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Cover: Kate Poulin competing Fair Weather Farm’s Belisario Interagro. Photo by Rodger Russ

Issue 5, 2014

Dressage Association


Greetings from the President The Northern Ohio Dressage Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit education organization 2014 NODA Executive Board

also know that you can volunteer more than four hours? And even if you are not headed for year-end awards we still need and want your help. Bring your business knowledge to a NODA committee or write an article. Contact your member representative, Kathy Kirchner, at memberrep@nodarider.org and offer us your talents.

President Dee Liebenthal 330-562-8455 president@nodarider.org

There are many more ways to support NODA. For specific information or to ask questions, please contact Kathy Kirchner. Come and join the fun and support your GMO.

Vice President Niki Sackman vp@nodarider.org Treasurer Jennifer Kick 440-487-1925 treasurer@nodarider.org Secretary Patti Valencic secretary@nodarider.org Parliamentarian Dale Lappert 330-527-4683 parliamentarian@nodarider.org

Directors at Large

Speaking of being an educational organization, NODA has been very busy. We approved five Dee Liebenthal and Rens Professional Grants in 2013. With every Professional Grant that NODA awards comes ear Noda Members, an obligation for the recipient to give back to Spring is here at last, and not just in NODA in some way. Many times the professional will opt to write an article or name. The days and nights have warmed and we have enjoyed days with actual speak at a meeting, sharing the information and learning gained from the educational sunshine. Are you all ready for the show experience. season?

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I want to take a moment to remind everyone that NODA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization. We rely on membership dues, donations, our schooling and recognized shows, sponsorships, advertisers, and of course, our volunteers so we can survive and continue to provide education opportunities. Please support NODA when and where you can. Following are only a couple of the many ways you can support NODA.

Mary Lou Gallagher 216-251-7469 Support NODA's Recognized Shows: Our MaryLou-DAL@nodarider.org Recognized Shows are still some months away Barb Soukup Barb-DAL@nodarider.org Kathy Kirchner 330-995-6010 Kathy-DAL@nodarider.org Gail Patton 440-442-5256 Mary Dana Prescott 440-942-1008 38905 Gardenside Drive Willoughby OH 44094

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but it is not too early to start thinking about sponsoring a class or advertising your business during those shows. Information is available in this issue and also on our website: www.nodarider.org. We depend on your support, so please consider this event. Spread the word to friends and family, as they may want to support your passion, too. Contact Niki Sackman at vp@nodarider.org.

Janeen Langowski-Grava and Anne McClintock, Professional Grant recipients in 2013, have joined together to host a free clinic on Saturday, May 24th for NODA Jr/YR and AA members as their "give back" to NODA. There is information in this issue about this free clinic and also information and an application on our website, www.nodarider.org. Riders will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the clinic is filled. There will also be a demonstration on lungeing. Auditors are welcome (please bring a chair). For information, please contact Marcia Doyle at Marcia-edu@nodarider.org. Janeen and Anne, along with Mary Armstrong and Liz Biddick, received Professional Grants in 2013 to help them attend the Instructor Certification Workshops. Also in 2013, we approved a Professional Grant for Clara Etzel to help her attend the 2014 USDF/USEF Young Rider Graduate Program. You can read about her experience in 2014 NODA News issue 3.

Volunteer your time and/or expertise: There Enjoy the sunshine, Dee Liebenthal, President are many ways to volunteer your time and expertise. If you are planning to apply for year -end awards you already know that you need four volunteer hours for each horse and rider combination, and those hours must be earned during the current competition year. Did you


2014 Committees Communications Correspondence Secretary: Rosemary Rufo 330-527-7836 correspondence@nodarider.org Newsletter Editors: Layout/Content: Elizabeth Bross 814-881-2786 Elizabeth-editor@nodarider.org Advertising/Content: Mosie Welch 330-618-5838 Mosie-editor@nodarider.org Classifieds: Jill Voigt 216-346-2811 Classifieds@nodarider.org Webmaster and Facebook: Linda Cooley 440-941-6269 webmaster@nodarider.org External Relations: Lisa Gorretta 440-543-8682 ext-relations@nodarider.org

Educational Programs Co-chairs: Marcia Doyle 330-562-8456 Marcia-Edu@nodarider.org Berni Moauro 330-467-0619 Berni-Edu@nodarider.org

Membership & Handbook Chair: Fran Cverna 440-834-1774 membership@nodarider.org Junior & Young Rider Liaison: Lauren Hunter 812-655-0375 jr-yr@nodarider.org Member Liaison: Kathy Kirchner 330-995-6010 memberrep@nodarider.org Professional Liaison: Mary Dana Prescott

Historical Historian: Lora Burgess 440-554-6736 historian@nodarider.org

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Competitions

Newsletter Advertisers

Recognized Show

Big Dee’s

Chair: Niki Sackman rs-chair@nodarider.org Manager: Robyn Ambrose 440-858-2164 rs-manager@nodarider.org Show Secretary: Mary Lou Gallagher 216-251-7469 rs-secretary@nodarider.org Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Eisenhauer 330-220-4705 rs-vol-coord@nodarider.org Sponsors/Advertising: OPEN

