Member Spotlight: TL Jumper

Mar 3, 2022

This month’s Member Spotlight features amateur rider, TL Jumper!  TL has been an ADS member for several years and a faithful supporter and participant of ADS events. Let’s get to know TL! Tell us a little about yourself. I began riding hunters as a teenager and showed until my mid twenties (I have had a really hard time giving up the hunter perch).  For a number of years, I rode at home while working and raising my family. Then I discovered fox hunting and loved it. We had a small hunt near Little Rock with a nice pack, and I loved riding to hounds and rode every weekend in the winter for ten years.  Unfortunately, we had a lot of difficulty recruiting younger members, and as our riders got older and had injuries, the...

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Register for An Evening with Lendon Gray: Preparing to Show Webinar...

Feb 14, 2022

ADS is excited to announce “An Evening with Lendon Gray: Preparing to Show” webinar.  Lendon will be speaking with us via Zoom and providing us with tips on preparing to show.  The timing is perfect as show season will be just beginning!  Please register at the link below for this event.  A Zoom invitation will be sent to registrants closer to the event. This event is open to anyone who would like to attend! Event: An Evening with Lendon Gray: Preparing to Show Webinar When: April 18, 2022 Time: 7:00pm CST Cost: Free Register: Confirm your spot Huge thank you to Hayley Baker for planning this...

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ADS Show Schedule for 2022

Jan 25, 2022

ADS Schooling Show Schedule 2022 April 10 – Chatfield Equestrian    Judge: Amanda Bailey     Show Managers: Addy Batcheller and Aislin Falasco April 16 – Maumelle Equestrian Center     *ADS will be sanctioning the dressage portion of this event for ADS members.  Must be a member at time scores are earned.  Dressage scores will count towards year end award qualifications. June 5 – Chatfield Equestrian     Judge: Barbara Lewis     Show Manager: Patty Carlson October 2 – Chatfield Equestrian     Judge: Susanne Lauda     Show Manager: Joanne Homeyer November 12 – Eloraleah Farm     Judge: Mary Mahler     Show Manager: Carole Smith Rain Dates: August 28 and October...

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Member Spotlight: Erin Seelinger...

Jan 19, 2022

This month’s Member Spotlight features amateur rider, Erin Seelinger! Let’s get to know Erin! Tell us a little about yourself. Hi, I’m Erin and I’m 21 years old. I have always wanted to be around horses ever since I was little. I was given my first horse at 8 years old and have had them ever since. I attended Midland Farm summer camps as soon as I was able to and have stayed at Midland Farm/Top Shelf Dressage ever since I was 6 years old. I thought I wanted to ride western, but I followed this girl on Instagram named Lacey Jamieson.  I thought it was so cool that she jumped her horse 3’ with no hands, but when Lacey passed away, I decided to really give English style of riding a go and...

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Upcoming Events

Jan 18, 2022

ADS is pleased to announce upcoming events that we hope our members will attend and enjoy!  Please save the dates. March 12 – Annual Year End Awards and Silent Auction April 2-3 – Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Clinic (applications due to January 31) April 10 – Tentative Show Date pending location confirmation May 21 – Cavalletti Clinic (Full) June 5 – Show Date October 1 – Show Date November 13 – Show Date...

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Cancelled – Mary Mahler Clinic...

Jan 18, 2022

The Mary Mahler Clinic on January 22-23, 2022 has been cancelled.  If this clinic is rescheduled, ADS will make the announcement at that...

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Lauren Sprieser Clinic Schedule...

Nov 22, 2021

We are excited to welcome Lauren Sprieser to Arkansas on December 4-5!  Thank you to Patty Hale of Valley View Farm for hosting us and thank you to everyone for supporting this clinic. CLINIC SCHEDULE Auditing is welcomed and encouraged.  Auditing is free for ADS members. For non-ADS members, you can register on the clinic event page...

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ADS Membership News

Nov 16, 2021

It’s time to join or renew your ADS membership for 2022! Our membership period runs from December 1 to November 30 each year.  This year we have added some excited Member Perks and are busy planning educational events for our members!  Join today to make sure you don’t miss...

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High Point Winners for November 13 Show...

Nov 14, 2021

ADS is excited to announce the High Point winners for the November 13 show at Eloraleah. Congratulations!   Junior Division: Addy Batcheller on Panic! At The Disco, USEF First Level Test 3, 68.611%   Adult Amateur Division: Katie Letcher on Silver Lining, USEF Training Level Test 3, 71.897%   Open Division: Alex du Celliee Muller on Noodle RC, USEF Training Level Test 2,...

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Show Results for the November 13 Show...

