USDF Educational Programs & Events
USDF "L" Education Program
Hosted by NODA & USDF Approved
Flyer & More Information Coming Soon!
1 - Session A: Rules & Biomechanics
USDF Instructor, Marilyn Heath (USEF "S"
Blue Ridge Farm, North Ridgeville (USDF #103124)
Aug 17/18, 2019
Part 1 - Session B: Gaits, paces, Movements, Figures
USDF Instructor, Trenna Atkins (USEF "S"
Hosted by NODA in Hudson, OH (USDF #103125)
Oct 26/27, 2019
Part 1 - Session C: Collective Marks, Basics, Rider Biomechanics
USDF Instructor, Sue Curry Shaffer (USEF
Hosted by NODA at Topline Stables, Aurora OH (USDF #103126)
May 30 - June 2, 2019 Dressage &
More CAMP for Adults
with Danielle Menteer (L*), Barb Soukup
& Jackie Smith (Mountain Trail Course Instructor
at Stone Gate Farm, Hanoverton Ohio
Opens February 1 for NODA Members only
camp is designed for the adult rider who wants to have fun,
learn, and enjoy being together
in a laid-back
atmosphere. You are free to participate in all or just a few of the
Feel free to audit all lessons, trail
ride or just hang out and enjoy being in touch with your inner kid!
This is YOUR time to be at camp!
Camp Registration & Information
(Type, Print, Mail)
January 5, 2019
USEF 2019 Dressage Tests Symposium
with Margaret Freeman "S" Judge
Hosted by NODA at
Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Concord Ohio
USDF University Accredited Course
It was a terrific day of information and fun with Margaret Freeman,
learning about the new USDF/USEF tests for 2019. We were at
capacity with over 80 attendees. The breakfast and lunch
food provided by Lake Erie College's food service was delicious!
Thank you to our sponsors, The Dressage Foundation, USDF, Lake Erie
College Equestrian Center & Big Dee'sTack & Veterinary Supplies. We were
at capacity with over 80 attendees. Thank you to our
Education Co-Chairs, Elizabeth Scalabrino and Linda McGall, who did a
great organizing this event. We also appreciate all the
Visit the NODA Facebook page for
Did you go to the
NODA's Scribing Night Out on June 29, 2018?
What a fun night filled with
learning, laughter, and good food. With the very hot temperatures, it was a pleasure to be indoors with air
conditioning! Over 25
people signed up for a "Scribe Clinic" last evening with host and
lecturer, Barb Soukup, USDF
"L" Graduate with Distinction and NODA President. This popular
clinic was very informative for those who wanted to learn how to scribe or enhance their
scribing skills. New scribes learned the basics and more
seasoned scribes received a refresher course.
Thank you Barb Soukup for sharing your knowledge and experience, and to
Co-Chairs, Linda McGall and Elizabeth Scalabrino, for organizing the
All participants received a copy of Barb's presentation which included a
Dressage Terms Abbreviations. Participants practiced scribing for
several tests, had
scribing questions answered, and enjoyed shared scribing experiences at
USDF University Program
provides recognition for USDF
members who strive to continue their dressage education through their
participation in USDF educational programs. It also provides an
accreditation structure for independently-organized events, allowing
members to earn USDF credit for participating in accredited programs
conducted by GMOs and other groups. For guidelines and other important
documents, see our
forms & documents page. Each year, during its annual convention,
USDF Offers educational sessions for dessage professionals and
enthusiasts of all levels. USDF accepts proposals for suggested topics.
Topics must be submittted to the USDF office by February 1st on the
appropriate form (PDF)
Ride-a-Test Clinic with Danielle Menteer (L)
View Clinic Photos
Sponsored by NODA Clinic Location:
Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
"What an excellent clinic!" "Really learned a lot!"
"Very Helpful, Thank You!" "Would do this again!"
These are just a few of the comments expressed by the clinic
Thank you to the clinic participants, volunteers, our clinician,
Danielle Menteer. and Chagrin Valley Farms!
Junior/Young Rider Tune-up Clinic
View Clinic Photos
Sponsored by NODA Clinic Location: Lake
Erie College Equestrian Center
This was a popular clinic offered FREE to NODA
Juniors and Young Riders competing in the
May 21 NODA Schooling Show at Lake Erie College Equestrian Center.
All available time slots were filled.
Thank you participants and volunteers, and special thanks to NODA
Janeen Langowski-Grava, for sharing your time and coaching skills with
these talented NODA members.
March 25, 2017 Dressage Clinic &
March 26. 2017 Ride a Test with
Clinician & Judge Sue Hughes
Presented by NODA at Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
We had an amazing turnout of riders,
auditors, and volunteers this weekend. Everyone learned a lot, had
fun, and got excitied to get back into the show ring.
Thanks to the volunteers who helped the weekend run smoothly:
Elizabeth Bodnovich, Danielle Bolm, Gale Browning, Lynn Fry, Kathy
Kirchner, Dee Liebenthal, Lesley Matt, Gwendolyn Samuels, Diana Shale,
Jana Tuckerman, Lara Young and Deb Winkler. Thank you to
Chagrin Valley Farms for the use of their facility.
Special thanks to Halle Clause, NODA Western Liaison and
Marcia Doyle, NODA Education Chair, Sally Burton,
Schooling Shows Chair, for all their hard work organizing this weekend!
And our sincere appreciation to clinician and judge, Sue Hughes,
for a wonderful two days of education and inspiration
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