Adult Amateur Dressage Access
Education & Events for the Adult Amateur Equestrian
ADULT AMATEUR FEATURED RIDERS
Featured Rider May 2019 AADA Featured Rider “Susan Sapino” Name: Alana Andrews Currently living: Green Township New Jersey Horse’s Name: Lord Snow Horse Breed: Oldenburg Riding Age: I started riding at 5 years old. Though took a break from 18-30 What or who inspired you to ride Dressage?I do not come from a “horsey” family, […]
Featured Rider April 2019 AADA Featured Rider “Alana Andrews” Name: Alana Andrews Currently living: Los Angeles Horse’s Name: Caju Horse Breed: Lusitano What or who inspired you to ride Dressage?My mom inspired me since she asked me to go on a horse shopping trip to Spain with her. She was looking for a dressage horse, […]
Featured Rider March 2019 AADA Featured Rider “Anke Ott” Name: Anke Ott Currently living: New Canaan Connecticut Horses currently owned: Mercenario FC 15 years old, PRE approved breeding Stallion Favorite Horse’s Name: barn name “Matcho” When did you start riding: As a 9 year old girl in Saarland, Germany. What or who inspired you to ride […]
Featured Rider February 2019 AADA Featured Rider “Ruth Shirkey” Name: Ruth Shirkey Currently living in Livermore, California (SF Bay Area) Horses currently owned: Wyleigh Princess, Hanoverian mare, coming 9 Royal Rhapsody (Roxie), Hanoverian filly, Weanling I started riding in the Dressage discipline in 2004. Prior to that, ever since I was a toddler, I have […]
Timmie Pollock, Ph. D , C.C. – AASP Equestrian Athlete Sport Psychologist Anyone who has competed more than a few times has experienced the multitude of distractions present at the show. The loose horse that flies by just as you start down centerline or the well-intentioned groundskeeper who revs up the tractor or the water […]
RIDING & BIOFEEDBACK Timmie Pollock, Ph. D , C.C. – AASP Equestrian Athlete Sport Psychologist Riding is a very challenging sport. Not only do riders need strength, balance, coordination and good timing, we must also effectively manage emotions such as fear and anger. Perhaps you suffer from competition anxiety, a common problem. At shows your […]
So your horse isn’t moving like he should, shows signs of discomfort, or has a new bad attitude? You’ve tried a few different home remedies and read a few articles on why this might be happening but just can’t seem to solve the problem. There is a good chance your horse needs myofascial release (MFR). […]
Of course we’re all familiar of what it takes to turn out a horse to participate in dressage shows. There’s the bubbly bath followed by mane and tail conditioner, trimming of excess hair and finally a clean sheet to protect your sparkling horse. Turn outs at this point are strictly prohibited. Of course all the […]
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.