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CDS Annual Meeting 2014

CDS Symposium

We encourage all members to come to the Sunday symposium “Three Perspectives – What the Judge Sees, What the Trainer Says, What the Rider Feels” at Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center.

The CDS Annual meeting is coming up.  We encourage all members to come to the Sunday symposium “Three Perspectives – What the Judge Sees, What the Trainer Says, What the Rider Feels” at Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center.

CDS Board Meeting Schedule: CDS ANNUAL MEETING and SYMPOSIUM January 17-19, Hilton Garden Inn and Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center in Elk Grove . All members welcome.  Registration
Join CDS for the Annual Meeting, January 17-19, 2014. This is the yearly get together that gives the members a chance to connect, network and inspire each other with event ideas, program successes, paperwork accomplishments and training tips.

Friday features the Board Meeting where you can see how CDS works and how the Board produces all the programs CDS offers its members. All members are welcome to attend the Board Meeting and listen in on the plans for 2014.

Saturday is devoted to the Chapters. After the Annual Meeting report to the membership, the day is relegated to Chapters learning from each other with regard to programs that work and events that are successful.

There will also be two special guest speakers Saturday afternoon. Steve Schumacher from USEF and Katie Flynn from CDFA will address the drug rules and complex restrictions about drugs and showing between California and USEF.

Don’t forget the Silent Auction! This is your chance to score great items and support the Scholarship Fund as well. During the Awards Banquet, there will be a few special live auction items as well as the presentation of special Year End Awards.

Join us on Sunday January 19 at Starr Vaughn Equestrian and get your perspective on dressage riding, training and judging.

Each dressage movement is comprised of three perspectives: the judge’s view, the trainer’s view and the rider’s view. Learn how each of these perspectives relate and complement each other. A panel of two judges, Kristi Wysocki and Melissa Creswick will explain how judges see each movement and how they evaluate its correctness and quality for the dressage tests and within the sport horse’s conformation.
A panel of two trainers, David Blake and Volker Brommann will demonstrate training techniques to help riders achieve the quality and correctness of each movement.
A group of seven demonstration riders (open, amateur and junior) of all levels will give input on how each dressage movement feels when ridden correctly with quality.