Schooling Show Chair: Kara Maruszak 440-655-9376 schoolingshow@nodarider.org Show Secretary: Jennifer Tulleners 440-213-6685 ss-secretary@nodarider.org Volunteer Coordinator: Gail Patton 440-442-5256

Year-End Banquet Chair: Shannon O'Hara 440-781-4557 Banquet@nodarider.org

Awards Chair: Janeen Langowski-Grava 440-666-6182 yearend-awards@nodarider.org

Buckeye Horse Park CMP Equine Transport Cross Winds Farm Dream on Farm Equestrian Pursuits Massage by Mosie Welch Grand Haven Stable Howard Hanna Charleen Snyder Joyce Dickson Natural Horsemanship Ledge Hollow Stable MD BarnMaster North Crest Equestrian Center Rivendel Farm Saddles 101 Schneider Saddlery The Visiting Vet

NODA’s Board welcomes all comments and opinions regarding NODA activities, shows and policies. Please contact member liaison Kathy Kirchner. Monthly board meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9 pm at Panera Bread, 6130 Kruse Drive in Solon. Members are welcome to attend. See monthly calendar for details as on occasion the location of the meeting

Topline Stables United States Dressage Federation Valley Riding, Inc. at Rocky River Stables Veterinary Reproductive Services of Akron Willow Creek Veterinary Service Please Support NODA’s Advertisers and Sponsors


For registration form and more information go to the NODA website www.nodarider.org or contact Marcia Doyle at marcia-edu@nodarider.org NODA News 2014 page 4


NODA’s New Scholarship Program Supports Adult Amateur and Junior Dressage Education!

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ecause the Northern Ohio Dressage Association supports the education of all its members we are pleased to announce that we are adding a new and exciting member benefit for our amateur membership. Two new scholarship opportunities will be available to Adult Amateurs and Junior/Young Riders. The first scholarships will be awarded this fall with funds dispersed in 2015.

announced at the annual awards banquet.

Adult Amateur and Junior/Young Rider scholarship funds may be used for any dressage event that is educational to you or for both you and your horse. This includes all dressage clinics, symposiums, lessons, etc. Money cannot be applied to items such as show fees, board bills, or leasing costs. At the time of application, applicants are not required to NODA is offering two scholarships have detailed and specific plans annually in the amount of for the money. Once the $250.00 each to eligible Adult Scholarship recipient has decided Amateurs and Junior/Young Rider what they would like to use the members with the goal of money for, they will submit a supporting the ongoing education check request form to receive of NODA amateur membership. scholarship funds. Funds will be Following is some information on dispersed as reimbursement after these new scholarships. -the-fact or in the form of a check made out directly to the clinician An individual must be a member or host of the event. of NODA and may only be awarded one scholarship in a Specific scholarship information given year. Additionally, an and all application forms will be individual may only receive available on the NODA website, scholarship funding once every www.nodarider.org, in early May, three years. However, those who 2014. do not win are encouraged to reapply the next year. NODA is so excited to be offering this opportunity to our amateur The deadline to apply for members. Apply by October 1, scholarship funds to be used in 2014 and have an opportunity to st any given year will be October 1 receive $250 in 2015 to be used of the previous year. For for your continuing Dressage example, if you wish to receive education. Check the website scholarship funds to be used soon for all the information you toward your Dressage education need to apply for the NODA in 2015, you will need to submit Amateur Scholarship Fund. your Application Packet to NODA NODA also continues to offer by October 1, 2014. A scholarship scholarships to member committee will review all professionals. applications that are received by We look forward to the October 1st deadline. The your application! 2015 scholarship recipients will be NODA News 2014 page 5


New Deworming Strategies By Willow Creek Veterinary Service

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eworming is an essential recommended that every horse part of your horse’s health receive an Ivermectin product in care program. However, the fall. The reason for this using the wrong or too much of a recommendation is because bots product can increase resistance and tapeworms cannot be detected rendering our common dewormers on a routine fecal exam. This will less effective. At this time, there also help to alleviate any parasites are no new deworming products that did not show up on the fecal being developed. Therefore, due to intermittent shedding. proper use of available medications If your horse is classified as a is essential. Foals, weanlings and yearlings are treated medium-shedder, it is differently than adult horses and are considered recommended that he/she receive Internal Parasites can cause poor more ‘high-risk’ as they have not had time to hair coat, ill thrift, pneumonia the low-shedder protocol along develop natural immunity to parasites. (secondary to the presence of with either a pyrantal-pamoate, migrating larvae), colic, perforation of the intestinal tract, fenbendazole or oxibendazole product mid-summer. tail rubbing and diarrhea/colitis. The main parasites that Examples of these products include Strongid™, Panacur™ can be of concern to horses include roundworms, small or Anthelcide™. High-shedders should receive this in the and large strongyles, tapeworms, pinworms and bots. summer along with another dose of dewormer in the Different ingredients found in currently available equine winter. Another possibility if your horse is a high-shedder is a daily dewormer such as Strongid-C. However, your dewormers include:  Ivermectin: targets all parasites except tapeworms and is horse will still need an Ivermectin/praziquantel product in the spring and an Ivermectin product in the fall. Daily effective against some migrating strongyle larvae  Moxidectin: targets all parasites except tapeworms and dewormers are not recommended for low to medium shedders, due to the risk of developing resistance. is partially effective against encysted small strongyles  Fenbendazole: targets large and small strongyles,

