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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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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Meeting Minutes for June 2022

Sep 7, 2022

ADS Meeting Minutes June 9, 2022   Call To order: Jennifer Landers, Ann Tursky, Sandra Thompson, Kerry Evans, Carole Smith, TL Jumper, Joanne Homeyer President Report Clinics/Educational events – Five clinics planned for 2022. Completed the Olivia Lagoy-Wentz clinic, Lendon Gray Zoom event and the Cavaletti clinic. Two clinics with Lauren Spieser in September and December Clinic with Mary Mahler in November, with 3 entries. Should we continue with the Mary Mahler clinic? Item to remain for monthly update. –  Will be cancelled at this time if possible – new judge to be obtained for the show. Changes to the by-laws were adopted based on board vote in February. Need to move revised by-laws to the ADS website Secretary Report Meeting minutes Jennifer motioned –Anne seconded Membership status 69 Members – adding four new...

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Clinic Schedule for the Lauren Sprieser Clinic...

Sep 6, 2022

ADS is excited to welcome Lauren Sprieser once again to Arkansas!  She will be teaching at Timberlake Stables this weekend, September 10-11 for a full clinic.  Auditors are welcome to join us, but please note that there will be no sound system available.  Please contact Jennifer if you’re interested in auditing the clinic.  Lunch and snacks will not be provided.  Please bring your own chair. Location: Timberlake Stables, 100 Timberlake Drive, Royal, AR Start Time: 7:30am...

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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

May 25, 2022

THIS CLINIC IS NOW FULL! Please join our waiting list if you are interested in a lesson if one becomes available. Clinic Schedule Sign up for Waiting List Arkansas Dressage Society is excited to welcome Lauren Fisher Matty! Lauren Fisher is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist who specializes in developing young horses to the FEI levels. Lauren has years of experience teaching riders of all disciplines and levels of experience- her goal is to make dressage accessible, digestible, and fun. Lauren enjoys utilizing cavalletti as an alternative way to engage and supple horses, and these lessons have been a huge hit with her students! Improve your horse’s balance, dexterity, and topline! Absolutely no jumping experience!. Let Lauren build you and your horse’s confidence as you work over poles. When: May 21, 2022 Where:...

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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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