Event Cancelled: 2014 USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp (more)

August 8th, 2014

Dear Campers, Instructors, Volunteers & Families:

 

The ODS Youth Camp Committee has had several conference calls and discussions with veterinarians so that we can make choices in the best interest of the health, well being, and safety of our campers and exhibitors.

 

Sadly, we must cancel this year’s USDF Region 6 Youth Dressage Overnight Camp hosted by ODS and held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre.

 

We want all families to understand:

  • As you are well aware, a boarded horse on the DevonWood property (which had been hospitalized at OSU) tested positive for EHV-4, the respiratory strain of the disease (read more about it here)
  • In light of additional equine health concerns, the DevonWood stakeholders have decided not allow any events on their property until they can reach a full 21 days without additional health concerns
  • Because 21 days falls on Thursday, August 28th, there will not be enough time to hold camp between then and the start of the school year.
  • Unfortunately, ODS has been unable to locate an alternative venue that has the necessary safety and security features for our campers

 

The refund policy for the camp included a cancellation beyond our control clause.  This means that any expenses which cannot be refunded or reallocated will be split amongst the campers evenly and refunds will be made after this.

 

Our committee is working right now to contact all of our vendors – we have asked for refunds from vendors such as our insurance agency and are trying to reallocate other money spent (i.e. airfare, food) to other upcoming ODS programs.

 

As soon as all committee members have attempted to negotiate with vendors and/or to sell anything that we have pre-purchased which cannot be stored for next year, refunds will be issued the way which you paid (PayPal, Square, or Check).   Please allow us a few weeks to issue refunds.

 

The management for the Region 6 Junior/Young Rider Team Championship & Open Show is seeking an alternative venue for one of the last weekends of August vs. outright canceling the show. If you were entered in this show, please watch your e-mail for news in regards to this.

 

Thank you for your understanding and for your patience during this situation.  From the bottom of my heart and from the entire ODS Youth Camp Committee, we want to express how sorry we are to have to deliver this news.  We know how much the kids, instructors and volunteers were looking forward to the camp.

 

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

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Details about the State of Jefferson Chapter’s upcoming Youth Dressage Clinic with Donna Longacre | 8/23-24/2014 | Gold Hill, OR (more)

August 7th, 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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Application Deadline for the 2014 USDF Youth Convention Scholarship Coming Up SOON!

August 4th, 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! But, HURRY! 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.

USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award – Application Deadline 9/1

August 2nd, 2014

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Applications are being accepted, now through September 1, 2014, for the USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award! Click here for information on how to apply for this prestigious award.

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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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