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June 24, 2016 – U.S. Young Rider Para-Dressage Team Needs Your Help Today!

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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. Young Rider Para-Dressage Team
Needs Your Help Today!

Parker, CO  – June 24, 2016 – Help their dreams soar today by donating air miles or flights to the North American Junior Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) for our Para-Dressage Young Riders. Your help is URGENTLY needed to secure a team and make the 2016 NAJYRC team dreams come true. Please contact hope@uspea.org and Tina@uspea.org to support the U.S. Young Riders.

The 2016 NAJYRC takes place at the Colorado Horse Park July 27-31, in Parker, Colorado. This is considered the Junior Olympics and is a 4* competition for these athletes. In 2015, the U.S. Para-Dressage Team made history at the Inaugural Young Rider Para-Dressage competition when they dominated each of the three days. To view the exciting 2015 event results please click here. The U.S. riders want to repeat their 2015 success and bring home another gold medal for the United States of America.

About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:

The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every recognized equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with an eligible physical impairment with a focus on Paralympic Equestrian Sports. . The USPEA is a network of current and past athletes, owners, officials, event organizers, and equestrian enthusiasts. The Association assists athletes to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Disciplines of Para-Equestrian.

USPEA was created to fill a need to assist Para Equestrian disciplines when they came under the governance of the FEI.  While Para Equestrian disciplines were originally segregated, they now are integrated in international sport.  As each individual Para Equestrian discipline develops, it is USPEA’s mission to always serve as an advisory resource with the ultimate goal that the established able-bodied discipline affiliate will integrate within their organization.

In 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status and became a recognized International affiliate association of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) working together to grow the FEI recognized disciplines by helping to provide press, educational information, symposiums and competition opportunities for athletes with eligible physical impairments.

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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June 21, 2016 – Rio 2016 Paralympic Equestrian Games Long Lists Announced

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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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Rio 2016 Paralympic Equestrian Games
Long Lists Announced
By: Lindsay Y. McCall
Thousand Oaks, CA – June 21, 2016 – The FEI has published the long lists (FEI nominated entries) of athletes and horses for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. To view this list please click this link http://fei.org/system/files/Confirmation%20of%20FEI%20Nominated%20Entries_PED_RIO%202016.pdf
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced the top four athletes representing the 2016 United States Paralympic Equestrian Team on June 16, 2016. Those four athletes include: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Grade Ib, and Wesley Dunham’s Western Rose, a 2003 Oldenburg mare; Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.), Grade II, and her own Schroeters Romani, a 2002 Danish Warmblood mare,  owned in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Barbara Summer, and Bill and Sandy Kimmel; Margaret McIntosh (Reading, Pa.), Grade Ia, and her own Rio Rio, a 2006 Rheinland Pfalz-Saar mare; and Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn. and Wellington, Fla.), Grade III, and Heather Blitz and Rebecca Reno’s Lancelot Warrior, a 2002 Hanoverian gelding. The 30 nations heading to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will also be deciding on the selection of their 78 athletes, with National Paralympic Committees handing this final list to the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee by the deadline of August 15, 2016.

U.S. FEI Nominated Entries (Long List) in Alphabetical Order: FEI LOGO
Kelly Boccia and Donauwalzer CSF, Grade II
*Sydney Collier and Western Rose, Grade Ib (Team)
Sydney Collier and Wentworth, Grade Ib
Pam Hardin and Quaterjack Grade III
*Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani, Grade II (Team)
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75, Grade IV
*Margaret McIntosh and Rio Rio, Grade Ia (Team)
Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele fan Busenitz, Grade Ib
Annie Peavy and Ozzy Cooper, Grade III
*Annie Peavy and Lancelot Warrior, Grade III (Team)
Kate Shoemaker and Solitaer 40, Grade III
Roxanne Trunnell and Royal Dancer, Grade Ia
Further information regarding the U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team selection process can be found on USEF.org. All nominations to the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team are subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee. The final lists of athletes heading to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be published on the FEI website. The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, opening on September 7, promise to be the largest celebration yet of high-performance sport for athletes with an impairment, with Para-Equestrian Dressage set to celebrate 20 years in the Paralympic Movement. A total of 78 Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes will compete for 11 sets of medals across four days of competition. The Para-Dressage competition at the Paralympic Games will take place September 12-16, 2016, at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The FEI nominated entries list is compiled based on information submitted by the National Federations (NFs) on or before June 20, 2016, in accordance with the FEI General Regulations and the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paralympic Games.
As per Article 606.2.2 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paralympic Games the NF of the Athlete is responsible to ensure that the Horse fulfils the registration criteria.
Official Final Entries for Rio 2016 must be received by the FEI by August 15, 2016 (Article 607.3 of the FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Paralympic Games).
U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games USEF LOGO
The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the Team (in alphabetical order):
Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Grade Ib, and Wesley Dunham’s Western Rose, a 2003 Oldenburg mare
Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.), Grade II, and her own Schroeters Romani, a 2002 Danish Warmblood mare,  owned in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Barbara Summer, and Bill and Sandy Kimmel
Margaret McIntosh (Reading, Pa.), Grade Ia, and her own Rio Rio, a 2006 Rheinland Pfalz-Saar mare
Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn. and Wellington, Fla.), Grade III, and Heather Blitz and Rebecca Reno’s Lancelot Warrior, a 2002 Hanoverian gelding
U.S. FEI Nominated Entries (Long List) in Alphabetical Order: FEI LOGO
Kelly Boccia and Donauwalzer CSF, Grade II
*Sydney Collier and Western Rose, Grade Ib (Team)
Sydney Collier and Wentworth, Grade Ib
Pam Hardin and Quaterjack Grade III
*Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani, Grade II (Team)
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75, Grade IV
*Margaret McIntosh and Rio Rio, Grade Ia (Team)
Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele fan Busenitz, Grade Ib
Annie Peavy and Ozzy Cooper, Grade III
*Annie Peavy and Lancelot Warrior, Grade III (Team)
Kate Shoemaker and Solitaer 40, Grade III
Roxanne Trunnell and Royal Dancer, Grade Ia
About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:

