This is a combination clinic and test riding workshop with Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez, licensed FEI C/3* Judge, FEI Young Horse 3*, “S” Judge, Freestyle and Young Horse Judge as well as an instructor.
Have you ever wondered what the judge actually sees? What might be most important to them in a test at a certain level? How you can improve a movement and flow into the next one? How to show off you and your horse’s best to the judge? How to show movements that aren’t the easiest for you?
Demo riders will show the current tests up the levels, and participants will have the opportunity to comment and ask Debbie questions. Debbie will give her insight on common mistakes within the tests, how to improve this particular rider/horse combination, as well as “score” the test and provide comments.
Demo Riders: Demo Rider spots will be filled with AA riders. To apply for a demo rider spot, you must sign up for the 2 day Early Registration, which ends on March 12th. All ODS members that have signed up by that date will be invited to apply for a demo rider spot via email.
Registration for 2 days will be available until April 9th…but the fee will be higher.
Trainers and Youth are welcome to participate in the workshop. Open to all ODS members. Sign up to Join ODS, or pay the non-member fee.
Participants will be spaced at a County Covid-compliant distance. Masks will be required in the arena and other barn areas unless you are riding, based on then current County requirements.
Thank you to Gallops Saddlery for their sponsorship at this event!
ODS is very excited to announce a Virtual Show Series beginning the end of February. Dates and all the information you will need to participate are published in the link above. These shows will also be up on Equestrian Entries website shortly.
*Important* Anyone planning to compete in a CDI (all divisions) or NAYC. Your qualifying scores become inadmissible if you participate in a virtual show.
Calling All Jr. Riders
Are you a junior rider? – Not yet 21 on Jan. 1st 2021? Are you an ODS member wondering what ODS is doing for juniors? Do you participate in eventing and would like to improve your dressage scores? How about 4-H or OSET and would like to learn and get better in dressage? Click on the links below to find out more.
Be sure to review additional opportunities and grants available for Youth listed on the website. Go to ODS Programs, scroll down to the Youth tab.
Oregon and the entire West Coast are experiencing unprecedented wildfires and smoke-filled air. Our horses’ delicate respiratory systems are susceptible to damage from exposure to poor-quality air, especially older horses and those with equine asthma. The following are resources we’ve gathered for ODS members to help you take care of your horses during these challenging times:
- UC Davis Guidelines for Horses Exposed to Wildfire Smoke
- Smoke From Wildfires and Horse Respiratory Health
- Smoke Inhalation and Horses
- Wildfire Season and Feeding Horses for Lung Health
If you are concerned about your horse’s respiratory health, please contact your veterinarian. Take care everyone!