President's Message for April
It was so good to see many of you at the April 2 Schooling Show at Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena. We had lovely weather and a wonderful turnout. We were so lucky to have Renee Johnson, USDF R Judge, as our judge for the show and clinician the following day. Nance, McMannus did an excellent job of managing both events for us.
Our next event is the Pilates for Dressage® Clinic on May 6,7,8 & 9. This is our third year for this event and looks to be the biggest yet! Friday night kicks off with a lecture and potluck dinner. There will be two full days of mat class and mounted lessons followed a short day on Monday with additional lessons. Rider slots are nearly full but there are still openings for mat-class-only participants and auditors. See the flyer for more information and click here to register. This is an excellent seat & position clinic for ALL levels of riders.
Speaking of seat and position, The Dressage Foundation has a new article "The Power of the Seat". You may sign up for free to receive additional articles via your email at www.dressagefoundation.org/op-ed/.
One final note; sadly, Ethel Ortenburger, one of the founding members of our club and long time dressage supporter, has died. Some of you may remember Ethel as a board member and an enthusiastic manager of many club events. She will be missed and remembered. There will be a Celebration of Life in memory of Ethel on April 23 at 2 pm at the UNM Law Center.
See you at an NMDA event soon.
Final Award Standings, 2015
The NMDA Education Fund
"L" Judges in New Mexico
The Dressage Foundation