2023 Camp Information

All our Dressage Camp clinicians stress the importance of basic work in their instruction as well as in their own riding. Whether they are helping an amateur rider with training level transitions or a fellow FEI rider with problems in their Grand Prix test they rely on the training scale and correct use of the basics to help solve problems. They are happy working with riders of all disciplines and horses of all breeds, as dressage is instrumental in improving a horse’s balance and rider’s communication no matter what your goals.


Our Instructors:

Sandy Savage is a USDF - Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist who is certified by the Swedish National Riding School through an extensive three-year program.


Sandy Savage Dressage is based out of Clay Station Ranch in Wilton, CA.


Jennette Scanlon is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist and a USDF Certified Instructor through 4th level. She is certified as a USEA level 3 instructor. In addition, she is an L program graduate “with distinction”.


Jennette is based out of Auburn, CA.


Heidi Chote is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and a USDF Certified instructor through 4th level and is on the USDF Trainer Faculty. Heidi is also an L Program graduate.


Heidi owns and operates First Chance Farm in Wilton, CA.


Elizabeth Hendrix is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist and a USDF Certified instructor through 4th level.


 Liz operates EBH Dressage in Rocklin, CA.


Camp Activities:

Each camper will receive a private dressage lesson on Friday and Saturday. Ride times will be determined the night before by draw. On Sunday, you will have an opportunity to ride a test for a judge. A perfect way to end our camp experience!


When you are not participating in your lessons, you may choose to participate in any of the following activities that will be occurring throughout the day on a first come, first served, basis:

• Cross Country Jumping with Jennette Scanlon (limited to riders with XC experience).

• De-spook your horse with Kelsey James

• Yoga for Equestrians with Vickie Morse

• Working Equitation with Kalli Bowles

• Additional activities TBA

• Massage for horse and rider

These activities are offered more than once during the camp (with the exception of XC) so that each camper may have the opportunity to participate.



Auditors are welcome at $25 per day. Additional fees for camping and meals.



Cancellations prior to April 15 will be refunded. After April 15, it will be refunded only if your spot can be filled.


Arrival Time:

Thursday, May 18 from noon until 6:00pm. An informal dinner followed by orientation will begin at 5.30pm. If you plan to arrive after 5:30pm, please notify camp organizer.



$525 per (Sac Valley members only) for registrations received prior to April 15.

After April 15, Camp is open to all CDS members at $625.

Includes: all lessons, use of facilities, pipe pens for horses and space for tents. All meals Thursday night through Sunday breakfast.


Make checks payable to “SVCCDS” and mail to: Julie Smith, 4197 Skyhawk Lane, Vacaville, CA 95688

Include your completed Registration Form with your check.


Contact Information: Julie Smith (530) 219-1891 or jalindavis261@gmail.com