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March 29, 2014- Horse Radio Network Features Dressage/ Para-Dressage Trainers Heather Blitz and Jim Koford

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Horse Radio Network Features Dressage/ Para-Dressage Trainers Heather Blitz and Jim Koford 

 

Wellington, FL-March 29, 2014- Horse Radio Network’s once-a-month Para-Equestrian Show featured dressage and para-dressage trainer Heather Blitz and Jim Koford. Each trainer talked about their experience working with an international high-performance para-dressage athlete. They spoke of the parallel comparison between able-bodied dressage and para-dressage. Both had their athletes on the show including Angela Peavy (USA), a grade III, rider who trains with Blitz and 2010 World Equestrian Games athlete Mary Jordan (USA), Grade IV, who trains with Jim Koford. Episode #252 was hosted by Paralympian Hope Hand and dressage rider Regina Cristo.

 

To view and listen to episode #252 please visit:

 

About Heather Blitz:

Heather Blitz. Photo courtesy of HeatherBlitz.info
Heather Blitz of Wellington, FL is the 2012 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team reserve rider, and 2011 Pan American Games Team Gold Medalist and Individual Silver Medalist. Blitz’s love for horses started in Kansas where she grew up on her parents farm. Blitz began competing in dressage competitions in 1994 and has won numerous regional and national titles on an array of horses. Her career-changing horse came in the form of Danish Warmblood stallion Rambo DVE 373, whom she began training as a 12-year-old. The pair showed at the CDI Grand Prix level throughout Florida and at the prestigious Dressage at Devon where they placed third. Blitz is currently working with Paragon, an 18-hand Danish Warmblood bred by Oak Hill Ranch.

Top Accolades:

-Blitz and Paragon claimed the Reserve Championship in the USEF National Intermediaire I Dressage Championships at the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Festival of Champions.
-Represented the U.S. at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico winning Team Gold and Individual Silver medals.
-Blitz and Paragon finished second in both the Grand Prix CDI3* and the Grand Prix Special at the World Dressage Masters Palm Beach CDI4* presented by International Polo Club Palm Beach.
-WEF Dressage Classic, Blitz and Paragon won the Grand Prix Freestyle and finished third in the Grand Prix Test.
-The 2012 year also saw Blitz and Paragon in Gladstone, New Jersey for the 2012 USEF Dressage Festival of Champions and Selection Trials for the U.S. Dressage Team in June. After four rounds of competition over two weekends, Blitz finished sixth overall with a combined total of 70.384%.

Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior Photo by Lindsay McCall.
Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior Photo by Lindsay McCall.

James Koford. Photo courtesy of Jim Koford of koforddressage.com. Photo taken by Shelley Paulson Photography.

About Jim Koford: (excerpt from KofordDressage.com)
James has been immersed in the dressage community for the last 35 years. He was catapulted into the FEI dressage ring aboard the Pinto Dutch Warmblood stallion, Art Deco. James started showing Art Deco as a 4- year- old and advanced him to Grand Prix. This popular duo became one of the most recognizable FEI combinations on the East Coast.

As a competitor, James enjoys tremendous success on a wide variety of horses. He has competed in the Grand Prix on six different mounts and has guided over twenty horses to the FEI levels. James’s horses have won numerous regional and national awards from Training Level to Grand Prix. Some of his most successful horses include the stallions Donatelli II winning at Grand Prix with scores to 72% (2007) and Don Principe winning thirteen straight PSG and I1 classes in 2008.

James distinguishes himself as one of the very few riders in the world to compete at both Four Star eventing and Grand Prix dressage. James trained and competed the horses Bank On It and Max Motoring at Essex**, Bromont**, Fair Hill*** and Rolex****. James continues his commitment to the eventing community as a highly sought after dressage coach, for eventing riders at the national and international levels.

In 2009, Koford had success with a number of horses. Aboard Don Principe, Koford took home top honors in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the WEF Dressage Classic, the Grand Prix Test at the KDA Spring Warm-Up Show, and the Grand Prix Test and Freestyle at the KDA 23rd Annual Dressage Show. Koford, aboard Rhett, was awarded the Anne Barlow Ramsay grant from The Dressage Foundation to travel to Germany to train and compete. Koford and Rhett trained with Michael Klimke in Germany and competed in the small tour at national shows in Germany.

2010 led Rhett and Koford back to Germany where they successfully competed in Open Grand Prix classes at national shows. The pair also competed in the  Medien Cup classes for young Grand Prix horses. The same year they secured two wins at the USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships.
Koford and Rhett made their debut at the CDI Grand Prix level in 2011. In Wellington, they capped off a great season with a win in the International Horse Sport Champions Cup Grand Prix. They had another win that year in the Grand Prix Test at Dressage at Devon. In addition, they finished out the year with two more Grand Prix wins at the USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships. Also in 2011, Koford also won two Grand Prix classes at Dressage at Lexington aboard Pharaoh.

2012 began with a win aboard Pharaoh in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Wellington Dressage show. Koford finished second with Rhett in the Grand Prix Special at the Wellington Dressage show as well. Koford and Pharaoh finished second at the Florida Dressage Classic with a exceptional freestyle performance. In June of 2012, Koford and Rhett were selected to compete in the 2012 USEF Dressage Festival of Champions and Selection Trials for the U.S. Dressage Team. They finished 12th with an overall score of 67.858%. Rhett and Koford continued their success in 2013 with a second place finish the Grand Prix Special at the World Dressage Masters.

