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Issue 5, 2015

Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Inside: NODA’s Recognized Show Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities, page 6 2015 Recognized Shows, USEF & USDF Membership Requirements , page 11 NODA Schooling Show Championship Rules Clarification, page 12 2015 USEF/USDF Master Verification Search, page 15

Schooling Show Prize List Updates, page 17

Cover: Patti Valencic & Fox Meadow Dancer (‘Tony’), American Warmblood gelding with Fran Cverna & KnightHawke, Friesian/Appendix mare (owned by Linda Cooley) at NODA & Big Dee’s Dressage Clinic with Sarah Martin. Photo by Dee Liebenthal

Greetings from the President the clinic together. Thank you to Kathy Kirchner for providing Sarah’s transportation to the airport. These tireless volunteers care about NODA and our educational mission and can always be counted on to do a wonderful job. And of course, we thank Sarah Martin, a wonderful clinician and teacher. We hope she comes back to share her knowledge with us again.

The Northern Ohio Dressage Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit 2014 NODA Executive Board President Dee Liebenthal

In the NODA News this month, you will find the new/revised sponsorship and advertising information, and forms for the support NODA’s 2015 Dressage shows at Dee Liebenthal and Rens our new venue Chagrin Valley Farms. We Vice President are already getting support from our Niki Sackman ear Noda Members, professional and amateur members with ideas and manpower. As always, we will Your NODA Board, committee have a Musical Freestyle evening with a members, and other volunteers Treasurer have been crazy hard at work with exciting fun competitors’ party. We have added Nancy Danielson 440-759-2117 (Text only) things that have been going on and those pony cup classes, and we will be pinning AA, Jr/YR, and Open for most classes. We to come. need sponsors and advertisers and We recently partnered with Big Dee’s Secretary volunteers to make this show work. and The Paddock Saddlery to bring Sarah Contact Karen Eisenhauer Shirring at Patti Valencic Martin back to Northeast Ohio. Big Dee’s to sign up brought Sarah, along with several other early for these shows. We need scribes, prominent professionals, to lecture on paddock masters, runners, tabulators, and Parliamentarian equestrian subjects throughout the volunteers to man the gates. If you can’t Dale Lappert weekend of April 24th and 25th, in volunteer at the show but still want to 330-527-4683 celebration of their first year anniversary help, we need people for setup on at their Streetsboro location. NODA Thursday and/or Friday, July 16th & 17th, arranged for Sarah to give a clinic at Sand and/or with taking down (which takes Directors at Large Hill Stable in Mantua while she was in the much less time than setup) on Sunday, area. The clinic, which was open to after the shows have ended. I am going to Mary Lou Gallagher Classical and Western dressage riders of be a bit of a nag and keep reminding 216-251-7469 everyone how important volunteers are to all levels, was full with private and semiprivate sessions and it was fabulous! the success of NODA in everything we do, Auditors attended at no charge, and were but this year your help will be critical for Barbara Soukup generously rewarded with lots of tools, our recognized shows. ideas, and insights easily translatable to Speaking of volunteers, we are looking for Kathy Kirchner their own riding. someone to run the silent auction for the 330-995-6010 We thank everyone who made this clinic 2015 year-end banquet. Last year Kirsten possible. Big Dee’s and The Paddock Thomas did a marvelous job creating Saddlery, who suggested the partnership, themed baskets for the auction. They Gail Patton were more than supportive through the 440-442-5256 were beautifully done and a big hit. NODA entire process. Thank you to Sand Hill reaped the benefits of Kirsten’s hard work Stables and especially to Berni Moauro Mary Dana Prescott and we will be forever grateful. This year, and Marcia Doyle, our dedicated 440-942-1008 the silent auction would be yours to set up education committee co-chairs, for putting how you see fit. If you are interested 330-562-8455


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2015 Committees Communications Correspondence Secretary: Rosemary Rufo 330-527-7836 Newsletter Editors: Layout/Content: Elizabeth Bross 814-881-2786 Layout/Content: April Woodward Advertising/Corral: Mosie Welch 330-618-5838 Classifieds: Jill Voigt 216-346-2811 Reporting: Regina Sacha-Ujczo Webmaster and Facebook: Linda Cooley 440-941-6269 External Relations: Lisa Gorretta 440-543-8682

