Meeting Minutes for May 2022

Jun 10, 2022

ADS Meeting Notes May 12, 2022 Call To order Patty Carlson, Joanne Homeyer, Sandra Thompson, Anne Tursky, Kerry Evans, Rene Pope President Report Board member vacancies: Welcome to TL Jumper as member-at-large. Kerry Evans has agreed to stay on as a member-at-large until we find someone to take that slot. Clinics/Educational events – Five clinics planned for 2022. Completed the Olivia Lagoy-Wentz and the Lendon Gray Zoom event. Cavaletti clinic scheduled for May 21. Two clinics with Lauren Spieser in September and December. Clinic with Mary Mahler in November, however, to date there are no entries. Jennifer to post this on the website. Sandra to confirm with Carole what status is regarding what Mary’s contract is. Changes to the by-laws were adopted based on board vote in February. Need to move revised by-laws to...

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High Point Winners for June 5 Show...

Jun 6, 2022

ADS is excited to announce the High Point winners for the June 5 show at Chatfield Equestrian. Congratulations!   Junior Division: Anna Riggan on Banana Pancakes, USDF Introductory Level Test B, 70.000%   Adult Amateur Division: Ashley White on Nikita, USEF Training Level Test 2, 73.103%   Open Division: Alex du Celliee Muller on Pink RC, USEF Training Level Test 2,...

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June 5 Show Results

Jun 6, 2022

Thank you to everyone that came out for this show! Thank you to Barbara Lewis for being our judge and to Chatfield Equestrian for hosting us. Thank you to Patty Carlson for being our show manager and who went above and beyond to secure so many sponsors and donations!  She made everyone feel special, and it was such a fun day!  There were snacks, gift cards, door prizes, and more gift cards!  Everyone loved it. 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! We had a great time! Please click the link below to view the show results: ADS_June5_Show_Results Please click the link below to view...

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June 5 Show Ride Times & Volunteer Schedule...

Jun 3, 2022

Thank you to everyone who signed up for the June 5 show at Chatfield Equestrian!  Our judge will be Barbara Lewis.  If you cannot fulfill your assigned volunteer time, please let me know asap. Please click below to view the ride times for the show: ADS June 5 CE Ride Times Please click below for the volunteer schedule: ADS June 5 CE Volunteer Schedule Show Manager: Patty Carlson Show Secretary: Jennifer Landers Coggins/Show Coordinator: Sandra Thompson Host: Steve & Joanne Homeyer of Chatfield Equestrian Message from our Show Manager: Thank you for signing up for the June 5th show.  We have a great day full of fun and prizes planned.  There will be no lunch provided but there will be some snacks and drinks (water and canned soda) available.  There will be several spots...

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Cavalletti Clinic Schedule

May 10, 2022

Please click the link below to view the schedule for the Cavalletti Clinic on May 21 at Chatfield Equestrian. Cavalletti_Clinic_Schedule_LFM Auditors are welcome to attend – free for current ADS members and $15.00 for non-members.  Please let Jennifer if you are coming to audit. To sign up to audit as a non-member, click the drop down menu and select auditor here:...

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Member Spotlight: Zoey Brown

Apr 20, 2022

This month’s Member Spotlight features junior rider, Zoey Brown!  Zoey has been an ADS member for the last couple of years and can be showing and volunteering.  She was most recently our Intro Level Junior Champion for 2021. Let’s get to know Zoey! Tell us a little about yourself. Hi, I’m Zoey Brown and I’m 15 years old. I’ve been around horses most of my life. I was given my first horse when I was 7 years old and still own her to this day. I started out as a western rider, and I was recommended by a girl that went to Midland Farms to try them out. I fell in love with all of the horses and knew this was the right choice. I’ve been with Midland Farms since the end of 2016....

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Recap of the Lendon Gray Webinar: “Preparing to Show”...

