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March 23, 2013 Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic Presented by United States Driving for the Disabled March 16 & 17 Featured Top Clinicians

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Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic Presented by United States Driving for the Disabled March 16 & 17 Featured Top Clinicians

Written by: Diane Kastama and Lindsay McCall
Photos by: Pat Kastama

Moorpark, California – March 23, 2013- United States Driving for The Disabled (USDFD) conducted a driving clinic for current and future Para-Equestrians March 16 and17th in Moorpark, CA. There were nine para-equestrian drivers including a young driver at the clinic and six drivers took advantage of being classified while attending the clinic. The clinic even featured a “try-it-and-see-if-you-like-it” portion the clinic.

Stefanie Putnam driving Rupert 15.2 Welsh Cob owned by Diane Kastama  (Ann McClure, Hardy Zantke on carriage) Photo by Pat Kastama
Stefanie Putnam driving Rupert 15.2 Welsh Cob owned by Diane Kastama (Ann McClure, Hardy Zantke on carriage) Photo by Pat Kastama

The participants had an individual dressage lesson with Hardy Zantke or Jody Cutler Saturday and again Sunday morning. Saturday afternoon they walked a cones course while International Para-Equestrian World Champion Driver Diane Kastama demonstrated the course.  They then were given the opportunity to drive their own horses and ponies through the course with instruction by Hardy and Jody.  Sunday afternoon the group walked the 2 flagged hazards and again watched Diane Kastama drive one of the hazards.  They were also encouraged to drive a 3 K course marked around the property and out into the local park.  Walt Ashford talked to the drivers on Sunday about possible adaptations to carriage driving and met with everyone individually.  USDFD would like to thank Gregg and Jody Cutler for providing a wonderful venue for this first of its kind clinic for Para-Equestrian Driving.

About the Clinicians:
Hardy Zantke, ADS & USEF “R” Combined Driving Judge, FEI Combined Driving Judge and Para-Equestrian Judge.Competed in pairs and 4-in -hands; served as Chef d’ Equipe for many USA teams competing abroad.

Jody Cutler, ADS “R” in Pleasure Driving and Dressage, ADS “S” in Combined Driving, USEF “r” in Pleasure Driving

Diane Kastama, World Champion in Para-Equestrian driving Grade 1. Competes at Advanced combined driving single and pair.

Ginny Leal driving her halflinger Maurice  (Ginny's granddaughter on carriage) Photo by Pat Kastama
Ginny Leal driving her halflinger Maurice (Ginny’s granddaughter on carriage) Photo by Pat Kastama
Katie Twohy driving her PMU rescue
Katie Twohy driving her PMU rescue photo by Pat Kastama
Adria Di Maria driving Freckles owned by Sharon and Geoff Gee a 16hd Hanovarian  (Ann McClure, Geoff Gee on carriage) Photo by Pay Kastama
Adria Di Maria driving Freckles owned by Sharon and Geoff Gee a 16hd Hanovarian (Ann McClure, Geoff Gee on carriage) Photo by Pat Kastama
Karen Picard - driving her small pony Photo by Pat Kastama
Karen Picard – driving her small pony Photo by Pat Kastama
Sally Woodridge driving Jody Cutler's Welsh Pony Extasy  (Jody Cutler on carriage)
Sally Woodridge driving Jody Cutler’s Welsh Pony Extasy  (Jody Cutler on carriage) Photo by Pat Kastama
Stefanie Putnam driving Ruperty 15.2 Welsh Cob owned by Diane Kastama (Ann McClure, Marcia Putnam on carriage)
Stefanie Putnam driving Ruperty 15.2 Welsh Cob owned by Diane Kastama (Ann McClure, Marcia Putnam on carriage) Photo by Pat Kastama

All photographs were provided by Pat Kastama and are to be used only in relation to this press release.

About the USDFD Clinics:

United States Driving for The Disabled (USDFD) is conducting a series of clinics for the 2013 calendar year.  The clinics are open to current and future Para-Equestrians featuring a “try-it-and-see-if-you-like-it” section of the clinic. The first clinic was March 16 and17th in Moorpark, CA. Future clinic dates and clinicians will be announced including Spring and Fall Clinics in Florida, the northeast of the United States and the west coast of the United States. USDFD would like to share the pleasure of driving with more equestrians while building the skill level of currently competitive drivers. The clinics are free to those interested. Clinics will provide instruction in driven dressage, hazards and cones. Lessons will be adapted to the skill level of each driver. Equestrians may bring their own horse and carriage or contact USDFD to borrow a horse and equipment. If sponsors or donors would like to participate in this exciting series please contact United States Driving for the Disabled Vice President Diane Kastama at e-mail: dkastama@verizon.net or by Phone: 805-343-6026.

United States Driving for the Disabled Note From USDFD:Come improve your driving skills, learn about local, regional and international competition opportunities for the Para-Equestrian. Driving is a great equalizing sport. Come see and feel the freedom of being behind the lines in a carriage. Everyone is welcome to attend and audit. Clinics will provide instruction in driven dressage, hazards and cones. Lessons will be adapted to the skill level of each driver. Bring your own horse and carriage or let us know if you need to borrow a horse and equipment.

For more information: Please visit www.usdfd.org.

About the United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc

United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks to improve the lives of physically challenged individuals throughout the United States and Canada by providing the experience of driving horses in a safe and challenging environment. Our mission is to provide the extraordinary benefit of therapeutic driving to as many people as possible through sharing knowledge, experience, and serving as a resource for innovations in adaptive equipment for drivers, trainers, and programs offering carriage driving. The Sybil Dukehart Memorial Fund seeks to provide financial assistance to equip and train disabled drivers through providing scholarship funds to applicants. USDFD fosters opportunities for drivers to compete in national and international amateur competitions by training and providing financial support for Team USA.

United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc
32450 S. Wright Rd.
Molalla, OR 97038
Ph: 503-550-9384

President: usdfdpresident@gmail.com
Offices: usdfd.org@gmail.com
Website: www.USDFD.org

 

About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

   

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the para-equestrian umbrella.

 

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage para-equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

 

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

 

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF).

 

For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

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March 20, 2013- IMPORTANT REMINDER: Today, March, 20, 2013 is the Last Day for U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Riders to Submit Their Letter Of Intent for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™

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IMPORTANT REMINDER: Today, March, 20, 2013 is the Last Day for U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Riders to Submit Their Letter Of Intent for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™

Dale Dedrick and Bonifatius by Lindsay Y McCalll
High Performance rider Dale Dedrick and Bonifatius compete at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Photo(C) Lindsay Y McCall

Thousand Oaks, CA – March 20, 2013- Today, March, 20, 2013 is the last day for U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage riders to submit their letter Of intent for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.

Please download the document here: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF

Submit the Letter of Intent to: Letter of Intent and Performance Plan Questionnaire be completed and submitted to Laureen Johnson at the USEF via email to lkjohnson@usef.org, fax:  908-234-9417 or mail to PO Box 83, Gladstone, NJ 07934 no later than March 20, 2013.

