May 3 
Annual PDNDS Awards Banquet
11AM

Edge of texas Steakhouse

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PDNDS APRIL NEWSLETTER

 

10 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DRESSAGE RIDERS

Over the years working a never-ending multitude of horses, great Dressage riders develop habits, ways of achieving consistently high performance and excellence in the daily work. These are not training how-tos but rather personal habits adopted by riders to set themselves up for success every day.
1: An effective Dressage rider looks upon each failure as a ladder rung: step on it and lift yourself up.
Great riders know that failure is a constant on the road to success and they train themselves to use it in their favor. Failure provides us with critical information which we then use to improve our work. Embrace it. Welcome it. Study it and learn its lesson. Each time you fail, be thankful for the information, put it behind you, raise yourself up to the next ladder rung and try again. Failure is not the end, it is the beginning.
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April 26
SCHOOLING SHOW  AT MILLER HORSE FARM
CLOSING DATE:  MONDAY, APRIL 20



RIBBONS
If you did not receive your ribbons at the February show, they will be available from the show secretary , Jane Wilmes at the April 26 show



PDNDS TACK SALE AT THE APRIL 26
SCHOOLING SHOW
 
SPRING IS HERE!!
Now is the time to clean out that tack room !
Or pick up something that you've needed (or didn't know you needed until you saw it)
PDNDS will be holding a tack sale benefiting our education programs at our Sunday, April 26 schooling show at Miller Horse Farm.
 Clean out your tack room, closets and book shelves and support local dressage at the same time!
  We will accept anything horse related, tack,  breeches, books, videos,  boots, etc .
It's easy to do.
Click Here for more information and  vendor tag downloads
 


PDNDS is  looking for volunteers to be the Show Manager and Show Secretary to hold a USEF/USDF recognized show in 2016. Please click HERE to contact Missy Broyhill if you are interested in one of these positions



Why Volunteer?
Whether you are new to dressage or a seasoned pro, whether you ride competitively, just for personal enjoyment or not at all, there are many opportunities for you to get involved as a PDNDS volunteer.  Previous  experience is not required for most roles and there is no better way to get a free education in dressage show competition.

If you would like to put your talents to good use 
Click HERE to volunteer your time and earn "volunteer Bucks"
Scribes and test runners are needed for the April 26 schooling show.

 

PDNDS Logo Polos
There is still time to order your PDNDS logo polo shirts
$25.00 per shirt. Men's and women's sizes
 Lots of color combination choices will allow you to get just what you want.
 They are great for clinics or schooling shows.
Last day to order is April15
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Logo design contest
Are you creative? This is your chance to show off your talent!
PDNDS is holding a design contest for t shirts to be sold as our Fall 2015 fundraiser.
Designs must be submitted to Missy Broyhill by April 30th  .   We will vote on them at the  Awards Banquet.  We will take orders over the summer and the shirts will be delivered in the fall.  An award will be given to the designer of the selected design.    The design must be dressage related.  Submit as many designs as you like.
 EMAIL MISSY BROYHILL



Sarah Martin Clinic
PDNDS will be hosting clinician Sarah Martin October 17-18th.
More information in future newsletters

PdNDS Board Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2015
The meeting was called to order at 6:37pm
Minutes: The minutes from the Feb. meeting had been previously approved and seconded by board members
Treasurer’s Report: See addendum
Schooling Shows: We will look into having some schooling shows at locations other than Miller Horse Farm next year. Schooling shows were a big source of income for the club and we are not making much  money holding them at Miller Horse Farm as the cost of judges and ribbons have increased.
We need a contract for our judges for 2016 specifying what we will pay for mileage and our day rate for judging. Missy will put something together.
Old Business:
By Laws: We discussed changing the bylaws as far as meetings and voting rights are concerned.
The board will compare the old and new bylaws and discuss the changes we want to make and then come up with a new proposal.
New Business: The club needs to come up with ways to raise money as our revenue from schooling shows and membership dues (since $20 goes to USDF) does not cover our expenses. Missy made a motion to raise individual member dues from $40 to $45 in 2016 with family members remaining at $15 each. Motion seconded and carried.
Michelle mentioned that we could try to get sponsorships for schooling show classes, and also mentioned the tack swap he had several years ago. We are going to have a tack swap at the April schooling show. Carol will send out an announcement.
We will hold a raffle or silent auction at the summer party. We need items donated. Jane will donate a saddle pad.
Advertising Rates: Classifieds are free on the website and the newsletter for members. For non members, we will look at what other GMOs charge for advertising and table a vote for now.
Karin Lencyk will be our registered agent for the periodic report for a nonprofit in TX.
We cannot locate the title for the trailer. Missy will check with NM to see what we need to do to get a replacement.
The floorboards on the trailer need replacing, est. cost to be around $200. Missy’s husband is willing to repair the trailer. A motion was made to get the repairs done, motion seconded, carried.
Replacements parts for the arena: pylons, poles, and an entire set of letters are missing. We will hold off on purchasing replacement parts at this time.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25pm



PDNDS Summer Party and Meeting
Date:TBA
We will be having a raffle/silent auction at the party.  We are looking for donations. Please consider donating an item or asking a local business to donate an item for the event.
We will have a new classified ad page up soon on the website and space for items for sale in future newsletters.  Ads are free for all PDNDS members. You can email your ad and attach a picture of the item. Ads will run one time in the newsletter and for two months on the website. If you would like to renew your ad you will need to resend the information.
Email ads HERE.

2016 Membership Dues
Membership Dues will increase to $45.00 for the first family member.  Additional family members dues will remain at $15.00




















RICK NAB
is a nationally and internationally respected judge and award winning riding instructor, Rick has had the honor of coaching young riders and amateurs to the earning of more than 800 National Championships and Reserves in nearly every discipline.

JIM LAUTER
Inventor of THE BALANCE RIDER,
Jim is an exercise scientist who stays abreast of innovative technology, and emerging trends in health and fitness. Jim is respected as a leading expert on cutting edge proprioceptor, core, and balance training.

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