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July 2005

July 2005
  • July 6th and 7th. Volker Bromman Clinic. $130/ride. Location: Equest Training Center. Contact: Victoria Cliff 775-849-0105
  • July 9th and 10th. SNC-CDS Show. Location: Franktown Meadows - Judge: Louise Koch "S". Show Manager Cindy Hoonhout.
  • July 13th and 14th. Chapter Sponsored Junior Clinic with Judge Donna Richardson "S" at Equest Training Center.
  • July 16 and 17. Christiane Noelting Clinic at Franktown Meadows. Contact: Joan Wright (775) 882-9070.
  • July 29. Golden State Dressage Show. Location Rancho Murieta. Warm-Up 1
  • July 30-31. Golden State Dressage Show. Location Rancho Murieta. Warm-Up 2 and Cool-Down

Hello everybody!

Show season is in full swing and we have several shows up and coming in the near future including the July show at Franktown Meadows July 9th and 10th, Golden State Dressage at Rancho Murieta at the end of the month and Dressage in the Sierra August 13th and 14th.

The closing date for the July show at Franktown is rapidly approaching. Completed entries with payment and copies of cards must be in by June 30th. Additional prize lists and entry forms are available on the web site.

Remember to contact Lynn at Franktown to make arrangements if you are going to need stabling.

Volunteers are needed!!! There are still numerous volunteer positions that need to be filled for this show. If you have any time available to help out, please contact Cindy Hoonhout at 853-0302 or by email

Competitors! Please be aware that the "Facility Day Use Fee" on the entry forms is $10/PER DAY.

Dressage in the Sierra

Dressage in the Sierra is typically our biggest show of the season. It is USDF, USEF and CDS recognized. This year will very likely be our last year of Dressage in the Sierra at Reno Livestock Events Center. Let's make it extra special!

Skagen Designs Ltd. has again committed to being the major sponsor for Dressage in the Sierra and will be furnishing prizes. SNC member and competitor, Charlotte Jorst, is the owner and designer of Skagen products. Thank you so much Charlotte for your generous contribution to the chapter - again!

As you may or may not know, there is a tremendous amount of preparation and planning that go into a show of this magnitude. Many volunteers are needed to make the show run smoothly. This year is no exception! There is a volunteer sign up sheet available on the web page with instructions on how to add your name to the list. If you are interested in signing up but having trouble figuring it out or have questions, please contact Jennifer Smith, Wendy Hays or Steve Ting.

Positions that need filling include:

We really need volunteers to help out and hope to hear from everyone. Please consider volunteering~any time is better than no time!

Also, please check out the sponsorship form for Dressage in the Sierra. Sponsorships from chapter members, their families and friends, and local professionals and businesses are essential to maintaining the show's tradition of excellence.

Each sponsorship, from the smallest to the largest, is greatly appreciated. Please take a moment to look at the list of sponsorship opportunities and select the one that best meets your needs. Your support will be recognized in event materials, mailings, and the chapter newsletter, as well as at the show. Funds raised help us to attract top-notch competitors through prizes, cash awards, trophies and first-rate facilities, including the Reno Livestock Events Center. Please consider being a sponsor for this show. Thank you for helping our organization ensure the success of Dressage in the Sierra.

Prize lists and entry forms for this show will be arriving in your mail box soon.

Sierra Feed and The Saddlery

If you've been to the web site recently, you may have noticed that we've added a new link "Sierra Feed - Our Sponsor"!

Ken Cliff, owner of Sierra Feed, has expanded and opened The Saddlery (formerly The English Shop). The Saddlery will carry all types of English and Western tack. If you need something for yourself or your horse, please contact Ken at The Saddlery at 853-6700.

Ken and Sierra Feed have sponsored and contributed greatly to our chapter over the years. Now we can show our thanks by supporting Sierra Feed and The Saddlery and giving them our business.

Diane Kernoodle Clinic Update

The previously scheduled Diane Kernoondle Freestyle Clinic had to be cancelled as Diane was quite ill. Jen is working hard trying to make arrangements to reschedule the clinic and we will keep everyone posted as to the new dates.

Junior Clinic Update

The Chapter Sponsored Junior Clinic with Judge Donna Richardson is full and the riders names are posted below. Mary Anne is working on the ride times and we will be sending out a separate email with the riders schedules.


The clinic will be held at Equest Training Center, 805 Washoe Dr. in Washoe Valley, July 13th and 14th. There will be a BBQ the first night at Victoria Cliff's house. The chapter will be providing the meat. The rest of the BBQ will be pot luck style. If you are planning to attend, please bring a side dish (salad, veggies, appetizers, etc), or dessert.

June Show Info

Franktown Meadows June Dressage Classic June 11-12, 2005


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Directors of information,
Steve and Michele Ting