Educational Programs Co-chairs: Marcia Doyle 330-562-8456 Berni Moauro 330-467-0619

Membership & Handbook Chair: Fran Cverna 440-834-1774 Junior & Young Rider Liaison: Lauren Hunter 812-655-0375 Member Liaison: Kathy Kirchner 330-995-6010 Professional Liaison: Mary Dana Prescott

Historical Historian: Lora Burgess 440-554-6736

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Competitions Recognized Show Chair:

Niki Sackman Manager: Kevin Bradbury 734-426-2111 Ext 111 Show Secretary: Mary Lou Gallagher 216-251-7469 Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Eisenhauer Shirring 330-220-4705 Sponsors/Advertising: Regina Sacha Ujczo 216-390-3702 Program Coordinator: Sara Justice 908-240-6949

Schooling Show Chair:

Kara Maruszak 440-655-9376 Show Secretary: Jennifer Tulleners 440-213-6685 Volunteer Coordinator: Gail Patton 440-442-5256

Year-End Banquet Chair:

Shannon O'Hara 440-781-4557

Awards Chair:

Janeen Langowski-Grava 440-666-6182

Newsletter and Website Advertisers Big Dee’s Buckeye Horse Park Dream On Farm Equestrian Pursuits JP Dressage Lake Erie College North Crest Equestrian Center Poulin Dressage RGW Dressage Bob Weston Rivendel Farm Rob Stone Certified Farrier Saddles 101 Schneider Saddlery

NODA’s Board welcomes all comments and opinions regarding NODA activities, shows and policies. Please contact member liaison Kathy Kirchner.

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Monthly board meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 7 to 9 pm at Panera Bread, 6130 Kruse Drive in Solon.

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Members are welcome to attend. See meeting page at for details as on occasion the location of the meeting may change.

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in this committee position we will make sure that you have assistance if you would like, or perhaps you have a friend or fellow equestrian that you work well with, who would also be interested. If you would like to run the silent auction please contact the Banquet Chair, Shannon O’Hara, at or Kathy Kirchner at

more to help ensure success.

Looking forward and wishing you all a successful show season, whether you ride in schooling shows, recognized shows, or both. And may you always learn, may you ride your best ride, and may you have fun with your fourlegged partner.

Karen Eisenhauer Shirring, who has been our Volunteer Happy Summer Riding! Coordinator for the recognized shows for over 24 years, Dee Liebenthal, President will be unavailable to act as Volunteer Coordinator in 2016. We are looking for someone to shadow Karen this year to learn the ropes, and then take the reins next year. I bet there is someone out there that would like to earn lots of NODA bucks by shadowing Karen this year and actually doing it next year. A complete job description is available. Interested or want more information? Please contact Karen at Also please read all the excellent information available in this month’s issue. Mary Lou Gallagher has provided us with a lot of information about rules and requirements updated for 2015. See her articles on USEF/USDF membership requirements, information and clarification of NODA’s Schooling Show Championship rules, and last but not least, using the USEF/USDF Master Verification Search. Please also note that the information missing from your prize list is included. If you haven’t already pulled this information from the website, please pull the page out and put it with your mailed hard copy. Remember that the updated schooling show prize list can always be found on our website: Please support all our generous sponsors and advertisers, many of whom have links on our website. I want to close this month with another special thank you to Big Dee’s and The Paddock Saddlery for supporting NODA and suggesting that we partner for the Sarah Martin Clinic. It worked out wonderfully well and they couldn’t have done $ NODA Professional Member Grant Opportunities $ Professionals — Trainers, Instructors Need help financially for continuing education in riding, training and theory of dressage and related subjects? NODA’s Professional Grant Funding can help make this possible. 50% of event cost is reimbursable (up to $200). Symposiums, certification clinics, judging seminars and other educational seminars are all permissible (only riding clinics are not permissible). Just apply to NODA’s board in writing — Tell why you should receive a grant, what function you plan, where it is located, and the cost of the event. Also include how you currently support NODA and how you will give back the content of the program that you attended to NODA. Will you offer a lecture, clinic, or write an article for NODA News? You can receive 50% (up to $200) of the cost of the event. The only requirement — you must be a “Professional” horseperson as defined by the current USEF rule book and be a member in good standing with NODA.

