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NODA News Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Cover: Kim Apicella and Der Checker Photo by Jessica Harriman Austin NODA News 2017 Page

2017, Issue 5

In this issue:  President’s Letter  Natalie Lamping Clinic by Jessica Harriman Austin, pg 5  Sue Hughes Clinic Report, by Halle Clause, pg 9  Recognized Show Sponsor & Advertising Forms, pg 14  Schooling Show Updates, pg 21

Greetings from the President The Northern Ohio Dressage Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit education organization 2016/2017 NODA Executive Board President Dee Liebenthal 330-562-8455 Vice President Christine Thompson 440-590-1598 Treasurer Nancy Danielson 440-759-2117 (Text only) Secretary Patti Valencic Parliamentarian Dale Lappert 330-527-4683

Directors at Large Mary Lou Gallagher 216-251-7469

Barbara Soukup 440-339-3980 Mary Dana Prescott 440-942-1008 Halle Clause 330-472-0888 Niki Sackman 440-454-4709

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Dee Liebenthal and Rens


ear NODA Members, May is here already and that means we are not far from our big July 22nd and 23rd Recognized Shows at Chagrin Valley Farms. This issue of the NODA News includes Sponsorship/ Advertising information and forms for your convenience. This information is available online as well, at the NODA website We hope you will help ensure the success of these shows with a sponsorship or ad for your business, participate as a competitor, or become a volunteer for the shows. Without the help of sponsors and advertisers we would not be able to host these shows.

NODA schooling show at LEC. Come in on Saturday afternoon and get a little practice in with professional Janeen LangowskiGrava. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for free tune up session under the watchful eye of an experienced trainer and competitor. Go to the NODA website for the registration form, or contact Ashley Rand-Torres, NODA’s Jr/YR liaison with any questions you may have at The application deadline is May 13th. If there is enough interest in this type of clinic we hope to offer more.

This month in the NODA News please take in the great article written by Jessica Harriman Austin about her experience at the April 12–13 Natalie Lamping Clinic held at Revolutions Dressage. Several NODA members rode in that clinic and I think you will enjoy reading about it. Jessica has an organized and clear writing style, and she also took some really nice photos. Read, A few changes are in the works for this enjoy, and learn! year’s show, most of which were prompted by comments from officials, We have a new Western Dressage yearcompetitors, and volunteers, along with end trophy thanks to Halle Clause and everything we’ve learned from the last two Barb Soukup. Halle recruited Barb to years at the venue. Kevin Bradbury and sponsor a new western dressage trophy BMCI will once be providing the for year-end awards. If you or someone managerial and secretarial services. The you know wants to sponsor a year-end prize list will be posted soon. trophy for western dressage, please contact us. We currently have two Schooling Show Series: We have another trophies for western dressage, and it wonderful schooling show series planned would be nice to have one or two more in for 2017. Sally Burton, Kirstin Thomas, the next year or two. Here is a little about and our new schooling show secretary, the new award: Gwen Samuels, have been hard at work, so that everything is ready to go. We look BaR S Western Dressage Versatility forward to seeing many of you at Lake Erie Trophy: Given by Barbara Soukup to the College Equestrian Center on Sunday May horse primarily trained and ridden by an 21st. Last year was great, and this year will amateur rider who best demonstrates that be even more fun. western dressage training benefits a horse in other western riding disciplines. Check Junior and young rider free clinic: This is a out the prize list on the NODA website for final reminder that NODA is hosting a free the full description and requirements. clinic on May 20th, the day before the

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President’s Letter (continued from page 2) 2017 Banquet news: We want to thank Shannon O’Hara who for the last three years volunteered to serve as • NODA’s Banquet Chair. Her experience and skill in negotiation and event planning were extremely valuable to NODA. Thank you so much. With Shannon stepping down, we welcome a new crew to plan and execute the 2017 Banquet. Sally Burton, Halle Clause, and Patty Keim have stepped up and are hard at work visiting venues and • looking at formats for this year’s event. Thank you all for your responses to the recent banquet survey. Judging from the number of responses, it is an important subject for many of you. I think we can expect some changes to enhance the event, shorten the awards process, and improve the general experience for all in attendance. I know, I know, you already have heard these, but they are important! So, as the NODA schooling show series is set to begin this month, please remember:

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New requirement for NODA schooling show championship – in addition to your qualifying scores, you (or a proxy approved prior to the event) must volunteer a minimum of 4 hours at a NODA schooling show. These volunteer hours can also be used for year -end awards. You must be a member of NODA at the time you earn any scores you want to use for the championship and/ or year-end awards.