Foals, weanlings and yearlings are treated differently pinworms, and roundworms and is effective against than adult horses and are considered more ‘high-risk’ as migrating strongyle larvae and encysted small strongyles they have not had time to develop natural immunity to when used at double the normal dose for five parasites. During the first year of life, foals should receive consecutive days a minimum of four anthelmintic treatments. The first  Oxibendazole: targets large and small strongyles, deworming should be carried out at about 2-3 months of pinworms, roundworms, and threadworms age and a fenbendazole or oxibendazole is recommended  Pyrantel pamoate: targets large and small strongyles, to ensure efficacy against ascarids. Second deworming is pinworms, roundworms, and when used at a double recommended just before weaning (approximately six dose will kill tapeworms (pyrantel formulations do not months of age). An extra treatment can be justified before have action against encysted or migrating forms) weaning if the time period between the two treatments  Praziquantel: Effective against tapeworms exceeds 3 months. At weaning, a fecal egg count is recommended to determine whether worm burdens are It is recommended that every horse have a fecal egg primarily strongyles or ascarids, to facilitate the right count done yearly to determine if he/she is a low, choice of drug class. Third and fourth treatments should medium, or high shedder. Some horses naturally carry higher parasite burdens than other horses. Therefore, the be considered at about 9 and 12 months of age and treatment should primarily be targeting strongyles. low shedder should be dewormed differently than the high shedder. Your horse’s category will be determined by Tapeworm treatment should be included on one of these latter treatment occasions. Yearlings and 2-year olds the number of eggs seen in his or her feces using a should receive 3-4 anthelmintic treatments per year. Fecal microscope and a quantitative analysis. It is recommended that every horse (including low-shedders) egg counts should continue to be done yearly to determine proper product usage. receive an Ivermectin/praziquantel combination product in the spring. This would include products such as Horses with high counts should have a second fecal egg Equimax™, Zimectrin Gold™ or Quest Plus™. It is also count performed approximately 10 days post deworming. NODA News 2014 page 6


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This number will be used to calculate a fecal egg reduction count. If the FERC is not greater than 90 % the worms have formed resistance to the medication used. Alternate medications will be needed to maintain control on your farm. A few farms have been shown to have worms that are resistant to multiple medications. As no new products are being developed, this becomes a real problem. This is what we are trying to avoid, by using anthelmintics only when necessary and targeted to the correct parasites at the correct time. If the egg count is reduced by over 90 % then the medication can continue to be used on the farm.

Risk assessment, fecal egg counts and then proper administration of dewormers at the correct time of year coupled with management techniques will help ensure the health of your horse and continued efficacy of deworming medications. If you have any questions regarding current de-worming strategies please contact your veterinarian. When getting a fecal done on your horse, make sure it is a fecal egg count and not just a float. The fecal egg count will quantify the number of eggs present in a given sample. The FEC should be performed after proper withdrawal periods from anthelmintic Medication is only part of the solution. Other methods to treatments, 9-16 weeks depending on product used. The FEC number will be used to categorize the horse so that decrease parasite populations on the farm include daily proper de-worming strategies can be implemented. manure removal, pasture rotation, and feeding horses away from potentially contaminated areas. Manure If you have any questions on the new deworming should not be spread on pastures or hay fields as this strategies or how you can improve farm practices, please spreads the parasites to grazing areas. Maintaining give Willow Creek Veterinary Service a call at 330-410appropriate stocking density can be difficult depending on 4899, we would be happy to perform a risk assessment for the size of your farm. Placing fewer horses per acre of your horse or farm. pasture will ensure adequate grazing areas, given the opportunity; horses will preferentially graze away from where they defecate. Rotational grazing with other species can also help keep parasite levels down. Cattle, goats, or Camelids are not susceptible to the same parasites as horses; therefore these species are a dead end host for our equine parasites. Proper composting of manure or having it hauled off site is recommended.

