HDS President’s Message, October 2014
Two down and one to go. We’re nearing the end of the 2014 competition year. The two recognized show championships, GAIG/USDF Region 9 and Southwest Dressage Championships, were held the second weekend in October. Over 350 riders participated in five arenas. The shows ran well thanks to all the wonderful volunteers, excellent show management team and the HDS Recognized Show Committee. Hours of planning and effort are needed to have a successful championship show so all the workers deserve our gratitude for a job well done.
The remaining 2014 championship is the HDS Schooling Show Championships, December 13-14. Riders can still earn qualifying scores at HDS recognized schooling shows for the next few weeks. For rider score updates and qualifying rules, go to houstondressagesociety.org. The prize list/entry form for the Schooling Championships will be posted on the HDS web site soon.
As one year comes to an end, another begins. It’s time to renew your HDS membership for 2015. Member benefits include discounts to various club events, scholarship eligibility and participation in the HDS annual awards program. HDS members will receive a significant discount to the HDS Symposium with Olympian Conrad Schumacher scheduled for the end of February 2015 at Isabella Farms. You don’t want to miss it!
Have a Scary Halloween,
Leslie Rohrer - HDS President