Horse Radio Network Features FEI Para-Dressage Trainer Wes Dunham and Olympian Michael Poulin
Thousand Oaks, CA-November 7, 2013- Horse Radio Network’s once-a-month Para-Equestrian Show featured Trainers Wes Dunham and Mike Poulin on November 1. Lindsay McCall from the USPEA hosted the show with co-host guest Regina Cristo. Wes Dunham and Olympian Mike Poulin talked about horse ownership and training within the Para-Dressage discipline. To view episode #231 http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2013/11/01/dressage-radio-episode-231-para-dressage-horse-ownership-and-training/
Wes Dunham and Western Rose at the 2012 London Paralympic Equestrian Jog. Photo (C) Lindsay Yosay McCall
About Wes Dunham: Born and raised in Western New York, FEI rider and trainer Wes Dunham began his life-long love of horses at the age of 6. He competed in Western Pleasure classes before turning his attention to Eventing, Show Jumping and ultimately Dressage which he currently coaches and trains.
While completing his Master’s in Education, Wes dedicated himself full-time to a career in the sport. Wes has been awarded his USDF Bronze and Silver medals, and is currently working towards his Gold. Most recently, he coached an FEI para-equestrian athlete and student on his own mare “Western Rose,” helping the pair to earn a spot on the U.S. Paralympic Team competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Wes trains in Millbrook, New York, at Woodstock Stables.
About Mike Poulin: Michael Poulin was inducted into the United States Dressage
Michael Poulin. Photo Courtesy of Mike Poulin
Association Hall of Fame in 2012. He trained and rode two horses – Graf George and Bombadier – to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics earning a Team Bronze alongside his long-time student Carol Lavell. In addition to his own competitive career, Michael’s horses and students have succeeded at the very highest levels of dressage, including the Pan Am Games and the Olympics. Among them are Lendon Gray, Mary Howard, Larry Poulin and Michael Barisone.
Michael is committed to the education and development of top U.S. athletes and horses. He created the USDF’s National Dressage Symposium and Trainer’s Conference, developed the USDF’s Instructor Certification Program, and founded the Olympic Dream Program for Young Riders. He sits on the Board of The Dressage Foundation, and travels extensively as a coach and FEI “I” judge. In 2013, Michael began training para-dressage rider, Mary Jordan.
|Co-Host Regina Cristo. Photo Courtesy of Regina Cristo
List of Para-Equestrian Radio Shows:
November 1, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #231
September 25, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #226
August 28, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #222
July 31, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #218
June 27, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #213
May 24, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #208
April 4, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #204
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
international 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also e-mail the host of the para-equestrian segment Lindsay McCall at Lindsay@uspea.org.
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