The Annual General Membership Meeting will be held Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at Rachel’s Sigler’s Home (please email for the exact address). This is a coffee and dessert event. All are welcome to attend (current, renewing and potential members). Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Coffee and Tea will be provided by VADAF. Social time begins at 2:00 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Christoph Hess Clinic

VADAF is proud to be hosting a clinic with Christoph Hess on Wednesday, October 16th and Thursday October 17th at Hillcrest Farm, Spotsylvania, VA. Riding spots are full (wait list available). Auditing still available. For more information, please visit or contact Megan Irby at 540-247-6344

Ride Times for the Clinic are as follows:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:45 Sharnette Atkinson
9:30 Karen Rice
10:15 Paige Nuckols
11:00 Joanne Collins
Lunch Light Snacks are provided
12:15 Chris Balasi
1:00 Lisa Eagley
1:45 Debra Carter
2:30 Caroline Stearns
3:15 Erin Sweeney

Thursday, October 17, 2019

9:45 Sharnette Atkinson
10:30 Caroline Stearns
11:15 Celia Rafalko
12:00 Nancy Mendonca
Lunch Light Snacks are provided
1:15 Lisa Eagley
2:00 Sarah Grady
2:45 Joanne Collins
3:30 Erin Sweeney
4:15 Anna Fox

2018 Year End Awards

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Year End Award Winners! Good Luck in 2019!!

2018 High Score Award Winners

Introductory Level Champion – Catherine Bednar and Tess

Training Level Champion – Nancy Mendonca and Danny

First Level Champion – Debra Carter and Wallstreet Charmer

Second Level Champion – Sharnette Atkinson and Floriada M

Third Level Champion – Peggy Minnich and Westbrook

Third Level Reserve Champion     Alison Thompson and Commander’s Eisenhower

2018 Achievement Medals

Introductory Level Gold – Catherine Bednar and Tess

First Level Gold – Debra Carter and Wallstreet Charmer

Second Level Silver – Sharnette Atkinson and Floriada M

Third Level Silver – Peggy Minnich and Westbrook

2018 Candidate Nominated Awards

Equine Senior – Debra Carter

Gary Locke JR/YR Award – Catherine Bednar

Unsung Hero Award – Vic and Chris Balasi

Unsung Hero Nominees – Doug Crooks, Barb Ellis, Jeff Irby, Paul Limbacher, Angela Martinez

Magic Jami Award – Karen Rice

Volunteer of the Year – Sharon Kipping

Volunteer of the Year Nominees – Sarah Grady, Margaret Gutermuth, Gracelynn Martinez, Rachel Sigler

Dressage at Rose Mount I & II

Dressage at Rose Mount

September 7-8, 2019

VADAF annually hosts Dressage at Rose Mount I & II (USDF licensed Dressage competitions) at Rose Mount Farm in Spotyslvania, VA. This is one of the few shows that is actually held as 2 separate competitions per USDF. This allows competitors the opportunity to earn their two required GAIG Qualifying Scores over one weekend. This is also one of the last shows where a competitor can earn their GAIG Qualifying Scores for the current year. Freestyle and pony classes are offered and are often popular with exhibitors. Both shows also offer TIPS awards for our competitors who own thoroughbreds who are registered with The Jockey Club. A large vendor tent draws local vendors and on site catering provides food services.

Spectators are welcome at no charge. All dogs must be leashed at all times.

Click Here for Prize Lists and additional information!