Hi there! Here are some more tidbits about what can be worn at the FEI levels: Prix St George, Intermediare 1, Intermediare A and B and II, Grand Prix as well as the FEI Young Horse Tests for 5, 6 and 7 year olds. At the FEI levels, the outfit becomes so elegant with […]
Equestrian fashion has been a long enduring statement on the runways, streets, catalogs and department stores for years. Thanks to Ralph Lauren and other designers we can all decorate and dress our homes and ourselves with images and styles inspired by the animals we love. This month’s featured rider is Shirley Gencarelli, owner of the […]
There is always so much to think about in preparation for showing. Not only do we have to train our horses and know the tests but entering a show and getting there and knowing what else to do once on the showgrounds is mind boggling. There is an inside joke among show managers and that […]
Timmie Pollock, Ph. D , C.C. – AASP Equestrian Athlete Sport Psychologist If “just do it” doesn’t work for you, here’s expert advice on overcoming your anxiety. You’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to get serious about showing, and today’s the day. You arrive at the show grounds and unload your horse. As […]
Show nerves, everyone gets them so how do we cope? My humble thoughts on the matter are firstly to acknowledge them rather than pretend otherwise. Yes I am a bit nervous because it’s my first show/ my first time at xx level/ my first championship or simply because I have put a lot of time and money into getting […]
This week I have a question for the AADA members which has been on my mind for a while. How many trainers or coaches do you feel you need to be happy with your riding and successful in the show ring? Personally, I remember as an Amateur I was loyal to a fault to whoever […]
Hi there! How much time as dressage riders do we spend on a 20 meter circle in a lesson or riding alone or warming up at a show? It seems like an infinite amount of time. How many clinics or lessons have you watched even with top riders where they spend the majority of the […]
Hi there! My friends know that’s one of my favorite phrases when I see them. So welcome new and newer friends to AADA. Today my food for thought is US Equestrian’s definition of an Adult Amateur for purposes of showing at a USEF licensed competition. My next featured rider is Sam Farrow, transplanted to Texas […]
I just returned from Wellington Florida where among other things, I met with John McGinty, an Adult Amateur dressage rider and the person responsible for initiating the Amateur division at CDIs. There was quite a controversy this past weekend when professional rider Karen Pavacic, former Canadian international rider, now declared for Croatia, showed in the Amateur CDI small tour.
In this blog we will go over the features of the AADA website. What members will receive for joining, such as industry professional resources, members photo gallery, events calendar, access to your profile, blogs outlining tips of competition, equestrian fashion, USDF competition rules and more.