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Region 5 July News

Summer is here and shows seem to be doing very well again this year.  It’s exciting to see our Region thriving! Colorado still has almost all of their shows filling either on opening day or within a few days of opening day.  The demand for shows  hasn’t decreased this year and that’s good news as we continually face tougher times with higher prices for diesel and many other staples such as shavings and hay and nationwide inflation.  I hope things continue to flourish and I really hope it’s a sign that our sport is experiencing a resurgence and growth period.

We are very excited to be heading to the 2024 USDF Region 5 Championships in Colorado this year.  Regionals haven’t been held in Colorado for 5 years and it’s nice to be returning to the Colorado Horse Park. We cannot thank the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society enough for their hard work in this endeavor.  The 2024 dates will be September 19-22 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado.  The Regional Championships will be preceded on September 18th by the Pro Elite / USDF Breeders Rocky Mountain Series Sport Horse Championships as well, so think about bringing some of your youngsters!  In 2025 the Regionals will be heading back to Colorado and will be hosted by the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society at the Colorado Horse Park September 18-21, 2025.

For more Region 5 news,  continue here.

USDF Launches Book Club Featuring Top Authors and Professionals

Lexington, KY (July 1, 2024) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce the launch of the new USDF Book Club. This exciting program is the newest in a long list of education initiatives and opportunities created and offered by USDF. By participating in the USDF Book Club, members will be introduced to the published works of the industry’s top authors and professionals, and engage them in firsthand discussions through webinars and on The Dressage Radio Show podcast.

Each year, USDF will host four webinars, one for each of the four books selected annually, where authors will be invited to participate to discuss their works from the writing process and content matter, to how their thoughts on the subject may have evolved since publication. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions, both in the webinars and when the authors are featured on The Dressage Radio Show podcast. Additionally, participants in the USDF Book Club will have opportunities to earn education credits, while their home USDF Regions and Group Member Organizations (GMOs) compete to earn awards based on participation.  Read on for more info and books selected for 2024


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2023 Presidents Award

2023 Delia Gonzalez Award

Tucson 2023 Year End Awards for Schooling and Recognized Shows

Photos of Award Winners

Photo Montage of 2023 State Championships

US Equestrian Introduces Microchip Rule for Equine Health and Safety

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 5, 2023, 10:11 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The US Equestrian Federation strives to consistently ensure the safety and welfare of both our human and equine athletes. One fundamental aspect of equine safety is microchipping. Microchips in horses allow for immediate onsite verification of horses for the purpose of safeguarding the health of each horse. This is vital, especially during times of disease outbreaks or natural disasters.

To this end, the US Equestrian Board of Directors approved a new microchipping rule during the 2023 Mid-Year Board meeting. Beginning December 1, 2025, under GR 1101.1, all horses competing in USEF-licensed or -endorsed competitions must be microchipped with a 15-digit ISO compliant 11784/11785 chip. 

More information

SAAHA- Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association- is  sponsoring a High Point Award for Arabians, Half Arabians or Anglo Arabians at Tucson shows. 

For more infomation, click here

If you are wondering how you can  get more involved with TDC, we need help on committees! Do you like writing? We need help with newsletter submissions! Do you want to help with the recognized competitions? Join the Show Committee! Do you like putting together events? We can use help preparing for the clinics/symposiums, socials, & schooling shows! Are you craving more social activities for club members? We would love a small committee of people that organize social events! Do you like to be more on the tech side of things? Perhaps helping maintain the website would be of interest! Let us know how you would like to support dressage in our community through volunteering with Tucson Dressage Club.   Contact us with your enthusiasm at tucsondressagclub2@gmail.com or bobbi@amadoequine.com


GMO Volunteer Incentive Program

Members of the GMO now are able to participate in a new award program sponsored by the USDF.  GMO members log their hours on a form (link to more information and form below) and that is then validated by a GMO officer.  Once a milestone has been achieved, the member submits the GMO Volunteer Incentive Program tracking sheet to USDF. 

!https://yourdressage.org/2021/10/18/the-group-member-organization-gmo-volunteer-incentive-program-vip/Elib

Tucson Dressage Club Eligibility and Requirements for Year End Awards - Recognized and Schooling Shows

Volunteerism and/or service to the club is required to be eligible for schooling show and recognized show year end awards.  

Please note that for TDC Recognized Show Year End Awards:

Eligible Events are Hosted by Arizona GMOs: Tucson Dressage Club and Arizona Dressage Association

·         TDC Recognized Shows

·         ADA Recognized Shows

·         TDC or ADA Recognized Open Show in conjunction with a State or Regional Championship

To learn about opportunities for volunteering and/or serving the club, please read the 

TDC Awards Eligibility and Requirements 

Volunteer Hours Tracking Sheet


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