Mary Jordan and Sebastian. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan and Sebastian. Photo by Lindsay McCall

List of Para-Equestrian Radio Shows:

 

Para-Equestrian Show #252

 

Para-Equestrian Show #248

 

Para-Equestrian Show #244

 

Para-Equestrian Show #235

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/11/25/dressage-radio-episode-235-reining-into-para-dressage/

November 1, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #231

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/11/01/dressage-radio-episode-231-para-dressage-horse-ownership-and-training/ 

 

September 25, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #226

http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/09/24/dressage-radio-episode-226-becca-hart-and-missy-ransehousen-on-the-future-of-para/  

 

August 28, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #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.

 

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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.

 

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About the 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: hope@uspea.org or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

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U.S. Para-Dressage Athletes Take Home Multiple Blue Ribbons and WEG Qualifying Scores at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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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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U.S. Para-Dressage Athletes Take Home Multiple Blue Ribbons and WEG Qualifying Scores at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

Canadian Para-Dressage Team tops the team competition only points ahead of the United States of America while Lauren Barwick, Grade II, of Canada earned the overall high-point award donated by Polo Gear.

Photos and Article by: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, Florida – March 17, 2014 – Over three days, March 14-16, 2014, para-dressage athletes from the U.S. and Canada vied for multiple accolades at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CPEDI3* in Wellington, Florida. For the United States riders this CPEDI3* was the second to last opportunity located in the U.S. to qualify for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG). For developing athletes this international show was an educational experience and a chance to gain remarks from the FEI Ground Jury. Those judges included Kjell Myhre (NOR), Marc Urban (BEL), and Kristi Wysocki (USA). The first day, March 14, was the Team Test competition followed by the Individual Test on March 15. Those two scores were combined for each of the four team members and the lowest score was dropped for a team final score. U.S. Team members, led by Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt, included Roxanne Trunnell and Nice Touch (Grade Ia); Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani (Grade II); Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior (Grade III); and Mary Jordan and Sebastian (Grade IV). Led by Chef d’ Equipe Elizabeth Quigg, Canada teammates included Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (Grade Ia); Ashley Gowanlock and Collegiate Sweet Leilani (Grade Ib); Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2 (Grade II); and Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus (Grade Ia). In the final team score the Canadian team pulled ahead with a 418.803 point total. That was 8 points above the USA who earned a 410.536. Despite the team placing, multiple U.S. Para-Dressage riders had exceptional tests overall earning first place in their respective Grades and earning some of their best personal scores in history.

USA Para-Dressage Team at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* March 15, 2014. (Left to Right: Mary Jordan (Grade IV), Angelea Peavy (Grade III), Rebecca Hart (Grade II), Chef D'Equipe Kai Handt, and Roxanne Trunnell (Grade Ia). Photo by Lindsay McCall.
USA Para-Dressage Team at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* March 15, 2014. (Left to Right: Mary Jordan (Grade IV), Angelea Peavy (Grade III), Rebecca Hart (Grade II), Chef D’Equipe Kai Handt, and Roxanne Trunnell (Grade Ia). Photo by Lindsay McCall.
U.S. Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt explained, “I think we had an excellent showing at this horse show considering we had a bunch of very new riders participating in their first CPEDI3*. I think it’s the first time we scored that many 70’s throughout the whole show and in each grade. I am extremely pleased with our riders and our new talent is turning out to be exceptional.”

He continued, “In the future theses riders just need to solidify their performances. With everything being so new, some of these riders had some small mistakes that will need to be ironed out in the future. I met with each of their trainers and we talked about items each rider needs to work on. The big picture is great but it’s the small things that make us lose points. I think everyone got a really good idea from the judge’s remarks so next time around these things will be straightened out so we further keep improving our scores.”

(Left To Right) Canada Team Ashley Gowanlock, Jody Schloss, Elizabeth Quigg, Robyn Andrews, Lauren Barwick. Photo by Lindsay McCall
(Left To Right) Canada Team Ashley Gowanlock, Jody Schloss, Elizabeth Quigg, Robyn Andrews, Lauren Barwick. Photo by Lindsay McCall
For Canada, “This was a weekend of preparation,” noted Chef d’Equipe Elizabeth Quigg. This was the first time we were all together again this year. Our team is really cohesive and everybody is really working as a team. We are looking forward to the new season and our riders are pumped and looking forward to the rest of the year.”

U.S. rider Roxanne Trunnell, Grade Ia, is also looking forward to the second half of 2014. During the AGDF CPEDI3* Trunnell and her own Nice Touch obtained the top score in Grade Ia over two of the three days. Only one year ago Trunnell entered her first CPEDI3* and 12 months later she earned over a 70% in both the team and individual test. Trunnell noted, “I enjoyed representing the team this weekend. I also enjoyed working with both of my horses. Touché was wonderful in her tests and her free walk was superb. In only one year she has gained a lot of muscle, conditioning, and she has really improved.” Trunnell has owned Nice Touch for 11 years and used to show her in Region 6 Prix St. George.

