Dear HDS Members,
The last few weeks, HDS has been very busy with the USDF Region 9 Championships and the USEF Para Equestrian Dressage Championship–HDS Deep in the Heart of Texas show. I want all the HDS members, volunteers, riders and show staff to be proud of what was accomplished.
Multiple show officials at the Region 9 Championships told me it was one of the best regional competitions in the country. Not only was the riding very good, but the volunteers were top notch and friendly. The show staff ran the award ceremonies efficiently and all five competition arenas ended on time.
Three weeks later, many of the same volunteers and show staff had a repeat performance. The 2015 USEF Para (disabled rider) national championship was deemed the “best ever” by the USEF Para Director and also by the President of the US Para Equestrian Association. Riders from around the country were happy to come to Houston and have such a good show experience. The three FEI judges from Europe were impressed with the show organization and facility, the quality of riders and the friendly hospitality. All of them want to come back.
The quality and number of shows hosted by HDS each year is unrivaled by any other non-profit dressage club in the US. All of us can be proud of the years of hard work that have gotten the club to this point. It has certainly been a team effort.
I hope to see you at the HDS Schooling Championships and Open Show in mid December.
Leslie Rohrer – HDS President