November Newsletter
November E-Newsletter


The November issue of CFD E Newsletter is jam packed with fun pictures and memories of members riding at the Tina Drake Ride-a-Test and USDF Region 3 Championships, and Harvest Day Dressage. Don't miss "How to submit your scores for the CFD Year End Awards"! Scroll down to check it out.

While you are scrolling, take a look at this month's "The Mystery Rider". Can you identify the rider in the picture? The answer is at the end of newsletter.

Oh, and remember to save the date for the CFD Holiday Party! December 4th at Susan Croft's home.

Have you been showing or going to some fun clinic? Send a pic and a few words to 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


Janine Murrell, Karen Sprung, Sarah Murrell, Lisa Giltner,Dawn Hall and Len Greenbaum at the USDF Region 3 Championships

Lisa Reports:
Fabulous weather! Huge Classes! 570 total entries, 40 & 50 entries to a class!
Lisa Giltner's Sundancer had one of his best rides ever and proudly stood 6th at 1st level in a class of over 40 entries. Sundancer remained consistent in his quality of performance and placed a well earned 7th in a huge class at 2nd level!  We made our "pilgrimage" to the Yard Stop (where everyone in Atlanta shops for fall decorations) for the fabulous fall themed display in from to our stalls (that is our fall display in picture).  We rounded out our Atlanta Regionals adventure with a Bar-B-Que get together with Ann Gribbons' group. Our group is looking forward to 2017 Regionals in Wellington. It will be nice to have it closer to home.

Well Done Willingham!

Melanie Doughty
CFD Jr/YR Representative
reports from the USDF Region 3 Championships
Region 3 Championships report from a Jr Rider perspective
Firstly, we are thankful to have escaped most of the serious consequences of Hurricane Matthew the weekend before the Championships.  This caused disruptions as we all were busy battening down the hatches and we wish the best for all affected by the storm in their clean up and restoring their properties. 
Arriving at Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, the sun was shining and the facilities were beautiful.  Sandy Donavan and her team did a wonderful job keeping everything running smoothly.  A great turn out for JR/YR Championships!

Training Level, JR/YR Championship Class  43 entries     76.364% - 57.273%
First Level, JR/YR Championship Class        34 entries     72.132% - 58.456%
Second Level, JR/YR Championship Class   12 entries     71.585% - 53.171T
Third Level, JR/YR Championship Class       13 entries     70.385% - 58.526%
Fourth Level, JR/YR Championship Class       3 entries     62.167% - 60.444%
FEI Prix St. Georges, JR/YR Champ Class      3 entries    65.132% - 60.461%
Intermediare I, JR/YR Championship Class     2 entries     62.961% - 59.934%
FEI Young Rider Team Test Champ Class       3 entries     64.342% - 63.882%
FEI Junior Team Test, Championship Class     3 entries     67.838% - 61.149%
Dressage Seat Eq. Medal Semi-Final 13 &Under  8 entries 82.000% - 62.000%
Dressage Seat Eq. Medal Semi-Final 14 - 18 yrs 17entries 82.000% - 65.000%

 Report from
Harvest Days Dressage Show
October 22, 2016
Clarcona Horsemans Park, Apopka

 Janet Buckner 
 showed her Lipizzaner  Siglavy Presciana II-II

Janet Reports:
Clarcona Horse Park was the site of the Orlando Arabian Horse Club show during the weekend of October 22 and 23.  The first cool morning of the year (55 degrees at 6 a.m.) was a welcome change to the swelter of summer showing. The camaraderie was great, many of the competitors decorated their stalls with Halloween themes. One of my favorite show secretaries, Carlie Evans, as always did a wonderful job organizing a well-run show. The office was stocked with horse and people snacks and all of the awards were decorated with fall themed flowers.

Since Saturday was open to all breeds, I showed my Lipizzaner, Siglavy Presciana II-II in First -3 (both the First Level class and Test of Choice) for some more practice in showing, shipping and sleeping overnight at a new place.  We also had specific goals in mind for our tests and hoped our efforts would be rewarded.  While we didn't get a super-duper score, many of the training goals were addressed and improved upon, including working on those annoying, long-standing rider bad habits and helping my little A-type, overachiever Lipizzaner relax a bit more.

You could have knocked me over with a feather when I found out that we were First Level Amateur Champion for that day, thus earning a nice ribbon and our choice of a new whip or a pad (black, gray or white)!  I highly recommend taking advantage of this show next time around. Small, close to home, well run and just plain fun!

