July Newsletter
August E-Newsletter


Wow! The Sharon Poulin Clinic was a crowd pleaser! Auditors and riders alike sang the praises of another educational event with a premier Teacher and Trainer. The lovely Windsong Farms venue with auditors seated in the covered arena and the impeccable footing and grounds pleased the crowds who attended. Many Thanks to Sunspree Mobile Emporium, Stockmans Saddlery and Dover Saddlery for their very generous donations to the Annual Participant Drawing (otherwise known as Audit to Win!) See the lucky dogs who won fabulous prizes this year. Maybe it will be you next year.

Save the Date for the Tina Drake Ride a Test. October 1st at Willingham Dressage.
Be There or Be Square!

Have you been showing or going to some fun clinic? Send a pic and a few words to cbulmer1@aol.com and I will put them in the newsletter. We all love to share those special moments with friends who understand us.

Good Riding!
Carol Bulmer editor

Fantastic Fun
Fabulous Framework for Success
Sharon Poulin Rocks!

Sharon Poulin with Casey Benkendorfer on
Mary Robinson's Brooks Dream

Sharon Poulin Clinic
A Resounding Success!

July 23-24 proved to be the perfect weekend to improve your riding skills and knowledge base by attending the CFD Sharon Poulin Clinic.

 "Sharon really explained things clearly to the auditors"
"I got a lot of information. I had to take notes"
"Wide variety of horses at all levels"
"Beautiful Facility and Great Instruction"

These are some of the comments from the auditors at the clinic. This event is becoming a "not to be missed" auditor event that attracts riders from both ends of the state.

Couldn't make the clinic? For $40 you can own a copy of the  Event. 
Videographer , Suzanne Carroll videoed EVERYONES ride. Especially the times that Sharon stopped to point our a special position or use of the aids or even the special musculature of the neck that makes training easier. Contact Suzanne at
Equestrian Video Productions, llc
(561) 985-5022
We are proud to be a part of CFD and for following the mission statement that CFD is an organization that provides grass roots education and support.

A special e news will be coming mid August with more pictures. In the mean time visit the CFD Facebook page for pictures of the event.
CFD Business and Sponsors
Leyna and Jeanne Merrill 
Lisa Giltner 407-341-4840
McKie Equine Center

Windsong Farms
 Apopka, Fl Lori Wubker 407-808-3038
Nancy and Todd Shaw 
Reminder: Have you ordered your DVD of the
Fabulous Freestyle Fundraiser?

(DVD includes all Freestyles and all professional still photographs) 

Copies still available
$25 plus shipping
Email:  susancroft@mac.com 
to order your DVD

USDF Launches  YourDressage 
 on USDF App

 The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) announced that it has launched a new digital publication,  YourDressage, through the free USDF app, USDF: Your Dressage Connection. This new publication features human interest stories from participants throughout the dressage community and is free to everyone.

To access YourDressage, download the USDF app, USDF: Your Dressage Connection, through your app store. If you are interested in submitting stories for possible inclusion in YourDressage, please contact the USDF office at epubs@usdf.org.
The USDF Adult Clinics
are intended to provide USDF members affordable access to renowned clinicians in a symposium style format for maximum auditor benefit. Eight adult riders and horses, working in private sessions each day, are selected to demonstrate a variety of levels, breeds, types and training issues to maximize the learning experiences for auditors of all ages. Each series is a little different with the clinician offering their expertise.

Region 3 Adult Clinic  with
    Kathy Connelly and Betsy Steiner
  • When
  • 09/10/16 - 09/11/16
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Where
    • Shannon dale Farm, Alpharetta, Georgia
Need More Information? Click Here to Learn More

News Update about Your USEF 
There has been several organizational changes in the USEF that you might be interested in hearing about.

