Board Members

Vicki

Victoria Von Arx
Chair

I’m pleased to be back involved with the CDS East Bay Chapter. I’ve been a member since 2004 and am a past Board Member. My riding background Western Pleasure, Competitive Trail Riding, Hunter/Jumpers, and now Dressage, where I’ve earned my Bronze and Silver medals. Forever a student of dressage, I have started the process of going up the levels again with my young horse under the guidance of Nick Onoda at Caldecott Stables. I’m looking forward to helping bring our chapter exciting educational and social events that support all levels and interests of our membership.

Gundi

Gundi Younger
Vice Chair

I have been a CDS EB Chapter member since 2003. Since then I have been an active board member for several years, as well as a volunteer and participant at many chapter events.
I have earned my USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals on my self trained horse. I’m a breeder of KWPN horses and own a small private horse ranch in Livermore. Currently I’m showing my 8 year old KWPN gelding
In Time DG at PSG. My homebred 3 year old Nyla EP is just getting started under saddle. She will hopefully be my next young horse to bring up the levels.

Georgia

Georgia Langsam
Treasurer

I am a semi-retired lawyer and have been an avid horsewoman for 57 years. I’ve been lucky enough to have ridden and trained with some of the greats: Hans Moeller, Charles de Kunffy and Hilda Gurney among others. My riding background includes eventing, steeplechase, foxhunting, GP jumping and dressage. I got hooked on dressage after my son went to school and have pursued it ever since. I’ve been running my breeding business for the past 20 years and recently bought a property in the Tassajara Valley that I am in the process of developing into a training/breeding/rehabilitation facility.

Kristine

Kristine DiTano
Secretary / Trainer’s Tips

I’ve been a member of CDS East Bay chapter for over 11 years now and have enjoyed the many events they have hosted. l look forward to volunteering and supporting the future of our chapter. I live in Alamo and currently board my 8 yr old & 17 yr old Dutch Warmbloods at Yarra Yarra Equestrian Center.
When I’m not riding or at the barn, I work with birthing women teaching childbirth and newborn care. I am also a holistic nutritionist and health coach. I love everything in nature, cooking, hiking and spending time with friends and family.

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Rachel Masen
Website

I have been a CDS East Bay member since 2016 and volunteering for the chapter since 2018. I am the founder/editor of online magazine Decidedly Equestrian, the Thoroughbred retirement liaison at Golden Gate Fields, a website manager/content strategist/designer and photographer. I have earned my USDF Bronze medal and was Jockey Club TIP 4th Level Champion in 2018 with Brenda Beare’s Spice It Up. I train at Shiloh West with Brenda and clinic regularly with Heidi Gaian and Brian Sabo. Currently I’m showing 2nd Level with Jackaroo QRF.

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Amanda McDonell
Events

I have been a member of the CDS East Bay chapter since 2008 and started volunteering for the Chapter in 2017. I’ve earned my USDF Bronze and Silver Medals. I’m a lifelong student of horses and am thrilled to share my passion with other East Bay Chapter members! My dance partner, Di Amour, and I train with Katy Barglow out of Wyvern Farm. My husband and I live in Danville with our 7yr old daughter, Keira (who has become quite the horse whisperer!) and 3yr old son, Connor.  I work as a Realtor and am also chair of our HOA’s social committee. I am very excited to start organizing events for our awesome Chapter!

Lindsey

Lindsey Roffey
Community Outreach

My experience is quite vast and most notably, most of it all resides within the East Bay!  Most of my riding and training has been all in the East Bay. With over 40 years riding and training horses, I did manage to find time to raise two boys! My husband and I live in Livermore and I currently own and ride 2-3 horses and avidly compete. In my early years, I did three-day eventing, jumpers and was an avid Pony Clubber. I also did jumpers on the UC Davis equestrian team. I began training exclusively in dressage when I was 16.

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Jan Bauman
General Board Member

I am a life-long equestrian and long-time resident of the East Bay. I have been a member of EB CDS since taking up dressage in the early 2000s and served for several years on the EB CDS board. I have earned my USDF Bronze and Silver medals and look forward to showing again this season. In addition to my enthusiasm for riding and dressage, I work as an accountant and small business consultant. I look forward to using my business experience to assist in reinvigorating the chapter.