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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