Next Meeting: July 20, 2021 7:00 pm
Shasta Chapter Meeting
Meeting called to order at 7:09PM at Kathy Praegitzer’s home
In attendance: Lauren Dinning, Joanna Ramseyer, Megan Reed, Nina Felsenthal, Alex Lindsey, Laura Svendsen, Carol Wilson, Kathy Praegitzer, Cindy Madden, Meggan Crowley, Heather Greaves, Maria Chamberlin, Amber Shults
Via Zoom - Kim Johan-Nass, Marilyn Girt, Sue Leutwyler
Minutes read by Nina.
Corrections - Susie Becker, tack sway corrected to tack swap and May 19 changed to June 19
Area Chair Report:
Cavaletti Clinic –The clinic was a big success! For future events, we will organize ride times that spread the board members/volunteers out so efforts can be distributed throughout the day. Participants were all given fun swag bags when signing in. We will also reinstate required volunteer hours to participate in the future Amateur Clinics.
Alex took many photos during the clinic. Riders can purchase all photos taken for a flat fee of $25. You will receive about 300-500 photos. Alex will upload the photos on Shutterfly, and with payment to her, you’ll be sent a link to the photos. Alex can photo shop pictures for an extra fee. You can pay via cash, check or Venmo.
Nina will send an email with all information regarding the photos.
Ride-a-test clinic- June 6th. This clinic is a one-day event and almost full so if you are interested, please contact Nina at (530) 515-8986 to sign up. Our Judge/Clinician will be Kathy Pavlich (Large R). You can ride a full test, or you can specify which movements you would like help with. Each ride will be 45 minutes. The ride schedule will be sent out early in the week prior.
Club members $100
Non-club members $145
Auditing is free for members and $10 for non-members
Volker Brommann clinic- Melinda VanSweden is reaching out to Volker for future clinic dates.
Randy and Evelynn Brooks- We are proposing a young horse and rider safety program in August. More details to come.
Kim Johan-Nass rode with Volker Brommann in the Amateur Clinic held May 8-9. She reported that the lessons were wonderful specific sessions and east to understand.
Cindy has the PO Box key. Checks and entries for clinics, shows, etc. will be sent to our PO Box, located in Palo Cedro.
The wheel was spun and Marilyn Girt won a $25 gift certificate to Dressage Extensions. Congrats Marilyn!
Our website is kept up to date with all events and info! Please visit Shastachapterdressage.com to stay current. Also, follow our Facebook Page by searching “Shasta Chapter-California Dressage Society.” For questions, comments, and more, email us at Shastachapterdressage@yahoo.com.
Meeting Adjourned 8:01 PM
Our next meeting is June 15th at Kathy Praegitzer’s home.
Shasta Chapter Meeting
In attendance: Ashlyn Grant, Jeff Allred, Kim Johan-Nass on Zoom.
Nina Felsenthal, Susie, Terry, Kathy Praegitzer, Joanna Ramseyer, Carol Wilson, Cindy Madden, Alex Lindsey, Megan Reed, Amber Seltzer, Jenny Adams
Minutes read by Nina. Correction: Joanna’s name was added as in attendance.
Nina and Amber stepping in for Barbara as Secretary.
Treasurer report: Cindy Madden is now treasurer. Jill O’toole is now going to meet with Cindy tomorrow to get the PO Box key. The post office charges $90 a year for the PO Box.
Treasurer report update in May.
Tack Sway made $264.00 for the club.
Ride-A-Test has been canceled for May due to no judge available. However, it has been rescheduled for June 6th. The Judge will be Kathy Pavlich she is a Large R and S candidate. These are 1-day rides, and the space is limited. Please contact Nina ASAP is you’re interested. Ashlyn and Kim both want a spot.
The Cavaletti Clinic is full. Alex can be the photographer for the clinic. Joanna orders a port-a-potty, and it will be dropped off on Thursday before the clinic and picked up Monday after the clinic. Kathy volunteered to pay for a hand washing station.
Lunch will not be provided however coffee and water will be available.
Educational presentation potluck will be Saturday night, Kathy will host.
