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 5 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:

June 15, 2019

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 6 p.m., Florence Brewing Company, 200 S. Pikes Peak Ave., Florence Colo.

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

 
Dressage judge Janet Foy explains how to judge and ride required movements

Dressage judge Janet Foy explains how to judge and ride required movements

Educational Opportunities

Mother’s Day Dressage Clinic (A non-sponsored AVDA event)

May 11 and 12 at Patch Ranch in Wetmore, Colo.

A Mother’s Day Dressage Clinic will be May 11 and 12 as a way to help riders and horses prepare for the next show or to learn tests or to balance their relationship with their horses.

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

 
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AVDA Riverwalk Schooling Show Series 2019

June 9, 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.