Apr 20, 2022

Big thank you to Lendon Gray for spending some time with ADS and giving us tips on showing.  She was absolutely wonderful, humorous, and gave some wonderful insight.  Also, thank you to Hayley Baker for setting this up for us! Lendon provided some great tips on the show process, from preparing prior to the show through warmup for your test. Tips before the Show: Make sure all of your memberships are up to date and current. Safe Sport Training is completed. If you plan to participate in Young Riders, submit your declaration of intent. Familiarize yourself with any rule changes. Check show clothing and tack to ensure fit is good and appropriate. Make sure what you are feeding and putting on your horse is legal. Recommend to not shoe right before the show. Make...

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Meeting Minutes for March 2022

Apr 13, 2022

ADS Meeting Notes February 10, 2022 and March 2022   Call To order Jennifer Landers, Patty Carlson, Carole Smith, Joanne Homeyer, Sandra Thompson, Anne Tursky President Report Financial show entry increases. Need decision and board vote to finalize. Proposed Class fee – to $25 Grounds fees remain at $20.00 Office fee increase to $35.00 Stall Fee’s $15.00 to remain the same – if they clean stall. Motioned by Patty to accept update Fees -2nd by Jennifer – Passed by acclimation   Board member vacancies: President, Secretary, 3 Member-at-large. Anne Tursky asked to remain on board as member-at-large. Patty Carlson elected to position of Secretary during November meeting. Patty to continue on the ballot in 2022, for a two-year term. Other interest is from TL Jumper, Melinda Godsey as member-at-large. Item will carry until February...

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Meeting Minutes for February 2022...

Apr 13, 2022

ADS Meeting Notes February 10, 2022 Call To order Jennifer Landers, Patty Carlson, Carole Smith, Joanne Homeyer, Sandra Thompson, Anne Tursky President Report Financial show entry increases. Need decision and board vote to finalize. Proposed Class fee – to $25 Grounds fees remain at $20 Office fee increase to $35.00 Stall Fee’s $15.00 to remain the same – if they clean stall. Motioned by Patty to accept update Fees -2nd by Jennifer – Passed by acclimation   Board member vacancies: President, Secretary, 3 Member-at-large. Anne Tursky asked to remain on board as member-at-large. Patty Carlson elected to position of Secretary during November meeting. Patty to continue on the ballot in 2022, for a two-year term. Other interest is from TL Jumper, Melinda Godsey as member-at-large. Item will carry until February to finalize with board...

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Meeting Minutes for January 2022...

Apr 13, 2022

ADS Meeting Minutes January 13, 2022   Call To order Present: Sandra Thompson, Jennifer Landers, Carole Smith, Kerry Evans, Anne Tursky, Joanne Homeyer and Patty Carlson President Report Show Schedule: Financial proposal for hosting only FOUR shows for 2022 and entry increases. Voted to approve four shows – Motion to approve by Jennifer 2nd by Anne Passed by Acclimation. Show dates confirmed: Need decision and board vote to finalize Motion to approve by Jennifer 2nd by Carole Passed by Acclimation. April 10 – – Possible for Addy/Aislin to act as co-managers @ Polo field/Brownstone? June 5 – Patty Carlson for Show Manager – @ Chatfield August 28 – Reschedule Date: October 2 – Chatfield to host Joanne Homeyer to act as show Manager October 30 – Reschedule Dates: Maybe @ Carole’s barn: November 13...

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Meeting Minutes for 2021

Apr 13, 2022

Please click the links below to view the Meeting Minutes from 2021. ADS Meeting Minutes December 2021 ADS Meeting Minutes November 2021 ADS Meeting Minutes September 2021 ADS Meeting Minutes August 2021 ADS Meeting Minutes July 2021 ADS Meeting Minutes June 2021 ADS Meeting Minutes April 2021 ADS Meeting Minutes March 2021...

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High Point Winners for April 10 Show...

Apr 11, 2022

ADS is excited to announce the High Point winners for the April 10 show at Chatfield Equestrian. Congratulations!   Junior Division: Addy Batcheller on Luminosity JP, USEF Training Level Test 2, 69.310%   Adult Amateur Division: Sharilyn Gasaway on Can’t Deny It, USDF Intro Test A, 69.063%   Open Division: Alex du Celliee Muller on HH Zephyr, USEF Training Level Test 1,...

