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					                                                                                                                                                       _                                 _August 2008
                                                                                                                                 President’s Message
                                                                                                                                 Greetings ShenVADA,

                                                                                                                                 Is everyone out there trying to stay cool? If you were at the
                                                                                                                                 Shenandoah River Farm Horse Show, it was not too cool out there.
                                                                                                                                 The temperatures were in the 90s and the humidity was up there.
                            VADA is a USDF Group Membership Organization and all members are automatically USDF Group Members.

                                                                                                                                 There was a bit of a breeze but not much. If you are thinking that the
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                                                                                                                                 riders were miserable, nothing could be farther from the truth. We
                                                                                                                                 had such a good time!! Robin Hall’s farm was a picture of beautiful,
                                                                                                                                 as usual, and everyone just totally enjoyed the day.

                                                                                                                                 I would say that the July show was filled to capacity. With 61 rides
                                                                                                                                 on the program, I don’t think I could have added any more. With
                                                                                                                                 Nick and Judith announcing on the new sound system and all of the
                                                                                                                                 volunteers in place, this show ran like clockwork and stayed on time
                                                                                                                                 for most of the day. A show this large could not have run this
                                                                                                                                 smoothly without the huge efforts of the volunteers that worked that
                                                                                                                                 day. Great Job Volunteers!!

                                                                                                                                 Now we are off to our next event which is one of our most important.
                                                                                                                                 The Musical Fantasy Freestyle will
                                                                                                                                 be here before you know it. The
                            ShenVADA is a Chapter of the Virginia Dressage Association

                                                                                                                                 sponsorships for the show are so
                                                                                                                                 very important to our club. I am
                                                                                                                                 hoping that all of you will do
                                                                                                                                 everything you can to sell as many
                                                                                                                                 ads as you can and make this a
                                                                                                                                 very good year for ShenVADA.

                                                                                                                                 Every member of ShenVADA benefits from the funds collected from
                                                                                                                                 ads sold for the Musical Freestyle. These funds provide further
                                                                                                                                 education, show equipment, show necessities such as ribbons,
                                                                                                                                 numbers etc and so many other behind the scenes expenses.

                                                                                                                                 So, when you receive your forms in the mail, please do all you can to
                                                                                                                                 sell an ad or two. If you need more forms, you can download them
                                                                                                                                 from our website or just get a message to me and I will send you

                                                                                                                                 Oh, and one other thing I wanted to mention. When you go to a show
                                                                                                                                 and the sun is shining and it’s really hot – Wear Sunscreen!! I look
                                                                                                                                 like a French Fry!!

