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Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Cover Photo: Lisa Gorretta shares her 2016 Olympic Games experience in Rio at the 2016 Annual Banquet

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NODA News 2017 Page

President’s Letter Year-end Awards results Dressage Finals—The Ultimate Experience by Dr. Jeni Gaffney NODA Gets a New Ring—Thank you!

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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We must hold our organization, its members, and the board to the responsibility of continued growth through new ideas and forward thinking leadership.

After 2017 I intend to continue to work hard for NODA but in other capacities. We need new blood in charge. All Dee Liebenthal and Rens organizations need an infusion of new thoughts and perspectives. There will ear NODA Members, be no change in my decision so we I want to open with very have a year to find someone to take exciting news. Sunday afternoon, this organization forward. December 18th, NODA received a wonderful gift for which we will be If any of you might be even remotely forever grateful. As you know, we have interested in being president of NODA, been raising funds to purchase a new, let’s talk about it now. There are many more lightweight and portable different types of people who can dressage ring. Thanks to the generosity successfully do this job. I didn’t think I of Betsy Rebar Sell of Shade Tree was right for the position, but what I Farm, and Kristen Stein of Stein didn’t realize at the time was how Equine, NODA is getting that longed- much help and support I would have for new dressage ring! Many, many from so many others. I was mentored thanks to Betsy and Kristen. The by Lisa Gorretta, past president Dale generous NODA member donations Lappert, and many others. In the end, will allow the purchase of accessories the focus of this job is to help the for our dressage rings. NODA is organization stay relevant to its grateful and excited that we will start members while staying true to NODA’s statement. The only our 2017 show season with a brand mission qualifications you must have are a love new dressage ring. for the dressage community and So, we have arrived at the new year willingness to give your time. Want to with a great deal of hope, and many shadow me? I am certainly willing to plans and goals for 2017. I have a lot I take on any interested members. want to accomplish or set in motion for our organization during my last Some of the 2017 plans: year as president of NODA, for two  Fill all open positions on the NODA important reasons: board and committees  I have a long list of things I want to complete and/or set in motion for  Implement a reward system for volunteers – volunteers are NODA before the end of my last NODA’s most important asset. term, and putting that list out there holds me accountable.


2016 Committees Communications


Correspondence Secretary: Rosemary Rufo 330-527-7836

Historian: Fran Cverna 440-834-1774

Handbook: OPEN Newsletter Editors: Layout/Content: Sara Justice Layout/Content: April Woodward Corral: Mosie Welch 330-618-5838 Advertising/Classifieds: Jill Voigt 216-346-2811 Reporting: Regina Sacha-Ujczo Website & Facebook: Linda Cooley 440-941-6269

Educational Programs Co-Chair: Marcia Doyle 330-562-8456

2016 NODA Recognized Shows Platinum Sponsors

Competitions Recognized Shows Chair:

Christine Thompson 440-590-1598 Manager/Secretary: Kevin Bradbury 734-426-2111 Ext 111 Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Eisenhauer Shirring 330-220-4705 Sponsors/Advertising: Regina Sacha Ujczo 216-390-3702 Hospitality: Kirsten Thomas 216-509-8881 Program Coordinator: Elizabeth Bross 814-881-2786

Schooling Shows

Big Dee’s Tack & Vet Supply  Shade Tree Farm Betsy Rebar Sell

Gold Sponsors 

Schneider Saddlery  Geauga Feed and Grain Supply

Newsletter Advertisers 

Big Dee’s Tack & Vet Supply  Equestrian Pursuits  GPS, Horse and Human Dynamics 

North Crest Equestrian Center

Poulin Dressage

Rivendel Farm

Saddles 101

Chair: Co-Chair: OPEN

Membership & Liaisons Membership Chair: Fran Cverna 440-834-1774 External Relations: Lisa Gorretta 440-543-8682 Junior & Young Rider Liaison: Ashley Rand-Torres 330-715-2403 Member Liaison: Kathy Kirchner 330-995-6010 Professional Liaison: Mary Dana Prescott 440-942-1008 (no texts) Western Dressage Liaison: Halle Clause 330-472-0888 NODA News 2017 Page 3

