Message from our President

Mar 22, 2022 by


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 – November 30, 2022.
  • Schooling show class fees are now 25.00 per class and the office fee is now 35.00. These are the fee increases that members will see with their schooling show entry. The board has evaluated fees for schooling shows in the surrounding areas, and ADS schooling show entry fees remain among the lowest in our region.
  • The ADS Board also elected to host only four schooling shows this show season. This will help to keep costs down and our entry fees low.

We appreciate your continued support of ADS and hope to see all of you at the April 10 show at Chatfield Equestrian. We will host a membership meeting from 12-1 to celebrate the year-end awards from the 2021 show season and lunch will be provided.

Sandra Thompson
President, Arkansas Dressage Society

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