June 2004

June Events

Hello all!

The weatherman has reported that the Memorial Day weekend is the "official start of summer". Happy Summer to everybody! Maybe we will finally be able to say good bye to all this wind!

Chapter News:
We've had two very successful shows already this season. One an SNC chapter show and the other a Reno chapter show. Its wonderful to see so many people interested in our sport. The Franktowne Meadows June Dressage Classic is coming up June 12-13. This is a 3 star (***) non-SNC show. Just as a reminder, the closing date is June 2, 2004. For more show information please contact Barbara Boatman at (775) 851-3210.

Show Scores and Pictures
UNR- Reno Chapter CDS Show Scores and Pictures are posted on the website, links can be found on the show info page (if your email program does not support the links in this newsletter). Congratulations to the Open/Amateur High Point - Hilari Fleming, Coeur de Vie, 1-3, 68.571%, and the Junior High Point - Troy Christensen, Casper the Friendly Horse, 2-1, 69.473%.

Clinic Update:
As everyone knows, the chapter has organized several clinics throughout the 2004 calendar. One of the first clinicians who taught this year was Pam Nelson. Pam was the judge for the first show in April held at Cloverleaf. USAE "S" judge Pam Nelson and FEI competitor Heidi Gaian own and operate Villa Rosa. If you would like to know more about them you can visit their web site at www.vrdressage.com . We talked to Joan Wright who rode in the clinic with Pam Nelson after the April show. She reported that Pam was a wonderful clinician. She stated she was very positive in her comments and extremely helpful. She would highly recommend her!

There are still some rides available for the Donna Richardson clinic in July. The clinic will be held at Franktowne Meadows Equestrian Center. Cost is $100 per ride. If you are interested, please contact Joan Wright at 882-9070.

We would love to get some member feedback about other clinicians to post to the site. If you would like to submit feedback about a particular clinician, please contact us at rohirrim@charter.net and we will post your comments. The next chapter clinic coming up is the Donna Richardson clinic July 12th. There are also many other clinicians that come to the area that members would like to know more about. We'd love to hear from you!!

2005 Calendar Note:
Believe it or not, its time to start thinking about dates for the 2005 calendar! The board will be looking at dates for chapter shows for 2005 in order to obtain judges and submit dates for the Omnibus. Please let us know if you know of any conflicting special events such as shows, major clinics, etc.

July Show Manager position has been filled
Cindy Hoonhout and Karla Viola have volunteered to manage the July 11th SNC show! Thank you so much!!! If you would like to volunteer at this show, please contact Cindy at 853-0302 or Karla at 853-2292.

Show manager needed for September Show
We still need a show manager for the September 19th show. This is a great way to contribute to the chapter and there are many members willing to help out. Please consider volunteering! Please contact Joan Wright at 687-0202 if you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested.

SNC Treasurer position has been filled
Thank you Cindy Hoonhout! Cindy has taken on the job of chapter Treasurer for 2004!


The new whip rule becomes effective June 1, 2004.

These changes affect Article Numbers 320, 1920.5, and 1921.9: Effective June 1 of this year, only one whip, no longer than 43.3 inches (110 centimeters) including the lash, may be used in dressage classes and for warm-up. One standard longeing whip is permitted only when longeing.

These changes apply to all dressage test levels (Intro - Grand Prix) at Recognized Dressage Competitions.

Also note Article 1921 has been changed to prohibit the use of a whip in NAYRC qualifying classes. Previously you were allowed the use of a whip to qualify but not use it in the Championships. Again, this change is effective 06/01/2004.

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Directors of information,
Steve and Michele Ting