Sally Burton 440-221-7544 Show Secretary: Gwendolyn Samuels 330-980-8303 Volunteer Coordinator: Kirsten Thomas 216-509-8881


Schneider Saddlery  Shade Tree Farm  The Visiting Vet


Topline Stables

Valley Equine Dentistry

United States Dressage

Janeen Langowski-Grava 440-666-6182

Silent Auction Chair:

Patty Keim 330-350-2775

Year-End Banquet Chair:


Federation Please Support NODA’s Advertisers and Sponsors with Your Business!

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Set in motion the ground work for two big educational event weekends, like an “L” program and/or clinic/symposium weekend. Please send me your ideas about what you would like NODA to sponsor.

the handbook is a way to earn your NODA bucks while at home.

This January issue is devoted to the accomplishments of 2016 but also the hopes for 2017. You will find our event schedule so far for 2017. Mark your calendars Data base for accessing our Historical Archives. and sign up early for our shows. Last year we filled up fast and we don’t want you to miss out during the Increase the amount of each individual 2017 season for your favorite shows. professional grant that is awarded Important Schooling Show Championship Get an online link for ease in renewing membership, Information banquet reservations, and making donations.

Complete all job descriptions

Thank you to Victoria Patterson-Pirko, who has very generously taken over the storage of our dressage rings. She will store the old and the new for us at her farm. This move has helped us save the cost of an outside storage locker which, as most of you know, can be very expensive. She and Sally Burton have done a ton of research and leg work looking at and advising us on used rings that have been for sale. Christine Thompson helped this team by assisting Sally and Victoria in emptying out the locker. They found lots of interesting gems from NODA’s past.

I want to make you all aware of an important change in volunteering and how it will affect you and your participation in the Championship Show for 2017: Beginning in 2017, to qualify for the Championship Show you will be required to work four (4) volunteer hours at a NODA schooling show during the competition season. Those earned hours can also be used for year-end awards. Details will follow. Stay warm during these cold months! Dee Liebenthal, President

We continue to seek help in several areas. We are looking for a couple of members to help with the Newsletter each month. We need someone to handle classified ads and someone to handle commercial advertisers. These two jobs can be handled by one person or two people. We are also looking for someone to take over the annual updating of NODA’s Handbook. Fran Cverna has it down to a science and will get you started. Fran will continue as Membership Chair, but has asked to pass responsibility for the handbook to someone else as she will be taking over as chair of the Historical Committee. With her experience creating and managing data bases, she will be handling the next step of creating an actual data base for organized access to our archives. Taking over the production of NODA News 2017 Page 4

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US Dressage Finals– The Ultimate Experience By Dr. Jeni Gaffney


ttending USDF Finals is a wonderful and unique experience whether you are a competitor, volunteer or a spectator. It is a National competition featuring top professionals and adult amateurs in our own backyard. Who can pass that up?

the outdoor competition rings where most of the classes are held. Many FEI classes and a few of the freestyles are in the Alltech arena. All the rings both warm up and practice have GGT footing which is kept clean and groomed.

