Dear HDS Members,
It’s hard to believe but we’ve passed the 2016 halfway mark. Because there’s not much summer dressage activity in our area due to the heat, I think of the dressage year as two halves. The first half of the year is for setting new goals, moving up a level or correcting training issues. The second half of the year is for getting ready to compete at the end-of-year championship shows and starting to plan the next year’s effort.
The HDS Board follows a similar cycle. Planning for 2017 is already underway with most 2017 show officials hired. The second half of the year also includes the annual HDS Board election. Half of the Board is up for election every September for two year terms. The following positions need ballot nominations in 2016: President, Vice President, Schooling Shows, Junior/Young Rider, Sponsorships, Awards, Special Events and Historian/IT. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the HDS Board, please get in touch with me. The club has positive momentum and welcomes fresh ideas and energy. The Board is a great way to help grow our sport.
Before you know it, 2017 will be here! Enjoy the summer.
Leslie Rohrer – HDS President