High Point Winners at the November 6th Horse Show...

Dec 2, 2016

ADS is excited to announce the High Point winners for the November 6th show. A special recognition gift is headed your way in the mail! Congratulations!   Junior Division: Melody-Kaylyn Pruitt on The Flying Ace, USEF Training Level Test 3, 66.818%   Adult Amateur Division: Alexis Levitt on Issachar, USEF Training Level Test 2, 68.462%%   Open Division: Alex du Celliee Muller on Hypnos, USEF Training Level Test 3,...

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Loss of Cookie

Nov 30, 2016

We are sad to announce that Cookie, a well recognized pony at ADS competitions owned by Marsha Tucker, passed away in November after a short bout with colic.  Cookie was a great competitor and show pony. Winning several ADS year end awards with her riders.  Her most recent rider Ella Pace has ridden and shown her from Intro to First Level.  To all who knew and loved her , Cookie will always be missed and fondly remembered. Cookie...

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Youth Dressage Rider Recognition Program...

Nov 21, 2016

Did you know that USDF offers a Youth Dressage Rider Recogntion Pin Program? It is designed to recognize the accomplishments of youth in the dressage community. The requirements are the student must be enrolled in grades 6-12 of a middle/high school or home school program and are a USDF GMO or Participating Member.  Scores earned can be from a local show like an ADS show or from a recognized show.  The program runs year to year from July 1 to June 30.  To learn more, visit USDF at the links below. http://www.usdf.org/awards/other-awards/youth-drr-pin.asp http://www.usdf.org/docs/awards/other-awards/youthrrpin/application.pdf http://www.usdf.org/docs/awards/other-awards/youthrrpin/edhours.pdf...

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Save the Date! ADS Banquet is January 21...

Nov 17, 2016

**Our annual awards banquet will be held on January 21, 2017 at the Benton Convention Center** Make your reservations now to celebrate the 2016 show season with your ADS friends! Register through PayPal (yellow button to the right) or mail in a check with the attached form. Tickets are $30 per person if you register by Jan. 18th or $40 at the...

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November 2016 Show Results from G&H Equestrian...

Nov 8, 2016

Click below to view the show results from the November 6, 2016 show at G&H...

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Submit Your Form For Year End Awards Eligibilty...

Nov 7, 2016

The 2016 show season has come to a close. This is a friendly reminder to complete and mail the Year End Awards Submission Form by November 30th!  A link to the form is below and the rules can be found under the Horse Show tab.  Please use one form per horse/rider pair. *You must submit this form in order to receive any ADS awards you may be eligible for!* To look up your USDF GMO number, go to http://preview.usdf.org/card/ and search by your name.  You should see an option stating GMO and click on this link.  Then click on Arkansas Dressage Society.  Your card will come up.  Print and send in with your submission form. If you need to review your show scores, they are all listed under Show Results.  Visit here http://arkansasdressage.org/?cat=16.  Be sure to click...

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Ride Times for the Nov. 6 Show at G&H Equestrian...

Nov 3, 2016

The schedule for this Sunday’s ADS show at G&H is below (please click on the photo to open the PDF)! We had some scratches, so there is no longer a waiting list. Lunch will be a potluck, so bring something yummy to share! And don’t forget, Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday – make sure to set your clocks for the show! See you...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for October 2016...

Nov 1, 2016

ADS Meeting Minutes October 13, 2016 Call To order: 6:30 pm, Kat, Jennifer, Sandra, Kerry, Alex present President Report General membership issues and feedback – positive feedback from one trainer with ideas for upcoming show season – possibility of ½ day Saturday/full day Sunday shows if our shows continue to fill (detailed below) ADS Member Committees for specific tasks – Committee to plan/execute ADS Member Clinic with a well-known clinician established – status report – Jane Savoie is not available, committee will contact Melanie Kessler (she has judged 3 championships this year). Committee will also consider Jacob Fletcher’s new facility in Cabot as a possible location. ADS member Committee for a Junior rider ADS event? Report on survey – Jennifer provided survey results (see attached) Member-at-large position – Alexis Levitt and Nicola Gagliardo are...