There are plenty of little extras that make the The atmosphere is so festive! Everyone is smiling and competition feel like a championship. says “Hello”. When we go to local shows you know almost everyone, however at finals most of the faces Competing in the lavish Alltech arena has a European are new. feel. The Alltech and the outdoor arenas are beautifully decorated with flowers and the banners of There are SERIOUS Competitors from all over the the sponsors. All the arenas had big scoreboards with country, however you make many new friends your name in lights. Each rider was announced with because everyone shares the same passion and love their horse and region that they were representing. for the horse. I was stabled next to an adult amateur, All award ceremonies were in the Alltech, they were Becky from South Carolina and we became such good very well orchestrated within lots of pomp and friends that we plan to meet in Florida this winter. circumstance. Nico announced each winner and You share each triumph and there is an all for one everyone had photos taken. Kristy (Fabio’s owner) attitude. I watched Akiko Yamazaki express sheer joy and I participated in the AA Grand Prix and AA Grand with her ride and Christopher Hickey hug his horse Prix Freestyle awards ceremonies. Fabio loves awards with triumph after the Grand Prix Freestyle. Everyone ceremonies! Kristy and l hugged through smiles and supports each other and revels in a masterful ride. I happy tears. have never heard so many “have a good ride” and “how did it go?” resonating as you walked through All award winners were invited to a press conference the barn. When you come back sporting a ribbon, after their ceremonies. We sat on a stage with “congratulations” come from all corners of the barn. microphones and a USDF/Adequan background - it The competitors across the aisle form North Carolina felt like a professionally televised sports event. Each opened a bottle of champagne to toast my freestyle. championship ride had a panel of three highly regarded and mostly international judges. The rides in From a competitors’ point of view, the show is the Alltech arena were broadcast on USEF TV. This superbly run by our familiar Kevin Bradbury and his venue is the USA version of Aachen! competent staff. They always resolve problems and the scores are reported instantly. Championship Competitors were spoiled with so many gifts from the times are drawn the day before the class and sent to sponsors and the USDF. The packets came in a sturdy each competitor efficiently in a text. The stabling is a canvass bag with gifts and coupons galore from the lottery-I have had the indoor and outdoor experience. sponsors. The indoor is warm and more convenient if you have a late ride in the Alltech. The outdoor stabling was There are Finals pins which l save and attach to my colder but the ventilation is much better. There are charm bracelet, a ceramic plaque for your stall, a tarps that block the wind and rain from entering the winter USDF headband and a beautiful program. The shed rows and makes the outdoor stabling much food at the competitors’ party on Friday night during warmer. All the stabling is on blacktop so I would the Grand Prix was delicious with a Kentucky Bourbon recommend renting or bringing mats for the stalls. flair. Even the bridle numbers are a keepsake as they The outdoor stabling is conveniently located close to say Finals on them. NODA News 2017 Page 6

US Dressage Finals– The Ultimate Experience, continued By Dr. Jeni Gaffney The vendor fair was luxurious. All of your favorite tack brands were well represented. It was a tack lover’s paradise, so much beautiful leather! It was so fun to window shop the European show attire…very expensive. Bling was definitely in the house, as were more conservative items. There was a great booth that had hand- screened belts and beautiful scarves which were reasonably priced. Another booth had hand –made fleece vests, headbands (for people) and dog coats which were really cute. The hand-beaded spur straps, stock ties and pins were pretty nifty. And boots! Boots like you’ve never seen! Italian boots with amazing tops, boots on sale, boots in crazy colors, boots covered entirely in sparkles. OK, not my thing but really fun to see. Since the Finals are held in November, it was a great place to do a little early Christmas shopping to find that perfect gift for my dressage buddies. Volunteering makes the experience even more rewarding. It requires so many volunteers to run a show of this size. I volunteered each day at lunch to give those working all day a chance to eat! Picture me with my signature big hat being a horse crossing guard. I was even allowed to wield a STOP sign. I smiled and wished everyone a good ride, it was very fulfilling! My friends, Jan and Sue were warm up stewards. As a volunteer, you also receive a beautiful canvas bag, Finals ball cap and many other goodies from the sponsors. If you volunteer several days, then you can have your hotel room paid. Volunteers receive free meals which were excellent and had a Kentucky theme to make them super fun. Please consider a trip even if you are on a budget-you can get many expenses paid. It is wonderful to see a familiar face as a ring steward, gate keeper, golf cart driver or runner. If you have any volunteer questions please ask our own Lisa Gorretta, she has been a four year volunteer at Finals! The VIP tickets Saturday night during the Grand Prix Freestyles were well worth the price. The seats provided a very comfortable view of the stunning Alltech arena. Drinks, appetizers, dinner and NODA News 2017 Page 7

