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2019, Issue 7



In this Issue: President’s Letter, page 2 NODA’s First Dressage and More Camp for Adults, page 4 Dressage4Kids Winter Intensive Program for Youth, page 8 NODA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Party, page 9 USDF L Education Program, August Instructor Overview, page 11

Tidbits From the USDF L Program - Notes From a Silent Auditor, page 12 2019 NODA Schooling Show Results - South Farm, page 15

Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Celebrating 50 Years

Greetings from the President Hello Everyone! The Northern Ohio Dressage Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Education Organization

2018/2019 NODA Board Executive Board President Barbara Soukup 440-339-3980 President@nodarider.org

Vice President Arielle Brodkey 216-496-1299 VP@nodarider.org Treasurer Dee Liebenthal 216-534-1911 Treasurer@nodarider.org Secretary Patti Valencic 216-956-0985 Secretary@nodarider.org Parliamentarian Dee Liebenthal 216-534-1911 Parliamentarian@nodarider.org

Directors at Large Kathy Kirchner 330-995-6010 Kathy-DAL@nodarider.org Mary Lou Gallagher 216-941-6582 MaryLou-DAL@nodarider.org

Dale Lappert 330-527-4683 Dale-DAL@nodarider.org Christine Thompson 440-590-1598 Christine-DAL@nodarider.org

Niki Sackman Niki-DAL@nodarider.org 440-454-4709 Board Meetings Second Monday of the Month Panera Bread, 6130 Kruse Road, Solon


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I really hope everyone has survived the horrible June weather! I don’t know about you, but I am really getting worried for our farmers crops, and especially HAY! Fingers crossed that July will bring sunshine and recovery from the flooding and tornados. Competitors at the June 9th NODA Schooling Show at South Barb Soukup & Hero farm enjoyed nice weather and beautiful show rings. I’m happy to report that the July 6th NODA Ride-a-Test Clinic at Chagrin Valley Farms was full before the close date again this year. Entries also filled very quickly for the July 7th NODA Schooling Show at Chagrin Valley Farms. Good luck to all the competitors who entered, and don’t forget to Have Fun! Our popular July NODA Recognized Shows weekend is fast approaching. Entries opened June 16th and will close July 8th for the Dressage 2019 and Dressage 2019 Encore Shows. Plans are in place to celebrate NODA’s 50th Anniversary with a big party for everyone to enjoy. Come one. Come all. Let’s Celebrate! Have you signed up to volunteer for the July recognized shows yet? Sign up is available online via SignUpGenius or contact Karen at RS-Vol-Coord@nodarider.org. Volunteers are essential to every show, and they are always appreciated. Did you participate or audit Session A of the USDF L Education Program, Part 1 hosted by NODA? Wasn’t it terrific? Session B is about judging criteria for gaits, paces, movements, and figures. It is scheduled for August 17th and 18th at Endeavor Farm in Hudson, and features Trenna Atkins, USEF “S” Judge. Auditors are welcome and must pre-register. If you missed auditing Session A, you won’t want to miss Session B. Pre-register today! Check out www.NodaRider.org for complete program information and Auditor Application. Did you know you can order NODA Logo stylish apparel and other NODA Logo items from Big Dee’s Tack & Vet Supplies? Show your support and love of NODA and order today. The order form www.nodarider.org/2019NODA-Apparel.pdf is type and print format. I look forward to seeing many of you at the shows this season, AND of course, our big 50th Anniversary Party Celebration during the 2019 NODA Recognized Shows weekend! Barb Cover: NODA member and professional, Loreen Fowler Cobb, and her 6-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Instant Karma (aka Duncan), had a great weekend at Duncan’s first recognized show at Brave Horse in Johnstown Ohio They earned overall high point scores on Saturday and Sunday for Open Training Level and high point for the show weekend. Photo courtesy of Jill Voigt.

NODA Chairpersons & Committees Communications Correspondence Secretary Rachel Aderhold 330-357-9981 Correspondence@nodarider.org Member Equestrian Services Directory Heidi Miller 330-348-9511 Directory@nodarider.org

Newsletter Lead Editor, Content/Layout Mosie Welch 330-618-5838 Mosie-Editor@nodarider.org Calendar/Content Heidi Miller 330-348-9511 Heidi-Editor@nodarider.org Advertising/Classifieds Editor Jennifer Cooper 216-469-3920 Advertisers@nodarider.org Corral Magazine: Mosie Welch 330-618-5838 Mosie-Editor@nodarider.org

Website & Facebook Webmaster Linda Cooley 440-941-6269 Webmaster@nodarider.org

Historical Archives Historian: Fran Cverna 440-834-1774 Historian@nodarider.org

Competitions Recognized Shows Co-Chair Dee Liebenthal 216-534-1911 RS-Chair@nodarider.org Co-Chair Arielle Brodkey 216-496-1299

VP@nodarider.org Manager/Secretary Kevin Bradbury 734-426-2111 Ext 111 Info@horseshowoffice.com Volunteer Coordinator Karen Shirring 330-220-4705 RS-vol-coord@nodarider.org Sponsors/Advertising Christine Thompson 440-590-1598 Sponsors@nodarider.org Program Coordinator Elizabeth Bross 814-881-2786 Program@nodarider.org

Instagram & Twitter Administrator, Janice Lawrenz 440-478-6806 Posts@nodarider.org

Education Programs Education Chair: Linda McGall 330-328-9878 Linda-Edu@nodarider.org

Membership & Liaisons Membership Chair: Fran Cverna 440-834-1774 Membership@nodarider.org External Relations: Lisa Gorretta 440-543-8682 Ext-Relations@nodarider.org Junior & Young Rider Liaison: Christa Sandy 216-314-4871 Jr-YR@nodarider.org Member Liaison: Kathy Kirchner 330-995-6010 MemberRep@nodarider.org

