RPSI Inspection in Central AR

May 30, 2017

The RPSI registry is planning to hold an inspection in Central Arkansas at the end of August.   They are looking for a barn near Little Rock or Searcy that is willing to host. If you’re interested in hosting or have a horse to be inspected, contact Carla Greisen –...

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CANCELLED: Crestfield Farm Show on May 21...

May 20, 2017

Due to the amount of rain, the Crestfield Farm show on May 21 has been cancelled.  Next ADS show is scheduled for June 4.

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Crestfield Farm Show Ride Times for May 21...

May 17, 2017

Click the thumbnail below to view the ride times for the Crestfield Farm Show on May 21.  Be sure to check back here on the website and on Facebook for the latest...

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ADS Schooling Show Scheduled for June 4 at DTR...

May 12, 2017

We have scheduled an ADS schooling show for June 4th! This is to make up for the April show that was rained out. The show will be at Diamond TR, and our judge will be Barbara Lewis. The closing date is May 26th. Please send your entries to Melissa McGibbony – the entry form and class list are below. If you would like to volunteer at the show, please contact Theresa at –...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for April 2017...

May 1, 2017

ADS Meeting Agenda April Meeting Minutes 1) Call To order 6:45 pm, Alex, Alexis, Joanne, Jennifer, Rene, Kerry, Sandra, Nicola, and Kat present 2) President Report a) General membership issues and feedback b) ADS Member Committees for specific tasks1. Committee to plan/execute ADS Member Clinic with a well-known clinician established and in-process. Kerry Evans is Board Member chair. See 8(b). Melonie Kessler (clinician) has returned signed contract 2. Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer is Board Member chair. Committee to be established. c) Review ADS Bylaws We need to establish how we can meet the requirement for an independent audit 3) Secretary Report a) Meeting minutes Motion to approve March minutes by Jennifer, seconded by Joanne b) Membership status 68 members 4) Treasurer Report a) Q1 2017 Financial Report Expenses since...

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ADS April Show CANCELLED

Apr 22, 2017

Sunday’s ADS show at Crestfield Farm is CANCELLED due to rain.   All checks will be destroyed, and we will reschedule a makeup show for...

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Show Schedule for April 23 at Crestfield Farm...

Apr 21, 2017

Please click on the link below to view the schedule of ride times for the ADS schooling show at Crestfield Farm.  Please continue to check back here on the website and on Facebook for updates on any rain...

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Crestfield Farm Schooling Show Entry Form...

Apr 19, 2017

It’s time to send in your entries for the May 21st Crestfield Farm Schooling Show! Amanda Bailey will be the judge. The entry form, show bill, and class list are attached. The closing date is Friday, May 12th. Because this is a farm show, be sure to send your entries to Cindi Sammartano. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Cindi at cindi.sammartano@verizonwireless.com.   CRESTFIELD FARM Show Bill May 2017 Crestfield Farm Show Class List Crestfield Farm Show Entry Form...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for March 2017...

Apr 1, 2017

ADS Meeting Minutes March 9, 2017 1) Call To order – 6:50pm; Alex du Celliee Muller, Kat Cromer, Nicola Gagliardo, Kerry Evans, and Sandra Thompson 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. See 8(b). – Contract has been sent to Melonie Kessler (clinician) 2. Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer is Board Member chair. Committee to be established. c) Review ADS Bylaws – Discussed making mid-year meeting optional, removing references to the “newsletter,” updating language to reflect our use of “social media” to communicate with members 3) Secretary Report a) Meeting minutes – Alex made motion to approve February meetings, Kat...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for February 2017...

Mar 14, 2017

ADS Meeting Minutes February 9, 2017 1) Call To order: 6:30 pm, all board members present 2) President Report a) General membership issues and feedback – Received positive feedback about awards banquet 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. – Sandra presented the board with contracts for clinician and facility, the board suggested relevant changes and discussed a cancellation policy 2. Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer is Board Member chair. Committee to be established. – Joanne and Kat know parents that may be interested in helping, will contact c) Review ADS Bylaws at March board meeting d) Clicker Clinic and other ADS member clinics – how to handle Clicker Clinic...

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Event: “Ride-A-Test” Clinic at Diamond TR...

Mar 14, 2017

Diamond TR Ranch is hosting a “Ride-a-test” day on March  26th.  Each rider selects a test to ride which will be judged by Carole  Smith.  She will then do a mini-clinic with each rider to help them improve the test score.  Each rider will have about 30 minutes of judging/instruction. The fee is $30/ride. There are a few slots still available, so let Theresa Vogelpohl know if interested.  Contact her at 504-681-7767. Riders who have participated in this type of clinic have found them fun and very helpful in getting ready for the show...

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2016 ADS Year End Awards Photo Gallery...

Mar 7, 2017

Below are photos from the 2016 ADS Year End Awards! *Please click thumbnail to enlarge...

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2016 ADS Year End Awards Results...

Mar 3, 2017

Below are the 2016 show results for our annual year end awards: 2016_ADS_Year_End Award_Results 2016 ADS Consolidated Show Results Rider Horse Avg Score Champion/Reserve/HPoint Division: Intro – Junior KATHERINE BEACH ORLEANS CF (OLIVER TWIST) 67.266% Champion AUDREY RASCH TWISTER 59.413% Reserve Division: Intro – Amateur MELINDA CURTIS PEANUT 69.843% Champion SUZANNE CAMPBELL SERENITY 68.477% Reserve Division: Intro – Open none none Division: Training – Junior CLAIRE COTHER QUALITY TIME 64.797% Champion (HP Junior) ELIZABETH MCGIBBONY WAYLON 60.482% Reserve Division: Training – Amateur ALEXIS LEVITT ISSACHAR 68.837% Champion (HP Amateur) BEVERLYN ECKERT COUNT CAN BOOK 67.585% Reserve Division: Training – Open ALEX DU CELLIEE MULLER HYPNOS 74.421% Champion (HP Open) none Division: First – Junior MARY-KAYLIN LINCH BLU SUEDE SHOES 61.55% Champion none Division: First – Amateur SARAH BRANSCUM GLIMMER 65.285% Champion JENNIFER LANDERS PISTOLERO...

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ADS Banquet Photos by Nancy Pruitt...

Mar 3, 2017

Here are the beautiful photos that Nancy Pruitt took for ADS at the banquet in January 2017.  Thank you so much Nancy! *Please click on thumbnail below to enlarge photo. Claire Cother and Danielle David Paula Angulo, Galina Sukhoveyenko, and Luba Reeves Steve and Joanne Homeyer Meredith Burris, Erin Seelinger, Claire Cother, and Katherine Beach Midland Farm – Meredith Burris, Erin Seelinger, Claire Cother, Melinda Godsey, Danielle David, and Katherine Beach Chris Welch and Joe Falasco River City Training Stable Mary-Kaylin Linch and Katherine Beach Mary-Kaylin and Alex du Celliee Muller Eileen Krause – recipient of the Kari Ann Barber Award Hearts & Hooves Jennifer Landers and Alex du Celliee Muller Elizabeth McGibbony, Alex du Celliee Muller, Aislin Falasco, Marissa Miller, and Mary-Kaylin Linch Valley View Farm – Viki Meyers and Sarah Branscum Nationwide...

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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. [Total_Soft_Poll...

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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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