Due to the continued "lockdown" here in Kern County, we are being forced to cancel our June 28, 2020 show. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Entries and checks will be shredded. We will continue to hope that our July 26, 2020 show will be allowed by the county.
We do have some good news however. Instead of Sunday's show, we have been able to change our clinic with "S" Judge Ulf Wadeborn to include Sunday. It will now be a two-day clinic (Sunday and Monday). We are offering two lesson options, both cost $125 and last for 45 minutes.
Option #1 - Riders can choose a standard lesson with Judge Wadeborn, working on whatever skills or movements of the rider's choice.
Option #2 - Riders can choose a "Ride-a-Test" format where the horse and rider perform the test of their choice in front of the judge. The judge will then offer feedback and a mini lesson. The rider can then re-ride the test, incorporating the judge's feedback.
Riders may choose to ride Sunday, Monday, or both days (depending on availability). If you are interested in participating in the clinic as a rider, please contact Chemaine Hurtado @ 805-340-3246 to schedule a day and time. Be sure to let her know which day(s) you would like to ride and whether or not you have a time preference.
Again, we offer our most sincere apology for the cancellation of our show. We're as disappointed as you are. Entries for the July show will be available on our website by July 1, 2020. In the meantime, we hope you will be able to join us for our two-day clinic with Ulf Wadeborn, "S" Judge, on June 28-29.
Special meeting to discuss the June 28, 2020 Show with COVID-19 considerations
Minutes of the May 21, 2020 Executive Board Meeting of the Tehachapi Mountain Chapter, CDS and of the Bear Valley Springs Dressage Club
Call to order: Chemaine Hurtado, President Time: 1:12 pm
In attendance: Tracy Donahue, Chemaine Hurtado, Morgan Hurtado, Janice Polletta, Kathe Rich, Karen Sweaney, Mary Thompson
Approval of the minutes: NA Second: NA
a. COVID-19 section will be added to our website
b. COVID-19 addendum will be added to the premium
c. Premiums will be submitted by mail. Janice and Morgan will review
d. Competitors will be encouraged to “show and go”. (Encouraged but not required)
e. Show entries will be kept for contact tracing if required
2. General safety measures required:
a. (Please clarify) Temperature checks and questionnaire mandatory for all volunteers and attendees
b. Cancellations will be granted on a case-by-case basis
i. Fees can be applied to a future show
c. Emergency contact info will be required of all volunteers
d. Alcohol gel bottle will be given to each competitor at sign-in
e. (Please clarify) Only those working at the judge’s booth & performing administrative duties in the lounge will be granted entry to those areas
i. Mandatory except while riding
ii. Washable type
iii. May be worn while riding if rider wishes
iv. Rules will be posted on website
g. Handwashing station will be placed near the arena
h. Bathrooms will be cleaned (sanitized) before, during, and after the show
i. Butch provides paper towels
i. Snacks and lunches: Prepackaged versus bring-your-own?
3. COVID Instructions (signage) must be posted at Equestrian Center
a. A STOP sign will be posted to notify all attendees of COVID-19 considerations
b. Signage will be posted on all buildings with instructions re: entry
c. CLOSED sign will be posted on stands to prevent sitting
4. Judge & scoring considerations
a. June judge has not cancelled
b. Janice has researched safety measures
i. Plexiglass between judge and scribe (most workable)
ii. Remote scribing (more complicated with increased chances for scoring errors)
c. Completed test will be placed in a bucket beside the scoring booth door to minimize contact
d. Additional considerations will be evaluated closer to the show date
5. Score board
a. Post signage to reinforce physical distancing (‘One person at a time”)
b. Competitors will place used numbers in a bucket near the scoreboard
6. Stabling, campgrounds, and next-day clinic
a. TBD based on Kern County and BVS COVID-19 guidance
7. Adjournment: 2:20 pm
In an effort to maintain social distancing and avoid gathering in large groups, the TMC board elected to cancel the April 6, 2020 meeting. In addition, per the United States Equestrian Federation, the April 26 TMC show at the Gardiner Ranch has been cancelled and rescheduled for October 11, 2020.
"The original 30-day suspension that became effective March 16, 2020, is being extended through May 3, 2020. Effective today, all USEF owned events, selection trials, training camps, clinics and activities will be suspended through May 3, 2020 consistent with recommendations by the CDC."
We will continue to follow the guidance of USDF and USEF regarding all chapter activities, and will continue to update you.