      Mission Statement                                                                                                          See you soon,
A group that emphasizes education,
support, and friendship for dressage
enthusiasts in the Shenandoah                                                                                                    Linda
         Shenandoah River Farm Schooling Show                                           Training Level Test 4
                Mr. Charles Musco ( r )                               Gifted Legacy Linda March                 61.6%+ 1st
                    July 19th, 2008                                   Eros            Linda Bertschinger        61.60% 2nd
                                                                      Call Me Angel Leslie Sebers               59.20% 3rd
Horse                  Rider          Percentage       Place          Lord Kibbeth's Kastle Amanda Carmain (JR)57.60% 4th
          USEF Beginner Novice Eventing Test A                        Watch My Stride Lucy Barrett (JR)         56.80%
Kizzy              Polly Capansky               HC                    Sweet Hickory Bethany Emswiller (JR) 54.80%
                     Second Level Test 1                              Foxcreek Sky     Annan Hepner (JR)        54.40%
Treating Sir Buster         Maddy Carmain 50.79% 1st                  Jesse            Kim Emswiller            52.80%
                      First Level Test 1                              Noah            Johanna Fitzwater (JR)    48.00%
Call Me Angel Leslie Sebers                    scratch                                 Introductory Level A
Snickers        Stephanie Daly-Kopcinski 59.33% 1st                   Precious           Debra Weir             66.50% 1st
Demure           Linda Bertschinger            58.33% 2nd             Cygnus             Janet Preston          65.00% 2nd
Foxcreek Sky      Annan Hepner (JR)            55.69% 3rd             O Jackie           Debra Bliesner         60.50% 3rd
Find Me A Diamond           Robin Hall         55.67% 4th             Jackson's Magic Angel Austin Barrett (JR) 59.50% 4th
                      First Level Test 2                              Crimson Tyde Amy Flora                    54.00%
Demure            Linda Bertschinger           63.33% 1st             Spike            Eve Manning              48.50%
Snickers          Stephanie Daly-Kopcinski 59.44% 2nd                 My Very Own Black Beauty Robin Hall sc
                     Second Level Test 2                                                Introductory Level B
Treating Sir Buster         Maddy Carmain 51.89% 1st                  Cygnus           Janet Preston             70.00% 1st
              USEF Novice Eventing Test A                             O Jackie         Debra Bliesner            67.50% 2nd
Erica's Num Num Christine Feathers             58.00% 2nd             Precious         Debra Weir                67.00% 3rd
Kizzy                 Polly Capansky          58.00%+ 1st             Erica's Num Num Christine Feathers         64.00% 4th
                      First Level Test 3                              My Israela       Jane Palmer               60.50%
Sieze The Day Stephanie Sheridan               66.86% 1st             Crinson Tyde     Amy Flora                 58.00%
Leurielus         Anita Scruggs                64.00% 2nd                             Champion High Score
Pete's Pink Cadillac        Lynne Cox          60.57% 3rd             Cygnus          Janet Preston            70.00%
Les Dixie Jule Catherine Halpern (JR) 57.71% 4th                                       Reserve High Score
                      First Level Test 4                              Sieze The Day    Stephanie Sheridan      67.63%
Sieze The Day Stephanie Sheridan               67.63% 1st
Dora              Angelique Miller             65.79% 2nd
Les Dixie Jule Catherine Halpern (JR) 58.95% 3rd
                                                                      Thanks to our judge Charles Muscro, our host
Leurielus         Anita Scruggs               58.68% 4th              Robin Hall and all the volunteers that helped on
Pete's Pink Cadillac        Lynne Cox          56.05%                 the day of 900 weather.
                    Training Level Test 1
Schatzi            Felicia Phillips            66.52% 1st                                           If you have volunteered
Joshua             Angelique Miller            62.17% 2nd
Spike              Megan Bowers (JR)           52.61% 3rd
                                                                                                    for any of our shows
                    Training Level Test 2                                                           and have not received
Schatzi              Felicia Phillips          66.07% 1st                                           your slip with your
Gifted Legacy        Linda March               64.29% 2nd                                           hours from Deborah
Joshua              Angelique Miller           61.79% 3rd                                           Cross please contact
Watch My Stride Lucy Barrett (JR)              57.50% 4th
Ibby                Leslie Sebers             55.00%
                                                                                                    her at 540 984 9558.
Sweet Hickory       Annie Emswiller (JR)       52.50%                                               She has mailed
Spike              Justin Bowers (JR)          52.14%                                               volunteer hours to all
Noah               Johanna Fitzwater (JR) 50.71%                      volunteers that have hours on our records. Later
                    Training Level Test 3                             in the newsletter is a list of volunteers and total
Eros             Linda Bertschinger           59.60%+ 1st
My Israela       Jane Palmer                  59.60% 2nd
                                                                      hours worked as of July 19th show. Please check
 Kodiak          Theresa Cravener             59.20% 3rd              the list and see if the hours you have worked equal
Ibby             Leslie Sebers                58.00% 4th              want ShenVADA has. All Volunteers please keep
Lord Kibbeth's Kastle Amanda Carmain (JR) 57.60%                      your slips. It is a VERY GOOD POSSIBLITY
Jesse              Kim Emswiller                 E                    that you may be eligible for some type of award at
                                                                      the end of the year. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO
                                                                      RIDE A HORSE TO GET AN AWARD. OOPS I
                                                                      WAS NOT SUPPOSE TO LET YOU KNOW THIS

