PVDA Ride for Life

Rider Donations

Riders – Thank you to our Riders and Phantom Riders who Took the Challenge!

Since 2004, the Potomac Valley Dressage Association has dedicated one of its four annual licensed Dressage Shows to raise funds in support of Breast Cancer Research. We are still tabulating the results of this year’s fundraising efforts! Thank you to all who participated.  

How it Works: Riders raise donations while competing for High Pledge Ribbons and Overall High Pledge Awards. This year, we are continuing the benefits for riders raising donations for the Johns Hopkins Breast Center which include our Rider Plateau Awards (Pink, Bronze, Silver and Gold) and High Pledge Awards in five categories: Adult Amateur, Junior/Young Rider, Open, Phantom Horse and Corporate Donors.

New last year, the PVDA Ride for Life created the “Corporate Donor” cateogory (defined as companies or the dba used by a sole proprietor that donates to JHU on behalf of a rider). The same riders may bring individual (private) donations as well, but those will be counted separately towards the other categories (AA, Jr/YR, or Open), with one exception: any rider bringing donations ( bless them all) that wins or places in one High Pledge category will not be eligible to receive an award in another High Pledge category, so that as many people may be recognized for their efforts, as possible.

High Pledge Awards Results

AA – Jeannette Bair (1st)
AA- Shari Packard (2nd)
AA – Bridget Dellar (3rd)
Open – Donna Gatchell (1st)
Open – Barbara Strawson (2nd)
Open – Meg Barber (3rd)
Jr/YR – Saskia Paul (1st)
Jr/Yr – Jemma Przybocki (2nd)
Jr/Yr – Kirsten Links (3rd)
Phantom – Karen Seibert (1st)
Phantom – Carolyne Del Grosso
Phantom – Vanessa Meeks

Plateau Levels

Rides in all categories wil be awarded prizes and our beautiful PVDA Ride for Life Signature Ribbons, based on the dollar value of donations received by NOON, Monday, June 18, 2018.
Gold Level Results – Riders who raise $5000 or more
Jeannette Bair
Silver Level – Riders who riase from $2500 to $4999
Shari Packard
Bronze Level – Riders who raise from $1000 to $2499
Barbara Strawson, Donna Gatchell, Meg Barber, Hallie Arnsbrak, Carolyn Del Grosso
Pink Level – Riders who raise from $500 to $999
Shannon Bossung, Holly Wilmouth, Rebecca Langwost, Ashley Kennedy, Vanessa Meeks

Fundraiser Freestyle

AA – Robin Scarborough (1st)
AA- Jeannette Bair and Shari Packard (2nd)
AA – Bridget Dellar and Abby Krohn (3rd)
Open – Donna Gatchell (1st)
Open – Barbara Strawson (2nd)
Open – Meg Barber (3rd)
Jr/Yr – Reddemeade Drill Team (1st)
Jr/Yr – Sarah Duclos/Stephanie Sedgley
Jr/Yr – Josephine Sedgley