"God forbid that I should go to any heaven
in which there are no horses."

–R.B. Cunningham Graham
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Fall Educational Event!  Improve your Judging Eye with Kathy Rowse, "S" NOT JUST FOR JUDGES! November 2-3
Open to everyone!  USDF University credit. Judges and L grads can earn 8 hours continuing Education Credit.  Kathy Rowse is a USEF "S" judge since 1999, USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medlist and member of the USDF L program faculty. Kathy has coached numerous students to achieve all of their medals as well as regional and national awards. Her greatest passion is teaching both riders and "L" candidates. 
This event is open to anyone who wants to learn more about our wonderful sport. "L" grads willl earn 8 CE hours and everyone will get a small glimpse of the "L" program should they be thinking about pursuing it in the future.  This is an interactive educational program. 
Saturday night beginning at 4pm at the Hampton Inn in Bulverde, we will be reviewing what is included in the collective marks and use video taped riders at all levels.
Sunday morning beginning at 8am at Retama Equestrian Center, we will be using live horse and rider combinations.
Everyone will come away with a much better understanding of the training scale and how the judge evaluates their performance in the dressage ring.

 Don't delay! Register here!  If you need hotel accomodations we have a limited number of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn.  Contact Arlene if you need a room.

Clinic with Lynne Jones, USDF Gold Medalist - Nov 15, 16 & 17
45 minute lesson - $150 for members, $175 for non-members.  San Antonio Rose Palace. Lynne is a retired USEF judge and TD, earned her Bronze, Silver and Gold medals on horses she trained herself. She has earned numerous USEF/USDF Horse of the Year awards and Regional Championships through the years, training several horses to Grand Prix, as well as coaching numerous students through the FEI levels. She also was the dressage coach for Tarzan and Anne Sutton Hardaway at the Seoul Olympics in Combined Training. Lynne was also a long-time ADA member before moving to Georgia.  Contact Lisa Mattson to ride.  Auditors welcome! One day: $20, 2-day - $35, 3-day $45. Non members add $5.  Schooling show competitors pay only $10!

Working Equitation Clinic with Doreen Atkinson - Nov 16-17

Private 45 min: $135 member, $145 non-member. Semi-private: $120/$140, Group(3): $90/$110. San Antonio Rose Palace. Working Equitation (WE) was created to celebrate the partnership between horse and rider, with a focus on classical horsemanship and use of the horse for ranch work. WE has a series of trials, including Dressage.  Horses are ridden in Western, English or other tack and are judged according to the same criteria. Doreen is a WE judge and TD. She will be teaching group lessons on the basics, including obstacles.  Many ADA members are participating in WE events and are excited about how fun and challenging it is for both horse and rider! Come join the fun and see what the buzz is all about! Contact Karen Silvers to ride. Auditors welcome! One day: $20, 2-day - $35, 3-day $45. Non members add $5.  Schooling show competitors pay only $10!

NEW! Education Committee

ADA has a new Education committee lead by Lisa Mattson, our new Education Chair.  Committee members include Karen Silvers and Debra Peterson. 

Cash Back for Education   

This program encourages ADA members to further their dressage education by offering $50 “cash back” to subsidize their costs for clinic and symposiums. One must write a short article for how they used Cash Back and what they learned. This can not be used with an an ADA sponsored function.    Click here for application form!  IMPORTANT! Forms must be postmarked within 30 days of completion of the event!  Must have been a member for 60 days and volunteer 3 hours at an ADA event to receive reimbursement!   If you haven't earned your volunteer hours you can still apply and will be reimbursed once you have fulfilled the volunteer requirement.

Junior/Young Rider Cash Back for Education 

ADA JR/YR Members may be eligible for up to a $100 cash back annually to attend Dressage or horsemanship educational events. This includes lessons with instructors, riding in clinics and auditing fees. Reimbursements are made on a first come, first served basis until the Junior Cash Back fund of $1500 is exhausted annually. Please note that JR/YR members are still eligible to apply for ADA Cash Back for Education as well but not for the same event. Click Here for eligibility information and Junior/Young Rider Cash Back for Education application form! For questions, contact Tracy Augustine at tracy_augustine@yahoo.com   or call 830-388-0451.

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