Schooling Shows Chair Sally Burton 440-221-7544 SchoolingShow@nodarider.org Show Secretary Niki Sackman 440-454-4709 SS-Secretary@nodarider.org Volunteer Coordinator Sally Burton 440-221-7544 SS-Volunteers@nodarider.org

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Year-End Awards Chair Janeen Langowski-Grava

Topline Stables

440-666-6182 Yearend-Awards@nodarider.org

Silent Auction Chair Patty Keim 330-350-2775 SilentAuction@nodarider.org

Year-End Awards Banquet

Professional Liaison: Arielle Brodkey VP@nodarider.org 216-496-1299

Banquet Co-Chair Sally Burton 440-221-7544 Banquet@nodarider.org

Western Dressage Liaison: Halle Clause 330-472-0888 WesternDressage@nodarider.org

Banquet Co-Chair Niki Sackman 440-454-4709 SS-Secretary@nodarider.org

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NODA’s Dressage and More 2019 Camp for Adults at Stone Gate Farm Photos by Mosie Welch and Sally Burton

Top Left: Camp Central, in the heart of the stable area where campers found food, daily schedules, emergency information, and a place to relax with friends and horses. Top right: Campers relax in the evening with their horses on the hillside. Bottom Left: Goodie bags filled by Big Dee’s, Ohio Equestrian Directory, Guaranteed Products/Laura Gentile, Lisa Gorretta, and Smart Equestrian. Bottom Left Center: Secret Santa with gifts provided by Big Dee’s (stealing encouraged!). Bottom Right Center and Right: Mealtimes were relaxing with delicious and plentiful food with options for all diets.

Top Left: Danielle Menteer (L with distinction) teaches Patty Keim in a semi-private one hour lesson on Friday. Top right: Barb Soukup (L with Distinction) teaches a semiprivate lesson on Saturday. Right: After a delicious lunch campers listened to a dressage lecture by Danielle Menteer. NODA News 2019, Page 4

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NODA’s Dressage and More 2019 Camp for Adults at Stone Gate Farm Photos by Mosie Welch and Sally Burton

Mountain Trail obstacles teach the horse and rider pair trust, body awareness, how to effectively aid and cue the horse and points out strengths and holes in training. Each pair navigates over and under bridges, around and over mounds, and through trenches, water, poles, boulders and other natural obstacles that can be found out on trail. Obstacles were done first in hand and then under saddle. On the final day campers rode a dressage test with obstacles. Left: Riders wait their turn. Right: The dressage arena with obstacles. Can you halt square 5 times in a test? Left: Campers show off their Secret Santa prizes courtesy of Big Dees!

Who's Ready for the 2020 NODA Dressage and More Camp for Adult Riders? Next month in NODA News, campers share! NODA News 2019, Page 6

NODA Appreciates These Volunteers for working to bring you

Celebrating 50 Years Dressage and More Camp for Adults Riders Thank You to the Camp Organizers, Patty Keim And Sally Burton!

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Dressage and More Camp for Adults & NODA’s Dressage Schooling Show At South Farm NODA’s Dressage Schooling Show at South Farm We Can’t do it Without YOU! Rachel Alderhold, Taya Workum-Byers, Halle Clause, Peggi Ignagni, Nickholas Ignagni, Sara Justice, Patty Keim, Janice Lawrenz, Allison Morris, Victoria Patterson-Pirko, Abigail Robers, Tamara Roberts, Gwen Samuels Mary Whitely and Jill Winters

Dressage4Kids Winter Intensive Program for Youth An interview with Emily Gill What is Dressage4Kids? Grand Prix arena and Dressage4Kids (D4K) is a getting our scores for our program to help youth gold medal was another riders learn how to ride goal. Working with and be true horsemen Lendon and Oded Shimoni started by the amazing this winter really helped and helpful Lendon Gray, me achieve my goals. So who truly cares that riders much so that I was able to get the education and show Grand Prix at Global support they need to and earn one of my scores further their knowledge, toward my gold medal! I wherever that may be in feel that when Kahlua and Emily Gill and her 15.2 hand, 14-year-old Morgan the equine field. D4K offers I came back to Ohio our gelding, Coulee Bend Kahlua showing Grand Prix at scholarships, clinics, and overall contact was improved Global in Wellington, Florida where they earned a score for their gold medal programs to help educate and more consistent and he youth and have fun along feels very strong with a the way! D4K offers the amazing Winter Intensive better understanding of the piaffe. Training (WIT) program that is three months during the What is the program like? winter. Riders are selected to come to Wellington, The program is basically any equestrians dream. Being a Florida and be participate in this program. The riders northern girl, I was happy to skip out on the snow, and train with Lendon and have so many learning stay in the horse capital of the world, Wellington Florida. opportunities as well. There is a chance to go to shows We did everything having to do and take field trips to visit top with horses and palm trees. Our riders facilities and go to many daily schedule changed every day. different events while in Florida. But there was always a fitness How you were selected? session at some point in the day Lendon Gray emailed me and and of course a lesson. And a lot of offered the Assistant Trainer the times we would have a field position for the Winter Intensive trip somewhere. We would visit a Training to me and I couldn’t have farm and watch a top rider ride or been more excited! I helped teach listen to a lecture about the some of the riders and had the training scale or keeping the horses opportunity to ride some of the fit. All ends of the spectrum are Emily riding Darwin, a Hanoverian participants horses. It was all included in this program and it Stallion, at the Hannover Verband in Verden, Germany where Emily thanks to Lendon that I had such an keeps you super busy and feels like prepared young horses for the amazing experience. it’s too good to be true sometimes. auction hosted by the Verband.

