May 2017 Newsletter
May E-Newsletter

 

The Super Clinic on April 15, 2017 AND the Lunch and Learn. The Physics of Farriery held on this past April 15th was a fabulous success! 20 riders participated with approximately 50 auditors and 35 Lunch and Learn attendees. Thanks to sponsorship CFD could offer members substantially lower fees. More than one attendee requested another Super Clinic next year. What do you think? Would you attend a similar educational day in 2018?

Want to attend another fantastic educational event? Brevard EC welcomes back Marius Schreiner of the Spanish Riding School once more this weekend. Scroll down for details.

Next on the CFD event calendar is Hawaiian Shirt Schooling Show at Clarcona Horsemans' Park on September 23rd. Get ready for the fun. Get your friends together for a Costume Musical Pas de Deux or Quadrille or present a Musical Freestyle on your own. You can practice for the November Fabulous Freestyle Fundraiser! We will offer a Rent-a-Ring and conduct a Stall Decorating Contest. You can also Sponsor a Class at the show! $25 will get your name in the program, a hot link in the pre show advertising and the post show advertising plus your name and link will be added in the Sponsors list on the CFD website. What a deal! Contact Casey Benkendorfer to secure your sponsorship now! Email Caseybenken@yahoo.com

We would love hearing about your adventures going to shows. Drop us a note or a picture! Do you need to sell a horse? Find a horse? Are you having an event the rest of us should know about? 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


Super Clinic
Super Fun!


Click Here for Pictures (CFD Facebook Page Album)

Thank you all the Riders, Clinicians, Auditors and Organizers for making this clinic an event to remember!

We will be sending a  Super Clinic follow up survey. Please take time to tell us how we can make this event even better!


Marius Schreiner Clinic
May 4-7
Brevard Equestrian Center
Auditor and Riding Spots Available!


Spanish Riding School Bereiter Marius Schreiner and the legendary Lipizzaner solo stallion, Siglavy Mantua I, performing at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. (SRS Photo) 
460 years of time-tested dressage tradition from the renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria is coming to Florida!
The Spanish Riding School has exemplified the best of classical dressage for centuries. Come watch as Herr Schreiner works with horses and riders of all levels and breeds.

CLINIC INFORMATION
What: SRS Bereiter Marius Schreiner Clinic 
(see Marius Schreiner Bio, below)
When: Thursday, May 4 - Sunday, May 7, 2017
Where: Brevard Equestrian Center, Grant, FL

Lesson fee: $200 per lesson
Rider receives an auditor guest pass each day they ride & has complimentary auditing privileges for the entire clinic (We have a limited number of rides available on our lunge horse for seat lessons as well as rides on one of our school masters!)
Lesson slots filled on a first payment received, first-served basis. *Lesson is confirmed after payment is received.*

Rider schedule, auditor information, clinic logistics, and updates will be posted on the Brevard Equestrian Center FB page!  Brevard EC Facebook Page
Please don't hesitate to email  brevardec@aol.com or call Lisa 321.960.2305. if you have any questions. 
Marius and I look forward to seeing you in May!

MARIUS SCHREINER BIO
The world-renowned Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, with its famous white Lipizzaner Stallions, has represented the best of classical dressage for 460 years. Both stallions and riders follow a careful classical training system that produces some of the finest riders and dressage horses in the world.




Who is this Mystery Rider?
 

Scroll down for her identity.
Save the Date!
Hawaiian Shirt Schooling Show
September 23
Clarcona Horsemans' Park










Come to where the fun never stops!
Ride a dressage test, rent a ring, ride a costumed freestyle, quadrille, or pas de deux! Win the stall decorating contest, enjoy the great social atmosphere.

