Dallas Dressage Club Transitions The Dallas Dressage Club is a Group Member Organization of the United States Dressage Federation Volume 4, Issue 8 August 2003 DALLAS RIDER MAKES 2004 US PARALYMPIC DRESSAGE TEAM!! By Carol Bentzlin In June 2003, Lynn Seidemann competed in the Festival of Champions at the USET Ham- ilton Farms, in Gladstone, NJ. Her goal was to confirm a place on the USA Paralympics Dressage Team that will travel to Athens 2004 following the Olympic Games. Riding Ryan, an American Quarter Horse gelding, Lynn secured her place on the team and the chance to compete at the World Disabled Riders Championships in Brussels, Belgium scheduled for early September. Lynn Seideman and “RYAN” at the Lynn had already made the team prior to June USET Selection Gladstone with scores she had earned at 2003, I learned that Lynn had been paralyzed Trials at Gladstone other recognized shows, including the DDC some 20 years ago in a skiing accident. Being Spring show at Las Colinas. The only thing an athlete and a competitor, she took up ten- IN THIS ISSUE that could knock her out would to fall off or nis and played in the Barcelona Games in 5 Calendar of Events be eliminated by going off course. Lynn had 1992. She had also taken up horseback rid- ing and had some remarkable results. 6 Enter at the ...Show Office hoped she would go into the competition relaxed and that she would be able to prove 8 Yellow Rose Festival that she had improved her riding abilities. I had a very nice QH gelding (Ryan) that I 11 Vet Check had shown in some DDC schooling shows in And what is most amazing is that Lynn only 2001 at Training Level. Barbara Lewis and 13 The Fixed Hand vs Following Hand started riding Ryan in mid February in prepa- Joan Myrthue had helped me with his train- 14 DDC Medals Schooling Show Results ration for the Festival of Champions. That ing and I was preparing him for 1st Level competition. Due to financial limitations, 15 Yellow Rose Volunteer Sign-Up says something about Lynn’s determination, Ryan’s heart and work ethic and Lynn’s in- Ryan and I were going to spend our time 17 Walter Zettl Clinic Auditor Registra- structor, Renee Albrecq of Flower Mound together trail riding, until I saw Lynn’s need. tion Form Equestrian Center. 18 DDC Member’s Corner Lynn came out and watched Ryan and me in I first met Lynn through an ad at Petsmart. a lesson with Joan. Lynn saw qualities in 20-21 Annual Foal Pictorial She had lost her dressage horse, Hershey’s Ryan that made her think that he might be 22 BOD Meeting Minutes Kiss, to colic the previous year. Now she was her partner. And when Ryan walked over and put his head in Lynn’s lap as she sat in 24 Dressage Schooling Show Entry Form seeking a new horse to help her achieve her goal: a spot on the dressage team for the her wheelchair, I knew that I would have to 26 National News Paralympic competition for disabled riders. let Lynn take Ryan on trial. 27 Region 9 Director’s Letter From an article in Dressage Today, January (Continued on page 12) 29 Classified Ads Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT (02-04) USDF Frances Luse Auntiefrancie@att.net Region 9 972-524-7157 Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, VICE PRESIDENT (02-04) Mississippi, Arkansas Jennie Bohart firstname.lastname@example.org 817-421-0404 SECRETARY (02-04) Debbie Stucker email@example.com 972-771-7228 CHANGES OF ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAILS, SEND TO: TREASURER (03-05) Barbara Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org SUSAN STURDIVAN-BROWNLEE 903-866-3122 DDC MEMBERSHIP OFFICER 522 EAST TRIPP ROAD MEMBERSHIP (02-04) SUNNYVALE, TX 75129 Susan Sturdivan Brownlee email@example.com PHONE: 972-226-0366 972-226-0366 AWARDS, MEETINGS & EMAIL: BROWNL468@AOL.COM EVENTS (03-05) Pauline Jaroscewicz firstname.lastname@example.org 817-267-5487 NEWSLETTER CONTENT & ADS, PROMOTIONS & ADVERTISING RATES SPONSORSHIP (03-05) Sandy Holcomb email@example.com Transitions is a publication of the Dallas Dressage Club, a non-profit, tax- 903-364-0973 exempt corporation under Section 501(c)3. Subscription to Transitions is a bene- PUBLICATIONS (03-05) fit of DDC membership, through payment of annual dues. Dana Pendergraph Pinnacleequestriancenter @earthlink.net DDC members are encouraged to submit articles and advertisements, to newslet- 903-451-5199 firstname.lastname@example.org in electronic MS Publisher compatible format, file exten- sions .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .pdf, .gif, .jpeg, or .tif file; clear hard copies are also acceptable Committee Chairs but must be scanned, which may result in loss of clarity. Publication deadline is the 20th of each month. Payment for advertisements must be received by the editor Schooling show committee before newsletter goes to print. Lynn Lipford email@example.com 940-365-9610 Advertising monthly rates are as follows: Discounts are offered on all ads at the following rates: Recognized show committee Full page $25 3 months 5% Jackie Hawks 3/4 page $20 6 months 10% No email 1/2 page $15 12 months 20% 817-430-1512 1/4 page $10 Jr/Young Rider Committee Business card $7 Michelle Cavanaugh firstname.lastname@example.org Horse/Tack/Equipment/Misc Classified ads are free for DDC members. Limit 3 per 214-369-3369 month, Services classified ads are $5 per month. Classified ads will be published for two months, unless otherwise requested or renewed. Professional Advisor’s Chair Sue Malone-Casey Dressagehorizons@aol.com Please make your check payable to the DDC and mail your ads & payment to: DDC 972-318-3305 Newsletter Editor, c/o Frances V. Luse, 112 Forrest Creek Lane, Terrell, TX 75160 2 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 President’s Message 2003 is now half-gone. By the time you receive this newsletter, many of your board of directors will have attended the USDF Region 9 Summer Meeting (held in The Woodlands). Last year we had no official representation at the meeting—this year I know of nine members who will attend. What a significant change in attitude! Having attended the USDF convention last December, I learned how important it is for DDC’s membership to have representation at these meetings. The next Region 9 meeting will be in December—at the USDF convention. If you cannot attend the convention (ie. Lack of time, money, etc), try to stop by for the 30-60 minute region meeting. We’ll publish the date/time/ location when it’s announced. I promise it will be worth your effort. The Adult Clinic with Jeff Moore, held at Noble Champions on July 26-27, was a success. I’ve never seen so many auditors at a DDC event! Wonderful. Jeff challenged the riders to modify their posi- tions towards a less interfering seat. It was not easy, as many riders tried to change what had been in- grained over years of riding. Besides a lecture and hand-out, Jeff provided visual demonstrations and aids to help the riders and auditors understand the concepts. I look forward to Sandy Holcomb and Elizabeth Jeter’s efforts to organize such quality DDC sponsored events. In 2004, DDC will host Gerhardt Politz for the Adult Amateurs. Sandy has plans for more.. So stay tuned. Although holding the General Membership meeting concurrent with the Jeff Moore clinic was not ideal, attendance was higher than the past 2 years. Some members came out just for the meeting (thanks for caring!) Each board member reviewed their jobs and gave a 1/2 year report. Discussion from the membership was welcome and encouraged regarding ways to better solicit membership & renewals, sponsorships, and plan recognized shows. We had no by-law changes to vote-in, however Dana, Pauline, and Sandy were “re-elected” to their positions. Barb Lewis was elected to the position of DDC treasurer and Jackie Hawks appointed by the board as Recognized Show Chair. Barb will begin training Jackie with the Yellow Rose and then act as a subject matter expert in 2004. The Yellow Rose Festival is fast approaching… The prize list was delayed at the printers because a printing press broke… then Bulk Mail slowed things down. The document is at www.dallasdressage.org in PDF format as well. Please note the information regarding sponsoring the Yellow Rose Festival on page 8 and volunteering on page 15. I will conclude by wishing everyone good rides and upward/onward progress. I will be showing at the Yellow Rose—2 more training level scores to get Mari her USDF performance certificate, and then on to 1st level… I’m in pursuit of my bronze medal! Hopefully it won’t take the looonnng time it took me to get my Qualified Riders patch… BTW—where do you put your patch? Suggestions would be ap- preciated. Frances 3 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 Owners Bob & Cheryl Walker Prosper, Texas 972-346-2601 469-855-3329 cell Instruction Jennifer Welsh-Wise Full Care Boarding Sachse, Texas For the Discriminating Horse Owner 972-429-4426 ● 2 FOR 1 SALE: 12 yr TB broodmare, 16.2 hh, grey. by Dominator. Secretariat, Bold Ruler, Nasrullah bloodlines. Jockey Club registered, also approved by German Oldenburg Verband. In foal for late January 2004, to 5-star Oldenburg stal- lion, Frohwind, a 16.3hh dark bay stallion by Fu- rioso II out of Windstille by Weltmeister, a lead- ing producer of premium foals. $6000. 940-372- 0314 or www.starchaseranch.com ● 2 FOR 1 SALE: 12-yr TB broodmare, 16.1 bay by Danzatore, Northern Dancer, Native Dancer bloodlines. Jockey Club registered, plus PMB ap- proved in Holsteiner stud book. Not sound for rid- ing. In foal for early February 2004 to Le Santo, a 16.3 hh dark bay Holsteiner stallion, by Land- graf. A producer of premium foals, was named Sire of the Year for 2 yrs. $6000 940-372-0314 or www.starchaseranch.com 4 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 AUGUST 2003 13-14 DDC Yellow Rose Festival I & II, Las Coli- 2-3 Region 9 Summer Meeting, The Woodlands, TX. nas Equestrian Center, www.showsecretary.com, Kat Kyle, 830-589-2707, email@example.com contact Barb Lewis, recognizedshows @dallasdressage.org 9-10 Silver Hill Sport Horse Breeders’ Extravaganza I & II, Austin, TX, contact Jan Colley, 512-267- 20-21 Dressage at Silver Hill I & II, Austin, TX. Jan 5990, JTColley@aol.com Colley, 512-267-5990. firstname.lastname@example.org 12 DDC Board Meeting (open to all members), Las 27-28 September CEDAR TRACE Dressage with Friends Colinas Equestrian Center, Main Ring View Room, I & II, College Station, TX Dorothy Mikeska, 7pm, contact Frances Luse, email@example.com 979-764-0904, firstname.lastname@example.org 16-17 Lyndon Rife Clinic at Woodbine Farm, Copper Can- 27-28 USDF Adult Clinic with Walter Zettl, Stargate yon, Texas. Go to www.woodbinefarmllc.com/ Sport Horses, Argyle, TX. Contact Marsha clinics.htm for registration form and more informa- McCleney at 859-271-7877, or mmccle- tion, or call 940-206-5756. email@example.com 16-17 Whit Watkins Dressage Clinic, To be held at Silver OCTOBER 2003 Hill Stables, Austin, Tx. Contact Cean Embrey, 3-5 Clinic with Dr Thomas Ritter, Elmore Ranch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-267-1774 . Visit the CTDS Denison, TX. Contact Sandy Holcomb, website www.centexdressage.org for information email@example.com Auditors welcome and forms. for small fee. 17 Dressage Schooling Show, Diamond R Ranch, 4-5 Windy Knoll Fall Dressage Show, Magnolia, TX Aubrey, TX. Judge—Pam Fowler Grace ‘L’, Fran Dearing, firstname.lastname@example.org contact Sara Craig, 972-423-0708 4-5 Jane Savoie Clinic, Legacy Stables, Celina, TX. Con- 30-31 HDS Laborious Day Shows I & II, Lone Star Expo tact Jennifer Beard, (214)726-5873 or (972)475- Center at the Montgomery County Park Fair- 9548 grounds, Conroe, TX. Contact Julie Harkness, 281-351-1477, email@example.com 11 American Warmblood Society Inspection, Spring- town Horse Quarters, Springtown, TX. Vickie 30-31 Meg Flemming Clinic and Pot Luck. Whispering Ferrer, 817-220-0937 or springtown- Winds Training Center, Quinlan, TX. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Lavallee at email@example.com or 903-356-2100, ww.whisperingwindstraining.com 14 DDC Board Meeting (open to all members), Las Colinas Equestrian Center, Main Ring View SEPTEMBER 2003 Room, 7pm, contact Frances Luse, auntiefran- 6 DDC Free Junior Riders Clinic, location firstname.lastname@example.org Southern Comfort Farm, Aubrey, TX, lessons by DDC’s Advanced Young Riders Andreanna Oct 29—Nov 3 ABIC/USDF Region 9 Championships, Stucker & Chelsea Braman (recently returned Katy, TX Lloyd Landkamer, 612-810-3445, from studying in Germany). Contact Michelle Llandkamer@aol.com Cavanaugh for more information: YoungRid- email@example.com NOVEMBER 2003 14 DDC Board Meeting (open to all members), 6 Topsider Dressage II, College Station, TX. Ginni Las Colinas Equestrian Center, Main Ring View Cifelli, 979-690-6788 Room, 7pm, contact Frances Luse, auntiefran- firstname.lastname@example.org 6-7 San Antonio Fall Show I & II, Contact Betty McMahan, 830-249-9219 15-16 Le Bon Temps I & II, Folsom. LA. Kimberly Kel- ler, (504) 861-0637. lebon- 6-7 Arkansas Dressage Fall, Maumelle, AR, Tracy email@example.com Kemp, firstname.lastname@example.org DECEMBER 2003 10 DDC Board Meeting (open to all members), 3-7 USDF Annual Convention, Fairmont Hotel, Dal- Las Colinas Equestrian Center, Main Ring View las, TX contact USDF—www.usdf.org or phone Room, 7pm, contact Frances Luse, auntiefran- 859/271-7875 email@example.com 5 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 “Enter at … the Show Office” gards to fees, the show secretaries set and collected the office fee, the late fee, the change fee, and the Or There’s MORE to know about Entering Competitions missing information fee. These fees do not fund By Julie Madriguera the competition. Seem like a lot of fees? Well, it is a lot. A competitor that is charged all of these Last month Frances Luse wrote an excellent article on fees on one entry is looking at a big expenditure. The real how to correctly fill out a Region 9 recognized competition question is: Is it right? The only way to tell is to try to assess entry form. I HOPE that many of you took the time to re- the value of the competition secretaries’ time, and the risk view this article as it had a lot of useful information. I have that they take in accepting and processing entries. lobbied several show secretaries to produce just this type of A competition secretary has to invest a lot of time, ef- article, so I am happy to see it, even if not produced by a fort, and money into her job. Computer hardware and soft- show secretary! There is a lot of information that a competi- ware have to be purchased, maintained, and, invariably, up- tor should know about entering recognized competitions, in dated, along with other office equipment (faxes, copiers, addition to how to fill out an entry form, and I am going to etc.). This can add up to a major financial investment. Be- try to shed some light on the questions and concerns that I fore the competition the secretary invests time receiving the hear from many different voices. entries, reviewing them and trying to fill in the missing infor- mation. They have to do this by doing what many competi- READING IS FUNDAMENTAL tors do not—they call USDF, USAEq, or read the rulebooks to find out what is necessary to make the entry complete and Entering a recognized dressage competition is a big step. “legal”. The secretary should contact the competitors at this It becomes a huge step if one would like to use the competi- point with an entry confirmation that either explains that the tion to qualify for another event such as the Regional Cham- entry received has been accepted as complete, or needs to be pionships. The single most important step that any competi- completed and how. If you do not get this, hunt down tor can take to ensure her success in entering a competition is the secretary and find out what the status of your to read any information that she can get her hands on. entry is. Do not trust the mail, do not trust the service you The prize list offers a wealth of information—read it from pay to “correctly” fill out your entries for you. After all of top to bottom! This is something that most competitors do the entries are in the competition needs to be scheduled. not do as evidenced by entry forms filled out with incorrect Scheduling a three or four arena show is no easy task! Con- fees, checks made out to the incorrect parties, missing signa- flicts turn up around every corner and have to be ironed out tures, and the list goes on. Reading is the most simple and to perfection, or there are understandable complaints. Plus, effective tool that a competitor has to educate herself on how there are rules about scheduling, and they seem to change and why things work the way that they do at a competition. from year to year, from recommended times between a sin- In addition to the prize lists, read the Region 9 Omnibus, gle competitors’ ride times, to mandatory time allowed be- [every Region 9 GMO member receives a copy if membership is on file tween the rides. How many classes can one horse enter in a with USDF as of 1 November] the information provided by day, how many horses can one competitor enter in a single USDF, and the USAEq rulebook. I know that it does not class? (This is another case where the rider knowing what the spe- sound like fun, but it is very important. Competing is a huge cific rule is can help them to get the desired result) After the show investment of your time and money; know the rules and in- is scheduled and all seems to be well, the scratches, late en- formation that provide you with your rights so that you can tries, and changes come in. I will leave you to use your stand up for them. This information is intended to level the imaginations on this one. playing field and work for you in the end—make use of it! Pouring over entries, countless telephone calls, emails, and research all add to up to an uncountable number of THE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW (Part 1) hours. These are hours spent away from their horses, fami- lies, friends, and in addition to their jobs. Yes, many secre- taries have jobs in addition to the lush lifestyle that being a The show secretary is the one person that everyone sees show secretary provides them. Then it is off to the competi- in the show office. This person receives the entries and proc- tion! By this time the secretary had better be up on every esses them, creates the competition schedule, handles the rule that has just been changed for the third or fourth time by accounting for USDF, SWDC, USAEq and the competition, our sports’ governing bodies and is in immediate effect, and does countless hours of research with USDF and USAEq, and every other rule that most of us do not take the time to learn. tries to put a friendly face on the show office. Show secretar- When check in time comes each incomplete entry has to be ies also set many of the fees. In the case of the Texas Dres- (Continued on page 7) sage Classic, which has the point of much controversy in re- 6 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 (Continued from page 6) examined with its owner and set right so that the competitor can compete and qualify and have their scores count nationally and for any specific award the competition is sponsoring. This usually takes a little time to explain. In addition to answering many of these questions in the show office there are a lot of other jobs to keep up with such as updating the entry book with the new information that has just arrived, catching up on the accounting, answering to the Technical Delegate, listening to competitors’ input, rearranging the competition schedule to allow for late entries, scratches, and changes, and even eat- ing or using the restroom when time allows. The show secre- tary has a lot of accountability to the competition management by satisfying the Technical Delegate (TD) who advises them of any rule that they are not enforcing, protocol, and reviews their book of competitors’ entries every day to make sure that all of the paperwork is in order. Every entry should be perfect before the competitor is allowed to compete. This is no easy task. So, what happens if entries are accepted that are not correct and the competitors are allowed to go into the arena? The Secretary is subject to fines from USAEq. Substantial fines, and loss of rights, in some cases. Are you ready to sign up for this job yet? There is more fun for the Secretary! After the competition has concluded the accounting is needs to be completed and all of the paper work is filed and ready to be sent into USAEq, USDF, and SWDC. The balance sheet for the competition is done, re- funds are calculated, scores are submitted, and then it is just about over. Just about over except for the protests, com- plaints, and bad news. and start organizing your paperwork well ahead of schedule. This is a big job. It is an important job and, most If you feel as if you are being treated unfairly speak with the of the time, it is not a fun job. secretary, or the show manager, or the TD and voice your Our show secretaries see us when we are at our worst— specific concerns. Organize a meeting between the secretary, stressed by competition nerves, financial strain, bad weather, manager, and the TD. If no one can give you an explanation frustrated by USAEq—they are at the competition at least an that satisfies you, then go to USDF and ask their take on the hour and a half before its start and are usually the last ones to situation. You may not get an immediate response, but having leave at night (around 9:30 or 10:00 is standard, and that your voice heard and protests on record are a vital part of doesn’t mean that all of the work is done). developing the policies that govern our sport and I urge every- So back to the original question: one to use this power. Do not just sit back and complain to Is it fair for competition secretaries to charge a missing one another though—go to the source! information fee? My answer? I do not know. I hate to see unhappy com- NEXT MONTH: petitors, but I am also at a loss when it comes to assigning value to all of the work that the secretary performs. And Managers, Technical Delegates, Judges, and the roles they maybe there are some cases that are “borderline” on if the play. missing information fee should be assessed, but what if one individual is not charged and the next person who is shame- lessly delinquent uses that against the secretary and refuses to pay? I still do not have the answer. My advice as a competition manager, competitor, and one who has successfully filled out many entries over the years, is to learn all that you can about how to have a complete entry 7 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 Yellow Rose Festival Opening Date: July 15, 2003 September 13-14, 2003 Closing Date: August 16, 2003 DDC’s “BIG SHOW” is fast approaching— the Yellow Rose Festival is only 1 1/2 months away! This year our Judges will be: Brenda Minor ‘S’, Joan Macartney ‘S’, Bobbie Paulk ‘R’ and a 4th Judge TBD. We hope to continue with the Yellow Rose Extravaganza—the FEI and Freestyle classes entered on Saturday will be held in the evening—proceeds benefiting EQUEST therapeutic riding center. Addi- tionally, we’ll hold our 2nd Annual Silent Auction on Saturday which will also benefit EQUEST. Get your donations together. The Silent Auction raised nearly $500 for EQUEST last Fall… In 2002, we had a record number of vendors present at the Yellow Rose Festival. We hope to con- tinue this tradition in September. We would like to see more spectators at this event, and creating a small “trade fair” would encourage people to come out and watch. Additionally, we’ve planned a “horse show dog talent contest. So many of us bring our dogs along with to the shows. Now we can “show off ” our dogs’ skills as well as the horse’s. More information including time/date will be pub- lished in the show program. Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities are available—the show Program will go to print on/ about September 1st—contact Sandy Holcomb (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Basic advertising rates are: Full Page—$55.00. The Inside Front/Back and Outside back cover may cost more. Half Page—$45.00 Quarter Page—$30.00 Business Card—$20.00 Sponsorships are encouraged and help support DDC—enabling us to continue providing great tro- phies/awards and beautiful ribbons. Class sponsorships run $75.00 - and Ribbon sponsorships $25.00. If you’re interested in sponsoring a Breed High Score award—contact LindaW@bellnunnally.com. She’s got the know-how to help you decide what you might do for your favorite type of dressage horse. 