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

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Education


Fall Educational Events - Three Events - One Weekend! 

Clinic with Lynne Jones, USDF Gold Medalist - Nov 15, 16 & 17
45 minute lesson - $150 for members, $175 for non-membersSan 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.


ADA Members and "L" Graduates attending Part 1 of the Improving Your Judging Eye with Kathy Rowse USEF "S" Dressage Judge. Two of our "L" Grads came all the way from California and Illinois!


Part 2 of the Improving Your Judging Eye with Kathy Rowse, USEF "S" Dressage Judge.

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