History

The Alaska Dressage Association was founded in 1979 by Kathryn Brooks, Steve Brooks and Carolyn Schultz. Since then it has remained active every year and continues to pursue the promotion of dressage in Alaska through horse shows, clinics, awards programs and support of other local horse-related organizations.

Founding member Carolyn Schultz showing her horse Pinedo in Washington

USDF Historical Questionnaire (in the fall of 2005 ADA completed a questionnaire for USDF that documents the organization’s history and accomplishments, as well as listing national awards earned by ADA members. This reference work is a great source of background information on ADA.)

ADA By-Laws Updated May 2006

ADA Handbook – Updated April 2013 (provides further details on the organization’s operation, structure, award programs and show management responsibilities)

ADA website pioneer Mary Kaye Hession living large in California with her assistant Nattie