8, 2018 NODA Schooling Dressage Show at
Chagrin Valley Farms
We had the most amazing weekend at Chagrin Valley Farms at the July 7 Ride-a-Test Clinic and July 8 Schooling Show!
July 7 Ride-a-Test participants
were treated to amazing instruction from Robin Birk, “r” judge
from PA, and Danielle Menteer “L with distinction” from North
Carolina/Ohio. All riders learned a lot and raved about both
clinicians and requested that they return. It was so great to
see so many of our riders totally engaged and showing
improvement so quickly. Many thanks to Robin and Danielle for
their energy, enthusiasm and lessons!
July 8 Schooling Show on Sunday continued with great weather and two more wonderful judges, Wayne Quarles “R” from Kentucky and Renee Carter “L with distinction from Ohio. Both judges were impressed with our talented riders. This show filled so quickly, we had quite the wait list. We were able to add some more riders into the show due to scratches, so the entire day was packed.
Saturday morning ride-a-test needed volunteers as well and we appreciate the help of Elizabeth Bodnovich, Halle Clause, Jan Hoover, Kathy Kirchner, Carissa Skelly, Kaylee Skelly, Kate Tuma and Mary Whitely.
Sunday’s show was another opportunity for volunteers and
we gratefully thank Gina Ash, Gale Browning, Amanda Franko,
Justin Franko, Tracy Hendricks, Kathy Kirchner, Chloe Miller,
Christa Sandy, Gwen Samuels, Beth Scalabrino, Janet Thompson,
Kate Tuma, Taya Workum and Lara Young. In the heat of the
day, we needed to change the rings from large size to small.
Super thanks to those who jumped up and helped us. There
were many hands and we changed the rings quickly so the show
could go on. And finally, after a very long, wonderful weekend,
we had to tear the rings down and load them up. Thanks to Cindy
Bank, Halle Clause, Victoria Patterson-Pirko, Linda Toll for
staying to help!
Sincere appreciation and thanks Victoria Patterson-Pirko and Linda Toll for bringing the portable dressage rings to and from the clinic and shows weekend, and storing them safely at your farm! Your schooling show weekend was brought to you by your dedicated and enthusiastic schooling show committee. Show Manager, Sally Burton; Show Secretary, Niki Sackman, and Volunteer Coordinator, Kirsten Thomas. We look forward to seeing you at the August 12 show in Rocky River Stables. Entries open July 18!
10, 2018 NODA Schooling Dressage Show at
Sweetwater Equestrian Center
The Sweetwater show was a great success this year with many riders having super tests. The forecast was for a rainy, stormy day but luckily the rain held off for most of the day. Many thanks to Kristi Folz and the Sweetwater team for having the facility ready for us and for being available all day to trouble shoot any issues and for sponsoring a special treat for the top scoring junior/young rider at our show!
Thanks to our two judges- Clara Etzel “L” graduate with distinction who traveled from Michigan and Lisa Campbell “R” judge who flew in from North Carolina. Both judges had very nice compliments about our riders, volunteers, NODA and Sweetwater! It is so nice to hear judges value all that we do with schooling shows and we appreciate their dedication and thoughtful feedback.
As always we love and treasure all of our schooling show volunteers. Many thanks to the ring set up crew of: Sue Hines, Heidi Miller, Victoria Patterson-Pirko and Linda Toll for braving the rain on Saturday morning. Thanks to show crew : Susan Baker, Jerry Chewy, Jen Cooper, Josephine Cooper, Melissa Groh, Jordan Jacques, Margaret Kaufman, Patty Keim, Linda McGall, Heidi Miller, Kristeen Miller, Allison Morris, Jacqueline Seagle, Laura Stepic, Amy Walker, Pam White, and Taya Workum-Byers. And finally, thanks to those who stuck around after the show to tear the ring down: Ariel Broadkey, Jen Cooper, Josephine Cooper, Sarah Freeman, Patty Keim, Heidi Miller, and Victoria Patterson-Pirko.
Your schooling show team of Sally Burton, Niki Sackman and Kirsten Thomas appreciate your support and look forward to our July show!
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13, 2018 NODA Schooling Dressage Show at
Chagrin Valley Farms
As all May shows tend to be, this
year was wet, raining and did I say wet? We are so thankful for
all of our very flexible competitors who put up with rain delay,
schedule changes and “ride whenever you want outside”
reminders! Special thanks to our fantastic judges, Amy Rothe-Heiter and Jennifer Roth, who were both gracious,
accommodating and willing to do what it took to keep the show
Thank you to Chagrin Valley Farms, our NODA Board members led by President, Barb Soukup, and our wonderful schooling show staff, Sally Burton, Niki Sackman and Kirsten Thomas.
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