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 2008 included an Adult Dressage Camp at Hall's Choice Farm and sales of a fundraiser cookbook: The Unbridled Gourmet.

There are a lot of ideas for events in 2009, none of which are possible without the help of our membership. We will be posting a synopsis soon.

Camp Photo

2009 VADA/ Nova Adult Dressage Camp

July 23-26, 2009
New Location: Sunny's Corner Farm at Takaro, Middleburg, VA

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

Three days of instruction and dressage fellowship away from it all in Middleburg, VA. This years clinicians: Nancy Lowey and Susan Graham White.

Information is here pdf file 81kb

Application is here pdf file 21kb

UPDATE:  As of early February, there are ten riders signed up for the 2009 camp, so there are only four spaces still available!  We will be accepting additional applications for the waiting list.


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 are currently under consideration.

2009 Adult Rider Committee

Chair for 2010: Jessie Ginsburg,

2009 Planning Team: Mary Callan, Kathy Curtis, Kathy Davis, Jessie Ginsburg, Kathy Parkins, Charlene Pierce and Cathy Rosech.

Members: Trish Conk, Kit Creasy, Robin Dannels, Susan Donohue, ---Jan Garlitz, Julia Gribble, Shannon Pedlar, Jill Ramsburg, and Bonnie Uyeda

Meetings: The ARC generally meets once a month for dinner. Please contact Jessie Ginsburg 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 2008 Adult Dressage Camp
Rider saddles up Kathy Curtis and Nylis
Saddle up
Kathy Curtis and Nylis
Trot on Smiles
Trot on!