Ride Times for the Mike Osinski Clinic this Weekend

Here is the tentative Clinic schedule for this weekend. Please let Mary know asap if these times don’t work for you, or if you have any questions.

Friday 4/18/2014


11:00 Nicole Bisping

11:45 Linda Hall

12:30 Gayle Stack

1:15 LUNCH

2:15 Rae Lamming

3:00 Gayle Stack

3:45 Megan Hays

4:30 BREAK

4:45 Nicole Bisping

5:30 Ellen Roy

Saturday 4/19/2014


9:00 Nicole Bisping

9:45 Ellen Roy

10:30 Megan Hays

11:15 BREAK

11:30 Allison Enters

12:15 Gayle Stack

1:00 Rae Lamming

1:45 LUNCH

2:45 Gayle Stack

3:30 Nicole Bisping

4:15 Sally Temple

5:00 Holly Griswold

Sunday 4/20/2014


9:00 Nicole Bisping

9:45 Holly Griswold

10:30 Megan

11:15 Sally Temple

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 Allison Enters

1:45 Nicole Bisping

2:30 Lucy Curley



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April CWDS Schooling Show a Success!

We just wanted to thank all of the participants and volunteers who joined us for our recent schooling show in Yakima.  It was wonderful to see the wide variety of riders including those who were beginners and those with beginning horses, to those riders performing FEI!  We also had leadline and Western Dressage, so there was a lot of wonderful variety.  A great time was had by all.

Apr Schooling Show 1


Apr Schooling Show 3

Apr Schooling Show 2





Thank you to everyone who made this such a successful day!

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Appleatchee Riders 2014 Dressage Shows

Appleatchee Riders LogoThe Appleatchee Riders 2014 Dressage Shows will be Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th at Appleatchee Facility in Wenatchee.   A wide variety of Classical and Western Dressage tests will be offered.  Please download the show flyer below with more information, including a registration form, if you are interested:

2014 Appleatchee Riders Dressage Shows

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April 13th Schooling Show Ride Times

Below please find the link for our April 13th Schooling show ride times:

April 2014 Schooling Show Schedule

The show will be held at the Riverside Arenas in Yakima located at the corner of Highway 24 and University Parkway Blvd.  To get to the arenas from I-82, go east on Hwy 24 (towards Moxee).  Then go past the K-Mart, over the river and make a left at University Parkway Blvd.  The arenas then can be found by turning into the first driveway on the left.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Club Meeting-Dr. Jenny King will speak on Gastric Ulcers


We just wanted to remind everyone about the club meeting tonight at the Round Table Pizza (1300 N 40th Ave, Yakima) at 6:30pm.  Dr. Jenny King DVM, of Sun Valley Equine Hospital, will be addressing us on Gastric Ulcers.  An outline of the information that she will be presenting can be found in the following document:

Dr. Jenny King – Gastric Ulcers

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Western Dressage

The Central Washington Dressage Society is happy to offer Western and Gaited Dressage tests in our upcoming Schooling Show Series.  Western Dressage is an exciting new discipline for many equine enthusiasts.  To read the article published in the USDF Connection regarding Western Dressage, please follow this link:

USDF Connection – May 2012 Article on Western Dressage


Information about Western Dressage from the WDAA Website  and some useful links can be found below:

Western Dressage Competition Photo

The idea of Western Dressage had been brewing for some time. When a few prominent trainers met in 2007 and began to discuss the many horses they had trained, the successes and the failures of different techniques, as well as the conversations they had had with both trainers and horse owners, they realized that there were some core concerns shared by everyone involved in today’s horse industry. In late 2010 a meeting was held in Dallas, Texas to discuss these issues. The WDAA founding directors met with several gentlemen of the Western Horseman Magazine. The discussion was inspiring and gave impetus to the importance of moving forward with a plan. An organization and rallying point was needed, one that would provide information which would benefit all western horses and riders. That organization would honor the horse in its rightful place as the living symbol of the American West, value the partnership between the horse and rider, and also celebrate the American West as the beautiful and legendary place where it all began and continues today. This would require the building of a Western Dressage Community dedicated to all these concerns. Fulfilling that mission required agreement on the following:

Love of the Horse


The horse itself is important to everyone. Far too many horses fail to become suitable mounts due to mistakes made along the training path. That path is a significant journey for both horse and rider, and it is one that benefits from the practice of Classical Dressage. Although Classical Dressage techniques have been used by top western horsemen and horsewomen for many years, until now there has never been an organized effort to give that combination a name and recognize it as its own discipline. The Western Dressage Association® has now done that in the hopes that many more horses and their owners/riders will benefit as a result.


In an economy when horse owners are looking for affordable ways to train, Western Dressage clinics by master horsemen and women and videos produced by them provide helpful demonstrations and examples to help with rising training expenses. The Western Dressage Association and its website give location and direction to these efforts, enabling people in many different locations around the world to learn from these aids.


Inclusiveness is important. A discipline which invites all breeds to participate gives incentive to every horse owner for their horses to benefit from the teaching of good training techniques. Any breed that can walk, trot, and canter can participate in Western Dressage. From top competition horses to recreational trail horses, training methods which utilize Classical Dressage on western horses improve that horse and not only help the green colt with a great start but benefit the older horse that has become bored or soured after years of arena work.

Multilevel Entry and Involvement

Western Dressage Multilevel Entry

Western Dressage offers many entry levels. The beginning rider can participate in an atmosphere which is both inviting and non-intimidating. The rider who comes in at a more advanced level can learn to perfect her or his horsemanship and training method. The precision of Classical Dressage encourages more advanced riders to perfect their techniques, turning their horses and themselves into improved performers. This multilevel entry and advancement opportunity provides a place for every rider and every horse to become a success story.