dessert were included. All the food and the service was excellent. The night had a distinctly European championship flair, our Aachen! The Grand Prix freestyles were well crafted and executed, truly an evening of engaging horsemanship. Kentucky is the Mecca for horse enthusiasts. The historic and immaculate farms that surround the horse park are breathtaking. It is fun to take a car ride around to historic Georgetown, spend an evening in downtown Lexington, tour famous stud farms and of course no trip would be complete without a visit to the gargantuan Liquor Barn. The Kentucky Horse Park has an interesting museum, the parade of breeds, famous retired horses in residence, and horseback rides around the park. Dressage enthusiasts can visit the home offices of USDF to view history in the Hall of Fame. Many other organizations and breeds have their offices within the park like United States Pony Club, USEF and USEA. Often, there are multiple disciplines holding events during the dressage Finals like the high school rodeo, reining and a Paso Fino championship. We are so lucky to have a beautiful venue and such a marvelous competition within driving distance. Watching and/or competing at a championship like the Finals really ups your game and sharpens your eye for better quality at all the levels. It isn’t just the FEI levels, you can watch your level and your peers to help set reasonable goals at all the levels. I hope that I have convinced every NODA member that takes the time to read this article to put the Finals on their calendar for next year! The Finals were presented by Adequan. Other sponsors included Smartpak, Platinum Performance, Standlee, Merial, Dietrich Equine Insurance, Premier Equestrian Products, Hodges Badge and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.

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Grounds of the US Dressage Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park Photo by Dr. Jeni Gaffney

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Fabio at the US Dressage Finals in the Kentucky Horse Park Photo by Dr. Jeni Gaffney

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2016 NODA Year End Awards First Level –Professional Champion: Anne McClintock and She’s a Spitfire 66.321% Reserve: Jacqueline Ann Schafer and My Country Cowboy Novice Intro Level - Adult Amateur Champion: Jennifer Cooper and Arwen’s Arrow 61.875% 61.434% 3rd: Sarah Freeman and Zigfried 60.510% Reserve: Brandon Evans and Sedona 60.781% (Owned by Barb Hertzing)

Year End Awards Unrecognized Shows

Intro Level Open - Adult Amateur Champion: Bitsy Gascoigne and CLF Foreign Currency 67.110% (Owned by Noell Sivertsen) Reserve: Pan White and Flash in the Knight 66.407% 3rd: Nicole Rader and Aim High 63.597% Intro Level Open - Junior Rider Champion: Kim Shepard and Big Bundle 65.157% Novice Training Level - Adult Amateur Champion: Pam White and Flash in the Knight 60.880% Novice Training Level - Junior Rider Champion: John Sandy and Flash’s Painted Dazzle 63.427% (Owned by Margaret McElhany)

Training Level - Professional Champion: Anne McClintock and Jericho 69.087% Reserve: Sabine Walker and Zappoli 68.986% (Owned by Barbara Brown) Open Training Level - Adult Amateur Champion: Jerry Chuey and Lees Little Pockets 74.710% Reserve: Mila Sambunjak and Baila Con Migo 70.210% 3rd: Mary Lynn Hooser and TC Discrete 69.292% 4th: Lea Wojtkiewicz and Winter Sky 68.335% 5th: Leigh Mooney and Remarkable 68.261% 6th: Sally Burton and Oreo Blizzard 66.530% (Owned by Becky Kirk) 7th: Leigh Mooney and Foster 66.149% 8th: Heidi Miller and Merlin 63.125% 9th: Nicole Radar and Aim High 62.987% 10th: Danielle Bolm and Jimmy 62.390% Open Training Level - Junior Rider Champion: Noelle Ignagni and MRF Bello di Notte 70.142% Reserve: Maria Sandy and Classy Tradition 60.526% (Owned by Margaret McElhaney)