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     ShenVADA Board Meeting at the home of Stephanie                    VADA Meeting: Jane Palmer was not able to attend the last
                            Sheridan                                    VADA meeting; Linda March reported on the VADA
                          July 3, 2008                                  meeting; D&O insurance was discussed; Linda is making up
Board members present: Debra Cross, Judith Harroun-Lord,                legal manuals and recommended two of them be brought to
Linda March, Jane Palmer, Anita Scruggs, Leslie Sebers,                 every meeting by the secretary; the president will have the
Ellen Simonetti,                                                        originals; copies can be made on request; BLM is October
Board members absent: Jodie Bryant, Stephanie Daly, Nick                23rd; newsletter date regarding the October ShenVADA
Yarnold                                                                 Board Meeting cannot be correct.
Other attendees: Tabitha Baker, Ellen Flugal, Stephanie                 New Business: Linda March reported that, in the past,
Sheridan                                                                ShenVADA has mailed envelopes with the Fair Show
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m.                            sponsor form; the form is also located on the website under
Linda March, our President, presided.                                   web forms; Jane suggested we, once again, mail the request
Secretary: Judith Harroun-Lord served as secretary; Jodie               for sponsors with the ad form because it is the most
Bryant was absent due to a work commitment.                             effective; Linda suggested we offer a reward for the person
                                                                        who gets the most ads; VTO Paul and Beth have always
Treasurer’s Report: Jane Palmer reported that Linda                     supported ShenVADA with rewards/awards in the past; will
Bertschinger became a member; ShenVADA owes Leslie                      have the Board approve the suggestion first with email;
Sebers $50; Jane Palmer ordered 50 new numbers and 100                  Linda sent out a list of additional volunteer positions and
blue ribbons; showbox supplies included 200 feet of                     hours for the Board’s review; the ShenVADA Board will
extension cords @ $62.96; ShenVADA received the $1000.                  evaluate the list of additional volunteer positions and decide
VADA gift grant for 2007; a motion was moved and                        what to keep and what to discard; any volunteer position that
seconded approving some of the gift grant be applied to the             involves gas needs credit; hospitality overnight and meals
Stephen Clark/Linda Zang clinic and the rest applied to our             need a full day; VADA does an awards program for
new sound system. Jane will let ShenVADA know when                      competitors and for volunteers; ShenVADA needs to
plans for the 2009 VADA clinic are finalized. ShenVADA                  increase recognition of volunteer jobs; Tabitha Baker
plans to apply our 2008 and 2009 VADA gift grants to the                suggested we give the volunteers a prize; the Board can
2009 VADA clinic so the entire club will have an                        provide talents and services that can be used in the reward
opportunity to attend; if the clinic falls through, we will pick        pool; examples included Nick being in the mounted guard,
another events.                                                         or someone who can help a rider improve their seat; we can
Ads and Fundraising: Stephanie Daly was absent; Leslie                  provide a library of things we can do for volunteer
Sebers reported that Stephanie has the Fantasy Freestyle                “bucks”or compensation of some sort, like, “I would love a
letter made up and has list of sponsors; there was supposed             ride on a Friesian,” said Deborah Cross; other suggestions
to be a form in the newsletter, but it may be on the website.           were rides on schoolmasters, a trailer ride, use of an arena,
Juniors: Leslie Sebers reported that Linda March will                   help with feeding; we will send out the request club-wide
choose a date to present a biomechanics of riding workshop              and put it in the newsletter; these activities will build social
to Leslie’s students. It would also be a good activity to have          interaction and bonding.
available for the Juniors.                                                        Stephanie Sheridan suggested we invite all the ex-
Membership and Blue Book: Nick was absent; there was                    members to gatherings; establish a golden membership;
discussion regarding Fair Show setup Friday evening at 5:00             ShenVADA is missing the friendship connection; plan a
p.m. the 22nd of August; Stephanie Sheridan reported Stacy              summer party; have a series of functions such as opening up
Chandler is working hard to prepare good hunter/jumper                  longe lessons to the membership; add a hospitality tent, a
footing and arrange for dragging the arena; Stephanie                   masseuse for a special social event once or twice a year and
suggested ShenVADA get together with the Silver Spurs                   a special program in the summer.
organization; Deborah Cross said we have worked with                              Jane reported another business item. Three
Silver Spurs/4-H before; this will be Nick’s last year with             members of ShenVADA are riding on VADA State Teams,
ShenVADA; Anita and Deborah have expressed an interest                  the same Intro Team on which Tabitha is riding; can
in working on/supporting the ShenVADA website; Rick and                 ShenVADA be a sponsor? Tabitha will email the link to the
Ellen will talk to Nick.                                                Region I website; there was a motion to sponsor $100; there
Shows and Awards: Leslie lead the discussion regarding                  is also a stall-decorating contest; Jane will take the
Charlie Musco’s accommodations; ShenVADA will provide                   ShenVADA banner; Linda will braid and help with show
for a hotel and dinner; Linda March will make arrangements              preparation; Linda needs more information.
with Jane for finances; Felicia Phillips and Linda will do              The next ShenVADA Board Meeting is August 8th at Judith
show lunches; Paula can volunteer for ½ day; Linda has her              Harroun-Lord’s house.
scribes and show managers; Judith is the afternoon disc
jockey                                                                  The meeting was closed at 10:00 p.m.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted by Judith Harroun-Lord