I hope everyone is looking forward to the show season as much as we are. Happy Show Season, Dee Liebenthal, President

Natalie Lamping Clinic — April 12-13, 2017 By Jessica Harriman Austin


had the immense privilege of attending a clinic with 2. Suppling – Natalie said she needed to stir the pot and Natalie Lamping at Revelations Dressage on April 12make it smell sometimes to make things better. Yes, 13. Amidst her many witty epigrams was a vast a rider can hold on the outside rein to prevent the store of knowledge including her background of jumping outstde shoulder from bulging out, but in training we as well as dressage. I would like to share a summary of need to work to fix the cause of the shoulder bulging the lessons that I learned. rather than just make it look better. A key component was that the horse needs to “learn to 1. Timing of the aids – As riders move up the proverbial follow his face.” She also stressed that riding is about dressage ladder, the timing of aids becomes more using the combination of aids that was appropriate to important. Natalie mentioned that a top level trainer address what the horse’s body was doing at that can make a green horse look good, not just because moment. There is no one set of aids that will get the they know the aids so well, but because they know same result 100% of the time, you have to adjust when the continuously to keep the horse between the aids and horse is most in a box, not a rectangle. At one point when having a able to comply rider slow their horse down, she said make the horse and give the use his muscles not his speed to get around the circle. aids in that When a horse was having difficulty bending to 1 side, split second. Natalie said that “if I try to touch my toes right now I One of her can’t. You can beat me with a stick and I still can’t.” favorite Her point was that a little bit more stretch every day examples was will add up to a lot, but you can’t force a horse to do the walk to something they are not physically capable of doing canter that day. transition, and 3. Connection – “Know when to give and when to hold. her reasoning This is like poker.” Every horse has his own set of was that the strengths and weaknesses, but a frequent theme was walk to canter the need for better connection overall. One of her eventually favorite images was to think of holding a handful of Jessica Paine and Dado becomes a marbles and rolling them around in your palm Photo by Jessica Harriman Austin flying change. without opening the fingers to move the bit in the The jump is the same, it is just in the air rather than horse’s mouth without pulling. Natalie often told the on the ground. She stressed asking for the canter riders that their horses needed to “figure it out for transition when the outside front leg goes down. themselves.” Rather than constantly fiddling to try to When doing downward transitions, Natalie said that a get the head/neck down, Natalie would have the canter to walk transition you push into the downward rider halt and hold a steady contact like side reins and transition, where in a canter to trot you half halt and just give the horse time to soften and give. She also wait so that the horse has a clear differentiation pointed out the need for steadiness and a feel of between the aids for the 2 different transitions. To both sides of the horse’s mouth continuously rather help a horse that is having difficulty picking up a than a loop in the reins and a sudden take that jars canter lead, she would have the rider post the wrong the horse. She wanted the horse to move like an diagonal and then when they sat ask for the canter “even stream of toothpaste, not a glob here or a glob depart. She explained that this is because the time to there.” At the canter, she said “don’t go row, row, ask for the canter is when the inside shoulder goes row your boat with your hands. It’s not the walk!” down. She always wanted the riders to wait until the When a horse was having particular difficulty with a horse felt ready for a transition in training, because steady acceptance of the contact, Natalie pointed out “one good transition will get you another good that yes we all want to say that a horse needs to transition. One bad transition will get you 10 more move from the hind end, but “if the horse isn’t good bad ones.” in the mouth it doesn’t get to the hind leg.” NODA News 2017 Page 5

