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August 28, 2013 Horse Radio Network

United States Para-Equestrian AssociationUSPEA
For Immediate Release:
Written by: Lindsay McCall
United States Para-Equestrian Assoc.:
www.USPEA.org

 

Media Contact: Hope Hand
3940 Verde Vista Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
E-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com
(610) 356-6481
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Horse Radio Network Features FEI Veterinarian Dr. Mike Tomlinson and International Trainer Kai Handt   

 

Thousand Oaks, CA-August 28, 2013- Horse Radio Network’s once-a-month Para-Equestrian Show featured FEI Veterinarian Dr. Mike Tomlinson and International Trainer Kai Handt Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Lindsay McCall from the USPEA co-hosted the show with Para-Equestrian Ellie Brimmer. Dr. Tomlinson informed the audience about what to expect before and during the trot-up, what each rider needs to know before they enter an international competition, and he even gave listeners an idea of what an FEI Veterinarian’s job is like from outside the arena. Trainer Kai Handt spoke about his experience training Para-Dressage riders, how to seek out support and sponsorship, and he expressed how crucial the correct horse and rider combination can be. To view episode #222
http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/08/28/dressage-radio-episode-222-set-up-before-you-trot-up/

Dr. Mike Tomlinson

Dr. Mike Tomlinson DVM MBA:
Tomlinson has been an active equestrian since childhood. Every day of his life is greatly influenced by his horses and the horse world. He has been an FEI Official since 1985 and currently is an active FEI Judge (‘O’), FEI Veterinarian (5*), FEI Technical Delegate, and FEI Chief Steward, participating in over 25 FEI events each year on nearly every continent. He is on the Board of Directors of many national, regional and local equestrian organizations and many for-profit corporations and partnerships. Dr. Tomlinson has been the FEI Veterinarian at many International Para-Dressage competitions and he can be found throughout the year traveling to multiple FEI events around the world. When he is not on the road he is at his home in California.

 

 

 

NTEC Richter Scale and Kai Handt
Kai Handt at the 2012 London Paralympics before the trot-up. Handt is pictured with his horse NTEC Richter Scale who was ridden by Para-Dressage rider Jonathan Wentz
Kai Handt: Kai Handt is the owner and head trainer at North Texas Equestrian Center (NTEC). He has been competing and training horses for nearly forty years. A native of Kassel, Germany, Handt’s early training was based on the traditional German system, a systematic and disciplined approach to horse training. He received a rigorous and diverse education in the disciplines of dressage, show jumping and three day eventing while working with such well known masters as Hermann Schridde, Eugen Wahler, and Richard Krause. An avid competitor throughout his adolescent and teen years, Handt was awarded his German bronze, silver, and gold medals before reaching the age of 18. After earning his Bereiter, FN license in 1981, he apprenticed at Nord Hessisches Lands Leistungszentrum fuer den Reitsport under Richard Krause. Handt then spent five years employed at Prestiges Verein fuer Reitsport which was, at the time, one of Germany’s most respected training facilities. Soon after relocating to the United States in 1985, Handt purchased NTEC. Over the last twenty years, he has built North Texas Equestrian Center into a well-respected boarding and training center and has become a leading importer of quality warmbloods for the equestrian disciplines.  Handt continues to be active in the show ring, although his competitive pursuits in recent years have been increasingly focused on dressage. Earning his USDF bronze, silver, and gold medals as well as his silver and gold freestyle bars, Handt competes and trains horses at all levels and is the winner of numerous regional championships titles each year. His students are always top contenders for regional championship titles from training level through FEI. He has had USDF/Dover National Merit Award winners in the adult amateur division and currently has junior and young rider students who have competed at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, the USEF National Dressage Championships and the USEF Dressage Seat Equitation Medal Finals. Handt was also the sponsor and trainer of Paralympic Equestrian Jonathan Wentz. Wentz competed as a U.S. Team member at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, was the 2011 U.S. Para Equestrian National Champion and was the highest individual ranking U.S. Dressage Rider that competed in London at the Paralympics. Handt continues to work with many Para Dressage athletes helping them to reach their maximum potential.