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United States Dressage Federation - Facts, Statistics, and a Spectators Guide from www.usdf.org USDF Membership

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218 Business Memberships 16,216 Participating Memberships 24,338 Group Member Organization Memberships 121 Affiliated Group Member Organizations

850 Recognized Competitions USDF Members USDF members are characterized by loyalty to dressage and their horses. The federation currently has more than 35,000 members:

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90% are adults 96% are female 66% are over the age of 41 years of age 96% own at least one horse 87% compete at least one horse 37% own at least five acres of land 70% have an income of $75,000 and above

Competitive Dressage Horses

 High insured values  Large investment and long-term relationship between horse and rider

 Average competitive life is ten years  Peak performance age average is twelve years  Average age at which a horse is USDF lifetime registered is 7.5 years

 13,666 new horses have been registered since 2005 A 92% increase in the horses competing at USDF recognized shows

A Spectator's Guide to Dressage Like any sport, watching dressage is more interesting the more you know about it. Dressage tests used at shows are divided by graduated levels, from the most basic walk/trot to the Grand Prix test that is the same test that is used in the Olympics. The tests are divided into separate movements, and the judge gives a score for each movement. The score sheets are then totaled to determine class results. It will help you understand what is going on if you can get a copy of the test you are watching, plus here are some additional thoughts: Less is More In dressage, the less you see the rider do, the better, because that means he is communicating with his horse quietly and his horse is attentive -- they are working as a team.

Tempo and Rhythm Rhythm is the repetition of footfalls. A sound dressage horse has only three correct rhythms – a four-beat walk, two-beat trot, three-beat canter. Tempo is the speed of repetition of strides. Every horse should have a consistent tempo throughout the test that is controlled by the rider, a tempo so obvious you could sing a song to it. Naughtiness Horses, like people, have good days and bad days and days when they are just feeling a little too good. Naughtiness in horses can be exhibited in bucking, rearing, tossing of the head, or even jumping out of the dressage ring. Tension During a test, the horse needs to remain calm, attentive and supple. If the horse gets tense, he gets rigid through his neck and back, which can exhibit itself in stiff movement, ears that are pinned back and a tail that swishes constantly and doesn’t hang arched and quietly swinging. Rider Seat and Position The rider should sit upright quietly and not be depend on his whip, spurs or voice to have a nice test. Riders who use their voice have points deducted off their test score for that movement. Whipped Cream Lips When a horse is relaxed in his jaw and poll (the area just behind his ears), he releases saliva, you might see white foam around his lips and mouth. That is a good sign as it means he is attentively chewing on his bit and comfortable in his work. The amount of white foam varies from horse to horse. Horses and Flight Horses have two main mechanisms for protection from danger: they run and they kick. Remember to always allow plenty of room for the horses at a show and never approach any horse without first alerting the rider that you are doing so. Scary Stuff Horses have the strangest aversions: plastic grocery bags can remind them of Satan’s minions and an opened umbrella can cause bolting to three states over. Again, use caution at horse shows and think before you toss away noisy garbage, open an umbrella or put on and take off plastic rain ponchos or blankets in the stands.

SSSSHHHH! Focus is important during any test, from Training Level to Good Figures Grand Prix, so remember to be courteous and follow the Circles are round and lines are straight, a precept true in geometry and dressage. A 20-meter circle should go from one rules by staying about 15 meters (45 feet) feet back from the side of the arena to the other, a 10-meter circle only half way competition ring and remaining as quiet as possible during rides. If you have any questions about where you may stand across. A horse should not weave on a straight-line or sit, check with the ring steward. movement. NODA News 2014 page 10


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Members Share Left: If you see NODA Professional, Clara Etzel sporting this cool belt buckle, it’s because she and More Coffee Please (Reggie), were the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association High Point Champions at FEI, Intermediate I.

Left: Clara and Reggie also received the lovely trophy pictured when the pair was recognized at the 2014 AQHA Convention in New Orleans in March, 2014.

Congratulations! NODA would love to hear What you’re up to. Send us your photos!

Above: NODA Junior, Evelyn Tyner, competes Hall of Fame at the National Dressage Pony Cup, September, 2013 in Lexington, KY. This annual show is dedicated to the promotion of ponies and pony breeders, owners, and riders from throughout the United States and Canada in dressage competition. With classes from Introductory to Grand Prix and Freestyle. Photo by Suzanne Fischer.

Grants Are Available for NODA MEMBER Equine Professionals NODA maintains a fund to support professionals with continuing education—up to $200 maximum Tell us: Why you should receive a grant? What function you plan to attend? Where it is to be held ? How do you support NODA? State how you will share the content with NODA members (lecture, clinic, or article). Membership Requirements: You must be a “professional” horseperson as defined by the current USEF rule book and a member in good standing with NODA.

For more information contact Mary Dana Prescott at 440-942-1008

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Apply in writing to: NODA Board c/o Mary Dana Prescott 38905 Gardenside Drive Willoughby, OH 44094


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Member News CORRECTION to Article

Attention Schooling Show Competitors! The August 3rd Schooling Show has been moved to Chagrin Valley Farms Please contact Kara at schoolingshow@nodarider.org with questions or for more information

Recognized Show Committee Seeking Trainee to Learn the Ropes Coordinator for Sponsors and Advertisements Seeking someone interested in working with Niki Sackman to learn the ropes and fully take over the job in 2015

The Coordinator for Sponsors and Advertisements contacts former and new advertisers and sponsors to secure donations, in kind support, and advertising for our recognized shows. Earn NODA Bucks by working on the Recognized Show committee. The process for 2014 has already begun.

