Member Spotlight: Aislin Falasco...

Jul 12, 2021

ADS is very excited to announce our newest board member, Aislin Falasco!  We created a junior board member role as we would love to have input from our junior riders on shows and events as well as where they see this GMO going in the coming years.  Aislin reached out to the board and inquired about a junior role, and we love seeing our future leaders interested in being a part of what we do.  We hope to continue developing this position and see other junior riders fill this role in the future! Let’s get to know Aislin! Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Aislin Falasco. I am 15 years old. I’ve been riding competitive dressage for about 4 years. I started riding a little western and eventually I shifted to...

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USEF “S” Dressage Judge Comes to Central Arkansas by Eileen Krause...

Feb 5, 2018

*Special thank you to ADS member Eileen Krause for sharing this wonderful article on our dressage symposium with Melonie Kessler (in December 2017).  Be sure to check out her article in Horseman’s Roundup magazine. USEF “S” Dressage Judge Comes to Central Arkansas By Eileen Krause Melonie Kessler, an FEI trainer and “S” judge (the highest designation for judges in the US Equestrian Federation) conducted a very successful symposium for Arkansas Dressage Society — “On the Levels: What You Need Now and What You Need to Move Up.” The symposium took place December 2-3, 2017, at Fletcher Farms in Cabot. Kessler began her education under cavalryman Frank Danver, who taught her both to stay soft in the horse’s mouth and to be considerate of the horse. Ms. Kessler continued her education in Training and Stable...

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ADS Mid Year Meeting at Branch Out Photo Gallery...

Aug 30, 2016

We had a fabulous time at our Mid Year meeting for 2016, and there were some awesome paintings! Branch Out was a big hit!  Thank you to everyone who came and for those who brought drinks and desserts! *Click on thumbnail below for an enlarged photo and then again for full size...

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Special Congratulations to Nancy Sobba for Joining the Dressage Foundation’s Century Club...

Nov 20, 2014

Nan Sobba after her Century Ride and presentation of 2 dozen red roses at Midsouth Academy on Saturday Nov 22nd. Congrats! Nancy Sobba will ride on November 22, at Mid-South Dressage Academy so plan to attend to this milestone moment if you can! LOCAL EQUESTRIAN TO JOIN ELITE CLUB HONORING SENIOR RIDERS AND HORSES November 10, 2014 – Nancy Sobba of Jacksonville, AR, will be inducted into special group of senior dressage riders and horses on November 22nd at a horse show at Mid-South Dressage Academy in Hernando, MS.  The ages of Nancy and her horse, Velvet, qualify them to become members of The Dressage Foundation’s Century Club. The Century Club recognizes dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more.  Nancy is 76 years old and Velvet is 24 years...

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ADS in Horseman’s Roundup Magazine...

Sep 4, 2014

ADS recently had an article in the local Horseman’s Roundup magazine featuring the USDF Instructor Certification Clinics that were held.  If you missed it in the July issue, you can view it online.    ...

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Huge Congrats to LeilaJoy Richardson...

Jul 28, 2014

ADS wishes to extend a huge congratulations to members LeilaJoy Richardson and her trainer Donna Love for their recent success at the Arabian Youth National Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  LeilaJoy won 1st place Champion for First Level Test 3 and Reserve Champion for Second Level Test 3 on Dakota!  Way to go LeilaJoy, Donna, and Dakota!  We are so proud of...

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