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Dressage in the State of Jefferson Recognized Dressage Show 2018

Dressage in the State of Jefferson, SJODS Annual Recognized Dressage Show – UPDATED Ride Times are Posted 10/3!

Dressage in the State of Jefferson

Opening Date: August 20th, 2018

Closing Date: September 22nd, 2018

Dressage in the State of Jefferson

Saturday& Sunday, October 6 & 7, 2018

Location: Jackson County Expo Central Point, OR

Judge: Janet ‘Dolly’ Hannon (S)

Technical Delegate:  Debbie Moloznik (r)

Secretary/Manager: Kaye Phaneuf

Recognized by: USEF/USDF #329589 (Level 2) ODS #2018-02

CompetitionManagement: Oregon Dressage Society, Inc. (State of Jefferson Chapter)

This show can be entered online at

The Prizelist can be found —> Dressage in the State of Jefferson Dressage Show 2018

Ride Times posted as of 10/3 – Check the Show Office for Posted Official Rides Times & Day Sheets

Rides Times By Rider —> Here

Ride Times/Day Sheet Saturday —> Here

Ride Times/Day Sheet Sunday —> Here



RV Dressage Fun Series – Marc Rijpens Clinic

RV Dressage Fun Series – 3rd Event of the year!

** This event has been cancelled due to unhealthy air quality in the valley **

Held at Three Gaits Farm in Rogue River, OR September 14th-16th,  2018

Marc Rijpens Clinic Flyer

Hello FUN Series Riders! Please open the pdf flyer above.  I just talked with Judy at Three Gaits to syncronize our watches for the third FUN Series weekend, which will be held at her farm in Rogue River.  Reportedly the smoke up that way isn’t as bad as in GP and Medford!  We will proceed on the idea that by the middle of September SURELY the fires will have dwindled down! If you have been itching to send in your deposit checks for the weekend, please do so now.  I have 9 ‘yeses’ and if everyone follows through we will have a full slate of FUN riders.  Address: Marleen Dierkes3712 Elk Ln, Grants Pass, OR 97527.  Checks will be held until the week of the event when I start making trips to Trader Joes.

Your costs include three days of riding with Marc, travel, liability insurance coverage, lunches provided on Fri and Sat (to encourage spectators and hanging around to support friends) and the ride a test on Sunday is complete with ribbons and fun prizes.  Since so many different tests will be ridden, awards will be given for fun and unsual categories.  I suspect Denika can be talked into at least one morning for fresh pasteries?  We are trying to work out a wireless mic system there as well. 
I’ve had a few people respond favorably to the group dinner idea. Friday night after the clinic would be ideal to get acquainted with fellow riders. (plus the soreness won’t have set in by then…)  Judy has some limited stabling and pens available, so you have the option park your horse for a couple of hours or take them home if your live close by.  Her contact info is on the flyer to arrange stabling.
If you haven’t read up on Marc here are his webpages: .  We met Marc in the 80s and he has given wonderful help in all things equine.  At the time I was riding a young very obstinate swedish mare, and Marc helped me get through to her by breaking it down one barrier at a time until she decided compliance was really her best route.  Still makes me laugh thinking about it!
Let me know if you are hauling with anyone and if you have special ride time needs, Marleen  


This is a NON-ODS Sponsored Event!


Spring Fling Dressage League Show 2018

2018 Prizelist: —> 2018 Spring Fling Prize List

Spring Fling Dressage League Show

Sunday – April 22, 2018

Open date for entries: March 20th, 2018

Closing date for entries: April 10th, 2018

Oregon Dressage Society League Show

Jackson County Fairgrounds & Expo Central Point, OR
Judge: Kathy Casey (r)

Secretary: Ed Miller — 1132 Old HWY 99 So., Ashland OR 97520 — 541-890-5085 —

Manager: Karen Piper — — 707-338-4184

This show is put on by the State of Jefferson Dressage Chapter of ODS.



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Jutta Clinics 2018


  • April 27, 28, 29 (This clinic has been cancelled!)

  • Sept 28, 29, 30

  • Nov 2, 3, 4

Clinic Shortened Guidelines and Specifications


March Jutta clinic 015Classically trained German clinician Jutta Schott, Reitlehrer FN, has been coming to Southern Oregon to give dressage clinics since the mid 1990’s.  Born in Germany, Jutta became a certified Bereiter in 1972 which entitled her to teach and train through second level.  In 1981 she became a certified Reitlehrer FN authorizing her to train and teach horses and riders (including other professionals) up through the FEI levels.  This certification is earned in Warendorf Westphalia and is awarded only upon the completion of extremely vigorous courses of study and demonstrated riding and teaching ability.  Before leaving Germany she trained and competed her mare up through Prix St. George, earning the German Bronze and Silver medals.

