This year saw a large field of extremely strong contenders. The RMDS Executive Board voted to award the scholarship to four applicants, dividing the fund’s total equally, allocating a $500 scholarship to each recipient to: *Beverly Swanson Memorial Adult Amateur Scholarship (Adult Amateur): Gemma Hanekom *Leg-Up Scholarship (Training and First Level): Rebecca Ciota & Ruth [more]
RMDS is seeking a volunteer to head up our marketing efforts. As the Marketer for RMDS, you are not expected to know it all, nor work alone. The Marketer will collaborate with the rest of the Board and Committee Chairs to ensure that we grow our assets and take advantage of opportunities to fundraise, where [more]
An article inspired by the writings of Annika Fromming, assisted by Silke Rottermann, regarding the shoulder-in was recently published in the Ecentaur. We discovered several errors in our article, and think it prudent to share the link to the original, groundbreaking article so our members can access additional information, and gain more clarity and detail [more]
Advertise with RMDS for the coming year! It’s a contribution to a great 501 (c) 3 organization, great exposure for your business, lets folks know of your upcoming events, your facilities and your businesses. Check out the great opportunities on our Advertising page.
My name is Debi Stevens. I am an active 69-year young, “old lady athlete” living a lifelong dream of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility balance and harmony. In short, following the equine discipline of Dressage. I ride 3 to 5 times per week, spend many hours I am [more]
Every two years, contracts for RMDS positions come up to be rebid or replaced. Contracts will be for 2023-2024. The positions are: RMDS Central Office Manager RMDS Magazine RMDS Championship Show Management Information regarding each position may be found on the RMDS website: https://www.rmds.org/policies The contracts are due by June 30, 2022. Send to the RMDS Central [more]
Registration links are on the RMDS Calendar Page! SHOW MANAGEMENT TRAINING Thursday February 24, 20222:00 – 5:30 Zoom Meeting The top 3 reasons to attend: Understand how shows operate Yes you can – put on your own show How to make your shows run efficiently and be profitable Interested in learning about Dressage competition rules [more]
By Sally O’Dwyer There is a process to becoming a skilled dressage rider. It is not the same for everyone, but there is a definite path. We lose the sight of the path when we do not truly understand our “why.” We are eager to jump on and ride so we can begin dancing. Unfortunately [more]