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NEDA FLEXTIME ~ Mounted Education Program for Junior/Young Rider and Adult Amateur NEDA Members

NEW for 2014! ~ Flextime Application and payment are now on-line!

The always popular Flextime lesson program is opening for applications on February 15, 2014.  This season has brought yet another exciting new addition to Flextime.  Flextime students may now do paperless applications through the NEDA web site!  Save your stamps and do everything online!

Applications will be processed by on-line receipt or postmark date and lessons are awarded on a first come first serve basis.   In the case of multiple people selecting the same instructors, the lesson winner will be chosen randomly.

We are very excited to be able to offer several new instructors this year.   There has been a surge of interest by instructors wishing to be a part of Flextime.   Watch for their bios here on the web site or in upcoming NEDA publications and announcements. 

Beginning on June 1, 2014, NEDA members who have already purchased 3 lessons for the 2014 flextime season will be afforded the opportunity to apply for more lessons. The rule of only one lesson per instructor still applies to these additional lessons. If you are excited and planning to apply for more lessons, move quickly. On July 1, 2014, NEDA is opening flextime to the Pony Club members in Region 8. Because some of these Pony Clubbers will be our future Region 8 JR/YR's, NEDA felt this was a great way to not only fund today's educational programs, but also to help broaden the learning spectrum for tomorrow's dressage greats.



April through October

The Flextime Mounted Education Program is a great membership benefit NEDA offers for JR/YRs and Adult Amateur member. NEDA has some of the most talented instructors in the nation among its membership -- Olympians, World Cup riders, National Championship participants, internationally known judges, and gifted teachers -- who volunteer one to three lessons each. The list of Flextime Instructors along with their biographies is published in the December and January editions of "Tip of the Hat” and all year on the NEDA website ( under LEARN/Flextime.

Applications will be accepted this year with an opening date of February 15. The lessons are to be taken between April and October of the current year. The proceeds benefit the USDF Region 8 Junior/Young Rider Team at the North American Young Rider Championships and other NEDA programs. Each lesson is $45 for Junior/Young Riders and $50 for Adult Amateurs. The definition of Amateur status for purposes of the Flextime program can be found in the USEF Rule Book - SUBCHAPTER 13-B AMATEURS AND PROFESSIONALS, GR1306 Amateur Status.
Additional instructors continue to be added to the program to offer as many members as possible the opportunity to work with exceptional instructors throughout all of NEDA’s geographical area. It should be noted that the instructors have very busy schedules and may have restrictions on dates they are available, especially during show season. Plenty of lead time should be planned when scheduling, especially if you are limited in days or dates you yourself have available.
These dedicated instructors welcome the chance to help JR/YR and Adult Amateurs with their dressage training. The Flextime Program gives riders the chance to try an instructor they may have thought about working with in a clinic or on a regular basis but were not sure of the ‘fit’. Please don’t be shy. This opportunity is for riders and horses of all ages and ability from training level up. Some instructors have school horses available, so you do not need to own your own horse or trailer. All Adult Amateurs, Young Riders and Juniors are encouraged to apply. The availability of stabling or school horses has been listed with the biographies.
To take advantage of the Flextime Program, review the list of the participating instructors and instructions on the application form. Your application can be sent anytime before the opening date, but will be marked as though it was postmarked February 15. If several applications for the same instructor are received on-line or postmarked on the same day, the recipient will be chosen "out of a hat”. Every effort will be made to match the riders not selected in that drawing with their second or third choices. Applications received on-line or postmarked later than February 15 are welcome, but remaining slots with some instructors may be limited. You can apply for up to 3 separate lessons,(after June 1st, you may reapply for more with the remaining instructors available) but please be realistic regarding travel distances and scheduling when choosing an instructor. It is disappointing to an instructor to never have their assigned student contact them or follow through, and other people lose out. Please apply only for ONE lesson per instructor, as we cannot award more than ONE lesson per student with any one instructor.
**As of July 1st, we will open this program up to any Pony Club member in Region 8. The rate will be the Jr/Yr rate per lesson. (NEDA membership not required)
If you are not currently a NEDA Member, you can join on-line or download a membership form from the website (see below) and mail that with your Flextime application. Applications will be accepted until the lessons fill, but for your best chance, send it in early! If you have not been one of the lucky ones to receive a lesson, you will be notified by email, and your check(s) will either be returned to you or shredded, whichever you prefer.  Or if you applied on-line, your credit card will be refunded.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:


