2018 NODA Schooling Show Series

Show Results

UPDATED 10/08/2018


October 6, 2018    NODA Schooling Dressage Show at Chagrin Valley Farms    Show Results


October 7, 2018   NODA Schooling Show Series CHAMPIONSHIP      Show Results

Show Report & Thank You
By Sally Burton, NODA Schooling Show Manager


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August 12, 2018    NODA Schooling Dressage Show at Rocky River Stables     Show Results

Show Report & Thank You
By Sally Burton, NODA Schooling Show Manager

Our Rocky River show was a full of competitors and wonderful!  The weather cooperated well, we had super judging and plenty of volunteers as the Valley Riding crew stepped up again this year to help in every way possible.   Luckily for us Clara Etzel, L with distinction, stepped in to judge for us as our scheduled judge had many flight problems and was not able to make it to Cleveland in time to judge.  So special thanks to Clara Etzel and Rhianna Pankhurst, “L with Distinction” who traveled from Pittsburgh area to judge this show!

Thanks to all the following amazing volunteers: 
     Ring set up:   Barb Bower, Olivia Fietkiewicz, Lauren Heba, Sue Horst, Jordan Jacques, Rachel Jelen, Sydney Kindrat, Anna/Rich/Sue Pasela, Maria Sandy, Sophie Ratvasky and Lisa Zitiello. 
     Ring change crew and the Ring tear down:  A fabulous Valley Riding crew.   We appreciate Valley Riding/Rocky River Stable for hosting and Margaret McElhany and Jane Papke for all their work for our event!
     Show Volunteers:   Clare Barnett, Elena Braun, Josephine Cooper, Olivia Fietkiewicz, Peggi Ignani, Noelle Ignani, Patty Keim, Lee and Connie Kelling, Kathy Kirchner, Lesley Matt,  Leigh Mooney, Danielle Northup, Sophie Ratvasky, Susan Powers, Maria Sandy, Kim Shepard, Agatha Smithers, Lea Wojtiewicz, Taya Workum-Byers, and Lara Young. 

Another great show is in the books!  Join us at the September 9 NODA Schooling Show at Topline Stables in Aurora.  Entries open August 15.  

July 8, 2018    NODA Schooling Dressage Show at Chagrin Valley Farms

Show Results                      Candid Weekend Photos

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Show Report & Thank You
By Sally Burton, NODA Schooling Show Manager

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. 


Thank you!
Thanks to Chagrin Valley Farms for allowing us to host our show in their newly improved show rings.  AND Thank you to our volunteers!   A weekend this big would not be a success without all the hard working volunteers who gave their time and manual labor to make this a wonderful weekend. 

Friday night we had to set up two rings and we couldn’t have done it without the help of Rachel Alderhold, Deb Boslet, Sue Hines, Judy Jacobsen, Dan and Kate McGinnis, Anna and Rich Pasela, Linda Toll, Mosie Welch and Victoria Patterson-Pirko. 


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!

June 10, 2018    NODA Schooling Dressage Show at Sweetwater Equestrian Center
Show Results

Show Report & Thank You
By Sally Burton, NODA Schooling Show Manager


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!

                                      How to Contact Show Secretary or Show Manager

We appreciate all show communications and wish to clarify the acceptable communication methods utilized by Show Secretary, Niki Sackman. Please note due to Niki’s poor cell service some calls may be delayed. Thank you!


Before Show Day    
Messages              E-mail, US mail, Telephone/Voicemail Niki at 440-454-4709, In Person
Show Documents    E-mail to SS-Secretary@nodarider.org, US mail, Horse Show Office, or submit Photocopy(s) at show


Day before Show Day   E-mails checked until 2 pm, or you may Telephone/Voicemail Niki at 440-454-4709

Show Day
      Telephone/Voicemail  Niki 440-454-4709 or Sally (show manager) 440-221-7544
Many of you know that phone service at show venues tend to be unreliable. We will, however, do our best to check for voicemail messages throughout the day.   Please also note Niki and Sally are NOT able to access Facebook Messenger on Show Days.

Thank you for notifying us if you are scratching, and we apologize in advance if we are unable to respond during the show.  

May 13, 2018    NODA Schooling Dressage Show at Chagrin Valley Farms    
Show Results --  Updated 5/20/18

Show Report & Thank You
By Sally Burton, NODA Schooling Show Manager

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 moving!

We could never accomplish all of the work on a show day without our amazing volunteers!  Thanks to Saturday ring set up crew:  Katie Delaney, BJ Harmann-Sasak, Kate McGinnis, Michele Thomas, Jill Winters led by Victoria Patterson-Pirko and Linda Toll.  Thanks to Sunday show volunteers: Gina Ash, Cindy Bank, Danielle Bolm, Christina Fraser, Lauren Heba, Katie Holzheimer, Patty Keim, Kathy Kirchner, Stephanie Orellana, Lee Overbaugh, Victoria Patterson-Pirko, Sally Pla, Ellen Pridemore, Molly Reeves, Christa Sandy, Maria Sandy, Elizabeth Scalabrino and LaDonna Young.  And finally, at the end of a super long thanks so much to Heidi Miller, and Victoria Patterson-Pirko who stayed to the end to tear down the ring!  It is a super big job for three people… please consider staying to help!

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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