Come Join A.D.A. Saturday May 16th for a Horse & Rider - And – Ride-a-Test Clinic Saturday May 19th at Thomet Stables from 9am to 6pm Come listen to all the great speakers and then Ride-a-Test for our ‘R’ judge Betty Jo Crosby! Betty Jo Crosby Pamela Ditonto Fran Cilella Scott Henderson Speakers will start at 9am until 12pm, then we will break for lunch and after we will have Betty Jo Crosby judge our Ride-a-Test rides from 1pm until 6pm. We only have a limited amount of time which will mean a limited amount of riders can participate. *** Lunch will be provided. *** Ride-a-Test Ride Fees (includes auditing for day & stall or haul-in): $50 for ADA members, $60 for non-members Auditors Fees for the Day: $20 for ADA Members, $30 non-members Please send payment as well as registration paper (and copy of coggins if your horse is not boarded with Thomet Stables) to: Sarah VanAllsburg 1057 Sunrise Ln, Walker, MI 49534 ***Make checks out to All Dressage Association*** Ride-a-Test Registration Form Rider’s Name: ________________________________________________ Horse’s Name: ________________________________________________ Test Rider Wishes To Ride for Judge: __________________________ Ride-a-Test Ride Fees (includes auditing for day & stall or haul-in): $50 for ADA members, $60 for non-members Auditors Fees for the Day: $20 for ADA Members, $30 non-members Please send payment as well as registration paper (and copy of coggins if your horse is not boarded with Thomet Stables) to: Sarah VanAllsburg 1057 Sunrise Ln, Walker, MI 49534 ***Make checks out to All Dressage Association*** EQUIFITNESS Equifitness Training – Sport Specific Conditioning for Riders Equifitness focuses on three key areas that need to be addressed in the rider: 1. The rider's body must be balanced so areas of tightness must be released. 2. Once the areas of tightness were released, the body must be reeducated through retraining the central nervous system. 3. (Only after steps one and two), the body must be rebuilt. All three areas are equally important and must be applied in specific sequence in the rider's fitness program. When questioning riders who were in a fitness program, all were missing at least one of these three key elements. Most programs were focusing on rebuilding or strengthening the body, disregarding flexibility and central nervous system retraining. Most riders present themselves to the horse uneven, out of balance, and with a lack of core strength. Scott Henderson, owner of Equifitness, has 25 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist with extensive knowledge on sports specific training and programming. For over 2yrs, Scott has studied Dressage and Event riders extensively, and has developed a sport-specific conditioning approach that can help improve riding performance and safety, while improving the overall riding experience. http://www.equifitnesstraining.com/ Dr. Pamela Ditonto is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her BS from the University of Cincinnati. She studies classical homeopathy under Dr. Richard Pitcairn and others and has completed professional and advanced courses in veterinary homeopathy. She completed the American Veterinarian and Chiropractors Association sponsored Options for Animals Animal Chiropractic Course. She completed the Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) Course for Veterinarians as well. Dr. Ditonto, throughout her education, has always recognized the inherent ability of an individual to attain health and wellbeing and feels that through the services she offers, true healing can be assisted and achieved. http://www.holisticvetoptions.com/ The Animated Horse Equine Bodywork Certified and Experienced Equine Massage Therapist, Fran Cilella, serves horses and those that love them in the West Michigan area. Trained in multiple bodywork modalities to help enhance your horse's health and performance. Fran invested in her initial training and certification via Equissage in Round Hill, VA. Just over a year later, she took another week long bodywork course from Sport Horse Therapeutic Equine Massage (including some nutrition, saddle fit and hoof instruction) out in Laramie, WY. Then the Basic Course of the Master MethodTM Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork, soon followed by the Advanced Course out in Fairfield, Iowa. Now she is working towards her certification in the Masterson Method TM. It’s very intense and time consuming – but your horse’s wellbeing and performance are worth the effort. http://www.theanimatedhorse.com/ ‘R’ Dressage Judge Betty Jo Crosby Betty Jo is an accomplished judge who earned the requisite scores at recognized dressage competitions to be eligible to enter the AHSA (now USEF) judge’s training program. She received "r" and "R" licenses in Dressage, and an "r" license for Eventing. She has officiated for both disciplines from coast to coast. Among her most memorable events are: being the chief eventing judge for the U.S. Pony Club national championships (Lexington, VA); judging the Region 7 and CDA championships (CA); and judging dressage at the inaugural event at Richland Park (MI).
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