 

  

 

List of Para-Equestrian Radio Shows:

 

August 28, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #222

To view episode #222
http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/08/28/dressage-radio-episode-222-set-up-before-you-trot-up/

 

July 31, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #218

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/07/31/dressage-radio-episode-218-developing-para-dressage-young-riders/

 

June 27, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #213

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/06/27/dressage-radio-episode-213-para-week-goes-driving/

 

May 24, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #208

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/05/24/dressage-radio-episode-208-the-maine-event/  

 

April 4, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #204

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/04/25/dressage-radio-episode-204-kristi-wysocki-and-gil-merrick-discuss-judging-the-team-approach/

 

March 27, 2013-To listen to the the first Para-Equestrian show #200:

 

 

Once a month the Dressage Radio Show becomes the Para-Equestrian Show Hosted by Lindsay McCall, of the United States Para-Equestrian Association, focusing on Lindsay Yosay McCallinternational FEI discipline Para-Dressage. Although Para-Dressage is the main event, listeners have the opportunity to learn more about the skillful U.S. Para-Driving Team, the Para-Reining discipline, Para-Vaulting, and the future of Para-Jumping. The para-equestrian dressage show will feature a line-up of guests including olympians, paralympians, trainers, coaches, professionals, amateur riders, young riders, and equine enthusiasts. The intention of the radio show is to educate, inform, and entertain listeners on the para-equestrian Dressage discipline.

 

 

To learn more about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or e-mail President Hope Hand at hope@uspea.org. You may also e-mail the host of the para-equestrian segment Lindsay McCall at Lindsay@uspea.org.

 

To learn more about the Horse Radio Network visit www.horseradionetwork.com or to contact Glenn the Geek go to http://www.horseradionetwork.com/contact/ or leave a voicemail at 270-803-0025.

 

About the Horse Radio Network:

 

The Horse Radio Network is the voice of the horse world with listeners in over 40 countries. Eight different entertaining shows cover all aspects of the horse world and you can listen any time on your computer, MP3 player or smart phone.

 

We believe that people own horses for fun and entertainment. Why else would you

put up with the early morning feedings, stall cleaning, vet bills, long trips to shows,

empty bank accounts and everything else that goes with being a horse owner.

 

Our goal with these shows is to help your chores go a little faster and to put a smile

on your face!  Learn more at www.HorseRadioNetwork.com

 

 

HORSES IN THE MORNING live M-F at 9am Eastern at www.horsesinthemorning.com

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Fantastic weekly shows:

Driving Radio Show at www.drivingradioshow.com

Equestrian Legends at www.equestrianlegends.com

Stable Scoop Radio Show at www.stablescoop.com.

Eventing Radio Show at www.eventingradio.com.

Dressage Radio Show at www.Dressageradio.com.

Horse Tip Daily at www.horsetipdaily.com

Western Radio Show at www.westernradioshow.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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August 20, 2013- Free Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic a Success

United States Para-Equestrian AssociationUSPEA
For Immediate Release:
Written by: Diane Kastama

Photos by: Provided by Diane KastamaUnited States Para-Equestrian Assoc.:
www.USPEA.org 
Media Contact: Hope Hand
3940 Verde Vista Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
E-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com
(610) 356-6481
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United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc 

Free Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic a Success 

Written by: Diane Kastama
Photos by: Provided by Diane Kastama

 

United States Driving for the Disabled Howell, NJ-August 20, 2013– United States Driving for the Disabled, USPEA Logo Inc. (USDFD) hosted a successful free driving clinic at Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship in Howell, NJ on August 10-11, 2013. Sponsors for the Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic included the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The   Para-Driving clinic is held in conjunction with USDFD, USPEA, USEF, Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship, and Ann Miles of the Carriage Barn in New Hampshire. The clinic was for all levels of drivers and included clinician Sara Schmitt.

