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~~~~~ June News and Communications ~~~~~

Silent Auction Items Needed

We are looking for "Made in NV" locally made, created, born, items to be donated to our silent auction at this summer's Dressage in the Sierra Chapter Party to be held on Saturday, July 18th at 6:30 at Susan Ward's home in Reno. If you have something to donate, please contact Joan Wright at "Joan C. Wright" jwright@allisonmackenzie.com All monies raised at our silent auction will be directed to our chapter Stacy Berry Memorial Dressage Scholarship Fund. Our second annual scholarship award will take place on Saturday, October 17th at the Stacy Berry Memorial Dressage Show.

Quadrille Clinic with Melissa Creswick "S"

The SN Chapter will be hosting a Quadrille Clinic with Melissa Creswick "S" on Monday July 20th at FTM, the day after Dressage in the Sierra.

We will be hosting a riding clinic on the art and benefits of quadrille riding with DITS show judge Melissa Creswick. The clinic costs $55 per rider plus a $10 ring fee. The day will be dynamic in that the actual groups will be determined by the level of the riders signing up to ride. It is to hope to host a training level group, a 1st level group, and a group 2nd level and above. There will be 4 riders per group.

If the clinic does not fill, Melissa will conduct a traditional riding clinic in the afternoon. The chapter has applied for a CDS scholarship to help offset the costs of conducting this clinic.

If you are interested in riding, please do two actions: Please send a check made payable to SNC-CDS for $65 (clinic cost plus ring fee) to SNC-CDS, PO Box 2637, Carson City, NV 89702. Please put Quadrillle clinic in the memo line and email Beth at curle@mindspring.com your name and your level of riding. If you are interested in riding with our judge Melissa in a more traditional riding clinic, please just email Beth and she'll put you on the list. Traditional clinic riders will not be required to pay until we have a better understanding of the time needs for the quadrille riders.

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.


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: To Be Announced


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.