Roxanne Trunnell (USA) Grade Ia and Nice Touch. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Roxanne Trunnell (USA) Grade Ia and Nice Touch. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Trunnell’s competition included Canadians Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus, Robyn Andrews and Fancianna and U.S. Air Force Wounded Veteran Derrick Perkins with horse NTEC Hans. This was Perkins first international para-dressage event and he earned his 2014 WEG qualifying score during the team test. “For my first time it felt good. We worked out a few kinks before competition and it ended up being great. I definitely had butterflies but Hans was wonderful.

Jody Schloss (CAN) Grade Ia and Inspector Rebus. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Roxanne Trunnell (USA) Grade Ia and Nice Touch. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Ashley Gowanlock (CAN)  Grade Ib and Collegiate Sweet Leilani, owned by Kendalyne Overway. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Ashley Gowanlock (CAN) Grade Ib and Collegiate Sweet Leilani, owned by Kendalyne Overway. Photo by Lindsay McCall
In Grade Ib Canadian Ashley Gowanlock and Collegiate Sweet Leilani, owned by Kendalyne Overway, and rider Sydney Collier (USA) were battling it out for first place.

Gowanlock was happy with her rides earning the top score in the Grade Ib team test and freestyle test. She recalled, ” This weekend was fantastic considering I have only been riding Leilani for a month. I am over the moon happy and so grateful to my whole team and all the coaches that have helped me on the fly. I am also grateful to the owner Kendalyne for giving a complete stranger her horse and saying go for it. I couldn’t be happier. Now Leilani is getting on an airplane and going to Europe.”

Sydney Collier (USA) was riding two new mounts in the competition. “I thought this weekend was super successful for my first time in the show ring with both of these horses. I am thrilled, of course there are always more things to work on. That is what I love about dressage. There is always something to tweak or perfect for the next day. I enjoyed this entire weekend and could not have done it without the help of my coach Wes Dunham and our Kai Handt.” Collier left the Wellington CPEDI3* earning her WEG qualifying score on both NTEC Cuplee, owned by Patricia Mendenhall and Willi Wesley, owned by Victoria Dugan.

Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib and Willi Wesley, owned by Victoria Dugan. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib and Willi Wesley, owned by Victoria Dugan. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib and NTEC Cuplee, owned byPatricia Mendenhall. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib and NTEC Cuplee, owned byPatricia Mendenhall. Photo by Lindsay McCall
In Grade II Lauren Barwick (CAN) and Ferdonia 2 dominated the competition. Barwick earned the overall high-point rider award donated by Polo Gear with an average score of 72.468%. This was the first time in two years that Ferdonia 2 and Barwick were partners in the international arena. “I was pleased to have Ferdonia back in the international competition arena after our break,” explained Barwick. “Our motto is get your good better and your better best and that is what we did this weekend. We started her off slow, saw what she was like in the arena, built up her confidence, pushed her some more and then rode our freestyle. It was our first time riding the freestyle so the music was off but the mandatory movements were bang on. I was really thrilled with her performance and how the judges received her performance. I was also really pleased with my teammate Ashley Gowanlock, she’s only had four weeks on Leilani and has done quite well. As a team we are small yet our riders are all capable of riding great accurate tests.  That is what our strength is. We also have a great coaching staff and amazing team personnel which all help us get to the ring and be successful.”

Lauren Barwick (CAN) Two -Time Paralympian, Grade II, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Barwick earned the high point award for Para-Dressage. Also pictured (Left to right) Newton Oldcrow, Jeanette Sassoon, and Gary Fellers of Polo Gear. Photo by Lindsay McCall.
Lauren Barwick (CAN) Two -Time Paralympian, Grade II, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Barwick earned the high point award for Para-Dressage. Also pictured (Left to right) Newton Oldcrow, Jeanette Sassoon, and Gary Fellers of Polo Gear. Photo by Lindsay McCall.
Lauren Barwick (CAN) Grade II and Ferdonia 2. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick (CAN) Grade II and Ferdonia 2. Photo by Lindsay McCall
By next week the entire Canadian Team and their horses will head off to Europe to compete in the CPEDI3* events overseas. The team plans on staying within Europe through the 2014 WEG in Normandy, France.

Also heading to Europe is USA Grade II competitor and fellow two-time Paralympian Rebecca Hart. Hart rode her brand new mount Schroeters Romani who was recently purchased from Straight Horse in Denmark. Although her team test became a learning experience, Hart came back to earn a 70.476% in the Individual Test and a 72.667% in her Freestyle. Hart commented, “I was very pleased with how the Individual and Freestyle went. We were a little disappointed with the first day, but we took it as an educational experience, learned from it and she came out listening and focused. We then used it to create the performance we were hoping for.”

Rebecca Hart (USA) Two-Time Paralympian Grade II and Schroeters Romani owned by,  Photo by Hart, Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel Lindsay Y McCall
Rebecca Hart (USA) Two-Time Paralympian Grade II and Schroeters Romani owned by, Photo by Hart, Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel Lindsay Y McCall
Schroeters Romani is used to the able-bodied long arena so Hart has been working with her on perfecting her short arena skills. Hart noted, “We are working on her with the short arena and getting it to flow, she is really coming along nicely. I am looking forward to flying to Europe in a week and doing the two CPEDI’s. We are doing Moorsele CPEDI3* in Belgium and Deauvile in France. It will be nice to be in that atmosphere and be in the European competition. Romani is a very powerful horse but she is smart, savvy, uses her power efficiently and works with you not against you. I was so thankful this weekend to my coach Missy Ransehousen, my family, and everyone who helped with the purchase of Romani including Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel.”