Natalie Lamping clinic April 12-13, 2017 (Continued) By Jessica Harriman Austin 4. Whenever a rider’s arms would straighten she would remind them to keep their elbows bent so that there was a straight line from elbow to bit. Her reasoning was that if you straighten your arms you let go of the contact and they can pull you forward. If your elbows are straight they are pulling against your seat and core. She also emphasized the need to keep the outside rein when bending to the inside. She likened this to how your arm muscles work, without opposing muscle groups your arm would just fall. 5. A Toolbox – Natalie asked each rider what they wanted to work on that day. While addressing each issue, Natalie had many different exercises and ways of presenting a movement to the horse and rider. She would try different methods until she found one that really clicked with that horse/rider combination. She said that each method works, but not with every horse or rider. She never became discouraged or said that the horse/rider wasn’t capable, she simply kept trying different ways until she found what worked. I was reminded of the saying that if you do the same thing every time you will get the same results. In order to improve and progress you need to be willing to try different ideas. “When your horse makes a mistake, don’t get after him. He will start to anticipate that you are going to get after him. Just repeat the exercise.” She also said to make sure you use the aid that is applicable to what needs done at that time. 6. The Seat – Natalie believes that most riders overdrive with their seat without realizing what they are doing. When bringing the horse back after a lengthening, if you brace with your back and legs you are inadvertently driving the horse forward. Instead she had the riders think soft from the waist down and go into a shoulder-fore position so that they could bring the horse back without pulling on the reins. She also said do not use the seat when the hind legs are not under the horse because you will just cause him to hollow his back. She pointed out that many top riders post the trot, even in passage because it allows their horses to bring their backs up. 7. The Legs – Quiet legs were considered very important. How can a horse ignore your leg sometimes and consider them an aid other times? In addition, when wearing spurs, make sure your horse will move expediently off your quiet leg aid without the spur or you make him dull to your quiet aids. NODA News 2017 Page 6



And do not nag every step of the walk. “Put him on cruise control.” The leg aids were extremely important in controlling how far sideways a horse moved in leg yield, turn on the haunches, pirouettes, etc. Several times she also had the rider slide their leg a little forward to aid the shoulder specifically to move it over, or ask for more lift from the shoulder. She said that the horse is most sensitive near the girth, too far behind and they are less sensitive and behind that they are just irritated by your aid. She wanted the riders to think of themselves as a wetsuit around the horse so that their legs were around the barrel and quiet. Bend – Natalie stressed the importance of having an inside leg for the horse to bend around. At one point when a rider thought she was using an aid but there was no difference in the horse, Natalie said that an aid only works if you get a response. She had a couple of riders do squiggly lines between the track and the quarter line to work on getting an equal bend both directions. She emphasized not letting the horse just fall into the new direction, support with the inside leg. If they didn’t get enough bend she had them add in a small circle in that direction before continuing on their squiggly line. Wait for the Rider – Several of the riders worked on their turn on the haunches. This was an opportunity for Natalie to teach the riders to make the horse soft and supple and waiting for their aid to turn. The horses would often figure out the exercise and as

