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With the fall season around the corner (maybe??), Central Plains Dressage has an action packed calendar and we want everyone to be aware of the upcoming events!

Plan on being at the Ride-a-Test event on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Valley View in Stillwater. This is an exciting new event that allows riders the opportunity to practice a test, get immediate feedback, and even ride the test again to see how you improve.  All Ride-a-Test fees go directly to Central Plains Dressage.  Rides are scheduled on a casual first come first serve basis. Check in with the gate attendant and your name will be called. Don’t feel like riding? No problem! For $5 you can sit with Robin and get a “judge’s perspective” of what they are looking for in a perfect 10! 

Has your pony outgrown its show slinky? Have you moved up to a Shadbelly and no longer need your show coat? Bring all of your gently used gear to the USED TACK SALE on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – 9:00 am – 12:00 PM @ Valley View in Stillwater. Depending on how large your equine hoarding ability may be, we have the option for you!  Proceeds from tack space fees go directly to Central Plains Dressage.

Option 1: Rent a space, bring a table and your items. SMALL AREA (8×8) $15.00; MEDIUM AREA (stall size) $25.00; LARE AREA (20×20) $40.00

Option 2: donate your clean & in good condition items to CPD

See attached flyer for details or contact to reserve space or ask any questions.


Are you a CPDS member? An adult amateur rider? Want to have a say in the direction of the board? LOVE CPDS? If so, we want you on the board! Nominations for 2 board positions are due OCTOBER 4th. Please send your bio to Chris Cashel @ 

Do you have a song that matches your Passofino’s prance? Sign up for the 2nd annual FREESTYLE FESTIVAL on NOVEMBER 9th at Valley View in Stillwater. Contact Robin Hessel at

*****SAVE THE DATE*****

NOVEMBER 9th – VALLEY VIEW, STILLWATER – AGM, Year-end Awards Freestyle Festival. 


The CPDS Newsletter has been a point of pride for the organization. Every month since our inception Nancy Spring has produced a fresh edition of the newsletter. It offered current information and editorials that have kept members “in the loop” about what is happening with our club.

The modern and professional artwork enhanced the publication and we are grateful for Nancy’s efforts. However, due to professional and personal pressures Nancy has resigned from her position. We are grateful for her service and will now see her at horse events as a participant. Good luck Nancy and know that thank you is not enough for what you have done for CPDS.

Chris Cashel

Storms and Shows

Hi Everyone,

The CPDS board would like to recognize those that have been affected by the recent catastrophic storms. While our daily riding routine may have been interrupted by flooded arenas and soggy pastures, we are fortunate to have our dance partners and better yet, our lives. There are more storms yet to come and we will hold a collective breath and hope for the best.

If you are looking for a distraction from round the clock weather watching, we have the following upcoming opportunities…

JUNE 1st – Valley View Schooling Show – Judge Jodi Lees – Contact Stacia at Horse Show Consulting ASAP

JUNE 8th – Rocking C Schooling Show – Judge Sherry Guess

JUNE 22-23 – USEF/USDF Recognized Show @ Valley View – Judge Paula Lacey

Please see the Horse Show Consulting website for entries…

Join in the FUN!

Join in the FUN! Central Plains Dressage is hosting a TEAM COMPETITION CHALLENGE for the May 25th, June 1st and June 22-23rd shows.

How does it work? 

– Create teams of 3 or 4 with your Barn Buddies, Trail Team or other Equine Enthusiasts (any level, any division)

– Fill out form (see attached) and turn it in during the day of the show

– Top test from each rider is included in the team average

– Percentages are adjusted by level of difficulty (see attached)

– Prize for all team members

– No fee to enter

– Each show will have winners!

Let us know if you have any questions.

⭐️⭐️UPDATE⭐️⭐️April 20th Schooling Show


The April 20th schooling show with Judge Kay Kamish will be held at Cross Bar Arena in Mounds, OK. This facility features a 120/250’ indoor arena, perfect for warmup and show with good footing and excellent parking. This show is almost to capacity, please get your entries in by Tuesday. Ridetimes will be posted Wednesday evening. Lunch will be served.

5270 W 171st South

Mounds, OK