8 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 A Letter from Andreanna Stucker… I loved the [Dr Cesar] Parra clinic, he was so personable and really kept everyone going with asking lots of questions and theory! The first day we worked on our half passes and changes and he really wanted the horses to have forward/back transitions within the gait. So the second day, we were practicing that at the trot and Poet did a couple passagy steps and then that is what we started working on! I had never done passage so it was really cool! And then we did some pirouettes and tried some changes, but by that time Poet was already really tired so we ended there. Dr. Parra really pushes you hard and said we all needed to work harder and train harder but it was all in a positive way. He joked around a lot and really kept the clinic fun! Andreanna Stucker, “Poet” and Dr Cesar Thanks to DDC for sponsoring the Clinic Parra, May 30, 2003 and Pizza party, we heard lots of funny stories from Dr. Parra that night and it was a good time for the girls to get to know each other! It was lots of fun and I learned a lot! ANDY DDC Member Bre Dorsett Awarded USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal Lexington, Kentucky (June 27, 2003) - Bre Dorsett, of Athens, TX, has been awarded the United States Dressage Federation (USDF)/ Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal for an excellent dressage performance. Riding Titan, a Frie- sian stallion, Dorsett was the top-placing adult amateur in the Dover Medal class at the Texas Dres- sage Classic II competition in Dallas. Dorsett is a graduate student who has been riding all her life, focusing on dressage for the last seven years. She trains at Icon Ranch in Athens. Titan was the USDF Region 9 Champion at Training Level in 2002, and has also won SWDC Training and First Level cham- pionships. Dover Saddlery, a leading equestrian catalog dedicated to the needs of both horse and rider, offers this national medal program in partnership with USDF in an effort to provide encouragement and recognition to the growing number of adult amateurs who compete in the Olympic discipline of dres- sage. These riders typically balance the demands of career and family with their desire to train and compete. The highest-scoring adult amateur in the Dover Medal class at a participating USA Eques- trian/USDF recognized competition is awarded a handcrafted pewter USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal. In 2003, over 200 competitions across the country will offer this medal program. Both Dover Saddlery and USDF wish to congratulate Bre Dorsett on this outstanding achievement. For additional information on the USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal program visit the True- man Communications Group Web site, www.truemancommunications.com. 9 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 MINI-PRIX, HUNTER CLASSIC, AND DRESSAGE CHALLENGE SCHEDULED AS PART OF AHHA STALLION APPROVALS IN GLEN ROSE, TEXAS --Glen Rose, Texas. The American Holsteiner Horse Association of Georgetown, Kentucky, has announced that its 2003 Stallion Approvals site will be held at the Somervel County Expo in Glen Rose, Texas, on October 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2003. This event will be, say organizers, a first-of-its-kind event, where the association’s stan- dard annual breeding stock approvals will be combined with audience-attracting showcase classes: a $10,000 mini-prix, a $7500 Hunter Classic, and a $2500 Dressage Musical Freestyle Challenge. The American Holsteiner Horse Association, or AHHA, was established in 1977, and is a breed membership organization which maintains a registry of Holsteiner horses, promotes the breed, and presents year-end awards to Holsteiner horses competing in a number of equestrian disciplines. In the fall of every year, the AHHA con- ducts an inspection tour of new stock, including mares, stallions, and foals, that are to be presented for inclusion in the studbook. This year, the tour takes the AHHA’s group of judges to nine different sites across the United States, and the Glen Rose stop is the only location which will offer the Final Stallion Approvals. Stallion candidates will be judged in hand, at liberty, in free-jumping, and in two riding tests, a dressage and a jumping test, and must pass requirements in all phases of the approvals to be approved as licensed breeding stallions with the organization. Mares and foals are also presented and receive scores in such categories as con- formation and quality of gaits. This site also offers a Mare Performance Test for qualified mares. The Glen Rose site is offering more for the curious spectator than just the stock approvals, however. Two of the site co-hosts, Wendy Davis Gerrish, of Weatherford, and Ed Wallace, of Houston, say their idea to expand on the standard approvals schedule came from a desire to introduce more people, specifically potential owners and their horse trainers, to the quality Holsteiner horses being bred and raised in the region, as well as across the country. “We started with the idea to have just a mini-prix, something that would draw a crowd of trainers, spectators, and owners to the event so that they could become more familiar with the process of raising registered Holsteiner horses,” says Gerrish. “Getting these folks in the same place at the same time is a challenge, because trainers and their clients are usually at horse shows, and breeders are usually at home running their farms and other busi- nesses. We didn’t have the funding or the resources to put on a full-blown horse show, but we decided we could hold one special class to draw some attention to the approvals. We’ve never known of another event which brings together the horse show world and the breeding stock approvals in quite the way we are planning, even in Europe!” “Now our idea has grown,” she adds, “and we’ve added new aspects to this event, which will be open to all breeds, not just Holsteiner horses. Along the with the $10,000 mini-prix, we will hold a $7500 Hunter Classic and a $2500 Dressage Musical Freestyle Challenge. All of the money awarded in these three classes is being pri- vately donated by our AHHA member breeders and by several Texas trainers, and any proceeds will be donated to the AHHA member programs.” The schedule for this three-day extravaganza also features receptions and dinners for both exhibitors and spectators, a calcutta for the mini-prix, a free-jumping exhibition, a Stallion Revue area, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the AHHA and its programs. A number of AHHA board members, staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and introduce the breed to newcomers. Says co-host Ed Wallace, “We hope that our event will usher in a new era of warmblood breeding, where the resources for these highly-bred horses are gathered and showcased in front of ever-larger audiences, much like the approvals in Europe. In the future, we hope that we can continue this event, perhaps find more funding and add more classes and even an auction. The most important piece of this, is the breeders. They need to get in- volved with this. Through our efforts, trainers and their clients may be inclined to delay their shopping trips to Germany in order to buy comparable warmblood prospects right here in the United States.” The three performance classes are open to all riders, professional and amateurs. Riders who are interested in participating should contact the co-hosts for entry information and requirements. Specifications for the Mini- Prix will be, tentatively, at Level 7-8 (4’6”-4’9”) and the Hunter Classic will be at 3’6”. The Dressage Musical Free- style Challenge will be a rider’s choice test at Level 3 and higher. Riders who are interested in competing need to contact the organizers for more information, schedules, and entry forms at 817-341-2012. Holsteiner breeders who are interested in participating and volunteering should contact Wendy Davis Gerrish at 817-341-2012, oc- email@example.com 10 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 West Nile Virus (WNV) and Encephalitis a Threat to Horses; Vaccination Can Provide Protection Texas Animal Health Commission For Immediate Release - June 25, 2003 A few moments with your local veterinary practitioner can help protect horses, mules and donkeys against mosquito-borne diseases, advises Dr. Terry Conger, veterinarian and state epidemiologist for the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC), the state's livestock health regulatory agency. Vaccines are available to protect horses against three viral diseases that pose a risk to Texas horses: West Nile Virus (WNV), and Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and (WEE). The three diseases are forms of "sleeping sickness," that can cause infected horses to develop debilitating fever, swelling of the brain, muscle tremors, weakness and extreme fatigue, and in about a third or more of cases, death of the animal. "As of June 24, 26 cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported this year by the Texas Department of Health's (TDH) Zoonosis Control Division, which maintains the state's statistical database for reporting laboratory-confirmed WNV cases in humans, mosquitoes, birds, and horses," said Dr. Conger. "According to the TDH, the 26 cases have been confirmed in one horse each in Ange- lina, Calhoun and Van Zandt Counties. WNV also has been detected in six birds and four mosquito pools in Harris County; one bird in Orange County; one bird and two mosquito pools in Dallas County; four mosquito pools in Tarrant County, three mosquito pools in Jefferson and two in Nueces Counties." "In June 2002, Texas had its first case of WNV, and by year's end, 1,699 equine cases had been reported. Denton County was hit hardest, with 69 equine cases," explained Dr. Terry Conger, TAHC's state epidemiologist. "More unreported cases undoubt- edly occurred across the state, as owners may have been reluctant to ask their veterinarian or the TAHC for assistance. Only labora- tory-confirmed cases are included in the state's database. Most private veterinary practitioners send blood or tissue samples for WNV testing to the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) in College Station or Amarillo." WNV infection was first detected in the U.S. in New York in l999, and since then, the virus has swept across the country, spread by infected mosquitoes that have fed on birds carrying the disease. Only four states on the U.S. mainland have not reported cases: Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Utah. Dr. Conger said it is likely that these states also will eventually have cases of WNV. "Sporadic outbreaks of WEE and EEE also occur throughout the U.S., and this year we may have cases in Texas, as South Carolina, Florida and Georgia have already confirmed EEE in horses. Because Texas has a large mosquito population and history of infection in past years, it is prudent to have equine animals vaccinated against WEE and EEE every year," said Dr. Conger. "It is im- portant to note that the vaccines for WNV, WEE and EEE do not provide cross-protection. For example, WNV vaccine protects only against WNV." As of late June, 14 horses in South Carolina have been diagnosed with EEE. In Florida, more than 110 EEE cases in equine animals have been confirmed, and in Georgia, a dog, three birds and 16 horses have tested positive for the disease. "WNV, EEE and WEE are going to be with us always, as these diseases have become endemic in our country. Even if you try to reduce the mosquito population in your area, vaccinating against these mosquito-borne diseases still needs to be part of routine horse health maintenance," said Dr. Conger. Dr. Conger explained that the WNV vaccine for horses vaccination requires a series of two shots, administered three to six weeks apart. After the second injection, several more weeks must pass before full immunity is developed. Equine animals vaccinated last year should receive a single WNV booster this year. In areas where mosquitoes are a continual problem year-round, animals should receive a WNV booster every six months. "Owners should take action now to get their equine animals vaccinated, before cases become more widespread," urged Dr. Conger. "EEE and WEE vaccines are available in a combined product. To develop disease protection, the