Jutta then moved to Vienna Austria where she worked for seven years as the assistant head instructor at the private barn of Arthur Kottas, the Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School.  While in Austria she received her Austrian Instructor’s License.  She still maintains her membership in a European association of professional trainers and instructors and rides with international caliber clinicians including the former coach of the Dutch Olympic team, Bert Rutten.

Jutta came to the United States in the mid-eighties and settled in Southern California near Redlands.  During the week she gives lessons and trains both her own and clients’ horses.  Weekends finds her traveling to other areas in California, Nevada, Montana and here to Southern Oregon to teach two and three day clinics.

March Jutta clinic 094Jutta’s training methods are based on classical principles and follow the USDF training pyramid developmental scale.   Jutta’s clinics attract a wide variety of breeds, crossbreds and conformation characteristics.  In our clinics she has taught everything from young Fjord and Haflinger driving ponies learning to develop and use their bodies for dressage to a home bred and trained warmblood currently schooling for Gran Prix.  She is a master at in-hand work and has helped many of her students learn double lunging methods.  She works with all levels of horses and riders and likes working with beginning levels since she feels that the basics are the hardest and most important thing to teach and it is essential to give a solid, correct foundation from which to progress.  Highly skilled at identifying the core issues with horse and rider, Jutta sets priorities in such a way that systematic, progressive advancement is logical and developmentally correct.  Her demeanor is always pleasant, encouraging and she never over-faces a horse so it becomes stressed or anxious.  One comes away from a lesson with Jutta understanding the philosophy of what and how she taught and with specific “homework” and exercises to practice and develop the elements worked on.

Come join us!  Auditors are always welcome at no charge.

LESSONS: A 45 minute lesson with Jutta is $105. Our chapter pays any haul in or use fee for you to try to make the lessons as affordable as possible.

LOCATION: Dancing Creek Farm (Destination’s End) – Talent, Oregon

This clinic is put on by the State of Jefferson Dressage Chapter of ODS.

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Savannah Whisler with Nancy Brandenburg's Haflinger, Lovely Lady RP competing Prix St. Georges and Karen Piper's Ernst August competing at the Intermediaire I

Dressage in the State of Jefferson 2017 – Results!

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this show possible! Riders, volunteers, staff.  We could not have done it without you!

SOJD Show Results

SOJD Show High Point Results

High Score – Open Rider 65.185% - Mary Arnold, owner/rider on Highland Scholar

High Score – Open Rider, High Point – KWPN
65.185% – Mary Arnold, owner/rider on Highland Scholar

Angela Littlefield and Fladimir had their century ride with a 71%

Congratulations to Angela Littlefield and Fladimir for their Century Ride with a 71%

Congrations to Jo Johnson and her horse Raewynnes Glory for their Century ride with a 69.5%

Congratulations to Jo Johnson and Raewynnes Glory for their Century Ride with a 69.5%

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Savannah Whisler with Nancy Brandenburg's Haflinger, Lovely Lady RP competing Prix St. Georges and Karen Piper's Ernst August competing at the Intermediaire I

Savannah Whisler with Nancy Brandenburg’s Haflinger, Lovely Lady RP competing Prix St. Georges and Karen Piper’s Ernst August competing at the Intermediaire I

Thank you to Marleen Dierkes for the beautiful photos!

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Ride-a-Test 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun weekend!

A great opportunity to learn and practice the new tests & get your horse out for show experience! This is a non ODS sponsored event. image001April 1 & 2, 2017 at Dancing Creek Farm (Destinations End), Talent, OR; with Debbie Evans USDF Gold Medalist and Freestyle Gold Medalist, with students competing from Training Level through FEI.  Debbie has trained many memorable horses to HOY national dressage awards.  Learn from one of our region’s top competitors!  Video replay and test coaching included! Increase your enjoyment and show more competitively with any horse. $80 per rider.


Potluck at Galloping Farms Saturday night with Debbie.

Information and Sign Ups:  Marleen (541) 476-4849  

Also! Opportunity to get some updated training and learn how to scribe and score dressage tests.