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January 23, 2015 – Thank You for the 2015 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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Thank You for the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – January 23, 2015 - On behalf of all para-dressage athletes, their families, and supporters, the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) would like to thank everyone involved who made the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* a success. In particular, the USPEA acknowledges Lloyd Landkamer, Manager of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Thomas Baur, International Coordinator of the Wellington, FL, horse show, and Susan Guinan and the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center for their donation of the mounting ramp. From January 7-11, 2015, Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States competed in The Van Kampen covered arena at the Global Dressage Festival. This was the first international CPEDI3* of the show season and a qualifier for the 2016 USEF Paralympic Equestrian Selection Trials. The Paralympic Equestrian competition in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, is scheduled for September 7-18, 2016.

U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins uses the mounting ramp provided by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* January in Wellington, FL. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins uses the mounting ramp provided by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* January in Wellington, FL. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

This international show was important for riders aiming for the Paralympics. It was also a great opportunity to showcase elite para-dressage horses, skillful athletes, and new horse rider combinations in front of FEI International dressage judges. Being a part of the Dressage community at the world’s best Dressage facilities is also imperative. The Para-Dressage sport shares many top sponsors, trainers, judges, spectators, and experts in the Dressage community. This is not only convenient and economical but it also creates the best atmosphere for this international equestrian discipline to grow. In 2016, the U.S. is looking for medals in Eventing, Show Jumping, Dressage and Para-Dressage. This Wellington horse show is a great place to prepare future Paralympic Medal teams and individuals.

Para-Equestrian Dressage athlete Rebecca Hart acknowledged, “I want to give a huge thank you for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival being put on. Having a CPEDI in the states is so important to our sport. I am so thankful to all of the volunteers and everybody that supports this show.”
 

U.S. Riders, sponsors, trainers, and support staff at the. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Riders, sponsors, trainers, and support staff at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL January 7-11. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* is managed by Lloyd Landkamer. The FEI Ground Jury includes Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL),
Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Global Dressage Festival I CDI W/1*/Y/J/P/U25 / CPEDI 3* January 7-11, 2015 is presented by Adequan. It features over $50,000 in prize money and is official qualifying competition for: The 2015 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North; the 2015 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2015 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2015 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship. It’s also the official qualifying competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships, the Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National events.

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National eventsThe 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.

 

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January 14, 2015 – USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium a Success

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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 High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium a Success
Photos and Article by: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL-  January 14, 2015 - Following the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* select U.S. Para-Dressage athletes and coaches had an opportunity to attend the USEF High Performance Southeast Para-Equestrian Dressage Symposium. This symposium took place January 12-13, 2014,  at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds in Wellington, Florida. Over two days U.S. High Performance and developing Para-Dressage coaches and riders were immersed in the international equestrian discipline of Para-Dressage. Topics included Para-Dressage theory, scales of training, para-dressage test riding, quality of horse, freestyles, preparation for international competition, and much more. Demonstrations were given from international athletes in each of the five para-dressage grades. Attendees were given a deeper understanding of requirements and challenges that occur in international competitions such as the Paralympics and World Equestrian Games. Riders and coaches took part in lectures and demonstrations from international Para-Equestrian Dressage judge and trainer Kjell Myhre. Coaches participated in collaborative coaching working together to bring out the best in their Para-Dressage athlete. Day One of the Symposium was formatted as private sessions with Kjell Myhre helping riders to improve challenging movements of each grade level FEI test. U.S. Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt simultaneously offered training feedback to Para-Dressage coaches in order to help prepare high performance athletes for International Level Para-Dressage Competition. Day Two of the symposium included demonstration rides, test review and more collaborative coaching opportunities.

Kjell Myhre talks to riders at the 2015 USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium in Wellington, FL, January 12-13. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Participants included 2014 WEG U.S. athlete Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth, 2014 WEG U.S. athlete  Roxie Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer (owned by Julia Handt), U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan, Debbie Stanitski and Biara G., Ellie Brimmer and London Swing,  2014 WEG U.S. athlete Annie Peavy and Ozzy Cooper, Pam Hardin and NTEC Roulette (owned by Kai Handt),  2010 WEG U.S. athlete Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 (owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center), and two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time World Equestrian Games athlete (2010, 2014), six -time USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion Rebecca Hart with Schroeter’s Romani (owned by Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolos, and Will and Sandy Kimmel), and 2014 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Reserve Champion Margaret McIntosh and Delorean MF (owned by Sierra Keasler).
Margaret McIntosh who rides her own Rio Rio participated in the symposium on Sierra Keasler’s horse Delorean MF. Delorean MF was bred by Marydell Farms and is a 6 year-old son of Don Principe. McIntosh appreciated getting to know this horse and working on many technical aspects that she can take home to her horse Rio Rio. She commented, “Caroline Roffman and I went to school together and this fall we went to the equestrian hall of fame. I knew I couldn’t bring Rio Rio to Florida and e-mailed Caroline about borrowing a horse for the symposium. She was

