Ride-A-Test Clinic with Susanne Lauda...

Feb 20, 2017

ADS is gauging interest for the following clinc: Susanne Lauda will be our judge for the September 10 show at G&H.  She is willing to host a “ride-a-test” clinic on the following day, September 11, with an additional review of “what a judge looks for in a test”. There would be a fee to cover expenses only, possible $60.00 a ride. Are you interested in riding with Susanne Lauda in the Ride-A-Test Clinic on September 11? Yes No Results Vote Are you interested in riding with Susanne Lauda in the Ride-A-Test Clinic on September 11? Yes 3 ( 100 % ) No 0 ( 0 % ) Back Are you interested in riding with Susanne Lauda in the Ride-A-Test Clinic on September 11? Yes 3 ( 100 % ) No 0 ( 0 %...

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Year End Awards Criteria for 2017...

Feb 15, 2017

Click on the thumbnail below to read the criteria and eligibility for ADS Year End Awards for 2017. *Change notice: Number of shows to qualify changed from a minimum of 4 show to 3 shows for Intro through Second...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for December 2016...

Feb 15, 2017

ADS Meeting Minutes December 8, 2016 1) Call To order – 6:30pm; Kerry Evans, Sandra Thompson, Joanne Homeyer, Alexis Levitt, Alex du Celliee Muller, Kat Cromer, Eileen Krause, Jennifer Landers, and Nicola Gagliardo present 2) President Report a) General membership issues and feedback b) ADS Member Committees for specific tasks 1. Committee to plan/execute ADS Member Clinic with a well-known clinician established and in-process. Kerry Evans is Board Member chair. 2. Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer is Board Member chair. Committee to be established. Kat Cromer will assist Joanne c) USDF Annual Convention highlights – USDF allotting $3K per region and awarding three $1K grants to GMOs for educational events, we may consider holding a clinic on freestyles in 2018 3) Secretary Report a) Meeting minutes – Jennifer made motion...

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Clicker Training Introductory Clinic Coming to Central Arkansas...

Feb 14, 2017

Have you ever heard or wondered about clicker training for horses? If so, this may be your chance to check it out. Let your horse discover that training with you is much more fun than being in the pasture with his buddies. Clicker training is communication between horse and rider/handler. Discover the “science behind behavior change and training.” Help your horse develop physical and emotional balance for performance, overcome fear and reactivity. Build a cooperative relationship with your horse. Explore “positive reinforcement”, the “next level” in horsemanship. This is an introductory clinic and demonstration in Central Arkansas. The clinic will be taught by Cindy Martin, Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy, and a coach for Alexandra Kurland’s online course in Clicker Training for horses. Cindy will be in Sherwood, AR on March...

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2017 ADS Schooling Show Shedule...

Feb 6, 2017

Below is the schedule for our ADS schooling shows in 2017. April 23 – Crestfield Farm  Judge: Barbara Lewis May 21 – Crestfield Farm June –  TBD July 16 – Diamond TR August – TBD September 10 – G&H Equestrian   Judge: Susanne Lauda October 15 – Lucky Acres November 5 – G&H...

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Symposium with Melonie Kessler: On The Levels...

Jan 23, 2017

Symposium with Melonie Kessler “On the levels: what you need and what you need to move up.” Offered by Arkansas Dressage Society The date is set for December 2 and 3, 2017 Anyone wishing to be a Demo rider, please contact Patty Hale for all information at 501.733.5947 or valleyview@tcworks.net   Bio Melonie Kessler is a dressage trainer, clinician, competitor and USEF “S” judge. She has trained and shown horses through Grand Prix earning her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. She has also coached and trained clients to earn their medals thru the Gold. Melonie has qualified horses at all levels for regional or national Championships, including Grand Prix. She graduated from Pleasant Hollow Farms’ Horse Career School in Pennsylvania with a diploma in riding, teaching, training, and stable management and has over...

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ADS November 2016 Show at G&H Equestrian...

Jan 22, 2017

Below are photos taken at the November 2016 show at G&H Equestrian.  Photos taken by Nancy Pruitt. *To enlarge photo, click on...

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ADS September 2016 Show at G&H Equestrian...