Below is athlete information on the 2014 Alltech FEI World EquestrianGames™Courtesy of Laureen Johnson from the United States Equestrian Federation:

The 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games Para-Dressage will take place in Normandy, France August 25 – August 30, 2014.

The purpose of this memorandum is to update you with the general requirements and information regarding the method of selection that the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) intends to use to select the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG) Para-Dressage Team.  The Para-Equestrian Eligible Athlete Committee and the Para-Equestrian High Performance Committee are in the process of developing the details of the selection method.  It is planned that the final approved Selection Procedure will be published late spring/early summer, 2013.

1.      DRAFT REQUIREMENTS:

A.  Minimum eligibility requirements for an Athlete to be considered for nomination to the Team:
1.      Citizenship – The athlete must be a U.S. citizen and in compliance with FEI General Regulations, 23rd Edition, Article 119, which can be found on the FEI’s website at www.fei.org, at the time of application, selection, and until the conclusion of the 2014 World Equestrian Games Para-Dressage Competition (“the Event”).  Athletes must have a valid U.S. Passport that does not expire until after February 23, 2015.

2.      Minimum International Federation (IF) standards for participation:
a.       All athletes and horses wishing to compete on the 2014 WEG Para-Dressage Team (the “Team”) must earn a FEI Certificate of Capability in accordance with the 2014 WEG Qualification Guide.  The 2014 WEG Qualification Guide and a list of qualifying events can be found on the FEI website at http://www.fei.org/events/games/fei-world-equestrian-games/2014-qualifications.
b.      The athlete must be internationally classified with either a “Review” or “Confirmed” sport grade status.  At the time of nomination an athlete must have an IPC International Classification with an international sport class status of R-Review or C-Confirmed, or if there has been no opportunity for the athlete to be internationally classified, the athlete must be evaluated and determined likely to classify in the sport class in which he/she would be qualified for the Team; provided that athletes with an international sport class status of N-New are allowable for entry on the official team nomination into the 2014 WEG. A description of sport-specific classification requirements and current international athlete sport class status can be found at the IPC website at www.paralympic.org.
c.       The athlete must have been born on or before January 1, 1998 in accordance with the FEI Rules for Para-Equestrian Dressage Events, 3rd edition, effective 1st January 2011, including modifications for 01.01.2013 (update 23.01.13) Article 8422.2.
d.      A horse must be a minimum of six (6) years of age (age being counted from January 1 of the year of birth) in accordance with the FEI Rules for Para-Equestrian Dressage Events, 3rd edition, effective 1st January 2011, including modifications for 01.01.2013 (update 23.01.13) , Article 8422.7.1).
e.       Horses entered for the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games must have been registered with the FEI by no later than the date of the Nominated Entries TBD, see FEI Regulations for the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games (which will be published on the FEI website at www.fei.org as soon as they are available).  The athlete and horse must be registered and in good standing with the FEI at the time of application, selection, and until the conclusion of the Event.
f.       The athlete and horse must comply with FEI Rules for the Event.

3.      Other Requirements:
–          The athlete must be a current USEF member in good standing at the time of application, selection, and until the conclusion of the Event.
–          The horse must be recorded with USEF pursuant to USEF GR1102, and in good standing at the time of application, selection, and until the conclusion of the Event under USEF rules.
–          Additional requirements, if any, will be published in the Selection Procedure for the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games Para-Dressage Team.

4.      Additional Request:
In order to have a better understanding of the athlete’s wish to vie for a berth on the 2014 WEG Para-Dressage team, the Para-Equestrian High Performance Committee requests that the attached Letter of Intent and Performance Plan Questionnaire be completed and submitted to Laureen Johnson at the USEF via email to lkjohnson@usef.org, fax:  908-234-9417 or mail to PO Box 83, Gladstone, NJ 07934 no later than March 20, 2013.

In addition to granting an FEI Certificate of Capability, it is strongly encouraged that each athlete/horse combination also compete in a CPEI3* in 2013.

The Performance Plan Questionnaires will be reviewed by the U.S. Team Para-Dressage Coach, Missy Ransehousen.   Within two weeks of receipt of the Performance Plan Questionnaire, Ms. Ransehousen will provide feedback and recommendations to the athlete and/or their regional coach via telephone or personal visit.

If a new or additional horse is secured, a revised Letter of Intent and Performance Plan Questionnaire will be accepted and reviewed up to four months prior to the 2014 WEG Selection Trial date (TBD).

Full details regarding the selection method will be published in the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games Para-Dressage Team Selection Procedure.  In the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Laureen Johnson at lkjohnson@usef.org or 908.326.1155.

ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 2014 Qualification Criteria

 

Qualification Period:

Start: January 1, 2013

End: XXXX 2014 (TBD)

 

Qualifying Events:

Any CPEDI3* or CPEDI4* event during the qualification period in addition to the Paralympics Games 2012 London

Qualification Score:

All athlete/horse combinations must have attained (as a combination) a minimum 60% score attributed by the Ground Jury in a Team test or Individual Championship test one time.

 

Judges:

Minimum of 3 FEI PE5* or 4* judges of different nationalities

 

 

 

About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

 

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the para-equestrian umbrella.

 

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage para-equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

 

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

 

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF).

 

For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-

March 19, 2013 Equine Canada Para-Dressage Captures Team Championship and Mary Jordan (USA) Secures High Point Rider Award at 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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Equine Canada Para-Dressage Captures Team Championship and Mary Jordan (USA) Secures High Point Rider Award at 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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Canada Team Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Canada Team left to right: Riders Lynne Poole, Lauren Barwick, Ashley Gowanlock, Jody Schloss with Chef d’Equipe Andrea Taylor, and judge Bo Ahman

 

Wellington, FL -March 19, 2013- By definition the freestyle or kür is a dressage test setting the horse’s technical movements to choreographed music. For riders it’s an opportunity to showcase their horse’s skills while emphasizing their grade level’s requirements. On Sunday, March 17th, the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3*, presented by Today’s Equestrian & Fellows, came to a close. March 15-17th the U.S. and Canada para-dressage teams competed in the team test, individual, and freestyle competitions in Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV. On Sunday, the para-dressage freestyles in the Van Kampen arena were a chance for riders to relax and enjoy their horses after three days of tough competition. Riders competed in front of international judges Carlos Lopes (POR), Bo Ahman (SWE), and Hanneke Gerritsen (NED). After combining the team and individual percentages for the final overall team score, it was determined the Canadian Para-Dressage team earned the team championship. Although the U.S. team placing was behind Canada, the United States was rewarded with the High Point Rider Award presented to Mary Jordan and Sebastian, owned by Deecie Denison for her 70.583% in the freestyle test.

 

Mary Jordan and Sebastian Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan and Sebastian earn High Point Rider award at the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

“Earning the high point award was a great feeling especially after coming so close to going with the team to the London Paralympics,” commented Jordan. “After I came home form London working in feed and bedding, I was determined to make progress within my riding over the winter. It has been a long winter of training and traveling from Maine to Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. It was sweet to receive that award today.”