Delorean MF and Margaret McIntosh. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Delorean MF and Margaret McIntosh at the 2015 USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium in Wellington, FL, January 12-13.. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

enthusiastic about the whole thing and her working student Sierra Keasler jumped in with both feet right away. I am so thankful to Sierra, Andrea and Shawn Keasler and Caroline Roffman of Lionshare Dressage for making this horse available for me to ride in the symposium. He’s a fantastic ride and has a super walk. I enjoyed the symposium and thought Kjell was so nice and positive. I really wanted to work on the halt. My trainer Missy (Ransehousen) says to not over analyze it. I tend to over think the halt not only on this horse but on Rio Rio. We really nailed the halt with Kjell when he said just sit down in the saddle. I also practiced my 5 meter serpentines including the preparation for them. I really enjoyed this symposium.”

International Dressage Judge Kjell Myhre also enjoyed conducting the symposium. He noted, “I was asked to come to this symposium and talk about how to prepare for international dressage competitions and goals for training. I started working with the riders on the theoretical part and talked about scales of training. As a trainer, judge, or rider it is important to know basic 3 stages of riding including rhythm, suppleness, and contact. Then you have too look at each gait. In a test if there’s good contact, is supple, and the rider and horse are physically and mentally ready then the rider will get at least a 6 or 7. Then you look at the pace and the technical execution. IS the circle too big, small, crooked? If you are precise and accurate then the rider will go up to an 8. I am not a para-dressage coach, I am a para-dressage judge. I am not used to telling the riders what they should do but I can say you need more activity, bend, or flexion. That is when Kai (Handt) came in and worked with the riders to figure out what they can try to get those items I mentioned.”
He continued, “I have enjoyed judging these riders this weekend, “I think they have really nice quality horses and they fit the riders. What I see is they need more fine

Kjell Myhre. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Kjell Myhre at the 2015 USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium in Wellington, FL, January 12-13.. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

tuning. Some have new combinations and they need the time to get to know each other. They have a lot to gain on practicing the test, being aware of what we look for, and learning how to prepare for each movement. Riders lose points because they are not accurate and do not prepare. We worked on the serpentine, how to prepare the serpentine, how to prepare a turn on the haunches, and even in the freestyle the halt should be on centerline. I suggested to the riders that they should read more about each movement. For example, what is a run on the haunches, what is a halt, why do we do that movement? A halt is not stoping. You should be ready for the next step. In the bigger classes you go from a halt to a canter or piouffe.”

Myhre concluded, “It’s great to be here. It’s a lovely location and great show. I hope they manage to keep this para-dressage competition and I hope there will be more participants. This is the first time I stayed behind after the show and it’s nice to get to know the riders a little better because you never get to talk to them, you only see them from a distance.”
About Kjell Myhre: Kjell has a BA Hons Degree in Business Studies from University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. He started his career working for the City Council of Oslo, Department of Education. In 1998 he was offered a position as consultant for training and education at the Norwegian Equestrian Federation, and from 2000 to 2010 he had the position as Secretary General at the Federation. In 2011 he stepped down as Secretary General, and left the federation.
After three years working for a small NGO called Hest og Helse (Horses and Health), Kjell Is now back in the equestrian federation working as development consultant, mainly dealing with the riding clubs and their ability to contribute to the main objectives of the federation -  Equestrian sport for everyone!
Kjell started riding at the age of 12 and has competed nationally up to Intermediate I. He has been a dressage judge since 1990, and became a 4 * FEI judge in 2007. In addition to being a FEI dressage judge, Kjell is a 5* FEI Para-dressage judge, and has judged the last 4 Paralympics.  Some of his highlights as a 4* FEI judge have been to judge two World Cup qualifiers, as well as the US Championships for junior and young riders in 2011, and the European Championships for junior and young riders in 2013.
About U.S. Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt
Kai Handt was the individual coach for one or more riders at the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Championships earning

U.S. Chef D’Equipe Kai Handt talks to the riders about preparing the turn at the 2015 USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium in Wellington, FL, January 12-13. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

