Ozark Dressage Society
ODS was formed in 1988 for the purpose of uniting dressage enthusiasts
Our mission is to aid and encourage the training, use and exhibition of the dressage horse; to promote, educate and stimulate interest in dressage; to foster sportsmanship; and to establish an organization through which people with common interest can socialize.
Cathy Zappe Clinic
June 3, 4, 5 2023
Classical Dressage Training focused on improving communication between rider and horse. “I focus primarily on rider balance, the correct use of the aids, and how they influence the horse. I am passionate about my teaching and take great pleasure in my student’s success.” Cathy Zappe Credentials and Achievements >Active FEI Competitor >USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist >USDF Gold Freestyle Bar >USDF Instructor Certification through 4th Level Teaching: 94%; Riding: 90% >Junior member of the USDF Education Faculty >Board member of the Region 3 JR/YR program
Lauren Fisher Cavaletti Clinic
All Lesson have a thoughtful exercises ranging from the beginner to the advance levels. Everything is tailored to each individual rider and a huge emphasis is placed on building horse/rider confidence. About the clinician FEI RIDER AND TRAINER, PROFESSIONAL SMOOCHER OF MUZZLES, & WANNABE COMEDIAN Lauren began what can only be described as a cringeworthy eventing career around the tender age of 5. After years of crying over fences, her decision to pursue dressage in hopes of keeping ‘four on the floor’ seemed like a logical one, even to a 12 year old. Lauren began as a working student at a young age- cleaning stalls and picking weeds to snag extra riding lessons. This quickly snowballed into full time positions for various FEI trainers in Texas, Florida, and Virginia- offering not only valuable training instruction, but also unparalleled horsemanship. Lauren has been privileged to find guidance under: Conrad Schumacher, Carol and Mary Ann Grant, Lauren Sprieser, and Michael Barisone. After years as a working student, CDI groom, and Assistant Trainer; as well as collecting her USDF Bronze and Silver Medals- Lauren left the horse paradise of the East Coast and returned to her roots in East Texas. Lauren brings a unique approach to horse training: combining a sense of humor with classical dressage. With experience starting young horses under saddle, Lauren has the tools to turn any horse into a dressage horse; and as an advocate for humane training- can mostly do so without kicking and screaming. https://darkhorsedressage.com/