Auditors are welcome for the presentation that Erika Jansson will be giving.
Upcoming clinic with Silke Rembacz at Amber’s place, date and time to be announced.
Ashlyn Grant attended the Jr. Amateur clinic with clinician Kathy Pavlich at Pacific Equestrian Center. Ashlyn reported that she was an amazing clinician and super patient with each rider. There were 10 riders and horses ranging from beginners to Grand Prix.
Amateur Clinic - May 7-9, 2021
Kim Johan-Nass will be attending, the clinician is Volker Brommann. Spectators are welcome.
Discussed the possibility of having a future Volker Brommann or Andre Ganc clinic.
The gift card wheel was spun and Joanna Ramseyer was the big winner! She won the $25 Dressage Extensions gift card! Congratulations Joanna.
Our next meeting will be held at Kathy Praegitzer’s home (thank you Kathy) on May 18th at 7:00 PM.
Meeting Adjourned at 7:50 PM
Shasta CDS Meeting
March 16, 2021 Minutes
Meeting called to order at 7:05 pm via Zoom and in-person at Good Times Pizza.
In attendance: Lauren Dinning, Nina Felsenthal, Maria Chamberlin*, Margo Logan*, Megan Reed*, Jenny Adams, Carolyn Carroll, Cindy Madden, Barbara Fogarty; Via Zoom Amber Shults, Vicki Schweitzer, Kim Johan-Nass
Minutes read with no corrections
Introductions: Maria Chamberlin, Margo Logan, Megan Reed, welcome!
Treasurer report: A check for $150 was sent for the Amateur Clinic, we will need a receipt for stabling from Kim after she attends.
Area Chair: 18 members filled out the survey that was sent to each member, Vicki Schweitzer won the $50 gift card to Dressage Extensions for filling out the survey. We received good feedback from those who responded. It was suggested we have Educational seminars; have a guest speaker before each meeting and other good ideas. If you didn’t fill out the survey, please reach out to Nina with any suggestions you might have.
The Tack Swap is on Saturday, March 20th at Ark Design in Palo Cedro across the street from Dutch Bros. We have tables but if you have one, please bring it. The Tack Swap is from 10:00 to 3:00, sellers can set up at 9:30. Seller space is free to members and $10.00 to non-members.
Show Committee - the Ride-A-Test will be April 17th; the rain date is April 24th at Amber Shults facility.
Old Business: The Erika Jansson Cavaletti Clinic is May 8th - 9th at Amber Shults facility. Lauren applied for a grant through CDS for this clinic and we were approved. The price for the 2-day clinic is $110.00 per person ($55/ride), this is a great opportunity to ride with a sought-after clinician. You can be any discipline to ride in this clinic so if you know any western friends, let them know. This clinic has limited riding space and is filling up fast. Auditors are welcome at $10/day! This is going to be a great event to ride OR audit. If you’re interested in either, please contact Cindy Madden at 515-1456.
New Business: Kathy Praegitzer has offered her guest house for meetings. Our next meeting will be there on April 20th at 7:00 pm. We will be rotating the locations of the meetings by popular demand to include different restaurants, backyards, etc. Please visit our website at shastachapterdressage.org for the most up-to-date information! You can also reach out to any board member and we will be happy to keep you updated.
The wheel was spun for attending tonight's meeting, and Jenny Adams was the big winner of a $25 Dressage Extensions gift card. Congratulations!!!
The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 pm
SHASTA CDS MEETING
FEBRUARY 16, 2021
Meeting called to order at 7:05 PM
In attendance - Lauren Dinning, Amber Seltzer, Joanna Ramseyer, Cindy Madden, Ashlyn Grant, Vicki Schweitzer, Kim Johan-Nass, Nina Felsenthal, Marilyn Girt, Barbara Fogarty.
Minutes Read. Corrections - Amber Seltzer's title is Vice Chair.
Area Chair Report - Many clinicians will not commit to clinics just yet due to Covid and vaccinations. A questionnaire will be coming soon via email to get an idea of what kind of events and clinics members want to participate in. Anyone who participates in the survey will be put in a drawing to win a $50 gift card to Dressage Extensions. Make sure to fill it out for your chance to win!
