Adult Amateur Dressage Access
Education & Events for the Adult Amateur Equestrian
ADULT AMATEUR FEATURED RIDERS
Featured Rider September 2019 AADA Featured Rider “Calleen Kinney” Name: Calleen Kinney Currently living: Nokesville, VA Horse’s Name: Sokrates Horse’s Age: 8 years old Horse Breed: Westphalian What or who inspired you to ride Dressage?My Grandmother and Aunt. My grandmother was the first person in the US to get her Bronze Medal riding sidesaddle. She […]
Featured Rider August 2019 AADA Featured Rider “Holly Simpson” Name: Holly Simpson Currently living: Lake View Terrace, CA Horse’s Name: Grand Enya Horse’s Age: 21 years old Horse Present Competition Level: 4th Horse Breed: Rheinland Pfalz Saar What or who inspired you to ride Dressage?For my 9th? birthday my father took me and one of […]
Featured Rider July 2019 AADA Featured Rider “Jennifer Baxter” Name: Jennifer Andrews Currently living: Magnolia, Texas Horse’s Name: Delilah Horse Breed: Friesian Mare Riding Age: 58 What or who inspired you to ride Dressage?I am inspired by the bond between horse and rider. To be able to trust your horse and have them trust you […]
Timmie Pollock, Ph. D , C.C. – AASP Equestrian Athlete Sport Psychologist The Sweet Smell of Success Key to feeling satisfied with your goals and progress as a rider is a realistic definition of success. Ask yourself: What does “success” mean to me? Will I be successful only if I make the Olympic team? If […]
Timmie Pollock, Ph. D , C.C. – AASP Equestrian Athlete Sport Psychologist If you’re like most riders, you’ve occasionally become frustrated with your apparent lack of progress or lost your perspective on how(or even whether) riding fits into your life. Perhaps you’ve achieved some success, only to find yourself succumbing to the stresses of having […]
AADA Interviews Lisa K Schmidt Interview and written by Mary Moon Lisa K. Schmidt founded Adult Amateur Dressage Access in 2018 to support Adult Amateur dressage riders with information, recognition for their achievements, and an online community. Lisa spoke with AADA about her transition from an Adult Amateur to a professional trainer and USEF-licensed dressage […]
Listen to your “Dance Partner” when choosing your MFS Music A personal experience story by Diann Landau I have learned the hard way that your horse must be included in the process of selecting the music you use if doing a Musical Freestyle. 5 years ago I ventured into the world of Dancing with my […]
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.