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soon as they began bending in preparation for the turn up.” She told one rider to keep their horse upright on the horse would step into the turn. both sets of legs so that he was tracking straight and Finish Each Exercise – Natalie pointed out that if you not leaning around the turns like a motorcycle. don’t completely finish your half circle onto centerline 15. Riding a Test – From a judge’s perspective, Natalie said before starting a shoulder-in, then what you believe is always enter the ring on whichever canter lead the your shoulder-in is actually just straightening the horse is straightest on. And do NOT go around A horse. Or if you don’t finish your half circle before before entering, plan your half circle so that you go in starting a half pass, you will end up with the haunches front of A and enter on a straight line. The halt is leading. You must finish the exercise you are doing worth 10 points and does not require a fancy mover, before starting the next or you end up with 2 mistakes. so everyone can practice their halts and aspire to Lengthenings and Extensions – Natalie said “don’t be achieve 10’s. She highly recommended reading the the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland and say I’m late, I’m directives of a test before you consider showing that late.” She said ride collected in front and extended test. behind to keep the extension slower. This was 16. Emotions – Natalie said to be cautious of your another example of where she would have the rider emotions, one moment of frustration can undo all slide their leg a little forward to give an aid to get the your previous work. She recommended being more in horse freer in the shoulder and increase their reach. tune with the horse and before he falls apart, do Exercises – One of Natalie’s go-to exercises with a something to improve his balance rather than waiting greener horse was to do a trot half circle at S, and until it is too late. She also pointed out that when a before you are quite parallel with the wall transition to toddler is learning to walk, they will fall down many walk and immediately leg yield towards R. As the times. If they become discouraged at that point they horse improves you can gradually increase the angle, will never learn to walk. Learning to ride is the same, but if the horse gets stuck ride them immediately on a the only way to get better is to pick yourself up and diagonal towards your goal so that they are moving continue trying. forward and then again ask for the sideways steps. 17. Summary – I believe this one saying summed up the Attitude – Natalie said that you absolutely must follow vast majority of what the riders worked on. “When he through with your aids even if you are afraid and say pulls you don’t give. When he gives you don’t pull.” If we WILL do this. If you get wishy washy then the I take nothing else away from this clinic, that is advice horse knows how to evade. In addition when you ask worth remembering forever. for something, always follow-through until completion even if your aid is light you must still be there or the horse may not fully comply. For example in the walk to canter transition, if you give up halfway through the transition the horse may just trot instead of canter. To one rider, Natalie’s advice was to “ride him like you’re trying to sell him to me, not like you’re trying to bring the price down.” Balance – Achieving a more balanced canter was a Colene goal for some of the riders. Natalie pointed out that if Stevens and the horse is not balanced and you chase him around to Heaven avoid him breaking out of the canter he will eventually Photo by break anyway because you have chased him onto his Jessica forehand. Instead, balance him back in a sort of Harriman “collection” so that he can stay in the canter. “Making Austin him go fast will not make him go forward.” When you touch the inside rein make sure that the inside leg is there to support or he will break out of the canter. When he wants to break, add more leg and “fluff him

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USDF News Register Today for the 2017 USDF Sport Horse Seminar This two-day seminar is geared toward the education of everyone interested in learning about the qualities to look for in a dressage sport horse. Additionally, the seminar serves as a prerequisite for becoming a USEF-licensed dressage/sport horse breeding judge. The 2017 USDF Sport Horse Seminar will be held August 5-6 at Iron Spring Farm in Coatesville, PA, with noted USEF 'S' and DSHB 'R' Judges Kristi Wysocki and Susan Mandas. Required registration forms and waivers are available on the USDF website . USEF Rule Changes Regarding Nose Nets and Crescent Nosebands Please be sure to review the USEF Rulebook and supplement for current rule changes including but not limited to the use of nose nets and crescent nosebands (USEF Memorandum). Please make sure you are familiar with these rule changes as they relate to your role at a USEF/USDF-recognized competition. Are you ready for the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships? If you are hoping to participate in the Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships, please be sure to check out the Regional Championship Competitors Page. This page provides helpful links and information regarding championship dates, qualifying periods, program rules, score checks, and changes of region. Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championship Rule Update Effective December 1, 2016: Horse/rider combinations may enter more than one qualifying test, and qualifying freestyle, at each level per day as Great American/USDF qualifying. (USEF DR 127.4) The 2017 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championship rules may be found here. Check Out the Updated All-Breeds Participating Organizations List! USDF welcomes the International Drum Horse Association as a new Participating Organization (PO) for the 2017 Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards program. View the current list of 2017 All-Breeds PO’s for more information. To declare your horse for the Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards program, follow the instructions on the All-Breeds Awards Declaration Form . Applying for a USDF Rider Award is Easy! Once all award requirements are met, go to, click on the Rider Performance Awards Application, enter your USDF number, select your award, enter payment information, and you are done. Applications must be received by September 30, 2017 for the rider award to be awarded in the 2017 competition year. Hear Audio Recordings from the Education Sessions Held During the 2016 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention Subscribe to the USDF Official Podcast and get educational audios from USDF educational events. Audio is also available through iTunes and Stitcher. Register Today for the 2017 USDF Dressage Sport Horse Youth/Young Adult Breeders Seminar This two-day course is an introduction for youth and young adults, ages 14-27, to the various roles and functions within the management of a sport horse breeding farm. The 2017 USDF Dressage Sport Horse Youth/Young Adult Breeders Seminar will be held July 1-2 at DG Bar Ranch in Hanford, CA. Participants in this course will have two full days at DG Bar Ranch, where lessons specific to mare and stallion management, as well as handling and training young horses, will be presented. The application and waiver for this seminar may be found on the USDF website. FEI Dressage Tests for Seven-Year-Olds Please review the USEF memorandum regarding the FEI dressage tests for seven-year-old horses (preliminary and final tests) and how to offer these tests at a national dressage competition. These tests may be offered at any level of dressage competition (Levels 1-5), per the directions on this memo and in line with USEF Rules. These tests are not used in the qualifying process for any 2017 Dressage National Championship. Questions? NODA News 2017 Page 8

