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    Champion & Reserve winners of the July Show

    Overall Champion (open, A/A & Jr combined) and winner of $300 and Reserve Champion and winner of $150:

    Training Level: Champion -- Time For Jazz, ridden & owned by Cathy Soller 66.800%
    Reserve Champion -- BevAnn's Justa May Lady, ridden by Kristen Valencia, owned by Kathleen Martin, 66.100%

    First Level: Champion -- Red Adair, ridden by Kathrin Hain, owned by Pembroke Farm 68%
    Reserve Champion -- Gitana HU, ridden by Gretje Witt, owned by Horses Unlimited, 64.435%

    Second Level: Champion -- Pik L, ridden & owned by Anne Sparks, 70.952%
    Reserve Champion -- Dewey Beach, ridden by Leslie Apfel, owned by Nancy Perkins 64.435%

    President's Message for July

    Hi Everyone,

    It's been a busy past few months!

    In mid June we had the Santa Fe Schooling Show at Arrowhead Ranch. It was Lori Bryan's first time managing a show and she did an excellent job! The show was well organized, had plenty of entries, and the weather was perfect.

    We are all so appreciative to have another show manager. If any of you would like to give it a try, let me know. We can guide you every step of the way. It is very rewarding (and actually fun).

    On June 20, 21, 22 we held the Pilates for Dressage® Clinic with Janice Dulak at Horses Unlimited. It couldn't have gone better! This clinic filled with 15 riders, 7 additional mat class participants and auditors. HU is an amazing facility and was perfect for this clinic. We held the morning mat class in the shady courtyard and the riding portion in the covered arena. All the horses felt like celebrities in their huge luxurious stalls.

    I am still receiving "thank you" and "When can we have Janice back?" emails from the participants. Janice is an excellent teacher. She said that she was very impressed with how warm, friendly and open to learning all of us were. The results were incredible! In the mat class she taught us how to use our bodies correctly and then applied what we learned on horseback. The horses really felt the difference and moved so much better. I was able to sit the trot effortlessly and collect my horse. Many people got the best canters of their lives. Even though we all got sore core muscles (but in a good way LOL), we all had a lot of fun. There is a 4 day horse camp next month with Janice and Sarah Martin in Blanco CO. (More info about that in the email blast I sent out earlier).

    Our next schooling show is August 10 at Vista Sandia. This was originally the Española show but because of a facility change we can no longer have it there. The new facility is beautiful but there is not enough parking for a schooling show. Hope to see you at Vista Sandia! And the scores from the August 24 Juan Tomas Hounds Schooling Show in Corrales will count towards NMDA year end awards, so don't miss that one either.

    We decided to move the July Horse Fair and combine it with the August 17 Horse Fair. There was just too much going on. THEN, we had some time conflicts with some of the presenters, so now we are looking at having it in November or December. Its going to be great with lots of useful information at the mini seminars, plus a darn good time. It will be BYOB and there will be a barbecue. There will be shuttle service from the Road Runner for those coming from Santa Fe and the south.

    There is also a lot going on at private barns this summer. Keep checking the calendar!

    See you soon!


New Mexico Dressage Association is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of New Mexico. NMDA is also a Group Member Organization of USDF. The organization's purpose is to promote the understanding of dressage and to develop skill and excellence in its use, as well as to encourage, promote and conduct exhibitions, shows, clinics and other events by which interested people may develop their potential as riders and train their horses to the extent of their capabilities. Privileges of membership include but are not limited to participation in the organization's activities and receiving the Test Book.
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