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First Level - Adult Amateur Champion: Megan Barnhizer and Fascination Starr 70.460% Reserve: Barbara Tuskas and Stonewall’s Ronan 67.337% 3rd: Peggi Ignagni and MRF Bello di Notte 66.324% (Owned by Noelle Ignagni) 4th: Patti Valencic and Fox Meadow Dancer 63.846% First Level –Junior Rider Champion: Noelle Ignagni and MRF Bello di Notte 63.755% Second Level - Junior Rider/Adult Amateur Champion: Barbara Tuskas and Stonewall’s Ronan 66.919% Reserve: Megan Barnhizer and Fascination Starr 64.814% 3rd: Susan Desimpel and Currituck 60.274% Third Level - Professional Champion: Victoria Patterson Pirko and Fantasia 68.870% Reserve: Sabine Walker and CA Hudson Bay 64.464% Third Level - Junior Rider/Adult Amateur Champion: Linda Cooley and KnightHawke 63.139% Fouth Level - Junior Rider/Adult Amateur Champion: Cindy Bank and Idlehour McHenry 61.111% FEI Champion: Jessica Paine and Royal Thomas 62.982% (Owned by Kirsten Thomas) Dressage Seat Equitation - Adult Amateur Champion: Leigh Mooney and Remarkable 75.333% Reserve: Sally Burton and Oreo Blizzard 69.000% (Owned by Becky Kirk) 3rd: Pam White and Flashin the Knight 68.333%

2016 NODA Year End Awards Rider Test - Adult Amateur Second Level - Adult Amateur Champion: Sally Burton and Oreo Blizzard 69.000%(Owned Champion: Robin Wulf and Lasting Impressions 64.421% by Becky Kirk) Reserve: Susan Desimpel and Currituck 57.317% Western Basic - Adult Amateur Champion: Jerry Chuey and Lees Little Pockets 72.721% Western Basic - Junior Champion: Skylar Young and La Bella Lune 71.030%

Year End Awards Recognized Shows Training Level - Junior/Young Rider Champion: Maggie Tifft and Comfortably Numb 67.330% (Owned by Jessica Silver) Reserve: Lydia Young and Flying W Farms Prince Kodiak 64.266% (Owned by Natalie Pantone) Training Level - Adult Amateur Champion: Robin Wulf and West Pointe 68.217% Reserve: Rachel Caracci and Anikan 64.415% Training Level - Open Champion: Shannon O’Hara and Slew-O-Details 62.584% (Owned by Maggie Tifft) First Level – Junior/Young Rider Champion: Emily Van Zeeland and Pushthelight 65.755% (Owned by Helen Rutter) Reserve: Kalyn Priemer and JC Ivy League 63.392% 3rd: Maggie Tifft and Comfortably Numb 62.945% (Owned by Jessica Silver) First Level - Adult Amateur Champion: Robin Wulf and Lasting Impressions 66.625% Reserve: Barbara Tuskas and Stonewall’s Ronan 64.676% 3rd: Susan Desimpel and Currituck 61.140% First Level - Open Champion: Janeen Grava and Davi’s Danseur OBX 67.941% Second Level - Junior/Young Rider Champion: McKenzie Miavitz and Capricious 63.593% Reserve: Kalyn Priemer and JC Ivy League 61.148%

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Second Level - Open Champion: Janeen Grava and Davi’s Danseur OBX 67.747% Reserve: Shannon O’Hara and L’Akira 64.900% (Owned by Maggie Tifft) Third Level - Jr./Young Rider/Adult Amateur Champion: Kimberly Apicella and Der Checker 3 63.910% Reserve: Linda Cooley and KnightHawke 63.823% 3rd: Lauren Wade and Ghalewind 63.667% 4th: Cindy Bank and IdleHour McHenry 62.078% Third Level - Open Champion: Victoria Patterson Pirko and Fantasia 68.497% Reserve: Janeen Grava and Don Bagheero 67.083% (Owned by Lisa Antoniou) 3rd: Jessica Paine and Dado HM 66.836% (Owned by Patricia Siegel) 4th: Sarah Freeman and Weinkoenig LHF 64.971% (Owned by Barb Hartzing) 5th: Sarah Freeman and Adante 63.980% (Owned by Jan Thompson) Fourth Level - Jr./Young Rider/Adult Amateur Champion: Lauren Wade and Ghalewind 61.499% Fourth Level - Open Champion: Shannon O’Hara and Udor 69.458% (Owned by Maggie Tifft) Reserve: Janeen Grava and Don Bagheero 65.333% (Owned by Lisa Antoniou) 3rd: Jessica Paine and Dado HM 64.472% (Owned by Patricia Siegel) Prix St. George - Jr/YR/AA Champion: Lauren Wade and Ghalewind 56.473% Prix St. George - Open Champion: Jessica Paine and Westen 68.283% Reserve: Shannon O’Hara and Udor 66.283% (Owned by Maggie Tifft)