For complete information on this position, please contact Niki Sackman at VP@Nodarider.org Clarification of the Youth and Junior Designations NODA Schooling Show Series Youth is a membership classification but not a division in horse shows. Although the age of Young Riders (16-21) overlaps the Junior division (17 and younger), they do not mean the same thing. Junior classes in the Schooling Shows Series are NOT open to the Young Riders who are 18 and older. A Junior is anyone who is 17 or younger on December 1, which is the first day of the competition year. For instance, if a rider is 17 years old on December 1 and turns 18 on December 15, that rider is considered a Junior for that competition year. That is why a rider can be 18 and still considered a Junior. If the rider is only 17, they remain 17 for competition purposes even after celebrating their 18th birthday. by Mary Lou Gallagher, USEF "r" Technical Delegate For more information contact Mary Lou at rs-secretary@nodarider.org NODA News 2014 page 17

Junior, Youth, Young Rider and Novice Designations at NODA Schooling Shows If you were 17 last December 1st, you will be riding as a Junior. If you were born in 1992, (NOT 1922 as stated in Issue 4, 2014), you can ride in the adult classes in both schooling and recognized shows.

Thank You! Anne McClintock Anne has accepted the position of Coordinator of Revolving Trophies Awards Committee NODA Membership as of April 14, 2014 Adult Amateurs: 166 Professionals: 51 Youth: 30

NODA Welcomes New Members! or Welcome Back to those who were not members in 2013

Karen Deitrick Rachel Dombeck Kimberly Harris Margie Hirsh Sarah Page Caitlin Poulson Cindy Poulson

John Sandy Maria Sandy Julie Stapf Marthanne Staszkow Ashley Yoder Serina Yoder

The online membership roster at www.nodarider.org is used as verification of membership for NODA activities. Thank You to all 2013 NODA members who NODA membership for 2014! Your membership, time, and talents make NODA a better GMO!

SIGN-UP to volunteer for one of NODA’s Schooling Shows Saturday, May 10 Grand Haven Stable Sunday, May 25 Rocky River Stables Volunteer Coordinator, Gail Patton is waiting to hear from you! Please call 440-442-5256


NODA Board Meeting Minutes—March 10, 2014 In Attendance: Robyn Ambrose, Fran Cverna, Marcia Doyle, Mary Lou Gallagher, Dale Lappert, Dee Liebenthal, Anne McClintock, Berni Moauro, Niki Sackman, Patti Valencic. Call to Order: Meeting called to order by Dee Liebenthal, President, at 7:06 pm. Minutes: Patti Valencic  February Board meeting minutes accepted. Treasurer's Report : Jennifer Kick  No report at this time. Discussed need for annual budget. Membership & Handbook: Fran Cverna  The winner of the drawing for the $50 gift card, from all those who joined and filled out the survey, is April Woodward of Huntsburg, OH. She is new member this year.  152 members filled out the survey and copies of the results were distributed.  Currently, there are 221 members: 152 are Adult Amateurs, 45 are professionals, and 24 are Youth. 138 members from last year have not renewed.  Handbook will be mailed in April.  Will distribute a tri-fold with NODA info at area barns, as has been done in the past. Board voted to also distribute flyers with show information to MODA and Equine Affaire . Historical/Data Management: Dee for Lora Burgess  Katie and Lora working to get data into computer. Schooling Shows : Dee for Kara Maruszak  With the help of Fran Cverna, Kara Maruszak, Mary Lou Gallagher and Janeen Langowski, a master prize list document has been created to work with in the future. Review and index remain to be done.  Prize lists should be mailed out by end of next week. Awards Committee: Dee for Janeen Langowski  Updated wording in a couple of awards to make it consistent across the board.  Janeen working on new applications for trophies. The forms will provide bullet point requirements to members for a particular award. The process will be simpler and easier.  Introduced Anne McClintock, newest member of Awards Committee. Newsletter: Dee for Elizabeth Bross & Mosie Welch  Discussed doing it bimonthly next year to save money. Need to consider if money from advertisers cover the costs. Will table until Mosie is present.  Mary Lou will email Mosie with correction to Kara’s article concerning Young Rider age limit.  Discussed possibility of one issue for scores only.  Any changes we make will be explained in newsletter.