The clinic provided instruction in driven dressage, hazards and cones and lessons were adapted to the skill level of each driver.

 

The Para-Equestrian Driving Clinic was a raging success. There were 8 driving lessons on Saturday and 7 on Sunday, August 11. There were 9 participants over the course of the weekend and 2 Para-Equestrians were Nationally classified. All the drivers and potential drivers used provided horses and ponies.  Borrowed horses/ponies included: Wilbur, a Halflinger, and his Glinkowski 4-wheel carriage loaned to the program by the Neuberg’s at Nearaway Farms;  Quackers, a Standardbred, and his Meadowbrook cart loaned by  Ellen Weisfeld and Mary Alice Goss; Misty, a Halflinger pony, owned by Celtic Charms and Nancy Forsyth’s Pacific Cart; and clinician Sara Schmitt brought her own competition horse Savanah, a Frisian Saddlbred Cross mare,used by the advanced para-equestrians.

Lisa Miller driving Quakers, owned by Elle Weisfeld
Lisa Miller driving Quakers, owned by Elle Weisfeld, photo provided by Diane Kastama
Boo Fitch Driving, Sara Schmitt Navigating with horse Wilbur owned by Nearaway Farms
Boo Fitch Driving, Sara Schmitt Navigating with horse Wilbur owned by Nearaway Farms, photo provided by Diane Kastama
Saturday, August 10, started with pairing drivers with horses and carriages to figure out what would work best.  There was a cones course of 10 FEI cones setup and Sara Schmitt worked with each driver on steering accurately through the cones and working on getting the horses to go forward and straight.  Ann Miles worked with many of the beginning drivers on the basics of driving straight. This was executed by following a young man, Josh, that jogged the cones course in front of them.  Sunday, the drivers were introduced to a hazard and another cones course where the beginners drove gates A,B, and C and the more advanced A,B,C,D.  Diane Kastama and Sara Schmitt discussed how to drive hazards and take into consideration the ability to turn left or right depending on ones own disability.
The clinic was very successful resulting in 4 para-equestrian riders who are hooked on driving and want to continue to pursue the sport of Combined Driving. Our most advanced driver worked on her cones skills and hazard skills to help her in her future shows at the Intermediate level in Open competition.  Many drivers were enthused to see how fast they could drive and plan to continue their instruction at Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship center.

 

For more information on the Developing Drivers Clinic in Howell, NJ, or to make a donation to support USDFD’s efforts, please contact Diane Kastama at dkastama@verizon.net or call 805-343-6026.

2013 USDFD Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic Fast Facts:

 

What: 2013 USDFD Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic

When: August 10-11, 2013

Where: Celtic Charms Therapeutic Horsemanship, 671 Fort Plains Road Howell, NJ, 07731. www.celticcharms.org

Contact Information:Diane Kastama at dkastama@verizon.net or call 805-343-6026.

Host: United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc.

Sponsors:United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)

 

 

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

 

Photos from the Clinic:

 

Celtic Charms student Alice driving Quackers
Celtic Charms student Alice driving Quackers, photo provided by Diane Kastama
Misty being driven by Celtic Charms student Valerie and ably assisted by Nancy Forsyth
Misty being driven by Celtic Charms student Valerie and ably assisted by Nancy Forsyth, provided by Diane Kastama

 

walking a hazard
Walking a hazard, photo provided by Diane Kastama

 

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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Parapalooza

PARAPALOOZA 2013

HEAVENS TO MURGATROID TO HEADLINE PARAPALOOZA 2013
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT CARA IRISH PUB


Award-winning Seacoast Music Award winners lend support to local Para Equestrian Mary Jordan in a fundraiser to help her bid to make the United States Equestrian Team at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France 2014!

Mary Jordan and Sebastian by Lindsay Yosay McCall

When: Saturday, Sept. 28

Where: Cara Irish Pub, 11 4th Street, Dover, N.H

Time: 7 p.m.

What:  Award-winning Seacoast Music Award winners lend support to local Para Equestrian Mary Jordan in a fundraiser to help her bid to make the United States Equestrian Team at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France 2014!

