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The Grand Oaks Resort, Weirsdale, FL
November 30 - December 2, 2018

Join us the evening of Saturday, December 1 for the ADS Almost New Year Party & Awards Gala. Are you receiving an ADS Driven Dressage Medal or Hours to Drive Pin in 2018?  We're awarding them during the gala!

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All activities will take place on the Grand Oaks Property

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our Sponsors!
The Grand Oaks Resort
Yonies Harness Shop

Dan Rosenthal and Ann West
Florida Whips
Kelly Valdes
Heidi Ferguson
Shelly Temple
Driving Essentials
Pat and Sally Cheatham
Daphne White
Chris and Janet Carswell
Tracey Morgan
Natasha Grigg
GladysAnn Wells
Holly Pulsifer
Jennifer Matheson
Teresa and Will Bron
Audrey Bostwick
Eleanor Menefee Parkes

The Wiltison Family
Judy Canavan
Pamela Miller
Beth Rieselman
Karin Sclater
Paul VanSickle
Craig Kellogg
The Hub Club
Chimacum Tack

2018 Proxy
While we all prefer seeing as many members as possible attend in person, sometimes that's not always possible. 
Please Sign and mail a 2018 Proxy


Schedule (check back often for updates)

Friday - November 30, 2018
9:00am-3:00pm ADS Committee Meetings
5:30pm-6:30pm Cocktail Party 

Saturday – December 1, 2018
Coffee and pastries in the meeting room
9:00am – 11:00am – Dr. Rich Forfa speaking on TPR at the vet check, sports medicine, and fitting a horse after a long layoff
11:00am – 12:00pm Annual Meeting of Members
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch and learn
1:00pm – 3:00pm – Dr. Meg Sleeper speaking on Cardiology
5:30pm – 6:30pm Happy Hour
6:30pm Dinner/Awards Gala

Sunday - December 2, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm BOD Meeting

Speaker Bios

 Richard J Forfa, DVM, DABVP
 Dr. Forfa is a Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practice with a specialty in Equine Medicine.   Dr. Forfa graduated   from University of Parma, Italy in   1980. From 1980-1981, he practiced at the   thoroughbred racetracks at Monmouth Park and   Meadowlands. He also practiced on Maryland’s   Eastern shore prior to   starting Monocacy Equine in 1983.
 He is particularly interested in the care of the mare and foal, gastrointestinal diseases and lameness and   injury of the foot and   hoof. Dr. Forfa is an FEI Veterinarian   for combined driving and was part of the vet   team at the WEG 2010 in Kentucky.
 He also serves on the Council of Biologics & Therapeutics for the AVMA & AAEP as Equine Representative.
 Dr. Forfa currently competes in combined carriage driving with his Morgan gelding, Mosswood’s Apollo, and is an avid   fisherman.

 Meg Sleeper

 Clinical Professor – Cardiology  Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VMD, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
 Internship, Midatlantic Equine Medical Center, 1994
 DACVIM (cardiology), University of Pennsylvania, 1997 
Residency, University of Pennsylvania, 1997

Research Interests

Gene therapy for cardiovascular disease and inherited heart disease.
Meg was an Olympic level rider in endurance and has competed internationally for the USA!

Special rates include the following dates 11/29/2018 - 12/3/2018
Last day to book with our special rates: 10/29/2018
TownePlace Suites - The Villages (a Marriott property) for $120.00 - $130.00 USD per night
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or call 352-753-8686 and ask for rate code ADSP

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