View the e-updates from Regional Director, Sherry Guess, here.
2013 Omnibus - Order your copy today!
The 2013 Omnibus may be downloaded here (7mb)
Advertise on the Region 9 Web Site/E-Blasts!
Advertising rates and information is available in this PDF download! Pay online here
Region 9 Summer Meeting
Our Reg. 9 Summer Meeting will be August 10. Fort Worth Dressage Club has organized the meeting and we will have an opportunity to travel on Molly the Trolley! More information will be coming out soon.
Hotel will be Towne Place Suites
Downtown Fort Worth
805 E. Belknap
Fort Worth 76102
Mention Fort Worth Dressage Club for the special room rate of $109/night.
The meeting will be held two miles away at Residence Inn Cultural District, 2500 Museum Way.
A short ride on Molly the Trolley !
2013 NAJYRC News
The 2013 Selection Procedures for Juniors and Young Riders can be found here. Also the list of the 2013 Qualifying Competitions can be found on the USEF website. If you have any questions, please contact the USDF Sport Programs Department at email@example.com
Please Support our Region 9 Junior and Young Riders!
The Junior and Young Riders of Region 9 are selling jackets and t-shirts to help fund their trip to the NAJYRC in Lexington, Kentucky, this coming July. Both garments sport the NAJYRC logo on the back bottom hem showing your support of the Region 9 riders each time you wear it. Art work on both garments was designed by FEI Bronze Medalist and 2012 junior team member, Kalie Beckers. Click here to see all the styles and colors. New Reduced Prices and Free Shipping!
Help for Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the recent series of violent tornadoes in Oklahoma. Recovery will be a long process. If you know of any ODS member who has suffered a loss or damage during the recent round of tornadoes, would you please let us know. We hope to be able to coordinate some financial support or volunteer help through the ODS website. Please contact ODS President Sherry Guess at firstname.lastname@example.org Additional resources or ways to help can be found here.
Oklahoma Dressage Society is also receiving donations for victims of the recent tornadoes in their state. Funds will be dispersed to veterinarian facilities caring for injured animals. Medical
facilities are bearing the expense not only of caring for the injured, but also with the expense of disposing of the bodies of those who didn't survive, as well as the cost of drugs used to put animals down.
Checks for tornado relief, made out to ODS, may be sent directly to ODS Treasurer Marta Koenig, 1033 E. 34th St., Tulsa, OK 74105. More information about this effort may be found at the ODS website
Heads up for Regional Championships
Anyone who's qualified for Region 9 Championships or is planning to attend, you may want to book your hotel in Bryan/College Station NOW! There are several events going on that weekend and hotel prices and availability are at a premium. Several hotels have been block booked and it's getting harder to find rooms.
Mariah Knagg, a member of the Dallas Dressage Society, has achieved the Region 9 Youth
Schooling Show Challenge. She received qualifying scores to earn a certificate for Training Level on Air of Independence.
Invitation to Instructors
Region 9 has an addition to the Regional Website.
This addition will be a way for Instructors who continue to keep up with their education get recognition, even if you are not certified. Also, this addition will be a way for clients to see which instructors might best be able to help them by the courses attended. Read more here
Region 9 Web Store
When it gets too hot to ride ... go shopping! Region 9 has launched a new web store featuring Region 9-branded products. A portion of sales proceeds are returned to the Region, so shop often! Check it out here: http://www.cafepress.com/usdfregion9
Program Available for Region 9 Youth: Youth Schooling Show Challenge
A new program being rolled out for Region 9 Youth offers an opportunity to earn a certificate or a patch for competing in schooling shows! Thanks to Anne Kuhns for organizing the program. Download the participation form here.
Download the brochure with information about qualifying. Contact Inez if you'd like to get on the email list for updates about NAJYRC.
An organizational meeting will be held at the HDS winter show in January. For additional information about NAJYRC activities, please contact Ed Lavallee, Region 9 Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Used Tack Wanted!
In preparation for the very popular NAJYRC Used Tack Sale, the Region 9 FEI Junior and Young Riders are collecting used tack. If you have items to donate, you may contact Inez Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your items picked up, or you may bring them to one of the upcoming shows that will be hosting a used tack sale – The Texas Dressage Classic in Tyler, The HDS Spring Show and CDI in Houston, and the DDC Spring Show in Dallas. Thank you for your support!
Bee Pape Scholarship Fund
In honor of Bee Pape - who was a foundation stone for dressage in Region 9. A wonderful, kind, and generous lady, always there to help She gave countless hours to all of us, and to this sport we love. Bee's children – Susan Peacock, Sarah Pape Hester and William Pape and their families – asked that memorial donations to be made to the "Bee Pape Scholarship Fund" for use in Region 9. Bee was a great supporter of grass roots dressage, and Susan asked that a fund be set up to help our grass root members. Specifics of the fund, will be released later. We are thrilled about this opportunity for our regional members. And truly appreciate the generosity of Susan, and her family. And of your donations, to a much needed scholarship.
To make donations: Please make check made out to "Bee Pape Scholarship Fund - Region 9"
1505 Lakeview Dr
Keller Tx 76248 or donate online (specify the Bee Pape Fund)
Scholarship Fund Update
Bee Pape Scholarship Fund: An anonymous donor has promised matching funds up to $1,000 a year for any donations to this fund. Donations can be mailed to the Region 9 Treasurer (Nettie Olsen,
1505 Lakeview Dr,
Keller, TX 76248 or donate online (specify the Bee Pape Fund)
Updated Region 9 Timeline now available
Read more here
USDF Councils and Committees Chart now available (pdf)
Check out the Region 9 Event Calendar for clinics, seminars, camps, etc.
Check out the Recognized Show Calendar for shows around the region.
USEF/ NAJYRC Qualifying Competitions
The purpose of the USDF Adult & Youth Regional Team Competition is to provide an opportunity for adults & youth to compete in a team-like atmosphere, which encourages camaraderie & support at any level. They are a lot of fun!
Youth & Adult Team Competitions applications:
Youth Team Comp:
Adult Team Comp:
Youth & Adult Team Competitions - suggestions for holding a Team Competition Show (Adult / Youth) and Team Participation Form
Region 9 GMO Applications
Youth Team Competition
Adult Team Competition
GMO Educational Grant - Deadline 30 days prior to event
GMO Travel Grant - Deadline 60 days prior to meeting/ convention
USDF Competitions Handbook
Want to find current USDF competition regulations and guidelines? Tired of carrying around many brochures and want one consolidated document? The USDF Competitions Handbook (PDF) is available at www.usdf.org/competitions/handbook/. It is not available in hard copy.
New Way to Check Scores
USDF has established a new, free, online score-check service for USDF members, who can view USDF-recognized competition results for each horse registered with USDF. All information in the USDF online database is updated daily and is current as of 5 p.m. the previous business day. Visit site for details.
USDF policies and procedures (pdf)