Adult Rider Program and Adult Rider Committee (ARC)

The Adult Rider Committee (ARC) of VADA/Nova is the voice of VADA/Nova's numerous adult members who are the backbone of our organization. The Committee's programs include activities of interest to serious adult competitors, professional trainers, as well as riders who are new to the sport of dressage.

Activities for 2007 included an Adult Dressage Camp at the Madeira School and the production of a fundraiser cookbook: The Unbridled Gourmet.

Camp Photo

2008 VADA/ Nova Adult Dressage Camp

June 26-29, 2008
Halls Choice Farm, New Market, MD

Once again this year the ARC is presenting an Adult Dressage Camp.

Three days of instruction and dressage fellowship away from it all in beautiful New Market, MD. This years clinicians: Debbie Bowman and Debbie Rodriguez.

Applications are open now, and the limited slots go fast!

Information and Application forms are here.

Attention all Cooks!


The Adult Rider Committee published a cookbook in 2007 and it is available now for purchase.

Members and volunteers from VADA/Nova and the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, (NVTRP) .cooperated by contributing favorite recipes. The cookbook is published in a hard bound 3 ring binder (oh so practical!) with beautiful illustrations by a talented NVTRP volunteer.  It will be sold at shows, clinics, at NVTRP events and directly to members, friends and anyone interested in a collection of great recipes.

Here is how to order.



Silent Auction Table at Awards Banquet.  Other fundraising initiatives, particularly a cookbook chaired by Kathy Mathers, are currently under consideration.

2008 Adult Rider Committee

Chair: Stephanie Floros,

Members: Charlene Pierce, Mary Callan, Kathy Curtis, Kathy Davis, Cathy Roesch, Kathy Parkins, Susan Donohue, Julia Gribble, Shannon Pedlar, Susan Gustafson, Jill Ramsburg (Bryner), Kit Creasy, Pat Paris, Stephanie Floros, Robin Dannels.

Meetings: The ARC generally meets once a month for dinner. Please contact Stephanie Floros (703) 771-1664 for dates and locations.  All are welcome and volunteer help with our fundraising, camps, clinics, and other activities is much appreciated! VADA/Nova members earn volunteer credit for participation on committees. Please join us.

Photos from the 2006 Rudi Rostek Clinic at the Madeira School
Jessie Ginsburg Laurie Parkins
Jessie Ginsburg on Derby
Laurie Parkins on Corniche