Sue Hughes Clinic Report By Halle Clause


orthern Ohio Dressage Association (NODA) has started the new riding year out right with a bang by sponsoring a classical and western dressage clinic on March 25, and a ride-a-test on March 26,2017. The clinic was held at the beautiful Chagrin Valley Farms.

Allison Morris, Susan Fogarty, Seana Fortune, Maria T Temperini, Noell Sivertsen, Mila Sambunjak, and Sue Hines. Everyone had a great time using Sue's tips to get their mounts in front of their legs and improving the swing in the back. Wendy Gruskiewicz rode her beautiful Riften. It was amazing to see how different tips changed how he carried and used his neck. The last rider was Lindsey Sheppard. She is Samantha Terry’s student from Columbus. Lindsey rode western sidesaddle! Lindsey had a great lesson and showed how to bend on both sides of her horse. Look for Lindsey to be showing sidesaddle all season. She evens plans to do some eventing that way too!

Sue Hughes is a very accomplished dressage judge. She has a USEF “r” dressage card, USEF/ WDAA Western dressage “R”, USDF L graduate, and retired event judge. She is also a level 3 Centered Riding instructor. Sue is also the VP of the Michigan chapter of the WDAA. Sue was also chosen to judge the 2016 WDAA World Championship Show. She will be judging the 2017 The Ride a Test on Sunday was again a very busy day for Ohio State Fair dressage show and NODA's 2017 Schooling everyone. This as the first competition for many riders this Show Championship this October. season. NODA schooling show officials Sally Burton and Gwendolyn Samuels used this day as practice for the 2017 The clinic started out with a Western dressage schooling season. The volunteers were Elizabeth demonstration featuring NODA members Judy Jacobson Bodnovich, Danielle Bolm, Gale Browning, Lynn Fry, Kathy on her painted walking horse, Modige and myself on my Kirchner, Lesley Matt, Diana Shale, Jana Tuckerman, Lara half Arabian paint gelding, Master the Art. Sue had us Young, and Deb Winkler. show the correct gaits that are required for western dressage, and how to get both of our horses to work over The Ride a Test had their backs and in front of our leg. Sue explained the 18 ride times that correct rules for western dressage and tack. She also had ranged from western many stories to tell about judging the WDAA dressage, event and championship and the different classes that were offered many levels of such as the rail classes. The auditors enjoyed all of the classical dressage. WDAA hand outs she brought with her. Sue Hughes is The riders rode their such a wealth of knowledge. first test in front of Sue then came forward for The rest of the day had 13 lessons. There was Western comments on the dressage lessons with NODA member, Niki Sackman and Samantha Terry from Columbus. The youth riders, Evelyn test. Sue gave each Tyner and Katharine Delorean had a great lesson and left rider the option to ride the test again or with slots of home work. There were group lessons with NODA News 2017 Page 9

