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 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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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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