Adult Amateur Dressage Access
Education & Events for the Adult Amateur Equestrian
ADULT AMATEUR FEATURED RIDERS
Featured Rider January 2019 AADA Featured Rider “Dawn Metzger” I currently live near The Woodlands, Texas, about 40 Miles north of Houston. My current horse: Corrado M, a 17 year old Andalusian gelding.He is my favorite horse. I started riding around age 12, and got my first horse, a quarter horse mare at age 16 […]
Featured Rider December 2018 AADA Featured Rider “Timmie Pollock, Phd” Name: Timmie Pollock Where do you live: California Current Horse(s) Name, breed and age: Tiadoro Hanoverian Age 8 Finnegan Westphalen branded Oldenburg Age 8 Narcissa Hanoverian Age 27 (retired) Dam of Tiadoro Silhouette Oldenburg Age 21 (retired) Dam of Finnegan Daughter of Narcissa Favorite […]
Featured Rider November 2018 AADA Featured Rider “Kaitlyn Naughton” Name: Kaitlyn Naughton Where do you live? Rhode Island Current Horse(s) name, breed and age: Baron, 2005 RPSI Gelding. When did you start riding? I was about 6 years old when I began taking riding lessons. Prior to that I can remember staring intently from […]
Featured Rider October 2018 : “Jennifer Bryant” Current Horse(s) name, breed and age: My retiree is Davignport’s Diamond, a 2003 Oldenburg mare Davignport x XX). My current dressage horse is Dux, a 2008 Westfalen gelding (Diamond Hit x Florestan I). Favorite Horse’s name: I’d feel disloyal playing favorites! When did you start riding? At age 10 What […]
Fourth Level Test 3 The new 2019 -2021 USEF/USDF Intro through Fourth Level Dressage Tests which were effective December 1, 2018 are available on the USDF website here. Thank goodness the test writing committee listened to suggestions to shorten this lengthy demanding test. It has been reduced from 32 movements to 22. Gone is the […]
Fourth Level Test 1 and 2 The new 2019 -2021 USEF/USDF Intro through Fourth Level Dressage Tests which were effective December 1, 2018 are available on the USDF website here. For Fourth Level Test 1 in the 2019 test cycle, the movement sequences have remained the same in the trot and canter. EXCEPT, in Movement […]
The Benefits of Fitness for Equestrians Bridget Braden Personal Fitness and Dressage Trainer Physical fitness is armor for equestrians. The wear and tear inflicted on the rider can cause performance problems. A rider relies on physical structural to stabilize on an animal. Horseback riders engage their internal core to stabilize so the horse can move […]
THIRD LEVEL LEVEL TESTS 2 & 3 The new 2019 -2021 USEF/USDF Intro through Fourth Level Dressage Tests effective December 1, 2018 are available on the USDF website here. Third 2 remains essentially the same sequence of movements except the trot half passes have been eliminated. This makes this test shorter with 22 movements instead […]
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.