two day Biomechanics of Soundness Symposium October 19-20th with Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, an internationally renowned expert on equine biomechanics. Dr. Heuschmann is a veterinarian, Pferdewirt (professional rider and trainer) and author of the book ‘Tug of War Classical versus “Modern” Dressage’, the companion DVD ‘If Horses Could Speak’ and he has just released a new book: ‘Balancing Act: The Horse in Sport—an Irreconcilable Conflict?’

This is a great opportunity for your business to get involved with this event and help continue to bring such high quality education to the members of ODS and the rest of the horse community.  We expect over 100 auditors at this intensive two day event.  There will be lectures with 3-D modeling of the horse’s movement, interactive discussion, painted horse demonstration, live demonstration riders and vendors for that early holiday shopping.

 

Weekend Lecture Room Sponsor – 1 Available

  • $700 for both days
    • Logo posted on ODS website symposium page under sponsors
    • Full page ad on the inside front cover of the program
    • Signage at the lecture room signifying sponsorship
    • Complimentary vendor booth for the weekend in prime location
    • 2 passes for the entire weekend
    • Banner hung in the arena for the weekend (if provided)

 

Weekend Arena Sponsor – 1 Available

  • $700 for both days
    • Logo posted on ODS website symposium page under sponsors
    • Full page ad on the inside front cover of the program
    • Signage at the lecture room signifying sponsorship
    • Complimentary vendor booth for the weekend in prime location
    • 2 passes for the entire weekend
    • Banner hung in the arena for the weekend (if provided)

 

Vendor Booths – 15 Available

  • $75 for both afternoons at the State Fairgrounds – ODS Business Members may take a $25 discount and pay only $50 for both days
  • Name posted on ODS website symposium page under Onsite Vendors
  • Includes approximately 10×10 floor space, table provided but no power (vendors needing power need to pay an additional $45, check to Oregon State Fairgrounds)
  • Include 1 pass to demo rider portion of weekend (no lecture admittance)

 

Program Ads

Pricing includes the advertisement only no admittance into the event is included.

  • $100 – Full Page – 7 ¾ x 4 ¾
  • $50 – ½  Page – 3 ½ x 4 ¾
  • $25 – ¼ page/Business Card size

 

Please visit this webpage for more information and to download the sponsorship/vendor/advertiser form.  If you have any questions about supporting this program, please contact Francy Haupt at dqhorsestuff@comcast.net, not the ODS Office.

 

We appreciate your support of these incredible ODS educational events.

 

Sincerely,

ODS Adult Programs Committee

 

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This e-mail is being sent by The Oregon Dressage Society, an affiliate of the United States Dressage Federation.  ODS exists to educate, promote and inspire its members and the general public through programs, publications and competitions, in a way that enhances the image of Dressage and promotes the welfare of the horse.  You are receiving this email from the Oregon Dressage Society because you subscribed on our membership renewal form or requested to be added to our e-mail list. To ensure that you continue to receive emails from us, add office@oregondressage.com and broadcast@lists.oregondressage.com to your address book today.  If you do not wish to be on this e-mail list, please e-mail the office – office@oregondressage.com and request “UNSUBSCRIBE”.   ODS – PO Box 959, Hillsboro OR 97123 — Phone:  (503) 681-2337   – http://www.oregondressage.com

 

 

Sponsor the 2013 ODS Championship Show – We Need Your Support

August 23rd, 2013

The ODS Open & Championship Shows

September 6, 7 & 8, 2013 at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre, Sherwood, OR

We need your support!!
SPONSORSHIP, ADVERTISING & VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES:
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. Online sponsorship form: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=LWsP0wqtIkLtE4FqchOVXQ or request PDF forms from the ODS Office!

Classes needing sponsors:

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

  • Training Level – Open (Champion & Reserve)
  • Training Level – Jr/YR (Reserve)
  • First Level – Open – (Champion)
  • Second Level – Open – (Champion & Reserve)
  • Third Level – Open – (Champion & Reserve)
  • Third Level – AA – (Champion)
  • Fourth Level – Jr/YR – (Champion & Reserve)
  • Fourth Level – Open – (Champion)
  • FEI Intermediare II – (Champion & Reserve)
  • FEI Grand Prix – (Champion & Reserve)
  • About 20 Open Classes – specify your choice of Level and Junior/Young Rider, Adult Amateur or Open 

For more information on sponsorship please contact the ODS Office at (503) 681-2337 or office@oregondressage.com.