 

Jordan has been working on long-term plans with both Sebastian and P. Sparrow Socks. She noted, “It was a tough weekend and the scoring was fair but sobering. I was thrilled because on each test we went out there and kicked it up a notch. I was glad to see the scores go up over three days coinciding with our hard work. With the judge’s critiques, I have a very clear sense of my homework and what I have to do to get to where I want to go. I am grateful for that opportunity. You win the high score and then see all the extra work you have to do. It’s really motivating to try harder and be better.”

 

The ability to receive international judge feedback is crucial at the FEI para-dressage level. “Having the opportunity to do the three stars is important,” smiled Jordan. “It takes you out of your comfort zone and you get the feedback you need to improve.”

 

Mary Jordan and Sebastian Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan (USA) and Sebastian Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

She continued, “Having this particular three star in the U.S. could not have been done without the support of Lloyd Landkamer, Mr. Bellissimo, Adequan, Today’s Equestrian & Fellows, the volunteers, the officials, and so many other important people and organizations. I really want to thank Global for inviting the para-equestrians here to compete with able-bodied dressage. In my experience working during the Paralympics I saw the England community and experienced how para-dressage was so accepted and how educated the public was with the sport. To be invited to compete next to famous able-bodied riders in Florida embraces that international acceptance. There is no difference in the type of dressage we do. We are all in search of accuracy and harmony. To stand in the same CDI barns is a step in the right direction.”

 

She continued, “My freestyles made me extremely happy on Sunday. I would like to thank Marlene Whitaker who worked with Jessica Ransehousen on the freestyles. It was such a nice experience how we put the music together. I think the music suits both horses and I received really good scores on musical interpretation.”

 

Following for second behind Jordan was individual Canadian rider Madison Lawson and

Madison Lawson and McGuire Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Madison Lawson (CAN) and McGuire Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

McGuire. Lawson mentioned, “He was good but he was also a little tired after three days of competition. My favorite movements on him are his canter pirouettes. The ironic part is that MCGuire didn’t even have a canter when we started working with him.”

 

In 2012, Lawson did not qualify for the Paralympic team but she did cross over as the first person in history to cross over into Young Riders from para-dressage to able-bodied dressage. Her continued hard work over the next year will help propel her to a hopeful qualification for the 2013 World Equestrian Games team.

 

Canadian Lynne Poole who also competed against Madison Lawson and Mary Jordan in Grade IV earned top results over the weekend.  Poole competed with her own Vasco E and Frisbee.  Both horses had positive weekends resulting in top accolades for Poole.

 

Ellie Brimer, Grade III rider, from Wayzata, Minnesota rode her own Carino H to a top freestyle score. She explained, “I was really pleased with my freestyle on Sunday. It was only the second time I have shown it. The Grade III tests have transitioned into the larger 20x60m arena this year so my music and choreography had to be reworked. I’d like to thank Terri Gallo from Klassic Kür for her help putting together the music and writing the pattern. The music is really fun to ride to, and the pattern plays to Carino’s strengths.

 

Ellie Brimmer and Carino H Photo(C)Lindsay McCall
Ellie Brimmer (USA) and Carino H Photo(C)Lindsay McCall

 

Grade II combination Lauren Barwick and Off To Paris continued to work on specific movements of their tests while playing up their strengths in the freestyle. Lately, the pair has been piecing out specific technical requirements and working on them vigorously. In the final count, the duo accrued a 68.667% in the freestyle. As a two-time Paralympian and one of the senior high performance equestrians on the Canadian team Lauren was grateful for the chance to compete in Florida alongside her teammates.

 

Barwick is also the owner of Ashley Gowanlock’s horse Ferdonia 2 who compete in Grade Ib. “Gowanlock expressed, “This has been a busy weekend but a good start to the year. Fergie was rehabbing over the last few months so I am really impressed how she handled everything. I also want to mention that the show organization was amazing this weekend.”

 

Lauren Barwick and Off TO Paris Photo(C) LIndsay McCall
Lauren Barwick (CAN) and Off TO Paris Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

 

Ashley Gowanlock (CAN) and Ferdonia 2 (Owned by Lauren Barwick) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Ashley Gowanlock (CAN) and Ferdonia 2 (Owned by Lauren Barwick) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

Placing behind Gowanlock’s impressive rides were Laurietta Oakleaf aboard Niekele fan Busenitz and Sydney Collier with Wentworth. For Sydney the weekend scores did not count towards the FEI ranking list due to her classification re-evaluation. Sydney was still honored for her determination and opportunity to compete in Wellington.

 

Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) and Niekele fan Busenitz Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) and Niekele fan Busenitz Photo (C) Lindsay McCall

 

Collier commented, “The freestyle was very good and very free with Wentworth. It was the first time I had ever ridden it to the music. The next few months we are going to do a lot more training and get some big shows under our belt. I want to get the most training possible over this year.”

 

She added, “I want to thank Lloyd the show organizer, my trainer Wes, and Wentworth’s former rider Amy for the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. I feel honored to ride this fantastic horse and I look forward to the future with him. I am thankful to Will’s previous owner and rider Amy Mcilwham and her mom for coming down from Canada to watch us this weekend. It was so special to have them here for my first show. I think Will enjoyed seeing them too.”

 

Sydney Collier (USA) and Wentworth Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) and Wentworth Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

Amy Mcilwham responded, “I am grateful that the Collier family and Wes have allowed me to be a part of Sydney’s journey. Even just standing by the ring or braiding Will is enough for me.”

 

She continued, “Sydney is going to be a big star. It takes time and she just started riding Will but Syd is so determined, smart and focused. She has this big bubbly personality when she’s not on the horse but when she’s riding she is in tune and in focus with what she’s doing. She lives and breaths it as her whole family does. She’s got the making to be a really big super star.”

 

In Grade Ia, Canadians Jody Schloss and Robyn Andrews competed on their own horses. Both equestrians matched tempo, symmetry, and cadence but Jody would pull through by mere percentage points dominating the Grade Ia division over the three days.

 

Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus Photo (C) Lindsay McCall

 

 

Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

With the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* finalized, the para-equestrian dressage riders will begin preparing for future CPEDI3* events and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrians Games.