The USEF restructured the Board of Directors in 2014             follow this link for infographic of structure

Actions of the Reorganized Board:   
1. Elected a new USEF President, Murray Kessler, who will take office in January 2017. 
2. Chose Bill Moroney to fill the position of CEO and oversee the day-to-day operations of the USEF. He had been serving as Interim CEO since the USEF Annual Meeting last January.
3. Chose a Steering Committee that presented a a comprehensive Strategic Plan that was unanimously approved in a special three-hour session with the Board and the Gladstone staff. 
4. The new Vision for the USEF announced:
To bring the joy of horse sports to as many people as possible
5. R estructuring of the Federation continues (to be more streamlined and efficient)
6. Dr Lola Chambless,  neurosurgeon from Vanderbuilt University, presented a highly informative power-point lecture on Traumatic Brain Injuries. She agreed to serve as a consultant to the USEF in this matter

Many more items of interest were presented in the recent news release from outgoing USEF President, Chrystine J. Tauber.  Click Here to view entire document

USEF represents our interests in the US Congress as well as internationally in FEI (Federation Equestrian International) whose rules regulate competitions like the Rio Olympics coming up this August 5th - 21st.

CFD Business and Sponsors
Carlie and Alan Evans southeasthorseshows.com

Gayle Witty

doversaddlerywinterpark website407-681-631
micheline@ cavalor.net


Nancy Qualls
HorseSports Art etsy shop


Horstmeyer Farm & Garden 

The Board of CFD regrets to cancel the Fun Show in consideration of the conflicting Silver Sands Schooling Show, Orlando Dressage Recognized Show and the POP Sunday Schooling Show all in the same weekend. Please keep the show on your calendar for 2017!

CFD Calendar of Events 2016

May 22                  Fab Freestyle Fundraiser         Silver Sands Arena, New Smyrna
July 23-24             Sharon Poulin Clinic                Windsong Farms, Apopka
October 1              Tina Drake Ride a Test             Willingham Dressage, Chuluota
December 1st       Year End Awards Submissions Open

December 4           Holiday Party                           TBD
January 15, 2017   Year End Awards Submissions Close

Suggestions for educational events are invited. What would you like to do? Who would you like to have as a clinician? email delbarlett50@yahoo.com or susancroft@mac.com

2016 Recognized Shows

July 9-10                     SEHS                                      Canterbury                website
August 6-7                  SEHS                                      Canterbury                website
August 20                   CFSummer Dressage Show   SilverSands               website
August 20-21              Arabian Fall Festival               Canterbury                website
August 27-28              Fall Dressage I & 2                 Fox Lea                     website
September 3-4            Ride Lite                                  Jacksonville              website
September 3-4            DressageAmongFriends 1&2 Tampa                       website
September 17-18        Orlando Dressage                  Grand Oaks               website
October 13-16             Regional Championships       Conyers, GA              website

This is a partial listing of recognized shows in the Central Florida area. If you want your show listed send your info to cbulmer1@aol.com

2016 Schooling Shows

July 17                 Partners of the Park             Fl Horse Park                        website
August 14            Partners of the Park             Fl Horse Park                        website
August 27            Rocking Horse                      Altoona                                 website
September 17     Silver Sands BC                   New Smyrna Beach               website
September 18      Partners of the Park             Fl Horse Park                        website
September 24      Rocking Horse                      Altoona                                 website
September 25      STRIDE                                Fl Horse Park                        website
October 8-9          Fannin Hill Farm                   Brooksville                            website
October 23           Partners of the Park             Fl Horse Park                        website
October 29           Silver Sands BC                  New Smyrna Beach               website
October 30           STRIDE                                Fl Horse Park                        website
November 20       Partners of the Park             Fl Horse Park                        website
December 3          Rocking Horse                     Altoona                                 website
December 10       Silver Sands BC                  New Smyrna Beach               website
December 18       Partners of the Park              Fl Horse Park                       website



This is a partial listing of the schooling shows in the central florida area. If you wish to have your schooling show listed please send info to cbulmer1@aol.com 


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