Meeting Minutes for December 2022...

Jan 13, 2023

ADS Meeting Agenda December 8, 2022 1) Call To order Anne Tursky, TL Jumper, Carole Smith, Catherine Lambert, Jennifer Landers, Patty Carlson, Joanne Homeyer, Rene Pope 2) President Report 1. Clinics/Educational events – Four clinics planned and completed in 2022 Olivia Lagoy-Wentz, Lendon Gray Zoom event, Cavaletti clinic, Lauren Spieser clinic x2. (1) 2023 in the works. (a) Saddle Fitting Educational Clinic and Dates?? (b) Riding clinic with Ashley Shaw. April 1 & 2 **four applicants so far. (c) Other ideas in-process? 2. Update from Patty Carlson and TL Jumper – hosting ADS meetings with ADS members. Item to remain open for update. 2/11 – 3-7 pm (1) Trying to make sure the menu is open for all styles of eating (gluten free, vegetarian and ketovore options). (2) Menu – Brats & Burgers, wine,...

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Show Managers Needed for 2023

Jan 3, 2023

We are in need of individual(s) to volunteer to be our show manager(s) for the 2023 show season!  We cannot host shows without a show manager.  The show manager will be responsible for communicating with the venue, arena setup and take down, and other duties for each show.  You do not have to have show experience – we can teach you!  This would be a great way for parents of junior riders to get involved.  If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact...

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Save The Date

Jan 3, 2023

Please save the date for our annual Awards Banquet & Silent Auction.  It will be held on March 4, 2023 at Goodwin Manor. Tickets can be purchased here on the website.  More details to follow. Can You Help? We are in need of some volunteers to help with gathering items for the silent auction. These donations can be anything – they don’t have to be horse related! If you have anything you would like to donate or if you are willing to help acquire some items, please let Jennifer know. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps us to host horse shows and events for our members. We are a 501c3 nonprofit so any donation is tax...

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Frosty Sips & DQ Clips Event...

Dec 12, 2022

Frosty Sips & DQ Clips February 11, 2023 | 4-7pm ADS welcomes you to an evening of fun, food, & DQs! We will have dinner from the grill and tasty drinks while we watch dressage on the big screen. This will be the perfect evening to help beat those winter blues. Come get to know your fellow members in a merriment setting.  This event is being held for ADS members and their families free at no cost due to generous donations!   What’s on the menu: Food – burgers, brats, chicken and will include some gluten free and vegetarian options and sides Drinks – spirits and non-alcoholic choices Please RSVP so we will know how many to prepare for. Download event flyer...

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ADS Saddle Fitting Seminar

Dec 12, 2022

ADS Saddle Fitting Seminar with Michelle Wadley January 21, 2023 at 11am Michelle is a native Arkansan with a life-long devotion to horses and an avid eventing supporter and participant. She has fulfilled the requirements of being a saddle fitter and will conduct a seminar on January 21 for ADS at Eloraleah in Cabot. Demonstrations will include the hows and whys of correct saddle fit, how to assess saddle fit, and the importance of correctly fitting saddles plus the pros and cons of adjustable gullet saddles. Seminar will begin at 11am and will take place in a barn with some heat so if the weather is cold, the seminar will be comfortable. Appropriate outdoor clothing is recommended. Lunch will be offered with more details to come.  There will be a giveaway for current ADS...

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Ashley Shaw Clinic

Dec 1, 2022

ADS is excited to announce the Ashley Shaw Clinic! April 1-2, 2023 Ashley is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist with over 20 years in the horse industry. She has experience starting young horses, working with stallions, and campaigning horses for breed shows and performance tests. She has ridden many different breeds of horses and prides herself on creating confident, relaxed partners while developing their full potential as individuals. She has spent time training in the Netherlands with Johan Rockx and Penny Zavitz -Rockx, with whom she still rides, as well as regularly works with renowned professional Lauren Sprieser. Ashley takes great pride on offering fair, clear, and concise instruction suitable for horses and riders of all backgrounds. She believes no goal is too big or too small and loves to help her students...

