2019 League Show Award Plates List

The  2019 League Show Award Plates list is now available for preview.

League show participants: Please take a moment to verify your information. If you have any corrections contact the ODS Office via email odsinfo@oregondressage.com or by phone at 503-893-5254 by Wednesday May 6th.

Congrats riders!

A special thank you to Show Committee Chair, Sarah Diebert, for assembling the League Show Award Plates information.

Riders: Please Verify 2019 Licensed Show Horse/Rider Awards for ODS Plates

USDFThank you to all those who sent in a 2019 Licensed Show Horse/Rider Awards application form. Please click on the Oregon Dressage Society Horse & Rider Award Plates link to verify your information and that all names are spelled correctly. The verification list is in alphabetical order by rider’s last name, followed by the horse’s name, level, and then the number of scores earned above 60%.

If you have any corrections please email or call (503) 893-5254) the ODS office right away.

 

Congratulations to all, and well done!

 

 

 

Lisa Koch

President’s Message: USDF/ODS COVID-19 Update

ODS Members,

We have received an official announcement from the United States Dressage Federation about its direction regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how USDF competitions and educational events will be handled at this point.

(Read the USDF official statement here.)

ODS will follow this decision and suspend all ODS Approved Licensed and League shows until April 15th, 2020. At that point, we will update you with the latest determination. Please be advised that any scores earned between March 17-April 15th will not count toward qualifying for ODS and Region 6 Championships or League Show Finals awards. This also applies to the 2020 Licensed and League Horse/Rider awards.

Please note, the USDF Region 6 Youth Education Clinic with George Williams and the Youth Outreach Clinic with Brooke Martz (April 25/26) are canceled. USDF has canceled all educational events until May 22-24 with the intention to reschedule.

We will continue to update you as we receive more news. Please keep yourself and your families safe during this time.

Please call the ODS office at 503-893-5254 or myself at 541-410-5968 if you have any questions.

Lisa Koch
ODS President

Tory Kelly

ODS Hires Office Help

We are excited to announce that Tory Kelly has joined Oregon Dressage Society as a temporary assistant office manager on a part-time basis! In this new role, Tory will process memberships, insurance, and show approvals; maintain the ODS show and event’s calendar; monitor social media and update the website; and offer customer service support to ODS members.
The ODS executive committee elected to hire an assistant office manager after hearing from you, our members, about how we can better meet your needs. Our goal is to streamline communications and improve the day-to-day membership experience, while allowing the board to focus on growing the organization and pursing opportunities to support dressage throughout the state and region.

Many of you might already know Tory, who joined ODS nearly 30 years ago. During this time, she’s been a fixture at ODS shows, clinics, and events with her videography company, Equine Video Productions. Besides dressage, Tory enjoys trail riding, horse camping, and working equitation with her Quarter Horse mare, Diva. Tory is highly organized, passionate about dressage, and brings a positive personal energy to everything she does. We as a board are excited to work with her.
Please join us in welcoming Tory!

ODS Office Contact Info

Tory Kelly
ODS Temporary Assistant Office Manager
odsinfo@oregondressage.com | (503) 893-5254
Office hours:
Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
After hours, leave a message.

Lisa Koch

President’s Letter: January 2020

Happy January!

The membership survey results showed us that you, the members, use the website to obtain information on events/prize lists and to join and submit your yearly dues. The survey also told us email is the best way to reach you. The top two things you thought ODS could do better for members:

  1. Improve the website and calendar; and
  2. Communication.

In response to this, we are excited to announce that Tory Kelley has agreed to take a temporary Office assistant position for ODS! In this new role, Tory will process memberships, insurance, and show approvals; maintain the ODS show and events calendar; monitor social media and update the website; and offer customer service support to ODS members.

Our goal is to streamline communications and improve the day-to-day membership experience.

The website is under construction with updates expected by February 1st. We will continue to update and improve the website. You can submit your events and shows to Tory now to get them on the calendar.

In addition, we have formed a strategic planning committee to define and develop the ODS mission: Why ODS is doing what we are doing, our vision of what that looks like, and a plan on how to get there. This work started with the membership survey. We will also engage chapter presidents in helping us identify key points.