ODS Youth Program Seeks Leaders, Mentors, Helpers to Kick Off Program BIG for 2013/14

September 11th, 2013

GREETINGS from your ODS Youth Program Coordinators, 

 

Many members received an e-mail because you were identified as a Dressage instructor, coach &/or mentor, and we want you to know what we are up to and invite you to be part of this year’s program – however we are also putting this out on the website in case we don’t know you (yet)!

 

The Young Rider Dressage year was kicked off at the Junior/Young Rider show at DevonWood in August.  There were so many great riders, horses, and there was so much enthusiasm from riders and parents that we are very excited about putting together an exciting and eventful year for riders in 4th grade through senior year in college. High Schoolers are eligible for receiving a club letter in Dressage through the ODS High School Dressage Letterman Program, which is also recognized by USDF.  (This program is not part of OHSET, although a lot of our members also participate in OHSET, 4-H and Pony Club).

 

We are having a rider/competitor informational and planning meeting on Saturday, September 28, 2013 to set in motion plans and a calendar of events for the rest of the school year.

 

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:  We would like to invite you to attend a special organizational and information meeting on Sunday, September 29, 2013 for all Dressage instructors, coaches and mentors who are interested in youth and high school through college level students.  We will update you and discuss the outcome of the competitor’s meeting to see what, where, when and how you’d like to be involved in this year’s events.   You are also invited to come to the competitor’s meeting on Saturday.

 

Confirmed events for 2013-2014 are: Dressage for the Ages (ODS recognized team show in March); ODS Open, & ODS and HS Championship Show (May or June, date to be announced), and the Jr/YR Championship show in August at DevonWood.

 

We are open to new and additional ideas. Here is what has been SUGGESTED  so far (in addition to the already confirmed events listed above):

1)      Lyndon Gray – Emerging Dressage Athlete Program (need 10 riders to apply for this clinic). This program is designed for dedicated, determined Dressage competitors under the age of 21 riding any level. The goal of the program is to find, to help to educate, and to develop talented youth to become the international riders and trainers of the future. The program organizes clinics in various parts of the US and from these clinics participants will be selected for national clinics. Top international coaches have also been asked to nominate riders they feel have special talent. For more information:  http://www.dressage4kids.org/emerging-dressage-athlete-program/If you have interested student/s, please have them e-mail their form to Carol Jackson so we can create a joint requested for Oregon & the Pacific NW.

2)      A two to three day clinic with Ayden Uhlir. Ayden took the gold metal one as a Junior rider and again as a Young rider for the North American Junior/Young Rider championships, and is the first young rider to do so back-to-back. Ayden has expressed an enthusiastic desire to come down, along with a couple of other riders from Jeremy Steinberg’s barn, to give a clinic. Jeremy, if available, is hoping to come with them.

3)      A practice show that members would put on. It would be a camp-type environment where members would judge, scribe, score, run the show, and ride. Then in the evening we would watch videos of the rides and discuss what were great moments, and when/where/how and why to improve other parts of the ride.

We will be forwarding further details (time, place, agenda for the competitors meeting) by mid-September.  However, if you have questions or suggestions prior to the meeting, please feel free to contact either:

Gaye McCabe : j-gmcabe@juno.com (503-378-0309) – Gaye will not be very assessable for the next several weeks due to her scheduled, so it would be better to connect with Carol till then)

Or

Carol Jackson: jackson4@countrycablevision.net (503-949-0156)

ADDITONAL HELP NEEDED:

1)      We are looking for a facility for the competitor meeting on Saturday, September 28.  It would  be nice to have room for about 30-40 people where we can watch a video and have pizza. If you have a facility or know of a place we could use, please contact Gaye or Carol by email, phone or text.