 

Lynne Poole (CAN) and Vasco E Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole (CAN) and Vasco E Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole (CAN) and Frisbee Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole (CAN) and Frisbee Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan (CAN) and P Sparrow Socks Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan (CAN) and P Sparrow Socks Photo (C) Lindsay McCall

 

U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe: Hope Hand

Team Coach: Missy Ransehousen

 

Country/Athlete, Grade, Horse, Team Test, Championship, Total Combined %, Team Total,

 

Canada 1st Place

#588 Lauren Barwick, II, Off To Paris, 68.922, 69.190, 138.112,

#575 Jody Schloss, 1a, Inspector Rebus, 63.913, 65.362, 129.275,

#587 Ashley Gowanlock, 1b, Ferdonia 2, 65.200, 67.011, 132.211,

#580 Lynne Poole, IV, Vasco E, 64.048, 64.524, 128.572,

 

399.598

 

USA 2nd Place

Mary Jordan, IV, Sabastian, 64.008, 66.071, 130.079,

Laurietta Oakleaf, 1b, Niekele fan Busenitz, 63.067, 64.080, 127.147,

Eleanor Brimmer, III, Carino H, 57.456, 58.740, 116.196,

 

373.422

 

 

MARCH 15, 2013 TEAM TEST

 

FEI Para Team Grade 1a

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Ahman,  (M) Lopes,

 

1. 575 Jody Schloss Inspector Rebus FEI Para Team Grade 1A – 2013 Adult Amateur 441 63.913% 1

2. 577 Robyn Andrews Fancianna FEI Para Team Grade 1A – 2013 Adult Amateur 435.5 63.116% 2

 

FEI Para Team Grade 1b

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Ahman,  (M) Lopes,

1. 587 Ashley Gowanlock Ferdonia 2 FEI Para Equestrian Team 1B – 2013 Adult Amateur 489 65.200% 1

2. 582 Laurietta Oakleaf Niekele fan Busenitz FEI Para Equestrian Team 1B – 2013 Adult Amateur 473 63.067% 2

 

FEI Para Team Grade II

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Ahman,  (M) Lopes,

1. 588 Lauren Barwick Off To Paris FEI Para Team Grade II – 2013 Adult Amateur 703 68.922% 1

 

FEI Para Team Grade III

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Ahman,  (M) Lopes,

1. 578 Eleanor Brimmer Carino H FEI Para Grade III Team – 2013 Adult Amateur 655 57.456% 1

 

FEI Para Team Grade IV

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Ahman,  (M) Lopes,

1. 580 Lynne Poole Vasco E FEI Para Team Grade IV – 2013 807 64.048% 1

2. 583 Mary R. Jordan Sebastian FEI Para Team Grade IV – 2013 Adult Amateur 806.5 64.008% 2

3. 585 Madison Lawson Mcguire FEI Para Team Grade IV – 2013 JR/YR 794 63.016% 3

4. 584 Mary R. Jordan P Sparrow Socks FEI Para Team Grade IV – 2013 Adult Amateur 751 59.603% 4

5. 579 Lynne Poole Frisbee FEI Para Team Grade IV – 2013 749.5 59.484% 5

 

SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2013 INDIVIDUAL

 

FEI Para Individual Test Grade Ia

(E) Lopes,  (C) Gerritsen,  (M) Ahman,

1. 575 Jody Schloss Inspector Rebus FEI Para Individual Grade 1A – 2013 Adult Amateur 451 65.362% 1

2. 577 Robyn Andrews Fancianna FEI Para Individual Grade 1A – 2013 Adult Amateur 442.5 64.130% 2

 

FEI Para Individual Champion Test Grade 1b

(E) Lopes,  (C) Gerritsen,  (M) Ahman,

1. 587 Ashley Gowanlock Ferdonia 2 FEI Para Equestrian Individual 1B – 2013 Adult Amateur 583 67.011% 1

2. 582 Laurietta Oakleaf Niekele fan Busenitz FEI Para Equestrian Individual 1B – 2013 Adult Amateur 557.5 64.080% 2

 

FEI Para Individual Champion Test Grade II

(E) Lopes,  (C) Gerritsen,  (M) Ahman,

1. 588 Lauren Barwick Off To Paris FEI Para Grade II Individual – 2013 Adult Amateur 726.5 69.190% 1

 

FEI Para Individual Champion Test Grade III

(E) Lopes,  (C) Gerritsen,  (M) Ahman,

1. 578 Eleanor Brimmer Carino H FEI Para Grade III Individual – 2013 Adult Amateur 722.5 58.740% 1

 

FEI Para Individual Champion Test Grade IV

(E) Lopes,  (C) Gerritsen,  (M) Ahman,

1. 583 Mary R. Jordan Sebastian FEI Para Individual Grade IV – 2013 Adult Amateur 832.5 66.071%

2. 585 Madison Lawson Mcguire FEI Para Individual Grade IV – 2013 JR/YR 818.5 64.960%

3. 580 Lynne Poole Vasco E FEI Para Individual Grade IV – 2013 813 64.524%

4. 584 Mary R. Jordan P Sparrow Socks FEI Para Individual Grade IV – 2013 Adult Amateur 763.5 60.595%

5. 579 Lynne Poole Frisbee FEI Para Individual Grade IV – 2013 743.5 59.008%

 

SUNDAY MARCH 17, 2013 FREESTYLE

 

FEI Para Free Style Test Grade 1a

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Lopes,  (M) Ahman,

1. 575 Jody Schloss Inspector Rebus FEI Para  Freestyle Grade 1A – 2010 Adult Amateur 414 69.000%

2. 577 Robyn Andrews Fancianna FEI Para  Freestyle Grade 1A – 2010 Adult Amateur 393 65.500%

 

FEI Para Free Style Test Grade 1b

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Lopes,  (M) Ahman,

1. 587 Ashley Gowanlock Ferdonia 2 FEI Para Freestyle Grade 1B – 2010 Adult Amateur 410.5 68.417%

2. 582 Laurietta Oakleaf Niekele fan Busenitz FEI Para Freestyle Grade 1B – 2010 Adult Amateur 389.5 64.917%

 

FEI Para Free Style Test Grade II

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Lopes,  (M) Ahman,

1. 588 Lauren Barwick Off To Paris FEI Para Freestyle Grade II – 2010 Adult Amateur 412 68.667%

 

FEI Para Free Style Test Grade III

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Lopes,  (M) Ahman,

1. 578 Eleanor Brimmer Carino H FEI Para Freestyle III – 2013 Adult Amateur 386 64.333%

 

FEI Para Free Style Test Grade IV

(E) Gerritsen,  (C) Lopes,  (M) Ahman,

1.583 Mary R. Jordan Sebastian FEI Para Freestyle Grade IV – 2012 Adult Amateur 423.5 70.583%

2.585 Madison Lawson Mcguire FEI Para Freestyle Grade IV – 2012 JR/YR 412 68.667%

3.580 Lynne Poole Vasco E FEI Para Freestyle Grade IV – 2012 403 67.167%

4.579 Lynne Poole Frisbee FEI Para Freestyle Grade IV – 2012 391.5 65.250%

5.584 Mary R. Jordan P Sparrow Socks FEI Para Freestyle Grade IV – 2012 Adult Amateur 387.5 64.583%

 

For questions about the 2013-2014 Para-Equestrian Dressage season please contact the USEF High Performance Director of the Para-Equestrian Discipline Laureen K. Johnson at (908) 326 – 1155 or e-mail lkjohnson@usef.org

 

For more questions about Para-Equestrian Dressage please contact Hope Hand at Hope@uspea.org or (610) 356-6481.

