Oregon Dressage Society — Calling All Junior Riders

Are you a junior rider? Are you an ODS member wondering what ODS is doing for juniors? Do you participate in eventing and want to improve your dressage scores? How about 4-H or OSET? Would you like to learn more about dressage?

The Oregon Dressage Society has a Youth Education Task Force that is presenting programs to educate and benefit our Youth. The ODS Youth Education Task Force is hosting a series of clinics this year for all Youth in Oregon and South Washington. The Youth Education Series (YES) of clinics will be open to any junior rider whether they belong to ODS, 4-H, Pony Club, OSET or just riding in lessons or on their own. There will be at least four clinics this year in the different regions of ODS.

These clinics will be taught by ODS Instructors who are at the FEI level, each of these clinics will follow the same format so that the program is similar in all of the clinics. In order to keep these clinics affordable for all youth, these Instructors will be volunteering their time and the arena time will be donated by members that are supporting this endeavor.

Jordan Shaw on Rose Newman’s Sabrina

There will be a nominal fee of $25 per rider to offset the other expenses. Look on the ODS website for application forms and other info. We will be following the current COVID guidelines at the time of these clinics, masks, spacing, bring your own food/drink/chairs.

The first and second YES clinics have already been held, but look for a clinic in the North and South Regions later in the year. ODS also has Youth Awards/Scholarships available to be used for Education, clinics, lessons or competitions. You can find info and applications of the ODS website.

Your ODS Youth Education Task Force: Eileen Parent, Tedi Paasch, Emily Park, Rachael van den Berg and Kim Barker. 

Calling All Dressage Instructors! Do you enjoy working with youth? Would you like to participate in helping the sport of Dressage grow in Oregon? The ODS Youth Education Task force is creating educational opportunities for youth dressage riders and needs your help! We are searching for instructors to donate their expertise for the ODS Youth Outreach Series in the spring of 2021. 

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