 In Memoriam posted for Gabor Foltenyi Education: Marcia Doyle & Berni Moauro  As their give back for the Professional Grants that were awarded to both Janeen Langowski Grava and Anne McClintock, they will be having a free of charge riding clinic on Saturday May 24th at Topline Stables. Details will be on the website. Recognized Show: Niki Sackman, Robyn Ambrose, Mary Lou Gallagher  Robyn booked hotels for judges and establish rates. Ribbons ordered. Need to work on prize List and Horse Show office.  Mary Lou Gallagher will have a dry run with Online Show results at May show using Fox Village.  MLG : Save the Date postcard with picture of Gretchen award winner will sent to people who competed during the last 3 years and current NODA members. Target date to mail it is mid-April. Have handouts available at Prix de Ville. Prize list will be posted online.  Robyn requested that NODA take over her Ashley Hapsburg award. The award will be presented at the banquet to a NODA member that earns High Point at Training Level on Sunday at NODA's Recognized Show. Robyn will write up something for newsletter, website, and prize list. External Relations: Dee for Lisa Gorretta  To support the LEC Prix de Vile as we have in the past, the board voted to refund one half of the team entry fee to each team that has NODA in its name and is comprised of all NODA members. The refund will be made to the team captain for distribution.

Banquet: Dee for Shannon O'Hara  Board decision to schedule the banquet for November 15. Reports from Member Liaisons:  Member Liaison: Kathy Kirchner - No report.  Professional Liaison: Mary Dana Prescott -No report.  Jr/YR Liaison : Dee for Lauren Hunter - Jr/Yr Clinic April 2014 - reapply for 2014/2015. Old Business:  2nd revisions of AA & Jr/YR Scholarship guidelines were accepted by the board. The information and forms will be on the website very soon. Applications will be accepted up to October 1. 2014. Recipients will be announced at the Banquet and scholarships will be awarded during 2015. There will be a write up in the Newsletter soon.  Big Dees invited NODA to man a table at the Big Dees Grand Opening on May 2-3. The board voted to do so. Anyone interested in helping for part of a day, please let Dee know. New Business: Website & Facebook: Linda Cooley  In the future, need to figure out education committee PI  NODA Facebook: 1081 likes, increase of 48 from January. refresher and select a date in the fall.  Posted Prix de Ville and Gabor Foltenyi information.  Adult Amateur Dressage Initiative - Lobbying the USDF and  Website: most items were posted on facebook) USEF - Mosie Welch tabled.  New membership perks about Horsemen’s Corral posted on Meeting adjournment: Welcome & Membership pages.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:37 PM.  LEC Prix de Villes Open date & e-News from Show Secretary Next Meeting: Monday, April 14 at 7PM at Panera in Solon posted on Welcome & Calendar pages. NODA News 2014 page 18


NODA Members Recognized in the USDF Connection, 2013 Yearbook Additions to Issue 4 article Swedish Warmblood Association of North America 3rd Level Open, Reserve Champion Lady Victoria, Debbie McCaughtry rider Susan Ketchel, owner 2013 USDF Rider Performance Certificate First Level—Debbie McCaughtry Please accept NODA News editor’s apology for the omission

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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: NODA Classified c/o Jill Voigt 27059 Sanctuary Lane Olmstead Township, OH 44318 Email ad to: Classifieds@nodarider.org HORSES FOR SALE OR LEASE For Sale: Registered Dutch Friesian Mare. Gorgeous 16hh, 7YO. Very sweet, sound, beautiful gaits - exceptionally smooth trot that anyone can sit. Showing 1st level. Excellent bloodlines (dam: Jitske v Reestaicht; sire: Tinus PM – USDF Horse of the Year, 2nd, 3rd, 4th levels, Prix St. George, and 6th place national Grand Prix free style). Pictures/videos available. $24,800. Call/text Jill 216/3462811. (I-6) For Sale: Lusitano Gelding, 9 years old, 15.3+ hands. Sound, healthy, sweet temperament. Smooth gaits and nice mover. Needs sensitive experienced rider. Asking $18,000, negotiable to right person. Call Bob at Cross Winds Farm 440/829-8165. (I-7)

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For Sale: Thoroughbred Cross. Three year old jet black filly offered for sale to excellent home. Currently in training at Lake Erie College- walk, trot, canter. Without question, the absolute sweetest, bravest baby suitable for small adult or advanced older child. Will finish 15'. Lovely mover. Asking $4,000. Call or text Robin at 440391-3300. (I-6)

APPAREL& TACK For Sale: County Competitor Dressage Saddle. 16.5” seat, medium tree, black. Excellent condition. Price - $600. Contact Kris at 440-942-9034. (I-6) For Sale: Jaguar Saddle. 17” seat, medium tree, black. Excellent condition with only one owner. Does not come with anything extra. Asking $2,000. Please contact Susan Galvin at 440-779-4735. (I-6) For Sale: Albion SL Dressage Saddle. 18” Wide tree. Black. Good condition. Fittings not included. Asking $1,050. Contact Tara at 440-503-4770. (I-7) For Sale: Crosby Equilibrium Close Contact Saddle. 17.5" reg. tree. Made in England. Old school style pencil knee rolls. Great condition. $350 or $500 with Crosby leathers, irons, Big D saddle cover ($90 value) & like new 48" leather girth. Photos available. Niki 440-454-4709; niki@dreamonfarm.com (I-7). For Sale: County Perfection Dressage Saddle- almost new 17 ½” seat. Adjustable knee blocks. Wide/Medium-Wide tree, (slightly more than a normal wide), black. $3,800 firm. Used only 6 months at most. ($4,800 new). Does not include leathers, stirrups or girth. Contact Sue at suehorst@oai.org (I -7) For Sale: Black Pikeur Diana Dressage Show Coat. Size 8 (Please note Pikeur typically runs small). Red satin lining, silver