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                                    When you go
                                    to a show,                           Volunteer Time
                                    some people            The following members have accumulated
                                    bring their            volunteer time will you add your name to the list?
                                    children of all                         (as of July 19, 2008
                                    ages, gender           Lynn Lambert Clarke 4           Ellen Simonetti 8
                                    and species.           Jane Palmer 4                   Kim Emswiller 4
                                    This is Linda          Annie Emswiller 8               Bethany Emswiller 8
                                    Bertschinger           Stephanie Sheridan 8            Jana Miller 8
                                    taking a break         Linda March 20                  Anna Showalter 8
                                    at the                 Jodie Bryant 12          Polly Capansky 12
                                    Shenandoah             Judith Harroun-Lord 16          Stephanie Daly 12
                                    River Farm             Lisa Wolters 12                 Anita Scruggs 16
                                    show feeding           Tabitha Baker 4                 Paula Everett 8
                                    her young’n            Felicia Phillips 8              Deborah Cross 8
                                                           Donna Hepner 4                  Nick Yarnold 8
At the end of the ride the rider says “Thank God it        Laura Cross 4                   Maddy Carmain 4
is over” and the horse is saying, “Stick a fork in         Amanda Carmain 4
me I am done.” Look close the horse has his eyes

                                                                Far A Field Acres and Pierucci Dressage
                                                                      Training, Lessons and Clinics In
                                                                             Ruckersville VA
                                                                             Pati Pierucci
                                                                         USDF Gold Medallist
                                                               Long listed and developing list in 99-2000
                                                           Listed in BCM rankings as high as 47 in the world
                                                            Strong emphasis on rider position preparing for
                                                                            upper level work
                                                                     Now accepting riders and horses
                                                              All rider levels welcome. Will travel for small
Remember to sell a sponsorship for our Musical
                                                                            groups to your farm
Freestyle Show. Nick Yarnold needs all
sponsorships to him by August 15th. You should
                                                              Also Quality well started Holsteiners, German
have received a
                                                              Olympic bloodlines, winners at Dressage at
letter and the
                                                                 Devon, talent for dressage and Jumping
                                                                                     Call for Availability
form from our
                                                                                561 628 0018 - 434 985 8544
President Linda
March by the                                                                                               10/08
time you receive
notice of this newsletter. Please try and sell one
sponsorship. You could win a prize if you sell the

