January 2007 - Issue 1 / Volume 1
The Victoria-Saanich Cadora Newsletter
In This Issue Memberships are due; please find attached
a 2007 Membership and Schooling Show
President’s Message Entry form, (some judges still to be
confirmed) and a very important EBLES
Happy New Year One and membership form. EBLES needs our
All – Gretchen Rohani support. The majority of VSC shows are
held at this very popular venue, good footing
Classifieds is important and every contribution from our
members helps to ensure the very best
facility, footing and sprinkler system in order
Upcoming Shows for our horses to perform at their best. The
increased two day shows at EBLES for both
VSC and LIEC requires additional
CADORA Executive and consideration, time and effort and a tractor is
Contact List being purchased to assist with the grounds
preparation. Two day shows will continue for
the most part and we anticipate some wait
Year-end Awards lists once again. It is mandatory that all
riders volunteer with the running of the show
Report from Scholarship
they intend to ride in. Volunteering will be
Winners monitored by each show chair and tabulated
for qualification of Year End Awards.
CADORA BC AGM 2006
VSC is extremely fortunate to have a strong
Fun Stuff directorship at the helm of each show and
will for the most part, be your show chairs.
We are encouraging trainee show chairs
and participation in any other way from our
members. For each two day show, there
are two show chairs, a chair only being
required for one of the days. Each show
VSC Presidents Report January 2007
position is in place and your duties are to
oversee the day as well as some of the
Happy New Year and welcome to Victoria-
preparation - most of which is done ahead of
Saanich CADORA's New Show and Event
time. This process worked extremely well in
Season 2007! As VSC's new President I
2006 and to ensure the continuation of
would like to take this opportunity to wish all
shows for VSC members in 2007 and
our members and their equine partners good
beyond, this structure will remain. We
health and happiness for the New Year. I
presently require show chairs for the April
hope everyone had a super holiday season
and June Schooling Shows. Please contact
and survived the extraordinary weather of
any of the directors if you are able to offer
late. Riding in the 'snow photos' are rare, so
when we had the opportunity to add some
very festive photos to our website of Ann
A Show Chair is required for the CCC, the
Bater, Jane Biggs and Karen Brain along
directorship will not be able to fulfill this role,
with their horses, in the snow, we jumped at
but will provide valuable assistance and
the chance. All members are encouraged to
many of the preliminary work is being put
send their photos to our Webmaster for the
into place well ahead of schedule.
Members Photo Album.
In the EC General Rules Article A1404 it Junior, Childrens and Pony are available for
states that ‘No one may exhibit or compete member qualification in 2007 and beyond.
at a competition where they or members of
their families are acting as competition In closing, I am confident that the future of
manager. VSC CADORA directors have Victoria-Saanich CADORA is well positioned
made a unified decision to offer payment of for continued success. I am grateful for a
$1,500 to the CCC 2007 Show Chair, please strong and insightful directorship who are
contact myself or any of the VSC directors proving to be a great team and to a
for further information. Our previous Show membership who want to see this club, the
Chair and Vice-President, Claire Vessey will largest in Canada, remain that way.
act as liaison as per her report in the
December newsletter. If you are not Thank you for your support.
planning to compete in the CCC, please give
some consideration to this important Ann Brouwer
position. A proposed CCC Gala Event President, VSC
spearheaded by director, Lorraine Glover on
behalf of Mountainview Farms and partly Please find below, links to download the
sponsored by Victoria Saddlery is in the 2007 Membership form and the 2007 PaRC
works---we would all want the CCC show- a Show Entry form, as well as the EBLES
summer tradition in Victoria to go ahead. 2007 membership form.
Watch out for news on some new inititiatives V-S Cadora 2007 Membership Form
and Clinics in 2007 and a super newsletter
with thanks in advance to Lisa Bricknell, V-S Cadora 2007 PaRC Show Entry Form
VSC director and Newsletter Editor and
Gretchen Rohani, (former President) and EBLES 2007 Membership Form
now the Contributing Newsletter Editor. Lisa
and Gretchen are working on a ' Biography
Section' and are sure to peak our readers
interest with some of the history of VSC and
its famous members!
