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The 2018 SNC-CDS Annual Awards party with be held TONIGHT March 9th at Stacee Collier's house! Party starts at 6:30pm and we really hope everyone can attend. It will be a potluck, so please bring your favorite dish and beer, wine, or beverage.

The address for the Party is:

13115 Companion Ct
Reno, NV 89511

Congratulations to all the SNC CDS Award winners for 2018!

High Point Award

Junior ~ Emily Shields and Borencio DG 73.649%

Adult Amateur ~ Jessica Paul and Zev 72.963%

Open ~ Jocelyn Tackitt and Demetrius DG 75.833%

Training Level


Champion ~ Allison Belosic on True Texas Colors

Reserve Champion ~ Ruby Stewart McDonald on Georgia Rain

Adult Amateur

Champion ~ Jane Ward on Vicenzo

Reserve Champion ~ Christopher Ward on Little Smart Willie


Champion ~ Julia Mineikis on WS Afortunado

First Level

Adult Amateur

Champion ~ Kelsey Sabo on Jack Peppy Chassis

Reserve Champion ~ Lonnie Maurice on Pizzazz K

Third Place ~ Lauren Spear on Katena

Fourth Place ~ Laurie Gunby on Glitter

Fifth Place ~ Holly Hagen on Bugatti


Champion ~ Jocelyn Tackitt on Waps Fiona

Reserve Champion ~ Lindsey Sanford on Snowday

Third Place ~ Seana Adamson on Ucaro AA

Second Level


Champion ~ Alyssa Buenting on Del Mar

Adult Amateur

Champion ~ Susan Traynor on Ty Traynor


Champion ~ Jocelyn Tackitt on Sternentaenzerin

Reserve Champion ~ Cassandra Peat on TTs Marley Gras

Third Level


Champion ~ Alyssa Buenting on Del Mar

Reserve Champion ~ Emily Shields on Borencio DG


Champion ~ Julia Mineikis on Frangipani

Reserve Champion ~ Julia Mineikis on Temparshillo XXIII

Fourth Level


Champion ~ Julia Mineikis on Frangipani

Reserve Champion ~ Julia Mineikis on Ferrari M

Third Place ~ Jocelyn Tackitt on May Hanks Pintado

Fourth Place ~ Julia Mineikis on Temparshillo XXIII

Prix St George

Adult Amateur

Champion ~ Hilari Fleming on Fabulous DSF


Champion ~ Julia Mineikis on Ferrari M

Reserve Champion ~ Catherine Grant on Carpe-Diem

Grand Prix

Adult Amateur

Champion ~ Joan Wright on Tristan


Champion ~ Stacee Collier on Dacquiri

Trainer Award

Liz Reader 163 points

Jocelyn Tackitt 58 points

Erin Serafini 58 points

Emilee Anderson 57 points

Sean Adamson 57 points

Stacee Collier 57 points

Morgane Gabriel 49 points

Sarah Silva 27 points

Lindsey Sanford 20 points

Julia Mineikis 20 points

Kathi Haworth 16 points

Rachel Allgood 14 points

Judit Somogyi 13 points

Congratulations to everyone!

Want to learn more about SNC Awards? Check out SNC Award Rules!

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 March 18th at 6:30pm at Skipolinis Restaurant in the Summit Mall. All members are welcome to attend.


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.