The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every recognized equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with an eligible physical impairment with a focus on Paralympic Equestrian Sports. . The USPEA is a network of current and past athletes, owners, officials, event organizers, and equestrian enthusiasts. The Association assists athletes to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Disciplines of Para-Equestrian.

USPEA was created to fill a need to assist Para Equestrian disciplines when they came under the governance of the FEI.  While Para Equestrian disciplines were originally segregated, they now are integrated in international sport.  As each individual Para Equestrian discipline develops, it is USPEA’s mission to always serve as an advisory resource with the ultimate goal that the established able-bodied discipline affiliate will integrate within their organization.

In 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status and became a recognized International affiliate association of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) working together to grow the FEI recognized disciplines by helping to provide press, educational information, symposiums and competition opportunities for athletes with eligible physical impairments.

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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June 17, 2016 – USEF Names U.S. Para-Driving Team for FEI World Para-Driving Championships for Singles

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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 Names U.S. Para-Driving Team for FEI World Para-Driving Championships for Singles
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 From the USEF Communications Department

Lexington, Ky. – June 17, 2016  – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named three athletes for the FEI World Para-Driving Championships for Singles. The Championships will take place August 3-6, 2016, in Beesd, The Netherlands.

The following athletes will compose the Team (in alphabetical order):

Virginia Boo Fitch West (Penhook, Va.)

Theresa Leal (Auburn, Calif.)

Stefanie Putnam (Lafayette, Calif.)

The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.

 2012 FEI Para-Equestrian Driving World Championships in Breda, the Netherlands.   Driver is Diane Kastama, Horse is Ruby KWPN , Groom is Jody Cutler  Picture taken by Marie de Ronde.

About the FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championship

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) has allocated this year’s FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championship to Beesd, the Netherlands. The event will take place August 3-6, 2016.  Beesd will host the World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships in conjunction with their annual national driving event, and it will parallel the FEI World Single Driving Championships in Piber, Austria which are also taking place at this time. For more information about 2016 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championship please visit

The FEI Para-Equestrian World Championship is held every two years internationally. United States Driving for Disabled (USDFD.org) has had the honor and privilege of helping to train and support FEI Para-Equestrian World Championship driving athletes who have represented the United States on nine occasions with significant success. U.S. drivers have brought home 16 Medals including 4 Gold, 6 Silver, and 6 Bronze.

For United States Driving For Disabled related questions regarding the Championships United States Driving for the Disabled please contact Marcie Quist, Competitive Committee Chairman, at quistlaw@gmail.com.

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For more information about the Para-Equestrian Driving sport please contact Laureen Johnson, USEF Director, Para-Equestrian and Vaulting, 908-326-1155, lkjohnson@usef.org

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About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:

The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every recognized equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with an eligible physical impairment with a focus on Paralympic Equestrian Sports. . The USPEA is a network of current and past athletes, owners, officials, event organizers, and equestrian enthusiasts. The Association assists athletes to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Disciplines of Para-Equestrian.

USPEA was created to fill a need to assist Para Equestrian disciplines when they came under the governance of the FEI.  While Para Equestrian disciplines were originally segregated, they now are integrated in international sport.  As each individual Para Equestrian discipline develops, it is USPEA’s mission to always serve as an advisory resource with the ultimate goal that the established able-bodied discipline affiliate will integrate within their organization.

In 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status and became a recognized International affiliate association of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) working together to grow the FEI recognized disciplines by helping to provide press, educational information, symposiums and competition opportunities for athletes with eligible physical impairments.