For more information please contact:
Mary Raitt Jordan, Drake’s Island Media
207-985-3999, or 207-216-0094, or mj@maine.rr.com

Cost: The suggested donation is $15.

*Tickets can be purchased in three ways and online donations are tax-deductible.

PLEASE CLICK THE “DONATE” BUTTON BELOW.

1 Ticket= $15 donation



 

HeavestoMurgatroid

HEAVENS TO MURGATROID TO HEADLINE PARAPALOOZA 2013
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 AT CARA IRISH PUB


Award-winning Seacoast Music Award winners lend support to local Para Equestrian Mary Jordan in a fundraiser to help her bid to make the United States Equestrian Team at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France 2014!

DOVER, New Hampshire August 19, 2013 — Seacoast Music Award Winners Heavens to Murgatroid will headline a rock-n-roll fundraiser “Parapalooza” to benefit local area Para Equestrian Mary Jordan in her bid to make Team USA at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Normandy, France. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at Cara Irish Pub, 11 4th Street, Dover, N.H. starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now!

Jordan, a seacoast area resident, is an international Para Equestrian who represented the United States at the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Kentucky and was an alternate for the London 2012 Paralympics. She became the third person in her family diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 11 years ago and is a national MS advocate and public speaker. Having earned her qualifying score to secure an invitation to the US Selection Trials next summer, she is now actively pursuing a berth on the 2014 squad with her mount Sebastian, owned by Deecie Denison of Vermont.

“My sport is my passion and I ride for a reason: to share that we live in a new day and age of great hope with MS. My riding brings me great joy and is my conduit to raise awareness about MS and Para Equestrian sport, to be an example of what a person with MS can do,” Jordan said.

To kick off her “Mary from Maine Normandy Campaign” and celebrate the spirit of the sport Jordan invited her favorite band Heavens to Murgatroid to headline the event. Heavens to Murgatroid is an award-winning popular seacoast-area power-pop band from the early ‘90s made up of seacoast-area residents Tim McCoy, Rick Twombly, Tim Theriault and Alan Jordan. Together the group recorded several albums starting with their debut album “!” and topped the charts on college, alternative and Boston-area radio stations. The group is graciously volunteering their time to Jordan’s fundraiser. Last year their Portsmouth show was sold out.

“Competing internationally is daunting in what it entails since many of the competitions are across the country and around the world. I am grateful to the band and the community for their support and becoming part of our team,” Jordan said. “I thought it would be a great celebration to bring together their music with my goal. They are great guys who know what it is like to work hard and chase a dream. I have been a diehard fan for years and have always related to the drive and talent of these wonderful musicians and songwriters. My iPod is filled with their amazing music!”

Proceeds from the event will go to direct athlete competition support with a portion of the proceeds being given to MS-related programs and the United States Para Equestrian Association (USPEA).

Tickets for the show are on sale now! The suggested donation is $15. Tickets can be purchased in three ways and online donations are tax-deductible:




 

1) Online at the United States Para Equestrian Association (USPEA) at www.uspea.org/parapalooza. People can click to make a donation. Specify “Mary Jordan-Parapalooza” in the message field. Donors will receive their tickets that night at the door with a special admission bracelet!

2) Tickets can be obtained by phone. Call the Parapalooza Planning Committee Hotline at 207-216-0094.

3) Ticket Bracelets can be purchased at Cara Irish Pub before the event, or at the door the night of the event!

Residents can follow Jordan’s progress on the Mary from Maine Normandy Campaign 2014 page on Facebook. A website is forthcoming at www.maryfrommaine.com.

