Upcoming Events at Donida Farm

 

Dressage Schooling Show Series

Next Show: Dec 7, 2019

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English/Western Schooling Show Series

Next Show: Dec 14, 2019

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Announcements

DF Dressage Schooling Spring Championships: Feb-May 2020

Many competitors have no goals of heading into a Regional Championship. It’s expensive to become members with horses and riders. It’s expensive to travel, take off work and hope for the best. Perhaps they don’t feel ready. Perhaps finances are tight. Perhaps their horse is green. Perhaps they are just wanting to have local fun! Why can’t we have our own fun? Let’s grow our sport and encourage new rider to get their feet wet.

February-May. we will be offering a new look to our Dressage schooling shows and offering a championship pre season awards for champion, reserve and runner up in assorted divisions. We will be doing this with a POINT system. Not a hi-point. And if the class is large (example a Training level 3), you’ll get more points. Monogram coolers, bridle bags and saddle pads will be awarded.
We will awards many different categories . Example: Eventer dressage ~Pony ~AA~Open~Jr And more…

We have a lot of new riders in our sport and we should all pull together to make the shows a positive learning experience for all. Our Judges assist competitors who go off course, have a fall, or forget their test. For me, this is what schooling shows are all about at Donida: using our experience and knowledge to help new people learn how things run. So read a test for them. Hand them their coat or hold their horse. Direct them. Educate them on USEF rules versus schooling show rules. This all prepares riders for the recognized shows. This is how we can get new riders to step up into the larger picture. This is just how things should be. Helpful. Supporting each other. Warms the heart!

Individuals or companies looking for advertisement/sponsorship please contact me. Stay tuned for more info. New awards program will start in February and run through May.

Jose Alejos Young Horse Program

JOSE ALEJOS returns to the Northwest October 17-27, 2019.
Prices range from $280 to $2,500.

This fantastic training seminar is filling up fast. Multiple divisions available. Prices include Board and turn-out, tack-up, cool-out, hacks, fabulous experience and confidence gained. Continued services following the training session of Young Horses may be arranged with Gwen Blake Training Team at Donida Farm.

Jose Alejos is an athlete, a horseman, mentor, and we are privileged that he is willing to share his experiences with us.

Click here for more information about the Jose Alejos Young Horse Program

 

Donida Farm Sponsors

Gwen Blake is sponsored by

 Arabian Celebration Perpetual Trophy sponsored by

  Westbrook Sport Horses


Donida Farm Dressage Festival Perpetual Trophies sponsored by

1st – 4th Level Junior,
sponsored by Mary Bridge Pediatric Surgery

Training Level Adult Amateur,
sponsored by The Red Mare

1st – 4th Level Adult Amateur,
sponsored by Lilly Wilson Partners

Training Level Open,
sponsored by Mary Houghton and Melonie McCoury

1st – 4th Level Open,
sponsored by CHL Farrier Services

USDF Musical Freestyle,
sponsored by Dreitzler Dressage

FEI Open,
sponsored by Donida Farm

Dressage Seat Equitation,
sponsored by Joann Keller in memory of Chris Tann,
dedicated rider and beloved friend

Reaching for the Stars Junior Inspirational Award,
sponsored by the Ritzau family

Vendor Opportunities at Donida Shows

Interested in learning more about being a vendor at Donida Farm shows?
Click here to down the 2017-2018 New Vendor Package