ODS Celebrates 50 Years!

Lots of great dressage based articles in the November/December issue of Flying Changes magazine – but we are partial to this one written by ODS member Wendy Krebs, DVM. ODS made the cover too!

Photos: Courtesy of Mary Cornelius Photography

Our 2021 ODS Champions

Congratulations to all our Champions!

Thank You to all that made the 2021 ODS Championship Show a success.We appreciate everyone’s hard work.

Photos: Courtesy of Anna Bigwood.

Tedi Paasch

Nominations for the Board of Directors Now Open

Want to be involved and help make a difference?

Three Director at Large positions are open to serve on the ODS Board from 1/1/22 – 12/31/25. If interested please fill out the Board Application Form under “Governance” on the website or click here.

The membership places trust in the board members to act in the membership’s best interest as though they are performing the service for themselves.

An email to all members was sent on November 18, 2021 outlining the duties and responsibilities of being an ODS Board member. Please contact the ODS office at odsinfo@oregondressage.com if you did not receive that email and/or would like more information. Nominations are open through December 1, 2021.

Remember, the only way to make a difference is to participate.

 

It’s Membership Renewal Time

 The new ODS membership year will run from January 1st to December 31st and by now all current members should have received a membership renewal notice via email.

Make your scores count!

A membership in the Oregon Dressage Society offers a wide variety of activities including many educational events, an awards program, Free USDF Group Membership, as well as invitations to members only activities just to name a few. Forms can be found on the website under “About ODS” then “Why Join”. Any questions please feel free to contact the office at odsinfo@oregondressage.com

We look forward to a happy, healthy and safe 2022 season with all of you.

 

Awards Available for ODS Members

Revised League Year End Awards Application & Qualifications

This Award is offered in lieu of the Oregon Dressage Society League Championship Show as a way to recognize the achievements of ODS members participating in ODS League Shows across the region. It is difficult and expensive for league show riders from across the region to meet in one physical location, ODS is offering an opportunity for all ODS members to compete for League Show Year-End Final.

Please visit the Forms & Documents page or click here for application

 

Oregon Dressage Society League Show Horse/Rider Awards

A small brass plate will be awarded to each ODS member in good standing who earns a score of 60% or better at Introductory, Training, First, or Second Level at ODS approved League shows in a single show season. One plate for Freestyle Rides, one plate for Quadrille Rides, and one plate for Pas de Deux rides will also be awarded if scores earned are 60% or better at ODS approved League shows in a single show season.

Please visit the Forms & Documents page or click here for application

Oregon Dressage Society Licensed Show Horse/Rider Awards

A small brass plate will be awarded to each ODS member in good standing who earns a score of 60% or better at Training Level or above in USEF/USDF licensed shows in a single show season. One plate for Freestyle Rides, one plate for Quadrille Rides, and one plate for Pas de Deux rides will also be awarded if scores earned are 60% or better in USEF/USDF licensed shows in a single show season.

Please visit Forms & Documents page or click here for application

ODS has revised the Qualifications and the Application criteria and forms for the League Finals Year End Awards.  The Application date has been changed so that we may include several League Shows that are to take place after the previous deadline. The number of qualifications has been changed from 6 to 4. Make sure you have your applications post-marked by the closing dates.