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