PVDA Ride for Life

The Potomac Valley Dressage Association

2019 Ride For Life

in support of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center


June 22 & 23

Prince George's Equestrian Center


Thank you to all of our competitors, fundraiser, sponsors,

vendors, donors and volunteers.

We really could not do it without you!  

  Read Barbara Strawson's thoughtful recollection of the genesis of Ride for Life and Lauren Sprieser's recollections of riding in the Dancing Horse Challenge.  Watch the powerful video from Dr. Doris Quintana, Johns Hopkins University Surgical Oncology Fellow in Breast Surgery.
Message from Barbara Strawson
Recollections on PVDA Ride for Life by Lauren Spriser
Video of Dr. Doris Quintana
  Dr. Dombrowska

2018 JHU Fellow - Dr. Agnes Dombrowska

Did you know that 100% of the donations received at PVDA Ride for Life support the Surgical Oncology Fellowship in Breast Surgery at JHU? We are pleased to announce that Dr. Euhus has made the selection for the 2018-2019 Breast Surgery Fellow. Agnieszka Dombrowska (Agnes) came to the U.S. from Poland in 2000. She immediately became involved in assisting low income families and special needs children. She received her B.S. in Biology (summa cum laude) from George Mason University in 2008. She received her medical degree from Kirksville Osteopathic College in 2013. She will complete a General Surgery Residency at the Cleveland Clinic affiliate, South Point Hospital, in May 2018. Agnes is an exceptionally intelligent, articulate and compassionate physician. Her passion is to care for women with breast cancer and to help advance the science of breast surgical oncology.

Rider Donations

Rider donations consist of personal or business pledges, and you can DONATE ONLINE DIRECTLY TO JHU IN SUPPORT OF A PARTICULAR RIDER OR TO MAKE A PERSONAL OR BUSINESS PLEDGE.


Sponsorships enable PVDA to support the Ride for Life. There are several Sponsorship opportunities and levels. For SPONSORSHIP to PVDA, please go to: BECOME A SPONSOR.

Fundraiser Freestyle

Welcome to our Fundraiser Freestyle. The format of the “Fundraiser Freestyle” is a single un-judged class, regardless of level, open to individuals wishing to raise funds for the PVDA Ride for LifeTM. The “Fundraiser Freestyle” is being ridden concurrently, but outside of the Recognized Show. Our riders may have chosen to ride a Musical Freestyle TOC Class, or a USEF or FEI TOC in celebration of someone (e.g. a survivor or in memoriam) or a true “free” style and just for fun! Our riders each made a minimum donation to ride in the class, all of which goes directly to JHU. We require that they wear approved Helmets and while we permit and encourage costumed participation, each rider will keep the safety & well-being of their horse at the top of their list. At conclusion of the “Fundraiser Freestyle” you will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to vote for your favorite horse and rider team via People’s Choice! All proceeds from the People’s Choice will also go to JHU and will be included in the total amount raised by the rider in the Fundraiser Freestyle, and will be the basis for selecting the winners of the class - to three places by Division (Open, Adult Amateur and Jr/Yr). Enter the Fundraiser Freestyle