USDF Youth Convention Scholarship

August 1st, 2014

Want to attend the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Cambridge, MA? You could win a scholarship for up to $1,000 to attend the convention! Applications are due August 15. Contact youth@usdf.org for more information.

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Reminder! Reminder! Reminder! USDF Youth Convention Scholarship

July 31st, 2014

Want to attend the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Cambridge, MA? You could win a scholarship for up to $1,000 to attend the convention!Applications are due August 15. Contact youth@usdf.org for more information.

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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

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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 www.oregondressage.com/volunteer.html.

 

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 (jessica.rattner@gmail.com) or Rose Newman (rose_newman@yahoo.com), not the ODS Office.

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

Corinne Tindal Stonier

ODS Office

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 selainet@gmail.com, not the ODS Office.

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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 (www.odschampionshipshow.com) (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:

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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 siobhan@haywardfarm.com 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 (lisakoch3@gmail.com). 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

office@oregondressage.com

(503) 681-2337

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

Call for SPONSORS & VOLUNTEERS | Prize List Update | Jr/YR Team Show with Open Classes | August 8, 9 & 10, 2014 | Sherwood, OR | Entries Close 7/21 (more)

July 17th, 2014

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This year’s Glisan Street Saddlery USDF/ODS Junior/Young Rider Team Dressage Championships and Open Benefit Show

Will be held Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 8, 9 & 10, 2014

At the DevonWood Equestrian Centre, Sherwood, OR

 

Call for Sponsors:

The cost to sponsor a class at this show is $25; all sponsorships are tax deductible and your contributions help offset the expenses of running this show.  Additionally, profits from the Open Classes on Friday are dedicated to the ODS/Linda Acheson Education Fund; profits from Saturday’s Open Classes are dedicated to the ODS Youth Programs, for future use in youth programs such as education, High School Scholarships, and future competitions.

 

Purchase a sponsorship online here, or mail a check written to ODS Youth Programs to: Secretary: Gaye McCabe – 7985 Darling Street SE, Salem, OR 97317-4700.

 

Thank you!

 

Call for Scribes and Volunteers

Right now, we are looking for experienced scribes who can dedicate either a full day or a half of a day.  If you can help out, please contact Gaye at j-g.mccabe@juno.com.  We are also looking for a crew that can come before the show on 7/31 at 10 AM to help unload the bedding delivery from the truck and to set up the stabling area with stall cards, etc. – if you can help with this, please sign up here.

 

All other Volunteer positions will be published on the ODS Volunteer Page after the show is scheduled, so please check after the 21st of July.   http://www.oregondressage.com/volunteer.html – remember, volunteers can qualify to earn a “lottery ticket” for riding in the ODS Fall Festival for FREE with Debbie McDonald and Janet Foy (see details on the volunteer webpage).

 

 

 

NOTICE OF PRIZE LIST UPDATE:

 

The management of the This year’s Glisan Street Saddlery USDF/ODS Junior/Young Rider Team Dressage Championships and Open Benefit Show has made updates made to the prize list as previously published in the ODS Omnibus and on the ODS website.

 

The prize list has been updated to note:

  • the addition of TBA information / show officials
  • updated closing date (prior advertised date is a Sunday)

 

The Glisan Street Saddlery USDF/ODS Junior/Young Rider Team Dressage Championships and Open Benefit Show is an ODS approved League Show; it will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 8 – 10  at the DevonWood Equestrian Centre in Sherwood, OR.  The show will close for entries on August 21, 2014; if the number of entries warrants, an additional judge may be hired.

 

This year’s officials are:  Judges: Kathy Casey “r” & Janet Snazuk (L) and TBA if needed

 

The updated prize list has been posted on the ODS website, linked to the calendar entry and to the Omnibus page; it can be seen by clicking on the links below:

 

Please direct questions about this show to the official show contact, Gaye McCabe at j-g.mccabe@juno.com or (503) 378-0390  – not to the ODS Office.

 

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Attention Youth Members – Apply to Win a 2014 USDF Convention Scholarship – Deadline 8/15 (more)

July 16th, 2014

Want to attend the 2014 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention in Cambridge, MA? You could win a scholarship for up to $1,000 to attend the convention! Applications are due August 15.

