I am honored and excited to serve as your President this year, inspired in no small part by the brilliant group of people working together on the Board of Directors. Your 2015 NDA Board is filled to the brim with enthusiastic, resourceful, innovative people with one thing in common: we want you and your horse to have your best year yet.
As the snow sticks to our boots and the water buckets freeze over, it can be hard to picture ourselves preparing for show season, but it will be here before we know it! The competitions committee is already hard at work preparing for the 2015 Cornhusker Classic shows, which will be at the Lancaster Event Center, May 29–31.
(Please make sure you renew your membership NOW, as both you and your horse must be registered with NDA prior to earning any scores for year-end awards. Take care of it now and don’t think about it again all year!)
This spring also brings a very special event for us here in Nebraska: the USDF Region 4 Adult Clinic. NDA is thrilled to be hosting our Region’s clinic, which brings not one but TWO world-class Olympic trainers, Kathy Connelly and Betsy Steiner, right to our backyard for a weekend of intensive, auditor-focused education. Keep an eye out for more info coming soon, but save the date: May 16–17 at Providence Farm in Palmyra, NE.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for 2015, you guys! My goal as your President for 2015 is to foster what I believe is NDA’s greatest asset: our community. NDA exists for YOU, and I want you to feel like you belong to more than just a GMO—you belong to a family.
So, please: write to us and share your stories of success with your horse! Send us photos for the website. Write an article for The Contact about your favorite breed organization, rescue, or club. Know somebody who might like to run an NDA-recognized schooling show? Send them our way! Have an idea for a social gathering, educational event, or award? I want to hear about it. You are always welcome to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and remember—every NDA member is invited to attend our board meetings at any time.
I look forward to hearing from you—and have a great ride!
2015 NDA President