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Welcome to Orlando Dressage!
We’re excited about our Ocala Spring Dressage Show 1 this weekend at the Florida Horse Park. I don’t want to jinx us, but the weather is supposed to be beautiful.
And we’re due for nice weather since Mother Nature was cruel to us at the last show.…maybe we should all keep a shamrock or two in our pockets.
Thanks and a warm welcome to our judges this weekend: Lisa Hyslop, ‘S’,
Dr. Paramjeet Chopra, ‘S’, and Brian MacMahon, ‘r’. Our Saturday is full with three competition rings going most of the day. Saturday morning Ring 3 will be available for warm-up for horses on deck until it opens for competition at 10:00 AM. On Sunday Ring 3 will be open all day for on deck horses (on deck is considered the next two rides in competition Rings 1 and 2). Warm-up will be in the Peterson Smith arena. We have helpful Ring Stewards at every gate and warm-up area. They all have a direct radio to management and the office.
After the last ride on Saturday, please join us for our traditional Competitor’s Dinner and Party in the concession building. As always, we’ll have great food and drinks. So settle in the horses and then join us and your friends for a relaxing, laid-back couple of hours. The menu includes pulled pork barbeque with all the trimmings, plus salads, appetizers, shrimp, and of course, those who know me…great desserts! All accompanied by some nice wine, beer, tea or water. Showing is supposed to be enjoyable; we try to make that happen!
One last thing to keep in mind this weekend:
DON’T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCK AHEAD ONE HOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHT…
WE’RE IN SPRING AHEAD MODE!
The Heidelberg Cups 1 & 2 are fast approaching…March 29-30th. It is at this show that we crown our special 2014 Amateur Champions and award the Klaus Fraessdorf Continuing Potential Award. Please enter early for we may have to limit entries for this show. On a good note, Clarcona Horse Park, after taking the terrible hit from Mother Nature on their new fiber footing at our last show, have called in experts to repair the damage and implement preventive measures to help with excessive rain in the future. It was a shame that the new footing didn’t have a chance to settle before the torrential downpours. You can access the prize list here.
Thank you for being a part of Orlando Dressage; we appreciate every one of you. If you’d like to share ways we can improve, we want to hear about it. Our goal is to provide you and your horse the opportunity for your best showing experience possible.
See you this weekend!
Gayle Witty and the Wonderful Staff of Orlando Dressage