2011 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Champion, 2012 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Reserve Champion.He was an individual coach at numerous CPEDI3* from 2009-2014 for multiple riders earning multiple grade championships, overall championships, and as part of the U.S. Team, several Team Championships. Handt was also an individual coach and sponsor at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY. Served as Chef d’Equipe at 2012 CEPDI3* in Wellington for the Japanese Team, coaching their rider to their first Paralympic Equestrian qualifying score. Served as Chef d’Equipe at 2011 CPEDI3* in Mexico City, flying to the location prior to the competition to select horses for the U.S. Team. Held daily strategy meetings with riders and their coaches, and offered coaching assistance as needed resulting in a U.S. Team Nation’s Cup win, overall individual reserve champion, and individual Grade 1a and Grade Ib champions. Individual coach and sponsor at 2012 Paralympics to the highest placing U.S. equestrian overall at the Paralympics and Olympics. Handt also assisted riders and their coaches with equipment and horse training as requested by the rider and coach at the 2012 Paralympic training camp in Gladstone and in London at the Paralympics. In 2013, Handt became the individual coach for Derrick Perkins; the first Para-Dressage rider from the United States Veteran’s Assistance Program. Handt provided individual training sessions in 2013 with new Para Dressage riders Benjamin Harper, Roxanne Trunnell, and Ashleigh Flores-Simmons; at North Texas Equestrian Center Also in 2013, Handt was the individual coach for Para-Dressage riders Benjamin Harper, Roxanne Trunnell, and Derrick Perkins; as well as selector of appropriate horses for each individual at each show. All individuals achieved top scores ranging from 63.478%-73.478% during that show season. Most Recently, Handt served as USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe at the 2014 World Equestrian Games held in Normandy, France.

For more information about the symposium please contact Laureen Johnson, High Performance Director, Para Equestrian & Vaulting, United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Phone: (908) 326-1155 Email: lkjohnson@usef.org.
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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January 11, 2015 – United States Para-Dressage Athletes Earn Team Championship at Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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United States Para-Dressage Athletes Earn Team Championship at Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

Grade II Rider Rebecca Hart  and Schroeter’s Romani Top Para-Equestrian Competition

Photos and Article by: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – January 11, 2015- Thirteen Para-Dressage horse and rider combinations made their way to Wellington, Florida, this January for the first CPEDI3* of the 2015 show season. Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States in Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV,  competed at the spectacular Global Dressage venue in the Van Kampen Arena. FEI Ground Jury members Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA) were on hand to offer their expertise for each Para-Dressage duo. This CPEDI3* is one of the qualifiers for the 2015 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships, 2016 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships, and 2016 Paralympic Equestrian Selection Trials. The 2016 Paralympic Equestrian competition takes place in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, scheduled September 7-18, 2016.

The United States brought forward four out of the five 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) athletes for this competition. Those riders included Grade II rider, Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time World Equestrian Games athlete (2010, 2014), and six -time USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion Rebecca Hart with Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolos, and Will and Sandy Kimmel;  2014 WEG U.S. athlete Sydney Collier riding her own Wentworth.This is the first time in two years that Wentworth has stepped into International competition. Collier also rode NTEC Roulette, owned by Kai Handt. Riding a new horse was 2014 WEG team member Roxanne Trunnell aboard Westphalian NTEC Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt; and individual WEG athlete Angela Peavy rode Ozzy Cooper in addition to Lancelot Warrior, both owned by Rebecca Reno.

USA Team (Sydney Collier, Annie Peavy, Rebecca Hart, U.S. Chef D' Equipe Kai Handt, and Roxanne Trunnell. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
USA Team (Left to right )Sydney Collier, Annie Peavy, Rebecca Hart, U.S. Chef D’ Equipe Kai Handt, and Roxanne Trunnell. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

These United States riders, led by Chef d’equips Kai Handt, earned a top score of 415.438 to capture the team championship over Canada teammates Lauren Barwick and her own Ferdonia 2, Robyn Andrews and her own Fancianna, and Jody Schloss and her own Inspector Rebus. Canada was led by Chef d’equips Elizabeth Quigg. The team scores are calculated by combining each team athlete’s team test score and individual test score. Each of those tests took place on January 9 and 10.

U.S. Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt commented, “The team did excellent this weekend. The horses look a whole lot better this year compared to last year and the horses look fitter this year. We still have a really young team but they are a great group of riders that get along well. Their performances this weekend is a result of the showing paying off. We also have a great group of riders. Some with new horses, some new classified riders, and some new developing athletes. It’s early in the season for many of them but I hope they are all getting out there, getting their rides in, and earning their qualifying scores. We have new qualifying criteria this year for the national championships including two divisions. We hope having these two divisions will get more riders out showing, increasing our Para-Dressage program and helping the future of our discipline.”

