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~~~~~ March News and Communications ~~~~~

SNC-CDS Spring Dressage News:

The prize list and entry form for the SNC-CDS Spring Dressage show April 25th and 26th, 2015 are now posted to the Show Info page of the website. Entries are open and closing date is April 17th.

CDS Junior Young Rider Clinic News:

The Northern CDS Junior Young Rider Clinic will be June 26-28th at Starr Vaughn in Elk Grove, CA. The clinician for the 2015 and 2016 CDS Junior clinics is Olympic rider Charlotte Bredahl. Any interested SN Junior rider may apply for a chapter sponsored spot. The chapter will pay for one rider to attend. Any other junior may apply for an open spot directly to the clinic coordinator. The cost to participate is still being determined but it is the same as the chapter rate. All clinic participants are required to pay for their transportation costs, accommodation costs, and stabling fees. SN juniors are reminded that anyone wishing to obtain a chapter sponsored spot must volunteer for the chapter in some capacity, generally helping at the shows. (Running tests for 1/2 a day counts, running tests for a length of one class does not).

SN Chapter Awards Party News:

The SN Chapter Year End Award party is just around the corner! We hope to see everyone on Saturday, March 7th at 6:00PM at Susan Ward's home. The party is scheduled to be a pot luck and BYOB. Please bring what you'd like to eat and drink. No alcohol will be provided by the SN chapter or our hosts. Need directions? Email Susan at sw4horses@gmail.com We will distribute the 2014 CDS plaques at the party. Once again, our crack awards team of Leslie Ayers and Jocelyn Hamann have done an outstanding job selecting our year end awards. As always, we couldn't do it without the support of Ken Cliff and Sierra Feed & Saddlery, always our chapter supporter and friend. Please plan to attend the party or have a friend present to pick up your award. No awards will be mailed. Congratulations to our winners!

Custom Stock Ties:

Need a new stock tie or vintage pin to spiff up your show attire? Dara James Designs proudly introduces new stock tie designs for the dressage show ring! Dara James Designs was founded by our very own SNC member, Susan Ward. All Dara James Designs products are hand made to the highest quality level. A portion of proceeds will go to the Equestrian Aid Foundation, specifically for those affected by breast cancer. Visit www.darajamesdesigns.com.

FTM Schooling Shows:

Please save the dates! Franktown Meadows Equestrian Center will be hosting a Dressage Schooling Show series this winter. Judge: Faith Fessenden **These are NON SNC-sponsored shows.

There are many reasons why schooling shows are helpful and useful, so we are excited to offer this series of shows to help you get a head start on the 2015 show season. Show entry will be available after the first of the year on the Franktown Meadows Equestrian Center website.

For more information contact Stacee Collier at 775-351-8093 or by email at staceecollier@hotmail.com


Chapter meetings are held one evening each month unless otherwise determined by the Board Of Directors. The location of the meetings will be posted to the web site and announced to the group prior to the meetings. Meetings are open to the membership.

Next Chapter Meeting: No March Meeting.


If you would like to stay up to date with current events in the chapter, join our SNC-CDS e-mail list. All announcements regarding ride times, show results and the newsletter are sent out via the list. To sign up for the list, go to the Yahoo SNC-CDS page and click on "Join". If you have any problems signing up on Yahoo or other questions please feel free to contact us.

To become a Sierra Nevada Chapter member of the California Dressage Society, please use the following link Join CDS.If you wish to be a member of SNC please make that your chapter preference.