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

SN Spring Show Volunteer Help Needed

The SNC April show is just around the corner and we still have a few jobs that need a body. If it's not listed, a volunteer is in place. Some jobs are before and after show hours and perfect for a competitor. Please contact Beth directly if you are willing to volunteer.


Pick Up show official and bring her to the hotel in Reno - Joan and Beth - two different trips to the airport due to span in time of airplane arrival.

The judge and TD are staying at the Hampton Inn in South Reno.

Take show officials to dinner Friday night - NEEDS A BODY


Take show officials to dinner Saturday night - NEEDS A BODY


Scorer AM

Take show officials to dinner Sunday night - NEEDS A BODY

Show Photography for the SN Spring Show

Great news!! Tamara Torti aka "Tamara with the Camera" will be at our SNC Spring Dressage show! You can view her work at http://www.tamarawiththecamera.com/.

2014 Show Information

We are awarding High Points Awards at each show for Open, AA, an JR/YR.

KWPN-NA will be awarding a High Point Award for the highest scoring KWPN horse at each of our shows. Please contact Stacee if you have a KWPN horse and want to be eligible for this award. You will need to provide a copy of your horses registration papers, and the owner must be a member of KWPN-NA to be eligible for this award (all verified through the KWPN-NA office). It will be awarded after we have all of the scores from the show, Stacee will take a picture of you and your horse with the award for KWPN-NA after the show.

If there is anyone out there with other breeds that would like to have Breed High Point awards at our shows you are encouraged to contact your horse's registry and see what they require. Stacee is happy to help you, however we are leaving it up to the club members to contact their registries.

JR/YR and AA Clinic Information

Congratulations to Cyd Curle and Sophie Holms who will be attending the Northern Jr CDS clinic in June at Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center in Elk Grove, CA. The June 20-22nd clinician will be David Wightman.

We will draw names for the AA clinic at the July Meeting. If you would like to be considered to represent the chapter in this clinic, please email Stacee Collier and we will put your name in the hat to be drawn. The chapter pays for your lessons. You are responsible for all other costs (travel, stall, meals, etc). , We will pick 2 people, one rider and one alternate rider.

The A/A Clinic will be at Santa Rosa Equestrian Center in Santa Rosa, CA August 15-17th and Marisa Festerling is the clinician.


You must be a current member of SNC-CDS and you must have volunteered in the last year to be eligible.

Rider Eligibility and Selection - Riders must be members in good standing with CDS and be Adult Amateurs 22 years or older. The same rider cannot be selected for two consecutive yearly clinics. The riders must be able to walk/trot/canter with proper diagonals and leads (Training Level minimally). The rider, to be eligible, must have a sound, fit and in good condition, familiar equine partner, presenting as a “horse/rider team”. They must be actively riding demonstrated by current dressage lessons with their horse for the past 6 months. A borrowed or loaned horse just for the occasion is strongly discouraged.


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: Monday, May 12th at 6:30pm at Susan Ward's home and will include an hors d'oeuvre potluck. Contact 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.