ADA recently spoke with Lisa Oles of Concord Ridge about their upcoming show. Lisa thanked the ADA for allowing Concord Ridge to host the first show of 2016, noting, “March 19th will kick off what I believe will be a fantastic dressage season for ADA riders. We look forward to seeing what everyone, riders and horses, have been working on through the winter.”
Lisa added that they are excited to be able to have Dolly Hannon, a “S” judge, for the “schooling” show. She noted that this quality of judging would not be possible if it were not for coordinated efforts with ADA.
She noted, “My passion is helping people reach the goals they set for themselves, which is why I believe working together is vital. This show is a perfect example of that. By working with ADA to have Dolly judge and do the clinic, we can get so much more out of it.”
Lisa added, “At Concord we strive to bring more high-level dressage to the Midwest. Last season we offered two schooling shows and a USDF Jr/YR Clinic with Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, along with a grass-roots clinic with Rosalind Kinstler. I believe this can only be done by combining forces and ADA makes that possible.”
Lisa added, “We are lucky to have a multitude of fantastic barns in the area, but Ron Schults built Concord Ridge to be more than just a stable. His vision for Concord was for it to be an Educational Center that helped the local community and surrounding area grow in the discipline of dressage. We continue to hope people come to realize it doesn’t matter where your horse is located, the entire “family” of barns and GMOs can have a common ground.
“Through our teamwork we can provide the best learning opportunities for our clients and riders throughout the region,” Lisa stressed. “I am so honored to be able to work with ADA in providing such great opportunities here at Concord. I look forward to seeing all of you!”
And ADA thoroughly agrees. We thank Lisa and Concord Ridge for their efforts!
And here’s a selection of photos from one of the shows at Concord Ridge last year:
Concord Ridge 05-09-15
Photos thanks to LoriAnn Thwing, who takes photos at many of our events and graciously shares a selection for ADA use. The full selection of photos she takes at each event is available for purchase on the Moments by LoriAnn website.