We are a little over a month away from the 2019 Cornhusker Classic and are still in need of many volunteers to help out with this flagship show for NDA.
If you know you are not showing, please consider signing up for a job. It's a great way of meeting the membership and watching some lovely horses.
If you are a rider, we have 'Floater/Rider' positions available where you could be called on to help out after your rides.
The Runner positions are great for any mature younger siblings or people wanting to get their steps in for the day!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Diane Fucinaro on the Volunteer Committee.
Thank you for your consideration!
Special ticket deal for a limited time!
JUNIOR / YOUNG RIDER
"At the end of June, I have the opportunity to ride my horse, Wiley, in a clinic with George Williams. I'm very excited to get feedback from someone who has so much experience working with young riders. This clinic will push me towards my goal of competing at Second Level and, eventually, earning a Bronze Medal. I'm very thankful to have received this scholarship which will make riding in this clinic possible for me."
"I am overjoyed and thankful to be chosen as one of the 2018 Nebraska Dressage Association's Scholarship Recipients! I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to attend an amazing 4 day clinic at La Riata Ranch this July! I look forward to strengthening my partnership with my beloved horse Pfilario. Thank you NDA!"
"Receiving the NDA Scholarship will allow Skye and I to take the next step in our partnership as well as help me assure we both have the tools to allow her to enjoy her work, making her a better teacher for the students who utilize her in their learning. We can't wait to work with Pete Rodda, and Sarah and Clayton Martin!"
What is a Participating Member (PM) delegate?
- A PM delegate represents the interests of all USDF Participating Members within their respective region on the USDF Board of Governors (BOG). As a PM delegate, you will be asked to vote on governance issues at the BOG General Assembly held at the USDF Annual Convention (2018 Convention is in Salt Lake City, UT), as well as issues that may arise throughout the year. Communication is key if elected as a PM delegate. PM delegates should communicate with their Regional Director to stay informed on important regional and national issues, as well as with the Participating Members within their region whom they will be representing on the BOG
How do I nominate myself or someone else to run in the PM delegate election?
- Nominations can be submitted to the USDF Nominating Committee liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 859-271-7897. Receipt confirmation of the nomination will be provided. If confirmation of the nomination is not received within 24 hours, please follow-up or resend the nomination.
- Nominations can also be submitted to your region’s Nominating Committee Representative, PJ Koehler by texting or leaving a voice message at 636-577-1449.
What is the deadline for PM delegate nominations?
- All nominations for the PM delegate election must be received no later than April 15. Nominations will not be accepted after the April 15 deadline per the USDF Policies and Procedures.
When do the PM delegate elections take place?
- Voting begins June 1 and ends at midnight on June 30 and winners will be announced by 8/1/2018.
What positions are open for Region 4 Participating Members interested in serving on the Board of Governors?
- Region 4 Director
How and when do I nominate someone to run in the Board of Governors election?
- Nominations can be submitted until 6/1/2018 using the same process outlined above for the PM delegate election. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the Board of Governors meeting.
Ride with Gold Medalist Hubertus Schmidt
The International Omaha invites upper level dressage riders to apply for an opportunity to ride with German Olympic Gold medalist Hubertus Schmidt. The International Omaha will be held April 12-15, 2018 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha and features both jumping and dressage competition. Presented by the Omaha Equestrian Foundation, which hosted last year’s highly acclaimed FEI World Cup Finals™ in jumping and dressage, the 2018 International Omaha features a new Dressage Team Challenge as well as the ticketed Dressage Showcase with Schmidt.
In the Dressage Showcase on Friday, April 13, riders at third level or above will ride in an hour and a half clinic-style format conducted by Schmidt before a live audience. Schmidt will work one-on-one with each rider for approximately 30 minutes. Applications are currently being accepted to ride in the Showcase from riders at third level or higher, who wish to participate at that level or on a young horse aged 5-6-7.
Applications are available at: https://www.internationalomaha.com/dressage-showcase-application
Those chosen to ride in the Dressage Showcase with Hubertus Schmidt will pay $2,000, which includes the opportunity to ride in the Showcase, a stall from April 12-15, two all-session VIP dressage tickets with daily access to the VIP Lounge and Patio with complimentary food and drink, and a one-room, three-night stay in the official International Omaha hotel, the Fairfield Inn.
Questions can be addressed to contactOEF@omahaequestrian.com
Your 2018 NDA Board:
Heidi Helmer—Vice President
Miya Higgins—Junior Representative
Gracia Huenefeld—Board member at large
Kathy Lewis—Board member at large
Angie McClelland—Board member at large
Judy Seward—Board member at large
The first meeting of the 2018 board will be January 8, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at Misty's Steakhouse (Havelock) in Lincoln, NE. All NDA members are welcome to attend.
We look forward to serving you!
The next generation of judges in the Midwest needs your help!
- For Session B, NDA needs 9 riders: 3 riders at Training Level, 3 Riders for First Level and 3 Riders at Second level. Session B of the L program will again emphasize gaits, but also movements. Demo Riders will demonstrate the entirety of one test, and in some cases, individual movements for the benefit of L program participants. Stalls will be provided by NDA at the Lancaster Event Center. We will be using Pavilion 3, where a full sized dressage arena will be set up.
- Demonstration Riders ARE NOT expected to stay over night at the Lancaster Event Center and WILL have ample time to school their horses in the morning prior to the arrival of participants.
- Training and first level work will be done on Saturday, and all of second level is to be done on Sunday. Riders wanting to participate as 2nd level riders should have their horses conditioned to ride two tests, and be very proficient in all the movements of 2nd level.
Adult Amateurs, Juniors and professionals are all welcome to participate. A range of breeds of horses with different strengths and weaknesses are also welcome. Riding helmet, boots and a well put together clinic outfit is the expected turnout for the all demo riders.
NDA will keep a list of “alternates” at each level in case of unforeseen circumstances which may prevent riders and horses from being able to participate at Session B. If you are an alternate, you will be notified of this status, please do keep your schedule clear to fill in as necessary.
Saturday, July 8
Rider 1: Training Level test 1, 2 and 3: demonstration of parts of the tests followed by discussion
Rider 2: Training Level test 2: demo of test and discussion
Rider 3: Training Level test 3: demo of test and discussion
Riders 4 & 5: First Level 1, 2 & 3: movements in tests and discussion
Rider 4: First Level test 1 demo of test and discussion
Rider 5: First Level test 2 demo of test and discussion
Rider 6: First Level test 3 demo of test and discussion
Sunday, July 9
Riders 7 & 8: Second level tests 1, 2 and 3: movements and discussion
- 1:30 -2:00
Rider 7: Second Level test 1: demo of test and discussion
Rider 8: Second Level test 2: demo of test and discussion
Rider 9: Second Level test 2: demo of test and discussion
Rider 9: Second Level test 3: demo of test and discussion
Rider 7: Second Level test 3: demo of test and discussion
...and support our NDA Juniors!
This full-zip hoodie sweatshirt is a special commemorative edition for the 40th Anniversary of our Cornhusker Classic! You can order it in either black or red. There is a small NDA logo on the left front chest, and a large imprint of our special 40th Anniversary Cornhusker Classic logo on the back.*
All proceeds from the sales of this garment will go toward fundraising for the NDA Juniors. Thank you for your support! After your purchase, hoodies will be distributed at the Cornhusker Classic on May 26–28, 2017. Get your order in by May 12!
*Please note, the back graphic will NOT be covered by the hood in the final product.
Nebraska Dressage Association
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