2016 Award Standings Posted!

11 10 2016

We’ve posted the current award standings for both Rated Show and Schooling/Prospect Awards. You have until the end of October to correct these scores and standings.

Please reference the award rules for specifics.

We still are accepting nominations for the Donna Enerson Good Sportsmanship Award! Send us your nominations at LVCCDS@gmail.com


Schedule for Conrad Clinic!

7 04 2016

Auditors are invited from 8AM to 4PM. Please do not arrive early.

Our thanks to Linda Montgomery for hosting this wonderful clinic, and Dawna Kuhlmey Dressage for inviting the LVCCDS community to attend! The facility address is

8825 W La Madre Way


Please be respectful that this is at a private home and park on the street.

Walk up prices to audit are 45$ per day or 80$ for the weekend.

8:00 Dawna Kuhlmey – Roulette PSG
8:45 Mary Brann – Petit Syrah – I1
9:30 Patty Mayer – Cato – PSG
10:15 Bettina Loy – Cayenne – 3rd
11:00 Terri Rocovich – Uiver – GP OR Redowa Star – 4th
Lunch – 11:45 – 12:45
12:45 Pearlie Rohrbacher – Veelion – 3rd
13:30 Anke Herbert – Fandango – GP
14:15 Terri Rocovich – Uiver – GP or Redowa Star – 4th
15:00 Raja Lahti McMahon – Carette DG – PSG
15:45 Susan Peacock – Hobo – PSG

8:00 Terri Rocovich – Uiver – GP or Redowa Star – 4th
8:45 Patty Mayer – Cato – PSG
9:30 Raja Lahti McMahon – Carette DG – PSG
10:15 Bettina Loy – Cayenne – 3rd
11:00 Terri Rocovich – Uiver – GP or Redowa Star – 4th
Lunch – 11:45 – 12:45
12:45 Susan Peacock – Hobo – PSG
13:30 Anke Herbert – Fandango – GP
14:15 Dawna Kuhlmey – Roulette PSG
15:00 Angela Mountain – Valisk – 3rd
15:45 Mary Brann – Petit Syrah – I1



Conrad Schumacher is coming to Las Vegas!

12 03 2016

Mark your calendar and buy your ticket! Conrad Schumacher is coming to Las Vegas April 8, 9, and 10! Audit spots for Saturday and Sunday are available, so order your seat now. Prices paid in advance are $60 for both days, $35 for individual days. Lunch will be provided to those who preregister. The rides begin at 8:30 and will continue until 4:00pm. You can purchase tickets via PayPal on our Donate page!

Limited tickets will be available at the door for $80 for the weekend, $45 for individual days.

Volunteers are needed to run the check- in table and will be allowed to audit the clinic for free! Please email us at LVCCDS@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer for this amazing opportunity.

Location: The clinic is being hosted at Linda Montgomery’s lovely private dressage facility, located at 8825 W La Madre Way  Las Vegas, NV 89149. Only a limited number of audit seats are available! Purchase yours in advance to ensure you get a seat!

About the Clinician:

Conrad was born on his family’s 300 acre farm in Neuhof, south of Frankfurt. He sat on his first pony when he was 4 years old. His passion for dressage was ignited during his long association as pupil of mentor Dr. Josef Neckerman. At the age of 32, after 10 years successfully riding at the national and international level, Conrad focused his extensive knowledge and experience on training others. He began with the German juniors and young rider teams. As his experience and successes grew, Conrad began to understand the importance of placing more emphasis on educating the rider.
Enhancing the rider’s physical and mental awareness to create maximum harmony with the horse is now the cornerstone of Conrad’s training philosophy. This dressage training philosophy has developed into a system with which he has trained of 4000 rider/horse combinations around the world. The results are impressive!

Olympic Games (Dutch Team):

  • 1992 team silver
  • 1996 team silver, individual bronze
  • 2000 team silver

World Championships (Dutch Team):

  • 1994 team silver, individual bronze
  • 1998 team silver

European Championships (Dutch Team):

  • 1993 team bronze
  • 1995 team silver
  • 1997 team silver
  • 1999 team silver
  • 2001 team silver
In training riders all over the world, Conrad attributes a great deal of his success to the experience of teaching in other countries, where he has discovered variations of training and riding traditions. In his efforts to teach students from such different backgrounds, he has developed a specific formula and regime to ensure that the best results are achieved by all.
His focus on mental fitness and rider awareness are enhanced and developed through his training of the horse with the basic foundations of the scales of training, his prerequisites for optimum performance and his selection of working patterns to achieve correct execution of movements throughout the levels.
We are very excited to have a clinician of his experience and talent in the Las Vegas area, and we are thrilled to be invited to participate in this private clinic experience. Our thanks to Dawna Kuhlmey Dressage for organizing and hosting this event and inviting LVC CDS to audit.

You are cordially invited…

25 01 2016

“All that glitters….”

