CDS Board Meeting Schedule:

March 11, 2019  (Conference Call)
June 17, 2019 (Conference Call),
September 9, 2019  (Hellenic Hall  600 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento 95816)
November 19, 2019 (Irvine Hilton)
January 10-12, 2020 Annual Meeting (Sacramento / Murieta Equestrian)

CDS Annual Meeting 2020

This CDS Annual Meeting will offer something for everyone. 

Friday January 10 will be the executive board meeting and all members are welcome. 

Saturday January 11 will be the Annual Meeting, Chapter Townhall style meeting, all held at the Embassy Suites, Sacramento Riverfront from 8am to noon. Saturday lunch is included and after lunch anyone who is interested may attend the Freestyle Video/Lecture session as a silent auditor from 1-4pm ($40). This session is presented by Janet Foy and Terry Gallo. Saturday night will be the gala award dinner at Embassy Suites. The ever popular silent auction will be held in the Embassy Suites Saturday and close during the Saturday Gala Dinner with live auction items.

Just for the Judges and L Graduates - there will be a special program for licensed judges and L grads that will count for the licensed judge freestyle designation and also count for L graduate continuing education. This program follows a structured curriculum and format on Musical Freestyle. The curriculum will be taught by Olympic Judge Janet Foy and Olympic Freestyle designer Terry Gallo and will include the following lecture topics: Music, Choreography, and Judging Information. Audio and audiovisual components will complement the lecture.  This program will be held at the Hellenic Hall 600 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento from 8 - 4pm. The judges fee for Saturday Judges Program will be $180 ($200 late fee after December 20). Sunday Symposium is included in this price. Silent auditors are welcome after 1pm for a $40 fee.

Sunday January 12 will be a freestyle symposium with featured clinicians, Janet Foy and Terry Gallo as they work with freestyle demonstration horses and riders of all levels at the Murieta Equestrian Center. The charge will be $95 ($110 non member fee). There will be an optional $5 fee for USDF University credit.

Registration for each event will be available online soon.

If you have a freestyle and wish to be a demonstration rider for the Sunday January 12 Symposium at Murieta Equestrian Center, please upload your freestyle to  youtube.com and email the link to Joan Williams joan@homtech.com, Ellen Corob ellencorob13@gmail.com and Melissa Creswick dresagejdg@aol.com. Be sure to identify your freestyle level, your name and your horse’s name as applicants for the Sunday freestyle symposium with Janet Foy and Terry Gallo.  Please provide a show results history and short bio. Riders will be asked to pay for stabling and bedding. The deadline for applications is November 15.

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