animal will need two injec- tions, 30 days apart. A booster shot is then needed annually or biannually," said Dr. Conger. "In most cases, horses can be vacci- nated for WNV, EEE/WEE at the same time." He said some veterinarians also employ the EEE/WEE vaccine in an off-label use to pro- tect ratites (emus, rheas and ostriches) against the disease. "While no vaccine can guarantee 100 percent protection, it's much better than no protection," commented Dr. Conger. "Last year, Colorado State University followed more than 500 equine animals infected with the WNV in Colorado and Nebraska. The death rate was greater than 36 percent in animals that had not received vaccine. The death loss dropped to around 20 percent for animals that had received at least one dose of WNV vaccine. Of the 13 animals properly vaccinated with two doses of vaccine, a dozen survived." Dr. Conger said equine animals infected with WNV, EEE or WEE, may exhibit similar signs, including fever, irregular gait, teeth grinding, drowsiness, an inability to swallow. Affected animals may be paralyzed and be unable to rise. He said TAHC and public health officials advise owners to have sick animals tested to diagnose the disease that caused illness or death, because rabies always must be considered when an animal is disoriented or staggers. If an owner has been exposed to rabies while caring for a sick horse, appropriate preventive health measures must be taken immediately, he said. "WNV, EEE and WEE impact a community's animals, and owners should take advantage of opportunities to protect their stock by reducing mosquito populations and vaccinating," said Dr. Conger. "Although these "sleeping sicknesses" aren't regulatory diseases, veterinarians are required to report cases, so that disease trends or outbreaks can be followed and all preventive and educational measures can be taken." 11 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 (Continued from page 1) It was a positive atmosphere with a definite air of competition. Lynn had Ryan for one month when I drove out to watch her ride We had our team mental trainer work with us during the compe- with other adult riders in a regular dressage lesson; I was inspired tition. He definitely put things into perspective of what to focus when I saw Lynn and Ryan working together. Watching them on. warm up at the DDC Spring show, I was aware that these two were thinking of each other as they worked. Their scores were How many different tests did you ride? Scores? What very good that weekend receiving a 70% score in one of their parts came easiest? Hardest? classes. I rode three different Tests and scored as follows: Team Test scored 63%, Championship Test 61% and Musical Kur 60%. The In an email interview, Lynn recalls her experience at Gladstone hardest part of my test is my trot extensions. It has been hard for with the following: me to load my spring and then letting that spring go in the right proportions. How did you prepare mentally for competition at the Festival of Champions? Since I have only been riding Ryan for 4 months at this level of I did a lot of mental visualizing going through every moment of dressage, this is new to my horse. Due to my added tension and my tests. his soreness, our scores were not as high as I know we are capable of doing. Would you do anything differently now that you have competed there? How is the team selected? On scores, on horse/rider I felt a couple things got in my way from really doing an out- pairs or on ability/performance of the rider? standing job: I was tense and Ryan was sore. The team is selected based on 2002 scores (40%), Spring Scores (20%) and Festival (40%). Plus they have to take one Grade I or II I got my new custom saddle two weeks before the competition for the team. So I got the first slot on the team because I had the and I intend to use it in Gladstone. However it turned out that the highest score for the Grade I and II. saddle did not fit Ryan or me correctly. I was so excited about having “nicer and better” equipment that I did not realize that this Only two horses which performed at the Festival were chosen to was deterring from my training instead of helping our progress. I go to the competition in Belgium. The rest of us will have to bor- learned that you MUST stick with the equipment that works when row horses. you get close to a competition. You need time to adjust to new things when you have more time to pay attention to the details. How many riders own their horses? Or are most donated for a time? Do you feel you have learned more about classical dres- Out of the ten riders that were selected for the team, 3 riders had sage during this experience? borrowed horses. Yes. I have learned that I have a lot more to learn. It is difficult to put this all into words. The good news from this experience is that I will never try to rush into anything new with out having enough time to evaluate the Do you feel you have learned about your horse during situation appropriately. I had gotten a new saddle a couple of this experience? weeks before the competition that I thought would improve my Yes. Traveling such a long distance was hard on my horse. He was riding vastly. I worked hard to try to make the saddle work for tired and sore by the last day. However this gave me a new chal- Ryan and me. I turned out that we took both saddles, but went lenge. Ryan has always been willing to work; by the last day; I had back to my old saddle when we got there. This was a big mental to make him work. set back for me. I felt I wasted my time and was not as prepared, as I would have liked to have been. I was also disappointed that I Do you feel you have learned more about yourself dur- did not realize sooner that Ryan was not himself and that it was ing this experience? due to the saddle. I have always competed in events like tennis where you depended on yourself to make things happen. I have always been able to The second is that my trainer, Renee Albrecq, really got a chance come back when I was behind. In dressage it is a partnership, so to see how I react and how I perform at big shows. She has come both parties have to be prepared for the competition. Ryan was up with just the right stuff to make me the best rider I can be in tired and I was tense. It did not make for the best combinations. If Belgium. Since our return from Gladstone, Ryan is back to his I could have read my horse better and relaxed a little, it would normal hard working disposition and I have improved my riding have made for a better last day. ability by about 50%. _ What was the atmosphere like at the Festival of Champi- Part II of Carol’s interview with Lynn will be published in the ons? September issue of Transitions. 12 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 Keeping the elbows connected to the rider's hips and keeping FIXED HAND VS. FOLLOWING HAND the hands still has very interesting repercussions. It does not By Dr. Thomas Ritter allow the rider to cheat with his hands any more. In order to apply half halts, to steer, etc. and maintain a good rein contact at the same time, the seat has to do the majority of the work. It is difficult to do justice to the subtleties of riding in light- ness with words. Eliminating the possibility of cheating brings out and under- The concept of the "fixed hand" versus the "following hand" scores even the smallest shortcomings in the training of horse is a case in point. Opponents of the "fixed hand" usually reject it and rider. It's a wonderful diagnostic tool. This means that if the out of a belief that it is rigid, because the word "fixed" can cer- "fixed" hand results in a stiff, constricting rein contact, there is tainly have this connotation. However, the "fixed hand" can ac- something wrong with the seat. tually be very soft and light, and I would like to try and explain Most riders are too wobbly in their waist, which compro- how and why this is the case. mises the stability of their seat. The problem is almost always My own position is that the "following hand" that moves visi- compounded by a less than perfect distribution of the weight bly forward and back is by no means lighter or gentler than the (especially leaning forward). The lack of balance and stability quiet hand that does not move visibly. On the contrary, it makes forces them in turn to compensate by gripping with hands and it difficult, if not impossible, to feel and affect the hind legs legs. This can be paraphrased as a rule of thumb. The more defi- with any precision. cient the muscle tone is in the midsection, the greater it has to First of all, I would like to point out that all the classical be in the extremities - to the point of stiffness. On the other schools seem to ride with a "fixed hand". If you watch videos of hand, the greater the muscle tone is in the rider's midsection the SRS, the Cadre Noir, Egon von Neindorff, the Real Escuela (without getting rigid), the more the arms, hands and legs can Andaluza, and Nuno Olivera, you can observe that all of these relax. riders hold their hands very still in all three gaits. The move- In my own experience, elbows that are disconnected from ment of the hands is minimal, especially front to back. Yet, in the hips create a gap in the energy flow. The same thing goes spite(or because) of this "fixed" hand the horses are light, sup- for a waist with insufficient muscle tone, leading to collapsing ple, energetic, and collected, all of which would be impossible either laterally or forward. They are comparable to false bends with stiff hands. The agreement of all these schools with their in the horse's spine. The energy from the hind legs exits the different traditions is very significant. horse/rider unit in these locations, instead of travelling all the This may seem like a contradiction at first sight. However, a way to the mouth, and all rein aids get stuck in these locations closer look shows that there is no contradiction at all. Egon von as well, instead of being passed on to the hind legs. This is a Neindorff repeats several times in each lesson: "The hand stands point that is all too often neglected. Teachers talk about false still, and yet it moves." Nuno Oliveira paraphrases the very same bends or breaks in the horse, but they usually don't dedicate as thought as: "Immobile hand, mobile fingers." Both masters refer much attention to these false bends or breaks in the riders. The to the same concept. While the hands themselves should not result of these holes in the energy flow is always a loss of true move visibly, the wrists and fingers have to be elastic and mo- lightness, suppleness, balance, self carriage, permeability, im- bile enough to prevent the rein contact from becoming dead. pulsion, and collection. When a rider tries to stop following the horse's mouth with When the elbows are taken off the hips, the hands of- his hands for the first time, he will most likely experience resis- ten develop too much a life of their own that is no longer syn- tance and rein contact that goes from nonexistant to taught and chronized with the seat. Whereas when the elbows remain close back with each stride. This is of course not what we want to to the hips, the upper arms lend additional stability to the torso, achieve. So, how do we reconcile quiet hands with a soft, un- and the hands automatically assume a subordinate role to the constricting rein contact? It is again Nuno Oliveira who gives the seat. This touches on what Steinbrecht (Gymnasium of the answer quite simply (Notizen zum Unterricht von Nuno Oliveira, horse, English translation, 1995, 38) means when he says: "By 1998, 33, the translation is as usual my own): "Follow the horse's weight aids in general, the rider can restrain or reinforce every mouth by means of a supple back." He says it even more con- movement as desired. It is understood, of course, that in all cisely on page 35: "If you want to accompany the young horse's these weight aids, hands and legs must participate correspond- walk, do it with the lumbar back and not with the hand." ingly, but the less such participation is required, the greater is Charles de Kunffy teaches very much the same philosophy. the perfection of the dressage training." The seat is the aid with He has all of his students tuck their elbows against their hips so which the rider controls his horse first and foremost. Legs and that the hands