Not only did Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani contribute to the top team ranking but she also earned the highest scores overall at the  2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Hart garnered the blue accolades on both the individual and team championships tests in addition to scoring a 77.917% on her freestyle test.  “I was really happy with my tests,” said Hart. “Compared to the team test, the individual test is a harder test for me because it has the walk pirouettes in it. We tried to add a little more oomph to her trot in that test. We were going for a little more and it still came out in the same place. I was happy she let me push her a little bit. I was really happy with the entrance on my individual test and the turns for the first part of the test with the half circle.I was able to maintain her rhythm throughout those and keep her consistent though those circles. Usually on the first part of the test I kind of like to rush the turn because I am excited to get into the test it was nice to have the confidence in ourselves as a pair to relax and really flow through that first turn. With the freestyle I just love doing it. We are changing her freestyle and hope to bring out the new one next year. We have changed as a pair this year and really want to highlight all of those changes. But for this weekend we did our WEG freestyle which was a great freestyle.”

Rebecca Hart and Schroeter's Romani . Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani . Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Less than one year ago, Hart was debuting her new partnership with Schroeters Romani. After multiple international competitions and a World Equestrian Games, Hart is on her way to competing at the 2016 Paralympic Selection Trials.

Hart added, ” I am really pleased with where we are going as a pair because I can push Romani in the ring now where as before I couldn’t really do that. I can now ask for more and she’ll let me push those buttons a little which is exciting to see. It’s been a wonderful collaboration between Blue Hill Farm and Cherry Knoll Farm to figure out what the new program needed to be and I am glad it’s working out so well.”

Canadian Grade II competitor Lauren Barwick also had top scores over the weekend with her past partner Ferdonia 2.  Barwick expressed, ”
Im supposed to be on a break. The plan was to take 10 months off so I didn’t ride for 3 months and the horses were lightly schooled. I even retired Fergie in 2014. Then at the beginning of December I was offered a sponsorship to come to the show. Canada had 2 riders coming so to have a 3rd rider come whose only 4 hours away, required no thought. So I pulled Fergie out of the field, clipped her up, and did pretty well. This year was so intense with every point being so important. So this was a great opportunity to enjoy my horse and have some fun. I retired Fergie because the international travel was pretty hard on her. I was going to let her be a horse at home, maybe have a baby, and teach students. But she has come out so well, even at 17. If Canada has another rider they want to use for her, then absolutely. Paris is still my number one. She did six international shows last year and I didn’t think it was fair to bring her out at this point.

Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Lauren Barwick (CAN) and Ferdonia 2. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Barwick added, “I am excited to see the future of our team. We have some new riders that were recently classified, as a team we are in a regrouping position. We have a lot of riders whose horses are retiring so we have some new horses in the works. However with new partnerships comes learning. I am excited to see the future of our team and I am hopeful.”

Canada team member Robyn Andrews had a great show over the weekend capturing two blue ribbons in Grade Ia. Armed with new coach Amanda Kalvoda Andrews is looking forward to the 2015-2016 show season. Other riders in Grade Ia include Paralympian and WEG athlete Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus; Roxanne Trunnell and her new partner Westphalian NTEC Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt; and U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Hanoverian Gracias Juan, owned by Stephanie Dubicki.

Robyn Andrews and Fancianna. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Jody  Schloss and Inspector Rebus. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Grade Ib athletes competing included 2014 WEG team member Sydney Collier and Wentworth, Collier and NTEC Roulette, owned by Kai Handt, and Mr. Bockman ridden and owned by Paralympian Dale Dedrick. Dedrick did not compete in the freestyle test.

Sydney Collier and Wentworth. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier and Wentworth. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

U.S. Grade III athlete Annie Peavy captured multiple top placings this weekend with Ozzy Cooper. Peavy rode both Lancelot Warrior and Ozzy Cooper for the team and individual test. Peavy rode only Ozzy Cooper in the freestyle.

Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Annie Peavy and Ozzy Cooper. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Annie Peavy and Ozzy Cooper. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Peavy noted, “This show felt great. It was our first show in Wellington and both my horses have changed and improved so much this year. They listened to me very well and they did everything I asked of them.  It was a great start and we still have room to grow this season. Overall I am very happy with it. In December 2014, I moved down to Wellington and since then we have been working on our young rider movements and practicing some of the para-dressage movements as well. Since showing at WEG I am not nearly as nervous now. WEG was such a learning experience and everyone was so helpful and supportive and Ozzy was amazing for me. I am proud of how far Ozzy has come. He has more muscle, strength, and confidence in himself. I can tell he’s gone from a 7 year-old to a 9 year-old since we bought him. My tests have been pretty good this weekend. On Saturday’s individual test, I enjoyed that he was very forward. Although he was excited he payed attention to me very well. I also enjoy noting the face that he goes well in a snaffle now. With Lancelot I have enjoyed his canter work. It is his stronger gate and because of that he felt very steady. He’s a great horse calm in mind and body.”