Supported by funds raised at the annual USDF Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee Silent Auction, held at the annual convention, these scholarships provide financial support to young dressage enthusiasts to help defray the expenses associated with attending the annual convention. Nominations for this award must be received by August 15. Nominees must be current USDF participating members.

Contact youth@usdf.org for more information.

USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior and Young Rider Dressage Championships Teams Announced

July 15th, 2014

On July 11th, the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced  the riders selected to represent the U.S. in the USDF/Platinum Performance North American Junior/Young Rider Dressage Championships (NAJYRDC) at the 2014 Adequan/FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North, at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

The championships will be held July 15-20, 2014.  A total of 51 juniors and young riders will represent each of USDF’s nine regions.  The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America for juniors and young riders, age 14-21.  Young equestrians come from the United States, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean Islands to vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing, and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance.  The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale), the international governing body for equestrian sport, and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.

The following riders and horses will represent the United States on a junior or young rider team from each of the nine USDF regions.

  • USDF Region 1 Junior Team: Barbara Davis and Feivel Mousekewitz, Katie Lang and FA Patriot, Hannah Bauer and Trustful, Molly Paris and Diamant Sky
  •  USDF Region 1 Young Rider Team: Kaitlyn Lingard and Valentino, Amelia Lyon and Elfen String of Pearls, Arden Wildasin and Mystery Whisper, Clare Green and Watson EH
  • USDF Region 2 Junior Team: Kerrigan Gluch and Lentisco XVIII, Helen McNulty and Checkmate, Katie Knoechel and Marnix, Meghan Meagher and O’siris D’apardi
  •  USDF Region 2 Young Rider Team: Rosemary Julian-Simoes and Proteus, Rebekah Mingari and Unico, Matthew Manibusan and Hojvangs Moonlight, Kayla Barteau and GP Ubilee
  •  USDF Region 3/6 Junior Team: Natalie Pai and Way Not, Mallory Kent and Okidokie, Rachel Robinson and Ucarius, Emily Park and Pretty Lady
  •  USDF Region 4/5 Junior Team: Elliana Madsen and Robin Hood, Nathan Westfall and Wagnis, Inga Fuengerlings and Milo, Lauren Asher and Lysias
  •  USDF Region 5/6 Young Rider Team: Erin McHenry and Bailando, Devon Wycoff and Power Play, Sarah Cohen and Vicaro Dos Pinhais
  •  USDF Region 6/7 Junior Team: Heather Decent and Norra, Danielle Bonavito and Wyoming, Olivia Zeilinger and Stentano, Lauren Mack and Lada’at
  •  USDF Region 7 Young Rider Team: Anna Buffini and Sundayboy, Lindsey Brewin and Vaillant, Catherine Chamberlain and Verdicci, Cassidy Gallman and Grand Makana
  •  USDF Region 8 Junior Team: Callie O’Connell and Tribaldi, Bobbie Kerr and Alcazar, Nicole Nowak and Deinhardt, Regan Salm and Karat EG
  •  USDF Region 8 Young Rider Team: Elizabeth Fell and Superstarr, Hope Cooper and Don Diamond, Giulia Cohen and Lasserre, Hannah McCabe and Valparaiso
  •  USDF Region 9 Junior Team: Anna Campbell and Liebling, Cassie Schmidt and Velasquer, Bronwyn Cordiak and Dschingis Blue, Allison Cyprus and Madoc Gareth
  •  USDF Region 9 Young Rider Team: Tylin Wittke and Whispering Wind, Kalie Beckers and Carush, Caroline Adams and Uniek, Janet Ashley and Roman B

 

For complete qualifying results and standings for the USDF/Platinum Performance NAJYRDC, visit the USDF website.  Or, for additional information regarding the Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North, visit http://www.youngriders.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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Attn. Youth – Still Time to Qualify – 2014 USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals – Qualification Period Ends July 31 (more)

July 1st, 2014

Click here to see if you’ve qualified. If you haven’t, there’s still time to qualify for the USDF Dressage Seat Medal Semi-Finals! Qualifying period ends July 31.

