NEWDA flyer winners revealed

Kris Blacklock
Special Contributor
Samantha Bailey, 7, of North Freedom, WI, was the winner of the youth division flyer contest for NEWDA Southern Chapter.

Life is a learning process. Learning is a lifelong process. Lifelong learning is a journey that never ends.

It stimulates, inspires and empowers individuals to acquire knowledge, support others along the way and apply skills learned with creativity, confidence and compassion. NEWDA Southern Chapter is serious about having fun and is committed to lifelong learning for all of our members and guests.

You are never too young or too old to set another goal, dream a new dream or create challenge opportunities that improve your horsemanship. NEWDA loves to encourage you to keep learning, inspiring others and have fun by participating a variety of clinics and demos, live and virtual shows and educational contests.

NEWDA Southern Chapter, committed to encouraging you and sharing the benefits of dressage, recently hosted a dressage flyer contest for ALL ages.  Contestants were asked to submit an 8 ½” x 11” flyer illustrating and explaining any of the following four topics: Getting Started in Dressage, Dressage Court, Dressage Training Pyramid or Benefits of Dressage. All proceeds were donated to the NEWDA Scholarship program.

The winners are:

5-12 yr. Youth Division -  1st place, Samantha Bailey,7, North Freedom WI.

18 & older Adult Amateur - 1st place, Michelle Bailey, North Freedom WI.

Honorable Mention – Kris Blacklock, Prairie du Sac WI.

Kris Blacklock's flyer in the Adult Amateur division garnered honorable mention.

Missed this opportunity?  Well we have several more contests planned in several age divisions. Dressage Art Contest entries are due Sept. 1. Simply create a dressage artwork expression of your choice (coloring book page, clip art, pencil drawing, origami, painting, quilt top or pillow, glass work, garden art, jewelry, metal sculpture, etc. that illustrates dressage and submit a photo of your artwork. Include a brief narrative (50-100 words) as to what inspired your art. All proceeds benefit the NEWDA Scholarship program.

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