Peavy continued, “My horses have been so wonderful and I look forward to competing with them more this season. I would love to thank my parents, my trainer Heather Blitz, and my groom Krystal Johnstone for everything they did for me and my horses. I am enjoying every moment.”

In the Grade III freestyle test, Ellie Brimmer and London Swing earned the first place ribbon on Sunday, January 11.

Ellie Brimmer and London Swing. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Ellie Brimmer and London Swing. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
MAry Jordan and Runicon 75. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Grade IV athlete and 2010 WEG rider Mary Jordan (USA) and Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, completed their first U.S. CPEDI3* event together. Less than a year ago, Jordan and Rubicon 75 became a pair. The duo traveled to Europe and back before competing at the 2014 WEG Selection Trials and National Championships. Jordan explained,” This weekend has been really exciting for me and my coach Jim Koford. I have had many people who are in key positions tell me I am sitting on world class horse and because of that he is larger than life on a number of different levels. He is a developing horse, a young horse, and I think people forget that when they see his stature and his talent. He ‘s actually pretty green. I am very proud of him. in such a short amount of time we have gone to London, Europe, Kentucky, and Saugerties and we have had some good results and some results that our less than what I am hoping for.  I know we are on the right track and we will absolutely get there this is a building block as much as anything else. When we get it right it’s like something we have never felt before. When you unlock it it’s magical. I feel the same partnership with him psychological that I did with Sebastian and Paxton. I am very grateful to Vinceremos and Catherine Haddad for sharing this gift with me. These types of horses don’t grow on trees. You want to be a custodian of the gift and represent your country and your organizations well.”

Following the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival riders will be continuing to put miles on their partnerships. From around the country to Europe, U.S. Para-Dressage athletes will be competing towards the exciting 2016 Paralympic Equestrian Selection Trials. For more information about the U.S. Para-Dressage calendar for 2015 please visit www.USPEA.org or the United States Equestrian Federation.

The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* is once again managed by Lloyd Landkamer. The FEI Ground Jury includes Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Global Dressage Festival I CDI W/1*/Y/J/P/U25 / CPEDI 3* January 7-11, 2015 is presented by Adequan. It features over $50,000 in prize money and is official qualifying competition for: The 2015 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North; the 2015 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2015 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2015 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship. It’s also the official qualifying competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships, the Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National events.

TEAM RESULTS January 9-11, 2015
Name of rider and horse, Team Score, Individual Score, Total

1. USA
Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani 73.284, 72.857, 146.141
Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper 68.070,68.008, 136.078
Sydney Collier and Wentworth 66.667, 66.552, 133.219
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer 66.304, 64.928, 131.232
415.438

2. CANADA
Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2 72,157, 70.048, 142.205
Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus 68.333, 60.072, 128.405
Robyn Andrews and Fancianna 65.145, 66.304, 131.449
402.059

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

Sunday, January 11, 2015 FREESTYLE TEST

Grade Ia
1. Robyn Andrews and Fancianna 67.917
2. Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus 65.250
3. Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer 65.000
4. Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan  58.917

Grade Ib
1. Sydney Collier and Wentworth 66.417

Grade II
1. Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani  77.917
2. Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2  75

Grade III
1. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing  65.250
2. Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper  63.750

Grade IV
1. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75  66.583

Saturday, January 10, 2015 INDIVIDUAL TEST CHAMPIONSHIP

Grade Ia
1. Robyn Andrews and Fancianna 66.304
2. Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer 64.928
3. Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus 60.072
4. Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan  58.623

Grade Ib
1. Sydney Collier and Wentworth 66.552
2. Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman 66.379
3. Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette 61.839

Grade II
1. Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani  72.857
2. Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2  70.048

Grade III
1. Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper  68.008
2. Angela PEavy and Lancelot Warrior  67.805
3. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing  60.894

Grade IV
1. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75  61.349

Friday, January 9, 2015 TEAM TEST CHAMPIONSHIP

Grade Ia
1. Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus 68.333
2. Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer 66.304
3. Robyn Andrews and Fancianna 65.145
4. Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan  58.768

Grade Ib
1. Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman 69.333
2. Sydney Collier and Wentworth 66.667
3. Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette 59.267

Grade II
1. Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani  73.284
2. Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2  72.157

Grade III
1. Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper  68.070
2. Angela PEavy and Lancelot Warrior  67.237
3. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing  63.465

Grade IV
1. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75  63.730

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National eventsThe 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.

