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    The June 4th schooling show has been changed to June 11.
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    President's Message for May

    Good May to everyone.

    This month will have better weather for riding - promise - and more opportunities for learning. I read a quote, "The purposes of life are loving and learning." Aren't those exactly what we do when we ride?

    The Beth Baumert clinics are upon us: Thursday and Friday at Hippico in Santa Fe, Saturday and Sunday at Cherry Tree Farm in the South Valley. Riding slots are taken, but there is still room for auditors. Kathleen Martin's contact information is on the Calendar page. This is an opportunity for learning not to be missed.

    Our next schooling show is at Cherry Tree Farm on May 21st. It's a lovely venue with ample warmup and parking. The judge will be Laurel Peters. Send your entries to Cindy Cavan-Winfield, 25 Mariposa Lane, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Your entries must be postmarked by May 13th, and received no later than May 16th.

    The Arabian Horse Association of New Mexico is having their Zia Classic show May 10th - 12th, followed immediately by the Region 8 Sporthorse Championships May 13 and 14. Closing date for entries was May 1st for dressage classes. Even if you didn't enter, consider attending to cheer on our NMDA members who will be riding.

    Teresa Heine did it again. She managed the NMDA schooling show at Bosque Farms Arena on April 26th. It was so much fun. Kathy Soller judged, with positive, useful comments. The youngest competitor had just turned 8 years old, the oldest was 70, with lots of folks in between. Thanks to Winnie Fitch for scheduling, and scoring half day, Cindy Cavan-Winfield for scoring the other half of the day. Gina McKay was announcer all day, while her husband was runner. Then they stayed to help break down the arena, while the rest of us were heading home to put up horses and relax. Ann Bresson was our scribe, and a new-comer to dressage, Cindy Randall handled gate duties. (She's hooked, by the way). People who didn't know each other held horses, gave compliments, helped with equipment or directions. What a great bunch of dressage enthusiasts. That's the way it's spozed to be.

    I hope to see you at the Beth Baumert clinics, and at our next schooling show at Cherry Tree.

    Susan Reed,
    2017 NMDA President

        NMDA's Year-End Awards program is changing - here's how!    

      • Year-End Awards for NMDA-sponsored Schooling Shows/Ride Re-Ride clinic scores only - no more Awards for Recognized Shows - sorry
      • Voluntary, Member-initiated Award submittal process
      • 8-hour volunteer requirement - go here for tons of volunteer opportunities!
      • Just two quick forms to be filled out - available on the NMDA website for downloading
      • Don't forget to make sure you get the judge's signature on your test cover sheet! Copies of test cover sheets must accompany your Award submittal!
      • Send Awards submittal "package" to NMDA Awards Coordinator (noted on forms) - must be postmarked by Nov 15
      • Starting in 2017, it's a surprise!! No more web posting of standings - Year-End Awards will be announced at Annual Awards Banquet!
      • See new Standing Rules for more details!

    New Mexico Dressage Association is a nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of New Mexico. NMDA is also a Group Member Organization of USDF. The organization's purpose is to promote the understanding of dressage and to develop skill and excellence in its use, as well as to encourage, promote and conduct exhibitions, shows, clinics and other events by which interested people may develop their potential as riders and train their horses to the extent of their capabilities. Privileges of membership include but are not limited to participation in the organization's activities and receiving the Test Book. Members also become group members of USDF.

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    NMDA is now an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity! So any contribution - cash/check, show/educational activity sponsorship, or material donation - is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law! Your contribution/sponsorship allows NMDA to keep entry/participation costs for educational activities and shows lower for members and the general public....all in the name of learning more about dressage! Please send monetary donations to

    PO Box 68035
    Alb., NM 87193

    For all other contribution types, please contact the NMDA President. Thank you!

    NMDA Education Fund "Mini" Grant Application is now available. These small grants are easy to apply for, open to any age of member or nonmember, and can be applied towards NMDA educational events.
    The requirements are an interest in furthering dressage education with NMDA, a certain amount of volunteer hours, and submittal of application. Grants are good for 2 years. Click below for application & more information.

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