February 2017 Newsletter
February E-Newsletter


Wow! The Banquet is coming up March 5th! Registration opens this week so watch your inboxes and reserve your spot right away. We are asking for your pictures to run on the slideshow of members during the dinner. Email pics of you riding, grooming, mucking and just horsing around with your crazy barn friends today to  jbuckner57@hotmail.com

Submit your registration form for the Super Clinic on April 15, 2017 and secure your spot today. The ride-a-test features Sandy Hotz "S" and Bill McMullen "R" and offers a Lunch and Learn for both riders and auditors. Go to  centralfloridadressage.com

Scroll down to view the calendar of CFD events and the updated list of recognized and schooling shows.  Email Carol if you have any additions or corrections.

The winter season is cranking up and we would love hearing about your adventures going to shows locally or in Welly World. Drop us a note or a picture!
Email 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

CFD Logo
Newly Redesigned Website a Hit!

If you haven't checked out our fabulous website yet
click on this link  centralfloridadressage.com

It is easy to find the forms to renew your membership and enter the Super Clinic!

The Board would love to have your feedback on your website experience. Email any of the board with your suggestions and your praises!

The Board would like to thank (from the bottom of our hearts) Ann Chartier, who carried the website duties for years!
Del Barlett, who kept the website afloat after Ann.
Alex Hopper, who designed and launched the new website.

You all are champions in our eyes. We are grateful.

Board of Directors

President- Susan Croft    susancroft@mac.com
Vice President- Carol Bulmer  cbulmer1@aol.com
Treasurer-Kimberley Puthoff  kimberley@puthoffcpa.com
Young Rider Rep - Melanie Doughty  jandoughty@fl ori dapbs.com

Appointed Positions
Recording Secretary- Janet Buckner  jbuckner57@hotmail.com
E News Editor- Carol Bulmer cbulmer1@aol.com
Facebook- Casey Benkendorfer  Caseybenken@yahoo.com

Thank You to all these volunteers that keep this club fun and interesting!

Save The Date
 Annual Awards Banquet 
 & Meet and Greet

March 5th, 2017
Watch your in box 
Registration opens this week! 

Call For
Silent Auction

CFD is now accepting
Silent Auction Donations. All proceeds go to CFD
Educational Events!

Donate Today!
It's easy! It's fun!

Denise Kellerher

(we'll even come pick it up!)

HI HO Silver!
Who is this mystery member?

Scroll down for her identity.
Calling All Members!
Email Your Photos for the Banquet Slide Show Today!

Dear CFD Friends, 

Our slide show at the banquet last year was pretty neat, right? Well, we'd like to do it again and we need your assistance. All of you who submitted scores for awards are invited to send a photo of you and your horse - it can be a show photo or a casual photo or even a glamour shot with your horse, we love 'em all.

I'm doing my best to make sure all of the folks are reached via email, but if you have friends that did send in scores, please touch in with them to make sure they know about this opportunity - some folks don't check their email often or I might have messed up and put in an email address incorrectly, even with my best efforts. They can send photos to me or Carol Bulmer via email.  

Trainers/instructors- some of your students have had success this year in many areas - new medals, new horses, first time out in the show ring, etc. If you have photos you'd like to share for the slideshow, please send them on.

We also will be gathering photos from all of our events this year, so hopefully, this slideshow can be another fun part of our annual banquet.

Looking forward to receiving photos from all of you.

Best regards,
Janet Buckner
Volunteer - CFD

Email photos to  jbuckner57@hotmail.com

CFD Business Members
Lisa Giltner 407-341-4840
Chuluota, Fl

Koren Gately
cavalor website

Ed Haas

Lisa Smit
Rebecca's Equine Exercisellc
Basler Dressage

Heidi Basler

  • Are you taking advantage of your discounts through USDF's Member Perks Partners? 
    Did you know that you are entitled to a discount on merchandise in the USDF store and discounts through USDF's Member Perks Partners? Log in to the  USDF website to access the discount codes, and start saving today!   Questions? 

    Dressage Extensions ($10 off any purchase of $100 or more (one time use)) 
    DressageClinic.com (15% discount on membership) 
    DressageTrainingOnline.com (25% discount on membership) 
      Farm Vet(5% discount (some exclusions apply)) 
    HotelStorm - New for 2017! ( Exclusive hotel savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies at 700,000+ properties worldwide, includes 24/7 concierge, and the best hotel prices just for members) 
    MyDressageStats.com (One free month of membership) 
    Premier Equestrian (5% discount on all Premier Equestrian items) 
    USDF Store (10% discount) 
    USRider (Join USRider with no activation fee for a savings of $29 off the normal new membership rate)
Time to Renew as a Participating Member of the USDF! 
As a member of the CFD you automatically are a GMO level member of the USDF.
Should you wish to compete at USDF/USEF Recognized Shows you will need a Participating Level Membership. It also makes you eligible for USDF year end awards and horse achievement and rider achievement awards. 