Mail your application to:

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NODA Board c/o Mary Dana Prescott 38905 Gardenside Drive Willoughby, OH 44094

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2015 Recognized Shows USEF & USDF Membership Requirements - Simplified By Mary Lou Gallagher USEF "r" Technical Delegate & NODA Recognized Shows Secretary


ecognized shows can be an expensive proposition so I am going to offer 3 approaches d. Get a USEF HID. Although you do not need a USEF HID to meeting USEF and USDF Membership number for your horse at a dressage show, I would still Requirements: a cheap way, a reasonable way, and a suggest getting one. When you enter a recognized “let’s go for it all” way. We’ll start in the middle, the way show, you need to provide proof of all your most riders take. This article hopefully will answer many memberships. The simplest way is printing out a USEF/ of your own questions. USDF master verification sheet—and it is much easier if your horse has both USEF and USDF numbers. If your 1. For riders who plan to attend two or more horse has not been registered already with the USEF, Recognized Shows, but are not interested in qualifying for you can apply for a USEF HID online for free. If your the Regional Championships, here’s what you need to do. horse has been registered already by a prior owner, you may not use that number until you have registered a. Join USEF. Annual membership fees for the USEF have a transfer of ownership with the USEF. More on the dropped in the last few years to $55 while USEF nonmaster verification sheet on page 15! member fees per show have risen to $30. Simple math will tell you that two non-member fees will cost more e. Owners and Riders. If you are not the owner of the than the membership itself. An added bonus for horse you are showing, then the owner must have the amateur riders is that the USEF Amateur Card comes same USEF/USDF memberships listed above (or pay free with the membership—and you must have an the non-member fees) and the horse must have a Amateur Card to enter any class designated as “adult USDF HID in the name of the actual owner. One word amateur.” NOTE: As of 2014, only active USEF of advice, only the owner may sign a Transfer of members may obtain Amateur status. Ownership form. If two or more people own the horse, only one of the owners must be a member to b. Join NODA (or any of the other Group Member avoid paying the non-member fees. When filling out Organizations of the USDF). Part of your NODA an entry form, make sure you list the owner who is the membership fees pay for a USDF Group Membership (a member. USDF requirement). This group membership allows you to participate in USEF/USDF recognized shows without 2. For those riders who plan to ride in the Regional paying a USDF non-membership fee ($25 per Championships, things become more complicated and show). Group members can still submit their scores expensive. for the USDF Rider Award programs such as Rider Performance awards or the Bronze Medal. a. Join the USEF. Non-members may not attempt to qualify for Regionals. c. Get a USDF HID. A USDF HID (Horse Identification b. Apply for a participating membership in the USDF. A Number) is needed to enter all recognized dressage group membership does not make you eligible to shows. If your horse already has a USDF HID or qualify. lifetime number registered in your name, you do not have to do anything more. If your horse has never c. Get a USDF lifetime registration for the horse. If your been registered with the USDF, you can file the HID horse already has a HID, then you only have to pay for application online. It is a one-time fee of $25 and the the upgrade. The horse number itself will remain the number will stay with the horse for its lifetime, If, same—just the status has changed. however, your horse has already been registered by a d. Get either a USEF Annual or lifetime recording for the previous owner, you will have to transfer the horse. The free USEF HID above is not valid for ownership to your own name after providing some regional championships. proof of the new ownership. Go to the USDF website and search for the “Transfer of Ownership” form. It e. Owners and Riders. If you are not the owner of the might take over a month to get the HID certificate horse, then the owner must have the same USEF/USDF back, so plan on doing this early. NODA News 2015 page 11

memberships that you have. The owner must also have the horse listed with both the USEF and USDF. f. Region Championships If you had not originally planned to qualify for the Regionals and later change your mind, you can always apply for the USDF participating membership on line as well as upgrade your USEF and/or USDF HID numbers. Another way is to contact the show secretary about filling out the necessary forms when you get to the show. Remember though-- if a transfer of ownership must be filed at the show, then the owner must be present to sign the form.

