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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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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Mary Mahler Clinic

Nov 1, 2021

THIS CLINIC IS NOW FULL! Please sign up for the Wait List below. Auditors are welcome to attend. ADS is excited to welcome Mary Mahler! Mary will be our judge for the November 13 show and will be hosting a clinic the following day.  There are only 6 private sessions available so reserve your spot soon!  A big thank you to Carole Smith for organizing this clinic. Mary is a USDF Certified Instructor Training-4th Level, USDF L grad with distinction, USEF R candidate, and a WDA official. She has over 25 years of professional experience working with horses and riders of all breeds and disciplines. She rode saddle seat in her early youth and then went on to compete in hunter/jumper and eventing divisions. In her early 20s, she discovered her passion for dressage...

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Horse By Horse Bit Clinic With Stephanie Brown-Beamer Review...

Oct 1, 2021

ADS was thrilled to host a Horse By Horse Bit and Bridle Fitting Clinic with Stephanie Brown-Beamer over the weekend of September 25-26.  It was held at the beautiful Valley View Farm, and big thank you to Patty Hale and barn family for your hospitality.  This could not have been possible without our many volunteers that donated time, food, items, and much more to make this clinic happen.  Thank you to our participants who were as excited about this clinic as I was.  Special thank you to USDF for graciously funding a GMO Education Initiative grant to help support this event. The bit clinic was amazing! It was such a wonderful educational experience as Stephanie thoughtfully and thoroughly explained the different aspects of the horse’s mouth, each bit, bridle fit, and how it all...

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Horse By Horse Bit Clinic

Jun 1, 2021

*This clinic is now FULL! If you would like to be added to the waiting list or register as an auditor (please scroll to bottom to pay via PayPal), please click the corresponding link below: ADS_Bit_Clinic_Schedule Auditor Registration ********** USDF GMO Education Initiative: Horse By Horse Bit and Bridle Fitting Clinic With Stephanie Brown-Beamer ADS is very excited to welcome Stephanie Brown-Beamer! Horse By Horse Bit Fitting clinics provide a unique opportunity to try a wide variety of bits in one session. Sessions will be for approximately 1 hour. Stephanie works with all levels of horses and riders and have fit some of the top horses in the country. You will often see some very dramatic changes in how horses go, and sometimes the changes are subtle but important changes. Stephanie is an FEI...

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Goal Setting with Reese Koffler-Stanfield...

May 18, 2021

ADS is excited to announce Goal Setting with Reese Koffler-Stanfield.  This will be a virtual meeting where Reese will discuss setting riding goals for you and your horse.  We thank Hayley Baker for setting this up! It will be held on June 14 at 6:30pm via Zoom.  Please click the link below to register.  This meeting is open to any ADS member, free of charge, and really encourage our junior riders to attend.  We will need to meet a minimum of 20 participants to have the meeting so please take advantage of this educational opportunity! Reese is a USDF bronze, silver, and gold medalist, and one of the only USDF Certified Instructor/Trainers through Fourth Level in Region 2 which encompasses 5 states.  She is an excellent role model for Junior and Advanced Young Riders...

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