2016 NODA Year End Awards Year End Awards Recognized Shows (Continued) Intermediaire I - Open Champion: Jessica Paine and Westen 70.198% I2/A/B/ Grand Prix Combined - Jr/YR/AA Champion: Jenifer Gaffney and Fabio 61.938% (Owned by Kristy Truebenbach Lund) Reserve: Regina Sacha and Arabella 60.075% Musical Freestyle Champion: Patty Keim and Java Joe (3rd Level) 68.992 Reserve: Jenifer Gaffney and Fabio (GP) 64.667 (Owned by Kristy Truebenbach Lund)

Trophies & Awards (Recognized) The Alessandria Memorial Trophy Sponsored by Lisa Gorretta and The Paddock Group Winner - Jessica Paine and Westen The Fabian Schoolmaster Trophy Sponsored by Regina M. Sacha-Ujczo & Heather Soones Booher Winner - Janeen Grava and Lego The Michael Von der Nonne Award Sponsored by Dagmar Zimmerman Winner - Janeen Grava and Davi’s Danseur OBX

Trophies & Awards (Recognized & Unrecognized) The Freestyle Award Adult Amateur, Owner-Trainer Sponsored by Ledge Hollow Stables Winner - Patty Keim and Java Joe (3rd Level) The Joan Rapp Award Sponsored by Gail Patton Winner - Colin Gaffney & Timanu (Eventing) The Gallant Lad Memorial Trophy Sponsored by Valley Riding, Inc. Winner - Jerry Chuey and Lees Little Pockets The Moody Mare Award Sponsored by Kimberly Moody Winner - Mila Sambunjak and Baila Con Migo Gretchen Singleton Vintage Award Trophy Sponsored by Kathy Dennis and Sally Gries Winner - Jerry Chuey and Lee’s Little Pockets The Full of Grace Award Sponsored by Leslie Grimm Winner - Mary Lynn Hooser and TC Discrete The Sindarin Award Sponsored by Dale Lappert Winner - Pam White and Flash in The Knight

The Randeck Memorial Trophy Sponsored by Carey Smith-Wilson Winner - Jenifer Gaffney and Fabio (Owned by Kristy Truebenbach Lund)

The Western Dressage Award Sponsored by NODA Winner - Jerry Chuey and Lee’s Little Pockets

The Richard Gascoigne Memorial Trophy by Bitsy Gascoigne & Ann Gascoigne Nixon Winner - Kimberly Apicella and Der Checker 3

Trophies & Awards (Unrecognized)

The Richter 5 Trophy Sponsored by Maggie Ball Winner - Kalyn Priemer and JC Ivy League

The Fox Smith Trophy Sponsored by Lynn Fry Winner - Leigh Mooney and Remarkable

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2016 NODA Year End Awards The Laddie Andahazy Memorial Trophy Sponsored by The Paddock Group Winner - Jennifer Cooper and Arwen’s Arrow The Sweeter Award Sponsored by Janeen Grava Winner - John Sandy and Flash’s Painted Dazzle (Owned by Margaret McElhaney) The Rowdy Memorial Trophy Sponsored by Cheryl Lee Winner - Jerry Chuey and Lees Little Pockets The Determined Effort Award Sponsored by Niki Sackman Winner - Jerry Chuey and Lee’s Little Pockets The Giving Spirit Award Sponsored by Friends of English Oak Stable Winner - Jerry Chuey and Lee’s Little Pockets