become quiet, instead of moving forward and hands are merely supporting aids. back. After quoting Otto De La Croix concerning the depen- Here is how it works. By keeping the elbows or forearms in dance of the hands on the seat, I also want to give you a quote close contact with the hips, the rider's hands become extensions that establishes the subordinate nature of the leg aids under the of the seat bones. Whatever the seat bones are doing is what seat (Natuerliche Reitkunst, 1910, 67, translation: TR): "The calf the hand is doing. In other words, if the seat bones are following aids are, in short, never the main aids but have to be considered the horse's back, the rider's hands will automatically follow the merely supporting aids. They must originate in the correct seat, horse's mouth *without* visible movement. If the seat bones re- adapt to it and subordinate themselves to it. They must be given sist the grounded hind leg for a split second, the hand will auto- in the awareness that they are even worthless by themselves matically apply a half halt on the same side in support of the and without their correct exploitation through the seat." seat. The rider's pelvis and seat bones are controlled to a large To return to the original discussion of the fixed hand; extent by the muscle ring above it. Otto De La Croix the preceding paragraphs should have made it clear that a fixed (Natuerliche Reitkunst, 1910, 75, translation: TR) discusses the hand is perfectly reconcilable with lightness and gentleness, same principle and sums it up in these words: "The hand can since the quality of the hand depends entirely on the quality of therefore not exist without the abdominal and back muscles. If the rider's seat. The same thing can be said about the legs and the latter yield, the hand also yields eo ipso. Without good use the purity of the horse's gaits. of the abdominal and back muscles, a good hand is unthinkable." That's why Oliveira says you should follow the horse's mouth with Dr. Ritter is a regular clinician in Denison, TX. your back, not with your hand. For more information contact Sandy Holcomb, firstname.lastname@example.org 13 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 DDC “Medals” Schooling Show Results June 22, 2003 Judge: Carla Short ‘L’, Legacy Equestrian Center, Celina, TX Adult Amateur Junior USDF Intro Test A USDF Intro Test A Score Place Rider Horse Score Place Rider Horse 71.5% 1 Phelicia Tubbs Bear Necessities 67.5% 1 Katie Beard 68% 2 Debbie Van Nurden I'ma Sunny Dee Satin 67% 2 Angela Knicker Skylar 67.5% 3 Vanessa Kinsala Madison 58.5% 3 Miranda Broom Tuff 63% 4 Jane Hayes 53% 4 Tara Will Missy 61.5% 5 Annika Linquist USDF Intro Test B 61% 6 Katherine Coleman Bella 72.4% 1 Angela Kicker NKR Jack of Diamonds 58% Jennifer Clark Gazelle 57.6% 2 Miranda Broom Tuff 56.5% Sara Sharratt Rumba Training Level Test 1 53% Michelle Andrews Maverick 66.4% 1 Angela Knicker Skylar 51% Nettie Olsen Flachau Windermere 65% 2 Kelly Furlong M&Ns Scarlets Gold Jewel USDF Intro Test B 62.3% 3 Katie Beard 73.3% 1 Vanessa Kinsala Madison 50% 4 Laura Cade Apollo 71.9% 2 Debbie Van Nurden I'ma Sunny Dee Satin Training Level Test 2 69% 2 Becky Roper Simplify 60.8% 1 Kelly Furlong M&Ns Scarlets Gold Jewel 67.6% 3 Annika Lindquist Open 66.2% 4 Jane Hayes USDF Intro Test A 65.7% 5 Jennifer Clark Gazelle Score Place Rider Horse 64.8% 6 Katherine Coleman Bella 65% 1 Shannon Heiner Judah 63.3% Phelicia Tubbs Bear Necessities USDF Intro Test B 56.7% Nettie Olsen Flachau Windermere 74.8% 1 Sara Sharratt Rumba Training Level Test 1 61.9% 3 Jennifer Knicker Skylar 69.5% 1 Teresa Deeter Bon's Cadillac 60% 4 Amber Clarkson Northern Beacon 67.7% 2tie Becky Roper Simplify Training Level Test 1 67.7% 2tie Sara Saman Perfect Change 70% 1 Amber Clarkson Northern Beacon 65.5% 3 David B. Lambert Othello 67.7% 2 Colleen Wells Gray Haven Kelsey Kilcullen 63.2% 4 Debbie Van Nurden I'ma Sunny Dee Satin Training Level Test 2 61.8% 6 Jane Hayes 67.7% 1 Colleen Wells Gray Haven Kelsey Kilcullen 61.8% 5 Kathy Knappitsch Heidi 64.2% 2 Lydia Erhardt CCF My Guy 61.4% Phelicia Tubbs Bear Necessities 60.8% 3 Mary Mahler Flachau Windermere 58.2% Margaret Button Patty Keys Training Level Test 3 Training Level Test 2 52.5% 1 Lydia Erhardt CCF My Guy 65.4% 1 David B. Lambert Othello Training Level Test 4 65% 2 Teresa Deeter Bon's Cadillac 62.7% 2 Di Hopkins Promi Shadahd Training Level Test 3 65.8% 1 Becky Roper Grand Rememberance 68.3% 1 Margaret Button Patty Keys First Level Test 1 66.7% 2 Teresa Deeter Bon's Cadillac 66.7% 1 Becky Roper Grand Rememberance 62.1% 3 Jenifer Gyger Genius 64.1% 2 Lydia Erhardt Steve Perry Training Level Test 4 63.3% 3 Di Hopkins Promi Shadahd 66.9% 1 Jennifer Gyger Genius 60.8% 2 Teresa Deeter Bon's Cadillac Vintage First Level Test 1 USDF Intro A 65.9% 1tie Wistie Oppenlander Pocket Change 57.5% 1 Patti Catagnus Keeley 65.9% 1tie Claudia Shiply Maestro USDF Intro B Suitability 61% Patti Catagnus Keeley 1 Jane Hayes Training Level Test 2 2 Debbie Van Nurden I'ma Sunny Dee Satin 69.2% 1 Mark Patterson Salute to Destiny Equitation Training Level Test 4 Junior 69.2% 1 Mark Patterson Salute to Destiny 1 Laura Cade Apollo 2 Angela Kicker Skylar Adult 1 Amber Clarkson Northern Beacon 2 Jane Hayes 14 Dallas Dressage Club Yellow Rose Festival I & II The Dallas Dressage Club’s primary fund-raising events are it’s Recognized USA Equestrian/US Dressage Federation sanctioned shows. Without the revenue these shows generate, the DDC would be hard pressed to provide its quality awards, educational clinics and symposia, shows and scholarships. The Yellow Rose Festival, held this year on September13 & 14 is a product of DDC’s members—it’s volunteers who come together, creating an outstanding competition for members and non-members to test themselves and their horses and to receive applause for their riding achievements…. The show cannot go on………..without YOUR HELP. Please consider donating some time and energy to run the show — As usual, DDC will provide each volunteer with a DDC t-shirt (while quantities last), free beverages (water/soda) from the DDC coolers, concessions meal ticket (for those who work 4+ hours), an opportunity to win a gift certificate from Instride Manufacturing (via random draw of names) and a heart felt thank you for show staff, competitors, and the BOD. To sign up—either email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or send in this form with your information. You will be contacted—please ensure emails include phone numbers. Name: ____________________________________________ Phone: (home) _________________(work) _________________(cell) ________________ Email Address: _______________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________ Day/Date [circle one or more] Friday/12th ! Arena Set-Up (starts 8am) ! Judges Hospitality (airport pick-up) ! Stable Assistant (direct traffic) Saturday/13th or Sunday/14th ! Scribe ! Scorer ! Runner ! Ring Steward ! Bit Checker ! Awards Table ! Announcer ! Judges Hospitality - Pick up Lunch ! Judges Hospitality - Taxi from hotel to showgrounds in morning ! Judges Hospitality - Taxi to hotel from showgrounds in evening ! Judges Hospitality - Taxi to airport (Sunday afternoon only) ! Arena Tear Down (Sunday afternoon only—starts approx 3pm) Time Period [2 ½ hr blocks preferred to aid planning] ____ 7-9:30am Other: _________________________________________________ ____9:30-12pm _______________________________________________________ ____12-2:30pm _______________________________________________________ ____ 2:30-5pm _______________________________________________________ T-Shirt Size (circle one): Adult S M L XL XXL (while sizes last) ! FOLD From: First Class Postage Required TO: Yellow Rose Volunteer Coordinator c/o Frances Luse 112 Forrest Creek Lane Terrell, TX 75160 FOLD ! Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 17 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 DDC MEMBER’S CORNER Raise Money for DDC—While You Shop!!! How Easy Can it Get?? DDC has enrolled in two new programs sponsored by national companies which gener- ate income passively— 1) Back in the Saddle Catalog : DDC will get 7% commission of online sales that go though our link. i.e. they have to go to the BITS website via our link to be counted. Our webmaster will soon be working out the link de- tails—but if you shop at BITS—click in via www.dallasdressage.org and help fund out clinics, awards, and year end ban- quet! 2) Farnam: DDC will get points for every proof of purchase barcode seals from any/all Farnam products. Some products earn more points than others such as Continuex, Thermaflex and pastewormers. Send your barcode seals to: Sandy Holcomb (Ads Promotions Chair) - 10165 CR 534,Whitewright, TX 75491 Sandy will forward the barcodes to Farnum—they must go through DDC’s representative for the club to get points. If you used the Albertson’s Community Partners card—that program has changed—To participate you must go on-line to WWW.SCHOOLPOP.COM and register. (this program raises money for DDC’s Jr/YR programs) - Key Info you’ll need— Organization—Dallas Dressage Club Junior Yong Riders, Frisco, TX ID: 0619069 Do these programs make a difference?? YES!! Since January 2003, the Kroger program has generated $146.00, Safeway $72.00 and Albertson’s $30 (likely lower due to new criteria described above). DDC can easily raise $500 for Junior Young Riders per year if members use their cards when they shop! Stable Chat…. Our Junior/YR Chair—Michelle Cavanaugh—recently went to Mexico on vacation and returned ENGAGED to her beau! Congratulations Michelle! Andreanna Stucker and Chelsea Braman returned from their training in Germany, having both passed their Reitabzeichen, receiving their bronze medal. Both girls scored above all others (even Germans) on the exam. Way to Go! We’ll hear more about their trip next month. Last month DDC member Phylecia Bare was omitted as co-author of the article about Dressage Riding Ponies published in Dressage Today. Apologies! Carol Bentzlin reports that DDC member Pat Terrell is making great progress coming back from riding and auto accidents under Joan Myrthue’s careful eye and lessons. Pat recently cantered three times. That’s making great progress! Keep trying Pat! Get Well Wishes to DDC Awards Chair—Pauline Jaroszewicz—who recently had surgery to remove skin cancer. Sandy Holcomb recently purchased a purebred yearling Lippizan stud colt from Washington State. Send tidbits for Stable Chat to: firstname.lastname@example.org "" JUNIOR RIDERS—FREE CLINIC "" Open to all DDC Junior riders, this clinic will be held on Saturday September 6th at Southern Comfort Farm (12028 FM 428) in Aubrey, TX. Lessons will be private, unless participation warrants semi-private. Andreanna Stucker and Chelsea Braman will be passing on the dressage riding knowledge and theory they’ve accumulated, which enabled them to achieve passing scores on the German National Junior Rider Licensing Exam (Reitabzeichen). Refreshments for Juniors provided by DDC. Adult auditors welcome. Contact Michelle Cavanaugh 214-369-3369 or email@example.com to sign up. For day or overnight stabling, call or email Pegge Kinslow (Southern Comfort Farm) 940-440-2333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 18 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 Foal Pictorial Many of DDC’s members breed their mares for love or profit, hoping to product that ‘great’ horse tht will take the Dallas dressage scene by storm. Is there a regional or national champion amongh the horses our members have bought, bred or raised from birth? We’ll have to wait a few years to see how these ba- bies turn out… Enjoy! Faith— Alice’s Faith owned by Mark & Becky Patterson WinterStar (by Winterprinz) and Windsachte (by Windfall) — owned by Sarita Simmon’s Star Chase Ranch Chiarra an Anglo/Arab filly owned by Carol Bentzlin PERCEPHANY, a Prelude/QH mare filly, owned by John & Beth Norton 16 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 Debbie & Ed Lavallee’s Friesian Blood Horse— Kahkah Kaliente Rootbeer Fizz (above) and Royal Waltz (below) two colts by Routinier, owned by John & Beth Norton Linda Delwood’s two month old Dutch filly Darla Ripley’s arabian filly —Santana’s Angelina—by Santana HF— who will go to the race track then “retire” to the dressage arena. A heartfelt thank you to our members who sent in their baby pictures. Let’s continue the tradition and have a 3rd annual picto- rial in August 2004! 