 

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January 9 , 2015 – United States Para-Dressage Athletes Dominate at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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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 United States Para-Dressage Athletes Dominate at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – January 9, 2015 -  The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* commenced with 13 horse and rider combinations showcasing the Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test. Para-Dressage athletes from Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV, competed in the Van Kampen Arena at the Global Dressage show grounds. Equestrians from Canada and the United States faced off once again infront of FEI Ground Jury members Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Earning the highest score of the day, with a 73.284% was Rebecca Hart (USA) and Schroeter’s Romani in Grade II. Schroeter’s Romani is owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Also in Grade II Lauren Barwick (CAN) and her own Ferdonia 2 scored a 72.157%. USA Athlete Dale Dedrick and her new horse Mr. Bockman topped Grade Ib with a 69.333. Also garnering the blue ribbons was Angela Peavy (USA) and Ozzy Cooper in Grade III, Mary Jordan (USA) and Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, in Grade IV, and Jody Schloss (CAN) and her own Inspector Rebus in Grade Ia. Not far in the horizon for these Para-Dressage riders is qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Equestrian competition in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, September 7-18, 2016. This CPEDI3* is one of the qualifiers for the 2016 USEF 2016 Paralympic Equestrian Selection Trials.

U.S. Riders (Left to right ) Derrick Perkins, Dale Dedrick, Roxanne Trunnell, Elliie Brimmer, Angela Peavy, Rebecca Hart, MAry Jordan, and Sydney Collier Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Riders Dominate Four out of the Five Para-Dressage Grades.

U.S. Riders (Left to right ) Derrick Perkins, Dale Dedrick, Roxanne Trunnell, Elliie Brimmer, Angela Peavy, Rebecca Hart, MAry Jordan, and Sydney Collier Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

 

Grade II rider, Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time World Equestrian Games athlete (2010, 2014), and six -time USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion Rebecca Hart is on track for the 2016 Paralympic Selection Trials with Schroter’s Romani. One year ago, the pair had just started working together. Months later they qualified and were selected for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Team. Hart commented, “It has been a roller coaster of a process to get here. It’s been a whirlwind. We got her (Romani) a year ago before making the WEG team. We knew that was pushing the relationship and rushing it a little bit but she kept doing what she needed to do. We learned a lot from the World Equestrian Games experience. Romani has the talent and the presence for a good international horse.  We learned where those relationship holes needed filled and that just takes time. So this year I am much more comfortable and she’s comfortable with me. Now we can enhance the performances and ask for a little more from her. We are now in that exciting stage where I can visualize what our partnership can be so it’s fun to work towards that.” Hart is working together with Missy Ransehousen of Blue Hill Farm and Todd Flettrich of Cherry Knoll Farm maximizing expertise for this partnership.

Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time WEG athlete (2010, 2014) Rebecca Hart and Danish Warmblood Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel.
Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time WEG athlete (2010, 2014) Rebecca Hart and Danish Warmblood Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Lauren Barwick (CAN) and Ferdonia 2. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Following in Grade II for the second place position in the Team Test was Paralympian, WEG athlete, and gold medal rider Lauren Barwick (CAN) and her own Oldenburg Ferdonia 2. Barwick and Ferdonia 2 have been working together to create a harmonious partnership.

Topping Grade Ia was Paralympian and WEG athlete Jody Schloss (CAN) and long time partner Inspector Rebus with a 68.333%  Earning the second place finish was Roxanne Trunnell and her new partner Westphalian NTEC Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt. In third place was Robyn Andrews (CAN) and her own Fancianna, followed by U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Hanoverian Gracias Juan, owned by Stephanie Dubicki.

Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus showing the Free Walk. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus showing the Free Walk. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Since the 2012 London Paralympics, Grade Ib athlete Dale Dedrick purchased a new partner named Mr. Bockman, took some time off health reasons. and is now back in the Para-Dressage world at her best. Dedrick explained, “My ride on Mr. Bockman today was astonishing. I was really pleased with him.  He was the same horse he is at home; he looks at stuff, you give him a thump with your calf and he goes, “ok.”  We bought Mr. Bockman 18 months ago but I was quite ill so I didn’t ride for the first year. So in June we went to our first horse show together and now this CPEDI3* is only my 4th show with him. He’s a great horse, very straightforward to ride, and not complicated.” Dedrick had a solid test and had an exceptional free walk. Dedrick commented, “That free walk is my favorite part because it really relaxes him. Even if he gets tense, you just drop the reins and he gets comfortable. He lived out in a field as a pet on a big farm so to him that is natural. I am looking forward to  the rest of this weekend and really improving each rider and having a good time.” Dedrick rides with Roz Kinstler in Michigan.

Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) And Wentworth. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) And Wentworth. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Taking home both second and third place Grade Ib ribbons was 2014 WEG U.S. athlete Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth and NTEC Roulette, owned by Kai Handt. Collier was happy with each of her horses in the team test competition. Collier expressed, “I was really really happy with my tests and it’s always a great learning experience. This is my first time out with Wentworth at a CPEDI in two years because we decided to wait with him and not push him too hard. We really accomplished the consistency that we wanted to with Wentworth in the Team Test. I loved everything about each movement in that test. Roulette was great too. I was really happy with how he went today. I have only ridden him 7 times so it’s still a new partnership for both of us.”

As a WEG Team rider Collier flew back to the U.S. from France only to turn around and head to Baku, Azerbaijan to receive her Against All Odds award at the FEI Awards Gala 2014 presented by Longines. She then earned the 2014 USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year accolade, came back to the U.S., flew to Texas to train with Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt and NTEC Roulette for a week, then Collier headed to New York to train with Wes Dunham and her horse Wentworth. Finally they headed south to prepare for this Florida CPEDI3*. Collier joked, “I am not sure what state I am in anymore, but this is all worth it and I am having fun doing it. I am especially enjoying training with both Wes and Kai. They have both been amazing working with me and adapting to me body’s needs. I love them as trainers and they make a good team.”

2014 Individual WEG athlete and young rider Angela Peavy, who trains with Heather Blitz, was showcasing her high performance partners Ozzy Cooper and Lancelot Warrior. Peavy topped Grade III with Ozzy Cooper earning a 68.070, followed by Lancelot Warrior with a 67.237. Ellie Brimmer and Hanoverian London Swing rounded out the Grade III’s with a third place finish. Brimmer trains with Roz Kinstler and Shelly Francis. Athlete Mary Jordan and Oldenburg Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center took home the blue in Grade IV. Jordan and Rubicon 75 began their partnership in Spring 2014 and since their first ride together they have been working with trainer Jim Koford to bring out the best Dressage combination.

Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Ellie Brimmer and London Swing. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Ellie Brimmer (USA)  and London Swing. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* continues on Saturday, January 10, with the FEI Para-Dressage Individual Championship Test followed by the FEI Para-Dressage Freestyle Test on Sunday, January 11.

RESULTS:

Friday, January 8, 2014 TEAM TEST CHAMPIONSHIP

Grade Ia
1. Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus 68.333
2. Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer 66.304
3. Robyn Andrews and Fancianna 65.145
4. Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan  58.768

Grade Ib
1. Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman 69.333
2. Sydney Collier and Wentworth 66.667
3. Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette 59.267

Grade II
1. Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani  73.284
2. Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2  72.157

Grade III
1. Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper  68.070
2. Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior  67.237
3. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing  63.465

Grade IV
1. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75  63.730

Grade Ia at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade Ia at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade Ib at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade II at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade III at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade IV at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Riders and Supporters. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Riders and Supporters. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* is once again managed by Lloyd Landkamer. The FEI Ground Jury includes Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Global Dressage Festival I CDI W/1*/Y/J/P/U25 / CPEDI 3* January 7-11, 2015 is presented by Adequan. It features over $50,000 in prize money and is official qualifying competition for: The 2015 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North; the 2015 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2015 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2015 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship. It’s also the official qualifying competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships, the Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National events.

The Prize List is available here:

Website:http://www.globaldressagefestival.com

International Coordinator Thomas Baur 561-727-0229
Co-Manager and Secretary John Hoppman 612-799-6381
Co-Secretaries: Teresa Griner, Deb Landon, Peggy Warren, Angela Goodwin-Volpert
Veterinarian on grounds: Palm Beach Equine 561-793-1599
Farrier on grounds: Tony Bucci 561-798-8500
Competition Licensee: Equestrian Sport Productions LLC
Announcers: Nicho Meredith and Cyndi Kurth
Photographers: Susan Stickle at www.dressagephotos.com or susanjstickle.com

Location: The Stadium in Wellington, Florida

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National eventsThe 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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January 8, 2014 – FEI Jog Kicks Off 2015 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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FEI Jog Kicks Off 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – January 8, 2015 - Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes from around the North American continent have landed in Wellington, Florida, for the

U.S. Chef D' Equipe jogs Rubicon 75, ridden by Mary Jordan, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Chef D’ Equipe Kai Handt jogs Rubicon 75, ridden by Mary Jordan, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center at the 2015 Adequan Global dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall

2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. This is the first CPEDI3* event for the 2015 calendar year. Thirteen horse and rider combinations presented their mounts in front of FEI Ground Jury members Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States will compete January 9-11, in The Van Kampen covered arena at the Global Dressage Festival. Friday, January 9, is the FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test, followed by Saturday’s FEI Para-Dressage Individual Championship Test, and finally the exciting FEI Para-Dressage Freestyle Test on Sunday, January 11. The United States Para-Dressage athletes are looking forward to showcasing multiple new horse and rider combinations and many of their 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) duos. As the U.S. riders look towards the future they will be aiming to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Equestrian competition in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, September 7-18, 2016.