Celebration and Stewardship of the American West

Where would western riders be without the place which gave birth to their passion for riding? The Western Dressage Association® believes that we must acknowledge and preserve the many places which permit continued use of the horse. From the high mountain trails of the Sierra Nevada to the ancient migratory paths of the Navajo winding through the deserts of Arizona; from the scenic splendor of a Rocky Mountain vista to the seemingly limitless Great Basin of Nevada; from the rodeo and arena grounds of our State-owned facilities to the zoning controls put upon the facilities of those who board and train horses, the Western Dressage Association® believes we must all work to preserve this legendary place we know as the American West, a place unequaled anywhere in the world.

For more information, please follow the links below:

Western Dressage Association of America

Website: http://www.westerndressageassociation.org/

USDF FAQ’s for Western Dressage

Website Link:  http://www.usdf.org/faqs/western.asp#2

WDAA Rules/Tests/Guidelines:

Website Link: http://www.westerndressageassociation.org/western-dressage-rules-tests/

Western Dressage of Washington State (pending)

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WesternDressageWashingtonState/

Western Dressage of Ellensburg, WA

Featuring Trainer Jillian Santi

Jillian cantering

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WesternDressageWashingtonState/#!/groups/528475740552477/

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2014 CWDS Classical and Western Dressage Schooling Show Series

Show PicAnnouncing the

Central Washington Dressage Society’s

2014 Schooling Show Series

We are very excited to present a series of 4 schooling shows this year.  In addition to  offering Classical Dressage tests from Intro Level through FEI, we will also offer Gaited and Western Dressage tests Intro Level through 4th Level, as well as Musical Freestyles.

Western or English Dressage

Upcoming show dates and Judges are as follows:

Date                    Judge

April 13th        Mary Neal

May 18th          Deb Dougherty

June 22nd       Kevin Kohler

Aug 3rd            Megan Hayes

All of our shows will be held at the Riverside Arenas in Yakima located at the corner of Highway 24 and University Parkway Blvd.  To get to the arenas from I-82, go east on Hwy 24 (towards Moxee).  Then go past the K-Mart, over the river and make a left at University Parkway Blvd.  The arenas then can be found by turning into the first driveway on the left.

To register, please complete the following form which is also located on the “Show Info” page of this website under “CWDS Schooling Show Forms”, and submit it to Allison Enters by mail.  Her address is on the form.  More details about the shows can be found by clicking on the link to the flyer below:

CWDS 2014 Schooling Show Series Flyer

CWDS 2014 Schooling Show Entry Form

If you would like to be involved in the show, but are not interested in riding, we also will need many people to scribe and volunteer.   If you have any questions, or if you are interested in helping out, please contact Allison Enters at 907-244-1180 or via e-mail at ak_race_mom@Hotmail.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Musical Freestyle Clinics: March27th-30th

Cynthia Collins-Musical Freestyle ClinicsThe Lower Puget Sound Chapter of the Oregon Dressage Society is presenting the following Musical Freestyle Clinics:


with ODS Membership

Date:  March 28-30, 2014

Location:  Starr Valley Farm in Longbranch, WA

Musical Freestyle Flyer for ODS Members



that are not ODS Members

Date:  March 27-28, 2014

Location:  Starr Valley Farm in Longbranch, WA

Musical Freestyle Flyer for Non-ODS Members


If you have any questions, please contact Lea Wilson by phone at (206) 718-7662 or by e-mail at  lea@chalicefarms.com.   www.lpsdc.com.



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Mike Osinski Clinic this Weekend

Mike Osinski PicThere still is a chance to enroll in the Mike Osinski Clinic that is being hosted at Ellen Roy’s Arena this weekend.  If you are interested in taking one of the open time slots, please contact Mary Neal at dressagesec@aol.com.   You will need to be a member of CWDS for 2014, pay the $10.00 haul-in fee per day to Ellen, and fill out the following Clinic Form:

Mike Osinski Jan Clinic Form

Auditors are welcome, so please feel free to come and watch the rides.

Here is the tentative Clinic schedule for this weekend.  Please let Mary know asap if these times don’t work for you, or if you have any questions.

Friday 1/31/2014 

11:30   Rae Lamming

12:15   Nicole Bisping

1:00   Gayle Stack

  1:45   LUNCH          

2:45   Megan Hays

3:30   Nicole Bisping

4:15   Ellen Roy

Saturday 2/01/2014 

9:00   Nicole Bisping

9:45   Ellen Roy

10:30   Megan Hays

11:15   BREAK

11:30   Rae Lamming

12:15   Nicole Bisping

  1:00   LUNCH

2:00   Gayle Stack

2:45   Sally Temple


Sunday 2/02/2014

9:00   Sally Temple

9:45   Nicole Bisping

10:30   Allison Enters

11:15   Nicole Bisping

12:00   LUNCH          





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Richland Riders Schooling Shows for 2014

RRC Show WinnersThe Richland Riders are happy to announce that they will be offering several schooling shows in 2014.   These are not part of any series,  but are to raise money for organizations including the Richland  Riders Club.

Upcoming shows are as follows:

April 12, 2014        Fun Show

April 26, 2014        End of Winter Dressage Show

May 24, 2014          Spring Dressage Show and Clinic

Richland Riders SignAll events will be held at the their facility on Van Giesen Street west of highway 240 in Richland, Washington.  For more information please follow this link to their website:  http://www.richlandriders.org/calendar/eventdetails.htm.

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