Nov 14, 2021

That’s a wrap on our 2021 show season! Thank you to everyone that came out for this show and we enjoyed seeing some new faces join us! Thank you to Mary Mahler for being our judge and to Eloraleah for hosting us. Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers that help ensure our shows run smoothly. Special thank you to Sandra Thompson for doing so much behind the scenes to make sure our shows go well.  She spends countless hours working with our venues, getting our arena setup and taken down, making the schedules, and so much more.  Please let her know how much you appreciate her and the work she does to make our shows possible! Please click the link below to view the show results: ADS_November13_Show_Results Please click the link below...

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November 13 Show Ride Times & Volunteer Schedule...

Nov 10, 2021

Thank you to everyone who signed up for the November 13 show at Eloraleah!  Our judge will be Mary Mahler.  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_November13_Show_Ride_Times Please click below for the volunteer schedule: ADS_November13_Volunteer_Schedule Eloraleah 10306 Tadpole Rd Cabot, AR...

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Rider List for November 13 Show...

Nov 6, 2021

Please click below to view the rider list for the ADS show on Saturday, November 13 at Eloraleah.  Judge is Mary Mahler....

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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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Mary Mahler Clinic Schedule

Oct 28, 2021

I hope you are excited about the upcoming Mary Mahler Clinic.  She will be our judge for the show the day before as well.  It is going to be a great time! Attached is the schedule for the clinic.  Please be flexible with your ride time in the event we get behind a little.  Arrive in the arena at your scheduled time with your horse tacked ready to ride. Please be dressed in neat riding attire.  Helmets are required.  Correctly casual attire is recommended. Please click below to view the schedule:...

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Eleanor McClain Wins Area V Beginner Novice Champion...

Oct 28, 2021

Congratulations to ADS member Eleanor McClain who is the Beginner Novice Champion for Area V! Eleanor McClain keeps her new horse, the 15-year-old Warmblood mare Abbigael, at her small barn and is solely responsible for her care, a fact that McClain believes has allowed her to know the gray mare in a much deeper way. “It was a difficult transition at first,” McClain said of her relationship with her new mount. “Month after month I worked, desperately trying to connect with her.” The pair has overcome a huge learning curve as they got to know one another, but despite some bumps in the road, McClain left each show with a positive mentality and asked herself, “What did I learn from that, and how can I fix it?” After all of the triumphs and tribulations,...

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Member Spotlight: Addy Batcheller...

Oct 27, 2021

This month’s Member Spotlight features junior rider, Addy Batcheller!  She has worked extremely hard to learn the sport of dressage and shows how hard work can pay off! Let’s get to know Addy! Tell us a little about yourself. Hi! I’m Addy Batcheller. I’ve been doing dressage for a little over 1 1/2 years, but I rode pretty casually for 4 years before that. I have been a member of ADS since 2015! I love every opportunity I get with horses, and I love improving my riding. I can’t wait to start the 2022 season, where I will compete Second Level for the first time. Tell us about your horse(s). I lease a Thoroughbred schoolmaster, Panic! At The Disco “Jase”. I’ve been leasing him for a little over 18 months, and we have improved...

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Alexandra du Celliee Muller Awarded The Dressage Foundation’s 2021 Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award...

Oct 27, 2021

Press Release from The Dressage Foundation.  Congratulations Alex, on a much deserved award! Alexandra du Celliee Muller Awarded The Dressage Foundation’s 2021 Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award Alexandra du Celliee Muller of Little Rock, AR, was presented with The Dressage Foundation’s 13th annual “Region 9 Teaching Excellence Award” at the 2021 Region 9 Championships.  Alex received the $5,000 award for her wonderful and clear teaching skills. Alex grew up as an active participant in the United States Pony Club (USPC) and began teaching dressage and eventing full time in 2013. For the past six years, Alex has been a Member at Large for the Arkansas Dressage Society and she also volunteers for the USPC as a National Examiner. Alex works with a variety of students and enjoys working with non-traditional horse breeds. She puts...

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ADS Members Compete at USDF Region 9 Championships...

Oct 12, 2021

Big congrats to our members who competed at the USDF Region 9 Championships! We are so proud of you! Our JR/YR girls, Addy and Logan, swept GAIG Training Level – how amazing is that! Addy Batcheller GAIG and SWDC JR/YR Training Level Champion 3rd in SWDC JR/YR First Level 5th in GAIG JR/YR First Level Logan Warden GAIG JR/YR Training Level Reserve Champion 7th in USDF Dressage Equitation 14-18 Semi Final Amanda Bailey SWDC Open FEI I-1 Champion 5th Place in GAIG Open I-1, I-1 Freestyle, and SWDC FEI Freestyle Test of Choice Alex du Celliee Muller SWDC Open Third Level Champion GAIG Open Third Level Reserve Champion Aislin Falasco 3rd in SWDC JR/YR Second Level 4th in GAIG JR/YR Second Level Ashley Martin 12th in SWDC and GAIG AA Second Level Anne Tursky...

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