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About Heavens to Murgatroid:

Heavens to Murgatroid, a high-energy power pop band, was founded in Portsmouth, NH, in 1990 by vocalist/guitarist Rick Twombly and bassist Tim McCoy. They played a slew of shows and developed a devout following in the early 1990s with the additions of lead guitarist Tim Theriault and drummer Alan Jordan. Together the band toured the entire USA, rubbing elbows with bands like The Vouts, The Ramones and The Cavedogs. HTM was known as the band that had the big pink school bus, McCoy had a bass that looked like an electric banjo and Jordan had a flashing beacon on his pink motorcycle helmet! In addition to several compilation contributions, Heavens to Murgatroid recorded the independent LPs ! (1992) and Cyclop Pop (1995). Many of HTM’s self-titled CDs and recordings have now become available collector’s items.

About the Mary from Maine Normandy Campaign:

Para Equestrian Mary Jordan is an international Grade IV Para Dressage Equestrian who lives in Wells, Maine with her husband and son. In March 2013 she earned a qualifying score for riding in the U.S. Selection Trials for the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Jordan is the third person in her family with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), diagnosed in 2002. She represented Team USA at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and was an alternate for the 2012 Paralympics in London. Additionally she has ridden on USA teams in Australia, Canada, Norway and throughout the country. She is a two-time National Grade IV Para Dressage Champion and a national MS advocate.

August 15, 2013- USEF NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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USEF Governing body

USEF NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: 

 

Para-Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor

 

Deadline is September 5, 2013 

 

Gladstone, NJ- August 15, 2013- The search is on to find the new United States Para-Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor. Applications will be accepted through September 5, 2013. Updated job description, application, and timeline below.

 

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USEF Governing body
Para-Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe and Technical Advisor  

Job Description

 

USEF Strongly recommends that applicants fulfill a majority of the guidelines listed below; however all qualified applications will be considered. Click here to view the updated application timeline.

The Para Dressage Chef d’Equipe / Technical Advisor responsibilities:
➢ In coordination with the High Performance Para Dressage Committee (HPPDC), develop and
implement the 2013-2016 High Performance Para Dressage Plan to achieve objectives defined by the HPPDC, with assistance as needed from USEF staff. These objectives include but are not limited to the following:

➢ The primary goal is winning a team medal at the Paralympic Games and World Equestrian

Games, as well as CPEDI competitions.

➢ Monitor, in conjunction with the athlete’s personal trainer, the training and preparation of candidate athlete/horse combinations for international championships such as the Paralympic and World Equestrian Games, and other competitions mutually agreed upon with the USEF staff; in this capacity, the Chef d’Equipe / Technical Advisor will travel as appropriate, advising athletes, as appropriate, of areas for improvement.
➢ Monitor and gauge the talent of prospective international competition horses and riders; areas for improvement will be identified and communicated, as appropriate, to their riders and their personal trainers. Should not act as trainer (unless specifically requested by the athlete).

➢ Serve in the role of Chef d’Equipe:

➢ Act as the Chef d’Equipe at the Paralympic and World Equestrian Games, and at other

CPEDI’s as mutually agreed upon each year.

➢ Serve as a non-voting Advisor to the Para Dressage Selectors.
➢ Work with and under the direction of the HPPDC, and the Director of Para-Equestrian Dressage High Performance Programs, and perform the duties outlined above at times and locations  mutually agreed upon by the Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe and USEF.
➢ Provide a progress report at every HPPDC meeting.
➢ Provide an annual written year-end performance report to the Director of PE Dressage High Performance Programs and the Chairman of the HPPDC, for their review and analysis.
➢ Attend Para Dressage continuing education as available.

➢ Strengthen the Athlete Pipeline:

➢ Monitor and collaborate with existing comprehensive programs for all USEF National Coaches for the Developing and Youth programs, as well as the Paralympic Disabled Veteran Program.
➢ Provide strategic guidance for athletes, as needed, to aid in achieving their international competition potential and success.
➢ Assist in coordinating, facilitating, and promoting education specific to Para Dressage for coaches, trainers, officials, and athletes.
➢ Coordinate and support athlete/horse combinations, in conjunction with their personal

trainer and support staff, for international competitions.

