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The United States Dressage Federation Region 9 consists of consists of: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas; 12 Group Member Organizations & over 2,000 participating members. Contact: Regional Director: Sherry Guess • 18216 S 397th E Avenue • Porter, OK 74454-9567 • 918-640-1204 • (email)

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 Austin Dressage Unlimited’s 7th Annual Improving Your Judging Eye & Showing Skills featuring FEI 5* International Judge Katrina Wuest

January 9-10, 2016 • Georgetown, TX • Download Flyer

ADU is hosting this 7th annual major Dressage educational seminar in charming historic Georgetown, TX – just a short drive from Austin, the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” This 2-day program is approved by USDF for Continuing Education & USDF-University credit (#102651). Judges & L Graduates/Candidates will expand their judging knowledge and skills with unique insights from Katrina. The lecture will also be directed towards Trainers, Instructors, and Riders, who will learn what is expected at each level, and how to improve their performance & scores in Dressage competition.

Online & hard copy registration forms, & more detailed information about this seminar are on the ADU website:  www.AustinDressageUnlimited.org

HDS Training Series Continues

The second HDS Training Series with Conrad Schumacher dates have been confirmed!  We are excited to announce that we’ve added a fourth day to the series, exclusively for adult amateur riders.  An information flyer as well as an open and adult amateur rider application for the next series are available here (.zip file). The series will be held on February 9, 10 & 11, 2016 for open riders and February 12, 2016 for adult amateur riders. All four days of this series will be held at the Woodlands Equestrian Center- 10422 Hufsmith Rd. Tomball, TX.

Congratulations

Christina DesRoches has met the Region 9 Youth Schooling Show Challenge.  She is a member of Southern Eventing and Dressage Association and is from the state of Louisiana.  She and her horse Stormin’ Eddie well exceeded the requirements for training level.

Freestyle Judging Seminar

DALLAS DRESSAGE CLUB will be offering a FREESTYLE JUDGING SEMINAR  with Joan Darnell Feb 13, 2016 in Dallas. Contact [email protected]

2016 Omnibus Now Available

Thank you to everyone who made the omnibus possible! Download the 2016 Region 9 Omnibus or order a hard copy of the Omnibus online here or mail a check
Reg 9 Treasurer, Nettie Olsen, 1505 Lakeview Dr, Keller TX  76248.

 

Continuing Education for 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 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

Region 9 has a 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

This awards program 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 Youth Schooling Show Challenge Form Here