What were your goals for you and your horse? Goals for my horse, Kahlua and I in Florida were to continue to get strong and learn, of course! But we have had some struggles with our piaffe for a while, so working on that was a goal as well. We are new to the NODA News 2019, Page 8

What was the best thing about attending D4K? There were a lot of great things about attending, but one of my favorites was getting to know all the girls who participated this year. Spending this much time with all of them we truly become a family. I feel that I have a continued on page 10

Schooling Show News Schooling Show Update - South Farm 2019 We had amazing weather - sun, a nice breeze and no rain at the South Farm show on June 9. Over 50 riders signed up to brave the grass warm-up and the possibility of Amish horse and buggies driving down Bundysburg Road. I am happy to announce that we had no issues with bugged-eyed horses and no incidents. Riders had lovely rides in the well- groomed limestone and sand rings. And the show went off without a hitch. Thanks to Miranda Akins from Photography In Stride for coming to the show and taking photos. If you rode in the show, please check out her website to see yourself in action at www.photographyinstride.com! Thanks to Our Judges Karen Winn “R” from Lexington, Kentucky and Cory O'Connor “L*” from Laurelville, Ohio. We appreciate their time and liberal, helpful comments. And finally a big thanks to Chris Gable and Sarah Greer of South Farm for their hard work preparing the farm for our show and for being available to drag and water the ring during their hay season. Many thanks to all who helped pull off this lovely day. We cannot run shows without all the hard work. Our wonderful show day volunteers are listed on page 7 Upcoming Events Next up on our schedule is the NODA Ride-a-test on Saturday, July 6, followed by the popular July schooling show at Chagrin Valley Farms. Both events are full and we look forward to seeing everyone there in July! NODA News 2019, Page 9

broader band of new friends after this program. Also, showing at Global was so much fun! The D4K barn is very close to the show grounds. So close that I could hack 15 min on a path to get there and hack 15 min back! What a dream! It was the perfect warm-up/cool down for showing. What was your biggest eye opener? Seeing and living in Wellington was a big eye opener. The atmosphere there is so electric and unbelievable at times. You can be walking around Emily was the recipient of the at the show Christian Kennedy Scholarship which made her participation grounds and pass as the Assistant Instructor for an Olympian! That the Winter Intensive Training in doesn’t happen Wellington, Florida possible. just anywhere. And watching the top competitors at the shows or at Friday Night Lights was so inspiring because you watch and listen to good riding and tips all the time. It makes me go back to the barn and try my hardest to ride like them. Being surrounded with good riding and horsemen made a big impact on my riding and career with horses. What kind of educational opportunities did you participate in? Was it all riding? There was a lot of riding, but it wasn’t all riding. There were many times where the riding boots sat for a day so we could visit events such as the USDF Trainers Conference. Being in attendance at these events was huge to be able to watch it live and hear what the coaches had to say. I also attending three USDF Instructor Certification workshops and at the end of March took the exam and passed! The course was an amazing challenge. And amazing to have all these opportunities so close by. NODA News 2019, Page 10

Since you’ve been home, what concept or ah ha moment keeps showing up in your mind or the way you do things? Since I have been home, I have put a lot of the things I have learned to good use. From the talks that the group went to, to lessons with Lendon and Oded I feel that I have been able to put them to good use. Also being involved in the USDF Instructors Certification, I have put to use the examiners advice to use during lessons to help my students with their horses. Would you recommend the program? Absolutely! It can only improve your knowledge and skills as a horseman, and you make great connections along the way! There are also scholarships that D4K offers to help riders afford to have such an opportunity. I was the recipient of the Christian Kennedy Scholarship and without this support I wouldn’t have had this amazing opportunity. So, if there is will there is always a way to achieve your goals and chase your dreams!

Dressage4Kids' Mission is to encourage riders under 21 to become true horsemen; to offer scholarships; to develop good sportsmanship; to support programs for adults who in turn educate youth; and to have fun. The Winter Intensive Training Program is not for the casual dressage rider, but for aspiring young riders who are committed to be the best they can be. This program takes determination, drive and passion. Taking place in Wellington, Florida the participants will have a full schedule of learning that includes fitness, theory, tests, riding lessons, field trips and lectures on many pertinent subjects. It involves three months (January-March) of pure growth and first-hand experience to open the young rider’s eyes to what it’s like to be a the best dressage rider they can be. Find out more at www.Dressage4Kids.org

Emily Gill is a USDF Certified Instructor at Training and First Level and owns and manages Emily’s Equestrian Enterprises out of Canton, Ohio. Emily trains both horse and rider. Emily has trained her 15.2 hand, 14 year-old Morgan gelding, Coulee Bend Kahlua to the Grand Prix. Find out more about Emily on her website, www.EmilysEquestirian.com. She can be contacted at 330-417-0156 or emily.lily.gill@gmail.com

