Dear HDS Members,
“Championship” season is upon us! Between now and the end of the year, HDS will host the following championship shows:
- 2015 GAIG/USDF Region 9 Championships, Southwest Dressage Championships (SWDC) and the HDS Autumn Classic, October 8-11
- 2015 USEF Para (disabled rider) Equestrian Dressage National Championships and the HDS Deep in the Heart of Texas shows, October 29-November 1
- 2015 HDS Schooling Show Championships and Open Schooling Show, December 12-13
Many riders are already qualified and HDS wishes them luck at the championships. There are still opportunities left to qualify, especially for the HDS Schooling Show Championships. If you aren’t planning on riding, I hope you will visit any or all of the shows to support your friends and family. There is always a need for volunteers, so please let Tracy (email@example.com) know if you are interested. The HDS Web site keeps current with all the activities and events at these shows. It’s an exciting and busy time of year.
Several other HDS items to be aware of include the initial HDS FEI Training Series with Conrad Schumacher, Sept. 26-28. The morning sessions will be at Freestyle Farm and the afternoon sessions will be at Tex-Over Farms. Riders will be posted on the HDS Web site shortly and HDS members can audit at no cost.
HDS Board elections will be held this month. There are still a few positions open if you are interested in serving on the board for a two year term. Please contact me directly if interested.
The Joe R Bushager annual grant applications will open in a couple weeks. If you want to apply for a 2016 education/training grant, applications will be accepted from September to December. Grants start at $500 each. Check the HDS Web site for details.
See you soon!
Leslie Rohrer – HDS President