Sue Hughes Clinic Report (Continued) By Halle Clause a mini 10 minute lesson. Many of the riders took It is a growing part of our club and sport. If I can help in advantage of this wonderful offer. any way, let me know. Feel free to contact me any time. Halle Clause The Ride a test was a great way to see the new and old members with their horses. NODA members Sally Burton and Sarah Freeman had great rides. Lindsey Sheppard rode both of her western dressage tests sidesaddle to practice for the 4-H season. The weekend was very busy and educational for everyone. I want to thank Sue Hughes for spending so much time with everyone over the weekend. She answered many questions and gave great advice to everyone. I would like to thank Dee Liebenthal, Marcia Doyle, Fran Cverna, and Linda Cooley for all the help making this weekend a such a great success. I also want to thank NODA's new friends from Columbus: Samantha Terry, Lindsey Sheppard and Thallia Bright. My role at NODA as the western dressage liaison, is to promote western dressage to everyone.


or the second year in a row - NODA will be offering Jockey Club TB Incentive awards at all of its schooling shows, with a special prize at the schooling show championships!

NEW THIS YEAR - NODA will also have cash prizes at the Recognized Show and Dressage Encore show on July 22 & 23, 2017 at Chagrin Valley Farms for the high point TB in Training Level; First Level; Second-Fourth Level; and even the FEI level! This is a wonderful program offered for owners and riders of off the track thoroughbreds through the Jockey Club. Horses pay no fee to be eligible, and the classes carry no extra cost to enter. You must go to to apply for your Thoroughbred Incentive Program number, and be sure to include it on your entry. The JC TIP program also offers year end awards through submission of your show record for the year on their website. If any questions, please contact

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Schooling Show Update By Sally Burton


t is now officially schooling show season! By the time you receive this newsletter entries will have opened for our Lake Erie NODA Show and hopefully we will have a full show.

We always do our best to run a safe, fun, efficient show. Please make sure to read the SHOW NOTES that are posted with ride times. These notes include times and locations to lunge your horse, warm up, availability of concessions and any particulars for the venue that you A few things to remember: Please DO NOT send your might not know. entry until the OPEN date- any entry sent early will be returned to you. Your entry must be postmarked on the Volunteers! We cannot stress this enough and I know it is open date or later. We will close out the show at 70 annoying- but we love our volunteers and without your entries. Entries received after the close date will be put help we could not run a show. Also remember that to ride on a wait list. We will contact you if a spot becomes open. in the Championship Show (once you qualify), you also Also, please let us know immediately if you realize you need to have volunteered at a schooling show. We keep cannot compete so we can give someone on the wait list records of who volunteered. Save your NODA bucks for your spot. Entries must be received by the CLOSE DATE, awards, but make sure you volunteer at a schooling show. not postmarked, but actually received. Please follow NODA on facebook, check out the website (best viewed on Mozilla or internet We want you to be able to compete in the class of your explorer) and pay attention to NewsBlasts from our hard choice. We will be scheduling some Prix Caprilli classes at working webmaster for up to date information! the Lake Erie Show. If you are interested in other classes (pas de deux, anyone?), let us know in advance so we can See you in the ring! plan for it! The leadline class returns with guest judges and individual patterns. Stay tuned for more information.

NODA Member News NODA Welcomes 2017 New Members! Welcome (or Welcome Back) to the following who were not members in 2016: Jennifer Baumert

Olivia Boyle

Kimberly Bundridge

Brooke Fronk

Tracey Fronk

Renee Myers

Jane Papke

Noell Sivertsen

Kiernan Skolnik

Thank You to the 2016 NODA members who renewed memberships for 2017! 261 Members (up 9 from last year!) as of April 18, 2017 (166 AA, 31 Youth, 64 Professional) with 48 new members this year and 108 members from 2016 have not yet renewed. Online membership roster on the MEMBERSHIP page of This is used for member verification for NODA activities. In addition to those listed the following people for with membership toward

Diane Jackson

Mosie Welch

previously, sincere thanks to your additional donations the new dressage ring:

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NODA Board Meetings Next NODA Board Meetings — May 8, 2017 & June 12, 2017 Meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 7 to 9 pm at Panera Bread, 6130 Kruse Drive, Solon Ohio Members are always welcome to attend! Be sure to check the MEETINGS page of the NODA website for any meeting changes or updates. NODA’s welcomes all comments and opinions regarding NODA activities, shows and policies. Please contact NODA Member Liaison, Kathy Kirchner at

