Hello Everyone and Happy Spring!
Thank you for making this a special Heidelberg Cup!
Our judges this weekend are Fran Dearing-Kerr, Cesar Torrente and Brian MacMahon. We will be using Ring 1, 2 and 3 for competition and Ring 4 and 5 for warm-up.
On Sunday during the lunch break, we will award our 2019 Orlando Dressage Amateur Champions and Reserve Champions. Please join us as we celebrate our wonderful amateurs! You’re cordially invited to the luncheon under the covered pavilion on Sunday during the lunch break. Great food, champagne punch, desserts and fun! And in the spirit of the
Heidelberg Cup, chocolate cake! Please join the celebration!
Other awards to be presented at this show are;
The Central Florida Dressage, the local GMO club, High Point Amateur Award. This award is available for Training
Level through 4th Level.
The Pixel Fund, an animal rescue charity, Musical Freestyle Award, which is open to all competitors riding a Freestyle.
The Sportmanship Award, which is by vote. Vote for the person, who represents the best sportsmanship at the show this weekend. Ballots will be in the office.
Last but not least, the Klaus Fraessdorf Award. This award is in honor of Orlando Dressage’s founding father. It is open to all and is the combination of 2nd Level Test 3 and any 3rd Level test.
Orlando Dressage continues to strive to improve our shows, and in the process to give back to our community. Our Virtual Ribbon Program has been a great success! Many of you choose to select a virtual ribbon instead of a regular ribbon and place the virtual ribbon in our “Give Back to Our Community” jar. Each virtual ribbon is worth $2 then donated to a local charity. I am very happy to say that together over the last years, we have donated $1000’s for local charities. We will continue to offer virtual ribbons. The charity for the Heidelberg Cup is The Pixel Fund. The Pixel Fund will have some of their furry friends visiting us on Saturday between 11-2. All of these precious pups will be available for adoption.
Thank you for being a part of Orlando Dressage; we appreciate every one of you. If you’d like to share ways we can
improve, we want to hear about it. Our goal is to provide you and your horse the opportunity for your best showing
Best wishes to all!