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Lauren Sprieser Clinic in December 2022...

Dec 1, 2022

This clinic is FULL! Please join the Waiting List. Please scroll to the bottom to sign up as an auditor. *** ADS is excited to announce the Lauren Sprieser Clinic! December 3-4, 2022 Lauren is a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, and a High Performance Grand Prix rider and trainer. A veteran of the High Performance Youth Programs, she has consistently produced horses from green to FEI, including five to Grand Prix. Her students compete with success from the grassroots to the international levels in several disciplines, on a wide range of horse types. Her students have contested in the USDF National Championships, the NAYC and the Kentucky 5*. Lauren is a high-energy and experienced teacher whose wit and charm have graced The Chronicle of the Horse, Dressage Today, Practical Horseman and Horse...

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High Point Winners for November 13 Show...

Nov 15, 2022

ADS is excited to announce the High Point winners for the November 13 show at Eloraleah. Congratulations!   Junior Division: Addy Batcheller on Luminosity JP, USEF Training Level Test 2, 73.276%   Adult Amateur Division: Ashley White on KA Saffron, USEF First Level Test 3, 67.500%   Open Division: Alex du Celliee Muller on HH Zephyr, USEF Training Level Test 2,...

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November 13 Show Results

Nov 15, 2022

Thank you to everyone that came out for this show and braved the cold! Thank you to Gabrielle Callahan for being our judge and to Eloraleah for hosting us. Thank you to Carole Smith for being our show manager and for the delicious vegetable soup and cornbread. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers that help ensure our shows run smoothly.  Special thanks to Sandra Thompson for the pre-show prep and being our Coggins checker! Please click the link below to view the show results: ADS_November13_Show_Results Please click the link below to view the volunteer log.  You can always access it by going to Horse Shows –> Volunteer Log Volunteer...

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Meeting Minutes for November 2022...

Nov 15, 2022

ADS Meeting Agenda November 10, 2022 1) Call To order: Sandra Thompson, Carole Smith, Anne Tursky, Jennifer Landers, TL Jumper, Rene Pope, Joanne Homeyer, Patty Carlson 2) President Report 1. Clinics/Educational events – Four clinics planned for 2022. Completed the Olivia Lagoy-Wentz clinic, Lendon Gray Zoom event, Cavaletti clinic and Lauren Spieser clinic in September. The Lauren Spieser clinic for December has been posted and entries are being received. Item to remain for monthly update. (1) New clinic in April – Jennifer will announce December 1 – (a) Supplement Jr. Riders entry fee from the JR. Rider funds (b) Fees are $135 Adult and $65 for Jr. subsidized by the JR. Rider fund. 2. Update from Patty Carlson and TL Jumper – hosting ADS meetings with ADS members. Item to remain open for update....

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November 13 Show Ride Times & Volunteer Schedule...

Nov 10, 2022

Thank you to everyone who signed up for the November 13 show at Eloraleah!  Our judge will be Gabrielle Callahan.  If you cannot fulfill your assigned volunteer time, please let me know asap. Note those scheduled for ring change, setup and take down. Please click below to view the ride times for the show: ADS November 13 Show Ride Times Please click below for the volunteer schedule: ADS Show Volunteer Schedule for November 13 Show Manager: Carole Smith Show Secretary: Jennifer Landers Coggins/Show Coordinator: Sandra Thompson Host: Carole Smith Let me know if you have any...

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Meeting Minutes for October 2022...

Oct 25, 2022

ADS Meeting Agenda October 20, 2022 1) Call To order : Present are: Sandra Thompson, TL Jumper, Ann Tursky, Jennifer Landers, Carole Smith, Patty Carlson 2) President Report 1. Clinics/Educational events – Four clinics planned for 2022. Completed the Olivia Lagoy-Wentz clinic, Lendon Gray Zoom event, Cavaletti clinic and Lauren Spieser clinic in September. The Lauren Spieser clinic for December has been posted and entries are being received. (a) Discuss process for accepting riders into clinics. Item to remain for monthly update. Is the membership aware of the requirements to be part of the riders working with the clinician Addressed on marketing fliers, on ADS FB page during marketing and after clinic via feedback forms. 2. Review financials for three shows and three clinics completed in 2022. (a) See attached at end of this...

