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October 25, 2013 – Para-Reining to be Featured at AQHA World Championship Show

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Media Contact: Lindsay McCall -Lindsay@uspea.org -USPEA, 3940 Verde Vista Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360- www.USPEA.org

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Para-Reining to be Featured at  AQHA World Championship Show

For Immediate Release: 

USA Reining Media Contact: Brad Ettleman
E-mail: Brad@Hpowerinc.com

USPEA Media Contact: Lindsay McCall
E-mai: Lindsay@uspea.org

October 25, 2013 – USA Reining, the official sport affiliate for the western discipline of Reining within the international structure of horse sport, announces together with the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) as well as partners: the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), the introduction of Reining into the Para-Equestrian movement.

To be featured at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, OK, Para-Reining will include a clinic and educational seminar on Thursday, November 14th and a first-ever Para-Reining demonstration class on Friday, November 15th – marking the maiden Para-Reining ever to be held within the US Para-Equestrian system and a launching of efforts to bring the discipline online as a fully recognized sport in 2014.

Both affiliates of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport in the United States, USA Reining and USPEA are striving to ensure Para-Reining rules and competitions are in line with events hosted at stakeholder shows.  Those stakeholders are chiefly USA Reining founding partners AQHA and NRHA.  AQHA will integrate Para-Reining into its existing and thriving Equestrians with Disabilities Program, and NRHA will work to do the same with a newly launched disabled riders program.  Once complete, the integration will allow any Para-Reining event to be multi-approved by any or all of the interested groups, allowing athletes a virtual smorgasbord of options for competitive development.

The role of USA Reining and USPEA are vital as they provide the key pipeline to high performance competition at the international level.  A main goal of the effort, Para-Reining athletes could one day earn a spot to represent their nation at international Para-Reining championships.

The goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the Para-Equestrian disciplines.  From local horse shows to international Paralympic Games, the USPEA provides Para-Equestrians with the knowledge and resources needed to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), USA Reining and USEF which provide Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.

For more information about attending the USA Reining/USPEA Para-Reining Clinic and Demonstration Class at the AQHA World Championship Show, including schedule, entry form and more, email:  Brad@HPowerInc.com

For more information about USA Reining, click on www.USA-Reining.com
For more information about the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show: http://www.aqha.com/Showing/World-Show/Schedule.aspx

About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

   

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation 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 Paralympic Games, the USPEA provides para-equestrians the knowledge and resources needed to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), USA Reining, and USEF which provide 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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October 8, 2013- Free Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic

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Free Para-Equestrian Developing Driver Clinic 
Presented by United States Driving for the Disabled

 

 

Developing Driver Clinic Fast Facts:  United States Driving for the Disabled

  

When: October 9-13, 2013
Where:
Shady Oaks CDE in Lodi, CA

 
Cost: Free to United States Driving for the Disabled Members

 

Clinicians:   

 

Fritz Grupe, Represented USA in the FEI World Pairs, host and builder of California’s premier Combined Driving event Shady Oaks.

 

Drew Callahan, Advanced Driver- Driving and Dressage trainer and coach, based in Scottsdale, AZ

Diane Kastama,
World Champion in Para-Equestrian Driving Grade 1. Competes at Advanced Combined Driving Single and Pair.  

 

*Clinic is open to Para-Equestrians competing at Shady Oaks CDE
limited spots for auditors – contact Diane Kastama*

Format of Clinic: 

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 & Thursday, October 10, 2013: 

 

Individual dressage session with Drew Callahan on day prior to
competitors scheduled dressage time. Drive your test with Drew and get instant feedback on what you can do to improve your test the next day. 

 

Friday, October 11, 2013:

 

Group walk with Fritz Grupe out in the hazards. Discuss your routes ask questions of Shady Oaks expert on these hazards.
Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning – Group walk of cones course with Drew Callahan, discuss options to cones, places to make up speed how to approach the tricky sets. Time will be decided based on when cones course is open for inspection.

Contact: Diane Kastama dkastama@verizon.net , 805-458-2428
to sign up for clinic. Clinic is free for USDFD members.
Don’t forget to visit www.usdfd.org

2012 FEI Para-Equestrian Driving World Championships in Breda, the Netherlands. Driver is Diane Kastama, Horse is Ruby KWPN , Groom is Jody Cutler Picture taken by Marie de Ronde.
2012 FEI Para-Equestrian Driving World Championships in Breda, the Netherlands. Driver is Diane Kastama, Horse is Ruby KWPN , Groom is Jody Cutler Picture taken by Marie de Ronde.
Friday, October 12 & 13, 2013:

Schedule will be given to participants

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.

