2016 Year-End Awards Presented

Hello, CWDS members. I would like to let you know that the 2016 year-end awards were presented at the annual meeting yesterday, which was held at Zesta Cucina in Yakima. If you were among the many people who were not present but who won prizes, never fear, there will be one more opportunity to pick… Read more

CWDS April Schooling Show was Fun for Everyone!

There was a wonderful turnout of competitors and volunteers for our CWDS April Schooling Show, which was fun for everyone!  Individuals of all ages competed in a wide range of traditional Dressage classes including Intro to Second Level.  We also had competitors participate in Western Dressage and LeadLine classes.   Here are some pictures from our… Read more

Do you need money for your Dressage education?

CALLING ALL ADULT AMATEUR RIDERS!  by Carolyn Desnoyer, Gifted Fund Recipient  Carol Lavell and Carolyn Desnoyer/Photo by Jennifer Bryant of USDF Connection    My horse life has been pretty exciting lately. First came the news of winning one of the eleven Gifted Memorial Fund scholarships granted annually to Adult Amateurs in pursuit of dressage education. Then, quite… Read more

Yakima Valley Business Times article Features a CWDS Member

The Yakima Valley Business Times recently published the following article that featured CWDS Member Megan Hays in their April 18, 2014 Issue.  The article was written by Linda Prier and is reprinted here with permission of the Editor.   Not-so-easy Riders:  Lessons, Training Can Help Novices Handle a Horse Horse trainers tend to have been raised on and… Read more

2013 Winners of the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Scholarship from Region 6

The Dressage Foundation has just announced this year’s recipients of the Carol Lavell Gifted Memorial Fund Scholarships for Adult Amateurs. The full list of all recipients nationwide is published here:  Gifted Fund recipients will each receive a $1,000 Scholarship to enable them to set aside quality time in concentrated training with a horse they… Read more

This member writes books!

  I rode with Penny to the scribing clinic and shared stories.  I was awed that Penny, a member living in Ellensburg, found time to author a book!  So I took the opportunity to google her story and learned the following!  Way to Go Penny!  Memories of a Female Trucker, published this February, is written… Read more

Members do more than ride!

Deborah’s creativity: In addition to riding my horse, raising my daughter and teaching lessons I also enjoy the art of Lampworking (making glass beads with a torch).  Once the beads are made I like to photograph them for reference and also for people to look at when they are deciding what they would like for their… Read more

Recipient of the Carol Lavell Gifted Scholarship

Our very own Nicole Bisping has been honored as a recipient of the Gifted Scholarship program.  Nicole has promised us her exclusive story here at Central Washington Dressage Society! From the USDF press news: “The Dressage Foundation is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Carol Lavell Gifted Scholarships for Adult Amateurs. Each will… Read more