 

Please check out the new FEI Tests Here (LINK)

 

http://www.fei.org/disciplines/officials-organisers/organisers/para-equestrian-dressage/dressage-tests

 

ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 2014 Qualification Criteria

 

Qualification Period:

 

Start: January 1, 2013

 

End: XXXX 2014 (TBD)

 

Qualifying Events:

 

Any CPEDI3* or CPEDI4* event during the qualification period in addition to the Paralympics Games 2012 London

 

Qualification Score:

 

All athlete/horse combinations must have attained (as a combination) a minimum 60% score attributed by the Ground Jury in a Team test or Individual Championship test one time.

 

Judges:

 

Minimum of 3 FEI PE5* or 4* judges of different nationalities

 

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Excerpt From http://www.globaldressagefestival.com)

 

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Adequan GDF) was created as one of the finest show grounds in the world with a calendar of events and prize money in its first year that places it in the top tier of competitions.

 

Five CDIs staged by a single organization are more than at any other show grounds in the world. Prize money of more than $275,000 that is the richest single circuit except for the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, what is to horse sports what Wimbledon is to tennis.

The show grounds consists of four arenas that are equal in quality to those at the 2012 and 2008 Olympic Games, several hundred stadium seats around the main ring and the first 200 of what will be 300 permanent horse stalls and a raised courtyard at the center of the show grounds providing a panoramic view of the entire facility. One of the world’s largest covered arenas at 360 by 210 feet (110 x 64 meters), and a VIP club overlooking the main competition arena.

 

Dressage has replaced the billiard-table smooth grass polo fields that were the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club stadium where Prince Charles played to kick start Wellington as THE winter lifestyle destination for the world.

 

The dressage grounds adjoin a beautiful grass jumping derby field all part of the sprawling Palm Beach International Equestrian Center that attracts thousands of horses from about three dozen countries for jumper and hunter competitions in an calendar that has expanded from a few weeks in winter to shows from Fall through Spring, centered around the Winter Equestrian Festival and its $6 million in prize money.

 

To learn more about the Global Dressage Festival please visit: http://www.globaldressagefestival.com

 

Carlos Lopes (POR), Hanneke Gerritsen (NED), Bo Ahman (SWE), Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Carlos Lopes (POR), Hanneke Gerritsen (NED), Bo Ahman (SWE), Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Sandy Rafferty, Hanneke Gerritsen, Carlos Lopes, Laureen Johnson, Bo Ahman, and Hope Hand  Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Steward Sandy Rafferty, Judges Hanneke Gerritsen, Carlos Lopes, USEF Discipline Director for Para-Equestrian Laureen Johnson, Judge Bo Ahman, and Chef d’Equipe Hope Hand Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
United States Team Photo
USA TEAM: USEF Discipline Director of Para-Equestrian Laureen Johnson, Team Coach Missy Ransehousen,Riders Mary Jordan, Ellie Brimmer, Laurietta Oakleaf, and Judge Bo Ahman Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Canadian Para-Equestrian Team and Horses Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Canadian Para-Equestrian Team and Horses Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Stewards at 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festiva  Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Stewards at 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festiva Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) Photo (C) Lindsay McCAll
Sydney Collier (USA) Photo (C) Lindsay McCAll
Ellie Brimmer, Coach Roz Kinster and Carino H Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Ellie Brimmer, Coach Roz Kinster and Carino H Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
JOdy Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus Photo (C) Lindsay McCAll
JOdy Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus Photo (C) Lindsay McCAll
Mary Jordan and Hannah Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan and Hannah Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick and Ashley Gowanlock Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick and Ashley Gowanlock Photo (C) Lindsay McCall
Here comes the ribbons Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Here comes the ribbons!!
About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

   

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the para-equestrian umbrella.

 

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage para-equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

 

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

 

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF).

 

For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

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March 16 2013 U.S. and Canada Para-Dressage Riders Execute Successful Individual Tests at 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3*

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U.S. and Canada Para-Dressage Riders Execute Successful Individual Tests at 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3*

 

Wellington, FL -March 16, 2013- Para-equestrian dressage competition at the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3* continued on Saturday with the Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV individual tests. U.S. and Canada equestrians contended for the both overall team and individual accolades. With the 2014 World Equestrian Games approaching, the 2013 calendar year will define itself as a developing year as well as a refining year for accomplished para-dressage riders. After the team tests on the first day of competition, riders took the remarks from the ground jury and applied them on the second day. Ground jury members included Carlos Lopes (POR), Bo Ahman (SWE), and Hanneke Gerritsen(NED). Top Canadian riders included Lauren Barwick in Grade II scoring a 69.190%, Ashley Gowanlock in Grade Ib, and Jody Schloss for Grade Ia. Ellie Brimmer (USA), from Wayazata, MN, topped Grade III with her own Carino H. Each equestrian’s score increased on the second day including top Grade IV rider Mary Jordan’s scores. Jordan, from the United States, not only raised her percentages but she earned her qualifying scores for the World Equestrian Games on both Sebastian, owned by Deecie Denison, and her own P. Sparrow Socks.

 

Mary Jordan expressed, “I am thrilled with both of my horses especially Sebastian. He is in an upswing and on each ride I feel more together with him. I adore the horse and he’s so much fun to show. When we enter the ring, I love how his ears perk up. That’s really cool when your horse is having fun at the same time you as a rider are having fun. Lately, we have been working on the simple changes since the Grade IV tests are laden with simple changes. As a rider you want collection, sensitivity, and a true walk in between the change. To accomplish this, we have continued working on getting Sebastian fit and strengthening him in each movement. At Blue Hill Farm, with Jessica Ransehousen, we have worked on the extended trot so he is sitting and using himself correctly, and we have worked on symmetry and angles on certain test movements.”

MAryJordan and Sebastian Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan and Sebastian Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan and P Sparrow Socks (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan and P Sparrow Socks (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

She continued, “With Clever (P. Sparrow Socks) I couldn’t be prouder of that little horse. Every show she is getting more confident. She was on the backburner when Paxton was being prepared for the 2010 WEG. This year, I am putting some time into her and I am really excited to see how she develops. She’s young, she’s smart, and she’s a great ride. Clever was my only horse who has ever received 10’s on the walk. She has great downward transitions but she is a work in progress. We work a lot on collection, building the connection, straightness, staying centered, and relaxation.”

 

Jordan was elated by the feeling of having two of her own home-bred horses qualify for two separate World Equestrian Games. She was also proud of what she personally has accomplished. Jordan explained, “This is MS (multiple sclerosis) awareness week and there is a deep level of accomplishment for me this week. I am the 3rd person in my family with MS. When I was growing up my dad was a quadriplegic and I never saw him stand or walk. The fact that I am here during MS week, I drove 2,000 miles to Florida, I rode two horses a day and I qualified two horses for WEG, means so much to me. I couldn’t have done it without my sponsors especially Teva Neuroscience, Deecie (owner of Sebastian), Jessica and Rachel at Blue Hill, and my family who are apart of this journey. I also want to thank Global for everything; The footing, the facility, and the people have been incredible.”