17 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 DDC BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S request in writing and we have an eager re- limited time available, this is not necessary at placement needing to be officially installed, this time. Jennie made motion to not bid for MEETING MINUTES, Pauline made a motion to remove Gretchen the Championship in 2004. Doreen 2nd Motion MAY 6, 2003 from office. Dana 2nd . Motion carried. Dana carried. The DDC Board meeting was held at Las Coli- then made a motion to nominate Sandy Hol- nas on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 in Dallas. The comb for Ads Promotion Chairperson. Pauline After discussion, Jennie made a motion to con- meeting was called to order at 7:15 P.M. 2nd motion and the motion carried. Sandy sub- sider the use of the 3rd arena a donation rather Board members and Committee Chairs present mitted a receipt for banners. than a rental to the Hannes Muller Clinic and were Frances Luse, Jennie Bohart, Debbie no bill be sent to the Mansons. Pauline 2nd Stucker, Doreen Atkinson, Pauline Jarosce- Awards/Meets/Events – Linda will bring motion, motion carried. wicz, Sandy Holcomb and Dana Pendergraph. the awards on Friday night for the show Absent were Gretchen Holmquist, Susan NEW BUSINESS – Brownlee, Lynn Lipford, Michelle Cavanaugh, Publications Chair – Dana reported that the Linda Walker, Barb Lewis and Sue Casey. programs are done and she received full spon- YR Scholarship Request - The following Other DDC members present were Andreanna sorship of the Competitiors Dinner from Royal topic Debbie Stucker abstained from participat- Stucker, Katie Caballero. Jennie Bohart had Palm Fresians for which we are all so very ing in due to the relationship to subject matter. Susan Brownlee’s proxy. grateful. Newsletter - May newsletter cost Frances read a letter from Liz Braman asking breakdown: $132.80 for postage, $136.10 in support for Chelsea and Andreanna who have A quorum was present. ads. Printing no cost (Padgett pro-bono) for been invited to go to a State run riding camp in 250 sets (due to Spring Show giveaways) at 28 Vechta, Germany, June 26 thru July 18, 2003. Approval of Minutes pages. The cost of the camp is $500.00. After discus- sion, motion make by Jennie to give each girl The March 11, 2003 minutes were approved JR/YR CHAIR – Michelle provided a list of $500.00 for the cost of the camp and in return with corrections. The April 08, 2003 minutes riders and is tying up loose ends for the Parra DDC asks for them to write in a diary daily, do were also approved with corrections. clinic. Michelle wants to do something else for a clinic in the fall that would include a Fri. night the Juniors in the fall. She will report back theory session and a Sat. and Sun. clinic. Also REPORT OF OFFICERS with her ideas later. the girls will be the main speakers at the Awards Banquet in January, 2004 with a video Vice-President’s Report – Jennie reported Recognized Show Chair - No report. if possible. Motion 2nd by Pauline and passed. that the trailer was loaded and will be brought Debbie was asked to email Jennie flight info for to Las Colinas Thursday morning for the Spring Schooling Show Chair – No report the girls. She might be able to help with fre- Show. On Monday she will take it to Feather- quent flyer miles. We will see if Cathy will set lite to see what its problem is –possibly the UNFINISHED BUSINESS up a website and Debbie will find out if host tires. She also announced that DDC had Yellow Rose Show final planning: family has a computer and internet (Deutch awarded 3 Scholarships – one to Sarah Hastings Volunteer issues – Katie will email Ed Telecom). as a rider in the Hannes Mueller Clinic and 2 Lavallee to see what the needs for a FEI show is. Young Riders (Andreanna Stucker and Chelsea She is also filling in the blanks for volunteers for The next DDC Board of Directors meeting will Braman) to ride in the Conrad Schumacher the show. be held on May 26, 2003 at 11 AM in Athens, Clinic. For the information of the Club, Pick up for Judges – Jennie volunteered to TX to discuss the budget. The regular June Jennie reported that when she was at the USDF pick them up on Friday. meeting will be canceled. Symposium she saw arenas for sale by Premier Competitor’s party – Dana will make a sign Dressage that were single rail, solid, not hol- about meals being free Saturday night and a big The meeting was adjourned at 9:17 P.M. low, weighing 600# at $1300.00. thank you to Royal Palm Fresians for its spon- sorship. Respectfully submitted, Debbie Stucker Secretary’s Report: Publications – The programs will be deliv- The Secretary had no report. ered soon to Frances. DDC SPECIAL BOARD OF DI- Sponsorship - Smart Paks are coming for give away at the show. RECTOR’S MEETING MINUTES, Treasurer’s Report – Doreen reported that all the checks she has received for the show MAY 27, 2003 have been deposited. She also gave Frances the Adult Amateur Clinic – We will have Jeff Insurance for the show. Profit/Loss to date Moore on July 26-27 and the Clinic will be free Attendees Frances Luse, Jennie Bohart, Pauline (May 7, 03) = $ 18,007.63; Assets/Liabilities to the members. People will submit a check Jarozcewicz, Susan Brownlee, Dana Pender- 2003= $ 56,025.59 (figures include Spring and then be reimbursed after they ride. He will graph, Sandy Holcomb and Barb Lewis. Ab- Show entry income). also do an educational lecture. Applications sent: Debbie Stucker, Lynn Lipford, Michelle will be taken from all 3 levels. The order of Cavanaugh, and Sue Casey. Also present: Membership Chair – Susan was absent so no consideration for selection to ride in the clinic Ernie Brownlee. report. will be 1st Adult Amateur, Adult Open, Young Riders. Motion carried. Jennie will write up A quorum was present. CTO: 11:36am Ads Promotion – Gretchen Holmquist has offer of scholarships for newsletter. desired for quite awhile to resign from the FEI-Young Horse Championship Bid 2004 - Facility tour and discussion. Arena sizes, Board of DDC but since she has not sent the After discussion it was determined that due to footing, pros/cons, site show management 22 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 issues, volunteers, stabling, warm-up configura- meeting. lunch on July 26th of Jeff Moore clinic. Susan tions, distance from Dallas. Facility is very Awards. Pauline requested authorization to 2nd. Discussion followed. Motion carried. inexpensive ($15.00 per stall 1st day, $12.00 destroy old medal sashes – imprinted w/ Spring Region 9 Summer Meeting. DDC needs as per stall 2nd day with 125 stall minimum, if show and yellow rose. Medals had been recy- many of DDC board members to attend Region stall minimum is not met, add $500 per day) cled w/ new schooling show sashes. Susie mo- 9 meeting on 1-2 August as possible. Barb Motion to test site by submitting a bid for 2004 tioned, Sandy 2nd, carried. briefed on different committee and council USDF Adult Team championships to Region 9 Volunteer T-shirts/Logo-Wear. A new idea chair positions, work load of region 9 positions, director. Motion 2nd. Carried. Dana will had been brought forward about getting design etc. check to see what dates are free from late May for each position, ie. Scribe, scorer,e tc. Dis- Recognized Show Planning. 2004 to late August 2004. cussion regarding pros/cons, costs, etc. Susie Miscellaneous – motion was made to use current t-shirt design • Barb said she would get the three 2004 USDF Team Championship Show: with different colored fabric and SHOW STAFF contracts from Michaelann at Las Coli- Discourse by Barb Lewis on history of USDF imprinted on back above design. Dana 2nd, nas, so we can review and sign them as team championships, background, minimum carried. Logo-wear. Much was sold at Spring soon as possible. requirements. Discussion on options. Barb show. Discussion regarding inventory, reor- • She had a Bobbie Paulk “R” on stand-by will contact Kat Kyle for Adult team and Junior dering. Pauline would approach Katie about as 4th judge for Yellow Rose. team championships. possibly finding vendor for new logo-wear or- • She has identified an announcer for the Question - to hold recognized show, un- der. Champs, but is open to other sugges- recognized show, or one day/each. Junior Rider Clinic. Chelsea and Andreanna tions. Ernie Brownlee would email her Issues - identified Saturday, September 6th, for the info for Sherry McGraw and another • Recognized show requires R judge and Junior Rider free clinic. Sandy will ask Pegge professional announcer. TD. Kinslow if she’d offer Southern Comfort Farm • SS.com has not forwarded official show • r judge meets standards for USDF recog- as facility. results to ddcboard nition. Convention Planning. Dana announced that @dallasdressage.org. Also owed to • “fun” team uniforms can be Max-A-Million carriages will be displaying two DDC is the last of the credit card money worn/displayed at unrecognized show (ie. USDF convention banners during their routes –approx $1500.00 Matching polo shirts, polo wraps, funky saddle in Dallas. Barb and Frances encouraged / rein- • Pauline is trying to get ss.com to con- pads, creative braiding, etc). Recognized show forced the need for DDC members to attend firm/verify the high score, champion- (USA Eq) rules would prohibit such creativity. the convention to learn how the USDF works ship and breed awards for SS II (and • Scores at recognized event could be and to attend educational symposiums. Barb, as some of SSI). At least 2 errors were ABIC/SWDC qualifiers and other national previously decided, will be head of committee found Sunday afternoon. Pauline does- awards programs. Unrecognized would not for DDC convention scholarships. Jennie will n’t want to send out awards until confir- count for USDF awards. be on committee as well. Need 1 more mem- mation of accuracy is received. • Professionals would not likely ride at an ber. • Pauline sent a Dover award document unrecognized event. Discussion on how to Clinics/Education. Sandy would like to work to ss.com, which requires show secre- draw professionals to an unrecognized event – w/ Elizabeth Jeter in developing more DDC tary signature. idea for a prize to the professional who brings educational events that are USDF university most students. Idea to refund one horse’s entry accredited. She has ideas for developing an USA Eq FEI Young Horse Champs. DDC had at Yellow Rose as prize. Tentative plan might unmounted educational program, something on been approached by interests out of Austin to be to give pro 5 points for each student brought smaller scale of USDF education (university) consider making a bid for this champs in 2004 to show and 1 point for each ride. Pro w/ most program with year-end recognition w/in the concurrent with ABIC champs. Application points gets “award.” club. USDF program requires many credit deadline is June 2nd. Discussion of pros/cons – hours and takes quite a while to get accumulate • Affordability – lower stabling costs but ie. National attention, FEI competition. 