and/or HID fees would be to sign up for only Opportunity Classes. Shows in our area will generally be offering two opportunity classes per day at both Training Level and First Level. These classes must have the word “Opportunity” in the title. When you enter only these classes and/or the USDF Introductory (Walk-Trot) classes, you are exempt from all non-member and horse registration fees. The downside of the Opportunity classes is that the results will not count for any USEF or USDF award programs. The NODA Board, however, has voted to allow these score to be used for schooling show awards.

This is a simplified version of all the USDF and USEF requirements for competing at Recognized Shows. If you 3. Opportunity Classes One relatively new (and cheap) choice now exists for the riders who do not want to spend have a specific question that cannot be answered from lots of money this year but want the chance to participate the information above, feel free to contact me by e-mail at in the recognized shows. The way to avoid membership

NODA Schooling Show Championship Rules Clarification By Mary Lou Gallagher


ongratulations. 2014 must have been a wonderful year for you. You and your horse won the NODA schooling show championship class and you got the blue ribbon at our annual awards dinner. So now what?? What classes can you enter in 2015? I will discuss several scenarios that can provide answers to questions you might have.

the Training Level Champion in 2014, you can still show as many training level classes as you want. In fact, a 2015 change in the NODA rules (mirroring changes in the USDF Regional Championships) will allow you to win the NODA championship 3 times before losing your eligibility to participate in the schooling show championships at that level with the same horse.

If you won the Novice Introductory championship (and/or To recapitulate: earned 4 scores 63% or better at a NODA schooling show),  NODA has specific rules that define eligibility to you are no longer eligible to enter any more Novice compete in the Novice Introductory and Novice Introductory classes. However, you may still show in the Training Level classes. Once you lose your eligibility, open Introductory classes for as long as you desire. You you may not enter the novice division classes even if may also show in the Novice Training Level classes. you have a new horse.  You do not have to show at a higher level even if you The same eligibility rules apply for the Novice Training won a championship class. Level classes. Once you win the Novice Training Level  You may win a championship 3 times at any championship or earn 4 scores of 63% or better in NODA particular level (except for the Novice shows, you are no longer eligible to enter any classes in Championships) before you are no longer eligible for the Novice Training Level division. This does not stop you the championship class. from entering the open training level classes if you are not ready to jump up to First Level. I hope you have a clearer idea what your options are for 2015. If you have any further questions, you should A common misconception is that once a rider wins a discuss them with the schooling show manager or championship, that rider can no longer enter any more secretary. classes at that particular level. However, there could be Schooling Show Manager: Schooling Show Secretary: several reasons why a rider might want to continue Kara Maruszak Jennifer Tulleners competing at the same level. For example, if a horse was 440-655-9376 440-213-6685 injured and laid up for a significant length of time, the rider might want to start back slowly at a level that would not challenge the horse too much. So even if you were NODA News 2015 page 12

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2015 USEF/USDF Master Verification Search By Mary Lou Gallagher USEF "r" Technical Delegate & NODA Recognized Shows Secretary


pring is here and some of you have already ridden in a Recognized Show. You have had a new Coggins drawn, your USEF and USDF memberships were renewed by January, and you are all set for the rest of the year. For the other 99% of us, panic strikes as we try to get our first entry form to the post office by the closing date. You can’t find your new membership cards, you’ve lost the horse’s registration papers (or you need to get both papers and new cards from the horse’s owner), and now you don’t have time to get copies made before the post office closes. And the final straw--by the time you cram copies of every required document into an envelope, you end up paying extra for the postage. In order to maintain your sanity (and to keep the show secretary happy) may I suggest that you make use of the USEF/USDF Master Verification Search engine? If you have all of your memberships renewed in time, you can print a copy of all your documents on one page. This search engine can also be used even if you have only HID numbers for your horse and/or a USDF non-member identification number for yourself. P.S., Hopefully you took my advice in my previous article, USEF & USDF Membership Requirements - Simplified, and you have applied for a free USEF HID for your horse. You’ll need it to make the master verification search engine work.