➢ Assist in finding quality horses for the Para Dressage team.
➢ Assist in providing access for US riders into worldwide CPEDIs.
➢ Arrange for outside clinicians/judges to conduct observation sessions.
➢ Act as an advocate and to promote US athletes and horses to generate interest and

enthusiasm in  Para Dressage, especially with potential sponsors and owners.

➢ Additionally, there is agreement that during specific period(s) of time when the Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe is required to perform services for USEF, he/she will not be engaged by another individual or organization during the same time period without permission from USEF.
➢ Disclose personal conflicts of interest.
➢ U.S. domicile preferred.

The Dressage Technical Advisor/ Chef d’Equipe should have the following qualities:
➢ The strong desire to win.
➢ Strong leadership skills including the ability to inspire.
➢ Strong organization and clerical skills.
➢ Ability to exercise judgment and discretion, especially during stressful situations.
➢ Ability to think strategically on a national and international level, considering athletes throughout the country at top National level.
➢ Knowledgeable and influential internationally.
➢ Ability to have good relations with media.
➢ Ability to work well and effectively under pressure and in stressful situations.
➢ A supportive, encouraging and positive attitude towards athletes.
➢ Approachable and forthcoming with advice, guidance and knowledge.
➢ Open minded, flexible, and inventive, preferably including knowledge about adaptive Para Dressage equipment and techniques as well as knowledge of common disabilities found in Para-Equestrian Dressage.
➢ Ability to foster talent, i.e. guide the careers of horses and athletes.
➢ Able to travel in the US and to all areas of the world and be in contact with the riders.
➢ Agreeable to spend approx. 50% of his/her time with administrative duties and 50% on the road.

The Dressage Technical Advisor/ Chef d’Equipe should have the following experience:
➢ International Olympic/Championship experience in an Official capacity.
➢ Proven leadership ability to guide the High Performance Plan to Championship level.
➢ Demonstrated ability to work successfully with: athletes, trainers, coaches, judges, veterinarians, owners, and fellow USEF staff members.

USEF RETAINS THE RIGHT TO AMEND, MODIFY, OR CHANGE THE JOB DESCRIPTION AT ANY TIME.

 

 

 

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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August 1, 2013-Horse Radio Network with Lendon Gray and Sydney Collier

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For Immediate Release:
Written by: Lindsay McCall

United States Para-Equestrian Assoc.:
www.USPEA.org

 

Media Contact: Hope Hand
3940 Verde Vista Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
E-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com
(610) 356-6481
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Horse Radio Network Features Lendon Gray and Para-Dressage Young Rider Sydney Collier  

 

Thousand Oaks, CA-August 1, 2013- Horse Radio Network’s once-a-month Para-Equestrian Show featured Lendon Gray and Para-Dressage rider Sydney Collier on Wednesday, July 31. Lindsay McCall from the USPEA co-hosted the show with Para-Equestrian Ellie Brimmer. Gray spoke about developing young riders while Sydney Collier talked about her experience in the young rider program. To view episode #218
http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/07/31/dressage-radio-episode-218-developing-para-dressage-young-riders/  

Lendon Gray Born in Old Town, Maine, Lendon Gray rode her first horse with her mother before she could walk. She grew up riding western, hunt seat, bareback, playing gymkhana games, driving and generally enjoying horses. Pony Club played the central role in her life from age 7, and she competed successfully to the National level, winning Champion and Reserve at both US and Canadian Pony Club Rallies.  Receiving her A-rating at 16, Pony Club built a foundation of both solid riding basics and proper horse care that guides Lendon to this day. Through her involvement with Pony Club she became a successful event rider and trained for two years with the Olympic 3-day team.

Despite her many equestrian involvements, Lendon’s academic education was well tended. Graduating valedictorian from Foxhollow School, she studied Greek and Latin at Sweet Briar College while taking summer courses in Archeology at Stanford.  Lendon proves that it is not necessary to make a choice between excelling academically and excelling in the saddle.

