Welcome to the Dressage under the Oaks IV Show
Presented by Orlando Dressage, Inc.
COATS ARE WAIVED FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND
A special welcome to our ’S’ judges this weekend, Agnes Billington and Pam Wooding .
Our September show is our Alzheimer’s Awareness show and fundraiser for the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in memory of Susan Woods. Many of you remember Susan through her judging, riding and teaching dressage as well as being the wife of our judge, Bill Woods. We will be implementing our virtual ribbon program at this show. Orlando Dressage will donate $3 to the Alzheimer’s Walk, in memory of Susan, for every virtual ribbon instead of a regular ribbon handed out in the office. This year’s September Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be conducted as many socially distant neighborhood mini walks due to the Covid situation. The money we raise will go to care, support, and especially to research to find the cure for this heretofore incurable disease. Would you like to do more? Go to this link to make a direct contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association: http://act.alz.org/goto/BillWoods
We plan on having a great show even though we have to have Covid 19 protocals in place. USEF has mandated that everyone must wear a mask or face covering at all times, unless mounted on a horse. I encourage all of you to review the USEF Mandatory Requirements for Participants. You may access it here. A complete notebook that has all of the information will also be located outside the office. Here is a summary form of the highpoints of the participants’ requirements.
¨ Practice social distancing. USEF has made it mandatory to wear a face mask or face covering at all times. I encourage you to follow this strict requirement. USEF has actually sent people from Lexington to report infractions of this rule. They have even threatened to shut down horse shows. People on horseback are not required to wear a face covering while riding but still keep distance between horses.
¨ To protect others from possibly contacting the virus, please self-monitor. If you or anyone of your support staff have tested positive for COVID 19 or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive within the last two weeks, please stay home. (Some exclusions may apply, such as health care personal.)
¨ Please take your and your support staff’s temperature every morning before entering the showgrounds. Anyone with a temperature of 99.5 degrees or higher may not enter the showgrounds.
¨ If you exhibit any COVID 19 symptoms, please stay home.
¨ Participants and their support staff are required to sign the required USEF Waiver and Release of Liability Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement. A copy is attached.
¨ To protect Carlie and Alice in the office, we will be allowing only one person at a time in the office. A face covering must be worn. Texting Carlie at 352-215-0710 with changes and requests will also limit their exposure.
We will have open schooling on Friday in all of the rings. If it gets too crowded we will rotate in groups.
We will allow early access to the showgrounds in an effort to minimize overcrowding.
I know all of you care about your competitor friends and will consciously make the right decisions.
Anyone with questions may contact me at 352-406-9886.
I look forward to seeing all of you, even though it will be from a distance.
We will take this all in stride and still have a wonderful, fun show!
Take care, stay safe and healthy!