 

Hope Hand, Chef d’Equipe of the U.S Para-Equestrian Dressage riders added, “I would like to thank the officials, the owners and sponsors of Global Dressage Festival for giving us the opportunity to show here with our developing rider team and our high performance riders. It’s important to have this international experience. This venue is much like Europe because it gives the riders the same atmosphere and excitement. This show will really help us prepare for Normandy. I think this was a great experience especially for the developing riders. Many of them came to Florida and are in the process of trying new horses. Florida is a great place to find the FEI quality horse that is needed for competition. It’s also important for our sponsors to see us showing at facilities of this quality. It will truly benefit us all including our sport, the USPEA organization, USEF, and the whole Para-Equestrian discipline.”

 

She continued, “I also want to thank the show management team, Lloyd Landkamer, and Mr. Bellissimo for allowing the CPEDI3* to be a part of the Global Dressage Festival.”

 

Brimmer agreed, “I have enjoyed competing with my horse Carino in the Van Kampen Arena at the Global Dressage Festival. I am thankful to everyone at Global Dressage for putting together a wonderful CPEDI3* event. To compete at a facility that is the quality of Global Dressage is an opportunity we are all grateful for. I look forward to competing at another CPEDI on the Global Dressage show grounds in the future.”

Eleanor Brimmer and Carino H (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Eleanor Brimmer and Carino H (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

 

The Canada para-dressage riders have also been thankful for this wonderful show. It is locations like Global where riders like Lauren Barwick can concentrate on the task at hand instead of worrying about logistics or venue changes.

 

Grade II Paralympian from Canada, Lauren Barwick, and her mare Off To Paris have been working on pulling pieces of her tests out to work on, building from those pieces, and putting them back together. Barwick noted, “I was happy today with my individual test. I was really pleased with my walk pirouettes because that movement has been a big problem. Today the walk pirouettes were there but again we lost a few things that we normally have secured within our test. Like I mentioned before, it’s important to take it all apart so you improve upon certain parts. Then, you piece it all back together. I was overall happy with my horse and she felt more connected to me as a rider. Onward and upward.”

 

Barwick’s horse Ferdonia 2, ridden by Paralympic Canadian Ashley Gowanlock once again dominated the Grade Ib division. The duo continued to power down centerline achieving a 67.11% in the individual test.

 

Grade Ia Paralympian from Canada, Jody Schloss navigated Inspector Rebus to another top placing ahead of teammate Robyn Andrews and Fancianna.

 

Jessica Rhinelander, developing coach for Para-Dressage at Equine Canada commented about Jody Schloss’ training this year,”We stepped back after the Paralympics and took a look at how everything has been going. We made a list and tore everything apart. Then, we tried to build it all back up again to make it even better. Rebus is a very reliable horse and I am happy with how Jody and Rebus are performing.”

 

Chef d’Equipe for Equine Canada, Andrea Taylor, stepped in for Elizabeth Quigg this week at the Global Dressage Festival. She explained the 2013-2014 plan, “Aside from aiming for France we are keeping these guys looking forward to plan for their next competition. That’s our big focus for these top level riders coming out again. Back at home we are working on discovering the talent. We have three or four para-dressage riders at home that we have our eye on that have good horses already. We are trying to not keep the focus heavy on top but instead we are trying to focus on who is coming up. It’s also hard to find coaches. That is a big hole for us. I get riders who come to me and say who can you train with but they are located across the country. So that’s our plan to plan for WEG, get some coaches, and work with the up and coming riders. As for today, I was really pleased. Everybody upped their game, rode harder and took some risks. I think it paid off and the scores went up for the majority. That is always good when you gamble a little bit and are rewarded.”

 

On Sunday, Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV para-dressage freestyle tests occur in the Van Kampen Arena beginning at 11:00 a.m. Sunday. The competition will conclude with an awards ceremony unmounted where the team placings and individual placings will be awarded.

 

Lauren Barwick and off to Paris (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick and off to Paris (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Ashley Gowanlock and Ferdonia 2 (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Ashley Gowanlock and Ferdonia 2 (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Eleanor Brimmer and Carino H (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Eleanor Brimmer and Carino H (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe: Hope Hand

Team Coach: Missy Ransehousen

 

RESULTS:

 

FEI Para Team Grade IV

  1. 583, Jordan, Mary R., USA, Sebastian 66.071%
  2. 585, Lawson, Madison, CAN, McGuire 64.960%

 

  1. 580, Poole, Lynne, CAN, Vasco E 64.524%
  2. 584, Jordan, Mary R., USA, P Sparrow Socks 60.595%
  3. 579, Poole, Lynne, CAN, Frisbee 59.008%

 

FEI Para Grade III Team

1. 578, Brimmer, Eleanor, USA, Carino H 58.740%

 

FEI Para Team Grade 1A

1. 575, Schloss, Jody, CAN, Inspector Rebus 63.913%

2. 577, Andrews, Robyn, CAN, Fancianna 63.116%

 

FEI Para Equestrian Team 1B

1. 587, Gowanlock, Ashley, CAN, Ferdonia 2, 67.11%

2. 582, Oakleaf, Laurietta, USA, Niekele fan Busenitz, 64.080%

3. 581, Collier, Sydney, USA, Wentworth-Re-Evaluation of Classification

 

FEI Para Team Grade II

1. 588, Barwick, Lauren, CAN, Off To Paris , 69.190%

 

Lynne Poole and Vasco E (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole and Vasco E (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Madison Lawson and McGuire (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Madison Lawson and McGuire (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole and Frisbee (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole and Frisbee (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele fan Busenitz (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele fan Busenitz (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier and Wentworth (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier and Wentworth (USA) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole and Frisbee (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole and Frisbee (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (CAN) Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

For questions about the 2013-2014 Para-Equestrian Dressage season please contact the USEF High Performance Director of the Para-Equestrian Discipline Laureen K. Johnson at (908) 326 – 1155 or e-mail lkjohnson@usef.org

 

For more questions about Para-Equestrian Dressage please contact Hope Hand at Hope@uspea.org or (610) 356-6481.

 

 

2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Show Managers:

 

Manager/Entry Secretary: Lloyd Landkamer phone: 612-290-8523 Fax: 866-832-8610 Secretary: Angela Goodwin-Volpert / Peggy Warren

 

Co-Secretary: Becky Johnston

 

Co- Manager/Secretary: John Hoppman 612-799-6381

 

E-mail: DressageFestival@aol.com

 

Website: GlobalDressageFestival.com

 

Ground Jury: Carlos Lopes (POR/4*), Bo Ahman (SWE/4*), and Hanneke Gerritsen(NED)

 

Please check out the new FEI Tests Here (LINK)

 

http://www.fei.org/disciplines/officials-organisers/organisers/para-equestrian-dressage/dressage-tests

 

ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 2014 Qualification Criteria

 

Qualification Period:

 

Start: January 1, 2013

 

End: XXXX 2014 (TBD)

 

Qualifying Events:

 

Any CPEDI3* or CPEDI4* event during the qualification period in addition to the Paralympics Games 2012 London

 

Qualification Score:

 

All athlete/horse combinations must have attained (as a combination) a minimum 60% score attributed by the Ground Jury in a Team test or Individual Championship test one time.