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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June 17, 2016 – Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, a USEF/USPEA Para-Dressage Center of Excellence, hosts 3-Day Young Rider Para-Dressage Camp June 23-25, 2016

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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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Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, a USEF/USPEA Para-Dressage Center of Excellence, hosts 3-Day Young Rider Para-Dressage Camp June 23-25, 2016

By: Lindsay Y. McCall
CarlisleAcademyLyman, Maine – June 17, 2016 – Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports , located in Lyman, Maine, is hosting a 3-Day Young Rider Para-Dressage Camp June 23-25, 2016. Carlisle was named a USEF/USPEA Para-Dressage Center of Excellence (COE) in 2016, and with this distinction Carlisle is helping to attract new riders to the sport of para-equestrian dressage by creating grassroots pipeline programs while working in partnership with the USEF high performance goals. The 3-Day Young Rider Para-Dressage Camp gives emerging athletes and their parents and coaches the opportunity to learn the foundations of Para-Dressage sport, while training with Carlisle’s world-class team. Carlisle’s Director of Sports Clive Milkins, an international Para-Dressage coach with 20 years of Paralympic coaching experience, will work with each athlete alongside Carlisle’s team of instructors, judges, and specially credentialed therapists to help young riders advance their skills along their sport journey. Riders will have private mounted sessions each day and each rider’s personal coach may participate in clinician-led, group warm-up lessons on personal or program horses. Coaches are also invited to participate in collaborative coaching in the arena, allowing for immediate feedback with the clinicians while assessing the riders’ positional and gait challenges, adaptive equipment and horse selection. Please download the registration packet here or visit http://carlisleacademymaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/young-rider-para-camp-june-2016-Reg.pdf
 
Participants will receive a bound manual with information on Introduction to Para-Dressage Competition Rules, Musical Freestyle Primer, and the Athlete Development Pathway (Transition from Equine Therapy into Sport). Lectures will be given on Fundraising Tips, Video Review of Winning Rides, and a Winning Strategy. Participants will also have a chance to learn more about programs for developing athletes through USEF’s Para-Dressage Young Rider Program, USEF’s National Para-Dressage Championships, and USPEA’s Mentor Program.
As special guests, Para-Dressage Young Rider and 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Individual Competitor, Annie Peavy, and her mother Becky Reno, will share their experiences about the competition pathway from therapy into sport – and the support systems, travel tips, and fundraising advice that have helped them along the way.
A special grant from the Carlisle Charitable Foundation allows for five athletes to receive a $500 scholarship towards this youth para-camp. View this page for more information http://www.carlislecharitablefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ZoeFund_ScholarshipAppPR.pdf
Trained program horses are available.
 
For more information on attending this camp or to audit please contact Sarah Armentrout at 207-985-0374 or email sarmentrout@carlisleacademymaine.com.
About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:

The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every recognized equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with an eligible physical impairment with a focus on Paralympic Equestrian Sports. . The USPEA is a network of current and past athletes, owners, officials, event organizers, and equestrian enthusiasts. The Association assists athletes to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Disciplines of Para-Equestrian.

USPEA was created to fill a need to assist Para Equestrian disciplines when they came under the governance of the FEI.  While Para Equestrian disciplines were originally segregated, they now are integrated in international sport.  As each individual Para Equestrian discipline develops, it is USPEA’s mission to always serve as an advisory resource with the ultimate goal that the established able-bodied discipline affiliate will integrate within their organization.

In 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status and became a recognized International affiliate association of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) working together to grow the FEI recognized disciplines by helping to provide press, educational information, symposiums and competition opportunities for athletes with eligible physical impairments.

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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June 16, 2016 – USEF Names U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

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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 Names U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team for the

Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

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 From the USEF Communications Department

Lexington, Ky. – June 16, 2016 – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Para-dressage competition at the Paralympic Games will take place September 12-16, 2016, at the Deodoro Olympic Equestrian Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will compose the Team (in alphabetical order):

Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Grade Ib, and Wesley Dunham’s Western Rose, a 2003 Oldenburg mare

Rebecca Hart (Wellington, Fla.), Grade II, and her own Schroeters Romani, a 2002 Danish Warmblood mare,  owned in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Barbara Summer, and Bill and Sandy Kimmel

Margaret McIntosh (Reading, Pa.), Grade Ia, and her own Rio Rio, a 2006 Rheinland Pfalz-Saar mare

Angela Peavy (Avon, Conn. and Wellington, Fla.), Grade III, and Heather Blitz and Rebecca Reno’s Lancelot Warrior, a 2002 Hanoverian gelding

Further information regarding the U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team selection process can be found on USEF.org. All nominations to the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team are subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members. Without the support of these organizations and individuals, it would not be possible to support U.S. athletes. The USEF is especially grateful to individuals who give generously of their time and money to support the equestrian teams.

About the United States Para-Equestrian Association:

The United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) includes every recognized equestrian discipline that is practiced by athletes with an eligible physical impairment with a focus on Paralympic Equestrian Sports. . The USPEA is a network of current and past athletes, owners, officials, event organizers, and equestrian enthusiasts. The Association assists athletes to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Disciplines of Para-Equestrian.

USPEA was created to fill a need to assist Para Equestrian disciplines when they came under the governance of the FEI.  While Para Equestrian disciplines were originally segregated, they now are integrated in international sport.  As each individual Para Equestrian discipline develops, it is USPEA’s mission to always serve as an advisory resource with the ultimate goal that the established able-bodied discipline affiliate will integrate within their organization.

In 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status and became a recognized International affiliate association of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) working together to grow the FEI recognized disciplines by helping to provide press, educational information, symposiums and competition opportunities for athletes with eligible physical impairments.

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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