Verification”, on the next page “Select Affiliate” and then “USDF.” You are then told to enter the horse’s numbers and hit “Search.” When your horse’s name comes up, you must still click on both the USEF and USDF choices in order to get a “Continue” button. The owner’s numbers will then come automatically. Again, you must still click on both choices to continue. If given a choice between selecting a USDF participating membership or USDF group membership, choose the participating membership. You will next have to type in the rider’s numbers, even if they are the same as the owner’s. Finally, you are given a link to print out the page. If you send this verification page in with your entry, you do NOT need to send copies of your cards or horse’s recordings.

The only additional documentation you must include with your entry is a copy of your negative Coggins. By the way, requirements for Coggins tests are not set by national and/or local riding organizations but by state governments. The USEF rulebook, however, does require that the name of the horse on the Coggins must match the name of the horse on all the other documentation sent with the entry to a dressage show. In other words, your horse’s show name must be the name of the horse on the Coggins. If the results have not come back from a new test, write “new test pending” on your entry. You can send a copy later to the show secretary or bring it with The master verification search engine can be found on you when you check in at the show office. If you want to both the USEF and USDF websites. On the USEF home be considered for a breed award offered at the show (such page scroll down the choices along the left side of the page. Click on “Membership” and on the new menu pick as ones offered for Trakehners or Hanoverians), you will the last choice “USEF Affiliates Verification.” If you use the also have to supply a copy of your horse’s breed’s registration papers. USDF web site, scroll to “Membership” on the grey banner. On the new menu under Person, click on the last The master verification search is an easy way to guarantee choice “USDF/USEF Master verification.” One word of advice: have your numbers, your horse’s numbers, and the that you have all the necessary documents. Even if you do your entries online (as the NODA show now permits,) it rider’s numbers (if different from the owner) in front of you when you start. You can try filling in just the name of would be wise to print out a master verification for your records. If there was a delay in renewing your your horse if it is unique, but there also might be twenty other horses with the same unique name. Differences in membership or a problem transferring the ownership of a new horse, a master verification search will show you spelling the rider’s name can also halt the process. For where the problems exist. Having a copy of the example, if the USEF has my first name as Mary Lou and verification along with an extra copy of your Coggins might USDF has it as Mary L., the search might not be successful. (Another problem is different spellings of last also save you time and trouble when you check in to the show office. It definitely will make this show secretary so names—McCoy will not be considered the same as Mc happy she might not give you the 7:30 AM ride time at Coy.) So it is actually easier to start with the numbers in your next show. front of you. The verification search provides very clear instructions. On the Welcome page, hit “Print NODA News 2015 page 15

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Official Schooling Show Rules - Prize List Updates Information omitted from the print version is in Bold 1. ENTRY FEES Office fee: $10 for each horse/rider entry form submitted. Classes 17-18 (Equitation): $10 NODA members, $20 nonmembers Classes 1-6 (Introductory Level): $15 per test NODA members, $25 non-members Classes 7-16, 19-22: $20 per test NODA members, $30 non-members

Rules for freestyles can be found at For specific questions contact the schooling show manager. Interpretation of schooling show rules is made by the NODA Board. In case of specific show questions or disputes, decision will be made by the rules subcommittee whose decision will be final.

