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January 5, 2018    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 103035                 Event Flyer



                 Did you go to the NODA's Scribing Night Out on June 29?

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 our Education Co-Chairs, Linda McGall and Elizabeth Scalabrino, for organizing the event.

All participants received a copy of Barb's presentation which included a list of Dressage Terms Abbreviations.  Participants practiced scribing for several tests, had scribing questions answered, and enjoyed shared scribing experiences at shows. 

The 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)

 July 9, 2017    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 participants. 

Thank you to the clinic participants, volunteers, our clinician, Danielle Menteer. and Chagrin Valley Farms!   
 May 20,2017    Junior/Young Rider Tune-up Clinic  FREE (*)             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 Professional member,
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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