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 email@example.com for more information.
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:
Thank you in advance for helping ODS host this wonderful Region 6 Youth Educational Opportunity,
Corinne Tindal Stonier
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, not the ODS Office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Corinne Tindal Stonier
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9 AM – 1 PM or by appointment
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.
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 email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 378-0390 – not to the ODS Office.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (859) 971-2277.
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.
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.
Looking ahead over the next several months –there will be a lot going on:
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.
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.