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Tidbits From the USDF L Program - Notes From a Silent Auditor Article and photos by Mosie Welch


s a silent class correctly auditor, I relative to the sat in the back other horse and and scribbled rider copious notes, combinations in and when there a class. were rides to be It’s important for evaluated by the rider to participants, I understand their tried my eye at horse’s gaits and evaluating the understand the Three quarters of Session A was lecture augmented with videos. The videos ride or movement being featured all levels Training through Second level. Videos featured common movement evaluated and errors in movements and horses and riders with a variety of gaits and skill. jotting down my what modifiers score with notes on how the rider could improve. It felt add or subtract from the final score for a movement. If a little odd at first. I awaited the scores of the the movement being evaluated is a lengthening at first participants and the final determination by our level, the judge will look for “lengthening of the frame instructor, Marilyn Heath. What did I learn? Well, first and stride and the regularity and quality of the trot, off and foremost - back off, “rail birds!” Judging ain’t as straightness, and consistent tempo.” The modifiers are easy as it looks. There is so much to consider in such a “willing clear transitions, bend and balance in corner.” short time. Other modifiers are loss of balance and tension. And Heath stressed that each L candidate and rider must Judging requires knowledge of the USEF rulebook, the “know the meaning of the marks that are being given.” ability to evaluate gaits, application of the tenants of the training scale for each movement, a working knowledge “Know the meaning of the marks and how to interpret of the basic movement performed and it’s qualifiers, the them in a practical manner.” ability to determine correct geometry, as well as 10 Excellent (Heath stressed, not perfect) advocacy for the horse and fairness to all the riders in a 9 Very good class. A judge MUST in a split second - fairly and 8 Good equitably, “judge what they see.” Whew! Besides that, 7 Fairly good what else does a judge do? 6 Satisfactory Judges must “exemplify professionalism.” The judge must be an, “advocate for the horse- first and foremost.” Gaits can be irregular without appearing painful, but if a horse appears uncomfortable, a judge must disqualify the horse and rider. “Be kind to the rider, but always uphold the standards of the sport of dressage.” A judge’s system of evaluation must be consistent in each class. The standards of the sport are found in the USEF Rulebook and on every single dressage test form. Because trainers and riders will produce what judges reward, judges are “the guardians of good sportsmanship and correctness.” The judge should apply the rules to benefit the competitor while being fair to all competitors in a class. So, if a judge “looks the other way” for one, they look the other way for all. Gaits do matter because FIRST the judge looks for the basics of the training scale, then the movements, and then the modifiers. And the judge must place each NODA News 2019, Page 12

5 4 3 2 1 0

Marginal Insufficient Fairly Bad Bad Very Bad Heath’s comment to participants regarding zero was, “don’t go there! What is worse than Very Bad? Is the horse moving? Is it in the ring? Don’t give a zero.”

Scores of 6.5 and below MUST have a comment regarding how the rider can improve that movement. An underline in the directives does NOT take the place of a comment. Formulating the right comment requires that a judge “be specific, don’t teach.” Judges must be concise while addressing the basics, biomechanics, criteria, and the modifiers for each movement. The tone of comments also matters – be honest, but

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kind to the rider. We watched a video ride where the position of an older rider was very floppy and ineffective, the horse however was doing its job and was clearly unphased. There were murmurs of disapproval in the room, but Heath noted the age of the rider and the demeanor of the horse and indicated that the judge must give the movements the score they deserve and recognize that the horse is doing its job very well. Heath advised participants that we need to encourage riders. The same with a stiff horse, if the horse is not uncomfortable, give the horse the marks it’s gaits deserves and be happy the horse still has a job. If a horse appears to be in pain and uneven; then that is disqualifying for that test only. Remember, a judge is not diagnosing lameness, that is a Veterinarians job.

Meredith Dressing introducing her mare Lysetta before participating in the afternoon demonstration rides at Training Level.

participants understanding of dressage judging. When Heath gave a movement an 8 or 9, she would often ask the L candidate ,“what would you need to see from the horse to give a score of 8 or nine?” She would also ask, “why would you take 30% or 40% from that movement? When Heath gave a 5 or 6, she would ask participants who had scored higher to review the basics of the Training Scale in relation to the horse’s gaits. Participants began to learn how to quickly observe and formulate a response like they would judging a show. During the demo rides it became apparent that the horse’s natural gaits do count and that every score begins with the Training Pyramid. A 6 mover is probably not getting a 7 or 8 on a lengthening; but may get an 8 or 9 on a halt. Heath was comfortable with a participant score when the score was within one point of Heath’s and the participant could explain the score. Sitting in the back row and silently evaluating the

As L Education Participants hold up scores for a movement, Marilyn Heath, USEF “S” Judge, asks them to share their comments.

movements, it became clear how much a judge observes During the Sunday afternoon demo riding session at Blue quickly that many of us cannot. It is essential for riders to understand the Training Pyramid, read the USEF Ridge Farm, Heath had the participants evaluate and rulebook, and be knowledgeable of what is on the score movements from Training through Second Level tests ridden by a variety of rider and horse combinations. dressage test score sheet. Stay turned to the next issue of the NODA News for the next installment of Tidbits Scores for the same movement were all over the place, from the USDF L Program by a Silent Auditor. with participants assigning from a three to an eight. Heath expected participants to defend their scores. As The USDF L Education Program is designed with several Heath pointed out, participants come to the L Education goals in mind: provide trainers, instructors, competitors program with a body of riding, competing, instructing, and spectators' insight into the evaluative techniques and training knowledge. The L Education Program strives of judging dressage, to prepare and evaluate candidates to help candidates “organize their information from their who wish to pursue entry into the USEF 'r' Judge experiences, provide opportunities to learn about Training Program, and to provide continuing education for licensed judges and L graduates. judging, and present new materials to round out the NODA News 2019, Page 14

2019 NODA Schooling Show Series Results, South Farm, June 9 Judges: Karen Winn (R) and Cory O’Connor (L w/distinction) NODA High Point Awards Intro Level: Training/First Level: Second Level & Above: Western Dressage:

Gail Browning Hallie Goss, Tina Brown Abigail Roberts

Winterstern Chapel Hill, Princess Gothic, Chips Eternal Skip,

Intro Level: Training Level: First Level:

