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SBC CDS Utility Trailer Drive

Happy Holidays, Fellow Chapter Members!

What a perfect time of year to launch our STORAGE TRAILER fundraiser drive!

Let’s give ourselves and our Chapter a timely holiday gift!!

We are in search of a 6’x12′, single-axle utility trailer to store our dressage arenas and show equipment.  Currently, our Chapter rents two storage spaces: one to store the arena (outside under a tarp) and the second for various boxes of show equipment.  These storage spaces cost the Chapter over $600 per year plus occasional moving costs.

We welcome any ideas you may have. Perhaps you have such a trailer, or know of one that we can purchase or have donated to our Chapter. Please contact Mary Couch with any leads you might have.

Of course, all donations are tax deductible, and this is a great time of year to squeeze in those last-minute tax deductions!

We would appreciate any donation, however small. We are working to establish a PayPal online payment plan on our website, but in the meantime, you can send a check made out to

SBC-CDS (please note for trailer)

Mail to:

Mary Couch

Thank you all so very much!  Wishing you, your family, and your equine companion a very healthy and happy holiday!!

Mary Couch

SBCDS Wins Newsletter Award

Congratulations to Lindsey Reed, our Newsletter Editor, and to all who helped contribute articles and photos to make our newsletter the best in California. The award was given at the CDS Annual Meeting, along with a $500 check that will be used to underwrite chapter educational activities.

Speaking of educational activities, if you haven’t completed the online survey regarding these – please do it today!

2014 DASC Year-End Awards

The Dressage Association of Southern California (DASC) held its annual year-end awards banquet this past Sunday, January 18th, at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Woodland Hills. A handful of members of SB-CDS attended and enjoyed a huge Italian feast, socializing with friends from around the region, a silent auction, and cowboy poetry.

SB-CDS members receiving DASC 2014 Year-End Awards were:

2014 DASC Year End Performance Awards
Training Level – Adult Amateur Division
Fourth Place Champion – Istala – Karen Christensen -66.95
Sixth Place Champion – Cortina – Maraka MacDonald – 64.331

Training Level – Open Division
Reserve Champion – Esbelto CL – Nicole Chastain-Price – 70.4

Second Level Adult Amateur Division
Champion – Cognito – Maraka MacDonald – 64.678

Third Level – Open Division
Champion – Rivendall – Charlotte Bredahl – 72.373

Fourth Level – Open Division
Champion – Rivendall – Charlotte Bredahl – 71

PSG – Open Division
Reserve Champion – Westpoint – Charlotte Bredahl – 67.434
Third Place Champion – Wroxanne – Suzanne Galsterer – 67.039

Intermediare I – Open Division
Champion – Wroxanne – Suzanne Galsterer – 70.46
Reserve Champion – Westpoint – Charlotte Bredahl – 67.368
Eighth Place Champion – Barolo Gold – Julie Corlett – 61.842

2014 DASC Breed Recognition Awards
Danish Warmblood Champion — Chanel – Charlotte Bredahl – 69.211
Holsteiner Champion — Cortina – Maraka MacDonald – 64.331
Iberian Breeds Champion — Esbelto CL – Nicole Chastain-Price – 70.4
Swedish Warmblood — Reserve Champion – Barolo Gold – Julie Corlett – 61.842

Local Calendar of Dressage Shows & Clinics Available

New Calendar for Central Coast Dressage Events

SB-CDS is now hosting a calendar of local events to promote our dressage community. Visit the calendar page to see shows, clinics and other events in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities.

We welcome your submissions for our calendar, the best way to reach us is via our Facebook page.

As a reminder, sometimes we share events and clinics sponsored by other organizations in order to foster our riding community. The SB-CDS has no involvement in coordinating or presenting these events. If you’d like further information regarding a particular event, please check the calendar event details for contact and sponsor information.