Fun in the Snow this past December
I am proposing a New VSC Logo
for consideration and we in the directorship Victoria-Saanich members are serious about their
would like to extend this 'competition' to our riding – a little snow won’t stop them!
members. If you have an idea or a graphic in
mind and can put something together for the
directorship to view, please email myself at
firstname.lastname@example.org If we have many
entries we may select a 1st, 2nd or 3rd
choice and then take a vote...depends on
how much interest this generates or on how
involved our members wish to be. A closing
date would be Feb 28th 2007, with an
extension granted, should someone need it,
please feel free to contact me.
And last but certainly not
least….Congratulations to Brittney Eastgate
and Azaria for being the recipient of VSC's
new Young Rider FEI Award. Brittney was
awarded this award on behalf of VSC for her Photo courtesy of Darleen Brain
accomplishments in 2006 in the Young
Rider FEI Division. This new award, along Karen Brain & Jane Biggs out for a ride in a
with the 3 X Young Rider FEI Awards, snow covered field.
Happy New Year One and All
Hello to everyone. I'd like to welcome
our "NEW" members to our club. It seems RATES
every year we are growing beyond our own
expectations. Of course, enthusiasm for
Non-Commercial Advertising Rates:
Dressage is growing-and-growing! And a
greeting to all our regular members!
V-S Cadora Members = Free
As past president, I'd like to thank Ann
Brouwer for stepping up and taking on the Non-members = $5.00
role of President for 2007. Ann has been a
director and a member of Victoria-Saanich
CADORA for a long time and knows the
inner-workings very well. She'll be a Commercial Advertising Rates:
fantastic President and I wish her well in the
following new year.
Business card size = $10.00
There are lots of things planned this year,
our regular schooling shows, our now Three 1/3 page = $20.00
Day Capital City Classic Dressage Festival,
a Cara Whitham clinic, regular Joy 1/2 page = $30.00
Longley clinics and a Jan Curtis
clinic/symposium next September. Keep an Email your personal and/or business ads to
eye out for other interesting events. Lisa Bricknell
As contributing editor to the Vic-Saanich
CADORA newsletter I'd like to remind Current Classified Ads
everyone that this is YOUR newsletter. If
Prestige Dressage Saddle. 17”, Black.
you'd like to see certain things of interest in Med/wide tree. Excellent condition.
the newsletter please feel free to contact me Deep seat, close contact leg and large
at email@example.com. thigh blocks. $2500. 250-743-0643
Our Award's Banquet in November was a lot Barnsby Special Crown Dressage
of fun, thanks to all those that donated Silent Saddle. Black, 17.5” seat, Medium/Wide
Auction items, proceeds up-to $1000 from Tree. Deep seat & Thigh Blocks.
our Silent Auction went to help EBLES Wool flocked and recently re-stuffed.
(Elk/Beaver Lake Equestrian Society) raise Excellent Condition. $1400.00 obo. Lisa
funds to purchase a new Tractor to harrow
and keep the rings in tip-top shape. For all
those that contributed, we and EBLES Kieffer Dressage Saddle, brown, 16.5”
thanks you very much. I mentioned at the seat, medium tree. Excellent condition.
Award's Banquet it would be wonderful if the $700.00 obo
club adopted a Humanitarian Cause...if Lisa Bricknell 250-743-4350
anyone has any ideas, please contact me
with your suggestions. I'll be happy to take Brand New Bates Caprilli Dressage
any ideas back to the Directorship for Saddle. Brand new, still in the box with
tags on. Black, 17.5” seat, Medium tree,
consideration. easy change gullet system, adjustable
CAIR air panels. Y-Billet girthing system.
Although the weather had been cold and $2,000. Lisa Bricknell 250-743-4350.
icey as of late, hang in there...Spring will be
upon us before you know it. Safe driving
and safe riding!!
