President's Message for April
NMDA is off to a busy year. So far we have held two schooling shows & our General Membership Meeting. We have two more schooling shows planned for April - Bosque Farms on Saturday April 18 and Los Alamos on April 26. On May 2 & 3 is the Pilates for Dressage® clinic at Horses Unlimited. Then we follow all that up with the NMDS Recognized Show at Expo in Albuquerque on May 23 & 24. Whew!
For those of you who have not participated in a recognized show before, there are Opportunity Classes available. These are a great way to try out a recognized show without having to pay many of the required USDF and USEF fees. The benefits over a NMDA schooling show are that you get to ride under a higher judge, the seasoning aspect for your horse and the covered arenas. For more information go to http://www.nmds.us, click on Premiums/Entry Forms.
At this time there is one riding slot left open for the Pilates Clinic. This is an excellent clinic to ride, do just the mat class and/or audit. It is amazing how the horses improve once the rider's seat is corrected. For more information go to Flyer and Registration. Hope to see many of you there!
Now that we have two (and soon two more) schooling show results posted, please remember to check your scores early and often for year end awards. You may click on results. Soon, the little blue ribbon on the left side of the home page will be activated with current award standings also. Please contact the Awards Chair, Barbara Burkhardt, email@example.com if you see any discrepancies.
See you soon at an upcoming event!