Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

 

Happy New Year!
Time to get organized.  Here is your New Year checklist.

1. Make sure you have paid your 2016 Membership in the CFD to be eligible for the 2016 CFD Year End Awards.
2. Make sure you have paid for a Participating Membership in the USDF if you wish to compete for USDF Awards.
3. Make sure you have paid your 2016 USEF competing membership if you intend on competing at USEF recognized shows and to be eligible for USEF awards .
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4. Submit your 2015 scoresheets by February 1st for 2015 CFD Year End Awards!

5. Save the Date for the Awards Banquet. March 6th! See You There for a Fun Night.

6.Check out the  CFD 2016 Events Calendar for future fun events 

Scroll down and check out my report from the USDF Annual Convention. Scroll to the bottom for a partial listing of the local schooling shows and recognized shows. If there are additional events email me the particulars and I will add them to the list.

While you are getting those scoresheets together you might run across some fun pictures of you and your best fur buddy. Email them 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 Year End Awards 
Submissions Period 
Is Now Open and
Closes February 1st, 2016 (postmark)

We have awards for Intro Level Riders through Grand Prix!
We have awards for the Youngest and the Oldest ahem Smartest Rider!
We have awards for those of you who have Given Back to our sport and our club in many ways!


For help with the forms contact Del Barlett at  dbarlett50@yahoo.com or call Del (407) 730-1056

Save The Date!

CFD Annual Awards Banquet
Sunday Evening 
March 6, 2016
Westin Lake Mary

Send in those Award Forms and get ready for a fun evening! Click Here for Award Submission Forms

So you did not compete this year? Neither did we! But we want to see you there so we can socialize  (recognizing everyone out of their barn/show clothes is a challenge!). Enjoy the cash bar, buy something fun at the silent auction, and then enjoy a special meal while cheering our award winners. (Westin catering can even accommodate diet restrictions if you tell us in advance!) We promise to get you out of there early enough for barn night check.

Look for your special E-Vite in your inbox next January!

CFD Business and Sponsors
Leyna and Jeanne Merrill 
rockinghorseht.com
352-669-9982
Lisa Giltner 407-341-4840
McKie Equine Center
mckieequinecenter.com
352-267-0082








Windsong Farms
 Apopka, Fl Lori Wubker 407-808-3038
bellamiastables.com
904-794-0779
Nancy and Todd Shaw 
 407-341-7066
Annual Holiday Party
Fun For All!

Susan Croft decked her beautiful house out for the Holidays and welcomed once again the CFD members for an evening of fun and frivolity.

Here are a few pics of the fun.


The evening was filled with enjoyable conversation, lovely food and drink and the always popular Round Robin Gift Exchange.

The members of Central Florida Dressage wish to thank our wonderful hostess Susan Croft for an enjoyable party!

Coming soon!
More pictures from the party will be posted on the CFD website.


Membership Has Its Perks!
Join Now!
Renew Your Membership
To CFD Today!

CFD's year goes from December 1st, 2015 through November 30th, 2016. 
CFD Membership earns you:
  • Eligibility for The CFD Year End Awards 
  • Discounted prices for CFD clinics/events 
  • Invites to fun events
  • Makes you a member of the United States Dressage Federation and its perks (scroll down for those perks)
  • Recieve the latest interesting news from your local club members (E-Newsletters, etc) 
  • Free inclusion of your events, services, horses for sale, horses wanted put in E-news
  • Free announcements of your successes or life events you want to share in E-news
CFD Membership includes GMO Membership in the United States Dressage Federation

Group Member Organization (CFD) Membership Perks:
  
Be Aware!  You need to upgrade to a USDF Participating Membership  to be eligible to Qualify for the USDF Regional Competitions and to be eligible for the Adequate USDF Year End Awards. Don't know which membership level is right for you Click Here

United States Equestrian Federation

If your goal in 2016 is to participate in USDF/USEF recognized shows or become eligible for the  USEF Year End Awards you will need to join the USEF in addition to the USDF.  Click Here for Membership
Not sure what membership level is right for you? 

USEF Sportsmans' Charter

That sport is something done for the fun of doing it and that it ceases to be sport when it becomes a business only, something done for what there's in it
That amateurism is something of the heart and spirit - not a matter of exact technical qualifications; 
That good manners of sport are fundamentally important; 
That the code must be strictly upheld:

 "SPORT IS SOMETHING DONE FOR THE FUN OF DOING IT AND THAT IT CEASES TO BE SPORT WHEN IT BECOMES A BUSINESS ONLY, SOMETHING DONE FOR WHAT THERE IS IN IT."