buttons, beyond excellent condition. Asking $150. International Field Boots. Size 7, great condition for their age, boots need laces. Asking $50. Foulet Brand Dress Boots (made in Canada), Size 7.5 – great condition, only used for showing. Asking $85. Cash only please. Contact revelry1994@gmail.com. (I-7$) For Sale: Black Leather Dressage Full Double Bridle with Crank Noseband. No brand name stamped on the bridle. Great condition, sadly used only a few times. Minimal wear on the holes, rub mark on the noseband possibly from storage. No rips or tears in the leather. Dressage reins: 4.5’ with silver buckle on end and smooth curb reins: 4.5’ with leather loop on end (no buckle). Albacon 6” silver snaffle bit and silver curb bit – 5 ¾” no brand name marked. Asking $275 with bits or $250 without bits. Cash only please. Contact revelry1994@gmail.com (I-7$$)

PROPERTY FOR SALE For Sale: Property – Cross Winds CROSS WINDS FARM, See AD on Page 11! Premier equestrian boarding and training facility in Geauga County horse country. Owner has decided to semi-retire! 33 acres, 2 indoor arenas, 1 outdoor arena, 10 pastures (room for more), 45 stalls, heated viewing room/ office/2 apartments, large grass field ideal for all disciplines, and more. Priced to sell! Call Bob Weston 440-829-8165 for info and schedule a visit. (I-7$)

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STABLE LISTINGS Bridlewood Dressage Farm Medina, Ohio Cheryl Slawter 330-239-1997 CBridlewood@aol.com Board from $300 (may be reduced for barn work), 2 indoor and 1 outdoor. Excellent care, friendly. Candle Light Farms Noell Sivertsen-Edgell Chesterland, OH 44026 440-376-2117 Sivertsenedgell@att.net Boarding, lessons, sales, training, leases, indoor/outdoor Dream On Farm Janet and Mike Boyle Columbia Station, OH 440-376-9298 www.dreamonfarm.com Shows, lessons, boarding, grass pastures, turnout, indoor arena, 2 outdoor arenas; hunter and dressage arenas Fair Weather Farm Kate Poulin 386-624-3968 katepoulin@yahoo.com Chagrin Falls, OH Heated barn/indoor, Grass /all season T/O, stalls cleaned 2X/day. Two outdoors, trails, security. Kirgis Farm Mantua, OH 330-554-1716 www.kirgisfarm.com Dressage/event barn, T/O, competent staff, large stalls, pastures, safe fencing,, indoor. KKM Stables Karen Stephens Bellville, OH 419-688-1331 KKMStables@aol.com www.KKMStables.com Full-Service quality dressage training thru the Levels. Improve balance, strength of horse & rider. Grand Prix Farm Kelli Flanagan Valley City, OH 44280 330-483-9055 www.grandprixfarm.com Boarding, lessons, schoolmasters available, indoor & outdoor arena, heated observation room Ledge Hollow Stable Jeanne & Terry Fashempour 330-239-2587 Medina, OH 44256 www.LedgeHollowStable.com Full care, co-op, turn-out, Instruction, NE corner of Medina county.


STABLE LISTINGS Meridian Farm Transitions Dressage Newbury, OH 216-288-8834 www.transitionsdressage.com Board w/training packages, Lessons, Sales, Heated Indoor/ Lounge/wash rack, Grass and all weather T/O, trails Mithra Training Stable Wendy Gruskiewicz Jefferson, OH 440-213-0509 www.mithrastable.com Specializing in Arabian Sport Horses, dressage training, sales & lessons North Crest Equestrian Center Julie Taylor Avon Lake, OH 44012 (440) 933-4654 www.northcrestequestrian.com Dressage training & lessons, summer horse camps, birthday parties. 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.

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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. Rhythmic Ridge Ranch Debi Smith Lorrain County 440-315-2660 Full care, indoor and lighted outdoor, matted stalls and heated water Rocky River Stables Cleveland Metro Parks Rocky River. OH (216) 267-2525 www.valleyriding.org Boarding, lessons, pony /horse camps, therapeutic riding, indoor & outdoor arena, trails. Scenic Run Equestrian Center Novelty, OH www.scenicrun.com Nancy Lewis-Stanton 440 - 567-3057 rhavel97@gmail.com Large airy stalls, fed 4X daily, indoor and outdoor arenas, trails and much more. Ask about boarding discounts.