It was when Lendon started to specialize in Dressage at age 27 that Seldom Seen, the first of her famous Dressage “ponies,” came into her life. At just 14.2 ½ hands Seldom Seen was a national champion at 3rd and 4th level, Prix St. George’s, Intermediare I and II, and Grand Prix.  Although Lendon rode Warmbloods for her participation on two Olympic teams (1980, 1988), the World Championships, and the World Cup, her ponies held a special place in her heart.  They proved to the world that bigger isn’t necessarily better.
From her early years competing in Pony Club to her famous work with Seldom Seen and other ponies, Lendon developed a reputation for “taking unremarkable horses and making them good.”  This belief in created talent and the power of dedication has inspired many of Lendon’s activities over the years.  Determined to give others the opportunity to learn and improve, she has been extremely involved with organizations such as USET, USEF, USDF, US Pony Club, and the rapidly expanding Dressage4Kids (D4K). http://www.dressage4kids.org/

(excerpt from dressage4kids.org)

by Lindsay McCall

Sydney Collier-Sydney is from Ann Arbor, Michigan but currently lives with her family in Millbrook, NY.  She has been riding since she was 7 years old and is currently training with Wes Dunham.   Sydney was diagnosed at age 8 with Wyburn-Mason Syndrome.  This began with symptoms of progressive weakening, uncoordinated movement on her entire left side and vision problems.  Sydney has had multiple complex medical issues including numerous cyber knife radiation procedures.  During her first surgery she had a massive stroke and loss the use of her left side. It was during this time that Sydney learned about the USPEA and started to set her future riding goals. Sydney became inspired at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky when she saw Paralympian Jonathan Wentz riding in the Para-Equestrian Dressage competition. Sydney rides a 10 yo 16.2 black Hanoverian named Wentworth, owned by Wes Dunham. The 2014 calendar year brings forward Sydney’s first opportunity to qualify and ride for the U.S. Para-Dressage Team at the World Equestrian Games in France. To view more about Sydney please go to www.Sydsparaquest.com.

   

List of Para-Equestrian Radio Shows:

 

July 31, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #218

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/07/31/dressage-radio-episode-218-developing-para-dressage-young-riders/

 

June 27, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #213

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/06/27/dressage-radio-episode-213-para-week-goes-driving/

 

May 24, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #208

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/05/24/dressage-radio-episode-208-the-maine-event/  

 

April 4, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #204

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/04/25/dressage-radio-episode-204-kristi-wysocki-and-gil-merrick-discuss-judging-the-team-approach/

 

March 27, 2013-To listen to the the first Para-Equestrian show #200:

 

 

Once a month the Dressage Radio Show becomes the Para-Equestrian Show Hosted by Lindsay McCall, of the United States Para-Equestrian Association, focusing on Lindsay Yosay McCallinternational FEI discipline Para-Dressage. Although Para-Dressage is the main event, listeners have the opportunity to learn more about the skillful U.S. Para-Driving Team, the Para-Reining discipline, Para-Vaulting, and the future of Para-Jumping. The para-equestrian dressage show will feature a line-up of guests including olympians, paralympians, trainers, coaches, professionals, amateur riders, young riders, and equine enthusiasts. The intention of the radio show is to educate, inform, and entertain listeners on the para-equestrian Dressage discipline.

 

 

To learn more about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or e-mail President Hope Hand at hope@uspea.org. You may also e-mail the host of the para-equestrian segment Lindsay McCall at Lindsay@uspea.org.

 

To learn more about the Horse Radio Network visit www.horseradionetwork.com or to contact Glenn the Geek go to http://www.horseradionetwork.com/contact/ or leave a voicemail at 270-803-0025.

 

About the Horse Radio Network:

 

The Horse Radio Network is the voice of the horse world with listeners in over 40 countries. Eight different entertaining shows cover all aspects of the horse world and you can listen any time on your computer, MP3 player or smart phone.

 

We believe that people own horses for fun and entertainment. Why else would you

put up with the early morning feedings, stall cleaning, vet bills, long trips to shows,

empty bank accounts and everything else that goes with being a horse owner.

 

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Western Radio Show at www.westernradioshow.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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