 

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

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October 8, 2013- 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium

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For Immediate Release:
Written by: Lindsay McCall & Joyce Brown
Photos 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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 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium
West Coast Region
“A Team Approach”
Train the Trainer Workshop ~ November 20
Rider Symposium ~ November 21 – 23

 Winters, CA – October 8, 2013 Building a medal winning equestrian team starts with building high performance athletes, educating riders and trainers, and enforcing the idea of “A Team Approach”. With sponsorship from the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA), United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and the organization of the education branch of the USPEA, Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, this is being made possible. For new or current U.S. riders and trainers the 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium is a unique opportunity. Within one weekend riders and trainers will be immersed within the Para-Equestrian Dressage discipline. The Trainer Workshop is scheduled for November 20, while the Rider Symposium runs from November 21-23, 2013. Clinicians and lecturers include: 2012 Paralympic Gold Medal Team Coach for Great Britain, Clive Milkins; international coach and rider Dennis H. Callin; Dressage and FEI Para-Equestrian 4* Judge David Schmutz, Former USEF High Performance Dressage Director Gil Merrick; FEI Veterinarian Dr. Mike Tomlinson; Para-Equestrian classifiers Joann Benjamin and Tina Wentz; and a panel of experts in multiple areas of Para-Dressage sport. The Registration & Information Packet PDF is available by clicking here.  Registration deadline is October 25, 2013.

For more information please contact Joyce Brown, Carlisle Academy, e-mail jbrown@carlisleacademymaine.com or call 207-985-0374.

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2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium
West Coast Region
“A Team Approach”
Train the Trainer Workshop ~ November 20
Rider Symposium ~ November 21 – 23

Hosted by
Somerset Farm, Winters, California
Organized by
Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports

  Sponsored by
USPEA & USEF


 
Symposium Banquet Sponsor
HorseShow.com

In-Kind
DressageTrainingOnline.com
Somerset Farm
Winterhaven Dressage & Horsemanship

Gold Medal Para-Dressage Coach Clive Milkins from Great Britain
Gold Medal Para-Dressage Coach Clive Milkins from Great Britain at the May 2013 East Coast Symposium working with Roxanne Trunnell. Photo by Lindsay Y McCall
 

Important Information Regarding the Registration & Information Packet:

Please take time to read thought the Registration Packet carefully, as there is a lot of detail to digest.

Registration Forms

The Registration Packet contains details for each category of the Symposium (Train the Trainer Workshop, Rider Symposium, and Auditing options). Each of these categories contains a separate registration form:

·         Train the Trainer Workshop, Wednesday, November 20: Details are on page 4 and the registration form is on page 5

·         Para-Dressage Rider Program, Thursday – Saturday, November 21 – 23: Details are on page 6 with rider registration form on pages 7 – 9.

·         Active Auditors & Lesson Auditors, Thursday – Saturday, November 21 – 23: Auditor details are on page 10 and the auditor registration form is on page 11.

The registration forms have been created in a fillable pdf so that you can type your information in and email back to me (jbrown@carlsileacademymaine.com). You are also welcome to print the forms off, write them out and mail to me at 65 Drown Lane, Lyman ME 04002.

Symposium Schedule
On pages 12 & 13 you will see the outline of the Symposium, with days, times and locations for each segment. Biographies of clinicians, lecturers and officials are at the end of the packet.

Important Dates & Deadlines
Symposium Registration and Deposit Deadline: October 25, 2013, with a 50% deposit
Final Payment Due: November 11, 2013

Accommodations
Download the Accommodations List HERE
A block of rooms have been set aside at Hyatt Place in Davis, California at the group rate of $139+. Train the Trainer Lectures and the Symposium Banquet will be held at Hyatt Place, so it is a convenient and comfortable place to stay. Participants should make their own reservations. If you choose the Hyatt, be sure to indicate that you are with the Para-Dressage Symposium Group in order to get the group rate. You are also welcome to select different accommodations. The towns of Dixon and Vacaville are also relatively close to both Winters and Davis.

Addresses of Symposium Locations
Hyatt Place UC Davis (accommodations, Train the Trainer lecture, Symposium Banquet)
173 Old Davis Road
Davis, CA 95616
Phone 1-530-756-9500; Fax 530-297-6900
HyattPlaceUCDavis.com

Somerset Farm (rider symposium)
8680 Wintu Way
Winters, CA 95694
For questions regarding stabling or horse matches, please contact Susan Treabess at 916-201-2560. All other questions should be directed to Joyce Brown, contact info below.

Liability Waivers for Somerset Farm & Carlisle Academy
Upon arrival at Somerset Farm, at check-in, there will be Liability Waivers for both Somerset Farm and Carlisle Academy that must be signed.

Somerset Farm Barn
Somerset Farm Barn in Winters, CA. Photo provided by Susan Treabess

 

CarlisleAcademy About Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports:
Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports is a comprehensive organization offering hallmark equestrian hippotherapy and adaptive programs; new offerings of Para-Equestrian sport; and traditional equestrian training opportunities for educators, practitioners and riders alike. The mission of Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy and Sports is to transform lives through horses through its distinctive services – rehabilitative through recreational – within an inclusive environment that fosters learning, growth and overall well-being. In 2013, Carlisle Academy became the educational branch of the USPEA with direction from founder Sarah Armentrout. The Carlisle Academy/USPEA relationship will provide educational opportunities for the Para-Equestrian discipline from grass roots initiatives to advanced international preparation. For more information please visit: www.carlisleacademymaine.com; call 207-985-0374; email info@carlisleacademymaine.com; or check us out on Facebook.
 

About United States Para-Equestrian Association:

   

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation 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/

 

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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