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Almost August Quick Update

July was a great month for TEV-CDS!

Our last rated show of the season, July Jubilee, is in the books. Thank you to all of our volunteers, judges, and competitors who made it a such a success!

The July 21 Black Dog Schooling show was its usual well run production by Team Binkley.

Thank you Melissa Creswick for the July 16 clinic and to Jim and Carol Tice at RockingT Ranch for hosting.

The current volunteer hours are here on the website.  MAKE SURE you have fulfilled your volunteer hour requirement or that you pay the nominating fee to ensure you receive your hard earned awards.

We have scheduled another Melissa Creswick clinic AND another Erica Jannson Cavaletti clinic for this fall. Stay tuned!

TEV-CDS is co-hosting the Southern RAAC Aug 10-12.  Volunteers will be needed! Check the TEV-CDS Facebook page and watch your email for info.

June Update/July Show/Creswick clinic!

Thank you Chris and Lynn Binkley for another great Schooling Show at Black Dog! The cool weather was a nice surprise and we hear there were some great rides.  We are so lucky to have these professionally run schooling shows as something that TEV-CDS can  offer the local riding community. Thank you Black Dog and thank you competitors and supporters.

The prize list for the July 14-15  show is up under show Info.  Warm ups will be in the indoor! Stay cool before your ride!

Our July judge, Melissa Creswick, will be holding a clinic the following Monday, July 16, at Rocking T Ranch in Temecula. Rides are 125$ per 45 minute lesson and Melissa welcomes all levels and Western Dressage riders as well. This is a great opportunity.  Contact Carol Tice for info and to sign up at or 714.514.5606

Happy Memorial Day!

Thanks to all who came to ride and audit the Erika Jansson Cavaletti Clinic!  It was a great day. Photos under Chapter News here on the website and also on Facebook!

The June show is coming up fast. Have you contacted Carol Tice to volunteer yet? We need someone to man the Awards booth in the horse show office for Saturday and Sunday morning; a runner or two, and scribes etc.  Thank you to all of the competitors! Its going to be very well attended! We are looking forward to seeing you all!

The first of the Schooling Show Series at Black Dog Farm is also coming up June 16! Lynn and Chris Binkley work hard for us to have our Schooling Shows at their wonderful property.  See the premium at the Show Info link for contact information and to volunteer.

Cavaletti Clinic Ride Times!

Thanks to all who have signed up for this weekend’s Erika Jannson Cavaletti Clinic!

TEV-CDS will have cold drinks but we are not offering food so bring your own snacks or lunch! Auditors are very welcome; bring your own chairs if you can.

Ride times can be found here:

Info on the clinic can be found here:

Erika Jannson coming to Temecula!

TEV-CDS is sponsoring a Cavaletti Clinic with Erika Jannson! May 26-27 at Carol Tice’s barn Rocking T Ranch. Cavaletti work is beneficial, interesting, and fun for both horse and rider. Erika is a well known NorCal trainer and clinician and has developed Cavaletti exercises specifically for sport horses.  While not required, you are encouraged to ride both days as the work will build throughout.
Auditors are welcome at no charge. TEV-CDS will provide drinks but not food.

For info on Erika and the clinic go to:

Cavaletti Clinic with Erika Jansson 2018 SREC PDF

For the sign up form to scan or mail to Carol go to:

Cavaletti form

Discounts for early sign up and TEV-CDS members!

For info or questions call Carol Tice at 714.514.5606 or email

AA Clinic Report!

Babs Boruch was our Chapter representative at the CDS Adult Amateur clinic. She had a wonderful time and wrote about it thusly:

“A big thank you to Melissa Creswick, CDS, TEV, W Farms and Nicole Bhathal for organizing such a wonderful clinic! What a great group of riders we had as well! The entire weekend was a positive experience and learning from Melissa was a real treat. I loved how engaged and motivated she is to bring out the best in each horse/rider combo. She is able to truly understand what works and doesn’t work for each individual horse and rider. And very quickly figured out how I learn best and how my horse understands things clearly. I had several ‘aha’ moments during my lessons and her evaluation of my riding, my horse and our learning moments was spot on. This made the whole learning process even more effective. It was great to be able to ride with such an experienced, knowledgeable horse lady who brought both her experience as a judge, trainer and rider to the table. The weekend was a successful, fun learning experience for me and my horse! Thanks again to everyone who made this clinic possible for all of us to enjoy, make new friends and learn from the expert. California weather, wonderful hostess, beautiful facility, welcoming atmosphere, well organized, great fellow riders, beautiful horses and a top clinician…..what else can an Adult Amateur rider ask for! ”