2004 enough credits to get a certificate. keep ride fees the same. bid deadline is too soon, also too close-in for Ads, Promotions/Sponsorships. Sandy pre- • Number of rings – two covered 60 x 20 planning and fund-raising. Need to identify a sented board members with draft of new letter m rings. Outdoor and covered warm up. top-notch facility for event. Barb will start to potential sponsors for 2004. Presented ideas •Offer “mens” team competition as well as talking to FEI judges and TDs. Barb and Sandy for increasing sponsorship of DDC events as multi horse ride (pas de deux, etc) teams. may try to get to Devon for FEI Young Horse well as enticements for sponsorships, ie. Web- champs to see how its done this year. Board site link. Barb will talk with some TDs about problems decided to seriously consider and plan for bid- DDC Summer General Membership Meeting. surrounding 1 day each and report back via ding on the 2005 USA Eq FEI Young Horse Discussion on what to do and where to have email to BOD. Championships. Bid application would be due this meeting. Held concurrently w/ school on/about June 1st, 2004. shows (2002, 2001) was ineffective – very low Other Business attendance. Meeting is important as by-law Budget Planning. Each resource area discussed Jennie motioned to cancel the June 10th BOD changes are voted on (if proposed), board expenditure needs based on experience so far in meeting. Dana 2nd. Motion carried. Next members elected (treasurer needs nominee, 2003 and documents from treasurer for 2002. board meeting is July 8th, 2003, at 7pm, Olive Dana is nominee for Publications, Sandy is Frances will formalize into excel spreadsheet Garden, Mesquite TERRA. nominee for Ads, Promotions, and Pauline is with 2002 and 2003 (to date) information. Meeting adjourned at 3:pm nominee for Awards) and annual position re- Will be forwarded to BOD via email or at next Respectfully. Frances Luse ports presented. Sandy proposed we hold it at 23 PAM FOWLER GRACE—USDF L Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 Down Center Line A---X (whew!) Thanks everyone for your contributions to this month’s newsletter. Some of our local rid- ers have done some wonderful things these past few months. Keep sending me information and writing articles about the goings-on. The Dallas area dressage community really wants to hear about your accomplishments. Fonts, fonts, fonts… Well, I’m getting a clue to the solution with the fonts… and in doing so am getting more competent with Adobe Photoshop. Eventually, I’ll use that program … but for now, it’s a complicated path from MS Publisher document to printed product… If I seem busy, sit down with me sometime and I’ll tell you how it gets done… Keep in touch! Email: email@example.com The Editor A P P R E N T I C E W A N T E D for a successful dressage trainer in Aubrey. If you are willing to do light work, (tacking up horses, turning them out, warming them up), for me in exchange for lessons and some pay please contact Clare Salmon at 972- 489-1097. Join our team at clinics and shows all the way up to National level. Some experience with horses is preferable. Check me out at our web page at lizsal- mon.com and then click on my name. 25 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 USDF LAUNCHES ON-LINE MEMBER In addition to viewing membership status online, USDF mem- SERVICES bers will also be able to print an online Letter of Verification which can be used as proof of membership at competitions until SCORE CHECK SERVICE the membership card arrives from the USDF office. This will The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has announced a eliminate the need to fill out membership and registration affida- new, free, online score-check service for USDF members. This vits at competitions. new Web service allows members to view USDF-recognized competition results for each horse registered with USDF. All USDF Senior Director of Member Services Cindy Vimont sees information in the USDF online database is updated daily and is this as a time saver for members as well as for the Member Ser- current as of 5 p.m. the previous business day. vices Department staff. "Having this information on our Web site enables members to access information quickly when they USDF Director of Competitions Sally Davenport explained, need it. A Letter of Verification printed from the Web site can "This is a time saver for members competing for USDF year-end be taken to the show and presented as proof of membership, thus awards as well as for the Competitions Department staff. Instead decreasing time spent filling out paperwork at the shows." of waiting for a score check to arrive in the mail, members can keep track of their scores online throughout the competition USDF Director of Competitions Sally Davenport added, "This season." new service will allow competitors to check their current mem- bership and horse-registration status prior to the competition in Score checks are available from USDF for those members with- order to determine their eligibility for USDF awards programs." out Internet access by written request. Please send your request to: USDF Competitions Department, 220 Lexington Green Cir- This new service has been developed with input from show sec- cle, Suite 510, Lexington, KY 40503; or fax it to (859) 971- retaries, technical delegates, competition management, active 7722. competitors, USDF Executive Board members, and third-party software vendors. To learn more and to try the new USDF online score-check ser- vice, visit "USDF is working with third-party software vendors to make http://www.usdf.org/scorecheck/scorecheck.asp this system compatible with their own systems, enabling them to be able to access USDF membership information in their own ON-LINE MEMBERSHIP & HORSE REGISTRATION VERIFICA- system. We are hopeful that this cooperative effort will also al- TION SERVICE low competition management to work more efficiently in deter- The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has announced a mining USDF membership and horse registration at the time of new, free, online membership and horse-registration verification the show," said William Adams, USDF director of information service for USDF members. This new Web service allows mem- technology. bers to search and view their current membership status as well as the current registration status of their horses. All information To learn more and to try the new USDF online verification ser- in the USDF online database is updated daily and is current as of vice, visit http://www.usdf.org/join/search.asp 5 p.m. the previous business day. U.S. Equestrian There is also a section for news, links to the websites of USA Equestrian and the USET, and a way to contact the executive directors of those two Website Debuts organizations. Shortly, there will be a special section for equestrian ath- The new website of U.S. Equestrian, letes. Until the approval of the new NGB by the USOC, both websites, the expected new National Governing www.equestrian.org and www.uset.org will continue operating. Once Body (NGB) for equestrian sport, will USOC approval is granted to U.S. Equestrian, these sites will transform debut on Thursday, July, 24. into the websites of the USA Equestrian Trust and the USET Founda- tion. The website, developed by representatives of USA Equestrian and the United States Equestrian Team (USET), will be available by accessing the “We anticipate that the U.S. Equestrian website will eventually become address, WWW.USEF.ORG. the definitive source of information for people interested in our sport,” said USET Executive Director Bonnie B. Jenkins. “We appreciate all the The website is in the preliminary development stages and will continue time and work that has been put in to get the Federation started.” to evolve and expand in preparation of U.S. Equestrian Federation be- coming the NGB for equestrian sport on December 1, 2003. The web- “This has been a joint project of USA Equestrian and the USET,” said site contains current information on the status of the new NGB, ex- USA Equestrian Executive Director Lori L. Rawls. “We are very excited pected to be approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee this fall. In- to have it go live and we invite everyone interested in equestrian sports cluded are details on the timetable for the start of the NGB, its by-laws, to visit the site and give us their feedback.” officers, Board of Directors and various working groups. 26 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 FROM THE REGION 9 DIRECTOR – KATHRYN KYLE NATIONALLY transfer (no she not leaving just has more work) and has resigned as the If you don’t already know USDF has some very special new features on Omnibus chair. Thank you Leigh for all the years and hours you have their web site. put into this project. For the 2004 Omnibus I will be the chair. •Now you can check your membership and horse registration on I know it seem early but it is time to get the Omnibus started. Remem- line. You can even print the page(s) and take them with to shows, ber that this is the major fund raiser for the region. Past income have just in case you lost/misplaced your card(s). Show secretaries that allowed the region to be financially solid and helped to put on a num- are online at shows can check the information as well. ber of programs. In order to continue this trend we need all the adver- tising we can get. If you need information about advertising please •The horse score checking. You can now check your year’s scores contact me. on line. Everyone is urged to do this prior to the USDF awards year end. October 1st. This year only two region 9 riders will be going to the NAYRC in Can- ada. We wish both these young ladies all the best – good rides and a •The prize list for all the regional championships – this is the wonderful learning experience at the NAYRC. ONLY official prize list Information and the prize list for the Region 9 USDF/ABIC Champion- •List of qualifiers for the regional championships can be accessed ships can be found at the USDF web site. online – there is a notation that this takes a few minutes to download. GENERAL NOTES Don’t forget to check the Region 9 web page regularly. It is updated There will be more very convenient online features coming from USDF with changes and added information often. www.usdfregion9.org in the near future, watch for them. DEADLINES REGIONALLY These are absolute, no excuses, no exceptions, no fudging, must be in Information from the summer meeting will miss this issue but will be the appropriate person’s hands on or before that date deadlines. the main topic of this column next month. November 15, 2003 – letters of intent to host the 2005 Regional After several years of doing the Omnibus Leigh Olejer has taken a job Championship must be received by the Regional Director. United States Equestrian Federation Board, Executive Committee and Officers The officers and Executive Committee for the Federation or December 1, 2003, whichever is later. Herb Lurie proposed new National Governing Body (NGB) of FEI AFFILIATES WORKING GROUP equestrian sport, the US Equestrian Federation [Editor’s Note:Following is a listing of the USEF Dr. Samuel J. Barish – Vice President (USEF), were elected at a meeting held Tuesday, Board of Directors broken up into their respective Robert Dover or Lisa Singer July 8, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexing- working groups.] Pete Kyle ton, KY. Leslie Howard David J. O’Connor of The Plains, VA, was HIGH PERFORMANCE WORKING GROUP Janine W. Malone elected as President. Kathy Knill Meyer of Edwards, Armand Leone – Vice President Mike Tomlinson CO, was elected as Treasurer and Eric Straus of New Anne K. Kursinski Natasha A. Grigg Canaan, CT, was elected as Secretary. Armand Mark Leone Jan Weber Leone, Jr. of Glen Rock, NJ, was elected Vice Presi- Sue Blinks William Bradley dent of International High Performance; Sam Barish Karen O’Connor Charles L. Lloyd III of Rockville, MD, was elected as Vice President of George Morris Denise Avolio FEI Affiliates; Bill Hughes of Chino Hills, CA, was Jessica Ransehousen Jeff W. Wirthman elected as Vice President of National Affiliates and Mike Huber Carol C. Lavell Judy Werner of Waterloo, IL was elected as Vice James Fairclough NATIONAL AFFILIATES WORKING GROUP President of Administration and Finance. Art Priesz Bill Hughes – Vice President Other members of the Executive Committee Don Burt Hope C. Hand include Stephen O. Hawkins of Saddle River, NJ, as Jeff Moore Bruce Davidson the USAE Trust Representative; Frank V. Lloyd of A. Kent Allen, DVM Devon Maitozo Hackensack, NJ, as the USET Foundation Represen- ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE WORKING Beth K. Miner tative; Mark Leone of Oakland, NJ, as the USOC GROUP Gary Baker AAC representative and Bill Moroney of Aldie, VA, Judy Werner – Vice President William J. Moroney Jessica Ransehousen of Unionville, PA, and Valerie Valerie Kanavy Alvin R. Topping Kanavy of Fort Valley, VA, were elected as members Robert Dover or Chester Weber Gary Dearth at large. The election of Dressage and Eventing ath- Frank Lloyd Larry Hoffman letes is currently on-going. Stephen O. Hawkins Shirley M. Nowak USA Equestrian will remain the national gov- Robert A. Ridland Dennis E. Valentine erning body and national federation for the sport of Keith D. Bartz Georgie F. Green equestrian until the recognition by the United States Cecile K. Hetzel Dunn Mary Anne O. Cronan Olympic Committee of the United States Equestrian Andrew Ellis Ron Rhodes 27 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 