March 20th- The club will be having a tack swap; the location will be announced soon and will be either in Palo Cedro or Anderson. 10% of profits will go to club. Anyone is welcome to participate, club member or not. If you're not available that day, we will have members manning a table for items that we can sell for you. We will have easy ups, tables, and be acceptably distanced.
April - By popular demand, we will be putting on a Ride-a-test event. Information to follow.
May - 8th-9th Erikka Janson will be holding a cavaletti clinic in Palo Cedro. There will be 5 groups of 4 riders. If you're interested contact Nina or Cindy to claim your spot. Find out more information on our website, shastachapterdressage.org, under Clinics.
Also-in May will possibly have a lunging clinic, information to follow.
Show Committee - No shows this year.
Ride-A-Test was discussed, Amber and Kim both offered their arenas for the event.
Old Business - The Shasta Chapter website is up and running.
New Business - The dressage court, tables and misc. items are now in Amber’s shop. Lauren will take pictures and inventory what we have. There are many items which are damaged. These items will need to be taken to the dump for disposal.
Lauren and Cindy attended the Annual Meeting virtually
Cindy had entered our website in the state contest, and we WON!!! Our club will receive $500 for WINNING!!! Thank you, Cindy, for entering us in the contest and Thank you Lauren for making our website rock!
It was reported that this was a slow 2020 show year in the state. Erikka Janson was mentioned by many chapters as an excellent clinician, and everyone wanted her back, so her dates were filling up fast.
The California Dressage Society Members is on Facebook, current members can request to join their page and then you will have access to meetings, clinicians and riders. Check it out!!
Also, did you know that Shasta Chapter is also on Facebook??? Look us up.
The USEF rulebook is on our website under links. New rules are highlighted in red and will remain red until the end of the year. Please check it out so you are updated on any rule changes for this coming show season.
At the end of each meeting, we will spin a wheel for prizes. Each participant at the meeting will have their name put on the wheel and Lauren will spin. Tonight, it was a $25 gift card from Dressage Extensions. Congratulations Cindy for being our first winner.
Meeting adjourned at 7:50PM
Our next meeting will be March 16th at 7:00PM via Zoom and possibly an additional location.
Shasta CDS Meeting January 19, 2021
Lauren Dinning called the meeting to order at 7:39PM
The Shasta Chapter board for 2021 is:
Chair - Lauren Dinning
Co-Chair - Amber Seltzer
Secretary - Barbara Fogarty
Treasurer - Vicki Schweitzer
Area Chair - Nina Felsenthal
Young rider Development - Ashlyn Grant
Members at Large - Joanna Ramseyer and Cindy Madden
In attendance: Joanna Ramseyer, Nina Felsenthal, Kim Johan-Nass, Barbara Fogarty, Lauren Dinning, Amber Seltzer, Cindy Madden, Marsha Collins
October Minutes read with no corrections
Area Chair report - Nina reported she will write up goals for events, guest speakers and educational opportunities for all club members. She also would like to have a guest speaker attend our meetings each month to discuss different topics. Nina will post this information on our website. If you have any ideas for topics for guest speaker please let her know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Show Committee - No local shows to report however there are upcoming shows in the other areas.
Santa Barbara Virtual Show Feb 22nd, 2021
Pacific Equestrian Center - July 4-5, 2021. USEF, USDF, CDS recognized show, Judge Lilo Fore
Starr Vaughn - May 14-16, 2021 I*3 Dressage Show
Rancho Murrieta - Golden State Dressage March 19-21, 2021 and April 8-11, 2021
Shelly Segal Woodbridge Farm Dressage Show, Petaluma, June 1st
Lehua Custer Clinic - Date to be announced
Sandy Savage Clinic - Dates to be announced
Erica Jansson Cavaletti Clinic - Cindy Madden will confirm date for the fall
Shasta Chapter Website - If any member has any information or resources they would like to share with the club please contact Lauren so it can be put on our chapter website. Leh707@yahoo.com
Old Business - Amateur Clinic May 7-9, 2021, Clinician Volker Brommann, will be held at Pacific Equestrian Center. Kim Johan-Nass was chosen to attend.