She continued, “I also want to thank the management, sponsors and volunteers who put this venue together because it has been fantastic. They are putting on an able-bodied CDI in addition to our CDI at the same time. Management has been fantastic and I am thankful to all of the different sponsors who are a part of this show.”

In Grade III 17 year-old Angela Peavy topped the competition winning multiple blue accolades with horses Ozzy Cooper and Lancelot Warrior, both owned by Rebecca Reno. On the final day of competition Angela earned a 72.750% with 8 year-old Ozzy Cooper and a 71.583% with Lancelot Warrior. Peavy commented, “This show was a good start with my new horses. I am looking forward to our future together and working on improving certain aspects of our rides.” Peavy rides with Heather Blitz who has helped Peavy learn the ins and outs of the international experience.

Angela Peavy (USA) Grade III and Lancelot Warrior, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo by Lindsay McCall.
Angela Peavy (USA) Grade III and Lancelot Warrior, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo by Lindsay McCall.
Angela Peavy (USA) Grade III and Ozzy Cooper, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo by Lindsay McCall.
Angela Peavy (USA) Grade III and Ozzy Cooper, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo by Lindsay McCall.
With many new partnerships being established at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Grade IV athlete and 2010 WEG rider, Mary Jordan, has been perfecting her rides with her own Sebastian. ” I really feel a true partnership with Sebastian,” smiled Jordan. “My horse has never looked or felt better in his life. He’s getting more expressive, has a wonderful attitude and is a joy to ride. I am really looking forward to this time before selection trials to continue building upon what we have been working on all winter. I want to max out the extensions and make each test really pretty now. Pre-season I was riding with Michael Poulin at the Pineland Equestrian Center but I have made a wonderful connection with Jim Koford who I have known for 20 years. Jim has been absolutely wonderful. I have learned so much from him and he has really been pushing me to ride better. This whole season has been about honing our fitness and bringing out the best in Sebastian. Our next step will be going to Europe, potentially with a new horse. I have signed up for three shows including Deauville, France; Moorsele, Belgium; and Mannheim, Germany. I am taking it to the next level. I just want to get out in front of the panels. Actively competing all of the time is making a huge difference because I feel really relaxed, I enjoy showing and I love getting out there and doing it.”

Mary Jordan (USA) Grade IV and Sebastian. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan (USA) Grade IV and Sebastian. Photo by Lindsay McCall
For many U.S. para-dressage athletes their next international show is in California where the final U.S. CPEDI3* event is occurring. The Golden State Dressage CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta scheduled April 3-6, 2014, will be the final qualifying event for the USEF 2014 Para-Dressage Selection Trials for the WEG. Finally, Para-Dressage riders will reconvene June 2-5 in Gladstone, NJ, for the 2014 Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and WEG Selection Trial before preparing the team for Normandy, France.

RESULTS:

Team Results

Canada
Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (Grade Ia)
Ashley Gowanlock and Collegiate Sweet Leilani (Grade Ib)
Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2 (Grade II)
Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus (Grade Ia)
TOTAL 418.803

USA
Roxanne Trunnell and Nice Touch (Grade Ia)
Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani (Grade Ib)
Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior (Grade III)
Mary Jordan and Sebastian (Grade IV)
TOTAL 410.536

Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* Results
Friday, March 14, 2014 Team Test Competition

Grade Ia
1. Roxanne Trunnell (USA) Nice Touch, 71.957%
2. Jody Schloss (CAN) Inspector Rebus, 67.609%
3. Robyn Andrews (CAN) Fancianna, 64.348%
4. Derrick Perkins (USA) NTEC Hans, 63.406%
5. Roxanne Trunnell (USA) NTEC Richelieu, 57.391%
6. Laura Goldman (USA) Buckeye, 57.101%

Grade Ib
1. Ashley Gowanlock (CAN) Collegiate Sweet Leilani, 71.333%
2. Sydney Collier (USA) NTEC Cuplee, 67.200%
3. Margaret McIntosh (USA) Rio Rio, 66.533%
4. Sydney Collier (USA) Willi Wesley, 66.333%

Grade II
1. Lauren Barwick (CAN) Ferdonia 2, 70%
2. Lauren Barwick(CAN) Off to Paris, 69.755%
3. Deborah Stanitski (USA) Tiramisu, 62.941%
4. Rebecca T Hart (USA) Schroeters Romani, 56.814%

Grade III
1. Angela Peavy (USA) Ozzy Cooper, 67.105%
2. Kate Shoemaker (USA) Arpeggio, 65.439%
3. Angela Peavy (USA) Lancelot Warrior, 65%
4. Eleanor Brimmer (USA) London Swing, 62.939%
5. Elle Woolley (USA) P. Sparrow Socks, 50.088%

Grade IV
1. Mary Jordan (USA) Sebastian, 66.429%
2. Lynne Poole (CAN) Vasco E, 63.492%
3. Lynne Poole (CAN) Cruiser, 61.984%
4. Elizabeth Traband (USA) Ucari, 57.341%
5. Pamela Hardin (USA) Freemont, 57.183%

Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* Results
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Individual Test Competition