VOLUNTEERS:

We need many volunteers for this show. Watch your email for volunteer requests or go to www.oregondressage.com/volunteer.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE SHOW IN GENERAL:

Contact: Jennifer Milburn
Email: dressageshowmanager@gmail.com
Phone: (541) 231-7247

Official Website: http://www.odschampionshipshow.com

Closing Date Tomorrow – Riders, Sponsors and Volunteers needed for Junior/Young Rider Team Championship and Open Show – Fundraiser for the ODS Youth Fund and for the ODS/Linda Acheson Education Fund | August 9, 10, 11 | Sherwood, OR

July 19th, 2013

Tomorrow is the closing date for the 2013 Glisan Street Saddlery USDF/ODS Junior/Young Rider Team Dressage Championships and Open Benefit Show.  The show will be held at DevonWood on August 9, 10 & 11.

 

RIDERS NEEDED:

While the Team Tests are open to just Youth, the Open Classes offered on FRIDAY and SATURDAY may be ridden by Adults!!  This year we are hoping to have a great fundraiser (the open classes) so please send your entries in ASAP!!

Click Here for Official Prize List
Click Here for General Rules for ODS League Shows
Click Here for the ODS League Show Entry Form

 

OPEN CLASSES:

The Friday, August 9 Open classes for the Glisan St. Jr/YR Team Championship and Open show will be used as a fundraiser for the ODS/Linda Acheson Educational Fund while Saturday’s beneficiary is the ODS Youth Programs.  All profits from the Saturday classes will be donated to the fund.  Read more about this important fund: oregondressage.com/sponsorships.html

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

As we get closer to the show – more volunteer positions will be added to the signup website – however right now, we need a commitment from scribes as well as adults to help in the office.  Please either use the volunteer signup website or contact Gaye directly.  Volunteer signup website is www.signupschedule.com/oregondressagesociety

 

SPONSORS NEEDED:

We are also looking for sponsors for the open classes.  Sponsorships are $25.00 per class; if you wish, please indicate the level or division you wish to sponsor and Gaye will do her best to match your contribution up with the class you desire.

 

More about the show:

Each August riders from all over the Pacific Northwest congregate in Oregon for the annual Junior Young Rider Team Championships.  This show not only offers competition through dressage tests, bur riders also participate in stable management contests, decorating competitions, a written exam and a “jog” as they do at larger international competitions.  The Junior/Young Rider Team Championship Show has added open classes on Friday and Saturday for adults.  Because the show is being held at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre, these newly added open classes are a great opportunity to have a warm up before the ODS Championship Show.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Gaye McCabe, ODS Youth Programs Coordinator

7985 Darling St. SE – Salem, OR  97317
j-g.mccabe@juno.com
(503) 378-0309 – (503) 871-5359

 

The Oregon Dressage Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and donations may be tax deductible. 

 

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Dressage at DevonWood I & II has Extended its Closing Date now through July 3rd | also Seeking Volunteers, Vendors, Sponsors and Advertisers

June 25th, 2013

It’s not too late — Dressage at DevonWood has extended its closing date and will now accept entries through July 3rd.

Now in its 14th year of operation, Dressage at DevonWood is pleased to announce its exceptional judging panel for 2013, including Natalie Lamping (FEI 4*), Jeanne McDonald (FEI 4*), Marian Cunningham (FEI 4*), Gabriel Armando (FEI 4*), and Sue Curry (USEF “S”). Join us for four days of non-stop competition, shopping, and fun — all without the hassle of long hauls out of state.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Download the Dressage at DevonWood prize list (http://bit.ly/dad2013pl) and entry form (http://bit.ly/dad2013en) today!

 

Not able to ride this year? We’re looking for almost 100 volunteers that will make this year’s event possible. Log on to ezvolunteer.com and sign up or get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Stordahl at kim@dressageatdevonwood.com. We love our volunteers! Each half-day volunteer will receive a commemorative show keepsake, DevonWood Dollars good for use with all of our food vendors, and be entered for cool prizes drawn at the end of day each day.

 

But wait — there’s more! DevonWood is still accepting vendor, sponsor, and advertising registrations for this year’s show. Have an equine business with unique/specialty products or services to offer? We’d love to have you! Apply for a vendor booth online at http://bit.ly/dad13ven. For sponsorships and advertising requests, please contact Evin Rattner at 503.974.1667.

 

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