3. SCRATCHES and REFUNDS a. Show secretary should be notified immediately 2. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS if you cannot attend so that people on the waiting list can a. ONLY 2015 ENTRY FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. be contacted. A full refund less office fee will be mailed if Please make extra copies of the enclosed entry form or the secretary is notified before the closing date. download forms from b. After closing date, ½ of entry fee less office fee b. Entry must be postmarked on opening date up will be remitted if a veterinarian (horse) or doctor’s to and including closing date. Full payment and signatures excuse is provided OR if ride times can be filled from the of rider and parent/guardian (if rider is not yet 18 years waiting list. old) are required with entry. Payment must be received c. In the event of the cancellation of a before entry is officially accepted and rides are scheduled. competition due to extraordinary circumstances, refunds Note: the October shows are two separate shows and will be issued less the office fee. require two separate entry forms and two office fees. They may be mailed together. 4. RING SIZE c. Make check payable to NODA and send to a. The small ring will be used for all Introductory Jennifer Tulleners, 12189 Woodin Rd., Chardon OH 44024. classes, Novice Training 1 & 2 and most USEA classes. Returned checks will be assessed a $25.00 fee. NEW for b. The large ring will normally be used for all 2015: Payment may now be made by credit card. See other classes but may not meet standard arena size. entry form for details. Note: the ring size may have to be changed depending on d. Certificate of negative Coggins listing horse’s the needs of the show. Decision is up to the discretion of recorded show name (dated within 1 year of show the schooling show committee. weekend) required for all horses. Entry form must be in the name of horse as recorded on the Coggins. A copy of 5. AWARDS the Coggins can be mailed with entry or presented to a. Six ribbons will be awarded for the classes show secretary the day of show. listed. e. Entries postmarked after closing date are b. At each show high percentage ribbons will be accepted only to fill cancellations and are assessed an awarded to the highest score earned at the Introductory additional $10.00 late fee. If show is oversubscribed, Level (classes 1-6) and to the highest score earned at NODA members will be given priority on the waiting list. Training Level and above (Classes 7-16). All other Test of f. NODA memberships may be included with the Choice, Equitation and Rider Test classes are excluded entry. Please note that NODA memberships will end on from consideration for the High Percentage Ribbons. November 30, regardless when you join. A separate c. $10 NODA schooling show Vouchers will also check for membership dues must be enclosed. be awarded to 1st place in equitation classes 18 and 19. g. NODA and the show committee reserve the right to limit entries, to add, combine or cancel classes 6. RIDE TIMES and to make whatever changes may be required by the Times are available online at by the circumstances of the competition. Wednesday prior to the show. You may also call (440) h. Competition, in principle, shall be run 213-6685 Wednesday or Thursday evenings prior to the according to USEF rules. Knowledge and compliance with show between 8 and 10 pm. Shows usually begin at 8:00 these rules are the responsibility of the competitor. The AM. complete USEF rule book is available online at NODA News 2015 page 17

All NODA Schooling Show Series Competitors: Please refer to the NODA website for Official Prize List Updates! May 17th at Chagrin Valley Farms Open: April 22nd Close: May 6th Contact Gail Patton to volunteer 440-442-5256 or E-mail Kara Schooling NODA News 2015 page 18

Member News NODA Welcomes New Members!

Next NODA Board Meeting: May 11th

Welcome (or Welcome Back) to the following who were not members in 2014: Jessica Cardillo Elena Golubitsky Cassandra Hummert-Johnson Valerie Lopez Kelley Madick

Leah Prengaman Kathy Stashkiw Danielle Struna Emily Van Zeeland Laura Wiencek

Panera Bread - Solon, 6130 Kruse Drive Minutes are available at

Thank you for additional donation with membership: Kate McGinnis Thank You to all 2014 NODA members who have renewed your membership for 2015! Current membership as of April 26 is 279 members. The online membership roster at is used as verification of membership for NODA activities. Your membership, time, and talents make NODA a better GMO! Submitted by NODA Membership Chair, Fran Cverna

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 in Solon. Members are always welcome to attend. See the meeting page at for details as on occasion the location of the meeting may change.