Grade Ia
1. Roxanne Trunnell (USA) Nice Touch, 70.507%
2. Jody Schloss (CAN) Inspector Rebus, 68.623%
3. Robyn Andrews (CAN) Fancianna, 68.551%
4. Derrick Perkins (USA) NTEC Hans, 58.841%
5. Roxanne Trunnell (USA) NTEC Richelieu, 55.290%

Grade Ib
1. Sydney Collier (USA) Willi Wesley, 70.172%
2. Ashley Gowanlock (CAN) Collegiate Sweet Leilani, 70%
3. Margaret McIntosh (USA) Rio Rio, 65.345%
4. Sydney Collier (USA) NTEC Cuplee, 64.425%

Grade II
1. Lauren Barwick (CAN) Ferdonia 2, 71.238%
2. Rebecca T Hart (USA) Schroeters Romani, 70.476%
3. Lauren Barwick(CAN) Off to Paris, 66.762%
4. Deborah Stanitski (USA) Tiramisu, 62.291%

Grade III
1. Angela Peavy (USA) Lancelot Warrior, 68.984%
2. Angela Peavy (USA) Ozzy Cooper, 64.878%
3. Kate Shoemaker (USA) Arpeggio, 61.057%
4. Eleanor Brimmer (USA) London Swing, 60%
5. Elle Woolley (USA) P. Sparrow Socks, 55%

Grade IV
1. Mary Jordan (USA) Sebastian, 67.659%
2. Lynne Poole (CAN) Vasco E, 63.333%
3. Elizabeth Traband (USA) Ucari, 59.881%
4. Pamela Hardin (USA) Freemont, 55.079%

Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* Results
Sunday, March 16, 2014 Freestyle Competition

Grade Ia
1. Robyn Andrews (CAN) Fancianna, 71.167%
2. Roxanne Trunnell (USA) Nice Touch, 66.833%
3. Jody Schloss (CAN) Inspector Rebus, 64.667%
4. Derrick Perkins (USA) NTEC Hans, 61.167%

Grade Ib
1. Ashley Gowanlock (CAN) Collegiate Sweet Leilani, 71.417%
2. Sydney Collier (USA) Willi Wesley, 69.883%
3. Margaret McIntosh (USA) Rio Rio, 69.667%
4. Sydney Collier (USA) NTEC Cuplee, 63.417%

Grade II
1. Lauren Barwick (CAN) Ferdonia 2, 76.167%
2. Rebecca T Hart (USA) Schroeters Romani, 72.667%
3. Deborah Stanitski (USA) Tiramisu, 57.167%

Grade III
1. Angela Peavy (USA) Ozzy Cooper, 72.750%
2. Angela Peavy (USA) Lancelot Warrior, 71.583%
3. Kate Shoemaker (USA) Arpeggio, 65.417%
4. Eleanor Brimmer (USA) London Swing, 64.917%

Grade IV
1. Mary Jordan (USA) Sebastian, 71.583%
2. Lynne Poole (CAN) Vasco E, 67.083%
3. Elizabeth Traband (USA) Ucari, 60.333%

