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August 2007

  • August 3rd ~ Golden State Warm Up I. Location: Starr Vaughn Equestrian. Contact: Connie Davenport at 530-265-0950.
  • August 4th - 5th ~ Golden State Warm Up & Cool Down. Location: Starr Vaughn Equestrian. Contact: Connie Davenport at 530-265-0950.
  • August 9th - 12th ~ CDS Junior/Young Rider Championships. Location: Rancho Murieta. Contact Mary Schrader at 415-479-3104.
  • August 24th ~ USEF, USDF, SNC-CDS Show: Dressage in the Sierra I.
  • August 25th & 26th ~ USEF, USDF, SNC-CDS Show. Dressage in the Sierra II. (DITS judges: Creeky Routson 'S' & Peter Lert 'S')


The July show went very well and results have been posted to the web site on the show info page. Thank you again to everyone who volunteered at this show!

Dressage in the Sierra News

With the July show a wrap and the Dressage in the Sierra shows coming up we just want to remind competitors one more time to please be sure your entries for each show, Dressage in the Sierra I & II, are complete. We will be collecting names of competitors who have submitted "perfect entries" to be entered in a drawing for SNC Show Bucks at the show.

This years' Dressage in the Sierra will be extra special as our Friday/Saturday judge, Peter Lert (S), will be retiring after the show. We will be holding a special retirement party at lunch time on Saturday in his honor. Please join us at the competitors tent to celebrate!

Once again we will be holding our Second Annual Dressage in the Sierra wine and beer tasting late Saturday afternoon. Please bring a bottle of wine or six-pack of beer (horsey labels always appreciated!) to our hospitality tent to be shared and tasted. Hors D'oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. A fee of $5.00 per person will be collected by our team of bartenders and will get you a wine glass with the Dressage in the Sierra logo on it.

*Must be over 21 to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.

Volunteers Needed

We are still looking for volunteers to help out during the show with various duties. Jobs needing filled include:

  • Someone to manage lunches for the judges
  • Competitors tent set up and decoration
  • Competitors tent clean up after the wine tasting
  • Competitors tent takedown after the show
  • People interested in manning the hospitality tent at various times during the show
  • Morning "competitors breakfast" set up and hosting
  • Retirement lunch party set up and assistance on Saturday
  • Someone to manage cake ordering, pick up, and delivery for our Saturday lunch party

There are also many miscellaneous volunteer jobs that go along with a show that we could also use help with. If you are interested in helping out please contact Mary Anne at


Sponsorships forms have been posted to the web site. Sponsor money helps defray many of the costs associated with a show of this caliber. Please consider being a sponsor!

2008 Calendar

We are in the process of lining up judges, dates and locations for the 2008 SNC Calendar. The Board has discussed the option of having two 3-star shows next year with Dressage in the Sierra being held in July. The August show would also be a 3-star show but without all the trappings of DITS. Our tentative show dates for 2008 are:

  • April 26th & 27th. SNC-CDS Show.
  • July 19th & 20th. Dressage in the Sierra. USDF, USEF, CDS ***
  • August 23rd & 24th. USDF, USEF, CDS ***

Please keep in mind that this schedule and these dates are tentative and subject to change at this point.


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