USDF Region 9 United States Dressage Federation Covering the Areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi

Welcome to the USDF Region 9 Website

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)

Regional E-News

View the e-updates from Regional Director, Sherry Guess, here.

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Feeling Creative? Submit a design for the 2015 Region 9 T-shirt!
If your design is selected at the USDF Region 9 Summer Meeting, it will appear on the T-shirts available for purchase prior to our 2015 Region 9 Championships. Send your submission to Regional Director Sherry Guess by JULY 15, 2015. For further information contact Sherry at[email protected]

Region 9 Summer Meeting
The Dallas Dressage Club will be hosting our USDF Region 9 Summer Meeting at the Hampton Hill at 1549 Laguna Drive, Rockwall, TX on August 1, 2015. Call the hotel at 469--698-9494 and mention that you are with the Dallas Dressage Club to receive a special rate of $116.10. The deadline for the special rate is July 16, 2015.

There will be a welcome party Friday evening July 31.

This hotel is next to Lake Roy Hubbard and only a short walk to the Harbor District for shopping and
a variety of restaurants.

An agenda and more information will be coming, but make your reservations now!

NAJYRC Teams Announced
The qualifying period for the 2015 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships is finished. I am pleased to announce the riders who will be representing Region 9 at this year’s competition in Lexington, Kentucky.

Young Rider Team
Kalie Beckers on Carush
Cassie Schmidt on (TBD)
Anna Campbell on Liebling
Mattie Zepernick on Wencenza
Cassie Schmidt on (TBD) (alternate)
Ty Wittke on Whispering Wind (alternate)
Katie Conover on Deucalion (alternate)

Junior Rider Team
Bronwyn Cordiak on Dschingis Blue
Allison Hopkins on Windsor
Maddie Lacy on Flintstone
Chloe Taylor on Calecto V
Eden Wyker on Welmingh (alternate)
Gaby Stephens on Warendorf (alternate)

Qualifying for the NAJYRC in Region 9 was especially competitive this year. Each of our declared riders is to be commended for their efforts in a highly competitive field. I wish you all the best of luck in your future riding careers and encourage you to continue your participation in the FEI Junior and Young Rider program in years to come. And to our team members, I would like to congratulate you and wish you the best of luck in Kentucky!

Ed Lavallee
Region 9 FEI Jr/YR Coordinator

Evie Tumlin
For all those who knew her, Evie Tumlin passed away June 22 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Evie spent many years working to further dressage in our region serving in a variety of positions and
was always a great promoter of our youth. Her good humor and hard work will be greatly missed.

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:

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.

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"
Mail to:
Nettie Olsen
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.


Youth & Adult Team 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


Regional Deadlines

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


GMO Council

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 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)
USDF bylaws