Gallery: Photos by Lindsay Y. McCall

Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* March 15, 2014. Photo includes Canada and USA and their Chef d'Equipes Kai Handt (USA) and Elizabeth Quigg (CAN). Photo by Lindsay McCall.
Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* March 15, 2014. Photo includes Canada and USA and their Chef d’Equipes Kai Handt (USA) and Elizabeth Quigg (CAN). Photo by Lindsay McCall.
Wounded Veteran of the U.S. Air Force Derrick Perkins and NTEC Hans, owned by Kai Handt. Photo by Lindsay McCallDerrick
Wounded Veteran of the U.S. Air Force Derrick Perkins (USA) Grade Ia and NTEC Hans, owned by Kai Handt. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) Grade Ia and Fancianna. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) Grade Ia and Fancianna. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole (CAN) Grade IV and Vasco E photo by Lindsay McCall
Lynne Poole (CAN) Grade IV and Vasco E photo by Lindsay McCall
Ellie Brimmer (USA) Grade III and London Swing. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Ellie Brimmer (USA) Grade III and London Swing. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Margaret McIntosh (USA) Grade Ib and Rio Rio. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Margaret McIntosh (USA) Grade Ib and Rio Rio. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick (CAN) Grade II and Off To Paris, owned byEquine Canada. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick (CAN) Grade II and Off To Paris, owned byEquine Canada. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Elizabeth Traband (USA) Grade IV and Ucari, owned byHelene Bergstrom. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Elizabeth Traband (USA) Grade IV and Ucari, owned byHelene Bergstrom. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Pamela Hardin (USA) Grade IV and Freemont, owned by Nadege Soubassis. HArdin earned the premiere sportsmanship award  Photo by Lindsay McCall
Pamela Hardin (USA) Grade IV and Freemont, owned by Nadege Soubassis. HArdin earned the premiere sportsmanship award Photo by Lindsay McCall
Deborah Stanitski (USA) Grade III and Tiramisu. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Deborah Stanitski (USA) Grade III and Tiramisu. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angela Peavy (USA) Grade III and Ozzy Cooper after their ride. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angela Peavy (USA) Grade III and Ozzy Cooper after their ride. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan (USA) Grade IV and Sebastian after their ride. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan (USA) Grade IV and Sebastian after their ride. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Rebecca Hart (USA) Grade II and Schroeters Romani finishing a walk movement. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Rebecca Hart (USA) Grade II and Schroeters Romani finishing a walk movement. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Derrick Perkins (USA) Grade Ia, U.S. Aire Force Wounded Veteran and NTEC Hans. Also pictured is JOhn Photo by Lindsay McCall
Derrick Perkins (USA) Grade Ia, U.S. Aire Force Wounded Veteran and NTEC Hans. Also pictured is JOhn Stevenson. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Cambry Kaylor (USA) Grade Ib on the left helps interview Elle Woolley (USA) Grade III. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Cambry Kaylor (USA) Grade Ib on the left helps interview Elle Woolley (USA) Grade III. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Kate Shoemaker (USA) Grade III and Arpeggio. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Kate Shoemaker (USA) Grade III and Arpeggio. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Wes Dunham with Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib and NTEC Cuplee. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Wes Dunham with Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib and NTEC Cuplee. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib being interviewed by Brian Kaylor. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib being interviewed by Brian Kaylor. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Ellie Brimmer (USA) Grade III and London Swing celebrating their ride. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Ellie Brimmer (USA) Grade III and London Swing celebrating their ride. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angela Peavy (USA) Grade III after their ride. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angela Peavy (USA) Grade III after their ride. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Richelieu. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Richelieu. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Elle Woolley (USA) Grade III and P. Sparrow Socks. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Elle Woolley (USA) Grade III and P. Sparrow Socks. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Roxanne Trunnell (USA) Grade Ia and NTEC Richelieu. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Roxanne Trunnell (USA) Grade Ia and NTEC Richelieu. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib and Willi Wesley and Wes Dunham. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) Grade Ib and Willi Wesley and Wes Dunham. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angelea Peavt (USA) Grade III at the Para-Dressage preview. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angelea Peavt (USA) Grade III at the Para-Dressage preview. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan (USA) Grade IV and Sebastian at the Para-Dressage preview. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan (USA) Grade IV and Sebastian at the Para-Dressage preview. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Derrick Perkins (USA) Grade Ia, Wounded Veteran U.S. Air Force and NTEC HAns, owned by Kai Handt. Smiling in front is John Photo by Lindsay McCall
Derrick Perkins (USA) Grade Ia, Wounded Veteran U.S. Air Force and NTEC HAns, owned by Kai Handt. Smiling in front is John Stevenson Photo by Lindsay McCall
Kai Handt, Mary Jordan, Elizabeth Traband, and Derrick Perkins U.S. Air Force Wounded Veteran salute the U .S. flag during the National Anthem. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Left To Right- Kai Handt, Mary Jordan, Elizabeth Traband, and Derrick Perkins U.S. Air Force Wounded Veteran salute the U .S. flag during the National Anthem. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angela Peavy's parents enjoying the Para-Dressage preview at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angela Peavy’s parents enjoying the Para-Dressage preview at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay McCall


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About the 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: hope@uspea.org or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

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March 13, 2014- Para-Dressage FEI Trot Up Initiates Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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 Para-Dressage FEI Trot Up Initiates Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

Photos and Article by: Lindsay McCall

Wellington, Florida – March 13, 2014- Para-Equestrian Dressage riders and their mounts stepped forward for the FEI Veterinary Inspection at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 (AGDF) CPEDI3*. Athletes from the United States of America and Canada were part of the 24 horse/rider combinations. Earning the “Best Dressed Award” of the FEI Trot Up, sponsored and presented by Show Chic, was Deborah Stanitski of the USA. Pressure is on for these riders to perform their very best in front of FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Ground Jury Kjell Myhre (NOR), Marc Urban (BEL), and Kristi Wysocki (USA) over the March 14-16 weekend. International competition begins at 10:00 a.m. in The Stadium on Friday, March 14, with the Team Test competition. Individual Test occurs Saturday, March 15, followed by the exciting Freestyle competition on Sunday, March 16. Equestrians will compete within the five Para-Dressage Grades including Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV. On Friday at 6:45 p.m. spectators will enjoy a Para-Dressage demonstration scheduled in the Main Arena prior to the FEI CDI Freestyle. Team members from the USA and Canada will be showcasing their horses including a special performance by wounded U.S. Air Force veteran Derrick Perkins. The AGDF CPEDI3* is one of the last two 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) qualifiers held in the U.S. for the United States Para-Dressage athletes.

Elizabeth Traband and Ucari. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Elizabeth Traband (USA) and Ucari, owned by Helene Bergstrom. Photo by Lindsay McCall
The first rider in the ring on March 14, is Grade III rider Angela Peavy of Avon, Connecticut and Ozzy Cooper, owned by Rebecca Reno. Peavy, who trains with Heather Blitz, has been gearing up for this CPEDI3*. Armed with two new mounts Peavy noted, “I am very excited to show this weekend. This is my second CPEDI3* but my first with my two new horses. This is a great opportunity to see where my horses are at and where I am at before the USEF Para-Dressage WEG Selection Trials in June.”

Following Peavy in Grade III is Elle Wooley (USA) and her own P. Sparrow Socks. Eleanor Brimmer (USA) and her new horse London Swing will enter the ring next, followed by Kate Shoemaker (USA) and Arpeggio, and finally rounding out Grade III will be Peavy once again with the Hanoverian Lancelot Warrior.

