October Newsletter
October E-Newsletter


The annual Tina Drake Ride a Test and Raswan Award Selection proved fun and educational with a full day of rides (plus overflow rides on Sunday!), a potluck lunch and introduction of the new CFD board members. 

A new feature in this E-News is "The Mystery Rider". Can you identify the rider in the picture? Scroll to end of newsletter to see if you are correct!

Check out the prize list for the Harvest Day Dressage Show at Clarcona on October 22 followed by the Spooktacular Arabian Sporthorse Show on October 23. Judges are Sharon Poulin and Jennifer Benoit. Extended closing date is TODAY wednesday!

Are you going to the Regionals? Send us a report on what you see and do. We would love to be there vicariously! 

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

Report from
Tina Drake Ride a Test
Raswan Award Selection Event

New CFD Secretary Ann Glavin rode her UVM Jericho in clinic

The clinic expanded from Saturday into Sunday morning to accommodate all the riders interested in participating in our annual Tina Drake Ride a Test and Raswan Award Selection Event!  Take a look at the full schedule!
Saturday's Riders:
Grace Glavin rode UVM Jericho  (Intro B ), 
Karen Sprung rode Dresden Hit (Training 3), 
Rebecca Rodriguez  rode Black Knight (Training 1)
    Dawn Hall rode Shenandoah (2nd 3),  
Marianne Britt rode Finne (1st 3)       

Carol Bulmer rode Mr Promotion (1st 1)
Sunday's Riders:
Anniebeth Adkins rode Gummi Bear (Intro A) 
Deborah Hausmann  rode Lexi (PSG ) 
 Javier Gamboa rode Last Alarm (2nd 1)
  Kimberley Puthoff rode Zane (due to technical difficulties with Finn)
Karen Sprung rode Zane (1st 1)

Raswan  Award!

One of these lucky participants will be named "Raswan Award Recipient" by Tina Drake for being the Most Harmonious Pair . This award will be announced and awarded at the CFD Annual Banquet March 5th, 2016
Be there for the fun!

Pictures from this event will be posted on our CFD Facebook Page soon!

 CFD Board Members 2016

President- Susan Croft    susancroft@mac.com
Vice President- Carol Bulmer  cbulmer1@aol.com
Secretary-  Grace Anne Glavin  graceanne222@gmail.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
Website- Del Barlett dbarlett50@yahoo.com
Facebook- Charity Messer  sparklepiaffe@yahoo.com

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

Mystery Rider! Do you know this cowgirl's name?

Scroll down for answer!

Congratulations to Dawn Hall and her horse "Zane" pictured here with her trainer Lisa Giltner at Grand Oaks show.

Dawn and Zane achieved their final score for their Bronze Rider Medal on Saturday and then went on to win the 3rd Level Test 3 Adult Amateur class with a 67%! Winning this class meant that Dawn was also awarded the Sarah Bartko award!

The Board of CFD and all the members congratulated Dawn for her amazing accomplishments! Well done!
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 

Have you subscribed to 
t he USDF podcast?

Enjoy educational podcasts with interesting and up to date information for free!
With 138 episodes to choose from you are certain to find many topics that interest you.
New episodes added every week.

Playing In Selected Theaters Now
follows the Cinderella story of Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer and his transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse -named Snowman - that he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. In less than two years, Harry and Snowman would go on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation's blue bloods and traveling the world together as they became the media darlings of the 1950s and 60s. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that would last a lifetime, as told by 86-year-old Harry firsthand.

Visit Harry & Snowman's official website for theater listing and more fun information.
Click Here for the Amazon link to the books on Harry & Snowman

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 

Click Here for Harvest Day Dressage Prize List
Click Here for Spooktacular Prize List

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

Answer to Mystery Rider is Jean Kaplan Thornton!
Look for Jean as she completes her program for reactivation of her "R" Judge Status.
Congratulations Jean!
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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