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6yr Hol mare, 16h, doing training and started 1st level                                  VADA/Region 1 Calendar
dressage, jumps small course, very good mind, would be
great event horse. all ready fully vetted 26k. Pati Pierucci            August 2-3     USDF Adult Team competions, HITS
561 628 0018                                                                           Culpeper, Culpeper, VA Secretary Bettina
6yr Hol mare 17.2, doing solid training and 1st level work,             August 16      EEMI Dressage Summer Classic,
started shoulder in. Sweet girl very quiet and safe. also                              Leesburg, VA Contact Patricia Patton
jumps small course. wonderful mind. 26k Pati Pierucci 561                              (301) 416-7640 E-Mail:
628 0018                                                                     
5yr Hol mare 16.1 doing w/t/c very pretty, will be easy,                August 17      SVDA INC Summer Dressage,
aptitude for jumping as well as dressage 18k Pati Pierucci                             Williamsburg, VA Contact Beth Rippel
561 628 0018                                             08/08                         9757) 485-1992 E-Mail:
Bales of orchard grass hay. Up to 800 are currently available                
at $4/bale. First come, first serve. Call Rick Simonetti at             August 23-24   Dressage at Foxcroft, Middleburg, VA
540-481-0550.                                              09/08
                                                                                       Contact Emmett Turner (540) 937-7990
                                                                        September 13 VADAF Dressage at Rose Mount,
                                                                                       Spotsylvania, VA Contact Suzanne
                                                                                       Rowdon (540) 752-2103 E-Mail
And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at             September 20-21 VADA/NOVA Autumn I, Leesburg, VA
little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just                            contact Susan Trivers (202) 927-7843
say,"Bless her heart" ... and go your own way.                          October 23-26 Great Americna Insurance/USDF
                                                                                       Region 1 Dressage Championships
Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ...              October 25-26 Potomac Valley Dressage Association,
and when we're "in line," . we talk to everybody!                                      Leesburg, VA Contact Betty Thorpe (301)
                                                                                       774-3756 E-Mail
And to those of you who are still having a hard time                    November 22-23 VADA/NOVA Autumn II, Leesburg, VA
understanding all this Southern stuff, ... bless your hearts, I                        Contact Michelle King (202) 927-7843
hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a                              E-Mail:
second language!