Josephine Cooper Jennifer Cooper Sue Hines

69.688% 74.138% 65.541% 67.037%

TIP Awards

Winterstern 6 Touch of Jazz Gypsy's Gem

69.688% 63.438% 63.438%

Introductory Walk-Trot Test B Adult Amateur (C) O'Connor L, 1 Gale Browning 2 Lesley Matt 3 Barbara Gantz

Winterstern 6 Gypsy's Gem Touch of Jazz

64.688% 61.563% 60.625%

Reba Student Loan

62.750% 61.000%

Introductory Walk-Trot Test C Adult Amateur (C) O'Connor L, 1 Lesley Matt

Gypsy's Gem




Introductory Test A Jr/YR (C) O'Connor L, 1 Josephine Cooper

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(C) O'Connor L, 1 Rachel Dombeck 2 Pam White 3 4 5 6

Two Tone Toffee Casey's Artful Treasure

Deb Boslett Elena Braun Katie Delaney Kathleen Loveland Jennifer Cooper

61.563% 61.563%



Training Level, Test 1 Jr/YR (C) O'Connor L, 1 Hallie Goss 2 Savanna Siegel 3 Kayda Strah

Snake River


Pippa Matisse Nova Just Doin It (Falien) Mikey

69.138% 65.517% 63.793% 62.414% 61.379% 59.310% 57.931%

ReallyCan'tBeSerious Pippa Ulreks Valley King Odin Nova

65.862% 60.690% 60.172% 57.931% 57.586%

Chapel Hill Zips Magic Cowboy Mykka

68.654% 60.769% 58.462%

Chapel Hill Lucy Zips Magic Cowboy

74.138% 64.483% 62.759%


Training Level Test 2 Jr/YR

Introductory Test B Open (C) Winn R, 1 Rhonda Pearce 2 Anna Gosnell


Training Level Test 2 Adult Amateur

Big Red Mikey

Introductory Test A Open (C) Winn R, 1 Rhonda Pearce

Training Level Test 1 Adult Amateur

(C) Winn R, 1 Jennifer Bartholomew-Wood 2 Deb Boslett 3 Trisha Knight 4 Kimberly Zemba 5 Katie Delaney

Introductory Test C Jr/YR (C) O'Connor L, 1 Kayda Strah

67.885% 61.346% 61.154% 60.769% 60.192% 54.615% 51.923% 50.192%

Training Level Test 3 Adult Amateur

Introductory Test B Jr/YR (C) Winn R, 1 Alissa Kipp 2 Josephine Cooper

(C) Winn R, 1 Rachel Dombeck Two Tone Toffee 2 Deb Boslett Pippa 3 Elena Braun Matisse 4 Pam White Casey's Artful Treasure 5 Kelly Kerr Reba 6 Erin Kipp Student Loan Kathleen Loveland Just Doin It (Falien) Jennifer Cooper Mikey

(C) O'Connor L, 1 Jennifer Bartholomew-Wood

Introductory Walk-Trot Test C Adult Amateur (C) O'Connor L, 1 Kelly Kerr 2 Erin Kipp

65.625% 57.931% 71.714%

Training Level Test 1 Adult Amateur

Introductory Walk-Trot Test A Adult Amateur (C) Winn R, 1 Gale Browning 2 Barbara Gantz 3 Lesley Matt

Mikey Mikey Flyin Four Shoes

Snake River Whimsical Moment

59.063% 58.125%

(C) Winn R, 1 Hallie Goss 2 Ripley Doup 3 Savanna Siegel

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2019 NODA Schooling Show Series Results, South Farm, June 9 Judges: Karen Winn (R) and Cory O’Connor (L w/distinction) Training Level Test 3 Jr/YR (C) O'Connor L, 1 Ripley Doup

Western Seat Equitation Lucy


Training Level Test 1 Open (C) Winn R, 1 Corinna Garcia 2 Corinna Garcia

P.H. Expressive 72.885% Run Kid Run 65.192%

(C) Winn R, 1 Halle Clause 2 Judy Jacobsen

Master the Art Lady's Courageous Champ

80.000% 70.000%

Dressage Seat Equitation (C) O'Connor L, 1 Erin Clark

Crossed Sabres


Phoenix Rising


Phoenix Rising


Training Level Test 2 Open (C) O'Connor L, 1 Anna Gosnell 2 Corinna Garcia

Whimsical Moment 59.138% Run Kid Run 56.897%

Training Level Test 3 Open (C) Winn R, 1 Kris Ropp

Winterstern 6


Rhapsody Pinestone Cowgirl Diego Everado Ulreks Valley King Fizzical Therapy Odin

Rhapsody Fizzical Therapy Diego Everado

(C) Winn R, 1 Jacqueline Seagle

Western Basic Level Test 1 62.586% 60.172% 58.621% 58.621% 57.931% 57.586%

First Level Test 2 Adult Amateur (C) Winn R, 1 Sally Burton 2 Agatha Smithers 3 Julia Christopher

(C) O'Connor L, 1 Jacqueline Seagle

Western Intro Level Test 4

First Level Test 1 Adult Amateur (C) O'Connor L, 1 Sally Burton 2 Ruth Wagner 3 Julia Christopher 4 Trisha Knight 5 Agatha Smithers 6 Kimberly Zemba

Western-Intro Level Test 3

(C) O'Connor L, 1 Melissa Groh

Leos Miss Zippo “Allie” 59.167%

Western Basic Level Test 2 (C) Winn R, 1 Melissa Groh

Leos Miss Zippo “Allie” 57.174%

Western Basic Level Test 3 61.571% 60.571% 60.286%

(C) Winn R, 1 Tamara Roberts

Chips Eternal Skip


Western Basic Level Test 4 First Level Test 3 Adult Amateur (C) O'Connor L, 1 Erin Clark 2 Ruth Wagner

