Michigan Celebrates WDAMI’s 2015 Year End Award Winners

WDAMI hosted it’s 2015 Year End Award program on February 27, 2016! Complete with a fabulous luncheon menu, silent auction items and door prizes, Michigan members and their guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of comradery and presentations.

Our speakers for the program were Joanne Coy and Jessica Shier. Joanne is participating in the WDAA Judges Program and shared the many things she has been learning in the program. An advocate for western dressage and honoring the horse, Joanne has been an avid horse owner and rider for her entire life. Jessica is WDAMI Board member and she gave an enthusiastic presentation about the Michigan organization. She has been actively involved in preparing and showing for the last few years. Articulate and inspiring, Jess motivates her listeners to get out there and join WDAMI, show and have fun! Thank you, Ladies for your presentations to our program!!

Plus, so many thanks to our outstanding WDAMI secretary, Rachel Belcher, for organizing our banquet. She worked in the wings and, as always, made this event a delightful time for all.
Western Dressage Association® of Michigan Award winners for 2015 include: Rachel Lucas-Open Intro and Open Novice Horse Year End Championships and two high percent ribbons; Chris Potter-Open Basic and Open Basic Novice Horse Championships and two high percent ribbons; Jennifer Kiser-Adult Amateur Intro and Adult Amateur Intro Novice Horse Year End Championships, Adult Amateur Basic Reserve Champion. Adult Amateur Basic Novice Horse Reserve Champion and two high percent ribbons; Kim Nobel-Adult Amateur Basic, Adult Amateur Basic Novice Horse and Adult Amateur Level 1 Year End Championships and three high percent ribbons; Kathy Juhas-Adult Amateur Level 1 Reserve Champion; Mary Lynne Zylstra-Adult Amateur Pony Basic Year End Championship and a high percent ribbon.


The Year End Championship winners were awarded the WDAMI Belt Buckle, a beautiful award created for us by the Texas based Lone Star Silversmith Company. Congratulations to our supportive Award winners and their guests!! We are so very proud of you!


Left to right: Chris Potter, Kathy Juhas, Janine Holmes (instructor and barn owner from Serenity Farm), Mary Lynne Zylstra, Kim Nobel, Lori(guest) and Jennifer Kiser.



Submitted by Carol Baldwin on 03/09/2016

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