That the whole structure of sport is not only preserved from the absurdity of undue importance, but is justified by a kind of romance which animates it, and by the positive virtues of courage, patience, good temper, and unselfishness which are demanded by the code; 
That the exploitation of sport for profit alone kills the spirit and retains only the husk
and semblance of the thing; 
That the qualities of frankness, courage, and sincerity which mark the good sportsman in private life shall mark the discussions of his interests at a competition.


Do you want to know more about the USEF? 


CFD Business and Sponsors
Carlie and Alan Evans southeasthorseshows.com
352-215-0710

Gayle Witty
orlandodressage.com
352-406-9886







doversaddlerywinterpark website407-681-631
Micheline
352-427-7166
micheline@ cavalor.net







407-328-7117





Nancy Qualls
HorseSports Art etsy shop


Stockman's Harness
and Saddle Shop
Website
407-295-0331








Horstmeyer Farm & Garden 
407-322-1235


Report from
Dressage in the Desert!
2015 Adequan/USDF 
Convention December 2-5



Las Vegas is a 24 hour entertainment center. Intrepid Dressage Folk were able to get stuff done and party.  The USDF offers educational programs for juniors and adult amateurs as well as act as the governing body for the national dressage community. We are stronger together but each one of us is important and each of us has a voice in our governance

For my full report

CFD Calendar of Events

February 1            Submission Deadline for the Year End Awards
March 6                 Awards Banquet                      Lake Mary Westin
May 22                  Fab Freestyle Fundraiser        Silver Sands Arena
June/July              Two Day Clinic TBD                 TBD
September 17       Hawaiian Shirt Fun Show        Clarcona Horseman's Park     
October TBD        Tina Drake Ride a Test            TBD
December 4          Holiday Party                           TBD

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

January 2-3                  South East Horse Shows        Newberry                  website
January 16-17              Orlando Dressage                  Grand Oaks               website
January 30                   Orlando Dressage                  Clarcona                    website
January 31                   Orlando Dressage                  Clarcona                    website 
January 23-24              South East Horse Shows        Newberry                  website
January 23-24              Fox Lea                                   Venice                      website
February 6-7                South East Horse Shows        Newberry                  website
February 13-14            Orlando Dressage                  Clarcona                    website
February 20                 Carousel Connection              Longwood                 website
February 21                 Carousel Connection              Longwood                 website
February 27-28            South East Horse Shows        Newberry                  website
March 12-13                Orlando Dressage                   Florida Horse Park   website

March 12-13                Fox Lea                                   Venice                      website
March 26                     Orlando Dressage                   Clarcona                   website
March 27                     Orlando Dressage                   Clarcona                   website

April 9-10                     NFDA                                     Jacksonville              website
April 9-10                     Fox Lea                                  Venice                       website
April 30-May 1             South East Horse Shows       Newberry                  website

May 28-29                   Orlando Dressage                  Grand Oaks              website
June 18-19                  Orlando Dressage                  Grand Oaks              website

September ??             Orlando Dressage                   Grand Oaks              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

January 24            STRIDE                                Fl Horse Park                       website
February 13-14     Fannin Hill Farm                   Brooksville                            website
February 27          Lakeland Dressage               Lakeland                              website
March 6                STRIDE                                 Fl Horse Park                       website
March 12-13         Fannin Hill Farm                   Brooksville                            website
March 13              Partners of the Park             Fl Horse Park                        website
April 10                 STRIDE                                Fl Horse Park                        website
April 23-24            Fannin Hill Farm                   Brooksville                            website
April 24                 Partners of the Park              Fl Horse Park                       website
May 15                 Partners of the Park              Fl Horse Park                       website
May 28                 Rocking Horse                      Altoona                                 website
June 4-5               Fannin Hill Farm                   Brooksville                            website
June 19                Partners of the Park              Fl Horse Park                       website
June 25                Rocking Horse                      Altoona                                 website
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 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 30           STRIDE                                Fl Horse Park                        website
November 20       Partners of the Park             Fl Horse Park                        website
December 3          Rocking Horse                     Altoona                                  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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