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 March 5, 2013

March 5, 2013
USDF Region 1 Newsletter
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Breaking News -- The Omnibus is Digital
The Region 1 Omnibus is digital; no more paper. Region 1 will provide a page on the website that has all the same features of the Omnibus such as show listings, access to dressage tests, Regional Championship rules, information about NAJYRC, Developing programs, Dover Medal etc as well as general competition information.
As a bonus for shows that list with the digital omnibus, a regional e-blast will be sent out monthly containing the shows in the next 30-60 days with links, open and close dates. This will provide a convenient reminder about show deadlines. Shows that are interested in being listed will pay a fee of $50 per show for the calendar listing with a link back to their website and in the e-blast. Show managers, if you haven't signed up yet, please do so now. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Banner and block ads will also be available for advertisers with an introductory offer of 10% off
For more information, contact Dianne Boyd at or Omnibus show and advertiser packet
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All PM delegates and GMOs! March 8 is the deadline to register for the Spring Region One meeting March 17 at Hassler Dressage in Chesapeake City, MD. For lunch, a check or credit card order must be received by me by March 8. Some of the larger GMOs have not been in touch with me. Don't miss the opportunity to vote for the dates and venues for the 2014 GAIG and BLM championships. See all the details below
Also PM delegate nominations are open for the 2013 USDF Convention until April 15. If interested, contact me or Lori Kaminski at Let's have a real election!
Also below please see all the events on the calendar including new dates for Instructor certification programs and L programs. GMOs I know you have lots of events planned. Don't forget to complete the form on the website to have your program included on the Region One calendar.
And, I can't stress enough, GMO's please send me your updated officers with email addresses so they can be on my email list of other information about USDF and Region One.
Spring and show season is just around the corner.
Lisa Schmidt
All PM delegates, GMO representatives and any dressage enthusiasts are invited to attend the Region One meeting at 9am at Hassler Dressage at Riveredge 1455 Cayots Corner Rd, Chesapeake City, MD. Hotel rooms are available at the Hampton Inn Middletown, DE (302) 378-5656 at the USDF Region One rate of $109. To book online use code "USG" or to book by phone use "USDF Region 1"
Breakfast and lunch is available for $15. Deadline for registration is March 8. Please make checks payable to USDF Region One and mail to
Lisa Schmidt
5 Thads Hill Rd
Hampton, NJ 08827.
Or new this year pay by credit card Credit card link
This year's meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual KWPN-NA meeting. For more information and to register click here.
Any GMOs which can not send a representative, please send me a brief report about past and future events, shows or concerns and I can read it at the meeting.
The most important discussions will be to vote on the dates and venues for the 2014 GAIG and BLM championships.
Here is a summary of the bids:

1. October 2-5 GAIG or BLM Championship at the Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center in Williamston, NC submitted by NCDCTA (this was the GAIG host site for 2012)
2. October 10-12 GAIG or BLM Championship at the Horse Park of NJ in Allentown, NJ submitted by ESDCTA
3. October 16-19 GAIG or BLM Championship at the Virginia Horse Park in Lexington, VA submitted by VADA (this was the BLM host site for 2012 and will be the GAIG host site for 2013)
4. October 30-November 2 BLM Championship at the Bob Martin Eastern Ag Center in Williamston, NC submitted by NCDCTA (This will be the host site for the BLMs in 2013)
Region One is starting early to raise funds for the NAJYRC Teams
Once again Debbie Delgiorno, the region's new FEI JR/YR coordinator, is running a silent auction in conjunction with ESDCTA's Memorial Weekend show May 24-26. If you have any items, services, lessons, tack etc you would like to donate please contact Debbie at
Regional and GMO events-MARK YOUR CALENDARS-GMO's please complete the form on the website for inclusion of your events on the website and in the eblast
DVCTA is hosting an "L" Program. Session C is March 16 and 17 with Gary Rockwell and Session D1 is May 24 in Allentown, NJ. Contact: Darcy Miller Brown
VADA is hosting another L Program Session C March 2 and 3, Doswell, VA., Session D1 April 6-7 in Leesburg, VA., Session D2 June 1-2 in Raleigh, NC and the final exam September 14-15 in Leesburg, VA. Contact Kathy Rowse
DVCTA is hosting a clinic with Gary Rockwell March 14 and 15 in Downingtown, PA. Contact Jeanne McDonald
March 17, 2013 Fall Region One Meeting at Hassler Dressage Chesapeake City, MD in conjunction with the KWPN-NA Annual Meeting.
Instructor/Trainer Lunging, Teaching and Riding Workshops April 3-6, 2013 at Averett University Providence, NC. Contact Ginger Henderson
CDI Allentown hosted by ESDCTA May 24-26, 2013
May 31 - June 2, 2013 Youth Team Competition South hosted by NCDCTA in Raleigh, NC
July 6 and 7, 2013 Adult Team Competition hosted by PVDA in Upper Marlboro, MD
Instructor/Trainer Riding Workshop July 6 and 7, 2013 hosted by Hilltop Farm in Colora, MD with Lilo Fore. Contact Holly Fisher at
July 17-21, 2013 NAJYRC Championships in Lexington, KY
July 27 and 28, 2013 Youth Team Competition North hosted by VADA at Morven Park Leesburg, VA
Instructor/Trainer program final exam September 7-8, 2013 at Averett University Providence, NC. Contact Ginger Henderson at
Dressage at Devon September 24-29, 2013
October 17-20, 2013 USDF/GAIG Regional Championships hosted by VADA in Lexington, VA
October 31- November 3, 2013 BLM Championships hosted by NCDCTA in Williamston, NC
November 7-10, 2013 US Dressage Finals Lexington, KY. Finals website
November 16, 2013 Region One Fall meeting at Best Western Leesburg, VA
Instructor/Trainer Teaching Workshop November 23-24, 2013 hosted by Hilltop Farm in Colora, MD with Vicki Hammers-O'Neil. Contact Holly Fisher at
December 4-7, 2013 USDF Convention Lexington, KY
Instructor/Trainer Lunging Workshop January 11-12, 2014 hosted by Hilltop Farm in Colora, MD with Chris Hickey. Contact Holly Fisher at
Instructor/Trainer Refresher Workshop March 15-16, 2014 hosted by Hilltop Farm in Colora, MD with Sarah Geikie. Contact Holly Fisher at
Instructor/Trainer Final Exam April 11-13, 2014 hosted by Hilltop Farm in Colora, MD. Contact Holly Fisher at