2018 ADS ANNUAL MEETING of the MEMBERS and NEW YEAR GALA
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!
Click here to register for this year's Annual Meeting!
All activities will take place on the Grand Oaks Property
Thank you to our Sponsors!
The Grand Oaks Resort
Yonies Harness Shop
Dan Rosenthal and Ann West
Jeff and Lynn Legg
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
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.
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
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
Book your group rate for American Driving Society at
or call 352-753-8686 and ask for rate code ADSP
****Information will be posted as it becomes available****