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2022 Standings

Oct 13, 2022

Please click below to view the 2022 ADS Current Standings for year end awards. 2022 Current Standings Please be sure to review the Year Ends Award Criteria for rules on qualifying for awards. ADS Awards Program...

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High Point Winners for October 2 Show...

Oct 4, 2022

ADS is excited to announce the High Point winners for the October 2 show at Chatfield Equestrian. Congratulations!   Junior Division: Addy Batcheller on Luminosity JP, USEF Training Level Test 3, 73.276%   Adult Amateur Division: Ashley White on Nikita, USEF Training Level Test 2, 74.483%   Open Division: Alex du Celliee Muller on Pink RC, USEF Training Level Test 2,...

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October 2 Show Results

Oct 4, 2022

Thank you to everyone that came out for this show and participated in the chili cook-off! Thank you to Susanne Lauda for being our judge and to Chatfield Equestrian for hosting us. Thank you to Joanne Homeyer for being our show manager and who always makes everyone feel welcome at her beautiful farm. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers that help ensure our shows run smoothly.  Special thank to for being our scribe Kerry Evans, and Sandra Thompson for the pre-show prep and being our Coggins checker! Congratulations to Melissa Trelfa on winning the chili cook-off!  All of the chili was delicious, and choosing one was very difficult!  Thank you to everyone who made it happen and to those who brought items for lunch.  It was a big hit! We had a...

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October 2 Show Ride Times & Volunteer Schedule...

Sep 30, 2022

Thank you to everyone who signed up for the October 2 show at Chatfield Equestrian!  Our judge will be Susanne Lauda.  If you cannot fulfill your assigned volunteer time, please let me know asap. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to bring chili or other items!  You all have been absolutely amazing in making this happen.  That list is in the volunteer schedule. Please click below to view the ride times for the show: ADS October 2 Show Ride Times Please click below for the volunteer schedule: ADS Show Volunteer Schedule for October 2. Show Manager: Joanne Homeyer Show Secretary: Jennifer Landers Coggins/Show Coordinator: Sandra Thompson Host: Steve & Joanne Homeyer of Chatfield...

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Meeting Minutes for September 2022...

Sep 20, 2022

ADS Meeting Minutes September 15, 2022 1) Call To order a) Present – Jennifer Landers, Kerry Evans, Sandra Thompson, Rene Pope, Anne Tursky, Joanne Homeyer, Carole Smith, TL Jumper 2) President Report 1. Clinics/Educational events – Four clinics planned for 2022. Completed the Olivia Lagoy-Wentz clinic, Lendon Gray Zoom event and the Cavaletti clinic and one of two clinics with Lauren Spieser in September (completed) and December. Item to remain for monthly update.0 2. Changes to the by-laws were adopted based on board vote in February. Need to move revised by-laws to the ADS website. 3. Discuss process for implementing overnight stalls fee collection by ADS: (1) Review revision to the Farm Contract. The show manager or event manager has the responsibility to review the Farm Contract with the host farm in advance of...

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Lauren Sprieser Clinic in September 2022...

Sep 13, 2022

This clinic is FULL. CLINIC SCHEDULE Location: Timberlake Stables, 100 Timberlake Drive, Royal, AR ADS is excited to announce the Lauren Sprieser Clinic! September 10-11, 2022 Lauren is a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, and a High Performance Grand Prix rider and trainer. A veteran of the High Performance Youth Programs, she has consistently produced horses from green to FEI, including five to Grand Prix. Her students compete with success from the grassroots to the international levels in several disciplines, on a wide range of horse types. Her students have contested in the USDF National Championships, the NAYC and the Kentucky 5*. Lauren is a high-energy and experienced teacher whose wit and charm have graced The Chronicle of the Horse, Dressage Today, Practical Horseman and Horse Illustrated. She is currently developing a pipeline...

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