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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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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

Issue 5, 2017  
Issue 5, 2017