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2014 Omnibus - Order your copy today!
The 2013 Omnibus may be downloaded here (7mb)
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Region 9 Summer meeting Aug 9, 2014 will be at the El Tropicano Hotel.
Reservations ph 877-736-4311, 110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio, TX 7820.
Pack your bags like you are going to Mexico as this hotel has a very retro, laid back feel. The room price will be $105 per night plus free meeting room. The have a breakfast restaurant and a sandwich stand and a cute bar that stays open until 11. The hotel is on the lower part of the Riverwalk, but you can walk about 10 minutes to the restaurants.
From the airport you can take a taxi or airport shuttle.
Alamo Dressage Association will be holding a Welcome Party for all participants beginning
at 5 pm Friday, Aug 8 at the El Tropicana Hotel in their hospitality suite.
In order to access the suite, please text or call Jennifer at 210-601-9646. This number will
also be waiting for you in a welcome letter when you check in.
Remember the Silent Auction: The income from the items benefits our Education Fund -- which in turn benefits the GMOs !
All sorts of clever gifts have been well received in the past -- a wonderful brass door knocker was a hot item one year and vinyl bags made from feed bags drove bidding wars another year. A great
variety of items appear and the bidding is both fun and beneficial.
Summer meeting reports (.zip)
(includes Adult Ed, Awards Committee, Fort Worth Dressage, Houston Dressage Society, Instructors/Trainers, FEI/Juniors, Southern Eventing and Dressage Association, Website Report, Youth Report)
Reg 9 "L" judge Jill Van Hoy passed away at the end of June while taking a lesson on her horse.
Doctors suspect a blood clot and she died instantly.
We wish to extend condolences to her family and many friends.
Congratulations and Good Luck
I am pleased to announce the riders that will be representing Region 9 at this year’s competition in Lexington, Kentucky.
Young Rider Team
Kalie Beckers on Carush
Ty Wittke on Whispering Wind
Janet Ashley on Roman B
Caroline Adams on Uniek
Junior Rider Team
Allie Cyprus on Madoc Gareth
Anna Campbell on Liebling
Cassie Schmidt on Velasquer
Bronwyn Cordiak on Dschingis Blue
Katie Conover on Beanie Baby (alternate)
On behalf of Region 9, I would like to congratulate these riders and wish them the best of luck as they represent our region at the upcoming championship.
FEI Jr/YR Coordinator
Region 9 Horse Person of the Year Nominations Due
Nominations are being accepted for Region 9 Horse Person of the Year for 2014. Please see the Region 9 USDF website for criteria.
Nomination should include:
Name and brief biographical background.
Description of most significant contribution and/or services to dressage in the region.
Please submit by August 20th to:
112 Eden Ranch Dr.
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Invitation to Instructors
Region 9 has an addition to the Regional Website.
This addition will be a way for Instructors who continue to keep up with their education get recognition, even if you are not certified. Also, this addition will be a way for clients to see which instructors might best be able to help them by the courses attended. Read more here
Region 9 Web Store
When it gets too hot to ride ... go shopping! Region 9 has launched a new web store featuring Region 9-branded products. A portion of sales proceeds are returned to the Region, so shop often! Check it out here: http://www.cafepress.com/usdfregion9
Program Available for Region 9 Youth: Youth Schooling Show Challenge
A new program being rolled out for Region 9 Youth offers an opportunity to earn a certificate or a patch for competing in schooling shows! Thanks to Anne Kuhns for organizing the program. Download the participation form here.
Download the brochure with information about qualifying. Contact Inez if you'd like to get on the email list for updates about NAJYRC.
Bee Pape Scholarship Fund
In honor of Bee Pape - who was a foundation stone for dressage in Region 9. A wonderful, kind, and generous lady, always there to help She gave countless hours to all of us, and to this sport we love. Bee's children – Susan Peacock, Sarah Pape Hester and William Pape and their families – asked that memorial donations to be made to the "Bee Pape Scholarship Fund" for use in Region 9. Bee was a great supporter of grass roots dressage, and Susan asked that a fund be set up to help our grass root members. Specifics of the fund, will be released later. We are thrilled about this opportunity for our regional members. And truly appreciate the generosity of Susan, and her family. And of your donations, to a much needed scholarship.
To make donations: Please make check made out to "Bee Pape Scholarship Fund - Region 9"
1505 Lakeview Dr
Keller Tx 76248 or donate online (specify the Bee Pape Fund)
Scholarship Fund Update
Bee Pape Scholarship Fund: An anonymous donor has promised matching funds up to $1,000 a year for any donations to this fund. Donations can be mailed to the Region 9 Treasurer (Nettie Olsen,
1505 Lakeview Dr,
Keller, TX 76248 or donate online (specify the Bee Pape Fund)
Updated Region 9 Timeline now available
Read more here
USDF Councils and Committees Chart now available (pdf)
Check out the Region 9 Event Calendar for clinics, seminars, camps, etc.
Check out the Recognized Show Calendar for shows around the region.
USEF/ NAJYRC Qualifying Competitions
The purpose of the USDF Adult & Youth Regional Team Competition is to provide an opportunity for adults & youth to compete in a team-like atmosphere, which encourages camaraderie & support at any level. They are a lot of fun!
Youth & Adult Team Competitions applications:
Youth Team Comp:
Adult Team Comp:
Youth & Adult Team Competitions - suggestions for holding a Team Competition Show (Adult / Youth) and Team Participation Form
Region 9 GMO Applications
Youth Team Competition
Adult Team Competition
GMO Educational Grant - Deadline 30 days prior to event
GMO Travel Grant - Deadline 60 days prior to meeting/ convention
USDF Competitions Handbook
Want to find current USDF competition regulations and guidelines? Tired of carrying around many brochures and want one consolidated document? The USDF Competitions Handbook (PDF) is available at www.usdf.org/competitions/handbook/. It is not available in hard copy.
New Way to Check Scores
USDF has established a new, free, online score-check service for USDF members, who can view USDF-recognized competition results for each horse registered with USDF. All information in the USDF online database is updated daily and is current as of 5 p.m. the previous business day. Visit site for details.
USDF policies and procedures (pdf)