Minutes of the January 14, 2020 General Meeting of the Tehachapi Mountain Chapter, CDS and of the Bear Valley Springs Dressage Club
Call to order: Chemaine Hurtado, President Time: 6:36 pm
In attendance: Melissa Auman, Kathy Carey, Sandy Criswell, Tracy Donahue, Cathi Estes, Kurt Herrmann, Chelsea Mers, Alexis Milton, Lizzie Novotny, Cynthia Peck, Janice Polletta, Kathe Rich, Abi Robbins, Sarah Robbins, Karen Rovnak, Karen Sweaney
Approval of the minutes of the November 5, 2019 Meeting: Karen S., Seconded by Kathy C.
1. Financial reports:
a. BVSDC: Beginning balance: $7244.58
Banquet Payments: $1,115.00
Total Income: $1,115.00
Year End Awards $ 75.00
BVS Insurance $ 475.00
Arena Improvements $2,156.85
Have A Heart Donation $ 175.00.
Total Expenses $5,533.87
ENDING BALANCE $2,825.71
b. TMC/CDS: Beginning balance: $1,459.15
Income: $ 0.00
Total Income: $ 0.00
Year End Awards $ 550.00
Website Costs $ 29.95
CDS Show &
Insurance Fees $ 480.00
Total Expenses: $ 1,059.95
ENDING BALANCE $ 399.20
2. Confirmed show schedule: Chemaine, Karen, Amy
a. All show information is listed on website (thanks, Karen!)
b. All are rated shows
c. Planning for Tehachapi shows: Chemaine
d. Planning for Bakersfield shows: Karen/Amy
e. April 26, 2020: Bakersfield at the Gardiner Ranch - 24747 Sullivan Road
f. May 31, 2020: Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center
g. June 28, 2020: Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center
h. July 26, 2020: Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center
i. August 30, 2020: Bear Valley Springs Equestrian Center
j. October: Fall Show in Bakersfield (Date TBD)
k. Annual Awards Banquet (Date TBD)
3. Confirmed Judges (Judges contracts and fees): Morgan
a. April 26, Bakersfield: Louise Koch "S"
b. May 31, BV: Judge: Katy Barglow "R"
c. June 28, BVS: Ulf Wadeborn
d. July 26, BVS: Barbara Breen-Gurley "S"
e. August 30, BVS: Donna Richardson "S"
4. Western Dressage Rule Changes and the impacts to our shows: Alexis
a. There are no rule changes for California
b. Western dressage will be under the auspices of the California Western Dressage Association (CWDA)
c. Our shows will be included in the show listings on the CWDA website
d. Three dollars will be added to each western dressage entry fee to cover CWDA administrative fees
e. A link to CWDA will be added to our website
f. Please see the copy of the CWDA Memorandum of Understanding addendum to these minutes (see below). For original PDF, please see the website or email Kathe at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Club Membership Renewals: Tracy
a. Most memberships have expired: All members, please renew
6. Equestrian Advisory Committee Update: Tracy & Kathy
a. The committee did not meet this month, so no updates
b. Next meeting will be February 2, so look for updates at the February meeting
7. Meeting schedule discussion: All
a. The first Monday of the month
8. How do we want to structure a day-after show clinic with judges: Chemaine
a. Chapter event or private event?
b. To be researched and discussed going forward
9. CDS plates: Karen
a. Awarded by CDS to riders at all levels
b. Will be distributed soon
10. Riding Warehouse (RW) Giveaway: Karen
a. Riding Warehouse will award $25 gift certificates in a random drawing
b. To be entered in drawing: See and “Like” their page on FB
c. RW will sponsor a virtual meeting and award significant discounts for our chapter
d. Karen S. will solicit “swag” for show entrants/winners
11. AA and Junior clinic drawings
a. AA Clinic
i. Clinic entry is free to winner, but winner must cover travel, lodging, food, stabling, and other associated expenses
ii. Entrants MUST attend all three days of the clinic
iii. Southern CA: May 1-3
iv. Central CA: March 27-29
v. Winners: Liz Rogusz, Alternate: Donna Frazier, Second alternate: Amy Smith
b. Junior clinic: Chemaine will contact Juniors regarding the clinic, which will be held in late February
12. Announcements & Discussion
a. Karen: Check us out on Facebook & the chapter website
b. Notify Karen of suggestions
c. Show entries will be on the website
d. Please send photos for inclusion on the FB page & show entries
13. Adjournment: 7:08 pm
California Western Dressage Association 2020 Statewide High Point Program
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
CAWDA Show Season – 1/1/2020 – 11/1/2020
Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2020 California Western Dressage Association (CAWDA) Statewide High Point program.
In consideration for participating in the 2020 CAWDA High Point Program, CAWDA will:
In consideration for CAWDA approval, each show listed on Page 4 of this document:
Shows submitted for CAWDA High Point program recognition must be submitted at least 30 days prior to show date. Shows requested for recognition within 30 days of the show date will not be recognized.
Show management must carry appropriate liability insurance. CAWDA is not responsible for any liability incurred at show venues and has no financial stake in the show other than listing the show in its CAWDA High Point program. It is recommended that the show manager sign up for the CAWDA newsletter on its Home page at https://cawda.org.
Notices of upcoming high point shows are announced through this e-newsletter. Show managers can find the CAWDA High Point Rules for participants at this link: 2020 CAWDA Statewide High Point Rules and the list of High Point shows at this link: 2020 CAWDA High Point Shows.
WDAA rules can be found at: http://westerndressageassociation.org/western-dressagerules-tests/ WDAA tests can be found at: http://westerndressageassociation.org/wdaatests/.
CAWDA or the show management has the right to cancel this agreement with 30 days written notice.