Trophies & Awards (Other) The Edy Ujczo Horse Partnership Trophy Sponsored by Regina Sacha-Ujczo Winner - Sabine Walker NODA’s Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsored by NODA Fran Cverna Achievement Certificates Sponsored by NODA Danielle Struna and Famous Mr. Jones Mini Trials—Recognized Colin Gaffney and Timaru 30.924%

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Member News Welcome (or Welcome Back) to the following who were not members in 2016: Kathleen Allen Mary Hazelton Richard Bobrowicz Tracy Hendricks Gale Browning Valerie Lopez Josephine Cooper Renee Miller Katie Lorraine Delaney Layla Musarra

Rhonda Pearce Karen S. Potts Diana Shale Janice M. Simon Brigid Tebaldi

Thank You to all 2016 NODA members who have renewed your membership for 2017! As of December 28, 2016 we have 162 total members (111 AA, 18 Youth, and 33 Professional) with 15 new members. If you have not yet renewed, I hope you do so soon!

The online membership roster at is used as verification of membership for NODA activities. Sincere thanks to the following people for your additional donation with membership towards a new dressage ring for NODA. As Membership Chair I cannot adequately express how wonderful it was to have so many of you add a donation to our dues. Contributions received have enabled NODA to purchase a new dressage ring as well as all the accessories. Kathi A. Agens Lisa Antoniou Kimberly Apicella Gina P. Ash Susan E. Baker Maggie Ball Megan Barnhizer Susan Bartlebaugh Danielle Bolm Barbara Brown Gale Browning Gretchen Burmeister Jerri Chuey Halle Clause Jennifer Cooper Josephine Cooper Heidi Crawford Fran Cverna Susan Desimpel Sarah Diggin Jennie Drain Janna Dresing Karen S. Edwards Clara Etzel Patti Ferris Jane Frankel Sarah Freeman Jenifer Gaffney Alexandra Gainer

Mary Lou Gallagher Barbara Gantz Janeen Grava Kimberly Harris Mary Hazelton Tracy Hendricks Katie Holzheimer Susan Horst Sheri Israel Linda Irene Johns Valerie Jones Vanessa Jones-Washington Margaret Kaufman Patty Keim Kathryn Kirchner Alexander Kuntz Diona Liebenthal Bobbie S. Martin Anne McClintock Susan Michalek Renee Miller Jane Paisley Victoria Patterson-Pirko Gail Patton Ashley Rand-Torres Sophia Ratvasky Betsy Rebar Sell Niki Sackman Elizabeth Scalabrino

Jacqueline Ann Schafer Janice M. Simon Stephanie Sondles Barbara L. Soukup Jean Spires Ursula Stanton-Hicks Kristin Stein Rob Stone Amy Sturdevant Julie Taylor Diane K Terp Christine Thompson Charlene Tillman Jana Tuckerman Barbara Tuskas Linda Urban Patti Valencic Emily Van Zeeland Michele Vonk Lauren A. Wade Sabine Walker Shari Weeden Bob Weston Pam White Robin Wulf Lydia Young Dagmar Zimmerman

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NODA Board Meetings Next NODA Board Meetings January 9, 2017 & February 13, 2017 Meetings 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 to any meeting changes or updated information. NODA’s welcomes all comments & opinions regarding NODA activities, shows and policies. Please contact NODA Member Liaison, Kathy Kirchner at


2017 Adequan®/ USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference Join USDF for this unique opportunity, featuring Lilo Fore and Hans-Christian Matthiesen, which will give FEI trainers and judges the opportunity to interact, share ideas, and gain a perspective of the challenges faced by both groups. The 2017 conference will be held on January 16-17, at High Meadow Farm in Loxahatchee, FL. Advanced registration is now open! Visit the website for complete details. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 2017 USEF Judges Forum. Visit the USEF website ( for complete details on the forum.