Upcoming Clinics Janet Curtis Clinic
‘How Rider Position Affects Your Horse’s
Joy Longley Clinics Performance’
Following our successful clinics in 2005 and The Janet Curtis member symposium clinic
2006, Joy has agreed to present 4 more is confirmed for the following date.
clinics next year.
September 23, 2007
Mar 31 to April 1, 2007
June 16 & 17, 2007
August 18 & 19, 2007 *Watch the website for more details and
October 27 & 28, 2007 contact information*
All clinics will again be held at Kathy Jawl’s
lovely facility on Noble Road.
Cara Whitman Rider Clinic
Lessons: 45 minutes (need a minimum of 6
riders to run the clinics) Following the Capital City Classic, Cara
Whitman, one of the two FEI Judges for the
Cost: show, will be holding a 2 day rider clinic.
Adults - $140.00 for 2 days or $75.00 for 1
*Juniors - $115.00 for 2 days or $60.00 for 1 *Watch the website for more details and
day. contact information*
Adults - $160.00 for 2 days or $85.00 for 1 http://vscadora.com/
*Juniors - $135.00 for 2 days or $70.00 for 1
Joy currently resides on Salt Spring Island,
BC, and is a retired physician who has
successfully trained and competed her own
horses up to Grand Prix. Joy has now
retired as a Senior Level CEF and AHSA
dressage judge, although she does still
enjoy judging the occasional PaRC show.
For complete information please view the
clinic application form.
Click on the following link to download the
Joy Longley Clinic Application Form
The Canadian Eventing High Performance & racing equestrian sports. In addition, David
Coaching Committees, are pleased to is the cross country course designer for
present to the Canadian Eventing High several venues including the new Ocala
Performance Riders & Coaches, the Horse Park, FL and the North American
following Clinics Young Rider Championships in Virginia
Dates & Locations: Early in 2006, David was hired as the
International Technical Advisor for the
January 22 & 23 @ Greystone Stables, Canadian Eventing Team.
Delta, British Columbia.
January 25 & 26 @ Royal Canadian Riding PROGRAM INFORMATION &
Academy, Cedar Valley, Ontario. GENERAL TIMETABLE:
The program will combine practical sessions
PRESENTER plus special discussion topics – The
Registration Desk opens at 8:00 am daily.
Sessions commence at 8:30 am daily.
CANADIAN EVENTING TEAM Each clinic will include practical sessions in
dressage and jumping technique as well as
INTERNATIONAL class room presentations. The clinics will
TECHNICAL ADVISOR feature identified “High Performance
Development Team Riders” focusing on one
David is perhaps best known for his Olympic and two star level juniors and young riders.
accomplishments winning the individual Riders and Coaches are expected to attend
Eventing Gold Medal with Custom Made as and participate both days.
well helping to earn a Team Bronze medal
at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games with Sessions will include:
Giltedge. 1. Dressage – practical training session -
improving dressage technique & rider
David competed internationally for the position – FEI 1 & 2 star tests.
United States Equestrian Team since the 2. Show Jumping – practical training session
late 1980’s. During that time he has earned - improving jumping technique & rider
3 Olympic, 2 Pan American and 2 World position.
Championship medals. He has won the 3. Planning, implementing & managing a
Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event three successful training & competition program
times and the Fairhill International Three – preparing for the Olympic /short format
Day event five times. In 1997 he became CCI three day events.
only the second American in history to win 4. Providing effective coaching support in
the world renowned Badminton Three Day the competitive environment - individual and
Event. team competition.
In 2004 David officially retired from
international competition. Since that time he Download Program and Entry Form
has devoted his time to the training of riders
and horses. Together with his wife and team
mate Olympic medalist, Karen O’Connor,
they operate training facilities at their home
base of Virginia as well as Florida.
