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The Alberta Dressage Association, Centerline Success (Sheri Dumonceaux) and the organizers of the Mane Event are hosting a reception with Canadian dressage icon and Mane Event dressage clinician Tom Dvorak. We would like to invite all dressage enthusiasts to drop in at the Lookout Room (upstairs in the Westerner main pavilion) between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 27/13. This will be a great opportunity to meet and chat with Tom, meet members of the ADA Board of Directors, hear about Sheri D’s exciting new business, Centreline Success, and mingle with other like-minded dressage fans! Also, at 4:00 pm the ADA 2012 Year End Awards will be presented. Coffee and goodies will be served. We hope you can make it and we’ll see you there!
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Greetings ADA Members, and fellow Dressage Enthusiasts,
I hope this message finds you all well, and enjoying the possibilities of the season – whether taking advantage of some of the numerous educational opportunities across Alberta throughout the winter, travelling to compete somewhere warm with your equine partners, or simply (and undoubtedly) looking forward to Spring!
In preparation for our 2013 Annual General Meeting, coming up in April, the ADA Board of Directors kindly requests your candid responses to the Alberta Dressage Association Community Survey that can be found at the link below. You don’t need to be an ADA Member to complete the Survey; whether you’re new to Alberta and thinking about joining one of our area groups, or wish to be involved with Dressage in any way – we appreciate your perspective.
We want to hear from you!!
The Survey will give each of you an opportunity to share your opinions, ideas, and priorities with the ADA Board, and will provide us with valuable information as we plan for the coming year. We hope you will take just a few minutes to complete it. Your response is anonymous, and your privacy will be protected; this Survey will not store or re-use any personal information, such as your email address, or computer IP address. Please click on the link below to get started!
Many thanks to each of you for your time spent, and the contribution of your thoughts; it will help the ADA to continue evolving with the needs and wishes of its members, and promote the growth and distinction of Dressage in Alberta.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Vice President - Alberta Dressage Association
Alberta Dressage Association,
I wanted to take some time to tell you guys about my trip to the North American Junior Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Kentucky this summer that you guys generously supported. The Alberta Dressage Association has not only supported me in my trip to NAJYRC but also throughout my youth as I developed as a dressage rider. The ADA website was one of the first I looked at when I became interested in dressage and I wanted nothing more than to be a member and participate in horse shows. ADA’s involvement in horse shows across Alberta made it possible for me to gain experience at the gold level and eventually qualify to go to Kentucky. Without your association I would have had a much more difficult time achieving my goals.
My horse, Zeffiro, and I were able to successfully qualify, at the FEI Junior level, during the spring show season in 2012. At the end of June we were officially named to the Canadian team. I was able to share the experience with teammate and friend Elexis Ortlieb. The horses were hauled down south by Foothills Transport and they took great care of Zeff. He arrived at the Horse Park happy and in great condition. Our trip was a little more exciting as our connecting flight from Houston to Lexington was cancelled and we had to wait on standby for hours. We ended up flying into an airport a few hours away from our hotel with our luggage lost but we made it. The Kentucky Horse Park is truly a jaw-dropping place. It is so vast and beautifully designed that you do not feel as if you are at a horse show (Let’s just say I was intimidated a little haha). We had a few warm-up days in which things were not really structured. Each of these days Zeff and I had a lesson with Michelle and he seemed to settle in and handle the heat and atmosphere like it was any other horse show. Starting Monday, the FEI fencing went up and we had to have ID cards to see the horses. Our team was only allowed to ride at specific times and everything had to be done through our Chef Leslie. Tuesday morning we had the FEI jog. It was very exciting to hear them announce Zeff’s acceptance into the competition. That day we also got to ride with our team in the show ring. Zeff was a little spooky at first as the ring in surrounded by fountains and bleachers and big white tents but he settled in eventually. I rode early in the morning on both Wednesday (the team test) and Friday (the individual). I was super happy with Zeff during both his tests. Some of the movements he struggled with all season were the best they’ve ever been and I was so proud of him. My goal was to have scores in the low 60’s in both tests and we achieved that. I did not place high enough to qualify for freestyles but had a great time supporting the members of Team Canada who did. It was such a unique experience to be part of a team. All of Canada, as a whole, who participated in NAJYRC, were so supportive of each other and it was an experience I will never forget.
This trip was quite expensive and the financial support from the Alberta Dressage Association was greatly appreciated. Since I began riding, going to NAJYRC has always been a dream. With a great horse, good family, awesome coach and the support of my provincial and local dressage community I was able to realize this dream.
Alberta Rider Crystal Kroetch and Lymrix Win Pan Am Team Silver
2012 Dressage Canada Junior and Young Rider Fundraiser
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Thank you for your Support!
Register Now for the Jane Savoie Seminar, Oct. 13 & 14, 2012, Calgary! See Clinic page for more details
CDI** Announcement by CA/ADA
Lindsay Seidel-Wassenaar proved Alberta Dressage riders can hold their own! Lindsay was top international rider and along with Esmee Ingham, the other Canadian rider from BC selected to represent Canada at the CDI, won Team Silver. Hats off to both of you!
2 Alberta Riders Selected for Canada West Team for NAJYRC 2011
Thanks again for all of your support.