Spring Dressage Show planned at William Woods University

Cindy Canace
Cindy Canace

William Woods University will host its annual Spring Dressage Show April 16-17. The show is licensed/recognized by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Dressage Federation. The show will be held from 8 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m. Admission for spectators is free.

Offering levels from Introductory to Grand Prix, the show is open to both college and non-college competitors. Competitors from Illinois, Kansas and Arkansas are expected to compete.

This year’s judge is Cindy Canace, owner of Puddingstone Farms in Blairstown, New Jersey. A USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and a USEF “S” judge, she first discovered dressage in 1977 while living in Switzerland. Upon returning to the U.S., she became active in ESDCTA, USDF, USEF and the USET.

Canace has helped organize many judges’ forums and held highly popular Dressage adult camps. She served as adult education coordinator for USDF region 1. A popular judge, clinician and instructor, her main objective is to emphasize both proper riding equitation and correct schooling of the horse.

For more information, contact Karen Pautz, assistant professor of equestrian studies, at Karen.pautz@williamwoods.edu.