Show Results for April 2018 at Diamond TR...

Apr 16, 2018

Please click below to view the show results for the April 15, 2018 show held at Diamond TR with judge Susanna...

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Sunday Show Is A Go

Apr 14, 2018

The show scheduled for Sunday, April 15 at Diamond TR is still on. Final ride times can be found below. http://arkansasdressage.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/April-Show-Schedule-4.18.pdf...

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Ride Times for the April 2018 Show...

Apr 12, 2018

Please click on the thumbnail below to view the ride times for the ADS show on Sunday, April 15, at Diamond TR.  Judge is Susanna...

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ADS Exhibitor List for April Show 2018...

Apr 10, 2018

Please click on the link below to view the Exhibitor List for this Sunday’s show at Diamond TR.  If you are not on the list and should be or if you have questions, please email our show secretary Melissa McGibbony at melissamcgibbony@yahoo.com. Ride times are to follow later this week. ADS Rider List April...

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2017 ADS Awards Banquet Winners...

Apr 1, 2018

Special thank you to everyone involved in the planning and supplying of the awards at our annual 2017 ADS Awards Banquet – Nicola Gagliardo, Bridle Bling, and Ashley White. There are a lot of people tirelessly working behind the scenes to create this event and make it fun and enjoyable for everyone! Notable mentions: Nicola Gagliardo – for ordering our awards and securing everything all the way from Germany Joanne Homeyer – for creating the beautiful decorations at the banquet and helping to put together the silent auction Sandra Thompson – for being open to ideas and a sounding board as well as an awesome presenter Kerry Evans – for helping to publicize the event and hand out the awards Alex du Celliee Muller – for helping to plan the awards Patty Carlson –...

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Ride-A-Test Clinic Scheduled for June 2018...

Mar 30, 2018

ADS is excited to announce we are hosting a Ride-A-Test Clinic!  This is a “ride a test” clinic with “S” level dressage judge, Sandy Osborn. The clinic will be held on June 2-3, 2018 at two locations. On June 2, the clinic will be at Valley View Farm at 85 Vilanco Lane, Vilonia, AR. On June 3, the clinic will be at Diamond TR Ranch, 46419 Hwy 10 South, Little Rock AR. Cost of the clinic is $135.00 per rider/horse combination and $15.00 stall fee. If entering more than one horse, please complete an entry form for each horse. Please reserve your spot and submit the entry form below. Ride-a-Test Clinic Entry Form June 2-3...

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Agenda for the ADS Awards Banquet 2017...

Mar 30, 2018

Below is a link to the agenda for awards banquet on March 31. Banquet Agenda – March...

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Deadline to Order ADS Banquet Tickets Is TODAY...

Mar 27, 2018

TODAY is the the last day to reserve your spot at the ADS Banquet! It’s going to be a fun evening with friends, food, drinks (cash bar!), awards, and a silent auction! Don’t miss it! *We cannot accept payments at the door this year, as this is a plated dinner* *Please let us know if you prefer a vegetarian or gluten-free meal* ADS Banquet When:  Saturday, March 31, 6:30pm Where: Embassy Suites, Little Rock Last, but not least, join ADS by this Wednesday to be entered into a drawing for a $25 SmartPak gift...

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ADS Silent Auction Donor List

Mar 19, 2018

We hope you are getting excited about the banquet coming up on March 31!  Here is a teaser of the items that will be in our silent auction – our biggest fundraiser of the year!  The money raised from the silent auction go to fund our schooling shows and educational events.  Can’t wait to see you all at the banquet! All Creatures Animal Hospital (Hot Springs) – Gift Basket of Veterinary/Pet Goodies; Gift Certificate for Free Exam, Bath, and Nail Trim American Equus – Quik-X Interchangeable Spurs Bad Habit Stock Ties – White/silver stock tie Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat – Gift certificate for a dinner cruise for 2 people Betty’s StripHair – 2 StripHair Gentle Groomers Bits ‘n Pieces Horsewear – Beaded browband Bridle Bling – Embroidered saddle pad Patty Carlson – Custom...

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Time to Enter the ADS April Show!...

Mar 12, 2018

The 2018 show season is here!    Our first ADS Schooling Show will be held on April 15th at Diamond TR. Our judge will be Susanne Lauda.    The closing date is Friday, April 6th. The entry form and class list are under Horse Show Info. Please send your entries to Melissa...

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Meeting Minutes for February 2018...

