Chapter News

Anne Gribbons Clinic

I was the lucky recipient of a random drawing from Foothills Chapter CDS to ride with Anne Gribbons, September 14-15, 2015. The clinic was held at Diane and Robert Perry's amazing facility in Orangevale, CA. I appreciate their hospitality and providing such a wonderful learning environment, their love for the horses and support for our area's dressage culture is felt immediately upon arrival to the facility. Riding with Anne Gribbons was an experience I will not forget, anytime soon. Her life experience, along with her compassion for the horse, emanated to fill the arena, bringing an inner relaxation and sense of trust immediately from both my horse and myself. She addressed difficult top

Dead Batteries Kill the Day!

In retrospect, I don’t know what possessed me to submit my name as a candidate for the Foothills Chapter’s spot in the 2015 CDS Amateur Clinic to be held on October 3-5th at Star Vaughn . I never win contests or drawings, so I didn’t give it much more thought and just left my name in the hopper. Much later, I got the call from Christine Hendricks that I had been selected. My first inclination was to decline, but I let my riding friends convince me to accept in spite of my physical handicap. My competition days are pretty much over and for the past two years I have been competing as a “Para Rider” with a card granted to me by USEF. Obtaining this card involved a thorough review of medic

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