Region 8 News June 2017

It seems our show season is well under way! The weather could be a bit warmer and a little less rain for the shows. However, it is June and warmer weather must be around the corner.

A lot is going on in the region besides shows. There is a variety of judge’s programs, certified instructor’s workshops, and clinics. The opportunities are totally endless! Remember if you do not want to be a participant, these programs offer auditing which is huge benefit! You can see how judges score or what they are looking for OR instructor’s education process to get certified! I sure hope you are watching the calendars and taking advantage of these opportunities in your back yard.

As a reminder (and where I may sound like a broken record), the US Dressage Finals is for each Regional Open and Adult Amateur Champion and Reserve Champion to compete head to head with the other regional champions. There is also the wild card where you can go to the finals if you have received a wild card score at the regional championships. IMPORTANT note, please remember you will have to declare that you are willing to go to the ‘finals’ if invited. This declaration must be done before the first day of our Regional Championships.

On June 1st Participating members received an email from USDF to say that the voting for your PM delegates that will be attending the USDF Convention in December has begun and will be concluded on June 30th. In the last few years, Region 8 has had the lowest PM Delegate voting turnout among the regions. So PLEASE go look for that email, go to the USDF website or use this link,, login in to your USDF account and VOTE. This is very important!!!!!!!

Attention GMOs: newsletter, website, photography, and volunteer of the year nominations close August 30th. So before your summer gets under way, please submit them! It is a great way to get recognition for your GMO or an outstanding volunteer plus for Region 8! Here is the link with all the information….

Remember we will hold our next regional meeting on October 8, 2017, noon, at the Publick House in Sturbridge, MA. We do like meeting face to face and I hope you can spare the time to make it. However, we have been given the opportunity to use the NEDA conference hub and number for those of you too far away,so that you can call in. So no excuses! But you will miss the great food at Publick House and the great company!


This it is for now!

See you on the Centerline…

Debra Reinhardt

USDF Region 8 Director