Ozzy Cooper jogs at the Adequan Global dressage Festival CPEDI3*, ridden by Angela Peavy, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Ozzy Cooper jogs at the 2015 Adequan Global dressage Festival CPEDI3*, ridden by Angela Peavy, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall

Grade Ia includes: Paralympian Jody Schloss (CAN) and her own Inspector Rebus; Robyn Andrews (CAN) and her own Fancianna; 2014 World Equestrian Games U.S. (WEG) Team rider Roxanne Trunnell and her new partner Westphalian NTEC Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt; and U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Hanoverian Gracias Juan, owned by Stephanie Dubicki. Grade Ib features 2014 WEG U.S. athlete Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth. Collier will also ride NTEC Roulette, owned by Kai Handt; and Paralympian Dale Dedrick (USA) and her new horse Westphalian Mr. Bockman. Grade II Para-Dressage duos are: Paralympian Lauren Barwick (CAN) and her own Oldenburg Ferdonia 2; Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time WEG athlete (2010, 2014) Rebecca Hart and Danish Warmblood Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Grade III athletes Eleanor Brimmer (USA) and her own Hanoverian London Swing will compete with 2014 WEG U.S. Individual Angela Peavy and Trakehner Ozzy Cooper. Peavy will also be riding Hanoverian Lancelot Warrior. Both horses are owned by Rebecca Reno. Athlete Mary Jordan and Oldenburg Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center will compete in Grade IV at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

U.S. Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt was excited to see the competitors back in action after the 2014 World Equestrian Games. He noted, “We have the entire U.S. team here from the WEG. They improved a lot since the WEG and the horses are looking great. We learned at WEG what the judges want to see, how to prepare our horses better and how to be prepared as a rider. I think they will do really well this weekend. I want to note that we have a really good ground jury panel here this weekend. I think we are looking forward to a very good performance towards a quality team score and getting our rankings up. We also have some new horses performing that I am excited to see and we have some old proven horses that have come out really well. We have a very good mix including a couple new riders. We hoped there would have been more riders this year at this CPEDI3*. I know it was difficult for the riders to come this early in the season, but if you want to compete at the Paralympics and you want to compete in international championships this is part of what you have to do . This is how we find out who is team worthy and who needs some more work.”

Friday, January 9, 2014, Schedule:

Grade Ia
10:00 AM Robyn Andrews and Fancianna
10:08 AM Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer
10:16 AM Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan
10:24 AM Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus

U.S. Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt and NTEC Roulette, ridden by Sydney Collier, owned by Julia Handt at the
2015 Adequan Global dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade II
10:55 AM Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2
11:03 AM Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani

Grade Ib
11:30 AM Sydney Collier and Wentworth
12:30 PM Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman
12:38 PM Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette

Grade III
1:10 PM Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper
2:10 PM Elanor Brimmer and London Swing
2:18 PM Angela PEavy and Lancelot Warrior

Grade IV
2:26 PM Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75

The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* is once again managed by Lloyd Landkamer. The FEI Ground Jury includes Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Global Dressage Festival I CDI W/1*/Y/J/P/U25 / CPEDI 3* January 7-11, 2015 is presented by Adequan. It features over $50,000 in prize money and is official qualifying competition for: The 2015 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North; the 2015 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2015 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2015 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship. It’s also the official qualifying competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships, the Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National events.

The Prize List is available here:

Website:http://www.globaldressagefestival.com

International Coordinator Thomas Baur 561-727-0229
Co-Manager and Secretary John Hoppman 612-799-6381
Co-Secretaries: Teresa Griner, Deb Landon, Peggy Warren, Angela Goodwin-Volpert
Veterinarian on grounds: Palm Beach Equine 561-793-1599
Farrier on grounds: Tony Bucci 561-798-8500
Competition Licensee: Equestrian Sport Productions LLC
Announcers: Nicho Meredith and Cyndi Kurth
Photographers: Susan Stickle at www.dressagephotos.com or susanjstickle.com

Location: The Stadium in Wellington, Florida

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National eventsThe 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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