David was elected president of the USEF for
the 2005-2009 team and is a member of the
Eventing Committee of the FEI, the
international governing body for all non-
Upcoming Shows Capital City Classic 2007
2007 Pacific Rim (PaRC) Schooling Show Dates:
dates have been set
July 13, 14 & 15, 2007
The Capital City Classic will be held on July
March 24/25 ~Bonita Stables 13, 14 & 15, 2007 with FEI judges Cara
April 28/29 ~EBLES Whitham and Lorraine Macdonald followed
May 26/27 ~EBLES by a 2 day rider clinic with Cara Whitham.
June 23/24 ~EBLES
Sept 15/16 ~EBLES SHOW CHAIR REQUIRED FOR THE
Oct 21 ~TBD CAPITAL CITY CLASSIC
SCHOOLING SHOW ENTRY DATES We are still searching for an enthusiastic
person to Chair our Capital City Classic
Please Note: Entries may be postmarked as Dressage Festival. This is a paid position of
early as the first Monday following the last $1500.00. There are many past Show
schooling show. For example....if a Chairs that would be happy to assist anyone
schooling show was held, let's say on interested. The Victoria-Saanich CADORA
Saturday and Sunday the 14th and 15th, the Directors are also very involved with the
opening date for the next schooling show CCC, so no one need feel they are alone in
would be Monday the 16th. All entries must this position. Many of the major roles have
be mailed and postmarks cannot be any already been filled, ie: Entry Secretary,
earlier than the Monday following that Public Relations, Announcing, Scoring, etc.
previous show. This rule applies to all No real previous show-chairing
schooling shows that are within a month or experience is necessary, however,
so apart. one must be organized and able to delegate
many tasks. Anyone interested must be an
For schooling shows, such as the first show Equine Canada member, in good-standing
of the year, and the September schooling and have no immediate relative competing
show where there is no show one month in the Capital City Classic. If anyone out
earlier (August)...the Opening Date for there is interested, or might know of
postmark-entries are: For the first show in someone that would be, please contact any
March, the opening date is February 19th, of the Directors and/or Gretchen Rohani or
2007. And for the September show the Sheila Skene.
opening date is August 13th, 2007.
These rules do NOT apply to the Capital *Watch the website for more details and
City Classic, please refer to the entry/prize contact information*
list of the CCC for it own rules. If anyone
has any questions regarding Opening Dates http://vscadora.com/
for schooling shows, please feel free to
contact Gretchen Rohani.
*Judges are being booked now*
*Watch the website for more details and
2007 Victoria-Saanich CADORA 2007 Junior / Young Rider Reps
Victoria-Saanich Cadora Contact List Kate Peiffer
2007 General Directors
President – Ann Brouwer
Vice President – Claire Vessey
Secretary – Ingrid Hansen
Treasurer – Melanie Houston Jane Biggs
Membership Secretary – Linda Moyer Heather Cormie
Entry Secretary – Ann Bater Dianna Coumont
Newsletter – Lisa Bricknell Lorraine Glover
Contributing Editor, Newsletter – Gretchen
Website – Ann and Peter Brouwer Bo Mearns
Directors at Large, CADORA BC Mary Norris
Directors and CADORA Inc. Directors
Lorraine Bardua (past President – CADORA BC)
Mary Norris Roanne Tyson
Victoria-Saanich Cadora 2006 Year-End Third Level
Amateur Ruth Lick & Double Eagle 63.20%