 

2)      Carol is you can help her find two team members locate horses.  One member is going into 7th grade and is a very nice rider who is open to either a lease, lease with an option to buy, or buy. She needs a horse that can eventually go to at least PSG, and is willing to go up to $10K. The other team member will be a senior this year. She needs a horse she can lease in order to continue up the levels.  She is a very well educated and solid second level ride. She would like to lease a horse for about a year. Both riders have their own indoor and nice facilities and are training with proficient trainers. If you have, or have leads on horses that might be good prospects for either one of the young riders, please contact Carol (see above).

 

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Congratulations to ODS Member Ayden Uhlir – Awarded Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy

July 24th, 2013

Lexington, KY (July 24, 2013) – The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Region 6 Young Rider, Ayden Uhlir and Sjapoer, were awarded this year’s Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy.  This trophy, which is on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame, is awarded to the young rider who earns the highest combined average score in the three dressage tests; FEI Young Rider Team, Individual, and Freestyle. Ayden Uhlir (18, Kirkland, WA) riding her fourteen-year-old, Dutch Warmblood gelding, Sjapoer, was the highest scoring competitor in the individual test and the freestyle test at this year’s USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior &Young Rider Dressage Championships at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North. Uhlir secured the win of the Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy in the FEI Young Rider Division with an overall combined average of 70.980%.  Ayden earned a 69.184% in the Team Test, 71.605% in the Individual Test, and 72.175% in the Freestyle Test.

The “Pursuit of Excellence” is the legacy Fiona Baan left to all the FEI Young Riders, and indeed to everyone who ever knew or worked with her.  For nearly 30 years, Ms. Baan worked tirelessly with great dedication to the United States Equestrian Team (USET).  She was U.S. Dressage Team leader for the 1976 Olympics, in which the U.S. won the Bronze Medal, the 1987 Pan Am Games, and for the Bronze Medal dressage team at the 1992 Olympics, in Barcelona.

For more information about the North American Junior and Young Rider Dressage Championships, the Fiona Baan “Pursuit of Excellence” Memorial Trophy, or the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org.

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 about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org , e-mail usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.

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Notice: ODS Librarian / Change of Address

July 24th, 2013

Dear ODS Members,

 

One of your member benefits is free use of the ODS video lending library.  Review this webpage for an updated list of available titles and the procedure for checking videos out.

 

We wanted to call your attention to the fact that the ODS website has been recently updated to reflect the current mailing address for the ODS Librarian.  If you rely on them, please take a moment to update your paper rosters so that your mail is not misdirected. Francy Haupt, ODS Librarian

901 N. Brutscher St. Suite D PMB 162

Newberg, OR 97132-6096

(971) 832-2260

dqhorsestuff@comcast.net

 

If you have any questions about the ODS Video Library, please connect with Francy.  If you have other general questions about ODS, or if this notice served as a reminder that you have an address change, please contact me in the ODS Office.

 

Warmest Regards,
Corinne Tindal Stonier
Executive Director
Oregon Dressage Society, a registered non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization
www.oregondressage.com
PH: (503) 681-2337 — CELL: (503)730-8036 — FAX: (503) 681-3873

PO Box 959, Hillsboro, OR 97123-0959

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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Reminder! Closing Date is 7/1 | USDF Region 6 Overnight Youth Dressage Camp hosted by ODS held at DevonWood | August 5 – 8, 2013

June 26th, 2013

Greetings ODS Members!

We are gearing up for this year’s overnight summer youth dressage camp!  There are currently 43 registered campers, leaving 12 open spots as of this e-mail.   The closing date for the camp is July 1st – please get your registrations turned in ASAP.

 

 

To answer a few frequently asked questions:

  • The minimum age limit for the camp is 8 and the maximum age limit is 21
  • We are currently able to accept 60 riders to the camp
  • Participants will be required to stay overnight at DevonWood Equestrian Centre from when they arrive at DevonWood on Monday until their departure on Thursday
  • The price of the camp will be $325; this price includes food, stabling, covers the cost of hiring a licensed EMT to handle First Aid, and several other necessary expenditures to ensure that the camp is a safe and comfortable environment for all those in attendance!  It also includes a $25 contribution per camper for the Region 6 NAJYRC Team’s expenses.  There is very limited financial aid/scholarships available; please send an e-mail to the ODS Office with questions.
  • New for 2013: Wilco and Dry Den Horse Stall Pellets have signed on to sponsor this camp and as a result, initial bedding will be included in the registration fee this year.  Additional bedding may be purchased.