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July Flying Changes Column / ODS News

July 1st, 2014

Spring Board Meeting Report:

The Oregon Dressage Society (ODS) Board of Directors (BOD) meets face-to-face 4 times per year.  The 12 ODS Board Members serve on a volunteer basis and their meals and travel for meetings are not reimbursed.  On May 17th, the ODS BOD held a productive 4.5 hour meeting at the Holiday Inn in Springfield, OR.   Although any member is welcome to attend ODS Board Meetings, we had only board members attend.

While I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of this organization, the ODS Board of Directors is responsible for the overall vision and governance of our organization.  Our organization is structured with the ODS BOD 16 active chapters plus numerous standing and ad-hoc committees, and our High School Dressage Teams.

I would like to express my gratitude for the commitments our leaders have made to serving our organization, not only by serving on the state board, but also on the chapter, committee and team levels.  ODS could not boast our list of accomplishments and strength without strong volunteer support and leadership.  ODS is regarded as one of the top dressage organizations in the nation and we are still the third largest; smaller GMOs across the country look to us for details on how to structure programs and run operations.

As you know, the ODS Officer Position of Secretary and State Volunteer Position of Assistant Treasurer have been vacant.  In May, Rose Newman appointed members to each of those positions. Please welcome Biagina Lazaroni of Eugene to the position of Secretary and Jorine Rietman of Tigard to the position of Assistant Treasurer.

It is now time to nominate ODS members for the next year’s board vacancies: Director at Large (serve 3 year terms) and Regional Representatives (North-2, East, Central, South- 1 each). I strongly encourage YOU to consider becoming a part of our leadership team.  In order for our organization to be successful, to meet the educational needs of our membership and to be able to continue to offer competitions and recognition programs, we must have members willing to gift their time, expertise and energy.    If you cannot commit to a leadership position, ODS is also in need of members and supporters to help with smaller projects, graphic design, communications and outreach as well.

Speaker of projects and programs, I am thrilled to report that there is some amazing and exciting planning occurring right now, and that our members and leaders are not only sharing ideas, but the same people are also stepping forward to get future educational programs underway.

  • Sometime this fall, the 2015 tests are due to be released.  Watch for details about an “Introduction to the New Tests” clinic being organized by the ODS Adult Programs Committee.
  • Lisa Koch has agreed to be our official organizer for an upcoming USDF Instructor/Trainer series, which has been requested by members for several years now as they offer unbelievable auditor value for non-instructors as well as instructors.
  • During the meeting, status reports were given on ODS Membership, Budget/Finance, Publications and Fall Festival.  All of these reports, including charts and financial figures, will be included in the minutes published on the website or available upon request from the Office.
  • The Awards Committee’s proposal of adding a sponsored League Show Award was accepted by the ODS BOD.  In addition to the LSHPA ribbons already planned, a sponsor has stepped up with an offer to sponsor recognition plates (similar to the ODS Rider Awards) for next year’s League High Point and Reserve High Point.  See the website’s awards page for details on this new program which was announced earlier this year in lieu of a League Championship Show.
  • Per the ODS policies, Christopher Main, the ODS Treasurer on behalf of the Finance Committee, presented his recommendation in regards to the 2015 Dues rates.  Because there have been no identified major increases in costs and USDF has not asked for an increase in GMO dues, he recommended that our dues for 2015 will remain the same as it has been since 2011, which is $75/adults ($65/each additional adult in household), $55/youth ($45/each additional youth in household), $125/patron and $200/business.  The fact that ODS will enter a 5th membership year with no dues increase should tell you that our leaders have been working very hard to run programs economically and are keeping our administrative costs low.

Looking ahead over the next several months –there will be a lot going on: 

