DEVON-BERWYN, Pa. — Dressage at Devon (DAD) ( announced that Lisa Schmidt, founder of Adult Amateur Dressage Access) (AADA) (, will present at DAD on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the picnic area near the Pub. She will provide insights and tips targeted to the Adult Amateur in addition to a Q&A that will answer all those nagging questions.

Lisa Schmidt is a United States Equestrian Federation licensed “S” dressage judge, an FEI dressage competitor and trainer and has earned US Dressage Federation (USDF) Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.  She is a member of the USDF L Program Faculty. She was the first R judge to judge the National Dressage Equitation Finals and co-judged the dress rehearsal in 2011 for the US Dressage Pan American Team. Schmidt was the USDF Region 1 Director and a member of the USDF Executive Board from 2010 to 2016. In addition to having completed the USDF Instructors Certification Workshops, Schmidt has trained several horses thought Grand Prix. She and her students have been successful at many regional championships, the US National Finals, in Horse of the Year awards and achieved many USDF medals.

AADA is an educational and informational resource for every AA. AADA gives the amateur rider opportunities to learn to enhance the riding experience, care for the dressage horse and improve skills for the show ring and much more. Lisa’s vision is to make the AADA and educational and community building resource to promote the AA in dressage.

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Dressage at Devon will take place Sept. 25 to 30 at the Devon Horse Show Grounds in Devon, Pa. For reserved seating, visit .

About Adult Amateur Dressage Access (

Adult Amateur Dressage Access is an educational and informational resource for every adult amateur from beginners at the lower levels of dressage, experienced competitors or the mature rider enjoying their horse in or out of the show arena.

About Dressage at Devon (

Dressage at Devon has been a premier North American Equestrian event since its founding in 1975. It combines world-class dressage competition and the world’s largest open breed show with the international Fall Festival show and special activities for the entire family.  The six-day event attracts hundreds of riders from around the world and thousands of spectators. Dressage at Devon is a 501(c) (3) PA non-profit organization, benefitting equine education.

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