                     ShenVADA Calendar                                             ShenVADA Income & Expense Report
                                                                                          May31-July 3, 2008
August 8          ShenVADA Board Meeting at Judith
                  Harroud Lord’s Mt Jackson VA 7:00 pm                    Balance Forward May 31, 2008                   $ 3,940.41
August 23         ShenVADA Fantasy freestyle at                             Income:
                  Shenandoah Fairgrounds, Woodstock VA                         VADA Gift Grant               $ 1,000.00
                  Vicky Germroth Entry Secretary contact                        2 Memberships                    100.00
                  540 984 9529 or                                                P. Pieruci Ads                   85.00
                                                  June Schooling Show entries     445.00
September 20      ShenVADA Schooling Show at Sunset                              Voided Ck-L. Bertschinger
                  Willows Edinburg, VA Entry Secretary                              For Porta John                100.00
                  and coordinator TBA                                     Total Income                                   $ 1,730.00
October 4         ShenVADA Schooling Show at                                                                             $ 5,670.41
                  Lighthorse Farm Linville, VA Ellen                        Expense:
                  Simonettis Entry Secretary and Volunteer                     Rewrite Void ck-
                  coordinator contact 540 481 0551 or                               Linda Bertschinger       $ 100.00
                                              Cedar Creek Arena Fee             125.00
October 28        ShenVADA Board Meeting at Jane                               Peta Wylie Judge fee/mileage      119.00
                  Palmer’s Mt Jackson VA 7:00 pm                               Show Box Supplies/D. Cross          62.96
                                                                               D. Weir Show Refund                 10.00
November 7        ShenVADA general membership
                  meeting at Polly Capansky’s Woodstock                        Newsletter Postage/A. Scruggs        8.40
                  VA 7:00 pm                                              Total Expenses                                 $ 425.36
December 6        ShenVADA Holiday Party at Lighthorse
                  Farm Linville, VA                                       Balance as of July 3, 2008                    $ 5,245.05
December 12       ShenVADA Board Meeting and
                  Scholarship @ Judith Harroud-Lord’s Mt                  Riley Sebers Scholarship Fund Balance         $ 1,643.00
                  Jackson VA 7:00 pm
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                                                                         Top 10 Spookey Things
                                                                         A horse's point of view
                                                              10. Blowing Paper: "At any moment it could whip up
                                                              into our faces, covering our noses. We could suffocate.
                                                              And don't try to tell us you'd do CPR."
                                                              9. Barking Dogs: "What? You've never read Steven
                                                              King's CUJO?"
                                                              8. Puddles of Water: "Quicksand."
The Olympics are starting August 8, 2008. NBC                 7. Trash Cans: "They've been known to swallow
Universal will be airing 3,600 hours of coverage              horses and transport them into another dimension."
of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, including the              6. Babies and Li'l Kids: "Long lost tribe of horse-
equestrian events, which will be taking place in              eating pygmies."
Hong Kong. All broadcast will also be in high                 5. Plaid Horse Blankets: "Hey, when was the last time
definition. The schedule is as follows:                       you wore plaid? It adds 100 lbs."
                                                              4. Ropes and Hoses on the Ground: "Dreaded North
Date      Program Time (EST) on Channel                       American Trail Snakes."
Aug 9: 3-Day Dressage 2:00 am -2:00 pm on USA                 3. Ponies: "Cute, cleaver, hardy. They want to take
Aug. 11 3-Day Cross Country 6pm-8pm on OXYGEN                 over the world."
Aug 12 3 Day Stadium Team Gold Medal Final 6pm-8pm            2. Windy Days: "Two Words: impending tornado."
          on OXYGEN                                           1. Carts and Wagons: "Look. You put a human on our
Aug 13 Dressage 6pm-8pm on OXYGEN                             backs, we can always buck them off. But hitching a
Aug 14 Dressage Team Gold Medal Final 6pm-8pm on              horse to a wheeled object? It's just not right
Aug 15 Show Jumping 6pm-8pm on OXYGEN
Aug 16 Dressage Individual 5 am -5 pm on MSNBC
Aug 17 Show Jumping Team Gold Medal Final 1 st Round
        10:00 am -6 pm on NBC
Aug 18 Show Jumping Team Gold Medal Final Round
        6pm-8pm on OXYGEN
Aug 19 Dressage Individual God Medal Final 6pm-8:00 pm
        on OXYGEN
Aug 21 Show Jumping individual Gold Medal Final
         10:00 am-1:00 pm on OXYGEN

               Crazy Crosses
(crazy names for different crosses of horse breeds)
Tennessee Walker/Friesian - "Walking Freezer",
Quarter Horse X Halflinger = Three-Quarter Horse
Quarter horse X Warmblood= warm horse
Foxtrotter X Irish Hunter= fox hunter
Halflinger X Warmblood = Half Warm
Paint X Palomino = Paint Pal
Missouri Foxtotter X Miniature Horse= Mini Fox
Fjord Pony X Gypsy Vanner = Ford Van
Icelandic X Hackney = Ice-Hack
Oldenburg X Westphalian = Old West
Saddlebred X Appaloosa= Saddle-loosa
Appaloosa X Danish Warmblood = Apple Danish
Mustang X Friesian= Must Freeze
Friesian x Warmblood = Freezing Blood
Halflinger x Quarter= Half Quart
Pinto X Warmblood - Pint Blood

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Does your horse look like this?........this month I am going to cheat please go to the following website. It will
show you how to do the big bobble type of braid. I hope you enjoy….their photos are way better than mine.

Contact Us
President: Linda March     Vice President: Ellen Simonetti     Treasurer: Jane Palmer
Secretary JoAnna Bryant Ads/Fund Raising Stephanie Daly Fair Show: Nick Yarnold
Juniors: Leslie Sebers     Volunteers/hospitality: Various people Newsletter: Anita Scruggs                                          
Blue Book: Nick Yarnold Membership: Joanna Bryant              Shows/Awards: Leslie Sebers
State Representatives: Linda March, Judith Harroun-Lord, Jane Palmer, Polly Capansky (alternate)

    1111 Pepper Road
   Mt Jackson, VA 22664

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