Support ODS

While some sponsorships and donations are requested directly by the ODS Office, most sponsorship and donation requests are made by individual Programs and Committees through their designated representative and/or their chairs.

The ODS / Linda S. Acheson Education Fund


The Linda Acheson Education Fund exists to support educational opportunities for ODS members and dressage enthusiasts.  When it was created, founder Linda Acheson and subsequently the ODS Board established the goal to gather $50,000 in principal before expending interest on the fund in support of educational programs.  We reached the $50,000 and make this a vital part of ODS educational programming! Watch for details.

The Linda S. Acheson ODS Education fund was established in 1998 and was renamed in 2004 as a memorial to Linda Acheson, former ODS President, Treasurer, and “L program” graduate.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Linda was instrumental in modernizing the ODS office, and the financial records. Additionally, Linda was an advocate of rider and instructor education. She organized the first ODS certified instructor program and supported the ODS “L” Education Program, and judged many schooling shows.

Linda established this fund during her tenure as president. Her intent was to create a specific account where the earnings could be used to finance educational events and programs—in whole, or part; for the benefit of ODS members. Upon her death, the education fund name was changed to recognize Linda, and it received numerous contributions in honor of her memory.

The Linda Acheson Education Fund is not a “restricted fund” in the sense of an endowment, however the ODS board agreed in principle that the funds were dedicated to the educational mission Linda intended.

The goal is to raise additional monies through fundraisers or bequests/gifts to reach a point where the income from the fund be used to sponsor educational programs. Linda estimated, and the Board of Directors subsequently adopted that the principal of the fund reach and be maintained at $50,000 (as of September 1, 2012, the fund is approximately $42,000). At the point the income from the fund may be utilized for educational activities, the ODS Board of Directors will establish an advisory panel to select projects or programs to support.

Please contact the ODS office for details or if you would like to volunteer for marketing and/or fundraising on behalf of the fund.

If you would like to make a contribution to the fund, you may make an online donation using PayPal or you can mail a check, written out to the Oregon Dressage Society Education Fund and send it to ODS Office, P.O. Box 347 Toutle, WA 98649.

Show Sponsorships


Oregon Dressage Society sponsors several large shows during the year that require sponsorships in order to be successful and fun for competitors, spectators and volunteers. ODS is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation and donations made to Oregon Dressage Society may qualify as tax deductible.

We encourage your support of the following annual events:

  • The ODS Championship Show seeks title sponsors, class sponsors, championship sponsors, vendors, advertisers and in-kind donations for our annual show held in September.

Championship Sponsorship Packet


Annual Awards Banquet


ODS is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation and donations made to Oregon Dressage Society may qualify as tax deductible.

Oregon Dressage Society seeks one major and two minor sponsors plus wine, gift and goodie hosts for our Annual Awards Banquet held each fall.

To add to the fun and excitement of this anniversary party, the annual ODS Silent Auction will be held, showcasing Chapter baskets and fun goodies, bolstering the ODS General and Education Funds.

Contact Valerie Stallings for details.

ODS is a registered 501(c)(3) corporation and donations made to Oregon Dressage Society may qualify as tax deductible.