 

REGISTRATION:

In an effort to conserve paper, the registration process will be done mostly electronically. Registration for this camp will be first come first serve.  Registration is at www.dressagecamp.com.  After you submit the registration form and payment, you will receive further instructions regarding liability waivers, and the proof of vaccination.  As we get closer to the dates of the camp, we will also be emailing a suggested packing list, directions, contact information for the on-call vet and farrier.  This webpage also lists the approximate schedule of activities and other details.

 

VOLUNTEERS:

In order to provide the safest environment possible, we need adults on site to help.  If you are interested in volunteering or chaperoning, we still have many volunteer spots available – they are posted at www.signupschedule.com/oregondressagesociety.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact the ODS Office – office@oregondressage.com or (503) 681-2337; our office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 AM – 1 PM.

 

 

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Attention Youth Members | Regional Youth Dressage Riders club is forming – read more …

June 4th, 2013

Click to view full size flier - 

 

For more information, please contact Jodi McMaster at jodimcmaster@yahoo.com, not the ODS Office.

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Fort Vancouver Chapter offers 2013 FVC Chapter Youth Scholarship for the Region 6 Overnight Dressage Camp

June 4th, 2013

 The Fort Vancouver Chapter of ODS is now accepting scholarship applications through June 12th for children that would like to attend this year’s dressage camp, especially those who can’t without financial assistance.

2013-FVC-YouthCampScholarshipApp

 

Questions should be directed to Lorraine Nettles at lorraine.nettles@fastmail.fm

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2013 USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and DevonWood Equestrian Centre | Opens 6/1 | Registration plus Volunteer/Sponsorship Opportunities

May 30th, 2013

Greetings ODS Members!

We are gearing up for this year’s summer camp! The USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre will be held from August 5 – 8.

 

To answer a few frequently asked questions:

  • The minimum age limit for the camp is 8 and the maximum age limit is 21
  • We are currently able to accept 60 riders to the camp
  • Participants will be required to stay overnight at DevonWood Equestrian Centre from when they arrive at DevonWood on Monday until their departure on Thursday
  • The price of the camp will be $325; this price includes food, stabling, covers the cost of hiring a licensed EMT to handle First Aid, and several other necessary expenditures to ensure that the camp is a safe and comfortable environment for all those in attendance!  It also includes a $25 contribution per camper for the Region 6 NAJYRC Team’s expenses.
  • New for 2013: Wilco and Dry Den Horse Stall Pellets have signed on to sponsor this camp and as a result, initial bedding will be included in the registration fee this year.  Additional bedding may be purchased.

 

INSTRUCTORS:
In an effort to minimize the costs of attending this camp, all of the instructors and lecturers have generously donated their travel fees, time for the weekend and are being housed by friends of the camp. Additionally, DevonWood Equestrian Centre has also deeply discounted the use of their facility and staff for the weekend.

This year’s tentative list of instructors (subject to change):

  • Beth Anderson Ness
  • Meredith Crawford
  • Nicki Grandia
  • Garyn Heidemann
  • Nicol Hinde
  • Natalie Perry
  • Jessica Rattner
  • Catherine Reid
  • Jeremy Steinberg
  • Jessica Wisdom

VOLUNTEERING:

In order to provide the safest environment possible, we need adults on site to help.  If you are interested in volunteering or chaperoning, we still have many volunteer spots available – they are posted at www.signupschedule.com/oregondressagesociety.

 

REGISTRATION:

In an effort to conserve paper, the registration process will be done mostly electronically. Registration for this camp will be first come first serve. The camp will open for registration at midnight on June 1st and the closing date will be July 1st.  Registration is at www.dressagecamp.com.  After you submit the registration form and payment, you will receive further instructions regarding liability waivers, and the proof of vaccination.  As we get closer to the dates of the camp, the we will also be emailing a suggested packing list, directions, contact information for the on-call vet and farrier.  This webpage also lists the approximate schedule of activities and other details.

