President’s Message: July 2019 Peninsula Dressage Chapter held its July show at WinAway Farm in Willards, MD. We had a big turnout for the show with over 60 rides. Mike and Diane Bloxham are always wonderful hosts and had the farm looking fantastic! They did some revamping of the ring, which turned out great! Jen Pino managed the show and did a super job organizing such a large show. It went off without a hitch! Our judge, Aviva Nebesky “L”, gave excellent feedback to all the riders. She tirelessly kept her positivity to the very end of a very long day! This is what we always appreciate about her! Thanks to Jen, the Bloxhams, and all the volunteers who made the show such a success. Thanks to all the competitors who came out to compete, great to see everyone and some new faces, too! Our next event is the annual family picnic, combined with a tack exchange/flea market. We will be holding this event at Horse Bridge Farm on Sunday, August 18. Everyone is welcome to bring items for the flea market, which will be set up in the arena. There is no charge for this! Please bring your own table. Set up will be from 1PM on and we will start the picnic at 2PM. This is open to members and non-members! Everyone who wants to take part in the picnic will need to bring a dish. So invite any of your horsey friends out, all are welcome to bring stuff for the tack exchange. The club will be providing chicken, and please email me with the dish you are bringing for the picnic. That way we do not have 30 desserts! We will need someone to bring paper products and drinks. Also, bring a folding chair. We are all looking forward to a more relaxing month before we get into our September and October shows. Hope to see everyone in August! Kim Briele Peninsula Dressage Meeting Minutes 7-11-19 FOLLOWING DINNER AT BUFFALO WILD WINGS TWELVE MEMBERS/GUESTS PRESENT Our July show is this Saturday July 13 at WinAway Farm in Willards, MD. The judge is Aviva Nebesky and the show manager is Jen Pino. There are 65 rides scheduled. Ride Peninsula Dressage Chapter of PVDA times came out this morning. We still need volunteers. Be sure to start getting in your volunteer hours for year-end awards. It will be noted in upcoming show entry forms that no out of date tests may be ridden at schooling shows. Also, anyone riding Western Dressage please note these should be the USEF tests. Our annual family picnic will be held Sunday August 18 at Kim Briele’s farm under the trees at 2pm. Bring a potluck side dish or dessert to share. The club will provide fried chicken. Please coordinate your potluck dish with Kim. During the picnic, we will also have a tack/apparel exchange in Kim’s indoor- please bring your own table to display what you would like to sell/trade. We have tentatively scheduled a clinic with Aviva Nebesky for Saturday Sept 14. Clinic rides may be scheduled with Jenny Mlyniec and are $85. There will be no meeting on August 1, 2019. A short business meeting will be held on the day of the picnic. Respectfully submitted, Amie Blackwell Year-end Award Qualification Rules To qualify for a Peninsula Dressage year-end award (Peninsula Division or Open Division), you must first be a member of Peninsula Dressage and PVDA, and give 10 hours of volunteer time to Peninsula during the year. Your top five scores at the same level from three shows and three judges will be used to calculate your final average for your level, except for Sport Horse and Second Level & Up, which only require three scores from three shows and three judges. For the Peninsula Division you may use only Peninsula schooling shows (including Women Supporting Women), and for the Open Division you may use any dressage shows (schooling or recognized) except Peninsula schooling shows. You may use scores from the Women Supporting Women show for either division. Peninsula Division scores will be calculated for you, but you must submit Open Division scores yourself by the first week in November to qualify for the Open Division. If you have any questions, please contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 410-726-8199.