Roz Kinstler with Ellie Brimmer's London Swing. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Roz Kinstler with Ellie Brimmer’s London Swing. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Chef d'Equipe Kai Handy and Roxanne Trunnell's Nice Touch. Photo by Lindsay
USA Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt and Roxanne Trunnell’s Nice Touch. Photo by Lindsay
Grade Ia will begin at 11:20 a.m. with Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Richelieu. Trunnell will be showing two horses including her own Nice Touch. “I am so excited to be here and begin my journey on my gentle giant Richie,” said Trunnell. “It’s also nice to continue competition with my special girl Touché. Together we will begin our qualifications for WEG.”

Grade Ia will also feature U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and NTEC Hans, owned by Kai Handt, and fellow USA rider Laura Goldman and Buckeye. From Canada Paralympian Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus will be competing in addition to Robyn Andrews and Fancianna.
Canadian Paralympian Ashley Gowanlock and Collegiate Sweet Leilani will initiate the Grade Ib competition which includes Margaret McIntosh (USA) and her new mare Rio Rio, and young rider Sydney Collier (USA). Collier will be riding two horses including NTEC Cuplee, owned by Patricia Mendenhall and Willi Wesley, owned by Victoria Dugan. “I have my two new mounts and I am super excited to show them,” smiled Collier. “I am sad that I don’t have Wentworth down here but I think these two are going to do him proud and he will definitely be back soon. I want to thank Patricia Mendenhall who has been so awesome in letting me ride her amazing horse. Sadly she couldn’t be down in Florida. I also want to thank my trainer Wes Dunham and for everyone that has been a part of this team.”

Wes Dunham and Willi Wesley. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Wes Dunham and Sydney Collier’s Willi Wesley, owned by Victoria Dugan. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Missy Ransehousen and Schroeters Romani Photo by Lindsay McCall
Missy Ransehousen and Rebecca Hart’s Schroeters Romani Photo by Lindsay McCall
Grade II includes two Paralympians Lauren Barwick of Canada and Rebecca Hart of the U.S.A. Grade II also features Para-Dressage rider Deborah Stanitski and Tiramisu who is excited for their first ever CPEDI3*. Lauren Barwick of Canada will be riding Off To Paris, owned by Equine Canada and her own Ferdonia 2. Rebecca Hart (USA) will be riding Schroeters Romani. Schroeters Romani was recently purchased from prestigious Straight Horse in Denmark in immediate conjunction with Hart’s family, Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Hart rides with Missy Ransehousen in Unionville, Penn. and has enjoyed the process of building a new partnership with Schroeters Romani. Hart explained, “Romani settled in beautifully to the Global Dressage Festival venue. This is her first time showing here and our first CPEDI3* together. I want to thank all the sponsors that have made this happen. It has been a huge endeavor and it is great to be here. I am excited to see what she is going to do over the weekend and I am excited to show her off. We are still learning each other and every time we are out there we learn something new. Those teachings will be very valuable in the show ring.”

The final Grade of the day is Grade IV beginning at 4:25 p.m. with Canadian Lynne Poole and her own Vasco E. Poole will also be showing Cruiser. USA Grade IV athletes include Pamela Hardin and Freemont; talented hunter/jumper rider Elizabeth Traband and Ucari; and top 2013 CPEDI3* rider Mary Jordan (USA) and her trusty gelding Sebastian.

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CDI-W/CDI-1*/CDIY/CDIJ/CDI-U25/CDI-P/CPEDI 3* and National Show is sponsored by Today’s Equestrian & GF Enterprise LLC and Mike and Roz Collins. The CPEDI3* runs from March 13-16, 2014 in Wellington, Florida.

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring 8 FEI Dressage events, including a 5* and the only FEI Nations’ Cup Series CDIO in the Western Hemisphere. The AGDF offers more than $400,000 in prize money for the six international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world-class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area for the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.

A FEW GALLERY PHOTOS FROM MARCH 13, 2014.

Kai Handt and Elle Woolley's P. Sparrow Socks. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Kai Handt and Elle Woolley’s P. Sparrow Socks. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angela Peavy's Lancelot Warrior. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Angela Peavy’s Lancelot Warrior, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Kai Handt and NTEC Hans, ridden by Derrick Perkins. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Kai Handt and NTEC Hans, ridden by Derrick Perkins. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Jody Schloss' Inspector Rebus. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Jody Schloss’ (CAN) Inspector Rebus. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Robyn Andrews horse Fancianna. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Robyn Andrews’ (CAN) horse Fancianna. Photo by Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick's horse Ferdonia 2 Photo by Lindsay McCall
Lauren Barwick’s (CAN) horse Ferdonia 2.  Photo by Lindsay McCall
About the 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: hope@uspea.org or by phone: (610)356-6481.

