Every year at the Adequan/USDF National Convention and Symposium, there seems to be one hot topic: an issue that draws the lion's share of the debate before, during, and after the USDF Board of Governors assembly.
The BOG, as it's called, is USDF's democratic governing body, comprising delegates who represent USDF's many affiliated dressage clubs (GMOs--group-member organizations) and its participating members.
At the 2011 convention, which kicks off tomorrow, Nov. 30, in San Diego, the BOG will be voting to green-light or table a national US dressage championships. This is a big deal and one that has the potential to affect our sport in a major way.
The BOG assembly begins Thursday, Dec. 1, with voting anticipated on Friday, Dec. 2. Leading up to the BOG will be tomorrow's full slate of committee meetings--many of which, I'm told, have the national-championships issue on their agendas.
Let the discussions begin! Don't forget to tweet your own reports and thoughts on this and other convention issues. Use Twitter hashtag #USDFconv.