2004 Region 9 Omnibus Advertising It is mailed free of charge to over 2,000 USDF members. It is a highly valued publication and frequently referenced by our members. Outside Back Cover Page - $500 Inside Cover Pages - $300 Full Page - $225 1/2 Page - $150 Business Card (1/3 Page) - $80 All Omnibus Advertising must be sent CAMERA READY and the correct size. We cannot accept ads on Disk or Film. We will not accept copy without payment. MAKE ALL CHECKS OUT TO USDF REGION 9 OMNIBUS Because we must have page numbers and margins in Omnibus and on web page Mail to Barbara Lewis, the finished copy should be no larger than 169 CR# 2397 Winnsboro, TX 75494 903 866-3122, Full page = 7 3/4" tall, 4 1/2" wide 1/2 Page = 3 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline 9/15/03 3/4 " tall, 4 1/2" wide • INSTRUCTOR OR TRAINER LISTING - $50 for list- ing of ONE Name, Farm Name, Levels taught, Ad- Any larger area will be cropped dress, Phone, Fax, & e-mail (additional information in the finished product must appear in a business card or larger ad) in omni- bus and on web page Mail to Marie Morgan 12500 Purchase a full page Advertisement and get one free Edwina Blvd. Houston TX 77045-4800 mmor- listing in the Breeder or Instructor section. (You must email@example.com Deadline 9/15/03 include the copy for the additional listing when you send in your camera ready advertisement. Also, in- • JUDGES LISTING - FREE to all USDF Participating clude directions as to the section in which your free members listing of Name, Level, Address, Phone, listing should appear.) Fax, & • E-mail. Mail to Joan K Darnell 2500 CR 100 George- DIFFERENT PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIF- town TX 78626 (512) 868-1814 firstname.lastname@example.org FERENT SECTIONS OF THE OMNIBUS. PLEASE PAY Deadline 9/15/03. SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE DIFFERENT AD- • TD LISTING - FREE to all USAEq T.D.’s that are also DRESSES FOR THE LISTING PAGES. THERE ALSO MAY BE DIFFERENT DEADLINES FOR DIFFERENT USDF Participating members. listing Name, Address, SECTIONS Phone, Fax, & e-mail. Mail to Sally Chionsini, 11785 Thompson Rd, Willis, TX 77318, (936) 865-4650, email@example.com. 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Competitions not meeting the deadline or accompanied with payment • ALL OTHER ADVERTISING - Advertising other than will be charged an additional $100 per competition. the above Listings see the rates in bold print above. Mail to Laura Freeman, 206 Henri St., Folsom, LA 70437, 985 796-1386, LLFDVM@aol.com. Deadline Mail or email to Kathryn Kyle 3660 El Parisio Bandera TX 9/15/03. 78003 (830) 589-2707 firstname.lastname@example.org • BREEDERS OR STALLION LISTING - $50 for listing of ONE Stallion name, Farm Name, Breed, Contact Deadline October 1, 2003. Name, Address, Phone, Fax, & e-mail (additional in- formation must appear in a business card or larger ad) 28 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 CLASSIFIED ADS years old, quiet, fun horse with big gaits that are very comfortable to sit. Easy flying changes, lateral work, and piaffe. $17,000.00 email@example.com SERVICES # TWO TALENTED TWO YEAR OLDS Rohdiamont grandson out of # CLASSICAL DRESSAGE INSTRUCTION. 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In his previous life, he was shown english and western 817-312-6100 or Dana Gilbert @ 817-919-5508. pleasure, halter, trail and trained for police work. We have too # AQHA 1994 15h. SORREL GELDING, Two-eyed Jack and Dry many babies and hate to part with him, but we're not using him. Doc bloodlines. Sweet disposition. Good with kids. Would be Asking $7,000 OBO. Bob or Bonnie Martinez 254-498-0953/ good for an intermediate rider. Has western and training level 254-624-1821. dressage training. $3,000 OBO. Nancy, 972-723-6663, # 2 FOR 1 SALE: 12 yr TB broodmare, 16.2 hh, grey. by Domina- email@example.com tor. Secretariat, Bold Ruler, Nasrullah bloodlines. Jockey Club # 2001 1/2 TB 1/2 QH GELDING; train your way. An eye catcher, registered, also approved by German Oldenburg Verband. In foal most agile and handy horse I have ever seen, he collects and lifts for late January 2004, to 5-star Oldenburg stallion, Frohwind, a himself naturally. Short coupled, three stockings and a strip, 16.3hh dark bay stallion by Furioso II out of Windstille by Welt- bright deep red. Alidar is great grand sire. You see him, you will meister, a leading producer of premium foals. $6000. 940-372- want him. Has had all shots and dewormings. Not broke $7,500 0314 or www.starchaseranch.com 972, 222-8382 . # 2 FOR 1 SALE: 12-yr TB broodmare, 16.1 bay by Danzatore, Northern Dancer, Native Dancer bloodlines. Jockey Club regis- TRUCKS & TRAILERS tered, plus PMB approved in Holsteiner stud book. Not sound for # ** PRICE LOWERED ** 4 HORSE SLANT LOAD TRAILER riding. In foal for early February 2004 to Le Santo, a 16.3 hh dark with dressing room. $11,500. Brownlees, 972-226-0366. bay Holsteiner stallion, by Landgraf. A producer of premium # TWO HORSE TRAILER Slant Load with dressing room. Drop down foals, was named Sire of the Year for 2 yrs. $6000 940-372- windows on both sides. 7'4" tall, 6'6" wide. White with blue 0314 or www.starchaseranch.com stripes. Also great for mare and foal. Just 3,300 pounds - pull it # 6 YO DAPPLE GRAY GELDING. Excellent dressage or English pros- with a half ton. Excellent condition. $4,950 louisa- pect. Quiet enough for anyone to ride. 16.1hh, 1200 lbs. Cur- rent on shots and worming. Loves to be handled. .This horse has firstname.lastname@example.org for photos. (817) 560-3100 a fool proof disposition. He will stand tied to the trailer all day # 2 HORSE STRAIGHT LOAD Sundowner TRAILER with ramp without any problems. $10,000. contact Jamie Pinson, 214-875- and tack/dressing room. $6,000. Caren Foster 214-485-0329 2957 daytime, 972-524-8823 evenings or 972-567-2271 mobile. # THIRD/FOURTH LEVEL HANOVERIAN SCHOOLMASTER for sale. TACK AND SUPPLIES 16.3, attractive bay gelding by FEI dressage stallion Armin. 16 # 16.5" COLLEGIATE JUMPING SADDLE with leathers and irons. Very 29 Transitions, August 2003 Volume 4, Issue 8 good Condition, $400. Call Sue Ott for additional information at cellent condition. Retails $2300. Asking $2000. Beth 972-937-5032. @email@example.com or 214-923-8396 # 16.5" PASSIER DRESSAGE SADDLE, medium tree. Brown. Very # 17 1/2" COURBETTE FUTURA Soft Seat Dressage saddle. balanced, very good condition, $500. Call Sue Ott for additional Standard size "flex" tree. All fittings included. Excellent condi- information at 972-937-5032. tion. $550. McKinney area. 903-364-1287 (leave message). # 17" CROSBY CLOSE CONTACT JUMPING SADDLE. very good condi- firstname.lastname@example.org tion, $500. Call Sue Ott for additional information at 972-937- # SIZE 16 GRAND PRIX COAT FOR SALE. Navy blue with 3 5032. silver buttons in front and on each sleeve, 2 silver buttons in # DRESSAGE SADDLE, Arabian Saddle Company, two available. back. Worn once, originally $300, will sell for $150. Contact $950.00 Brownlees, 972-226-0366. Doreen at email@example.com or 214-850-1087 # BATES CAPRILLI GRAND PRIX DRESSAGE SADDLE, 17 1/2” Wide tree. Black. Excellent condition—3 1/2 years old, used 2 1/2 OTHER/MISC years. $1000. Contact Joan Myrthue, 214-675-8385, firstname.lastname@example.org # STALL SKINS - the alternative to stall mats at half the price too. # 17" BLACK KARL NIEDERSUSS dressage saddle, regular; re- 12 x 12 kit, I have 5 of them, buy all or one @ $170 ea. Sandy flocked, new billets to accommodate American straps; $700. Holcomb (903) 364-0973 or email@example.com Call Linda at 972/617-7079, or office 214/740-1463. # REMBRANDT DRESSAGE SADDLE, Black 17 1/2 seat. Me- dium tree. Very good condition, $950.00 Contact Jennifer at 940-206-0652 # C LASSIFIED DS A # # WINTEC ISABELL dressage saddle with CAIR, 18" seat, $625. The DDC Board voted to make non-service classified ads Like new condition, one year old. Full set of small and large FREE for all DDC members. Length is limited to 6 lines flexiblocks. Medium-wide gullet plate installed, but will sell with either the medium or the medium-wide plate, buyer's (see above) and to no more than 3 free choice. Contact Sharon Miesen, 469-742-0828 or ads/person/month. Ads will run 2 months only, unless firstname.lastname@example.org newsletter editor is notified at the end of that period. # PRESTIGE 2000D DRESSAGE SADDLE, black, 17” seat, 33 Total newsletter classified ad space will be limited to 1 cm tree, regular length flap. Bought new, used 7 months. Ex- 1/2 pages. Noble Champion Sport Horses held their First Annual Adult Camp on June 20-21. The camp started with a very entertaining and informative lecture fol- lowed by a one on one custom bitting clinic by Alixe Etherington. All of the campers came away with a greater amount of knowledge about the different bits and their abil- ity to work in a horses mouth. It was interesting to look at the differences in the size of the tongues and the amount of room between the tongue and the roof of the mouth and the all important "bars" that the bit sits on. A few of the horses had a very dra- matic change in the way they went after it was discovered they were being ridden in bits much too thick to fit comfortably in their mouths. The next morning started off with a session of Tai Chi from Kristi and Dale's Martial Arts studio in Duncanville. Tai Chi incorporates so many of the same principles of dressage and can be used to strengthen ones half halts, help to coordinate the use of our aides and to keep our bodies centered in the saddle. This is a great way to work on your self while saving your horse. We also had Dr. Joe Parrish come to give us a lecture on the use of a Chiropractor on your horses and on yourself. He showed us how a horse that is not straight can be adjusted so he is much freer and loose. He also stressed the importance that the rider be in line as well since it doesn't matter how straight your horse is if the rider is a crooked mess. In between our guest speakers, Jim Eldridge, Noble Champion's head trainer worked with each of the campers and their individual horse. He had the different riders work on different types of moves depending upon their level and then put all the moves together to form a quadrille. Riding movements in a group is a great way for riders to learn how to keep your horse on the aides while having fun. The camp was completed by great food and a grab bag of goodies brought by one of our campers, Tracy Hayes. If you missed this year it's too late but mark your calendars now because next summer we will once again be having an exciting "Adult Camp" here at Noble Champion Sport Horses. 30 The Dallas Dressage Club www.dallasdressage.org 2003 Membership Application Renewal of all DDC Memberships is required by January 1st of each year. Included with your DDC membership is a group membership in the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and a subscription to the DDC monthly newsletter. Individual Membership ($30.00)_____ Junior Membership ($20.00) _____ Family Membership ($35.00) _____ New Member _____ Renewal _____ (2003 Junior Members are 21 or younger as of 1/1/03) APPLICANT’S INFORMATION: I prefer an electronic newsletter via email: NO ____ YES ____ The DDC may release my address for selected mailings? 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If so, at what levels? _____________________ How many horses do you own? _____ Additional Comments: _________________________________________________________________ I hereby release the Dallas Dressage Club, Inc., its officers, members, employees, and agents from any liability and all claims of every kind (including costs, expenses, or attorney fees) that might result from damages, injuries or losses to my person or property during, or in connection with, any show, clinic, event or function, whether or not such damages, injuries, losses result directly from the negligent act of omissions of the officers, members, employees, or agents of the Dallas Dressage Club, Inc. Signed ___________________________________________________________ Date ____________________ (if under 18, must be signed by parent or legal guardian) Return application and check made payable to “DDC” to: Susan Sturdivan Brownlee, 522 East Tripp Road, Sunnyvale, TX 75182 . 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