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  • June 13, 2024 11:56 AM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Kelly Martinez for her exceptional service as Education Chair for the past three years. Kelly's dedication and hard work in organizing numerous successful events have greatly contributed to the success of our organization.

    We are pleased to welcome Leah Stephen to replace Kelly on the board as our new Education Chair. Leah brings with her a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm that will undoubtedly benefit our organization. Leah is a distinguished USDF Silver and Bronze medalist, with an impressive track record of winning multiple USDF Horse of the Year all-breeds awards, including Champion Prix St George and 4th level in 2023, Reserve Champion 4th level in 2022, and Reserve Champion Training level in 2015.

    Leah's extensive background includes owning, breeding, and training at Green Spring Valley Friesian Sporthorses from 2004-2019. She has also gained valuable experience working and competing abroad in the UK, where she earned colors with Ft Leavenworth Foxhunt in 2011 and was the Cambridgeshire, England dressage champion in 2010. Leah has worked as a stallion and young horse trainer at Witcham Farm Stud in Cambs, UK from 2007-2011, as well as a horse trainer at Sedgeway Equestrian Center in Cambridgeshire, UK from 2009-2011. Additionally, she has honed her skills in dressage through schooling and studying in Germany at Reiterhof Mooswiese and Reitsportanlage Engbarth.

    We are confident that Leah's expertise and passion for equestrian education will lead our organization to new heights. Please join us in welcoming Leah as our new Education Chair.

  • May 01, 2024 2:02 PM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our virtual show riders!

    See the results here!

  • April 25, 2024 12:07 PM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    2023 Volunteers of Year

    Adult: Lisa Matson

    Junior: Ryland Flores

    2023 Volunteer Awards

    Adult: Nancy Prochaska, Vicki Gay Morris, Karen Silvers

    Junior: Brynna Malley

    Rider Awards

  • April 24, 2024 8:55 AM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    ADA welcomes Brynna Malley as our new JR/YR chair!  Here's a little about Brynna:

    I began taking riding lessons when I was 5 with my mom and we made the switch to dressage when I was 7. I first started getting involved with ADA when I attended their schooling shows as a new rider to dressage. I quickly became involved in volunteering and attending many of the ADA events and am very grateful to receive this opportunity to be the new Jr/Yr chair! My belief is that the more opportunities provided for our juniors and riders, the better! It's important to educate and guide the future of dressage, and it's organizations like ADA that help juniors build friendships that last a lifetime!

  • January 10, 2024 12:52 PM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    We have made some changes to our weekend with Kristi Wysocki.  The judges education was not filling as expected so we have extended the riding clinic an additional day.  

    Riders are welcome to register for an additional day and we have room to accomodate wait listed riders and horses.  If you wish to ride an additional horse this may now be possible.

    Thank you!

  • November 20, 2023 8:10 AM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    Welome to Bailey Wideman who has volunteered for the position of JR/YR Chair!

    Bailey is a lifelong horsewoman and supporter of the Alamo Dressage Association. Professionally, Bailey is a Staff Attorney for the Department of Public Safety in the Office of General Counsel. After graduating from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2020, she was a compliance officer at a financial firm before briefly working in private practice.

    Bailey has a long membership history with ADA, including being voted Volunteer of the Year in 2015. She grew up attending, showing, and volunteering at ADA organized events, including earning her USDF Bronze and Silver medals at ADA shows. She is excited about the opportunity of being the Jr/Yr chair because she believes young rider preparation, education, and accessibility is paramount. She is dedicated to helping the next generation develop in an organization so close to her heart.

    Bailey is a San Antonio native. She also has two horses of her own, Joy snd Posey, both in preparation for the 2024 season. She is thrilled to be on the board.

  • October 10, 2023 7:35 PM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    Congrats to all our Summer schooling show winners!

    View Results Here!

  • August 10, 2023 4:36 PM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    The Alamo Dressage Summer Social and Used Tack Sale Extravaganza is less than 2 weeks away! The sale will be incredible with close to 500 quality items! WOW! Additionally, Iron Horse Trading Company will be there with a trailer full of equestrian-inspired goods! Think about buying those Christmas gifts. Susan McGinnis will bring her saddle-fitting expertise and a trailer full of saddles and other tack.

    IN LIGHT OF THE EXTRAORDINARY HEAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING, THE EVENT HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO THE HAMPTON INN IN BULVERDE AT 499 SINGING OAKS, SPRING BRANCH, TX 78070. We will have a spacious, AIR CONDITIONED banquet room to house all the tack items and tables for dining and catching up with friends.

    The Social will provide a delicious BBQ lunch served buffet-style. Water and sodas will be provided. We ask that you bring a side dish or dessert with a serving utensil. Alcoholic beverages will not be allowed due to TABC rules.

    What are you waiting for??? What could be more fun than shopping, eating, and talking about horses? Register today on the Alamo Dressage Association website! A good headcount will help us know how much BBQ to order and how many dining tables we need.

    Bring your appetite and cash, checkbook, or credit card!

    If you have let others know about this event that may not be on our mailing list, please forward this email with the location change to them.

  • July 11, 2023 7:11 PM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    ADA is pleased to announce that Aimee Victoria has volunteered for the board position of Secretary.   Aimee is a talented professional and avid horsewoman.  She currently works for CPS Energy here in San Antonio. Aimee's background also includes directing operations for a sport horse farm in New York, as well as managing equestrian athletes.  She has extensively worked in leadership development and her work has been featured in major magazines, including Dressage Today.   

    For more details about Aimee, read her bio here!

  • July 11, 2023 7:00 PM | Arlene Gaitan (Administrator)

    Congrats to all our winners!  

    Click Here for Results

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ADA's newest Dressage Foundation Century Club Member, PJ Hardin.

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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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