Welcome to the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the California Dressage Society's website! We are a progressive chapter of 100 plus members from Northern Nevada and the outlying areas sharing the same passion, dressage!


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~~~~~ April News and Communications ~~~~~

SNC-CDS Spring Dressage News:

The prize list and entry form for the SNC-CDS Spring Dressage show April 25th and 26th, 2015 are now posted to the Show Info page of the website. Entries are open and closing date is April 17th.

Volunteers are needed! We LOVE our show volunteers. We couldn't host a show without our show volunteers. Please connect with Jen Smith jennifer@jenniferasmith.com if you are available to help with the millions of jobs that get done before, during, and after the competitors head down center line. Please consider volunteering!! It takes a village and every person makes a difference!

CDS Junior Young Rider Clinic News:

SN Chapter Junior representative to attend the CDS Jr Clinic w/Charlotte Berdahl, June 20-21 - note the date change from previous publications @ Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center, Elk Grove, CA. Please submit your name to Jen Smith jennifer@jenniferasmith.com or Holly McGee hmcgee@washoecounty.us if you'd like to be considered for the chapter sponsored spot. All juniors are reminded that they need to volunteer for the chapter in some capacity in order to be put into the drawing to attend as the chapter attendee. The Junior pays for the stabling - $125 for the weekend. Anyone wishing to put on a wait list may do so. Wait list names go to Beth Coffey Curle, Jr CDS co-chair at curle@mindspring.com. The fee to attend the clinic is $150 clinic fee + $125 stabling fee.

Custom Stock Ties:

Need a new stock tie or vintage pin to spiff up your show attire? Dara James Designs proudly introduces new stock tie designs for the dressage show ring! Dara James Designs was founded by our very own SNC member, Susan Ward. All Dara James Designs products are hand made to the highest quality level. A portion of proceeds will go to the Equestrian Aid Foundation, specifically for those affected by breast cancer. Visit www.darajamesdesigns.com.


Chapter meetings are held one evening each month unless otherwise determined by the Board Of Directors. The location of the meetings will be posted to the web site and announced to the group prior to the meetings. Meetings are open to the membership.

Next Chapter Meeting: April 13, 2015 at 6:30pm at Susan Ward's home. Email Susan at sw4horses@gmail.com for directions.


If you would like to stay up to date with current events in the chapter, join our SNC-CDS e-mail list. All announcements regarding ride times, show results and the newsletter are sent out via the list. To sign up for the list, go to the Yahoo SNC-CDS page and click on "Join". If you have any problems signing up on Yahoo or other questions please feel free to contact us.

To become a Sierra Nevada Chapter member of the California Dressage Society, please use the following link Join CDS.If you wish to be a member of SNC please make that your chapter preference.