Your CFD Membership includes access to the educational portion of USDF "E-Trak" and HART program and USDF Official Podcast!  Check it out here
USEF Rebrands  itself as US Equestrian

US Equestrian new vision:
To Bring the Joy of Horse Sports to as Many People as Possible
Newly Redesigned Website:  usef website
New Learning Center:            usef learning center

Six Priorities
  • A stronger stance on fairness & safety
  • Increasing access and growing participation
  • Improved value and customer service to our members
  • Stronger collaboration with and among Federation Affiliates
  • Creating pathways from grass roots to elite sport
  • Increased Transparency & Accountability

CFD  Patrons
Carlie and Alan Evans southeasthorseshows.com

Gayle Witty

doversaddlerywinterpark website407-681-631

Horstmeyer Farm & Garden 

CFD Calendar of Events 2017
January 14 Year End Awards
Submissions Close

March 5 Year End Awards Banquet The Westin Lake Mary
April 15 CFD Super Clinic The Grand Oaks
September  23 Hawaiian Sirt Show Clarcona
October 7 Tina Drake Ride a Test TBD
November Fab Freestyle Silver Sands Arena

More to come
Do you have a suggestion for an event? email cbulmer1@aol.com
The Mystery Rider is.....
Jeanie Bell!

Below are two pictures of Jeanie Bell nowadays.  Jeanie was a a member for several years and even when not a member always helped with the Banquet setup.  You have been greeted by Jeanie at the Annual Awards Banquet since Susan Croft started organizing the banquet (2010 for the 2009 awards year up to last year). In years past Jeannie competed individually and in a quadrille. Jeannie recently retired from any competition.  She won the "Old Grey Pair" award for the 2011 year with a combined age of 93 with her beloved DunMan.  Gee, I guess that puts the two over 100 now! Jeanie and DunMan are still going strong with the occasional hack in the Ocala National forest.  

Talk with Jeanie at the registration desk at 
this year's Annual Banquet!
2017 Recognized Shows

January 7,8
Southeast Horse Shows

January 14, 15
Orlando Dressage
Grand Oaks

January 21, 22
Southeast Horse Shows

January 28, 29
Orlando Dressage (2 show weekend)

February 4,5
Southeast Horse Shows
Florida Horse Park

February 11, 12
Orlando Dressage

February 19 Longwood Farms Longwood website

February 25, 26
Southeast Horse Shows

March 25, 26
Orlando Dressage (2 show weekend)

April 1,2

April 29,30
Southeast Horse Shows

May 13, 14
Southeast Horse Shows

May 27, 28
Orlando Dressage
Grand Oaks

June 3,4 Show Your Horse FHP website

June 10,11
Southeast Horse Shows

June 10 Suncoast Tampa website

June 11 Suncoast Tampa website

June 17, 18
Orlando Dressage
Grand Oaks

July 8, 9
Southeast Horse Shows

September 2, 3
Southeast Horse Shows

September 2 Suncoast Tampa website

September 3 Suncoast Tampa website

September 17-18
Orlando Dressage
Grand Oaks

October 13-16
Region 3 Championships
Conyers, GA

October 21, 22
Southeast Horse Shows
(Arabian) Clarcona?

November 4,5
Southeast Horse Shows

These listings of shows are partial and may not be up to date. Please check with the websites as well as the usdf.org in the competition listing for accurate and up to date information.

Anyone who wishes to be listed in this calendar email  cbulmer1@aol.com

2017 Schooling Shows
Dec 3, 2016 Rocking Horse Altoona website
Jan 14, 15 Sumter Eq Cntr Bushnell website
Feb 11, 12 Fannin Hill Farm Brooksville website
Feb 18, 19 Sumter Eq Cntr Bushnell website
Feb 26 STRIDE Fl Horse Park website
March 11, 12 Fannin Hill Farm Brooksville website
March 12
Partners of the Park
FL Horse Park website
March 18, 19 Sumter Eq Cntr Bushnell website

April 9
FL Horse Park
April 22, 23 Fannin Hill Farm Brooksvilee website
April 23 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website
May 7 STRIDE FL Horse Park website
May 20 Sumter Eq Cntr Bushnell website
May 28 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website
June 3, 4 Fannin Hill Farm Brooksville website
June 18 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website

July 16 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website
August 13 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website
September 16, 17 Sumter Eq Cntr Bushnell website
September 17 STRIDE Fl Horse Park website
September 23 CFD Hawaiian 
Shirt Show
Clarcona website
September 24 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website
October 21, 22 Sumter Eq Cntr Bushnell website
October 22 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website
October 29 STRIDE Fl Horse Park website
November 12 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website
November 18, 19 Sumter Eq Cntr Bushnell website
December 4 Partners of the Park Fl Horse Park website

This is a partial listing gathered for the convenience of our members. Please contact Carol at cbulmer1@aol.com if you want your schooling show listed.

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