FEBRUARY 2020 MINUTES

Shasta Chapter CDS Minutes

February 18, 2020

The meeting was called to order by President Cindy Madden at 6:58. Those in attendance: Cindy Madden, Vicki Schweitzer, Marilyn and Jim Girt, Heather Greaves, Lisa and Eric Torgersen,Joe and Melinda Van Sweden, Amber Shults, Joanna Ramsayer,Jenny Adams, Lauren Dinning, Rima Aimogida, Alexandria Lindsey, Barb and Patrick Fogarty, and Carol Wilson.

Minutes: Minutes from January were read and approved. 

Treasurer: Cindy reported for Jill reported a balance. Go Daddy has been renewed.

Area Chairman: The Horse Expo is at Rancho Murieta May 7-10. The Adult Amateur Clinic is May 29-30.Our rider is Ashlyn Grant. The alternate is Barbara Fogarty. Golden State Dressage has shows in March. Pacific Equestrian Center has a show series. See Dressage Letters. Camelot will have 2 schooling shows; May 2 and August 30. Cottonwood Equestrian is having several obstacle challenge days. They also have a Tack Swap April 4th. Rima is getting a table and volunteered to share her space.

Show Committee: Vicki and Amber researched the Corning Equestrian Center. It has lots of amenities;controlled temperature, stalls, showers, hotels, a golf course, RV hookups, etc. The cost is $1200/day. We would have to partner with another club and have an enthusiastic multi-year commitment for a show of this type to succeed. More issues are show date changes with CDS and dates available. There was much discussion and Vicki and Amber will explore options. This is for 2021  or later.

Clinics: Tina Steward will be here March 9 and 10. Contact Lisa at 549-4983.    

Old Business: Thanks Lauren for a great job updating our website! You can send her pictures at Leh707@yahoo.com. Cindy is going to apply for the CDS top website award. Go to Shastachapterdressage.org

New Business:  Lisa gave a brief summary of her sessions at the USDF Convention in Savannah. Hillary Clayton emphasized the importance of bridle fit. Drug testing is going to be more stringent; so watch those supplements. Awards are in and will be given out at the next meeting, with cake. We drew for door prizes; Sun Oaks class and cool jewelry from Rima.The meeting adjourned at 7:44. The next meeting is March 17 at Goodtimes Pizza in Palo Cedro, at 7pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Carol Wilson, Secretary

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JANUARY 2020 MINUTES

Shasta Chapter CDS Minutes

January 21, 2020

The meeting was called to order by President Cindy Madden at 7:04. Those in attendance: Cindy Madden, Shirley McCarthy, Megan and John Crowly, Marilyn and Jim Girt, Jill O'Toole, Vicki Schwartz, Joanna Ramsayer, Jenny Adams, Lauren Dinning, Rima Aimogida, Alexandria Lindsey, Barb and Patrick Fogarty, and Carol Wilson.

Minutes: Minutes from November were read and approved. There was no meeting in December because of the Christmas party. Thank you Kathy and Dennis.

Treasurer: Jill reported a balance.

Area Chairman: The Horse Expo is at Rancho Murieta May 7-10. The Adult Amateur Clinic is May 29-30. Our rider is Ashlyn Grant. The alternate is Barbara Fogarty.

Show Committee: Our show dates are held until 2021. If we want a show, a new venue must be found. A committee is needed to research options and prices. Vicki volunteered to check with Corning Equestrian Center. There was general discussion about future shows, schooling shows and making shows fun. Barb reported on the USDF program that gives points for schooling shows. Camelot does not have a show posted, but last year they needed more volunteers.

Clinics: Tina Steward will be here Feb 10. Contact Lisa at 549-4983. Erika Jansson is still available for a Cavaletti clinic and Amber has offered her arena. It would be open to all disciplines. Riders must commit with a deposit. Check her website at EJDRESSAGE.COM

Old Business: Barb and Cindy enjoyed the Annual Meeting, but felt that the symposium was geared to the judges and there was no lunch. Our club basket sold for $300. Thank you contributors. Barb and Cindy are still looking into having our meetings available by Skype or something. We would need a newer club computer.

New Business: Cindy opened discussion about fundraising and new club activities. Bring your ideas to the next meeting. Loren volunteered to review our club Web site to try and update it.

The meeting adjourned at 8:09. 

The next meeting is February 18 at Goodtimes Pizza in Palo Cedro, at 7pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Carol Wilson, Secretary

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