June 2016 President’s Message
Dear HDS Members,
HDS just finished the Summer Shows I&II. Thanks to all of you who participated! There were EIGHT teams signed up for the inaugural Pro-Am Tournament. I was pleased to see several teams with members from multiple barns. LTR Dressage fielded two teams and finished as both Champion and Reserve Champion by a very thin margin. Based on the positive feedback from riders, HDS will offer another Pro-Am Tournament next year.
We’re only half way through 2016, but planning for 2017 is nearing completion. Show dates are set, the 2017 USDF Region 9 Championships were awarded to HDS (yeah!) and most of the judges have been hired. Last week I submitted the FEI application to host another CDI2* international show during the 2017 Spring Classic. This show continues to build and, along with the regional championships, is a goal for many riders as they plan their show calendar. The article in this month’s newsletter underscores the behind-the-scenes fun everyone had this year—our CDI was even mentioned on the Eurodressage website! There are fewer than 25 CDIs in the US each year. HDS is very fortunate to be able to provide this opportunity to our local riders.
Leslie Rohrer – HDS President