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:

October 13, 2019

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

TOPICS: Nominees for the 2020 board of elections will take place at the October meeting. Please consider taking a position on the board or your nominees scoring, approved by the board

 
Sarah Martin is a Grand Prix rider and trainer from Blanca, Colo. She has been teaching and training National and International level riders and their horses for over 30 years..

Sarah Martin is a Grand Prix rider and trainer from Blanca, Colo. She has been teaching and training National and International level riders and their horses for over 30 years..

Educational Opportunities

Sarah Martin Dressage Clinic (A non-RMDS-sponsored event)

Complementary Horsemanship

October 19-20, 2019, location TBD, weather-dependent.

Dressage trainer Sarah Martin will provide two sets of group ground work session in the morning. The ground work is methodology for Complementary Horsemanship and consists of the blocks/exercises to relax and focus the horse. The group ground work will run about an hour and a half to two hours with discussion throughout. In the afternoon, participants will ride in groups of two for one hour each.

Cost is $125 per day per horse and rider.

Handouts will be provided for both auditors and riders.

For more information, contact Renee McMillen at mcmillenrenee@gmail.com, 719-371-3053, cell or home 719-276-2029

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.