2006 AWARD WINNERS Open Lorranie Bardua & Owin 68.93%
All Joy Beuzelin & Melodie 64.41%
Training Level FEI
Junior Janis Martman & Bellagio 64.31% Youth Olivia Dayton & Pacific W 67.44%
Adult Open TBD
Amateur Ruth Lick & Mombasa 69.87%
Open Ann Bater & Musical 67.56% Perpetual Trophies
First Level Victoria Saddlery (High Point Open)
Junior Chelsea Vivian & Sydney 68.54% Glynis Schultz & Ngapuli 69.68%
Amateur Gail Gordon & Breeze 68.45% A Stable Way Of Life (High Point Adult
Second Level Ruth Lick & Mombasa 69.87%
Junior Sydney Holme & Bailey 68.15%
Adult Wicklands Farm Perpetual Trophy (High
Amateur Jacquie Burrows & Cleo 65.25% Point Junior)
Open Claire Vessey & Dream Maker 52.16% Ehren Volk & Daisy Duke 69.88%
Third Level Reg Clarke Memorial (High Point Third
Adult and Fouth Level Combined)
Amateur Nicola Boehm & Lemon’s Hit 63.97% Glynis Schultz & Ngapuli 69.68%
Open Glynis Schultz & Ngapuli 69.68%
Hank Tyson Memorial (High Point FEI
Fourth Level Open)
All Sue Rutherford & Arcanum 67.92% Roanne Tyson & Arizma 62.30%
FEI Bev Tyson (High Point Thoroughbred)
Meaghan Calnan & Don’t You Wish 66.36%
Youth Sydney Holme & Bariton 67.92%
Mahoe Properties (High Point Kur – Adult
Lorraine Bardua & Owin 69.45%
Training Level Petruick Hunter Memorial (Adult Amateur
Junior Karen West & Darby 60.25%
High Point First Level - $500)
Adult Gail Gordon & Breeze 68.45%
Amateur Sabrina Nobbs & Kalista K 65.26%
Open Lindsay Lee & Medalist 65.85% Barb Jeffries Memorial (High Point Kur –
First Level Joy Beuzelin & Melodie 65.88%
Junior Ehren Volk & Daisy Duke 67.44%
Amateur Pamela Nezil & Dodenhof 68.25% Beuzelin Family FEI Youth Perpetual
Second Level Sydney Holme & Bariton 67.92%
Junior Olivia Dayton & Pacific W 66.99%
Amateur Melanie Houston & Odaymira 61.62%
Margot Parker Good Sportsmanship REPORT FROM SCHOLARSHIP
2005 Open Division Scholarship Winner -
CIBC Ride On Award TESS KIDD:
Thank you for the Maple Hills Victoria Saddlery
CIBC Volunteer of the Year Award Open Division Highest Average Trophy and
Sheila Skene $500.00 Scholarship Award. With the money I
was able to attend three Joy Longley clinics with
V-S CADORA $500 Scholarhships my horse, Unique. I found those clinics very
Junior Cheslea Vivian helpful and look forward to riding with Joy next
Adult year. We are lucky to have such great clinicians,
Amateur Ruth Lick and I appreciate everything that Victoria-Saanich
Open Glynis Schultz CADORA does for the art of Dressage.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2006 2005 Adult Amateur Scholarship Winner -
MEDAL WINNERS GAIL GORDON:
GOLD I would like to thank Victoria-Saanich CADORA
for the scholarship award Breeze and I
Ann Bater, Brittney Eastgate, Chelsea Vivian,
received last year. We have used the money to
Ehren Volk, Gail Gordon, Glynis Schultz,
better ourselves (we hope) in a few different
Jaquie Burrows, Joy Beuzlin, Karen Brain,
ways: We have participated in a Libby Naylor
Lindsey Lee, Lisa Bricknell, Lorraine Bardua,
Clinic, a Courtenay Fraser Clinic,
Margaret Ames, Meaghan Caldan, Melanie
purchased 2 training videos - Dressage in Detail
Houston, Nicola Boehm, Olivia Dayton,
Part 2; and USDF '98 Symposium 11 and also 2
Pamela Nezil, Perdi Elliot, Ruth Lick (2), Sue
books: The Simplicity of Dressage and Dressage
Rutherford, Sydney Holme (2), Sabrina Nobbs.
for the 21st Century.
Again, thank you to all at Victoria-Saanich
SILVER CADORA for providing this award.
