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a Region II USDF Group Member Organization​

The ADA's mission is to provide education, information and high-quality schooling shows to Dressage enthusiasts in Michigan.

Upcoming Clinics & Educational Events

Please find show dates on the "Shows & Results" tab above!

The ADA Proudly Presents the 2019 Spring Clinic:

"Meet the New Tests" with


USDF Gold Medalist and "S" Judge

Co-hosted by Benchmark Dressage & Rivendell Stables
May 17, 18 & 19
Friday All Day & Saturday AM - Benchmark Dressage
Saturday PM & All Day Sunday - Rivendell Stables

Due to a generous grant from The Dressage Foundation, and a contribution from the ADA general fund, rides for members this year will be just $75.00!

45 Minute Private Sessions - $75.00/MEMBERS, $125/Non-Members

Stabling - $35/night + day, $20 day only
Auditing - $20.00 Day
Lunch - $10.00 (MUST pre-register by May 10!)

Click Here to Register ONLINE (pay by check or PayPal)


From Dolly's Website:


My passion is  teaching!  I am a certified USDF Instructor through 4th level, who has been teaching students of all levels for over 35 years.  Additionally, I have a riding instructor's teaching certificate from Colorado State University Instructor's program in Western and English riding. 

My teaching philosophy is "correct classical training of the horse with clarity and kindness for both horse and rider."  My students range from USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalists, who are now instructors themselves to students, particularly adult amateurs who just want to learn more about equine harmony.  I teach all levels of riding as long as the student wants to learn, is willing to work, and wants to have fun! Available for Dressage, Western Dressage, and combined training.

I thoroughly enjoy judging and am committed to giving specific feedback to competitors on their tests in a positive manner. 

USEF "S" Dressage Judge with certification in Young horses, Equitation, and Freestyle
USDF instructor through fourth level
USDF Certification faculty (in process of completing requirements)
USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalist
USDF Platinum and Diamond Diploma for attendance at University programs
Current Chairperson of the USDF Freestyle Committee (member since 2006)
Former member of the USDF Judges Committee
Cowriter and developer of USDF continuing education program for "L" graduates and judges
Over 35 years practical experience
USDF Diamond Diploma (Highest education certificate offered)
Riding instructor's teaching certificate from Colorado State University 
Certified USDF Instructor through 4th level (currently USDF Faculty member)
Teach an average of 20 clinics per year
Judge an average of 27 shows a year across the U.S. and Canada
Competed successfully through Grand Prix 
USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist
B. S. in Horticulture with a minor in Animal Science

COMING FALL 2019:  Bit fitting clinic!   October 19/20, 2019
COMING WINTER 2019/2020: Clinic with Susanne Von Dietz