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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Ride Times for the G&H Equestrian Show...

Nov 3, 2017

Please click on the thumbnail below to view the ride times for the ADS show on Sunday, Nov. 5, at G&H Equestrian Center. Volunteer Schedule for Nov 5...

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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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Show Results for October 2017 at Lucky Acres...

Oct 17, 2017

Please click below to view the show results for the October 15, 2017 show held at Lucky Acres with judge Sherry Guess. Congrats to our show High Point winners! Suzanne Campbell – Serenity – 72.813% for Adult Amateur Katherine Beach – Orleans CF – 75.000% for Junior Alex du Celliee Muller – Imperial WRF – 78.864%% for...

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Ride Times for the ADS October 15 Show at Lucky Acres...

Oct 12, 2017

Click the thumbnail below to view the ride times for the October 15 show at Lucky Acres.  Please check back here on the website for the latest updates concerning the...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for September 2017...

Oct 9, 2017

Trainers’ Forum 2017 September 25   How can ADS help you help your students?   Details on the Symposium with Melonie Kessler   ADS-sponsored clinics – how much can people pay?   $1000 in Jr rider fund, discussed a “kid’s camp” type activity – model after Oklahoma Dressage Society’s program / considered collaboration with Jonesboro or NWA clubs for this event   “Jr Team Challenge” at schooling shows?   Jr Rider Freestyle Adult Amateur Possible clinicians? Other ideas?   Consensus was that an ADS-sponsored clinic needed to be unique – something you can benefit from in just one clinic – eg, freestyle clinic   Another suggestion was for a clinic series – hold a clinic with the same clinician every few months   Board will determine what type of clinic USDF grants can be...

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Show Results for September 2017 at G&H Equestrian Center...

Sep 11, 2017

Please click below to view the show results for the September 10, 2017 show held at G&H Equestrian Center with judge Susanne Lauda. Congrats to our show High Point winners! Sarah Branscum – Glimmer – 71.458% for Adult Amateur Katherine Beach – Orleans CF – 73.000% for Junior Danielle David – Percy Jackson – 74.423% for...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for August 2017...

Sep 9, 2017

ADS Meeting Minutes August 17, 2017 1) Call To order 7pm – Sandra, Jennifer, Alexis, Kat, and Kerry 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). 2. Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer is Board Member chair. Committee to be established. 3. Meeting with ADS members that are trainers (professional status with USDF). Status – Kat Cromer c) Review ADS Bylaws d) Planning a clinic for 2018 – first step –USDF grant application – for first half of next year; Jennifer will survey members (Survey Monkey); Sandra will research grant requirements – Discussed potential for ADS fundraisers – Discussed fees...

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Ride Times for the ADS September 10 Show at G&H Equestrian...

Sep 8, 2017

Click the thumbnail below to view the ride times for the September 10 show at G&H Equestrian Center.  Please check back here on the website for the latest updates concerning the...

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

Aug 17, 2017

Our September show judge Susanne Lauda will be giving a “Ride a Test” clinic on Monday, September 11th. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 1st. The cost is $50 per ride, and it will be held at two locations – there will be a morning session at G&H and an afternoon session at Valley View Farm in Vilonia. You do not have to ride in the show to ride in the clinic. The entry form is below and goes to Melissa McGibbony. ADS Ride a Test Clinic Entry...

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CANCELLED Ride Times for August 6 Show at Fletcher Farms...

Aug 4, 2017

This show is cancelled due to weather!   Please click on the thumbnail below to view the ride times for the ADS show at Fletcher Farms on August 6.  Please check here on the websites and on Facebook for updates as rain is in the weather...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for July 2017...

Aug 1, 2017

ADS Meeting Minutes July 2017 Call To order: 7pm; Joanne, Kat, Sandra, Alexis, Rene, Nicola, and Kerry present President Report General membership issues and feedback ADS Member Committees for specific tasks 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). Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer is Board Member chair. Committee to be established. Meeting with ADS members that are trainers (professional status with USDF). Will move forward with trainers’ dinner; Kat and Kerry drafting an agenda   Review ADS Bylaws   Secretary Report Meeting minutes: Kat made motion to approve June minutes, Joanne seconded (with correction that USDF grants are being considered for clinics in 2018, not for the Melonie Kessler Symposium) Membership status: 77 members   Treasurer...

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Show Results for July 2017 at Diamond TR...

Jul 19, 2017

Please click below to view the show results for the July 16, 2017 show held at Diamond TR Ranch with judge Gabrielle Callahan.   Congrats to our show High Point winners! Sarah Branscum – Glimmer – 70.870% for Adult Amateur Genny Batcheller – Warrior – 69.722% for Junior Marsha Tucker – Sir Tezaro – 69.321% for...

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Ride Times for the July 16 Show at Diamond TR...

Jul 14, 2017

Click the thumbnail below to view the ride times for the July 16 show at Diamond TR.  Please check back here on the website for the latest updates concerning the show. *Please note that all Training level classes will be in the large arena at this...

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ADS Meeting Minutes for June 2017...

Jul 1, 2017

ADS Meeting Minutes June 8, 2017 Call To order: 7pm; Alex, Joanne, Kat, Sandra, Alexis, Jennifer, Rene, and Kerry present President Report General membership issues and feedback Further discussed possible dinner with trainers – Bar Louie or Loca Luna as possible locations; Kat will draft an agenda ADS Member Committees for specific tasks 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). Committee to plan/execute Junior rider ADS Event. Joanne Homeyer is Board Member chair. Committee to be established. Meeting with ADS members that are trainers (professional status with USDF). Status Review ADS Bylaws   Secretary Report Meeting minutes: Jennifer made motion to approve May minutes, Joanne seconded Membership status: 74 members   Treasurer Report Q2 2017 Financial Report Checking: $13,855.44 Jr...

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EIA (Coggins) Verifier Certification Class...

Jun 29, 2017

Interested in becoming a certified Coggins checker?  Not only do we need checkers at our ADS shows but any horse show needs them! We are offering two opportunities for a EIA (Coggins) Verifier Certifaction Class, sponsored by ADS.  It is free of charge. Upon completing this class, an EIA Verifier Certificate will be obtained and anyone with this certificate is then qualified to work as an EIA verifier at any horse shows (this is generally a paid position; payment amount may vary). Refreshments will be provided.   Two classes: July 11, 2017 at 6:30pm Sandra Thompson’s Place 10 Deer Run Lane, Sherwood, AR 72120 Directions: From I-40West, takeMayflower Exit 135 onto Highway 89S. Travel 7 milesand turn left onto Matt AbbottRoad. (There is a large wooden sign at Matt Abbott Road and 89S).Follow the...

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Show Results for June 2017 at Diamond TR...

Jun 20, 2017

Please click below to view the show results for the June 18, 2017 show held at Diamond TR Ranch with judge Barbara Lewis.   Congrats to our show High Point winners! Sarah Branscum – Glimmer – 69.375 for Adult Amateur Mary Kaylin Linch – Blu Suede Shoes – 72.955 for Junior Alex du Celliee Muller – Scandias Avatar – 73.077 for...

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