Sponsor a Class at the show! $25 will get your name in the program, a hot link in the pre show advertising and the post show advertising plus your name and link will be added in the Sponsors list on the CFD website. What a deal! Contact Casey Benkendorfer to secure your sponsorship now! Email Casey at  Caseybenken@yahoo.com

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

Marybeth Mason
727-798-1730
marybeth@cavalor.nett
cavalor website

Ed Haas
352-630-3373
sales@provenequine.com


Lisa Smit
Rebecca's Equine Exercisellc
407-496-0086
www.equineexercise.com


Basler Dressage
Heidi Basler
561-628-8117
baslerdressage@yahoo.com
USDF News
Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championship Rule Update 
Effective December 1, 2016: Horse/rider combinations may enter more than one qualifying test, and qualifying freestyle, at each level per day as Great American/USDF qualifying. (USEF DR 127.4) The 2017 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championship rules may be found  HERE.   

Member Perk!
Free to CFD members: Hear Audio Recordings from the Education Sessions Held During the 2016 Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention  CLICK HERE to subscribe to the  USDF Official Podcast  and get educational audios from USDF educational events. Audio is also available through iTunes and Stitcher. 

Another Member Perk!
Includes access to USDF "eTRAK" with world class educational videos and articles on riding, training, healthcare and competition.  Explore eTR AK

Did you know that by joining the CFD a portion of your dues went to our parent organization, the United States Dressage Federation. That membership comes with fabulous benefits that includes educational videos, articles and podcasts of every subject you want to know more about. Free to members!
Do you want to know more about USDF and CFD membership benefits? Check out the USDF online Member Guide  CLICK HERE




CFD JR/YR Representative Melanie Doughty
Explains Dressage Seat Medal Program
 
The USDF Dressage Seat Medal Program was my first experience at a large Dressage competition.  I qualified for the 2014 GAIG/USDF Regional Championships held in Conyers, GA and entered the Seat Medal Semi-Finals there. 
Here is how I got to the finals.
  • I qualified at 1st and 2nd level to go to the Region 3 GAIG/USDF Championships
  • I placed in the top two at the GAIG/USDF semi-finals at the Region 3 Championships in order to qualify for the USDF Dressage Seat Finals held at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Michigan.  READ MORE 

Want to know more about 
 Dressage Seat Equitation Program?
CFD  Patrons
Carlie and Alan Evans southeasthorseshows.com
352-215-0710

Gayle Witty
orlandodressage.com
352-406-9886







doversaddlerywinterpark website407-681-631









Horstmeyer Farm & Garden 
407-322-1235
407-295-0331






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
Weirsdale
September  23 Hawaiian Shirt Show Clarcona
October 7 Tina Drake Ride a Test Willingham Dressage
November 5 Fab Freestyle Silver Sands Arena

More to come
Do you have a suggestion for an event? email cbulmer1@aol.com
The Mystery Rider is
Yours Truly, Carol Bulmer
CFD E News Editor!


Carol Bulmer riding Strutt owned by George Daher
Intermediare 1


Carol writes:
The horse in the first picture is a Desert Sands bred stallion named "Pro" owned by Dr. Ann Swinker. The picture was snapped in the stabling area of the Buckeye Sweepstakes in 1984. Pro is wearing an authentic Egyptian Wedding Saddle and authentic bridle. Pro liked to make the tassels swing around into his eyes for some reason (boredom?). I am wearing very non-authentic homemade harem outfit. I can tell you that riding in slippers is challenging and my knees rubbed. During the Buckeye Sweepstakes Pro and I stood 3rd place Native Costume, 6th Place Western Pleasure and Reserve Champion Dressage. 

How did I get to this place in my life? Well, a fter years of deviling my parents for riding lessons, they relented when I was 16 yrs. old by providing once a week lessons from a friend of my parents. Mrs. Nussdorfer was a pony club instructor who eventually became a D.C. for the Delaware Valley Pony Club. I learned to ride on "Sunny", an elderly off the track Thoroughbred gelding of the Man O'War line.

While attending Pennsylvania State University I was on the first Intercollegiate Riding Team and won the team's first ribbon at the first Intercollegiate Horse Show we attended in New York. After receiving my Bachelor of Science in Animal Industry from PSU, I spent 5 years in Sarasota, Florida studying dressage with Dorita Konyot. You may know Dorita's niece, Tina Konyot who rode to fame and the Olympics on the wonderful stallion Calecto.