-Jr. Amateur Clinic April 16-18, 2021, will be held at Pacific Equestrian Center. Clinician Kathy Pavlich, rider TBA
New Business: Local trailer repair - Redding Trailer Center, Eastside Rd, 530-241-2312, information will also be on our website.
Lauren and Cindy were on a Zoom meeting with USEF, different topics were discussed. No bold patterns will be allowed at competitions, but they were still discussing what color breeches could be worn. Maybe we won’t have to wear white breeches!!
Annual Meeting will be held virtually February 12-14, 2021. Zoom webinars and live discussions can be accessed on the members only Facebook page.
Don’t forget to complete your SAFESPORT refresher by February 12, 2021
Meeting adjourned at 8:17PM
Next meeting will be February 16th at 7:00PM via ZOOM
An email invite will be sent the week before the meeting with the ZOOM link, you can also access the meeting via the Shasta CDS website.
MERRY CHRISTMAS! ENJOY THIS TIME WITH YOUR HORSES AND WE'LL SEE EVERYONE IN THE NEW YEAR!
Shasta Chapter CDS Minutes
November was our FIRST Zoom meeting, and it was a SUCCESS! Thank you all for joining in. It was great to see everyone and we are planning the same meeting modality at at our next meeting in January via Zoom. Enjoy this Christmas season and we'll see everyone next year!
Shasta Chapter CDS Minutes
Oct 20, 2020
The meeting was called to order by President Cindy Madden at 7:07. Those in attendance: Cindy Madden, Vicki Schweitzer, Joanna Ramsayer, Lauren Dinning, Barb Fogarty, Ashlyn Grant, Jenny Adams, Amber Seltzer, Nina Felsenthal, Margo Gray, Jeff Allred, Kathy Praegitzer and Carol Wilson.
Minutes: Minutes from September were read and approved, after spelling corrections.
Treasurer: The P. O. box has been renewed.
Area Chairman: Upcoming shows include Starr Vaughn. Check your omnibus. Dressage Camp is canceled. The Amateur Clinic is Oct. 30. Barb is our rider. Cindy is on the waiting list,
Show Committee: None at this time.We could still do schooling shows or maybe CDS shows.
Clinics: Tina Steward will be here. Contact Lisa at 549-4983. The Lehua Custer at Amber's is Nov. 21 and 22. The Sandy Savage clinic at Melinda's is Nov. 14 and 15. Her number is 355-7030. Cindy is researching possible cavelletti clinic dates.
Old Business: Club stuff is in Shirley's barn. It needs to be sorted out and inventoried. You can send Lauren pictures or other business things to post at Leh707@yahoo.com. Our website is Shastachapterdressage.org. Board nominations close Nov. 1, and include Lauren Dinning, Amber Seltzer, Joanna Ramseyer, Cindy Madden, Barb Fogarty, Vicki Schweitzer, and Nina Felsenthal. Ashlyn will be the youth advisor
New Business: If you are interested in next years Amateur Clinic let Cindy know in writing. A drawing will take place in December. Cindy will retrieve the club perpetual trophy. Zoom should be set up for members for our next meeting! Think of goals and our mission as a club, which could include a schooling show. Amber offered free use of her arena to club members to haul in for schooling.Her phone is 727-207-3072.
Recognitions: Kaitlyn Bonis of Chico won the regional championship for 2nd and 3rd level dressage on her horse Sunny, at the Rancho Murieta Pacific Slope Championship. She went on to win 3 top ten placements in both 2nd and 3rdlevel dressage at Sport Horse Nationals in Florida, and became Reserve Champion in 2nd level in the adult amateur category.
The meeting adjourned at 7:56. The next meeting is Nov. 17, at Kathy's in Palo Cedro. There will be THANKSGIVING potluck at 6pm and the meeting will be at 7:00
10801 Starwood Drive.356-0455.
Carol Wilson, Secretary
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.
Carol Wilson, Secretary
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.
Carol Wilson, Secretary