Shade Tree Farm Betsy Rebar-Sell 330-351-1124 brsell@aol.com Full care, indoor & outdoor arenas, trails, turnout, lessons, and training. Shadow Facs Farm 814-796-6161 www.shadowfacsfarm.com Dressage and combined training, instruction, and sales. Topline Stables at Walden Janeen Langowski-Grava Aurora, OH 44202 330-995-0039 440-666-6182 www.topline-stables.com Boarding, lessons, clinics, sales, training, kids camp. Full care, indoor/ outdoor, grass pastures.

Woodwind Farm Newbury, Ohio 440-564-9399 440-773-3216 www.woodwindfarmjumps.com Exceptional care, equine-friendly facility. Boarding, lay-ups, training and lessons. Indoor, turnout. Xhalt Equestrian Center Phyllis Setter Columbia Station, OH (216) 299-3096 www.Xhalteqcenter.com Adult boarding /training. Lorain county close to I-480/Cuyahoga County. Indoor/ outdoor, pasture.


Calendar of Events Additional calendar listings with links available on the NODA Website www.nodarider.org ** Schooling Show Scores eligible for 2014 NODA Yearend Awards

5/26 Spring Hunter Pace Stone Gate Farm, Hanoverton OH www.StoneGateFarm.org

7/19 CADS Schooling Show Ridgewood Stable www.cadsdressage.org/

9/7 NODA Schooling Show, Rocky River Stables www.nodarider.org

5/9-11 Dressage Clinic with Charles de Kunffy Topline Stables, Aurora OH Contact Janeen 440-666-6182 or Janeen@ToplineStables.com www.ToplineStables.com

5/31 Summit Co. 4H Schooling Dressage Show** Summit County Fairgrounds, Tallmade OHwww.summitcountysaddleh orse.org/dressage

7/19-20 NODA’s Dressage 2014 and 2014 Encore, USEF/ USDF Recognized Show www.nodarider.org

9/14 Dream On Farm Dressage Schooling Show Championship** Columbia Station, OH Lynn Hamler (L) niki@dreamonfarm.com www.dreamonfarm.com

6/4-5 Lucinda Green Eventing Clinic www.stonegatefarm.org

8/3 NODA Schooling Show, Chagrin Valley Farms www.nodarider.org

5/10 (Saturday) NODA/Grand Haven Schooling Show 6/5-8 Dressage Festival of www.nodarider.org Champions at Gladstone, NJ 5/10 CADS Schooling Show 6/7 WPDA Dressage Classic at Ridgewood Stable Grand Haven, USEF/USDF www.cadsdressage.org/ Recognized Show

8/10 Dream On Farm Dressage Schooling Show** Columbia Station, OH Barb Soukup (L) niki@dreamonfarm.com www.dreamonfarm.com

5/10-11 Carel Eijenkaar Clinic at Scenic Run Equestrian Center. Contact Nancy Stanton at 440-567-3057 or rhavel97@gmail.com 5/10 Winona Horse Trials www.StoneGateFarm.org

www.grandhavenstable.com 6/8 Dressage at Grand Haven, USEF/USDF Recognized Show www.grandhavenstable.com 6/8 Dream on Farm Dressage Schooling Show** Columbia Station, OH Karla Forrer (L) Niki@dreamonfarm.com www.dreamonfarm.com

5/10-11 Symposium with Dr. Gerd Heushmann Dancing Horse Farm, Lebanon, OH 6/12-15 USEF Festival of Lynda@mhyDHF.com 513-933- Champions at Gladstone, NJ 0343 www.myDHF.com www.usef.org 5/16-18 Grand Haven Adult Dressage Camp www.grandhavenstable.com 5/16-18 Fieldstone Farm TRC Tack Sale Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland OH www.FieldstoneFarmTRC.com 440-708-0013 to Donate Items 5/24 FREE Riding Clinic with Janeen Langowski-Grava & Anne McClintock at Topline Stables Aurora, OH. See page 4 for more information. 5/24-25 Dressage Forum with Angelika Fromming www.pinelandfarms.org/ equestrian-center 5/25 NODA Schooling Show, Rocky River Stables www.nodarider.org

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6/14 CADS Schooling Show Ridgewood Stable www.cadsdressage.org/ 6/21-22 Lake Erie College Dressage Derby I & II USEF/ USDF Recognized Shows www.LEC.edu/equestrian/ events 6/22 Dressage Schooling Show at Grand Haven www.grandhavenstable.com 7/6 NODA Schooling Show, Grand Haven Stable www.nodarider.org 7/13 Dream On Farm Dressage Schooling Show** Columbia Station, OH Sara Justice (L) niki@dreamonfarm.com www.dreamonfarm.com

8/20-24 Young and Developing Horse Dressage National Championships/ USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals at Lamplight Equestrian Center, Wayne, IL.

9/23-28 Dressage at Devon 10/4 NODA Schooling Show, Chagrin Valley Farms www.nodarider.org 10/5 NODA Schooling Show, Series Championship by invitation—members will be notified of their eligibility. Chagrin Valley Farms 10/9-12 Region 2 Dressage Championships, at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY.


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