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~~~~~ July News and Communications ~~~~~

SN Chapter Summer Party and Horse on the Label Wine Tasting

Join your fellow chapter members On Saturday July 18th at 6:30pm at Susan Wards house for the chapter's annual summer party and wine tasting after the first day of the Dressage in the Sierra show. A full dinner will be provided. All you have to bring is a bottle of wine (or beverage of your choice) to share. Great food, fun and silent auction with proceeds to benefit the Stacy Berry Dressage Scholarship Fund! Please RSVP to Susan at sw4horses@gmail.com.


Silent Auction Items Needed

We are looking for "Made in NV" locally made, created, born, items to be donated to our silent auction at this summer's Dressage in the Sierra Chapter Party to be held on Saturday, July 18th at 6:30 at Susan Ward's home in Reno. If you have something to donate, please contact Joan Wright at "Joan C. Wright" jwright@allisonmackenzie.com All monies raised at our silent auction will be directed to our chapter Stacy Berry Memorial Dressage Scholarship Fund. Our second annual scholarship award will take place on Saturday, October 17th at the Stacy Berry Memorial Dressage Show.

Clinic with Melissa Creswick "S"

If you would like to ride with our judge from Dressage in the Sierra, Melissa Creswick, clinic spots are open. Clinic spots are $55 per ride plus $10/ring fee. Please email Beth at curle@mindspring.com if you would like to ride with Melissa on Monday, July 20th at FTM AND please send a check made payable to SNC for $55 per ride/horse to our chapter mail box to hold your spot. We will collect the ring fee for FTM the day of the clinic from each rider.

PO Box 2637
Carson City, NV

A/A Clinic

The chapter is seeking Adult Amateur SN chapter members that would like to be considered as our chapter representative at the CDS North Adult Amateur Clinic at Starr Vaughn, Elk Grove, CA with Volker Brommann. The clinic fee is paid for by the chapter and CDS. The chapter representative is responsible for all travel, stabling, food, and accommodation expenses. You can learn more about Volker at www.california-dressage.org, select the Adult Clinic tab on the right hand side of the main CDS webpage.

We do ask that anyone interested in attending the clinic have volunteered for the chapter in some capacity in the past 2 years.

Volunteer tasks include a half day commitment at one of our shows, being a member of the board, selecting the awards for our shows and chapter award programs, coordinating a chapter hosted clinic, transporting our show officials back and forth from their hotel to our shows, supplying the food, snacks, and beverages to our shows - basically, if you help the chapter in some capacity, you're considered a volunteer.

If you would like to have your name put into the hat for a chance to ride in the CDS AA Clinic in October, please email your name and contact information directly to our chapter chairpersons - Jen Smith and Holly McGee "Holly McGee" hmcgee@washoecounty.us NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, JULY 12TH. WE WILL SELECT A RIDER AND AN ALTERNATE ON MONDAY, JULY 13TH AT OUR MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING.

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: Monday July 13th 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.