 

SPONSORSHIPS/DONATIONS:

The camp is also accepting donations towards youth scholarships and stipends to help cover instructor travel expenses – if you want to contribute, please visit http://www.oregondressage.com/youth-summercamp-sponsorships.html or contact our camp’s sponsorship coordinator Claire Evans at (503) 459-6837 or eclaire56@frontier.com.

Thank you,

Jessica Rattner – jessica.rattner@gmail.com

Camp Coordinator, ODS Board Member

 

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The Dressage Foundation Chooses Four Young Riders for International Dream European Tour, including Molly Eastridge of Longview, WA

May 20th, 2013

Four young riders have been selected for the 2013 International Dream Program that annually sends young riders to Europe for an intensive 10-day dressage experience. The program is administered and funded annually by The Dressage Foundation (TDF).  An independent selection committee, after reviewing dozens of applications, chose the following young riders to make the twelfth annual TDF trip to Europe: Katie Foster (MI), Molly Eastridge (WA), Hannah Pierucci (VA) and Molly Maloney (NY). The following two young riders were chosen as first and second alternates: Katrina Hiller (WI) and Genay Vaughn (CA). The selection committee based their decision on candidates’ essays, competition scores, recommendations, videos of their riding and signs of commitment to the sport of dressage.

Jenny Johnson, Administrative Director of TDF said, “The Board of Directors and staff of The Dressage Foundation congratulates the four candidates chosen for this year’s International Dream Program!  We received many high quality applications, so the selection committee had quite a task.”

The program, conceived by Olympic medalist and TDF board member, Michael Poulin (FL), will be led this year by chaperones Jennifer Baumert (NC) and Jontelle Forbus (VA). Beth Baumert (CT) is serving as administrator as she has since the program’s inception. Poulin believes TDF’s International Dream program helps American young riders reach their potential. He aims to fuel “the power of the dream” for young people, and help them “develop a sense of proportion, a sense of themselves and of being proud of who they are and what they’re doing.”

On August 5, the tentative plan is for the group to travel to England where they will visit Laura Bechtolsheimer, Carl Hester, Charlotte DuJardin and possibly Kyra Kyrklund. The group will attend the Verden CDI and the World Young Horse Championships from August 9-11. Subject to the schedules of German trainers, the young riders may also visit former U.S. team coach, Klaus Balkenhol and Spanish team coach, Jan Bemelmans.  They may visit German Olympians, Ingrid Klimke, Helen Langehanenberg or Hubertus Schmidt. Finally the group has tentative plans to visit Klaus Martin Rath and his son, Matthias Rath, rider of the great Totilas, at the Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff stable, Schafhof. The group will return to their home towns on August 15th.

While traveling, the young riders will record their observations in daily journals and chronicle the events with photos and video to share with their home dressage organizations.

Primary chaperone, Jennifer Baumert, is a USDF Certified Instructor through Fourth Level. She has trained extensively in Germany, most recently with Olympian Klaus Balkenhol when she was riding the stallion, Don Principe.  Jontelle Forbus is USDF Certified through Second Level and lived in Holland while training with Olympian, Coby van Baalen.

“This annual trip is made possible by very generous donors,” said Jenny Johnson. “We’re very grateful to those who provided funding support for this program.” Further information on the Young Rider International Dream Program will be kept current on the TDF website:http://www.dressagefoundation.org/International_Dream_Program.htm

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

May 7th, 2013

Various volunteers are needed to run this camp smoothly and successfully. Right now, most volunteer positions have been posted at www.signupschedule.com/oregondressagesociety.

We are also seeking qualified individuals for group/individual instruction and to lead workshops.

Please contact the ODS Office or organizer Jessica Rattner if you have any questions prior to signing up.

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