USDF News 2016 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championship Dates and Locations Selected

These championships recognize the outstanding efforts of riders in each USDF region and provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top competitors in Lexington, KY (May 5, 2015) - The United States Dressage their respective regions. Additionally, the top amateur Federation (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for and open riders at each of the championships, who have the 2016 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional submitted a declaration of intent, and completed all other Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak and requirements, will receive an invitation to compete at the supported by Merial. US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan. Kathy Sedlak of Great American Insurance Group added, Region 1 (September 16-18) at the Senator Martin Center, “Our role as title sponsor of the regional and breeders Williamston, NC championships has afforded a great opportunity to Region 2 (September 22-25) at the Lamplight Equestrian acknowledge outstanding individuals and the sport of Center, Wayne, IL dressage.” Region 3 (October 14-16) at the Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA Region 4 (September 8-11) at the North Iowa Events Center, Mason City, IA Region 5 (September 15-18) at the Stanley Park Fair Grounds, Estes Park, CO Region 6 (September 15-18) at Donida Farm, Auburn, WA Region 7 (September 29-October 1) at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA Region 8 (September 22-25) at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY Region 9 (October 13-16) at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX

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Competitors qualify for Great American/USDF Regional Championships by competing in designated qualifying classes throughout the year at USDF-recognized competitions. For more information on the regional championship program or the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan, visit the USDF website at, or contact the USDF competitions department at

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Grand Haven Stable

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7 yr old grey Lusitano gelding 16HH located at Scenic Run in Novelty. Training with Nancy Lewis-Stanton. Talented, smart and willing with sweet personality and excellent ground manners. Fun and forward-going; rider must be light with aids and an advanced rider is preferred. Training Level with lots of potential. $400/month. Contact Patti at ($I-6)

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Laura Wiencek (724) 301-2244 Jefferson OH 44047 Boarding, one day camps (various disciplines), dressage schooling shows, show facility

TOULOUSE MARIANNE DRESSAGE SADDLE w/Genesis Tree. Ten year warranty on tree, 17.5” seat. Saddle cover included. Excellent Condition. Pictures available. Asking $1,950 . Contact Kirsten Thomas at 216-509-8881. (I-6)

Bridlewood Dressage Farm

Ledge Hollow Stable

WINTEC PRO DRESSAGE SADDLE with CAIR. Easy Change Gullet System, 18” seat. Excellent condition. Pictures available. Asking $825 Contact Kirsten Thomas at 216-509-8881. (I-6).

Medina, Ohio Cheryl Slawter 330-239-1997 Board from $300 (may be reduced for barn work), 2 indoor and 1 outdoor. Excellent care, friendly.

Jeanne & Terry Fashempour 330-239-2587 Medina, OH 44256 Full care, co-op, turn-out, Instruction, NE corner of Medina county.

Candle Light Farms

Transitions Dressage Newbury, OH 216-288-8834 Board w/training packages, Lessons, Sales, Heated Indoor/ Lounge/wash rack, Grass and all weather T/O, trails


Noell Sivertsen-Edgell Chesterland, OH 44026 440-376-2117 Boarding, lessons, sales, training, leases, indoor/outdoor

Meridian Farm


Mithra Training Stable

Princeton Ridge Farms

Rocky River Stables

Shadow Facs Farm

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

Huntsburg, OH 440-463-2428 Quality horse care, boarding, retirement and sport horse sales in Geauga County.

Cleveland Metro Parks Rocky River. OH (216) 267-2525 Boarding, lessons, pony /horse camps, therapeutic riding, indoor & outdoor arena, trails.

814-796-6161 Dressage and combined training, instruction, and sales.

North Crest Equestrian Center Julie Taylor Avon Lake, OH 44012 (440) 933-4654 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.

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/

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

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.

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

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.

Xhalt Equestrian Center Phyllis Setter Columbia Station, OH (216) 299-3096 Adult boarding /training. Lorain county close to I-480/Cuyahoga County. Indoor/ outdoor, pasture.