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Classifieds Classified Ads NODA Member/2 issues FREE: 60 words or less $5.00: 60- 80 words Photo $5.00 Non-member/ per 2 issues $5.00: 60 words Photo: $5.00/issue for photo in newsletter and on website Free member ads will run for two issues only. One free ad per member at a time. Submit ad and payment by 15th of the month. Free Stable Listings: include contact info, city and three lines. Ads subject to editing. Website posting included. Classified Editor: Jill Voigt Phone: 216-346-2811 Check payable to NODA: Jill Voigt Rosewood Stables 10021 Station Road Columbia Station, OH 44028 Email ads to: Horses for Sale or Lease FOR SALE: 2002 Registered Half-Welsh Gelding. Teddy’s a 15H adorable, lower level schoolmaster-type with natural desire to go forward off rider’s leg. Schooling 2nd/3rd level. Three good gaits with nice overtrack in walk and a smooth canter. Healthy, good traveler, low maintenance kind of guy. Located in Saline, MI. Asking $9.500. For more information, contact Clara at or 440-669 -5714.

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WANTED: PART-TIME INSTRUCTOR. North Crest Equestrian Center has an opening for a part-time instructor a few evenings during week to teach private lessons. Timeframe can vary depending on lessons scheduled. Students will be children/adults on school horses, beginner to intermediate riders. Must have excellent people skills, a thorough understanding of basic dressage principles and be reliable and punctual. Contact Julie Taylor at or 440-933-4654.

STABLE LISTINGS Bridlewood Dressage Farm Cheryl Slawter Medina, OH 44256 330-239-1997 2 indoor & 1 outdoor ring, pastures ,boarding, lessons, excellent care, friendly.

Candle Light Farms Noell Sivertsen-Edgell Chesterland, OH 44026 440-376-2117 Boarding, lessons, sales, training, leases, indoor/ outdoor arena.

KKM Stables Karen Stephens Bellville, OH 419-688-1331 Full-Service quality dressage training thru the Levels. Improve balance, strength of horse & rider. Kirgis Farm Mantua, OH 330-554-1716 Dressage barn, all day turnout, competent staff, large stalls, pastures, safe fencing, indoor. Ledge Hollow Stable Jeanne & Terry Fashempour 330-239-2587 Medina, OH 44256 Full care, co-op, turn-out, Instruction, NE Medina County.

Dream On Farm Janet and Mike Boyle Columbia Station, OH 440-376-9298 Shows, lessons, boarding, grass Mithra Training Stable pastures, turnout, indoor Wendy Gruskiewicz arena, outdoor hunter/ Jefferson, OH dressage arenas 440-213-0509 Specializing in Arabian Sport Horses, dressage training, Fair Weather Farm sales & lessons Kate Poulin Chagrin Falls, OH 386-624-3968 North Crest Equestrian Center Julie Taylor Heated barn/indoor, Grass /all season T/O, stalls cleaned 2X/ day. Two outdoors, trails.

Grand Prix Farm Kelli Flanagan Valley City, OH 44280 330-483-9055 Boarding, lessons, schoolmasters available, indoor & outdoor arena, heated observation room

Avon Lake, OH 44012 (440) 933-4654

Dressage training & lessons, summer horse camps, birthday parties.

STABLE LISTINGS, CONTINUED Pleasant Valley Farm Kris Lanphear Willoughby Hills, OH 440-942-9034 References. Board, grass T/O, trails, lessons, care of special need horses. Natural training.

Princeton Ridge Farms, Ltd. Huntsburg, OH 440-463-2428 Quality horse care, boarding, lessons, and sport horse sales in Geauga County. Indoor/ outdoor arena, schooling jumps, trails.

Rhythmic Ridge Ranch Debi Smith Lorrain County 440-315-2660 Full care, indoor and lighted outdoor, arenas, matted stalls and heated water buckets.

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Rivendel Farm Bonnie Gray & Dale Lappert- R Dressage Judge Garrettsville, OH (330) 527-4683 evening (440) 813-4009 days Board, dressage/eventing. Small, experienced care, 7 day T/O , Indoor/outdoor, trails, jumps. Rocky River Stables Cleveland Metro Parks Rocky River. OH (216) 267-2525 Boarding, lessons, pony /horse camps, therapeutic riding, indoor & outdoor arena, trails.

