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For COTH Sleuths: Who/What is Adult Amateur Dressage Access (AADA)?

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  • For COTH Sleuths: Who/What is Adult Amateur Dressage Access (AADA)?

    So I am getting their stuff in my email inbox. When I go to the ICANN's Who Is site, and put in their URL, aadressageaccess.com, it comes up:

    Registrant Contact
    Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
    Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY

    Is the USDF selling email addresses?
    Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
    Alfred A. Montapert

  • #2
    they have a facebook page why not ask

    https://www.facebook.com/aadressageaccess/
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    Introverted Since 1957

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    • #3
      At first glance, it looks like something we AAs have been wanting.
      If we can't ridicule the rich, what's the point of being poor?

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      • #4
        It comes across as an attempt to advertise, but could be 100% well meaning. I don't know, and honestly haven't seen anything relevant for me, but if it helps others that's awesome.

        AADA was conceived by Lisa Schmidt, a USEF S dressage judge, USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medalist, coach to many successful Adult Amateurs, former USDF Region 1 Director and ‘L’ program instructor. Her vision is to make the AADA an educational and community building resource to promote the AA in dressage
        If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.
        -meupatdoes

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        • #5
          It's odd to have something like this structured as a private business rather than a club or society or nonprofit with a board of directors made up of the people concerned (in this case group of actual adult amateurs) who can decide what they think are important points.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
            It's odd to have something like this structured as a private business rather than a club or society or nonprofit with a board of directors made up of the people concerned (in this case group of actual adult amateurs) who can decide what they think are important points.
            Maybe because AA people don’t have time to set up anything remotely structured like that? They have to ride and work.

            This is apparently judge and she works as a trainer as well. That’s her job and she likely trains AAs, so I’m sure she’s aware of their needs.
            ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

            Originally posted by LauraKY
            I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
            HORSING mobile training app

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            • #7
              Yes but I'm not sure what the function of the entity is. Does it educate ammies about dressage and help welcome them into the sport? Or is it meant to lobby the USEF and whoever else to make more opportunity for amateurs?

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              • #8
                Lisa did a program at Dressage at Devon targeted to amateurs.

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                • #9
                  The website makes it sound like a nonprofit or lobby group, but I assume it's actually just a business name for her clinics and workshops? That's fine, and I'm sure she does a good job and knows her stuff. I just get irritated when there isn't clarity of message on what an entity is. Particularly private enterprise that takes on messages that make sound like foundatiobs or nonprofits.

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                  • #10
                    This may help;
                    https://lisakschmidt.com/equestrian-athlete-services/
                    ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                    • #11
                      Oh that is very um, unusual. Career development advice for equestrians from someone with a background in the music business. Thank you for sharing.

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                      • #12
                        The impression I got was that AADA is meant to be a way to focus on ammies and our areas of concern? I know Lisa has been on here in the past, maybe she'll respond.

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                        • #13
                          Is this something that will benefit a wide area of riders or mostly locally to the AADA? Or is in online offerings?

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                          • #14
                            Maybe we have two different Lisas here. The one with the career development website doesn't mention her being a dressage judge or coach.

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                            • #15
                              A lot of domains are registered with their information hidden for privacy, it helps to prevent spam from hosting companies or other companies who try to get you to register the domain through them.

                              LetItBe

                              Originally posted by pluvinel View Post
                              So I am getting their stuff in my email inbox. When I go to the ICANN's Who Is site, and put in their URL, aadressageaccess.com, it comes up:

                              Registrant Contact
                              Name: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY
                              Organization: REDACTED FOR PRIVACY

                              Is the USDF selling email addresses?
                              Crayola Posse: Violet Blue

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Scribbler View Post
                                Maybe we have two different Lisas here. The one with the career development website doesn't mention her being a dressage judge or coach.
                                Spot the similarity!
                                https://lisakschmidt.com/
                                and
                                https://lisakschmidt.com/equestrian-athlete-services/
                                Note links on left.

                                Marketing,Marketing,​​​​​​​Marketing,​​​​​​​Market ing,​​​​​​​Marketing,​​​​​​​Marketing.
                                ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by LetItBe View Post
                                  A lot of domains are registered with their information hidden for privacy, it helps to prevent spam from hosting companies or other companies who try to get you to register the domain through them.

                                  LetItBe


                                  My question was how did the entity get my email. Is USDF selling email lists?
                                  Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
                                  Alfred A. Montapert

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                                  • #18
                                    Ah yes. I see that those are the same wesbite now.

                                    I have no idea how my email gets out to spammers. But it does.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by pluvinel View Post

                                      My question was how did the entity get my email. Is USDF selling email lists?
                                      There`s no way to know who sells their email list. Could be them or any dressage-centric business.
                                      ... _. ._ .._. .._

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by pluvinel View Post

                                        My question was how did the entity get my email. Is USDF selling email lists?
                                        Yes, they do. I clearly get ad spam marked as "sent to members of the USEF/USDF."
                                        If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.
                                        -meupatdoes

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