Mike Osinski Clinic Schedule for this Weekend

Here is the tentative schedule for this weekend.  Please contact Mary Neal if you have any questions. 

Friday 10/17/2014 


11:00   Nicole Bisping

11:45   Ellen Roy

12:30   Rae Lamming

  1:15   LUNCH          

  2:15   Susan Stelzer  

  3:00   Megan Hays

  3:45   Cindy Stevenson

  4:30   BREAK

  4:45   Debi Ferrer

  5:30  Sue Carner


Saturday 10/18/2014 


  8:00   Ellen Roy

  8:45   Nicole Bisping

  9:30   Megan Hays

10:15   BREAK

10:30   Jill Stewart

11:15   Deb Ferrer 

12:00   Jodi Cornwall

12:45   LUNCH

  1:45   Cindy Stevenson

  2:30   Kevin Koler

  3:15   Sally Temple

  4:00   Holly Griswold


Saturday 10/18/2014 


  8:00   Ellen Roy

  8:45   Nicole Bisping

  9:30   Megan Hays

10:15   BREAK

10:30   Jill Stewart

11:15   Allison Enters

12:00   Sally Temple

12:45   LUNCH

  1:45   Holly Griswold

  2:30   Cindy Stevenson

  3:15   Emily Glover



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The Dressage Foundation 2014 Newsletter

Below please find the 25th Year edition of TDF News. We hope you enjoy reading about our grant recipients, hearing from donors and looking back on a great 25 years of supporting the growth of our sport.

TDF Newsletter 2014

For more information on The Dressage Foundation please go to www.dressagefoundation.org.

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Mike Osinski Clinic: Oct 17th-19th

Mike Osinski’s next clinic will be help Oct 17th-19th at Ellen Roy’s Barn.  Please see our Mike Osinski Page for the updated Clinic Form and information on registering for this event.

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CWDS Summer Schooling Show Series Test Results

The CWDS Summer Schooling Show Series test results are now available.  Please feel free to click on any of the following links to see the show results:




The CWDS Board Members want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s shows both as competitors and volunteers.  The series was very successful and we hope that everyone had a lot of fun.  We look forward to seeing at these events again next year!

                                                            Blue Schooling Show Logo

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Fall Clinics to Consider

We just wanted to let you know about three amazing clinics that will be occurring in our region in the next few months. 

The first is an adult clinic series with Hilda Gurney in Nampa, ID Oct 4-5 “Harmonizing with your Horse”.

Hilda Gurney

Hilda Gurney is an FEI “I” Judge and large “R” Dressage Sport Horse Breeding judge, as well as a decorated competitor.  Hilda has had an enormous positive impact on US Dressage over the past several decades.  Her competition record is unsurpassed:  an Olympic Team bronze medal in 1976, an individual gold and silver, and three team gold medals at the Pan Am Games, 6 USET National Grand Prix Championships on the legendary Hall of Fame member, Keen.

Click on this link:  Hilda Gurney Clinic to learn more about this event and to find the link to contact Victoria Trout, who is the organizer, to learn how you can audit this event.

November 1-2 is the ODS Fall Festival.  This year Debbie McDonald and Janet Foy will be featured at the “Dressage is for every Horse Symposium”. 

Debbie McDonald

Janet Foy








Debbie McDonald is a USA Olympic Star and USA National Developing Dressage Coach, and Janet Foy is an Author, Trainer, Instructor, USEF S and FEI 4* Dressage Judge.

The event will be held at DevonWood Equestrian Centre in Sherwood, OR.  For more information please click on this link: ODS Fall Festival.

December 6-7, Donida Equestrian Center will be presenting “Dressage through the Levels of 2015″.  At this symposium the new USDF 2015 test movements Training Level through Grand Prix will be demonstrated and scored.  Additionally Scott Hassler and Janet Foy work with each horse/rider combination to correct the basics and move them up the levels. Janet and Scott will give examples and demonstrate training exercises to help the horses/riders achieve the correct basics and balance for their level. Both interacting with the audience for consistent question and answering periods.  For more information and to register as an auditor for this clinic please follow this link: Dressage through the Levels of 2015.

