Thank you to our corporate sponsor Spalding Fly Predators.
“No Flies = Happy Horses” When the horses are happy we are happy!

A Message from the
Cowboy Dressage World Partners

First of all Cowboy Dressage World wishes you all good health and wellbeing. We know that many of you are facing difficult times. The Corona Virus and Shutdowns worldwide have left us all wondering if the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t actually a train!  We encourage you to not give up. Fight everyday to keep moving forward. Be positive when it is most difficult, be kind when you feel angry and frustrated with the current situation.  Be brave and inventive. Be vigilant for opportunities that can be hidden and disguised as hard work. Even during these times they are there. You can do this, we believe in your tenacity and strengths. CDW will be here now and when the dust settles. Stay saddled and ready to Ride!

Cowboy Dressage World Goes Virtual World Wide

Cowboy Dressage World is working hard to keep the CDW Family together. We are excited to announce that Virtual Horse Shows are now an option for those that wish stay saddled and horseback.

There are two scheduled Virtual Shows at the typing of this newsletter as well as 4 virtual shows produced by Cowboy Dressage World scheduled for 2020.

Please check the CDW calendar for more live and virtual events.  Be sure to post your CDW events there too.


We are going VIRTUAL…

“Lights, Camera, Action and RIDE!”

It is with “High Five” excitement that CDW announces it is now offering Virtual CDW Horse Shows.

Click Here for Dates, Premium Entries, Guidelines & Rules.

Cowboy Dressage of the South West Offers CDW Virtual Horse Show

Hosted by JT Horse Shows

  • Entries are OPEN for our first Virtual Cowboy Dressage Show! Come and join in the fun! To enter the show or for more information, go to
  • National and International entries welcome! Great opportunity to get feedback on your tests from Level 3 Certified Judge, Susan Dockter!
  • To enter the show:
    1. Riders submit entries, release of liability form, payment and upload video of their tests by deadline of 23rd April 2020.
    2. Judge will view videos and write up scoresheet for each test by Judge’s deadline of 30th April 2020.
    3. Show Organizer calculates awards, and announces awards via email/FB page/website
    4. Scoresheets and awards are sent to riders
  • To go directly to the Entry Form:
  • Contact Judy McKenzie at:

Marcia Moore Harrison and Davalee Minden present CDW Partnership on the Ground and Liberty Virtual Horse Show

While cancellations of our favorite horse events are happening all around us, we are choosing to keep our progress and enthusiasm on high!

We are starting our first Virtual Gathering with Cowboy Dressage Partnership on the Ground and Liberty Tests. The scores from this show will count towards CD Year End Awards and qualifying POG scores will count for CD Liberty! YAY!

So if you are new to Cowboy Dressage, please visit You will find rules, tests, court set-up, etc.

We will also have some “just for fun” opportunities for you to get your feet wet and for others who just would like a judges feedback.

So please join us for some meaningful fun!

Important Dates…
Registration Starts: APRIL 15th
Registration Closes: April 30th
FB Live Judges meeting: May 1st (private FB page)
Videos Submitted: May 4-10
Judging: May 11-15
Results: May 16th
Optional Mini Post Clinic: May 18-19
Judges: We (Davalee Minden and Marcia Moore) are official Cowboy Dressage Judges. We will be judging this first Virtual Gathering. If all goes well, who knows, maybe we can eventually have some guest judges and show ourselves ?!
We are so excited to offer this service! We believe in kindness to horse and others. We believe in partnership, Soft Feel, purity of gaits and healthy biomechanics. We also strongly believe all these things are started from the ground and carried into the saddle.
Please stay tuned for more details!

Eitan Beth-Halachmy Launches Web Based Educational Program

Eitan has been sharing his knowledge, wisdom and humor for many, many years. Many of you have read and seen his diagrams and educational posts on Face Book. He loves photo shop as many of you are well aware of.  Eitan will be featuring his educational posts now at Until May 1st this is a free opportunity to learn and educate yourself and your horse. May 1st it will go to a membership program. Yearly membership is just $50 per year. A bargain for those craving “more.” Members will have complete access to all information and posts, not just part. Take a look and Eitan hopes you will join him. He wants you to carry the torch forward….you will be the “gift” he leaves behind.

Looking Forward to the CDW Summer Live Gathering and Show…

Our June 19-21 show at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville, CA is still a go. If you are able to participate in a “live” CDW show we hope you will come and participate.  Special events and youth clinic planned.  Details will be up on our website in May.

New CDW Partnership on the Ground Tests for June 2020

CDW has been working hard on the new Partnership on the Ground Test. They are in final review and score, call sheets and diagrams are underway. It is our plan to release these new tests in June.

Social Media Tip from CDW Media Specialist Holly Royal.

Social Media and the capture of it can make a business even more successful. Holly shares some tips that will help promote your equine businesses.

Time to brush up on those social media skills! You can use these tricks on your personal or business pages.

In this order challenge yourself to do these easy daily tasks:

  1. Comment on 15 of your friends posts. Don’t just “like” them- write a sentence and connect.
  2. Take a picture of something that’s important to you
    Eg. horse, dog, family member etc Post the picture with a comment about how & why that subject is important to you.
  3. Reply comment to everyone who wrote on your #2 post.
  4. Make an interactive post, ask your friends a question. For example: What’s your favorite color show pad for a bay horse? Something your audience can have an opinion on.
  5. Reply to everyone who commented on #4 post.

Really easy, right! Now is a great time to take advantage of the audience on social media.

If you would like any help with social media strategies or marketing, please contact me.

CDW Face Book Live Round #3

Facebook Live with Dale Rumens-Partee April 24th at 7:30 pm. Subject is Bio Security in the Horse Industry. Perfect subject for these “Virus Times.”  Tune into the Cowboy Dressage World Face Book page. Email questions to Dale at: or post live during Face Book Live Session.

Facebook Live with Phil Monaghan from Australia in May. Subject: The Hackamore. Details to follow

Remember that all CDW Face Book Live Broadcasts can be reviewed and shared from the Cowboy Dressage World Face Book Page.

Cowboy Dressage World Retreat & Super Clinic

New Dates
Nov 6 – 8, 2020

Saddle up for what promises to be a much-anticipated event. Ride and learn from some of the best in the equine industry all in one beautiful location.

Expect quality education, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a real ranch experience, entertainment, and many “Ah ha” moments.

Featuring Cowboy Dressage World Clinicians:

For Information on each clinician, please visit their website.


November 6-8, 2020


Jody Grimm and Dave Ellis’s LS Ranch

31315 Hot Springs Road, Porterville, CA 93257

Costs and more

Retreat Cost $1200 for riders (only 20 rider slots available)

Auditors $100 per day. Includes Lunch. Dinner on Sat $20 BYOB

Cost Includes Dry Camping-RV, pen (limited spaces available and for riders only)

Meals included. Fri, Sat, Sun Lunch. Dinner/Entertainment Sat pm

Riders must commit to all three days.

There will be a small number of horses available from Jody and Dave.
Please contact Jody for information.

For Complete Schedule: [CLICK HERE]

For test, rules, court etc., visit this link:

April 2020 Issue
Lyn Ringrose Moe and Star are our Covergirls.

Cowboy Dressage is the feature article in Horseman’s News

Sponsored by Spalding Fly Predators

Fly season is just around the corner….predator up!

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Thank you and Happy Trails!

Eitan, Debbie, Lyn, and Garn