Adult Amateur Dressage Access
Education & Events for the Adult Amateur Equestrian
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 […]
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.