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Time to Join or Renew Your ADS Membership...

Oct 17, 2016

It’s time to join or renew your ADS membership for 2017! You can use PayPal on the website, or you can send in the membership form by mail.   ***Everyone who joins before January 1st will be entered into a drawing for a special prize at the ADS Banquet on January 21st! But wait! There’s more! If you join by December 1st, we’ll enter your name into the drawing twice! ***   Join...

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Don’t Forget to Send in Info for Year End Awards...

Oct 17, 2016

If you think you’ve qualified for Year-End Awards, be sure to send in your information on the Awards Submission Form. The deadline to submit your scores (and at least one volunteer hour) has been extended to Nov. 30th.  You can also review the requirements for Year-End Awards at the link below.  The Submission Form is also located at the link below. ADS Year End Awards...

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October 2016 Show Results from Lucky Acres...

Oct 4, 2016

Click below to view the show results from the October 2, 2016 show at Lucky...

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Time to Enter the November 6 ADS Schooling Show at G&H Equestrian...

Oct 3, 2016

Our final show of the season is Nov. 6 at G&H Equestrian Center! Our judge will be Gabrielle Callahan. The closing date is October 28th. The shows have filled up very quickly this year, so get your entries in early! You’ll be added to the schedule on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a limited number of stalls at G&H, so plan...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for September 2016...

Oct 1, 2016

ADS Meeting Minutes Meeting: September 8, 2016 Call To order – 7 pm start; Sandra Thompson, Eileen Krause, Kat Cromer, Alex du Celliee Muller, Jennifer Landers, Joanne Homeyer, Kerry Evans, and Rene Pope present President Report General membership issues and feedback – Positive feedback on mid-year meeting ADS Member Committees for specific tasks – Contacting Jane Savoie, Bill Woods, and Betsy Steiner. Best facility seems to be Evermore (Backachers) in Conway. ADS member Committee for a Junior rider ADS event? – Jennifer will poll members through website/Facebook Member-at-large position – can this position take a portion of the show season responsibilities, e.g. contacting judges/contracts, interaction with farm owners, etc. Pre-show responsibilities only to ensure does not conflict with show participation as a rider. – Board is generally supportive, need to work out details. Ashley...

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Ride Times for the Lucky Acres Show...

Sep 30, 2016

Below are the ride times for the ADS show at Lucky Acres on October 2, 2016.  These could be subject to change so please check back here or on Facebook for the latest news. As always, we love to have volunteers!  If you would like to volunteer (don’t forget you have to have 1 volunteer hour to qualify for year end awards!), please contact Nancy...

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September 2016 Show Results from G&H Equestrian...

Sep 28, 2016

Click below to view the show results from the shortened September 18, 2016 show at G&H...

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Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund Grant Recipient...

Sep 21, 2016

We are so excited to announce that Sandra Thompson has been selected by USDF to receive the Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund to attend the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention in St. Louis in November and represent ADS at the convention!  Only one grant is awarded each year. Dear Sandra, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am happy to inform you that you have been selected to receive a grant from the Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund.  This fund is available to help a USDF Group Member attend the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. This year the Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, in St. Louis, MO November 30 – December 3.  To make hotel reservations, visit the hotel reservation website, and reserve your room no later than November 7. The Ruth Arvanette Memorial Fund...

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Rain Date Added to Show Schedule...

Sep 21, 2016

There is a rain date for the G&H show scheduled for November 6 with judge Gabrielle Callahan and show secretary is Melissa McGibbony. Closing date is Oct. 28.  Show will be held at G&H Equestrian. Note – *Scores earned before Sunday’s G&H show was canceled due to rain will count towards end of the year...

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G&H Equestrian ADS Show Ride Times...

Sep 14, 2016

Below are the ride times for the ADS show at G&H Equestrian on September 18, 2016.  These could be subject to change so please check back here or on Facebook for the latest news. As always, we love to have volunteers!  If you would like to volunteer (don’t forget you have to have 1 volunteer hour to qualify for year end awards!), please contact Joanne...

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