President's Message for December
The NMDA 2016 year is coming to a close. All schooling shows have been completed and scores are recorded. You may check your scores by
clicking here. Please let the Awards Chair, Barbara Burkhardt, know by December 10 if there are corrections to your scores.
The next NMDA event will be the Member Appreciation and Awards Banquet on January 21, 2017. We plan to use the same venue, Veteran's Memorial Building (in Albuquerque) and caterer as last year. It is the perfect place and the food is amazing! Our Awards committee is working on a fun and entertaining program. Please plan to attend. It is open to members and nonmembers. More information will be on the calendar by end of December.
This will be my final message as President. It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve NMDA for the past three years and now I am excited and happy to hand the reins over to Susan Reed as your new President. Susan has wonderful new ideas for NMDA, lots of enthusiasm and will be a super president. Its a great time for NMDA and I hope to see you in the coming year at NMDA events.
Happy Holidays and Happy Riding (brrrr)!
2017 NMDA Board of Directors Election Results
41 ballets were returned.
All 3 candidates were voted in:
Susan Reed, President; Teresa Heine, Vice-President; Karen Page, Treasurer.
The write-ins for Secretary were:
Barbara Burkhardt, 1 vote
Cindy Kavan-Winfield, 1 vote
Lily Luman, 1 vote
Taminy Marshal, 1 vote
Kathy Towery, 2 votes
Dawn Foster, 3 votes
The Restated Bylaws passed with 39 for and 2 against.
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.
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
P.O. Box 971
Placitas, NM 87043
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.