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November 7, 2013-Horse Radio Network Features FEI Para-Dressage Trainer Wes Dunham and Olympian Michael Poulin


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/


WesDunhamandWesternRose ridden by Donna Ponessa United States photo by Lindsay Y McCall
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 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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About the Horse Radio Network:


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


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

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

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


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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 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.


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