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We’re happy to report that the Snowbird’s Paradise 1 & 2 shows were enjoyed by all this past weekend. After an hour delay on Saturday due to inclement weather, the sky cleared and the rings rode beautifully! Even with all the rain on Friday night and Saturday morning, the rings did not have one puddle. A big “Hats Off” to the Clarcona Rangers and their new equipment in preparing the rings for us! The results for the Snowbird’s Paradise shows are here.
The Sweetheart Cup is fast approaching, February 7-8. If you haven’t entered yet, the prize list and entry form for the Sweetheart Cup is available here. Our judges will be Sarah Geikie, ‘S’ and Lisa Schmidt, ‘S’ (a third judge may be added if necessary). Also joining us will be Jo McCracken of Mobile Horse Supply. Jo promises to offer some sweetheart deals for the weekend.
As is customary with the Sweetheart Cup, the competitor’s party is going to be a sweetheart of an affair! Make sure you set aside time to enjoy our Italian feast on Saturday after the show. Relax, enjoy your fellow competitors and all the wonderful Italian food from Olive Garden! Orlando Dressage wants you to have fun!
On March 7-8, the Ocala Spring Dressage show will be at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. The covered arena is finished and the footing is undergoing final grooming. New this year, the park is charging $10 for a stripping fee. Gone is the $20 deposit and having to strip your stall. Speaking of stalls, they’re in the process of building five barns near the new covered arena. Please note that we have added a USEA Test of Choice class for our eventer friends.
On March 21-22, we will be back at Clarcona Horse Park for our Heidelberg Cup 1 & 2. These two shows offer you the opportunity to earn two qualifying scores for the Regional Championships and also counts as two qualifying shows for the 2015 Orlando Dressage Winter Series Amateur Championships. All the wonderful Championship prizes for our Winter Series will be awarded during the Competitors Party. Our 2015 Orlando Dressage Amateur Championship Requirements are here. The prize lists are available here.
Our May show at Grand Oaks has sparked a lot of interest. The cabin and apartment rentals are filling fast. Please contact Grand Oaks by April 1st at 352-750-5500 to make your reservations.
And as always, please let us know how we can create the best atmosphere for a successful and fun experience for you and your horse. We are here to help you accomplish your best rides possible. We also strive to set the standard for customer service in the dressage show world. To that end, we keep your coggins and membership/registration verifications on file for the show season. So, once you’ve submitted an entry you needn’t re-submit all that paperwork. Just send an entry form and payment for each subsequent show. Save postage! Save a tree!
If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to share them with us. We appreciate you being a part of our Orlando Dressage Winter Show Series!
Please join us for a great year! Here are the remaining shows of the 2015 year:
February 7-8 – The Sweetheart Cup – Clarcona
March 7-8 – Ocala Spring Dressage – The Florida Horse Park
March 21 - The Heidelberg Cup I – Clarcona
March 22 - The Heidelberg Cup II – Clarcona
May 30-31 - Dressage under the Oaks II – The Grand Oaks
June 20-21 - Dressage under the Oaks III – The Grand Oaks
September 19-20 - Dressage under the Oaks IV – The Grand Oaks
Dressage under the Oaks IV is also the 2015 Southeast Breeders Championship Series Final!