Dear HDS Members,
We are just a few weeks away from two high profile events on the HDS calendar. They are the annual HDS Symposium, April 12-13 at Isabella Farm and the Shoofly Farm CDI with the HDS Spring Classic Shows I&II at Great SW Equestrian Center, April 24-27. Both of these events feature US dressage leaders and many of the top riders in USDF Region 9. These events are a great way to further your interest and knowledge of dressage.
The symposium rider list will be released shortly. Riders were selected from multiple barns along with horses both familiar and new. Isabella Farm is located in northwest Houston on Huffmeister off 290. It’s an easy 30 minute drive from the Galleria area. Audit options are available by the day or for the weekend. If you are able to volunteer, the audit fee is reduced to cover lunch. The auditor form is available on the HDS Web site and in this newsletter.
The Shoofly Farm CDI is the only show in USDF Region 9 conducted under FEI (international) rules. There will be international judges and other dressage officials with FEI credentials. HDS always tries to make this show (including the HDS Spring Classic shows) special with a silent auction, a competitors party, a Saturday dinner and entertainment.
HDS Board Members and volunteers are hard at work to make these events successful. We hope you will join us!
All the Best,