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2021 Year End Awards Results

Apr 11, 2022

Congratulations to all our of members who were a part of the 2021 Year End Awards!  Your hard work and dedication deserves to be recognized, and we are so glad to have you as a part of ADS. Please click the link below to view the award recipients for the 2021 show year. 2021_ADS_Year_End_Awards Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/71k886yN7DEYaek67 Awards: Champion Award – Engraved Grooming Tote, Ribbon Reserve Champion Award – Embroidered Blanket and Small Stall Bags, Ribbon Equitation Award – Embroidered Saddle Pad Division High Point Award – Leather Halter King and Queen Awards – Ribbon and Tiara Recognition Awards – Embroidered Travel Grooming Tote Special Recognition Award for Regional Championships – Stock Tie 60% and 70% medals  ...

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April 10 Show Results

Apr 11, 2022

Thank you to everyone that came out for this show! Thank you to Amanda Bailey for being our judge and to Chatfield Equestrian for hosting us. Thank you to Aislin Falasco and Addy Batcheller for being our show managers and for making it fun with the goodies and to all of our wonderful volunteers that help ensure our shows run smoothly.  Special thank to for being our scribe and Sandra Thompson for the pre-show prep and being our Coggins checker! We had a great time!  Thank you to Joanne and Steve Homeyer for providing Taziki’s for lunch! Please click the link below to view the show results: April 10 CE Show Results Please click the link below to view the volunteer log.  You can always access it by going to Horse Shows –> Volunteer...

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April 10 Show Ride Times & Volunteer Schedule...

Apr 7, 2022

Thank you to everyone who signed up for the April 10 show at Chatfield Equestrian!  Our judge will be Amanda Bailey.  If you cannot fulfill your assigned volunteer time, please let me know asap. Please click below to view the ride times for the show: ADS April 10 CE Ride Times Please click below for the volunteer schedule: ADS April 10 CE Volunteer...

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Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Clinic

Apr 1, 2022

THIS CLINIC IS FULL! The riders have been selected.  Thank you to everyone who submitted an application! Sign up for the WAITING LIST. Sign up as an Auditor. Free for current ADS members.  $20 for non-members. ADS is excited to welcome Olivia LaGoy-Weltz! This clinic has been a year in the making, and we are happy to announce the Olivia LaGoy-Weltz clinic!  Olivia began riding when she was just five years old, moving her way up through the levels riding and working for several top barns in the Netherlands and Germany. She now splits her time between the Washington DC area and Wellington. At the USEF Dressage Festival of Champions in 2011, LaGoy-Weltz was the USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Reserve Champion with Rifallino. Since 2012, she has competed her Danish Warmblood gelding, Rassing’s...

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Message from our President

Mar 22, 2022

ADS Members: Following the 2021 show season, the ADS Board evaluated costs associated with hosting schooling shows for ADS members. The outcome of our evaluation identified an on-going increase in costs incurred by ADS over the past three years. ADS has not increased fees for schooling shows for several years, and the last increase was minimal. The ADS Board determined that a fee increase is necessary to be able to continue offering schooling shows to our members. The following fee increases and actions were approved in February by the board: ADS Day Membership is now 35.00. This is a fee for non-members to ride in ADS shows and participate in other activities that are subsidized by ADS funds. ADS membership fees remain at current levels and the membership year remains from December 1, 2021...

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Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Clinic Schedule...

Mar 18, 2022

The Olivia LaGoy-Weltz clinic is quickly approaching, and we hope you are as excited about this event as ADS is.  Please find the schedule of rides for the clinic below.  I will be in need of some help during the weekend so if you are interested in helping with transportation, lunch, snacks, etc., please let me know.  I greatly appreciate your support of our clinics and events! Details: April 2-3, 2022 River City Training Stable 23424 Lawson Road Little Rock, AR 72210 OliviaLaGoyWeltz_Clinic_Schedule If you would like to come audit the clinic, please register...

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