In and Around the Arena

The Arkansas Valley Dressage Association offers schooling shows, clinics, seminars and educational opportunities for riders and horses of all levels and breeds. Some of the events are non-sponsored AVDA events. If there is a clinic, show, festival or seminar or any equine-related event, please email avdadressage2019@gmail.com and we’ll get it in the In and Around the Arena.

 
 
A group of AVDA board members engaged during one of the association’s clinics.

A group of AVDA board members engaged during one of the association’s clinics.

Upcoming Meetings

The Arkansas Valley Dressage Association meets once a month 6 p.m on Sundays. Locations vary per month based on member recommendations. The meetings sometimes include featured presentations from local veterinarians, farriers, trainers, other members or anything pertaining to the sport of dressage.

THE NEXT MEETING:

September 22, 2019

5 p.m., Coyote Grill, 675 CO-115, Penrose, CO 81240

TOPICS: Riverwalk Schooling Show Series, upcoming clinics and new software for events, clinics, shows, etc.

 
USDF bronze and silver medalist rider and trainer Kathy Daly will be in Canon City on Aug. 17 for a clinic.

USDF bronze and silver medalist rider and trainer Kathy Daly will be in Canon City on Aug. 17 for a clinic.

Dressage trainer Karen Rohlf will be offering a clinic Aug. 13-14 in Blanca, Colo.

Dressage trainer Karen Rohlf will be offering a clinic Aug. 13-14 in Blanca, Colo.

Educational Opportunities

Kathy Daly Dressage Clinic (A non-RMDS-sponsored event)

Learn from One of the Southeast’s Top Dressage Instructors

August 17, 2019, 3180 Grandview Ave., Canon City, Colo.

Without the foundation of dressage, horse and rider will struggle to ride in harmony and partnership. USDF bronze and silver medalist will be providing a clinic Aug. 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Canon City. There is room for two more lessons. Introductory rate is $50, plus $10 haul-in fee. Lunch will be provided.

Auditing is free and rain date is Sunday, Aug. 18.

For more information, contact Cat Siemiet for more info at catsbarn@aol.com.

Karen Rohlf Dressage Clinic (An RMDS-sponsored event)

Finding the Sweet Spot of Healthy Biomechanics

August 13-14, 2019, Blanca, Colo.

Spend two days with Karen Rohlf in an all-day group format clinic. The clinic may include a combination of theory, discussion, groundwork, and riding. ALL attendees will have opportunities to participate in discussions, simulations, and Q&A. A limited number of auditor tickets are now available for purchase online. 

Auditing options: $60/single day or $100/both days.

For more information, contact Linda Chadwick-Wirth at lchadwichwirth@icloud.com

To-be-announced upcoming Dressage Clinics (A non-sponsored AVDA event)

Dates to-be-announced at Patch Ranch in Wetmore, Colo.

For more information, call JoElyn Newcomb at 719-429-1244.

 
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AVDA Riverwalk Schooling Show Series 2019

October 5, 2019

8 a.m. start time, Pathfinder Regional Park, Florence, Colo.

The Arkansas Valley Dressage Association’s Riverwalk Schooling Series offers horses and riders an opportunity to learn their tests, practice for the show ring, experience a horse show, introduces riders and horses to the show ring and provides a platform for a fun, relaxing, educational horse show experience. The shows are open to all dressage divisions, including Western Dressage, eventing and prix caprilli tests.