RMDS is auctioning a wonderful Schleese saddle to defray the costs of Championships.
The saddle will be available for try-out starting Tuesday before Championships (Sep 16) through Sunday (Sep 21). Here are the details – Size 4 wide tree, 18 in seat size, black – used for less than 20 rides. See photos below.
This saddle was generously donated by RMDS member Mimi Junick of Let Her Buck Farms.
Interested? Sign Up HERE to schedule a try-out or to place an opening bid.
Some of our latest donors to gaive a big THANKS to:
- High Plains Chapter
- Gwen Ka’awaloa
- Aline Brandau
We continue to have new sponsors coming in every day – the opportunities are so varied, you’re sure to find one that works for you, your barn, or your business! Golfcarts, banners, events, classes – and don’t forget about the Special Award, where YOU decide what the competition will be. Best Dressed, Best Sportsmanship, Miss (or Mr.) Congeniality. Be creative and join the fun.
We will also be having a “Painted T-Shirt” contest. We provide the paint, you fill in the lines. (T-Shirt will be white with black outlines for those of us who are “drawing challenged!)
Our artist, Stephanie Gallegos, has donated the original watercolor, which will be available for bid at the Silent Auction.
Our latest generous donors are:
Colorado Horsecare Food Bank- Bronze Sponsorship!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to say “Thank You” to any and all of our sponsors when you can. Remember, they are directly responsible for many of the costs involved in hosting RMDS Championships, and nothing means more than a heartfelt “thank you” to someone who is supporting dressage and all it means to us.
Only 4 weeks away, and our Sponsors are stepping up to ENTER AT A!!
Here is our current list of committed sponsors:
High Country Archers, Fruita, CO
Pikes Peak Chapter
Classical Legacy (Frances Carbonnel)
The Horse reSource Book (Beverly Swanson)
Southwest Sport Horse
Boulder Valley Chapter
Wild Rose Farm and Pacifico Dressage
Tom and Susan Alvey
Pro Horse Productions (Susan deSylvia)
Bingo’s Saddle Shop
Wasatch Mtn Chapter
Cal’s Minerals (Sandy Panagini)
Total Equestrian Services (Susan Mikula)
Torque-Tight (Lindy Thompson)
We’ve had a flurry of activity in the past two days! Don’t forget, we still have arena, barn and dinner sponsorships available. Plus there are a few Championship Classes, and a nice choice of Open classes.
Our new class sponsors and advertisers in the Show Program:
- Mariah Farms
- Anita Williams
- Anne McNeill
- Amy Young
- Beth Nicholson
- Colorado Horsecare Foodbank
- Jenny Brauer – Noble Dressage
- Borne Saddlery – also a vendor
- Pikes Peak Dressage
- Defiance Sport
- Foothills Chapter
- Nathalie – Elizabeth Israel, Vendor
THANK YOU to the Petersen Family!
Heather & Michael Petersen, who have done so much over the years to support RMDS and its mission, have graciously offered to sponsor a Championship Arena at the show. WOW!
MORE of our GENEROUS class sponsors:
- Susan deSilvia /Pro Horse Productions – Golf Cart
- Kathy Simard
- Barbara McElnea
- Silvertip Farm – Deborah Carter
- Renee Martig
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Click on the Volunteer Spot button just above this post, and choose your day and time.
Sponsorships are pouring in! Here are the latest—
- Laine and Staci Collins – 1 Champion class sponsorship
- Julia Boaz Cooper – 2 champion classes
- Anne MacGuire – $300 – 3 Champion classes or as needed
Jill Knowles – Open class sponsorship
Friez Insurance Agency, Inc. is sponsoring the Training Level AA championships on Sunday AND a special award – Endeavor to Perseverance or True Grit Award.
Horses Unlimited of New Mexico will be our dinner sponsor on Saturday night. Thanks to Heather Petersen for bringing this great group on board with us!
Devon Wycoff, three-time competitor at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, where she earned her bronze, silver and gold team medals and a bronze individual medal, has agreed to be the face of RMDS Championships and our theme “How Dressage, and Horses, Have Shaped My Life.” Here is an excerpt of what she wrote:
“I pride myself on being reliable, responsible and a very disciplined worker. All the qualities I am most proud of I learned on a horse’s back or by growing up in barn. As I found, animals don’t give a hoot if you had a late night and would like to sleep in, they need to be fed and taken care of, thus strengthening my work ethic and responsibility as a kid. Horses require patience and determination in order to grow as a harmonious pair, thus teaching me to enjoy the journey and not expect immediate gratification. Both success and disappointment in the show ring lit a burning passion, ambition and drive for success within me, this same fire burns bright in every other facet of my life.”
Devon is currently a student at CU Boulder, where she is a film studies major.
Western Dressage Association of Colorado has accepted our invitation to attend! They will have a table on Saturday and Sunday, Sep. 21-22, where you can find out all about this rising new sport with a Western twist.
Welcome new sponsors, Teller Park Veterinary Services and Colorado Equine Veterinary of Colorado Springs , sharing sponsorship of the Thursday evening dinner “Enter at ‘A’”