I had fabulous luck when I first started out training horses for a living in chilly Western Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. My clients were owners of diverse interests who admired the dressage principles that I used to train all my horses.  I would show Arabians one week, Quarter Horses the next week and Hunters the following with an occasional dollar bareback at a fun show thrown in the mix. I used dressage principles wether I was riding saddle seat, western, hunt seat or dressage. 

I returned to sunny Florida in 1990 and  started freelance teaching, worked the Orlando Dressage Shows, became a USEF Technical Delegate and then worked at Grand Cypress Equestrian Center for 5 years as Head Dressage Trainer. 

I met William H. Bulmer while setting up rings for Klaus Fraessdorf (Bill knew how to set a square corner, it was love!). We bought 11 acres in south Clermont and set up a small training facility. The last 26 years have been challenging and fun. Some of the horses that I have trained and shown recognized dressage are: Night Owl (3rd level TBxArab mare), Casual Attire (3rd level AWB gelding), Sheilk (3rd level Arabian gelding), Marley (PSG Draft x mare), Strutt (Intermediare 1 HanxTB mare) and Mr. Promotion (1st level TrakxArab cross). Lately I have been assisting Janet Buckner and her bay Lipizzaner gelding, Chester, achieve many successes in the show arena. I am presently preparing to show another FEI horse this year.

I enjoy serving as CFD Vice President with one of the most fun group of volunteers ever and I hope all of you have enjoyed the E-News that I have been editing for the last few years. I wish everyone in the CFD the best and most fun summer. See you at the Hawaiian Shirt Show September 23rd!



World renowned veterinarian, Bereiter (Master Trainer), and author Dr. Gerd Heuschmann will present a two-day symposium on the Biomechanics of Soundness. Dr. 
Heuschmann is based at the Warendorf Veterinary Clinic associated with the German National Riding School. A respected international lecturer, Dr. Heuschmann educates equestrians on how to make the sport better for the horse. A true horse lover and voice for the horse, Dr. Heuschmann boldly speaks about the damaging effects of incorrect riding and training methods. He is the author of several books including Tug of War and Balancing Act. He also has a DVD " If Horses Could Speak".

Lecture (2 days): 
$16
0 per person for the two days. Your fee includes auditing the lessons as well as the lecture and catered lunch. Payment in full, with your reservation is requested.

Private Lesson:
$175 per lesson, 50% deposit required. Fee includes lecture and lunch (Both days).

Come and join us!
Contact:  ANDREA HALLER
386-623-2292

2017 Recognized Shows

January 7,8
Southeast Horse Shows
Canterbury

January 14, 15
Orlando Dressage
Grand Oaks

January 21, 22
Southeast Horse Shows
Canterbury

January 28, 29
Orlando Dressage (2 show weekend)
Clarcona

February 4,5
Southeast Horse Shows
Florida Horse Park

February 11, 12
Orlando Dressage
Clarcona

February 19 Longwood Farms Longwood website

February 25, 26
Southeast Horse Shows
Canterbury

March 25, 26
Orlando Dressage (2 show weekend)
Clarcona

April 1,2
NFDA
Jacksonville

April 11 Monteverde Academy
Fix a Test
Monteverde

April 29,30
Southeast Horse Shows
Canterbury

May 13, 14
Southeast Horse Shows (2 show weekend)
Jacksonville

May 27, 28
Orlando Dressage
Grand Oaks

June 10,11
Southeast Horse Shows (2 show weekend)
Canterbury

June 10, 11 Suncoast Tampa website

June 17, 18
Orlando Dressage
Grand Oaks

July 8, 9
Southeast Horse Shows
Canterbury

August 5, 6 Southeast Horse Shows Canterbury

August 19,20 SDCTA (2 shows) Tampa

September 2, 3
Ride Lite Dressage
Jacksonville

September 2 Suncoast Tampa website

September 3 Suncoast Tampa website

September 9,
 10
Orlando Dressage
Grand Oaks

October 5, 6
Region 3 Championships
Wellington

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

November 4,5
Southeast Horse Shows
Canterbury


























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 25-26 Brevard Eq Cntr Grant 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
STRIDE
FL Horse Park
website
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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