Rosewood Stables Columbia Station, OH 440-236-8276 Small barn w/indoor arena,/ outdoor riding, heated tack room, daily T/O, hay /grain 3x/day, Full or self clean.

Shadow Facs Farm Erie, PA 814-796-6161 Dressage and combined training, instruction, and sales.

Scenic Run Equestrian Center Novelty, OH Nancy Lewis-Stanton 440 - 567-3057 Large airy stalls, fed 4X daily, indoor and outdoor arenas, trails and much more. Ask about boarding discounts.

Topline Stables at Walden Janeen Langowski-Grava Aurora, OH 44202 330-995-0039 440-666-6182 Boarding, lessons, clinics, sales, training, kids camp. Full care, indoor/outdoor, grass pastures.

Shade Tree Farm Betsy Rebar-Sell 330-351-1124 Full care, indoor & outdoor arenas, trails, turnout, lessons, and training.

Woods Edge Stable Anne Houin Burton, OH 44021 216-598-0821 or Boarding, lessons, clinics, Indoor/outdoor, arenas, grass pastures, trails.

Calendar of Events Complete Calendar of Shows, Clinics, & More on NODA Website: E-mail to have your event added!

(*) Show scores eligible for 2017 NODA Year-End Awards May 13-14, 2017 Winona Horse Trials Stone Gate Farm, Hanoverton, OH

May 14, 2017 Horse on Course Schooling Dressage Show Horse on Course Equestrian Center, Valencia, PA

May 18-21, 2017 2017 USEF Dressage National Championship Grand Prix, Intermediaire I, and Young Adult “Bretina Cup”

June 25, 2017 Mini-Trials/Schooling Dressage Show Stone Gate Farm, Hanoverton, OH

July 8, 2017 NODA Dressage Ride-a-Test Clinic Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH

July 9, 2017 NODA Dressage Schooling Show (*)

USET Foundation Headquarters, Gladstone, NJ Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH

May 20, 2017 NODA’s Junior/Young Rider Tune-Up Clinic

July 22, 2017 NODA ‘Dressage 2017’ Show (*) Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Concord OH Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH

May 20, 2017 CADS Dressage Schooling Show (*)

July 23, 2017 NODA ‘Dressage 2017 Encore’ Show (*) Ridgewood Stables, Medina, OH

May 21, 2017 NODA Dressage Schooling Show (*) Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Concord OH

May 28, 2017 Dream On Farm Dressage Schooling Show (*) Dream on Farm, Columbia Station, OH

June 3, 2017 Dressage Schooling Show/4H State Qualifier (*) Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmadge OH

June 4, 2017 Horse on Course Schooling Dressage Show Horse on Course Equestrian Center, Valencia, PA

June 11, 2017 Dream On Farm Dressage Schooling Show (*) Dream on Farm, Columbia Station, OH

June 18, 2017 NODA Dressage Schooling Show (*) Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH

July 29, 2017 CADS Dressage Schooling Show (*) Ridgewood Stables, Medina OH

August 6, 2017 Mini-Trials & Schooling Dressage Show Stone Gate Farm, Hanoverton OH

August 6, 2017 Dream On Farm Dressage Schooling Show (*) Dream on Farm, Columbia Station, OH

August 13, 2017 NODA Dressage Schooling Show (*) South Farm, Middlefield, OH

August 19, 2017 CADS Dressage Schooling Show (*) Ridgewood Stables, Medina OH

August 26, 2017 4th Annual Pegasus Dressage Schooling Show (*)

Sweetwater Equestrian Center, Ravenna, OH, Pegasus Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Hartville, OH

June 24, 2017 CADS Dressage Schooling Show (*)

September 3, 2017 Dream On Farm Dressage Schooling Show (*) Ridgewood Stables, Medina OH

June 24-25, 2017 Dressage Derby of Ohio I and Derby II (*) Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Concord OH

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August 13, 2017 NODA Dressage Schooling Show (*) Rocky River Stables, Rocky River OH

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