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February 25, 2015- Missy Ransehousen Loses Everything in Fire

Missy Ransehousen Loses Everything in Fire
Article and photographs by: Lindsay Y. McCall

Ocala, Florida – February 25, 2015- Eventer, trainer, and past U.S. Chef d’Equipe of the Paralympic Equestrian Team lost her camper and car in a fire on February 23, in Ocala, Florida. Ransehousen lost her living quarters and her Subaru Outback in the blaze in addition to her riding and show clothes and equestrian memorabilia. The cause of the fire has not been confirmed at this time, and Missy is currently working with the fire marshal and her insurance company to determine how much of the loss will be covered.

Missy Ransehousen is in immediate need of clothing, breeches, boots and shoes. She wears size 6 in clothing, size 28 in breeches and size 8 in shoes. All clothing can be mailed directly to her in Florida at 653 W. Highway 316, Citra, FL 32113.

Any questions can be directed to Lisa Thomas, who is spearheading the recovery efforts, at lisa@midatlanticeqservices.com.

Photo provided by Blue Hill Farm
Photo provided by Blue Hill Farm
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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February 22, 2015- USEF Sport Department Positions Open for Applications

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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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USEF Sport Department Positions Open for Applications

USEF LOGO Lexington, Kentucky – February 22,  2015 – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is seeking to appoint two Sport Program Assistants. These assistants will work with the Olympic Disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, and Show Jumping, as well as the Non Olympic Disciplines of Reining and Endurance.  These positions work under the direction of the Managing Directors of Dressage and Eventing. The role of the Sport Program Assistant is to support the Sport Department with identifying talented athletes and horses and developing each discipline to win medals in international competition. Expected duties include logistics for riders/teams; collaborating with various organizations, departments, committees, and communities; ensuring effective communication among stakeholders; administering related programs; and assisting the Managing Directors with accounting and other related activities.
This is an exciting time for the Sport Department as it grows and restructures. These roles will develop and change presenting an ideal opportunity for self-motivated, dynamic, committed and driven people interested in working with Olympic and international sports.
The positions are based in Lexington (KY) and will involve travel and some weekend work.
Or contact Christy Baxter, Project Director, High Performance Programs cbaxter@usef.org.

Many thanks for your assistance and good luck for 2014.

-From the desk of Will Connell, USEF Director of Sport
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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GoGigi

Fundraiser & Documentary Film Screening

for

Gigi McIntosh

Margaret McIntosh, Rio Rio

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 Ticket Price: $50

 Donate to Gigi

Margaret McIntosh – Para Equestrian!

Fundraiser & Documentary Film Screening!

Friday February 27th, 2015
6 – 9 pm – Hors d’ouvres and Cash Bar
7:30 pm Screening of Documentary Short Film
“A Fork In the Road”
Canal Street Restaurant – 531 Canal Street, Reading, Pa.  19610

Celebrating Margaret McIntosh’s inspirational story!A former International level Equestrian competitor, Gigi suffered paralysis from the chest down after a fall in 1999.  She has battled the odds to compete again in Para Dressage, becoming the Reserve National Champion in Para Equestrian Dressage at the 2014 championships.  Gigi now hopes to represent the U.S. on the Paralympic Dressage team at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro — on her horse (appropriately named) Rio Rio!

Join us in raising funds for Gigi’s Paralympic qualifying competitions in Europe this spring and for her bid to make the 2016 Paralympic Team!

Learn more about Gigi at Margaret McIntosh – Elite Para Equestrian
Find Gigi on Facebook!

If you cannot attend the event, please Donate Directly to her non-profit account through the United States Para Equestrian Association.

TICKET PRICE $50 PER PERSON (TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION)
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR TICKET BELOW OR BY CLICKING HERE

ANY DONATION AMOUNT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE! DONATE HERE

Buy Tickets Now!
Hosted in part by Lisa Thomas/Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Services, Bill Thomas/Bills Khakis, Canal Street Restaurant, Wendy Dougherty, Cindy Gerber Tomlinson and Jane Zintak.

Margaret McIntosh Contact Info:
http://www.paraquest.net/
Mamcintosh55@gmail.com
8 Quail Ridge Dr, Reading, PA 19607
610-858-8224

About Gigi:

Gigi broke her neck in the spring of 1999 while riding in an event, resulting in incomplete quadriplegia.

Initially paralyzed from the chest down, she is eternally grateful for having the opportunity to regain her mobility!

Gigi had extensive riding experience before her accident:
1970-1976 Working student for May and Denny Emerson

1976-1979 Working student and barn manager for Gunnar Ostergaard and Ellin Dixon

1979-1983 Working student/groom George Theodorescu in Sassenberg, W. Germany

From 1987 through 1999 Gigi evented several lovely horses with lots of help from Bruce Davidson, culminating in completing the CCI*** and CCI**** at Rolex Kentucky 3-Day in 1997 and 1998!

Six months after her accident, she started to ride with Jane Cory, the owner of the Cort Center for Therapeutic Riding at Pleasant Hollow Farm in Pleasant Valley, PA.
She initially asked Missy and Jessica Ransehousen for help just before the WEG in 2010 and has been lucky enough to enjoy their expertise ever since. This past year has been a whirlwind of qualifications for the London 2012 selection trials, including successful trips at back-to-back CPEDI ***s in Wellington, FL, as well as shows at Morven Park and Dressage at Saratoga.
Married, since 1983, with two grown children, Charlotte (27) and Cameron (25), her husband, Brian, is a retired Banker.

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