 

Judges:

 

Minimum of 3 FEI PE5* or 4* judges of different nationalities

 

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Excerpt From http://www.globaldressagefestival.com)

 

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Adequan GDF) was created as one of the finest show grounds in the world with a calendar of events and prize money in its first year that places it in the top tier of competitions.

 

Five CDIs staged by a single organization are more than at any other show grounds in the world. Prize money of more than $275,000 that is the richest single circuit except for the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, what is to horse sports what Wimbledon is to tennis.

The show grounds consists of four arenas that are equal in quality to those at the 2012 and 2008 Olympic Games, several hundred stadium seats around the main ring and the first 200 of what will be 300 permanent horse stalls and a raised courtyard at the center of the show grounds providing a panoramic view of the entire facility. One of the world’s largest covered arenas at 360 by 210 feet (110 x 64 meters), and a VIP club overlooking the main competition arena.

 

Dressage has replaced the billiard-table smooth grass polo fields that were the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club stadium where Prince Charles played to kick start Wellington as THE winter lifestyle destination for the world.

 

The dressage grounds adjoin a beautiful grass jumping derby field all part of the sprawling Palm Beach International Equestrian Center that attracts thousands of horses from about three dozen countries for jumper and hunter competitions in an calendar that has expanded from a few weeks in winter to shows from Fall through Spring, centered around the Winter Equestrian Festival and its $6 million in prize money.

 

To learn more about the Global Dressage Festival please visit: http://www.globaldressagefestival.com

About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

   

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the para-equestrian umbrella.

 

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage para-equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

 

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

 

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF).

 

For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/

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March 15, 2013 U.S. and Canada Vie for Para-Equestrian Team Championship at 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3*

U.S. and Canada Vie for Para-Equestrian Team Championship at 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3*

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 Written by: Lindsay McCall

Photographs by: Lindsay McCall

Wellington, FL -March 15, 2013- Opening day at the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival WEF Dressage Classic CPEDI3*, presented by Today’s Equestrian and Fellows, showcased many of North America’s top Para-Dressage riders. Equestrians from Canada and the U.S. competed in the Team Test completing their first of three days of para-dressage tests. The friendly but competitive atmosphere between the countries was illustrated among the riders as they rode down centerline in the Van Kampen Arena. The ground jury included Carlos Lopes (POR), Bo Ahman (SWE), and Hanneke Gerritsen(NED). Earning the top scores in team test competition was Grade Ia rider Jody Schloss of Canada and Inspector Rebus; Grade Ib Canadian Ashley Gowanlock and Ferdonia 2; Lauren Barwick of Canada and Off to Paris in Grade II, Eleanor Brimmer of the U.S. and Carino H in Grade III; and Lynne Poole of Canada with Vasco E. Para-Dressage CPEDI3* continues over the weekend at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds in Wellington, FL.

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* is the first opportunity of the 2013 season for para-equestrian dressage riders in Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV to begin the qualifying process for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. With the 2012 London Paralympics in their rearview mirrors Canada and especially the United States is using 2013 as a developing year. There are new horses, new horse and rider combinations, new dressage tests and a few new para-dressage equestrians.

Lauren Barwick (CAN) and Off To Paris Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick (CAN) and Off To Paris Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

Canadian two-time Paralympian Lauren Barwick was faced with her first execution of the Grade II Team Test with horse Off To Paris. Although the pair had a successful 2012 season, Barwick went back to the drawing board to make good, amazing. Barwick laughed, “I think I should have turned my brain on today.” On a serious note, “I have been competing nationally this year and we have been picking away at movements. On purpose, we have been forgetting the big picture and working on little things. It’s very frustrating for me because I like the whole big picture and want the big picture. However, it’s about training today for tomorrow. I know the things we worked so hard on today were better, even though it caused the pieces that are normally good, to fall apart. My plan is identifying, isolating, and recombining.”

 

Lauren Barwick earned the top percentage score of the day with a 68.922% in Grade II competition. In Grade Ib fellow Paralympian and teammate Ashley Gowanlock competed with Barwick’s horses Ferdonia 2. Barwick commented, “I am very excited to see Ferdonia back in the ring. She didn’t make it to London and we were really concerned she wouldn’t make it back in the ring. To see her back in the ring is phenomenal for me.”

 

Gowanlock replied, “I am thrilled. It’s her first time coming back from an injury since she has been rehabbing since before London. I knew what she could be, and I knew it was in there, but I wasn’t sure what was going to come out when we got in the ring on Friday. The atmosphere, pressure, tension…there was definitely some tension but she was amazing. I was so proud of Ferdonia and excited for what’s coming.”

 

Ashley Gowanlock (CAN) and Ferdonia 2 Photo(c) Lindsay Mccall
Ashley Gowanlock (CAN) and Ferdonia 2 Photo(c) Lindsay McCall

After the 2012 London Paralympic Games riders had to regroup and refocus for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Gowanlock explained, “You almost have to start over. You had this amazing experience and say to yourself, ‘What did I learn and how can it get better?’ You are always thinking what can I learn today to take with me tomorrow. I am excited and happy and looking forward to tomorrow at this calm and beautiful facility.”

 

Gowanlock (CAN) and Ferdonia 2 topped the Grade Ib competition with Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) in second aboard Niekele fan Busenitz. Sydney Collier (USA) and new horse Wentworth executed a precise and elegant Grade Ib test but her current re-evaluation of her classification creates a non-percentage calculation on her test scores.

 

Collier’s new horse Wentworth was purchased from Ottawa, Canada. We went up there in the Fall

Sydney Collier (USA) and Wentworth Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) and Wentworth Photo(C) Lindsay McCall

to look at him. At that point I was still in a cast. I rode him without stirrups and did five steps of trot. We clicked very nicely and right away. He made the journey from Ottawa to Wes Dunham’s and we were doing trips back and forth from Ann Arbor, MI.”

 

She continued, “For Wentworth’s first show with me, he was great. His tempo was nice and steady. He tuned out the stuff he had to tune out on my left side but at the same time he was listening and totally tuned in. This is his first show in years and he has been so great adapting to the new environment.”

 

In Grade Ia, Jody Schloss (CAN) earned the top score with Inspector Rebus. Following only .797 % behind Schloss with Canadian Robyn Andrews and Fancianna.

 

In Grade III Eleanor Brimmer (USA) of Wayazata, MN earned the first place score with partner Carino H.

 

In Grade IV, Lynne Poole (CAN) earned the top accolade with Vasco E. “I was really pleased with Vasco,” smiled Poole. “He stepped up his game last year, we put some weight on him, and he’s getting more mature and settling down. I was really pleased with him today.”