  • Youth Camp: Do you own a restaurant? Or do you work for a food industry company? The Region 6 Dressage Overnight Camp held at DevonWood August 5-8 relies upon our members and supporters to keep costs low through contributions, including healthy snacks and meals. This camp is also a very rewarding volunteer opportunity.  We rely upon qualified adult volunteers to provide campers with assistance in the stabling area and to keep the camp running as safely and smoothly as possible –www.dressagecamp.com for details.
  • JR/YR Team Show: The same day that this camp wraps up, kids participating in this show will move their horses into DevonWood.  Although nearly 100% of the volunteers at this show are the youth exhibitors, adults are still wanted to drive golf carts (must have a driver’s license) and the show relies upon adults who are experienced scribes as well. Please connect with Gaye McCabe if you can lend your time.
  • Special Awards Deadline: August 1st is the deadline for several of the ODS Special Awards categories; others have an October 1st deadline.  There are over 1000 ODS members, and typically the Special Awards Committee receives only a handful of nominations for each category.  Isn’t your instructor the best?   Didn’t you benefit from the volunteer service of someone recently at an educational event or horse show?  Do you know the person whose sportsmanship shined at the recent show?  These people all deserve your nomination.  Some nominations are elaborate while others are a simple paragraph.  No matter how much time you have in your day (or don’t) – we encourage all of our members to just take one moment to recognize the efforts of someone special.  Don’t know anything about the criteria or categories of the ODS Special Awards?  Look at your ODS Roster – Awards Section – or the ODS Website – click “Awards” and then “Special Awards.”
  • 34th Annual ODS Championship Show: is right around the corner (Sept 5-7) and our committee rents DevonWood for that event as well.  Entries open July 14.  If you weren’t able to qualify, you can still opt to ride in open classes, as they are now offered all 3 days of competition.  Besides riding, there are other ways to support this show in other ways. This show is traditionally the largest annual fundraiser held by ODS due to the support and contributions of our sponsors.  Wilco has sponsored this show since 2001 by providing first bedding.  This show also requires the work of 100s of volunteers to pull it off, starting when the donated bedding is delivered on Monday until the day after the show -www.odschampionshipshow.com for details.
  • ODS Membership Renewal: The ODS BOD voted in February to revise the grace period policy for ODS Memberships.  In 2015, ODS memberships must be received on time (which means before or on 11/1/2014) in order to be on the ODS Publications Lists.  For memberships received after 11/1/2014, any member wishing to receive the ODS Omnibus, Testbooklet and/or Roster will have to pay the $30 publications fee.  This change has been made in an effort to continue keeping the administrative costs low; spreading membership renewal out over months takes more office staff time than doing all memberships and publications mailing lists in one batch.  We are asking that our members please help us to keep your costs low by renewing on time!
  • 2015 Show Approval and Omnibus Deadlines: The 2015 Show Approval and Omnibus deadlines will be 10/1.  Any show that is planned for 2015 should have their applications turned in by that time.  If you had a show in 2014, you should have already received your forms via e-mail; if you have a new show, or if you would like to add your show to the ODS Omnibus, please contact the Office for the correct forms and to have any questions answered.
  • ODS Fall Festival – Fantastic Education plus our 44th Anniversary and Awards Celebration: Coming up in November is the ODS Fall Festival – and our symposium called “Dressage is for Every Horse.”  Debbie McDonald and Janet Foy will teach and OSU veterinarian Erica McKenzie is back by popular demand to speak during lunch on Sunday.   Keep getting your volunteer log sheets turned in because in addition to the selected riders, one lucky volunteer will win the volunteer lottery to ride for free.  ODS also needs contributions to the auction!  Saturday evening (11/1) ODS will host our Special Awards and 44th Anniversary Celebration at the DWEC Clubhouse.  Both Janet and Debbie will be on hand to meet you and to autograph their books. Room capacity is 234, thus pre-registration is very important.  This reception is FREE for ODS MEMBERS who PRE-REGISTER; non-members or members showing up at the event will be charged $10.    Light appetizers and beverages will be served compliments of several of the ODS Chapters.

Keep watching the ODS Facebook, Twitter, News Webpage and your e-mail for details on all of these upcoming events.

Until next month,

Corinne Tindal Stonier, ODS Executive Director

 

ODS Office Summer Vacation Closure: 

The ODS office will be COMPLETELY CLOSED from July 26-Aug 5.  Any urgent matters during the closure will be handled by ODS Officers– their contact information is on the first page of the ODS notes here in Flying Changes and can be found on the ODS Website – click “Contact.” Memberships, show approvals, etc., received during the time period the office is closed will be backdated to the postmark/fax stamped date.

Chapter Notes:

State of Jefferson Chapter – ODS:

SJODS is in the process of planning a clinic with Donna Longacre for August.  While the clinic will be open to adults, its focus is youth.  The club is also continuing the Jutta Schott Clinic series and will host the next clinic in August as well.  Dressage in the State of Jefferson, a recognized show, will be held in mid-October.  For more details, please contact the ODS website.

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