Crossed Sabres Pinestone Cowgirl

67.083% 58.889%

Western Level One Test 1

First Level Test 1 Open (C) O'Connor L, 1 Sue Hines

Flyin Four Shoes


First Level Test 2 Open (C) Winn R, 1 Sue Hines

Flyin Four Shoes


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(C) Winn R, 1 Halle Clause

Master the Art


Mercedes Colortyme


Western Dressage Level 4 Test 1 (C) Winn R, 1 Niki Sackman Princess Gothic Fox Meadow Dancer

65.541% 62.568%

USEA Eventing - Training Test A 2018 (C) Winn R, 1 Anna Gosnell

Second Level Test 2 (C) Winn R, 1 Sarah Freeman 2 Erin Clark 3 Tina Brown

(C) Winn R, 1 Abigail Roberts Chips Eternal Skip 67.037% 2 Judy Jacobsen Lady's Couragous Champ 61.852%

Western Level One Test 4

Second Level Test 1 (C) O'Connor L, 1 Tina Brown 2 Patti Valencic

(C) O'Connor L, 1 Judy Jacobsen Lady's Courageous Champ 65.600% 2 Tamara Roberts Chips Eternal Skip 64.000% 3 Halle Clause Master the Art 59.800%

Fox Meadow Dancer Crossed Sabres Princess Gothic

63.902% 58.293% 58.049%

Old Bocephus Songs


USEA Eventing - Beginner Novice Test A (C) O'Connor L, 1 Corinna Garcia

P.H. Expressive


TDF Awards Grant from the U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that Kendra Hansis of Runningwater Warmbloods (NJ) has received a grant from TDF’s U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund. The U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund, established at The Dressage Foundation in 2011 by Abbey Henderson, then owner of Elysium Farm (MA), provides financial assistance to breeders to pursue educational opportunities related to breeding that will advance their careers, promote sound breeding practices and further enhance the quality of U.S.-bred dressage horses. Kendra Hansis was awarded $2,400 to attend the Oldenburg Winter Meeting Breeder’s Course in Vechta, Germany, December 4-7. The experience includes a tour of famous training centers in Northern Germany along with lectures and practical trainings with field experts. “I'm beyond thrilled to receive this grant! I wish to extend my sincere thanks to The Dressage Foundation's U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund's generous donors and to the selection committee for choosing me for this wonderful award. This grant will have a resounding impact my breeding program here at Runningwater Warmbloods by providing me with direct access to the German Oldenburg Verband's educational programs, by allowing me to meet breeders from across the world, and by giving me the opportunity to visit several breeding farms in Germany. Attending the Winter Meeting has long been a dream of mine, one I can now realize with The Dressage Foundation's help. Thank you!,” replies Hansis. Applications will again be received in 2020, with a due date of May 1st. Further information about the U.S. Breeder Excellence Fund is available at The Dressage Foundation website, www.dressagefoundation.org or call (402) 4348585.

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Membership News by Fran Cverna, Membership

NODA’s 2019 Membership Year runs from 12/1/2018 – 11/30/2019 Thank you to everyone who has renewed for 2019 As of 6/16/2019, we have 309 members 190 Adult Amateurs 44 Youth 75 Professionals, 81 New members this year! Welcome (& Welcome Back) New Members Brandon Evans Lynnette Jacobs Alissa Kipp Erin Kipp Alyssa Moran Mallory Palagyi Alexandra Weeks

Trisha Knight,

Thank you for additional donation Betsy Rebar Sell

Notes from NODA’s Historical Archives by Fran Cverna, Historian 1969 to 2019: NODA Celebrates 50 years of dressage in Northeast Ohio

History of the NODA Recognized Show and a Message from Your Historian 1972 1973 1974-1977 1978 1979-1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986-1987 1988-1991 1992 1993-1997 1998-2002 2003-2014 2015-2019

First big Summer Show, not Recognized, at Polo Fields in Moreland Hills Big show at “Rt. 82 and Riverview Rd.” Shows at Lake Erie College Equestrian Center; either 1974 or 1975 was the 1st Recognized Show (AHSA at the time) organized by NODA Recognized show at Willow Run (no longer exists) in Twinsburg Recognized shows at Lake Erie College Equestrian Center; all subsequent shows Recognized Show advertised as NODA’s 10th Summer Show, included a 3rd day for a Breed Show Dressage Show and Breed Show at Lake Erie College NO Show (NODA was in financial difficulty and had to borrow money!!) Breed Show at Lake Erie College Breed Shows at Chagrin Valley Farm Dressage Shows at Ridgewood Stable in Medina; separate Breed Shows at Chagrin Valley Farm Dressage Show and Breed Show at Chagrin Valley Farm Dressage Shows at Chagrin Valley Farm Shows at Lake Erie College Equestrian Center Shows at Grand Haven in Jefferson Shows at Chagrin Valley Farm

Your Historian’s Own Recognized Show Stories : At some point at the end of my horse Rocky’s career I was excused from the show ring for lameness. I untacked Rocky and took him out to eat grass behind the barn at Lake Erie and cried my eyes out. Victoria Pirko, who I barely knew, was so kind to me. At an earlier show when Rocky was in fine fettle, the show did Championship and Reserve for highest average Training Level ride. We “almost” won Reserve – well, we got the Reserve Ribbon and I danced off to put it on Rocky’s stall and went to celebrate. It turned out there was an error, and I was asked to give the ribbon back. I went to get it and Rocky had pulled it in the stall, chewed on it and stomped on it. Mary Lou Gallagher gritted her teeth and forgave me when I handed her a totally destroyed ribbon!

