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2018 Issue 12              View Issue 12 Online

What's inside this month?

o   Greetings from President, Barb Soukup 
o   Member Spotlight: Beverly Van Neiuwal & Ascot, Century Club Team

o   In Search of the Perfect Canter by Patty Keim

o   2019 NODA Schooling Show Series News & Changes
o   New 2019 Tests Symposium on January 5, 2019
o   Membership News & Historical Fun

o   USDF News

o   Updated Calendar of Events, Classified Ads, Sponsors & Advertisers

Issue 12 Cover Photo:  NODA Member, Heidi Kohl and DG Edorijke “Dutch,” celebrate as USDF Region 2, Fourth Level Freestyle
Reserve Champions
(left) with Angela Jackson and Gaston TF, the Fourth Level Freestyle Champions at Kentucky Horse Park.   
Heidi and “Dutch”  went on to place 7th at the 2018 US Nationals in November while Angela and Gaston TF
were Reserve Champions in the National Fourth Level Freestyle Class.
  Photo courtesy of Jack Kohl  

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NODA Newsletter Team
NODA publishes 12 newsletter issues annually which highlight equestrian events and news. Packed with information valuable to NODA members and the equestrian community at large,every issue includes articles, news, events, clinic reviews, and more!

Layout/Content Editor     Linda Cooley (Interim)  440-941-6269
Layout/Content Editor     Heidi Miller                    330-348-9511
Advertising/Classifieds   Jill Voigt                        216-346-2811
Reporter                            Jessica Austin              330-614-5449
Reporter                            Regina Sacha Ujczo    216-390-3702
Corral Magazine               Mosie Welch                330-618-5838



Linda Cooley, Newsletter Interim Lead Editor 
Linda has assisting with newsletter layout, design, content, and review since late 2017.   She is currently leading the newsletter team until a new co-editor is found.   Linda has been the NODA Webmaster of our USDF Award Winning website since 2006, and also manages our popular NODA Facebook page.  Please direct any newsletter questions and articles to Linda at



Heidi Miller, Newsletter Co-Editor 
Heidi joined our Newsletter Team in January 2018.    Working closely with the Newsletter team, Heidi will help develop content, write articles, help format, and review the newsletter.  Heidi has had a lifelong love of horses, and finally got her first horse 18 years ago.  Retired after 28 years working in a machine shop where she did everything from running machines to office work, Heidi now devotes her time to working with her beloved horses, Merlin (in picture), and Tucker (also known as "Got That Right") and working at her barn. She enjoys competing at dressage shows with both horses, and hopes to do some breed shows.    In her spare time, she also enjoys creating and producing beautiful custom embroidery.


Jill Voigt, Advertising & Classifieds Editor   

Jill joined the team in 2013.  She is the contact for all Advertisements in the newsletter and on the website, and she helps format the newsletter each month.   Jill enjoys taking photos and writing articles for the newsletter.  Along with her family, owns and operates Rosewood Stables in Columbia Station.   Jill and her daughter Stephanie own four horses:  an Appaloosa, a Paint, a Quarter Horse, and a Hanoverian Oldenburg cross.


Jessica Austin, Reporter 

Jessica joined the newsletter team in July 2017.  She is a former nurse turned family medicine resident at University Hospitals Parma.  In her not so spare time, she has started pursuing her USDF Bronze medal with her mare, Whimsical R.  Together with her husband George, she breeds and raises warmbloods and Friesians.  The farm is also home to two dogs (Golden Retriever Tiberius and Great Dane puppy Scooby Doo), and two chickens. Jessica loves classical dressage and is excited to be sharing her passion for learning through writing articles for the NODA NEWS. 


Regina Sacha-Ujczo, Reporter   
Regina officially joined the team in 2014.  She is a USDF Silver and Bronze medalist devoted to the pursuit of dressage excellence, and has attended the USDF “L” Program and was an AA Participant in the USDF Trainer/Instructor Certification Classes.  Formerly FedEx VP, she now specializes in horse-related websites, clinic reviews, and articles. Regina owns several horses and two dogs.   She is an organist/soloist at her local Church, AND she is married to a very supportive horse-husband, Edy Ujczo!  

Mosie Welch, Corral Magazine
Mosie joined the team in 2012.  She is responsible for coordinating advertising and NODA's monthly article for "The Corral Magazine".   She also assists with creating NODA Flyers for various events.   Mosie has dabbled in tabulating, equipment check, scribing, and writing articles for the newsletter. Her current dressage partner is a Friesian mare, Sietske, boarded at Shade Tree Farm. At home are husband Denis and a black Standard Poodle, Supai. When not at the barn you can find Mosie hiking, playing and singing bluegrass music, or gardening.


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