Mar 12, 2018

ADS Meeting Minutes February 8, 2018 Call To order 6:45pm; Sandra, Kerry, Rene, Joanne, and Kat present President Report General membership issues and feedback ADS Member Committees for specific tasks Establish committee for a Freestyle Clinic in 2018 – Jennifer update on potential clinician and format Discussed 1-day educational Freestyle Clinic with Joan Darnell – could apply a grant from The Dressage Foundation if scheduled for after September Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer and Kat Cromer. Committee to be established. ADS Trailer – license plate, insurance and maintenance Review ADS Bylaws – finalize changes; post to ADS website Bylaws have been revised and approved by board, Jennifer will post on website Secretary Report Meeting minutes Rene made motion to approve January minutes, seconded by Joanne Membership status 63 members Treasurer...

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Event: ADS Awards Banquet & Silent Auction...

Feb 22, 2018

The annual ADS Year-End Awards Banquet is coming up! It will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 6:30pm at the Embassy Suites. Banquet tickets can be purchased via the mail-in form below or by PayPal through www.arkansasdressage.org. They are $35 each and must be purchased ahead of time as we have to provide a head count for the dinner.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Dinner will be catered, and there will be a beer and wine cash bar. And don’t forget about the silent auction (my favorite part)! If you have items to donate, please contact Joanne Homeyer at 501-580-9511. Last, but not least, don’t forget to renew your ADS membership for 2018!  You must be a current member to vote in the business meeting at the banquet. Please visit the website...

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Available ADS Board of Directors Positions...

Feb 14, 2018

ADS has a few board positions coming open for election and/or re-election.  If interested, please read the board position duties document and contact a current board member.  You must notify the board of your interest by March 7. Positions: President, Secretary, Webmaster, 2 Member-at-Large positions Board Position Duties Current Board...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for January 2018...

Feb 9, 2018

ADS Meeting Minutes January 11, 2018 Call To order 6:40 pm; Sandra, Kerry, Joanne, Nicola, Alexis, Alex, Jennifer, Kat, and Rene present President Report General membership issues and feedback ADS Member Committees for specific tasks Establish committee for a Freestyle Clinic in 2018 – Jennifer update on potential clinician and format Possible clinician – Joan Darnell, “S” judge; option for a 1-day educational course or 2 days, second day with horses A USDF grant would only apply to a clinic after September 2018 Board members will ask around about general interest Alexis will also look into clinicians for a Ride-a-Test clinic Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer and Kat Cromer. Committee to be established ADS Trailer – license plate, insurance and maintenance Review ADS Bylaws – finalize changes; post to ADS...

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2018 ADS Schooling Show Schedule...

Feb 9, 2018

Mark your calendars! Here’s our 2018 ADS Schooling Show schedule…   April 15 – Diamond TR – Judge: Susanne Lauda June 2- 3 – Ride-a-Test Clinic – more info to come! July 29 – Diamond TR – Judge: Barbara Lewis August – Rain date September 16 – G&H Equestrian – Judge: Amanda Bailey October 14 – Lucky Acres – Judge: Sherry Guess November 4 – G&H Equestrian – Judge: Gabrielle...

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2018 ADS Bylaws Revision

Feb 8, 2018

These revised bylaws for ADS will be presented at the Year End Awards Banquet and will require a vote of the general membership at the banquet (you must be a current ADS member to be eligible to vote).  Please familiarize yourself with the bylaws below. 2018 ADS...

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USEF “S” Dressage Judge Comes to Central Arkansas by Eileen Krause...

Feb 5, 2018

*Special thank you to ADS member Eileen Krause for sharing this wonderful article on our dressage symposium with Melonie Kessler (in December 2017).  Be sure to check out her article in Horseman’s Roundup magazine. USEF “S” Dressage Judge Comes to Central Arkansas By Eileen Krause Melonie Kessler, an FEI trainer and “S” judge (the highest designation for judges in the US Equestrian Federation) conducted a very successful symposium for Arkansas Dressage Society — “On the Levels: What You Need Now and What You Need to Move Up.” The symposium took place December 2-3, 2017, at Fletcher Farms in Cabot. Kessler began her education under cavalryman Frank Danver, who taught her both to stay soft in the horse’s mouth and to be considerate of the horse. Ms. Kessler continued her education in Training and Stable...

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Save the Date!

Jan 24, 2018

It’s almost time for the Annual ADS Awards Banquet and General Membership Meeting!   When: Saturday, March 31, 6:30 pm Where: Embassy Suites, Little Rock   Registration forms will be available soon!    Plan to join us and celebrate the 2017 show year with dinner, drinks, a silent auction, and...

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