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    • 1 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • 31 Jul 2020
    • 11:59 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Virtual Show

    Alamo Dressage Association 
    July Virtual Schooling Show

    Classical Dressage, Eventing  & Western Dressage Classes!

    Judge: Matt Eagan, "L" Grad with Distinction, Kirkland, WA

    Show Manager/Secretary:  Arlene Gaitan (210) 386-9576,  Email

    Prize List: 2020 July ADA Virtual Dressage Show.pdf

    2019 Dressage Tests * USEA Tests * Western Dressage Tests

    Tack and Equipment Rules:
    US Equestrian Federation  * Western Dressage of America

    Upload your videos to YouTube and submit the link with your entry form.

    How to Record and Upload your Videos

    • 7 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom meeting
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    Enjoy a happy hour beverage of your choice and join us for a conversation and Q&A with USEF "S" Judge, Joan Darnell.  

    Joan will be judging the ADA Fall show on August 29-30 as well as the USDF Region 9 Championships in October so this is your chance to find out what she is looking for!

    About Joan:  Joan Darnell is a USEF “S” Dressage judge and also a member of the USDF “L” Faculty, a member of the USDF Freestyle and Judges Committees and a member of the USEF Licensed Officials Working Group. Joan has been active in dressage since the early 1980’s having competed through the levels and completing her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals. She has been the past President of the Idaho Dressage and Eventing Association and the Central Texas Dressage Society. She now resides in Olympia, Washington with her husband and their 3 horses, 4 dogs and cat. They enjoy traveling, and gardening in their spare time.

    When registering, please provide your questions in advance.  If there is time, we will address additional questions. 

    Meeting will be conducted via Zoom.  Download the app to your phone or tablet or join via your computer.  Make sure your speakers and microphone are on. 

    Free to ADA members!

    $10 for non-members.

    • 29 Aug 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 30 Aug 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • San Antonio Rose Palace

    The San Antonio Fall Dressage Show I & II has been moved to August 29-30th.  

    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 8:00 AM (CST)
    • 22 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM (CST)
    • San Antoio Rose Palace
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    When: November 20-22, 2020

    Where: San Antonio Rose Palace

    Instructor: Besides being a freestyle designer over the last two decades, Cynthia Collins has designed freestyles at all levels, including PARA and Western Dressage. She is also a freestyle competitor and puts herself and her work in the ring and in front of judges. She knows first-hand what riders are experiencing. She was also a Technical Delegate for many years so she has been able to talk with judges on the latest trends and thoughts for judging freestyles. This has proven to be of great benefit to her clients. She does not sell "stock" freestyles as she believes all freestyles are personalized for each horse and rider. All freestyles are custom. Educational Benefits for both Riders and Auditors:

    • Gain a greater understanding of the freestyle process and how freestyles are judged.
    • See how the appropriate music can enhance the horse's gaits.
    • Observe how choreography is developed based on musical phrases, level, and skill of thehorse and rider.
    • Auditors and riders will receive relevant handouts about freestyles.

    Cost for Auditors:

    • ADA Members – Friday lecture $20; Saturday or Sunday $25, both days $40; all three$50
    • Nonmembers – Friday lecture $25; Saturday or Sunday $30, both days $50; all three $65
    • Schooling show (in Ring 1) competitors – Friday lecture $10; Saturday or Sunday $10,both days $20; all three $25

    Cost for Riders - Must register using paper application on the Education page.

    • Friday Lecture - $20
    • Two 50-minute sessions: $340 for ADA members, $400 for nonmembers.
    • Riders are allowed to have one helper attend the Saturday and Sunday sessions at nocost – groom, videographer, etc.

    The riders should be working toward the level of the freestyle, however, they do not need to be completely proficient at that level during the time of the symposium.

    IMPORTANT! Auditor and Riders! Bring or mail your Release of Liability Form

    See the Education page for more information.

    • 21 Nov 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 22 Nov 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • San Antonio Rose Palace

About us

Founded in 1981, Alamo Dressage Association (ADA) is a non-profit, charter Group Member Organization of the United States Dressage Federation. Our purpose is to promote dressage interest, knowledge, training and competition. Although concerned primarily with dressage, we welcome any type of horse or rider, regardless of individual aims.

Show your support of local Dressage by joining today! Benefits include a Group Membership to the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), a subscription to USDF Connect magazine, discounts on educational events and more!

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