Ann Bater, Jane Biggs, Janis Martman, Karen
West, Kathie Dorval, Linda Moyer,
Nelli Caveley (2), Wendy Bottomley, Sabrina
A reminder for ALL past scholarship
Tamara Atkinson, Xan Griffith, Bill Elliot, Lisa
We would like to remind ALL past scholarship
Volk, Melanie Houston, Natalie Shtybel,
winners, that we are STILL waiting to hear from
Berit Turner, Ann Brouwer, Stuart Sumsion.
We would all like to know what you did with your
Please Note a Correction to the 2006 scholarship proceeds. Please write to us and
Awards share your experiences.
The Wicklands Farm Perpetual Trophy, for High Reports can either be mailed in to:
Point Junior Rider was mistakenly given out at Victoria-Saanich CADORA, P. O. Box 32115,
the Award's Banquet to the wrong rider. This Victoria, BC V8P 5S2.
2006 Trophy deservingly goes to Ehren Volk and
"Daisy Duke" with a high point score of 69.88. Or email Gretchen Rohani firstname.lastname@example.org.
We apologize to Ehren and her family for this
oversight and thank the other rider for pointing
this out to us. Congratulations Ehren!!!!
CADORA BC AGM 2006
Due to weather conditions, the CADORA BC
AGM 2006 had to be rescheduled. The new
date and location are as follows:
Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2007
Time: 1:00 pm "Allow your horse to be brilliant. He can not be
made to. It must come from within, because of
Location: Hunt Valley Farm, Victoria, B.C. his confidence and pride in himself and his
respect (not fear) for his rider."
Contact: Courtenay Fraser @
Bert Hartog ( 1943 )
604-533-2656 or email@example.com
"My horses are my friends, not my slaves."
Dr. Reiner Klimke
"Training a horse is above all feeling and trying,
according to what you feel, to help the horse and
not to force him."
"A horse will never tire of a rider who possesses
both tact and sensitivity because he will never
be pushed beyond his possibilities."
It is the difficult horses that have the most to give
Click on link below to Download Poster
CADORA BC AGM 2006
The Purpose of a Dog - from a 4 year old Only horse people...
How true... • know why a thermometer has a yard
of yarn attached to one end of it
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to • can magically lower their voices five
examine a ten-year old Irish Wolfhound octaves to bellow at a pawing horse
named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his • think nothing of eating a sandwich
wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were after mucking stalls
all very attached to Belker and they were
• fail to associate whips, chains and
hoping for a miracle.
leather with sexual deviancy
• are banned from laundromats
I examined Belker and found he was dying
of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do • have a language all their own
anything for Belker, and offered to perform • Only horse people, who are
the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in completely disorganized and always
their home. late, manage to be ready to enter a
class at precisely 9:23am
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa • will end relationships over their
told me they thought it would be good for the hobby
four-year old Shane to observe the • cluck to their cars to help them up
procedure. They felt as though Shane might hills
learn something from the experience. • insure their horses for more than
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my • will give you 20 names and reasons
throat as Belker's family surrounded him for that bump on your horse
• know more about their horse's
Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog nutrition than their own
for the last time, that I wondered if he • know that all topical medications
understood what was going on. Within a come in either indelible blue or neon
few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully yellow (my addition: or bright pink.
away. The little boy seemed to accept Remember the old SWAT before
Belker's transition without any difficulty or they made it in clear?)
confusion. We sat together for a while after • have neatsfoot oil stains on the
Belker's death, wondering aloud about the carpet right next to the TV
sad fact that animal lives are shorter than • have a vocabulary that can make a
human lives. sailor blush
• have less of a wardrobe than their
Shane, who had been listening quietly, horse
piped up, "I know why." • engage in a hobby that is more work
than their day job
Startled, we all turned to him. What came
out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never Submitted by Claire Vessey
heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, "People are born so that they can
learn how to live a good life - like loving
everybody all the time and being nice,
right?" The four year old continued, "Well,
dogs already know how to do that, so they
don't have to stay as long."
Live simply. Love generously. Care
deeply. Speak kindly.
Submitted by Ann Brouwer