ODS Adult Amateur Workshop With Judge Debbie Riehl-Rodriguez

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.

Register Now!

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 Announces Youth Education Task Force


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.

Youth Education Clinic Series Information

Youth Education Series Application

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.

Devonwood during fire season

Resources for Caring for Horses Exposed to Wildfire Smoke

Devonwood during fire season

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:

If you are concerned about your horse’s respiratory health, please contact your veterinarian. Take care everyone!

The Horse

New ODS Member Benefit!

All ODS members will now receive a complimentary digital subscription to The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care.

The HorseI have the best job for a horse-nut like me—for the past nine years I’ve worked as digital managing editor of The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health and TheHorse.com. Now, as ODS vice president, I’m excited that my company has agreed to offer all ODS members complimentary subscriptions to the digital edition of our monthly magazine (a value of $20 per year) as an ODS member benefit. This is at no cost to you or ODS, and you will not be placed on any solicitation or marketing lists. ODS respects and protects your personal data.

The Horse is a monthly magazine packed with premium horse health and industry-related articles. Our in-depth content in each issue is curated by The Horse’s editorial team and reviewed by a board of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) veterinarians, so you know you can always count on relevant and current information about your horse’s care. The digital edition of The Horse has all the same equine health news and information as the monthly print publication, but in an eco-friendly format.

You will receive an email at the address you’ve provided to ODS about how to claim your subscription. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at vicepresident@oregondressage.com.

—Michelle Anderson, ODS Vice President