Welcome to the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the California Dressage Society's website! We are a progressive chapter of 100 plus members from Northern Nevada and the outlying areas sharing the same passion, dressage!


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~~~~~ July News and Communications ~~~~~

Dressage in the Sierra

Dressage in the Sierra Prize List and Entry Form are now posted to the Show Info page of the web site! Entries are open and closing date is July 10th.

No-Host Potluck Summer Party - Come Join The Fun!

The SN Chapter will be hosting a no-host pot luck summer party on Saturday evening, July 23rd, 2016 at the show. A party plan has been created using PerfectPotluck.com and everyone is invited to participate!

This group meal is for: Dressage In The Sierra Potluck
To occur on Saturday, July 23rd at about 5PM (after the last ride of the day).

If you would like to sign up, you can access the group meal by clicking here, or by visiting PerfectPotluck.com and locating the schedule by coordinator last name (Hagen) and password (1234).

Please bring a bottle of your favorite wine, with a horse on the label, to share... We look forward to seeing all of our Sierra Dressage Enthusiasts! Families and show supporters are welcome too!

SNC-CDS Stanind Rules (Updated)

Please take a moment to look over the new revised Chapter Standing Rules. Changes have been made to rules regarding amateur and junior clinics, trainer awards, year end awards and more and we encourage all chapter members to review.

SNC Chapter Standing Rules

Changes will take effect January 1, 2017


Diversability Awareness Month (October 2016) at UNR University of Nevada Reno (UNR)

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October 13, 2014, 6:00pm. Great Room, 4 th floor, Joe Crowley Student Union.

Please join us as the University of Nevada, Reno welcomes 2-time Paralympic champion and 6-time United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) National Para-Equestrian Champion Rebecca Hart, for an evening key note presentation. Presentation at 6:00 p.m. with reception directly after. Free admission.

Seating and reserved parking are limited; please RSVP by October 11, 2016. For information contact Mary Anne Christensen at 775-784- 6000 or maryac@unr.edu.

Custom Stock Ties, Belts & Purses:

Need a new stock tie or vintage pin to spiff up your show attire? Looking for a one of a kind purse or belt? 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: Monday August 8th at 6:30pm at Whispering Vine off Foothill Rd.


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.