Schedule of Events for the ADS Symposium with Melonie Kessler...

Nov 27, 2017

Arkansas Dressage Society is very excited to present On The Levels: What You Need and What You Need to Move Up Dressage Symposium with Melonie Kessler this weekend on December 2-3, 2017.  The event with begin at 9:00am both days with a check-in time for members/guests and volunteers starting at 8:30am – you MUST check in so please arrive early.  We need everyone checked in and seated by 9:00am.  We will have a hibachi food truck on location for lunch.  You are welcome to bring snacks if you would like. We still need volunteers!  If you would be willing to volunteer during the event, please contact Sandra Thompson at 512-466-4457.  This is a great way to fulfill your volunteer requirement for year end awards! Please find the complete schedule of events below (it is...

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Time to Submit Year End Awards Form...

Nov 7, 2017

The 2017 ADS schooling show season has officially ended and now it’s time to submit your Year End Awards Submission Form!  Please click below for a printable version and mail it in.  The deadline to submit for awards is December 15, 2017.  You can also review the qualifications for year end awards below. Year End Awards Criteria     Year Ends Awards Submission Form Need to review your scores?  You can check past scores here. We also wanted to thank everyone who is a member, participated, volunteered, and supported ADS!  We could not do it without you!  Looking forward to an exciting 2018...

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Third Level Demo Rider Needed!

Nov 7, 2017

ADS needs a 3rd level demo rider/horse with flying changes for the Melonie Kessler Symposium, Dec. 2-3. Demo riders attend the Symposium at no cost! Please let us know if you can help! Contact Patty Hale at (501)-733-5947 or Kerry at...

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Introductory Clicker Training Clinic...

Nov 3, 2017

Have you ever hear or wondered about clicker training for horses? ADS members Sandra Thompson and Eileen Krause have organized an introductory clicker training clinic that is open to everyone.  The clinic will be taught by Cindy Martin and will be held in Sherwood, AR on November 18-19. 2017.  The cost is $50.00 per day without a horse and $125.00 per day if you bring your horse. Please click the links below for more information and for the entry form.  You can also contact Sandra at 512-466-4457 or Eileen Krause at 501-606-0993. Clicker Training Entry Form November 2017 Clicker Training Info Sheet November...

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From Schooling Shows to Recognized Shows by Alex du Celliee Muller...

Oct 24, 2017

How to Break Out of the Schooling Show Cycle and Get to Your First Recognized Show by Alex du Celliee Muller Say you’ve been riding dressage for a few years, and you’ve been showing at local shows with moderate success. Are you ready for a recognized show? Here’s what you need to know. A recognized show is a show that is governed by both USDF (United States Dressage Federation) and USEF (United States Equestrian Federation now US Equestrian). Unfortunately, there is no easy formula for getting out of your comfort zone and showing in your first recognized show (the USDF training pyramid is always a good reference – see below).  I can, however, share my own personal ideas.  Before you plunge right in and take yourself to a USDF/USEF recognized show, find yourself a...

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ADS Horse Show Inquiry Survey

Oct 17, 2017

Please take a minute to fill out our survey at the link below concerning ADS horse shows!  We value your feedback!  Thank you. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S2PGLQN  ...

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