NODA Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday July 20 at the July Recognized Shows Weekend! I have made so many friends because of NODA, lifelong dear friends and horse friends. We all share a bit of competitiveness, but mostly a love of the sport. Please come to the NODA 50th Birthday Party on Saturday July 20 at Chagrin Valley Farm – free food, musical freestyles, and a party to have fun! We’ll be raffling off 2 free NODA memberships for 2020. You can get raffle tickets for knowing NODA trivia, having pictures on your phone of at least 5 NODA volunteer tee shirts, and other challenges. See you there! - Fran NODA News 2019, Page 22

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USEF Safe Sport Statement Issued by US Equestrian Communications Department, June 16, 2019 Dear USEF Members, The recent and unexpected death of Rob Gage has been shocking to the equestrian community. Any time a life is lost, it is a tragedy. In recent days, a number of member concerns have been raised regarding processes used by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”). There has also been an increase in the distribution of incorrect and misleading information, as well as the bullying, harassment and blaming of survivors. The facts reported in USA Today and The Chronicle of the Horse articles are consistent with the Center’s response and resolution process. Information about the Center’s processes and the corresponding federal law have been distributed since the Center opened and the law was enacted. This information is available through the USEF Safe Sport page and through the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s website. It is important that you utilize these resources to educate yourself and your family. USEF understands the concern raised by some of our members regarding the Center’s determination process. During the investigation process, the Center ensures all parties involved are treated fairly. The Responding Party is provided an opportunity to present all information and evidence concerning the allegations and all the evidence against them is revealed to them before a decision is made as to whether a violation of the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code occurred. We believe the right to privacy the Center offers all parties is vital to a fair process. To protect the privacy of these individuals, the Center does not release information on reports they receive or details of investigations to the public. Upon making a decision, the Center will inform the parties and the NGBs of the decision. This allows an investigation to proceed without being debated in the media. As an organization, the goal of USEF is to provide a safe and healthy sport environment for all of our athletes. We stand behind the policies, response(s), and resolution process of the Center and the absolute need for survivors of sexual abuse to have a safe environment to come forward and report abuse. We will continue to expand the resources and services we offer. Depression, suicidal ideation, mental illness, and the impact of abuse are all factors facing individuals within our sport. We will be expanding our services by adding mental health counseling resources for our members. We take SafeSport very seriously. We assure you that we are communicating to the Center our members concerns regarding process and fairness. Integrity in disciplinary processes is a priority. Abuse has no place in sport or society and sexual misconduct and abuse of minors is intolerable in any situation. Additionally, bullying, harassing or blaming survivors is unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. We must stand with and support survivors, with all of our resources. If you have questions or would like additional information on SafeSport policies, please visit the USEF SafeSport page on our website which includes important helpline information for survivors of sexual abuse and suicide prevention. Sincerely, William J. Moroney, Chief Executive Officer

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Classifieds & Member Stable Listings Classified Ads Info NODA Member/2 issues FREE: 60 words or less , $5.00: 60- 80 words Photo $5.00. One free ad per member at a time. Non-member/ 2 issues $5.00: 60 words or less. $5.00/issue for photo in newsletter and on website 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. Classifieds Editor Jennifer Cooper 216-469-3920 Check payable to NODA: Jennifer Cooper 6395 Paine Road Painesville, OH 44077 Email ads to: Classifieds@nodarider.org

WINTER FLORIDA BOARDING Winter Boarding-Dressage barn, Ocala, FL. Minimum 4 months; full care; all day turnout, large grass paddocks; 12x12 stalls; individual tack closets; full size covered arena w/ fiber footing. Whippet Run Farm is 5 minutes from the new WEC, opening 2020. Multiple recognized shows w/i 1 hour during winter. Cost $1,000/ month; lessons available with "R" dressage judge; Silver medalist; Silver Bar FS; 4* rider; www.whippetrunfarm.com Contact Dee for more info at DeeLoveless2@yahoo.com

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APPAREL, TACK & EQUIPMENT PRESTIGE X HELEN K Dressage Saddle. Black calfskin leather, monoflap, 17� seat, big knee blocks, deep seat, 34/medium wide adjustable tree. Good condition. Photos available. $2,800. Contact Mosie at mosie5838@gmail.com or 330-618-5838 (I-6)

HORSES FOR SALE / LEASE Irish Sport Horse for Sale: 2009 chestnut mare 16 hands, kind, sound and free of blemishes, has been a successful broodmare and ridden under saddle. Price $4500 OBO. Contact Jana Tuckerman 440-320-4264 Friesian Sporthorse for Sale: Friesian/ Percheron Cross, Gelding, Solid Black, 1,500 Pounds, Training level Dressage, 16.2, Registered with FSHR, Foaled 4/20/11, Sire Mintse 384, Percheron Dam Lady Jewel.

