Happy Thanksgiving, PNW High Performance Dressage Patrons!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
A little over a year ago a small group of adult amateur dressage enthusiasts with a passion for the sport of dressage began a dialogue about how to elevate the quality of dressage in our area. That dialogue turned into a vision and that vision turned into a non-profit entity – the PNW High Performance Dressage Foundation - with an all-volunteer board and staff.
Our vision is a region where the sport of dressage thrives, and riders, coaches, and judges make it a preferred destination for high quality riders and venues.
The mission of the PNW High Performance Dressage Foundation is to elevate the quality of dressage in the Pacific Northwest.
We achieve this mission and vision by:
investing in the development and visibility of our FEI talent,
creating opportunities for amateurs to benefit from the investment in our FEI community and,
invigorating collaboration within our PNW High Performance dressage community
With your support, here’s what we were able to accomplish in our dressage community:
Invested in our community
$500 - sponsor Dressage for Kids camp at Devonwood
$450 – sponsor 3 classes at the USDF Region 6 Championship show
$8000 – prize money for local shows – Summervale, Spokane, Donida, Les Bois
Invested in equine welfare
$10,000 – Brooke USA
Hosted USA Team Developing coach, Debbie McDonald for 2-day clinic
Built learning and visibility for our local FEI talent – professional, amateur, and JR/YR
Over 110 auditors for single day
Built community and learning from our local FEI trainers
2 days with over 70 auditors each day
Built partnership with SCES to help support our FEI riders’ fundraising efforts enabling sponsors to make tax deductible donations to approved riders
5 approved PNW riders
Built partnership with USEF Dressage Owners Task Force
Jennifer Williams, is working with Debbie McDonald and Christophe Theallet to pursue her goals of riding for Team USA at international competitions. She is building a syndicate to share the Olympic journey with others. If you’ve ever dreamed of being part of Team USA, contact Jennifer at 253-381-2811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alyssa Pitts earned USDF Horse of the Year honors on 2 of her horses
Quintessential Hit – PSG
Selestial R – 4th Level
Paige Ruhl earned her USDF Gold Medal on Yahtzee
Adrienne Lyle was chosen to represent Team USA in the FEI Dressage Nations Cup Series
Thank you, again, for making 2017 such a successful inaugural year for the Foundation and we look forward to collaborating with the community in 2018 to host high quality and high impact dressage events.