Congrads to all our 2015 Champions and our new USDF Medalists!

We hope you will join us for the
2015 LVCCDS Awards Banquet and Silent Auction Fundraiser 

February 27, 2016

TPC Summerlin

Doors open at 6:00 PM

Adults: $50
Children 12 and under: $25
Seating is limited. RSVP by February 19.

You can purchase tickets (please designate barn/table preference with payment):

Please consider donating to our silent auction! We receive no funding from our parent organization, and so the silent auction is our primary fundraising event for the annual awards, schooling show class sponsorships, and other chapter events. If you have items to donate, you can contact us at LVCCDS@gmail.com, or directly coordinate with Angel Pitton, Pearlie Rohrbacher, or Allison Bonanno.

The Fall Newsletter is out!

5 10 2015

Check your inbox or click here to read our fall newsletter!

Happy Riding!

The USDF Convention is Coming HERE!

3 10 2015

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Contact: Ross Creech (859) 971-7038

The Adequan/USDF Annual Convention is Coming to Las Vegas

Lexington, KY (September 17, 2015) – The 2015 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention is coming to Las Vegas, December 2-5.  Join the fun at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, which offers three live shows, 13 restaurants, and luxury amenities.  The annual convention offers a perfect opportunity to network with your peers, learn from some of the country’s most respected veterinarians and experts, and keep abreast with the latest developments through various forums and roundtable discussions.   The week caps off with the Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet, where we celebrate the achievements of competitors and honor dressage legends and volunteers.

USDF is privileged to have some of the country’s most respected veterinarians joining us for our extensive education lineup this year.  These presenters will cover topics ranging from lameness, digestive health, and alternative therapies, to the impact of arena footing, drugs and medications, and more.  In addition to the education presentations, USDF will also be offering interactive education opportunities including morning exercise classes and open forums in regard to competitions, group membership organizations, and youth.             Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend open committee meetings, USDF Regional Meetings, and the Board of Governors General Assembly where they can share ideas and see their elected officers and delegates discuss and vote on the present and future of USDF.  Other highlights of the convention include the Welcome Party and the Youth Silent Auction, which provides a prime opportunity to bid on some great holiday gifts as well as supporting the Youth Convention Scholarship Fund.

For more information about the convention, or to register, please visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org/convention/.

Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.  For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, e-mail usdressage@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.


Last chance to check the annual award standings!

3 10 2015

With the conclusion of the Bridlewood Schooling Show, we had some movement in the schooling show awards.

We’ll be accepting corrections (Email us at LVCCDS@GMAIL.COM) to these standings through October 16, 2015. After that, they become final!

Congrads to all our winners!

Rated Show Standings Here

Schooling Show Standings Here

Award Rules Here.

And don’t forget, at any time you can nominate someone for the Donna Enerson Good Sportsmanship Award – the highest honor of our Chapter.

2015 Preliminary Award Standings are Published

31 07 2015

We’ve just published the current Year End award standings for 2015. Remember that the award year ends September 30, 2015 and since there are no further shows scheduled in the Vegas area (that we know of – lets us know if you hear of anything!), these standings are close to being final.

If you have a correction, please let us know! Email us at LVCCDS@gmail.com

Rated Show Standings Here

Schooling Show Standings Here

Award Rules Here.

And don’t forget, at any time you can nominate someone for the Donna Enerson Good Sportsmanship Award – the highest honor of our Chapter.



Century Club Ride this weekend!!!

13 05 2015
This weekend we have a very special ride…A Century Club Ride!  Please make plans to watch and celebrate this achievement for Thann Hanchett!

Come join us on Saturday at Cooper Ranch when we cheer on former Las Vegas resident Thann Hanchett as he qualifies for The Dressage Foundation’s Century Club. Thann has been a constant in the Southwestern equestrian community for decades and we are thrilled he’s come home to Vegas to achieve this amazing milestone.
There are just over 200 Century Club members in the United States. The Century Club recognizes Dressage riders and horses whose combined age totals 100 years or more. Horse and rider perform a Dressage test of any level, at a Dressage show or event, and are scored by a Dressage judge or professional.
Thann is currently scheduled to ride on Saturday at 11:56 right before the lunch break at Cooper Ranch. There will be a presentation after his ride, and cake! Thann will be riding a Dutch Warmblood who was bred and shown to PSG by LVCCDS member Ann King – Thann was her first dressage instructor and she is thrilled to be able to be a part of the amazing achievement in his equestrian life.

2014 Awards Banquet!

8 12 2014

2014 Annual Awards Banquet
4:00 PM
Sunday January 11, 2015
Las Vegas Country Club

Come celebrate your “Winter Blues” away!!! Awards will be presented to our year end champions!
Plated dinner
Cash bar
Silent Auction
Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite blue business casual attire!

Tickets—$50 per adult, $25 per Youth 12 and under
LVCCDS Members will receive an invitation in the mail, but you can buy your tickets NOW on-line at