April Update

Congratulations to Barbara Boruch for being accepted to the CDS Adult Amateur Clinic this weekend. TEV-CDS is happy to offer our AA’s an opportunity to attend these great clinics. Auditors are welcomed and encouraged!The link to the schedule and information is here :  2018-AA South Schedule-03   

There is a new FB group associated with the TEV-CDS page! Its where all  can share thoughts, events, things for sale, updates, photos, and anything and everything else. Please join and make TEV-CDS part of your social network! Fill us in!

You can also send me your news of new horses, photos, etc at for inclusion in the Member News section.

TEV-CDS will hosting a Cavaletti Clinic with Erikka Jansson! Stay tuned! Find out more about Erika at


March 26 2018

Thanks to all volunteers and competitors who came to our first Rated show of the 2018 series! We appreciate your support and willingness to check out the new venue. Comments were very positive throughout the weekend and all in all it was a successful show.  It was so great to be able to go in to the indoor when the rains came!

We can’t thank the volunteers enough, especially those who had to deal with the rain on Saturday. Donna Weinberg and Tiffany Silverman were our scribes for the weekend. Debbie Knowlton was our very capable announcer both days. Dominique Estrada, Chloe Krainoch , Jackie Real Salas, and Linda Hamilton were ring stewards. The outside set up crews included Glenn Leisure and his willing weekend visitors. The outside tear down was probably done in record breaking time since we had Dominique, Linda, Chloe, Debbie along with the resident all around CRC magician, Auggie, who also made sure our footing was worked as often as we asked. And we should not forget the endless hours the TEV-CDS directors donated to this show. Diana Muravez and Abby Kogler were the smiles that greeted you in the show and awards office, Elaine Hamilton capably and quickly had the scored calculated and posted, and Carol Tice zoomed around via the golf cart putting out fires and keeping everything going smoothly.

There were a few firsts for our chapter at this show. We had the pleasure to watch Marti Thurman and “Tap” ride her test to be awarded her Century Ride ribbon!  We offered  Prix Caprilli classes both days and were impressed with the rides.

Thank you Cookie Scane, Auggie, and Casner Ranch for everything you did for us this weekend, and to you, our members and competitors for your support.

Hello Spring!

Thank you all for the patience regarding our Rated Show decisions and changes. Its official: our Rated Show Series will consist of three CDS/WDAA/CWADA shows: March 10-11; June 2-3; and July 14-15. We will be holding the Series at CRC Ranch (aka Casner’s) 34520 De Portola Rd, Temecula CA. Its a big change and we will miss Galway but we think its the right decision for us at this time.

The Awards Luncheon was great. Good food, nice prizes, happy faces, proud parents, spouses, and friends. Let us know how you liked the luncheon format as opposed to an evening party. We aim to please and will be starting to plan next years Awards Party, so let us know your thoughts.

We are not, as a Chapter, providing the volunteers for the Galway Events this year.  More volunteer opportunities coming though, stay tuned!

Check the Show Info link for all show dates and award protocol!

The CDS Adult Amateur Clinic is April 13-15; info at

The CDS Jr/YR Clinic is June 8-10; info at

Carol Tice is Chair this year, Abby Kogler Co-Chair, Diana Muravez and Carmen Wernimont Members at Large, and Elaine Hamilton Secretary.  Feel free to contact us at any time with thoughts, ideas, suggestions, concerns as we strive to represent you. We are looking forward to 2018!

December 27 Winter Update

The Board at TEV-CDS hopes you all had a sweet and cheerful holiday season. We approach the New Year with lots of plans. Let’s kick off the New Year at an Awards Luncheon, Saturday January 13, where we will fete our Champions, bid on cool Silent Auction items, and buy raffle tickets in hopes of some great winnings. Evites are sent.  If you did not receive one please let Abby  know at! We will see you at Rodrigo’s Mexican Grill in Temecula at 12:00 pm! $35.00 per person.

Watch for a Constant Contact update. Show dates are posted!