 

For Poole the change in planning has helped to focus on the 2014 calendar year. She explained, “Equine Canada came up with a training program that is done on a big spreadsheet. We sat down, had a look at movements, and really focused on that. Each month we have a meeting with the team coach and head of Equine Canada so we can really focus with stepping up our game.”

 

She continued, “It’s so important that we keep getting out and keep doing these shows. Most of us, without funding, we can’t get to Europe and we so desperately need this show. We are so thankful. The facilities are great and it is a lovely ring. I was quite happy to be in the covered arena because it was cooler. Everybody around the show grounds has been wonderful. I was so glad they had a CPEDI3* for us.”

 

United States Para-Dressage rider concurred, “I am very grateful for the opportunity that we have here to show at Global. Having three star competitions are so important as riders for our growth and development. I am so glad we had a venue that opened their doors to us. The atmosphere here is more like a European event it’s a great opportunity as riders. I wish more riders from the U.S. came here but I know it’s tough to find horses, money and sponsors and get across the country. I am grateful for the opportunity we have in front of us.”

 

Jordan earned the second spot in Grade IV behind Poole and she also earned her qualifying score for the 2014 World Equestrian Games. She commented, “I was really thrilled with both horses for different reasons. Sebastian has had a really good winter of training. The horse I have underneath me now is an improved and better horse than at selection trials; He is clearly loving life.”

 

Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV para-dressage individual tests continue in the Van Kampen Arena beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Saturday’s Individual Test will be combined with the Team Test and considered for the final team championship accolade. Sunday will continue with the exciting freestyle tests to music followed by an awards ceremony.

 

U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe: Hope Hand

Team Coach: Missy Ransehousen

 

Schedule:

March 16, 2013-Individual Test Ia, Ib, II, III, IV

March 17, 2013-Freestyle Championship Tests Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, IV

-Followed by awards ceremony

 

Results:

 

FEI Para Team Grade IV

  1. 580, Poole, Lynne, CAN, Vasco E 64.048%
  2. 583, Jordan, Mary R., USA, Sebastian64.008%
  3. 585, Lawson, Madison, CAN, McGuire63.016%
  4. 584, Jordan, Mary R., USA, P Sparrow Socks 59.603%
  5. 579, Poole, Lynne, CAN, Frisbee 59.484%

 

FEI Para Grade III Team

1. 578, Brimmer, Eleanor, USA, Carino H 57.456%

 

FEI Para Team Grade 1A

575, Schloss, Jody, CAN, Inspector Rebus 63.913%

577, Andrews, Robyn, CAN, Fancianna 63.116%

 

FEI Para Equestrian Team 1B

1. 587, Gowanlock, Ashley, CAN, Ferdonia 2, 65.2%

2. 582, Oakleaf, Laurietta, USA, Niekele fan Busenitz, 63.067%

3. 581, Collier, Sydney, USA, Wentworth-Re-Evaluation of Classification

 

FEI Para Team Grade II

1. 588, Barwick, Lauren, CAN, Off To Paris , 68.922%

Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Grade Ia Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Grade Ia Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele fan Busenitz Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Grade Ib Laurietta Oakleaf (USA) and Niekele fan Busenitz Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Ellie Brimmer and Carino H Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Grade III Ellie Brimmer (USA) and Carino H Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole (CAN) and Vasco E photo(C) Lindsay McCall Grade IV
Grade IV Lynne Poole (CAN) and Vasco E photo(C) Lindsay McCall

 

MAryJordan and Sebastian Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Grade IV Mary Jordan (USA) and Sebastian Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
MAdison Lawson (CAN) and McGuired Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Grade IV MAdison Lawson (CAN) and McGuired Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
LYnne Poole (CAN) and Frisbee Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Grade IV LYnne Poole (CAN) and Frisbee Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Grade IV MAry Jordan and P Sparrow Socks Photo (C)Lindsay McCall
Grade IV MAry Jordan and P Sparrow Socks Photo (C)Lindsay McCall

For questions about the 2013-2014 Para-Equestrian Dressage season please contact the USEF High Performance Director of the Para-Equestrian Discipline Laureen K. Johnson at (908) 326 – 1155 or e-mail lkjohnson@usef.org

 

For more questions about Para-Equestrian Dressage please contact Hope Hand at Hope@uspea.org or (610) 356-6481.

 

2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival Show Managers:

 

Manager/Entry Secretary: Lloyd Landkamer phone: 612-290-8523 Fax: 866-832-8610 Secretary: Angela Goodwin-Volpert / Peggy Warren

 

Co-Secretary: Becky Johnston

 

Co- Manager/Secretary: John Hoppman 612-799-6381

 

E-mail: DressageFestival@aol.com

 

Website: GlobalDressageFestival.com

 

Ground Jury: Carlos Lopes (POR/4*), Bo Ahman (SWE/4*), and Hanneke Gerritsen(NED)

 

Please check out the new FEI Tests Here (LINK)

 

http://www.fei.org/disciplines/officials-organisers/organisers/para-equestrian-dressage/dressage-tests

 

ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 2014 Qualification Criteria

 

Qualification Period:

 

Start: January 1, 2013

 

End: XXXX 2014 (TBD)

 

Qualifying Events:

 

Any CPEDI3* or CPEDI4* event during the qualification period in addition to the Paralympics Games 2012 London

 

Qualification Score:

 

All athlete/horse combinations must have attained (as a combination) a minimum 60% score attributed by the Ground Jury in a Team test or Individual Championship test one time.

 

Judges:

 

Minimum of 3 FEI PE5* or 4* judges of different nationalities

 

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Excerpt From http://www.globaldressagefestival.com)

 

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Adequan GDF) was created as one of the finest show grounds in the world with a calendar of events and prize money in its first year that places it in the top tier of competitions.

 

Five CDIs staged by a single organization are more than at any other show grounds in the world. Prize money of more than $275,000 that is the richest single circuit except for the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany, what is to horse sports what Wimbledon is to tennis.

The show grounds consists of four arenas that are equal in quality to those at the 2012 and 2008 Olympic Games, several hundred stadium seats around the main ring and the first 200 of what will be 300 permanent horse stalls and a raised courtyard at the center of the show grounds providing a panoramic view of the entire facility. One of the world’s largest covered arenas at 360 by 210 feet (110 x 64 meters), and a VIP club overlooking the main competition arena.

 

Dressage has replaced the billiard-table smooth grass polo fields that were the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club stadium where Prince Charles played to kick start Wellington as THE winter lifestyle destination for the world.

 

The dressage grounds adjoin a beautiful grass jumping derby field all part of the sprawling Palm Beach International Equestrian Center that attracts thousands of horses from about three dozen countries for jumper and hunter competitions in an calendar that has expanded from a few weeks in winter to shows from Fall through Spring, centered around the Winter Equestrian Festival and its $6 million in prize money.

 

To learn more about the Global Dressage Festival please visit: http://www.globaldressagefestival.com

 

 

 

About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

 

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the para-equestrian umbrella.

 

The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage para-equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.

 

Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the para-equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

 

In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF).

 

For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-

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