Carol Gordon
PO Box 45
Norton, MA 02766
ph. 508-285-4754

Timely information will be posted on the NEDA web site

(Any changes will be posted here)

See below for Applications (on-line & paper) and Documents

Instructor Bios

**Please do not choose Instructors names that are crossed out - their lessons have already been assigned.

Jane Ashley ~ Windsor, VT
Madeleine Austin ~ Williston, VT
Joy Bahniuk ~ Harvard, MA
Beth Baumert ~ Columbia, CT
Beth Beukema~ Rehoboth, MA
Rita Brown ~ Kingston, MA
Bobbi Carleton ~ Salisbury, CT
Helen Cast ~ Georgetown, MA
Nancy Chandler-Conrey ~ Waterboro, ME
Yvonn Coleman-Larsen ~ Deerfield, NH
Leah Conathan ~ Duxbury, MA
Joy Congdon ~ Shelburne, VT
Leslie de Grandmaison ~ Auburn, NH
Dot Demis ~ Townsend, MA
Gretchen DeMone ~ Rehoboth, MA
David Donnelly ~ East Greenbush, NY
Olav Drehn ~ Stanfordville, NY
Kimberley Brown Edelmann ~ Warner, NH
Pamela Goodrich ~ Boscawen, NH
Ann Marie Gregoire ~ Southwick, MA
Mary Howard ~ Brentwood, NH
Jane Karol ~ Concord, MA
Allison Kavey ~ Millbrook, NY
*Leslie Kornfeld ~ Maynard, MA
*Elizabeth King ~ Goshen, NY
Nancy Later Lavoie ~ Ashby, MA
Shan Lawton ~ Boston, MA
Jutta Lee ~ Woodstock, VT
Dee Loveless ~ Monson, MA
Jayne Marino ~ New Milford, CT
Holly Mason ~ Lincoln, RI
Sharon McCusker ~ Ashby, MA NEW!
Bill McMullin ~ Stoughton, MA
Patty Montana ~ Raynham, MA
Annie Morris ~ Columbia, CT
Deb Moynihan ~ Bolton, CT
Jerilyn Nieder ~ Warner, NH
Colleen O’Connor-Dzik ~ Holden, MA
Linda Parmenter ~ Hubbardston, MA
Jodi Pearson-Keating ~ Hopkinton, MA
Paula Pierce ~ Holyoke, MA
Lisa Pierson ~ Hopewell Junction, NY
Heather Reynolds Dostal ~ Hatfield, MA
Michele Routhier ~ Hopkinton, NH
Kristen Schwaegerle ~ Rye, NH
*Erin Shea ~ Jaffrey, NH NEW!
*Lisa-Claire Sigal ~ Bedford, NY
*Sue Smith ~ Hudson, NH
*Catherine Haddad Staller ~ Califon, NJ
Alix Szepesi ~ Litchfield, CT
Kathy Von Ertfelda ~ S. Dartmouth, MA
Rachel Markels Webber ~ Littleton, MA
Samantha Williams ~ Byfield, MA
Cindi Rose Wylie ~ Georgetown, MA
Emily Wyman ~ Hudson, NY

*= New for 2014


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2014 On-Line Flextime Application Link Administration 1/8/2014
2014 Flextime Application PDF (71.71 KB) Administration 3/30/2014
2014 Flextime Application DOC (47.5 KB) Administration 3/30/2014
2014 Flextime Bios PDF (62.16 KB) Administration 7/4/2014
2014 Flextime Bios DOC (111.5 KB) Administration 7/4/2014


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