Dressage and Para-Dressage FEI Updates for 2017 Updates to the dressage and para-dressage tests were announced by the FEI at the end of October. Please note that these changes were announced after the printing of the 2017 USDF Member Guide, which you will be receiving with your November issue of USDF Connection. For more information on the dressage updates, visit

Renew now for 2017!

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Share your story! Write an article for NODA News and earn your NODA Bucks! Email your idea to NODA News Editors: or

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Member News—Continued The 2017 membership is from 12/1/2016 through 11/30/2017. A membership renewal form was mailed in November. I hope you renewed at the NODA banquet or as soon as you get the 2017 form!

Our 2016 year is ending with 321 total members (206 AA, 44 Youth, and 71 Professional), and with 94 new members this year!

Online membership roster on the MEMBERSHIP page of It is used for verification of membership for NODA activities.

Your membership, time, and talents make NODA a better GMO. Thank you. Fran Cverna, Membership Chair

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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

Apparel and Tack SADDLE FOR SALE: Rembrandt Dressage Saddle. 17.5” seat, adjustable tree. Black, good condition. Recently reflocked, new billets. Picture available. Asking $800. Contact Patti at 440-338-7177 or

SADDLE FOR SALE: Trilogy “Debbie McDonald” short-flap and elite leather. 18”, M/W. Pictures available. Asking $2,475. Call, text or email Regina: 216-390-3702,

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USET-AUTOGRAPHED PRINT: Official poster of 1987 Pan Am Games in Indianapolis, signed by artist Dick Davis, depicting cross -country horse and rider over water jump. Mounted on foam board with glass borderless frame. Signed by 10 dressage, eventing & jumping USET members. Photo and complete details on request. Asking $200. Call or text Mary Ann, 216-3142899 or

COLLECTION FOR SALE: Large personal collection of horseracing clippings from newspapers and magazines. Articles on Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont, 1960s to 2000s. Includes many Louisville Courier-Journal Derby preview and special sections. Additional articles on Secretariat and Seattle Slew. A treasure trove of racing coverage. Detailed list can be sent by email. $100. Call or text Mary Ann, 216-314-2899

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.

Dream On Farm Janet and Mike Boyle Columbia Station, OH 440-376-9298 Shows, lessons, boarding, grass pastures, turnout, indoor arena, outdoor hunter/ dressage arenas

Ledge Hollow Stable Jeanne & Terry Fashempour 330-239-2587 Medina, OH 44256 Full care, co-op, turn-out, Instruction, NE Medina County.

Fair Weather Farm Kate Poulin Chagrin Falls, OH 386-624-3968

Mithra Training Stable Wendy Gruskiewicz Jefferson, OH 440-213-0509 Specializing in Arabian Sport Horses, dressage training, sales & lessons

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

North Crest Equestrian Center Julie Taylor 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.

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.

Woods Edge Stable Anne Houin Burton, OH 44021 Shade Tree Farm 216-598-0821 or Betsy Rebar-Sell 330-351-1124 Boarding, lessons, clinics, Full care, indoor Indoor/outdoor, arenas, & outdoor arenas, trails, grass pastures, trails. turnout, lessons, and training.

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

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

January 8, 2017 Chagrin Valley Farms Schooling Dressage Show (*) Chagrin Falls OH Judge Barbara Soukup, "L with Distinction" Questions? Contact February 5, 2017 Chagrin Valley Farms Schooling Dressage Show (*) Chagrin Falls OH Judge Dale Lappert "R" Questions? Contact March 5, 2017 Chagrin Valley Farms Schooling Dressage Show (*) Chagrin Falls OH Judge Sara Justice "L" Questions? Contact March 18-19, 2017 Lake Erie College Dressage Winter Series Show USEF/USDF Recognized Show Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Concord, OH April 2, 2017 Chagrin Valley Farms Schooling Dressage Show Series – CHAMPIONSHIP (*) Chagrin Falls OH Judge Connie Wyatt, Retired "r" Questions? Contact April 6-9, 2017 Equine Affaire in Ohio Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH April 8-9, 2017 Lake Erie Dressage Prix de Villes Show USEF/USDF Recognized Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Concord OH

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