 

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March 12, 2014- International Para-Dressage Athletes Prepare for Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Wellington

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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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International Para-Dressage Athletes Prepare for Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Wellington

Article and Photographs by: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, Florida – March 12, 2014- Since the 2012 London Paralympics closing ceremonies, the international para-equestrian dressage world has been buzzing.  The 2013 calendar year was a year of developing, a year of new horses, and a year of excitement for U.S. Para-Dressage. Armed with new chef d’equipe Kai Handt, the 2014 U.S. Para-Dressage riders are aiming for Normandy and not stopping until they hit that podium. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) CPEDI3* held March 13-16, 2014, in Wellington, FL, will be a big show for not only the U.S. riders but for international riders from Canada and Mexico. Twenty-seven horse and rider combinations will enter The Stadium on Friday, March 14, for three days of competition. Friday includes the Team Test competition followed by Saturday, March 15, Individual Test, and finally on Sunday, March 16, the Freestyle competition. The FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Ground Jury includes Kjell Myhre (NOR), Marc Urban (BEL), and Kristi Wysocki (USA). The AGDF CPEDI3* is the last of two international qualifiers held in the United States for the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Selection Trials for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. The CPEDI3* FEI trot-up will occur on Thursday, March 13, at 5:00 pm followed by the Road to Normandy Kick Off Party occurring 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm in the Global Pavilion at AGDF. Everyone is welcome to attend and support the U.S. Para-Dressage athletes. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CDI-W/CDI-1*/CDIY/CDIJ/CDI-U25/CDI-P/CPEDI 3* and National Show is sponsored by Today’s Equestrian & GF Enterprise LLC and Mike and Roz Collins.
 
Para-equestrians from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will vie for multiple accolades at the AGDF CPEDI3*. Para-dressage athletes will compete over three days in Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV. Grade Ia competition will feature U.S. rider Roxanne Trunnell who moved from Washington State to Wylie, Texas to prepare for the 2014 year. Trunnell will be showcasing two horses including her new horse NTEC Richelieu and her proven mount Nice Touch. Trunnell was last seen internationally riding at the Golden State Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in 2013 with Nice Touch. Also competing in Grade Ia in his first CPEDI3* is Wounded U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins. Perkins will be aboard Oldenburg gelding NTEC Hans. Both Trunnell and Perkins will have great competition with Paralympian Jody Schloss of Canada and her own Inspector Rebus riding in Grade Ia. Also in Grade Ia is 2010 U.S. World Equestrian Games team athlete Laura Goldman riding her new horse Buckeye and Canadian Robyn Andrews aboard Fancianna.

Derrick Perkins Photo provided by Derrick Perkins
Derrick Perkins and NTEC Hans Photo provided by Derrick Perkins
In Grade Ib U.S. young rider Sydney Collier will be riding the German Sport Horse gelding Willi Wesley, owned by Victoria Dugan and her second horse, Mecklenburg NTEC Cuplee, owned by Patricia Mendenhall. The 2014 World Equestrian Games is the first year that Collier is of age to represent the U.S. at an international event like the WEG or the Paralympics and she is looking forward to the opportunity. Former four star event rider Margaret McIntosh of the U.S. and her own Rio Rio will also compete in Grade Ib. From Canada Paralympian Ashley Gowanlock will ride Off to Paris, owned by Equine Canada, in addition to Collegiate Sweet Leilani owned by Kendalyne Overway.

Lauren Barwick and Off TO Paris Photo(C) LIndsay McCall
Lauren Barwick and Off To Paris at the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* Photo(C) LIndsay Y. McCall
Sharing the ride on Off to Paris is fellow Paralympian Lauren Barwick in Grade II. Barwick will also compete with Ferdonia 2 against Mexico Paralympian rider Erika Baitenmann. Baitenmann will be riding Leonora and Fite. Two-time Paralympian Rebecca Hart of the U.S. will be showcasing her new mount Schroeters Romani. Schroeters Romani was recently purchased from prestigous Straight Horse in Denmark in immediate conjunction with Hart’s family, Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Competing in their very first CPEDI3* in Grade II is Deborah Stanitski (USA) and Tiramisu.
The U.S. will be dominating Grade III with rider Eleanor Brimmer of Wayzata, MN, and her brand new horse London Swing; Elle Woolley and her own P. Sparrow Socks; and Angelea Peavy with horses Ozzy Cooper and Lancelot Warrior both owned by Rebecca Reno.

Ellie Brimmer and London Swing Photo by Lindsay Y McCall
Ellie Brimmer and London Swing at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival 7 Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
Mary Jordan and Sebastian Photo(C) Lindsay McCall
Mary Jordan and Sebastian at the 2013 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
In Grade IV, Mary Jordan (USA) will be riding her consistent mount Sebastian. Jordan and Sebastian were the top horse/rider combination in the 2013 AGDF CPEDI3* and are looking to secure another top score before the week is over. Jordan will be accompanied by U.S. athletes Pamela Hardin and horse Freemont, owned by Nadege Soubassis; Elizabeth Traband and Ucari, owned by Helene Bergstrom; and Kate Shoemaker and her own Arpeggio. Competing for Canada in Grade IV is Lynne Poole riding Cruiser and Vasco E.
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CDI-W/CDI-1*/CDIY/CDIJ/CDI-U25/CDI-P/CPEDI 3* and National Show is sponsored by Today’s Equestrian & GF Enterprise LLC and Mike and Roz Collins. The CPEDI3* runs from March 13-16, 2014 in Wellington, Florida.
About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:
The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring 8 FEI Dressage events, including a 5* and the only FEI Nations’ Cup Series CDIO in the Western Hemisphere. The AGDF offers more than $400,000 in prize money for the six international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world-class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area for the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.
About the 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: hope@uspea.org 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 2, 2014 -USPEA invites You to Join the U.S. Para Dressage Athletes at the 2014 Road to Normandy Kick Off Party

United States Para-Equestrian Association

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

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The USPEA invites You to Join the U.S. Para Dressage Athletes at the 2014 Road to Normandy Kick Off Party

About the 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: hope@uspea.org 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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