Adult Amateur Dressage Access
Education, Events & Opportunities for the Adult Amateur Equestrian
The actual word “dressage” is French and evolved from the verb dresseur meaning to train. Dressage is a unique discipline for riding a horse. It is as unique as Hunter/Jumpers, Tennessee Walkers, Three or Five Gaited Horses, Reining, Endurance, Eventing or any others that come to mind. Dressage is an Olympic discipline, enjoying great international […]
Renown Retired FEI Judge, current USEF ‘S’ Dressage and USEF WD ‘R’ judge Natalie Lamping had an idea. After watching older riders, repeatably, having trouble with sitting their horse in competitions, she said….why! This certainly causes pain to horse and rider. Somehow there needs to be a solution, if not to at least protect the […]
Originally published by the FEI | July 2021 The Tokyo 2020 equestrian schedule begins this weekend with Dressage, as athletes from around the world compete for glory in the Individual and Team competitions. The first round begins on Saturday, with the Team final on Tuesday (July 27) and Individual medals to be won on Wednesday […]
train for results There are only so many hours in a day and trying to figure out whether to ride or workout or do both…can be a difficult decision. Being an equestrian, I know that the body can only take so much on a daily basis. Both working out and riding can wear the body […]
What is AADA – Adult Amateur Dressage Access?
AADA was conceived by Lisa Schmidt, a USEF S dressage judge, USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, coach to many successful Adult Amateurs, former USDF Region 1 Director and ‘L’ program instructor. Her vision is to make the AADA an educational and community building resource to promote the AA in dressage.
- AADA is for amateur dressage riders of all ages. AADA is an educational and informational resource for every AA from beginners at the lower levels of dressage, experienced competitors or the mature rider enjoying their horse in or out of the show arena.
- AADA gives the amateur rider opportunities to learn to enhance the riding experience, care for the Dressage horse and improve skills for the show ring and much more
- AADA spotlights monthly successful amateur riders outside and inside the barn.
- Enjoy easy and exciting tips from blogs, online courses, videos for better enjoying your horse and achieving success in the competition arena from a popular dressage professional and judge, plus advice and life experience sharing from fellow adult amateurs. Attend exclusive member only educational events and clinics.
- Check out our AADA Facebook page for even more networking and inside stories
- AADA is a privately funded support organization developed for Adult Amateur Dressage Riders. It is not associated with USDF, USEF, FEI or any other equine membership association in the United States or abroad.