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Calendar of Events Complete Calendar on NODA website: E-mail to have your event added! ** Schooling Show Scores eligible for NODA Year-end Awards 5/8-10 Dressage Training Camp with Douglas Puterbaugh Author of "The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage" m Puterbaugh Dressage Sport, Howell MI Tamara at (707) 975-6847cell or 5/9-10 Winona Horse Trials Hanoverton, OH 5/10 Trail Horse Nature Challenge Swine Creek Reservation at Woods Edge & Lakeside Shelter Parking Lots No Charge ~ Pre-registration Required via Geauga Parks website 5/15-17 Dressage Clinic with Charles de Kunffy Topline Stables, Aurora OH Contact Janeen at 440-6666182 or **5/16 CADS Dressage Schooling Show Ridgewood Stables, Medina OH ** 5/17 NODA Schooling Show at Chagrin Valley Farms Bainbridge, OH

**5/24 Coventry Equestrian Center Schoolin Show www.CoventryEquestrian Washington PA Judge Robin Birk "L" 5/25 Spring Hunter Pace Hanoverton, OH

** 7/26 Dream on Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Columbia Station, OH Judge: Barbara Soukup “L”

** 6/7 NODA Schooling Show at Ridgewood Stables Medina, OH

** 8/2 NODA Schooling Show at South Farm Middlefield, OH

5/29-31 Dressage at Waterloo Spring Classic I & II (USEF/USDF Recognized) Waterloo Hunt Club Grass Lake, MI

** 6/14 Dressage Schooling Show, Combined Test & Jumper Rounds, XC Schooling Hanoverton, OH

**5/30 Summit County Schooling Dressage Show Summit County Fairgrounds Tallmadge, OH www.summitcountysaddlehor

** 6/14 Dream on Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Columbia Station, OH Judge: Joanne White “L”

5/30 Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Dressage Schooling Show 1 www.eriehuntandsaddleclub. org 5/30-31 Western Dressage Clinic with Cliff Swanson Presented by the Ohio Morgan Horse Association Windcrest Morgan Farm, Wooster OH Riders & Auditors Welcome Contact Joyce 330806-9180 or

5/30-31 Test and Train Dressage Clinic with Janet Foy Hosted by the WPDA ** 5/23 Keystone Saddle Club Dressage Schooling Show Rockin' V Stables, McDonald, PA Riders and Auditors WelKeystone Saddle Club Arena, come Contact Lynne Kuehner Uhrichsville, OH at t 5/24 Basic Dressage & 5/31 Erie Hunt and Saddle Balanced Seat Clinic with Club Combined Test 1 Ann Belth Bloomington IN www.eriehuntandsaddleclub. Contact Ann Belth at 812-935 org Edinboro, PA -6416

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** 6/6 CADS Dressage Schooling Show Ridgewood Stables, Medina, OH

6/20 & 21 Lake Erie College Dressage Derby I and II Shows (USDF/USEF Recognized) Lake Erie Equestrian Center, Concord, OH equestrian/events ** 6/28 Stone Gate farm MiniTrials & Dressage Schooling Show Hanoverton, OH ** 7/12 NODA Schooling Show at Rocky River Stables Rocky River, OH ** 7/18 CADS Dressage Schooling Show Ridgewood Stables, Medina, OH 7/18 NODA Dressage 2015 (USDF/USEF) New Venue: Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH 7/19 NODA Dressage 2015 Encore (USDF/USEF ) New Venue: Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH

** 8/2 Stone Gate Farm MiniTrials & Dressage Schooling Show Hanoverton, OH ** 8/15 CADS Dressage Schooling Show Ridgewood Stables, Medina OH ** 8/23 Dream on Farm Dressage Schooling Show, Columbia Station, OH Judge: Lynn Hamler “L” ** 9/6 NODA Schooling Show at Rocky River Stables Rocky River, OH ** 9/19 CADS Dressage Schooling Show Ridgewood Stables, Medina OH ** 9/27 Dream on Farm Dressage Schooling Show Championship Columbia Station, OH Judge: Dale Lappert “R” ** 9/20 CADS Dressage Schooling Show Championship Ridgewood Stables, Medina OH ** 10/3 NODA Schooling Show at Chagrin Valley Farms Bainbridge, OH **10/4 NODA Schooling Show Championships at Chagrin Valley Farms Bainbridge, OH

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