Jan 22, 2017

These are photos taken at the September 2016 show at G&H Equestrian before it was rained out.  Special thank you to Nancy Pruitt for taking these photos! *To enlarge a photo, click on a thumbnail below.        ...

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Event Tonight: ADS Year End Awards & Silent Auction...

Jan 20, 2017

Tonight is our annual Year End Awards & Silent Auction – a night full of fun and food!  The event starts at 6:30pm. Located at: Benton Event Center 17322 I-30 W Benton, AR 72019-2904 There will be a cash bar and an Italian dinner buffet.  Tickets are $40 at the door.  Remember, you must be an ADS member for 2017 to be able to vote at the meeting.  You are welcome to join at the banquet tonight. See you...

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Silent Auction Teasers

Jan 18, 2017

Here are a few teasers of some of the fabulous items that have been donated to our annual ADS silent auction fundraiser!  Huge thank you to everyone that donated!...

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Agenda for the ADS Awards Banquet...

Jan 18, 2017

2016 ADS Awards Banquet Cocktails and silent auction                                                                                  6:30 pm Business Meeting and Presentation of Awards                                               7:00 pm Dinner Buffet                                                                                                           7:30 pm Silent Auction closes                                                                                              8:30 pm Business Meeting Agenda Call to order Secretary’s report/Approval of last meeting minutes Treasurer’s report President’s remarks Introduction of current board members and election of new board members: Current Board Members with one year remaining: Election of Board Members for two-year terms: President: Sandra Thompson Vice President: Kathryn Cromer Secretary: Kerry Evans Treasurer: Rene Pope Webmaster: Jennifer Landers Member-at-large: Joanne Homeyer Member-at-large: Alex du Celliee Muller Member-at-large: Nicola Gagliardo Member-at-large: Alexis Levitt...

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Event Reminder: ADS Awards Banquet & Silent Auction...

Jan 4, 2017

The annual ADS Year-End Awards Banquet is coming up! It will be held on Friday, January 20th, at 6:30pm at the Benton Convention Center. Banquet tickets can be purchased through www.arkansasdressage.org. They are $30 if purchased by Jan. 18th or $40 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 Alexis Levitt at alexis_levitt@hillspet.com. Last, but not least, don’t forget to renew your ADS membership for 2017! Please visit the website for all the...

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Board Positions Up for Election...

Dec 19, 2016

The following ADS board positions are coming up for election/re-election at the Year End Awards Banquet on January 20, 2017: Kat Cromer – Vice President Rene Pope – Treasurer Joanne Homeyer – Member at Large Alexis Levitt – Member at Large Nicola Gagliardo – Member at Large   *Only ADS members are eligible to...

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DATE CHANGE for the Year End Awards Banquet...

Dec 14, 2016

Date change!!! The Year-End Awards Banquet will now be held on FRIDAY, January 20th. The location and time are still the same – the Benton Convention Center at 6:30 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience – if you already purchased tickets and cannot attend because of the date change, we can refund you. Banquet tickets can be purchased through www.arkansasdressage.org. They are $30 if purchased by Jan. 18th or $40 at the door. Dinner will be catered, and there will be a beer and wine cash bar. We are accepting donations for the annual silent auction at the Year-End Awards Banquet! All donations are tax deductible. Please contact Alexis Levitt at alexis_levitt@hillspet.com. Last, but not least, it’s time to renew your membership for 2017! Please visit the website for all the...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for November 2016...

Dec 12, 2016

ADS Meeting Minutes November 3, 2016 1) Call To order: 6:30 pm; Rene Pope, Joanne Homeyer, Eileen Krause, Kathryn Cromer, Sandra Thompson, Alex du Celliee Muller, Alexis Levitt, and Kerry Evans present 2) President Report a) General membership issues and feedback b) ADS Member Committees for specific tasks – Committee to plan/execute ADS Member Clinic with a well-known clinician established – status report by Patty Hale: 1. Two-day symposium on “the levels and moving up”, emphasis on Training – 3rd level 2. Date is Dec 2-3, 2017 at Evermore Ranch or Jacob Fletcher’s facility, Patty Hale presented info – will check on Evermore’s footing in ~6 months and finalize facility. Evermore cost = $750/day, $30/overnight stall, $25/day stall 3. Clinician will be Melanie Kessler 4. Costs – Melanie is $1000/day + airfare 5. Symposium...

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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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