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Educational Grants now available from The Dressage Foundation

The Dressage Foundation has updated their list of educational grants.  The flyer that was recently released, and that summarizes the current grant opportunities, can be seen by clicking on the link that is given below:

2014 Educational Grants-TDF

You can also learn more by visiting www.dressagefoundation.org or by calling (402) 434-8585.  Please consider applying for one of these grants. 



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Annual Meeting and Silent Auction-October 26th


Our Annual Meeting will be Oct 26th at noon at Bob’s Burger in Yakima.  The address is as follows:

Bob's Burgers

121 N Fair Ave.   Yakima, WA 

This year the offices of treasurer and vice president are up for election. If you would like to run, or know someone who would, please contact Ann Hays at hoomag@charter.net.   We will also need someone to volunteer to take care of the awards for next year.  If you are interested please contact Ann as well.

Awards ready for presentation!

Awards ready for presentation!

To be eligible for the year-end awards please BE SURE to get your scores in to Heather at andalusian1@fairpoint.net.   There will be awards for Intro riders who have earned scores of > 50%, Training level on up for scores of >55%, award for Juniors, Tweens, and the Jack Benny category.  We will also have a High Point Award for Intro, Training, First, Second, Third, 4th, Prix St George, Intermediare, Grand Prix and Western Dressage.  Additionally please be thinking of who you would like to nominate for our special classes which include: Volunteer of the year, Velcro Seat, the Sportsmanship Award and the Crash and Burn Award.  We encourage everyone who entered a show this year to participate, so please send your scores to Heather so you don’t miss out on the fun!

Finally we need donations of items for the silent auction. We would appreciate that items be new or near new.  Please bring your items to the meeting, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Sunday Sept 21st Schooling Show Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that due to a lack of entries our September 21st Schooling show had to be cancelled.   However we are already planning three Schooling Shows for next year, as well as three additional events.  Keep tuned to our website and Facebook page for information as it becomes available!

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Guide to Buying a new Blanket

Guide to buying a blanket

Winter is vastly approaching and many of us will soon need to replace old, or buy new, horse blankets.  One of our Board Members found this link that we thought you might find to be useful:  http://www.horse.com/horse-articles/horsecoms-guide-to-buying-a-blanket/9663/.

Also please check out our previous post that has a really good video illustrating “How to Fit Your Horse Blanket”:  http://centralwashingtondressage.org/856/how-to-fit-your-horse-blanket.  We hope you find this information to be helpful in keeping your equine friend comfortable and warm this winter!

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Meg Hays Clinic will now include a Tack Sale & Potluck

CWDS invites you to join us for the Try A Clinician – Meg Hays Clinic, Potluck and Tack Sale Saturday, September 6th at the Hixson’s Farm in Selah.  This is an opportunity for CWDS members to ride with an FEI competitor and trainer.  Meg can help you with your youngster or advanced horse. Her students have a wide range of skills and abilities and she is able to tailor her lessons to best meet the needs of the horse and rider. This is a great opportunity for you to bring out your young horse in a safe environment. It is not to late to join if you are interested. Send in your entry soon, please see the link below, as slots are filling quickly!

Meg Hays Sept Clinic 

We also wanted to let you know that ALL CWDS MEMBERS are invited to come and watch the lessons and share in our POTLUCK at noon.

Potluck Pic

Bring your favorite dish and visit with Meg during this time.

Also don’t miss the Tack Sale!

Horse Tack Cartoon

Do you have some tack that you no longer need – halters, bridles, saddles – you name it? For $5.00 per space, you can bring your items to sell.  Please contact Kim at 698-6778 for details – checks for the tack sale space are made payable to CWDS.  For those interested in participating the Tack Sale will run from 9am to 1pm. 

We hope to see you there!

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