Special Congratulations to Nancy Sobba for Joining the Dressage Foundation’s Century Club

Nov 20, 2014 by

Nan Sobba after her Century Ride and presentation of 2 dozen red roses at Midsouth Academy on Saturday Nov 22nd. Congrats!

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Nancy Sobba will ride on November 22, at Mid-South Dressage Academy so plan to attend to this milestone moment if you can!

LOCAL EQUESTRIAN TO JOIN ELITE CLUB HONORING SENIOR RIDERS AND HORSES

November 10, 2014 – Nancy Sobba of Jacksonville, AR, will be inducted into special group of senior dressage riders and horses on November 22nd at a horse show at Mid-South Dressage Academy in Hernando, MS.  The ages of Nancy and her horse, Velvet, qualify them to become members of The Dressage Foundation’s Century Club.

The Century Club recognizes dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more.  Nancy is 76 years old and Velvet is 24 years old. In addition to having ages totaling 100 or more, horse and rider perform a dressage test of any level at a dressage show and are scored by a dressage judge.  The Dressage Foundation provides a Century Club ribbon and wall plaque to each horse and rider team.  Local dressage clubs, family and friends help to make the ride into a celebratory event.

The Century Club was formed at The Dressage Foundation in 1996, at the suggestion of noted dressage judge and instructor, Dr. Max Gahwyler.  The intent was to encourage older dressage riders to remain active in the sport.  Since that time, the Century Club has grown into a meaningful and popular endeavor and has over 170 members to-date.

Dressage is a word drawn from the French verb for “to train.”  Dressage is both a method of training horses and a competitive sport, and is designed to develop correct movement in the horse.

For more information about The Dressage Foundation or the Century Club, please contact Jenny Johnson, Executive Director at (402) 434-8585 or visit www.dressagefoundation.org.

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The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, donor-driven organization that is dedicated to supporting and advancing the sport of dressage.  The organization solicits contributions, appropriately allocates the donations, and awards grants and scholarships to dressage riders of all ages and levels.  For more information, please visit www.dressagefoundation.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

JENNY JOHNSON, THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION

TEL (402) 434-8585, EMAIL jenny@dressagefoundation.org

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