Inland Communities Chapter


January 2018 Chair Message:

Greetings, ICC members and friends

First, be sure to reserve your spot at our Awards Banquet on Jan. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Isabella's Italian Ristorante, 330 Sixth St., #112, Redlands.

Adults eat for $25 and may select from Eggplant Parmesan, Rosemary Chicken or Angel Hair Pasta with Marinara Sauce.

Kids' plates are $15 and are Buttered Noodles or Noodles with Marinara.

The meal includes salad and rolls, bottomless drinks of coffee, tea, water, etc. There is a no-host bar.

Isabella's is a wonderful place. Reservations are due by Jan. 17, and you can pay at the door.

We'll introduce the new board members and hold our wonderful raffle--every dinner ticket gets a raffle ticket, so you start out a winner!

Raffles and the year-end awards will be given out during dinner. It will be a GREAT evening.

Secondly, I received this from a CDS member. Read it, visit the link, and sign the petition regarding CDS's executive board proposal to change the Championship Shows to eliminate divisions and raise fees.

Read the proposed changes (and the comments) and cast your vote.

A group of CDS members has developed a petition to request CDS to rescind the changes to the Annual Show. The goal is to ask for member input, and to see if there is truly a problem. Although CDS has stated there is a capacity issue, both facilities (LAEC and MEC) have handled larger Championship shows in prior years. We do not feel that cutting the number of tests in half and adding an additional fee is a reasonable solution.

If you agree, please sign the petition, and forward it to your CDS friends, share on FB, just get it circulating.

Kathy Young
ICC Chair
(760) 953-8682 (talk-text)

Amateur Clinic Information for 2018:

I received a note from Nicole Bhathal, our Southern Regional Representative for CDS, regarding the Southern CDS Linda O'Carroll Memorial Adult Amateur clinic with clinician Melissa Cresswick.

As you may remember, the southern clinic date was changed from the first weekend in May to mid-April so it did not compete with our "first Saturday in May" one-star CDS show.

The "southern clinic" dates are April 13-15, the location is W Farms, 2929 English Road, Chino Hills.

Details for eligibility are posted below. We will draw the name of the representative and two alternates at our February IC meeting since the names of these lucky riders must be submitted to CDS by March 1. We will PROBABLY meet February 14, the second Wednesday.

Submit your name, contact information (address, email, telephone number) as well as a brief biography (with whom you train, your horse's background--age, breed, experience level, etc.) to Lena Persson by February 13. Her email is

The rider/horse biography for each rider (the chapter representative and the alternates) to the Southern Regional rep. This will help the clinic organizers schedule the riders for the clinician.

We will also have information on this event at our awards banquet Jan. 20 at Isabella's in Redlands (330 Sixth St.).

Riders must be adult amateurs 22 years of age or older. The same rider cannot ride in two consecutive yearly clinics. The riders must be able to ride walk/trot/canter with correct diagonals and leads (Training 1, minimal). Horse must be sound and fit; ideally the horse and rider (the "team") have been riding together for at least six months.

More information on these qualifications is available on (don't forget the hyphen). Look to the right and find Amateur Clinic links (there is also information about the Junior Clinics for 2018).

Any questions, please contact me. To submit, send to Lena (email above).

And don't forget--the date to reserve your spot and meal for the Awards banquet is 1/17/18. Send your reservation and menu choice to me by then. Pay at the door.