Carol Bulmer showed Mr Promotion (Arab/Trakehner gelding owned by Ann Swinker-Kniffen in hand on Sunday at the OAHA "Spooktacular" Arabian Sporthorse Show and under saddle on Saturday at the Harvest Days Dressage Show. Carol and Promo won Reserve Champion Training Level and recieved first place 1st level test 1 open. Promo is headed for the Thanksgiving Arabian Show.

Ann Glavin wishes to invite you to a
Holiday Equestrian Ride
to benefit Wild Horse Rescue

This event is not a CFD sponsored event
Please Contact Ann Glavin 407-760-6905

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CFD Member Perks
*Automatically a GM member of the USDF
*Show in USDF/USEF shows
*Eligible for Rider Awards
*Access to USDF Educational Programs Online

Time to Renew Your CFD Membership!

The CFD year membership year runs from December 1st, 2016 through November 31, 2017

For online paypal go to  CFD Website
(but remember you still need to snail mail a signed form to Kimberley Puthoff in order to be reported to the USDF as a group member)


Coming Soon! Year End Awards Submission Forms!
The awards submissions period 
Opens  December 1st, 2016   and     Closes January 14th
Copy your scoresheet fronts and
watch your inbox for forms


Board of Directors

President- Susan Croft
Vice President- Carol Bulmer
Secretary-  Grace Anne Glavin
Treasurer-Kimberley Puthoff
Young Rider Rep - Melanie Doughty  jandoughty@fl ori

Appointed Positions
Recording Secretary- Janet Buckner
E News Editor- Carol Bulmer
Website- Del Barlett
Facebook- Charity Messer

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

Mystery Rider! 
 Who is this flying over this oxer with the greatest of ease?

Give up? Answer is at the bottom of newsletter.
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 

A New and Improved USDF Website!

USDF is pleased to announce an update to its main website at We've made several upgrades to meet the changing needs of our visitors: improved navigation, login, search, and online application forms make using our site easier and faster than ever. Browsing from a smartphone or tablet? Our new site uses responsive design to display information seamlessly across your devices.

The new website will be available to preview starting November 1. Visit the USDF website

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.
For your scores at USDF/USEF Recognized Shows to count for USDF Year End Awards and Horse Performance awards 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 allows you to compete in USDF/USEF Recognized shows, allows you to earn scores for Rider Awards and includes access to the educational portion of USDF "E-Trak" and HART program and USDF Official Podcast!  Check it out here

For a chart that compares benefits of GM and PM membership  Click Here
or go to The USDF website and click on Membership then click on Member Guide.
Interesting Reading

In the October issue of YourDressagenow
Forging Ahead : An interview with a female farrier 
Sarah Azbill has been shoeing horses for 16 years. She shares her experience as a female farrier, in the predominantly male trade.

The USDF App can be found by going to 
t he usdf website  and clicking on this icon
at the top of the page next to the login button)

Competitors: Did you know?

Medication Report Forms can now be submitted by the competitor or his agent directly to the D&M Office. The form can be found on USEF's website 
click  USEF website 
 Then Go to Competitions, Drugs and Medications. The web-based form in listed in the column on the right side. 

Otherwise, Medication Report Forms go directly to the Drugs & Medication Office: USEF Drugs & Medications, 956 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212-2655 

The 2017 Rule Book is now available on the USEF website    Click Here! 

Are you intending on showing in USEF recognized dressage show? Its time to join/renew your membership for the 2017 Competition Year.  Click Here to Join/Renew USEF Membership

CFD Business and Sponsors
Carlie and Alan Evans

Gayle Witty

doversaddlerywinterpark website407-681-631
Koren Gately

Nancy Qualls
HorseSports Art etsy shop


Horstmeyer Farm & Garden 

December 4th at 6pm-10pm

What?         CFD Holiday Party
Where?       Susan Croft's Home
                    33810 Cardinal Lane 
                    Eustis, Fl 32736

Enjoy Food Fun and Frivolity
with your crazy Horse Friends

CFD will provide an Italian Dinner Buffet
Dress: Holiday Casual

Watch your mailbox and inbox for your formal invitation.

CFD Calendar of Events 2016

December 1st       Year End Awards Submissions Open
December 4           Holiday Party                           Susan Croft's Home
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 or

 The fabulous rider flying over a grand oxer is the intrepid Janet Buckner! CFD's own Recording Secretary.
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

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 


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