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ALL NEW RIDER PERFORMANCE AWARD

ODS LEAGUE RIDER PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 30

     There is a new Award Program available for ODS members and the first deadline is September 30, 2019.   Be one of the first to earn this new ODS League Medal for Rider Performance.

    To be eligible the rider must  be an ODS member in good standing when the scores are earned.  ODS will not accept any scores earned with a back dated membership or membership lapse.    Scores do not have to be earned on the same horse.  Scores do not have to be earned in the same year.  No scores prior to the start of the program, 2019, are eligible.

LEAGUE RIDER PERFORMANCE AWARD

Must have six scores of 65% or higherTwo at Introductory A, from two different judges and two different rides.  Two at Introductory B, from two different judges and two different rides.  Two at Introductory C, from two different judges and two different rides.

LEAGUE BRONZE MEDAL RIDER

Must have six scores of 62% or higher.  Two at Training Level 1 from two different judges and two different rides.  Two at Training Level 2 from two different judges and two different rides.  Two at Training Level 3 from two different judges and two different rides.

LEAGUE SILVER MEDAL RIDER

Must have six scores of 62% or higher.  Two at First Level 1 from two different judges and two different rides.  Two at First Level 2 from two different judges and two different rides.  Two at First Level 3 from two different judges and two different rides.

LEAGUE GOLD MEDAL RIDER

Must have six scores of 60% or higher.  Two at Second Level 1, or above, from two different judges and two different rides .  Two at Second Level 2, or above, from two different judges and two different rides.

Two at Second Level 3, or above,  from two different judges and two different rides.

   Rider must submit an application and $20.00 fee to ODS, after all of the required scores are earned.  To be awarded to an ODS LEAGUE RIDER PERFORMANCE AWARD in the current calendar year, applications are due by September 30 with a processing fee.  Members who submit an application, from October 1 through October 15, will have the option to be awarded their ODS LEAGUE RIDER PERFORMANCE AWARD in the current calendar year with a late fee (this is in addition to the processing fee).   The application form can be found on the ODS website under the “Awards” menu.  The awards will be presented at the Annual Awards Banquet on November 3 at Langdon’s Golf Club in Wilsonville, Oregon.

   When you submit your application remember to include: a copy of the member’s ODS Membership Card which can be printed from the ODS website.  Copy of front of tests, with judge’s signature must also accompany applications. Scores must be earned at an ODS League competitions.  Any score earned at an ODS League completion, from a regular USDF or USEF test may be used.  USDF, USEF Rider Test scores do not count for awards.  If two or more judges score one ride, the average of their scores counts as one score.  A judge panel will be considered different if at least one member of the panel is changed.

Riders may earn an award only once at each level.  Awards maybe earned in any order.  Scores must be from score sheets that are current at the time of the competition.

2019 League championship

AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

OREGON HORSE CENTER, EUGENE​

   This year’s League Championship, aka League Finals, brings a new experience for ODS members.  ODS is partnering the League Championship[ with the Oregon Horse Center’s Dressage Festival.  This gives members three ways to show!  Championship classes, ODS League Open classes, and through the OHC Dressage Festival, schooling classes for practically every discipline of dressage.

Organized and Hosted by Umpqua Valley and Mid Valley Chapters of ODS

– JUDGES – 

Saturday – Kathy Casey “r”                            Sunday – Sally Sovey “L”

Show Secretary – Siobhan Barker                      Show Manager – Valerie Stallings

Junior/ Young Rider, Adult Amatuer, and Open Divisions

qualifying requirements:

  1.  Rider must be a current ODS member in good standing when the scores are earned. 
  2. Entries must have earned two qualifying scores (55% or greater); per level, per division and from two different judges at two separate competitions.
  3. The qualifying year is defined as starting the day of the League Finals Championship for the previous year’s show and ending on the closing date for the current year’s League Finals Championship Show.
  4. Qualifying scores must be earned by a horse/rider combination, they cannot be earned separately.
  5. Only scores received at ODS League shows may be used.
  6. Only scores received using current USDF / USEF approved dressage tests count.
  7. Attach photocopies of the front cover of the qualifying tests to the entry form and proof of your ODS membership , either a copy of your USDF GMO membership card OR a copy of the relevant page of the current ODS membership list.
  8. Horse/Rider combinations winning ODS League Championship Classes may not compete at that level in future ODS League Championship Classes. However, If a horse rider combination wins a League Championship with fewer than 3 in the class then horse/rider combination is eligible to compete in League Championship at same level the following year, provided the qualifying criteria are met.
  9.  Refer to USEF rules in regards to Open, Adult Amateur and Junior/Young Rider definitions.

Championship scores will be calculated by averaging the percentages earned in the two tests ridden.

• League Championship classes must be ridden from memory
• Whips are not allowed

freestyle, pas de deux, and quadrille do not require qualifying scores to be ridden at the 2019 league championship.

costumes are welcome in the above classes.

Open classes will be available as time permits.  

 

2018 ODS Awards

Volunteer of the Year – Sponsored by the Pacific Crest Trail Chapter:  Sarah Diebert

Support Person Extraordinaire Award – Sponsored by the Chehalem Mountain Chapter-ODS:  Brittney Castell

Mary Ann Judkins Memorial Instructor Award – Sponsored by the State off Jefferson Chapter-ODS:  Jessica Wisdom

Sportsmanship Award – Sponsored by Tory Kelly, Equine Video Productions:  Christine Erikson

Nate Asby Inspirational Award – Sponsored by the Asby Family:  Cathi Lowe

Congratulations!

3 Oregon Riders Represent Region 6 in USDF Dressage Finals

Sue Minton-Edison riding “Z” (Zo’dan) placed 5th in the Adult Amateur Musical Freestyle Championship at I-1 and 8th in the Adult Amateur I-1 Championship.

Cynthia Sanders riding Cymphony earned 65.245 in the Intermediare 1 Open Championship.  They earned 65.275 in the Intermediare Freestyle Open Championship.

Brooke Voldbaek riding Dimora S. earned 63.088 in the Intermediare 1 Open Championship.  They earned 68.058 in the Intermediare Freestyle Open Championship.

                                          Congratulations to all!