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January ~ February 2007

  • February 17th & 18th ~ Sabine Shut-Kery Clinic at Avalon Friesians. Contact Victoria at 775-378-7403 for more information.
  • February 21st at 6:30pm ~ Chapter meeting. Location: TBA


There's a lot of chapter business and announcements to share this month! We've had our first meeting of the new year and are making preparations for the 2007 season. Keep an eye on the Calendar page for upcoming events!

Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month unless otherwise determined by the Board of Directors. The location of the meeting will be determined at the prior meeting and announced on the web site.

The February meeting will be held out of order, on February 21st at 6:30pm. Location is TBA. Members are welcome to attend.

2007 Board of Directors

The Elections have been finalized and positions designated. Below is a list of your 2007 Board of Directors. If you need to contact any of us, our contact information can be found on the Roster page of the web site under "Board Of Directors".

Chairperson: Elizabeth Coffey-Curle
Director of Education: Victoria Myer
Director of Juniors: Vicki Cliff
Treasurer: Cindy Hoonhout
Director of Shows: Open
Director of Volunteers: Mary Anne Christensen
Newsletter Editor: Michele Ting
Secretary: Joan Wright
Web Master: Steve Ting

2006 Amateur Clinic

Congratulations to Lesley Grove, whose name was drawn for the 2007 CDS Amateur clinic! The clinic for the North Region will be held on April 26th-29th at Yarra Yarra Ranch in Pleasanton, Ca with Mette Rosencrantz. The first evening of the clinic will include a required introductory lecture and the following 3 days will be riding sessions. Auditors are invited and encouraged to attend all sessions and participate in the question and answer periods.

Spring Education and Junior Membership ~ Upcoming events

Victoria Myer is working on setting up a Bio Mechanics Clinic to be held this spring. We don't have any specifics yet but hope to have something in the works soon. Keep an eye on the announcement page for details.

Victoria Cliff has plans to host a meeting for the Junior membership and their parents to generate ideas for activities that the Juniors would like to do in coordination with the SNC club. Details to be announced!

Annual Meeting

Victoria Myer was the 2006 SNC representative at the annual meeting this January. She has summarized her experience at the meeting in a letter. Thank you Victoria for representing us!

You can read Vicoria's summary here. Its really interesting to read the "happenings" of CDS over the past year!

Calling all Show Managers

We are currently looking for show managers for the April and July shows for 2007. We have enlisted Connie's help again this year and need a local CDS member to be onsite. Please contact any board member if you are interested in helping out!

2007 Show Calendar

(DITS judges: Creeky Routson 'S' & Peter Lert 'S')

*There will be a clinic with the judge following the ETC show May 19th. Clinic will be May 20th at ETC.

October 11th - 14th CDS Championships - Great American/USDF Reg. 7 (Woodside) - Last day to qualify 8/31/07.

The CDS Championship show has changed venues from the Murieta Equine Complex in Rancho Murieta to the Horse Park at Woodside, California. Their web page is

Calling all stables, instructors and hosts!

We would like to add your clinics or events to the 2007 calendar. Please contact Michele at if you have an event we can add. This is a great way to get the information out to the membership.

Speaking of Clinics…February 17th & 18th ~ Sabine Shut-Kery Clinic at Avalon Friesians.

Victoria has added a clinic to the calendar. Please check out the flyer!

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Director of Newsletters,
Michele Ting