Sound and Healthy, UTD on shots and Coggins, teeth. Clips, Loads, Great with Farrier, Great feet -no shoes, Serious inquiries Experienced Rider. $10,000 Email kslates@suddenlink.net Video: www.youtube.com/channel/ UCH8Cuvuj9D9LWsggYpXceTQ /videos



Bridlewood Dressage Farm Cheryl Slawter Medina, OH 44256 330-239-1997

North Crest Equestrian Center Julie Taylor, Avon Lake, OH (440) 933-4654



2 indoor & 1 outdoor ring, pastures ,boarding, lessons, excellent care, friendly. Co-op boarding now available

Dressage training & lessons, with lesson horses available, summer horse camps, birthday parties

Fair Weather Farm Kate Poulin Chagrin Falls, OH 386-624-3968 katepoulin@yahoo.com

Orchardview Stable Medina, OH (330) 635-0161 Small private co-op barn. Indoor/outdoor arenas. Located across from MetroPark trails. Wash rack, pastures

Heated barn/indoor, Grass / all season T/O, stalls cleaned 2X/day. Two outdoors, trails Kirgis Farm Mantua, OH 330-554-1716 www.kirgisfarm.com Dressage barn, all day turnout, competent staff, large stalls, pastures, safe fencing, indoor arena Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Concord OH 440-375-8011 Debbie Savage USDF Gold Medalist, USEF S Dressage Judge dsavage@lec.edu Dressage training through Grand Prix. Schoolmasters available, accepting students. USEF /USDF Dressage Shows Mithra Training Stable Wendy Gruskiewicz Jefferson, OH 440-213-0509 www.mithrastable.com Specializing in Arabian Sport Horses, dressage training, sales & lessons

Pleasant Valley Farm Kris Lanphear 440-942-9034 Willoughby Hills, OH Board, daily grass T/O, trails, lessons, care of special need horses. Natural training to enhance dressage Princeton Ridge Farms, Ltd. Huntsburg, OH 440-463-2428 www.princetonridge.net Quality horse care, boarding, lessons, and sport horse sales in Geauga County. Indoor/ outdoor arena, schooling jumps, trails Rhythmic Ridge Ranch Debi Smith Lorain County 440-315-2660 Full care, indoor and lighted outdoor arenas, matted stalls and heated water buckets Rivendel Farm Bonnie Gray Dale Lappert, R Dressage Judge Garrettsville, OH www.rivendeldressage.com (440) 813-4009 Board, dressage/eventing. Indoor/outdoor, trails, jumps

Member Stable Listings Rocky River Stables/Valley Riding , INC Cleveland. OH (216) 267-2525 www.valleyriding.org Margaret McElhany Boarding, lessons, pony /horse camps, therapeutic riding, indoor & outdoor arena, trails

Shadow Facs Farm Waterford, PA www.shadowfacsfarm.com Debbie McCaughtry 814-796-6161 Dressage and combined training, instruction, sales

Topline Stables at Walden Aurora, OH www.topline-stables.com Janeen Langowski Grava 330-995-0039 or 440-666-6182 Boarding, lessons, clinics, sales, training, full care, indoor/outdoor, grass pastures

Rosewood Stables, Columbia Station, OH Jill Voigt 440-236-8276 rosewood.stables@yahoo.com Small barn w/indoor arena,/outdoor riding, heated tack room, daily T/O,

Shade Tree Farm Bath, Ohio Betsy Rebar-Sell 330-351-1124 brsell@aol.com Full care, indoor & outdoor arenas, trails, turnout, lessons, and training

Woods Edge Stable Burton, OH Anne Houin 216-598-0821 Houin3@yahoo.com Boarding, lessons, clinics, indoor/outdoor arenas. grass pastures, trails

NODA Board Meetings, Second Monday of the Month — All Members Welcome to Attend NEXT BOARD MEETING: July 8, 2019, 6 - 8 PM Panera Bread, 6130 Kruse Road, Solon NODA welcomes member comments, concerns, ideas, and questions regarding NODA activities, shows, and policies Please contact your member representative at MemberRep@nodarider.org

Calendar of Events (**) Schooling Show Scores ELIGIBLE for 2019 NODA Year-End Awards Jul 6 NODA Ride-a-Test Clinic at Chagrin Valley Farms www.NodaRider.org Chagrin Falls, OH

(**) Sep 8 NODA Schooling show at Fair Winds Farm www.NodaRider.org Chagrin Falls, OH

(**) Jul 7 NODA Schooling Show at Chagrin Valley Farms www.NodaRider.org Chagrin Falls, OH

(**) Sep 14 Western Dressage Schooling Show www.BuckeyeEquestrianEvents.com Eden park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury OH

(**) Jul 20 NODA Dressage 2019 Recognized Show

(**) Sept 22 Dream on Farm Schooling Dressage Show Championship www.dreamonfarm.com Columbia Station, Ohio

NODA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration during and after the Musical Freestyles Everyone Welcome for food, freestyles, prizes, & music! www.NodaRider.org USEF/USDF Recognized Show Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH (**) Jul 21 NODA Dressage 2019 Encore Recognized Show www.NodaRider.org USEF/USDF Recognized Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH (**) Aug 11 NODA Schooling Show, Rocky River Stables www.NodaRider.org Rocky River, Ohio

(**) Sept 28 WPDA Schooling Dressage Show www.WPDA.CLUB.com Fair Haven Farms, Grove City PA (**) Sept 28 CADS Schooling Dressage Show www.CadsDressage.org Brecksville Stables, Brecksville OH (**) Oct 5 NODA Schooling Show at Chagrin Valley Farms www.NodaRider.org Chagrin Falls, OH (**) Oct 6 NODA Schooling Show Championship at Chagrin Valley Farms www.NodaRider.org Chagrin Falls, OH

Aug 17—18 USDF “L” Education Program Hosted by NODA—Part 1, Session B Endeavor Farm, Hudson, Ohio

Oct 11—13 Dressage Clinic With Charles De Kunffy www.topline-stables.com Aurora, OH

(**) Aug 18 Dream On Farm Schooling Dressage Show www.dreamonfarm.com Columbia Station, Ohio

Oct 26—27 USDF “L” Education Program Hosted by NODA Part 1, Session C Topline Stables at Walden, Aurora, OH

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