President's Message for June & July
Its a busy summer and there are a lot of wonderful things happening with dressage around our state. Here are some events and organizations to be aware of:
The Santa Fe Dressage Association is up and running! This is a new GMO in our state and USDF Region 5. They are currently accepting memberships. NMDA is excited to work in concert with this new club and you can watch for their events on our calendar. Their next event is a recognized show on July 23-24 at the beautiful facility, HIPICO in Santa Fe. For more information click here.
There will also be a series of schooling/practice shows that dressage riders may participate in hosted by Goose Down Farms in the Santa Fe area. The shows will be on June 25-26, August 21, and October 22-23. For more information go to Facebook, Goose Down Farms and click on "The Eventing X Games".
NMDS, run by Donald Simpson, is offering recognized shows on July 2-3, October 29-30 at Horse Nation Santa Fe (the old Downs of Santa Fe). For more information go to www.nmds.us.
And please don't forget about the NMDA schooling show at Horse Nation Santa Fe on July 10. This will be our first time at this venue and we are very excited. Many improvements have been made to make this an excellent facility for dressage shows. Go to our Schooling Show Page for information about this event.
You can also see all of these events posted on our calendar.
Another worthy organization is the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse in Albuquerque. They have been generously allowing us to use their convenient conference room for our board meetings. NMDA has made a donation to their rescue program. You can learn more about this organization at prehorse.org.
Hope to see you at an event soon!
Award standings as of May 1, 2016
The NMDA Education Fund
"L" Judges in New Mexico
The Dressage Foundation