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May 18, 2016 – Upcoming Para-Equestrian Driving Training Sessions for Summer 2016 in New Hampshire and Maine

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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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Upcoming Para-Equestrian Driving Training Sessions for Summer 2016 in New Hampshire and Maine

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Temple, NH; Lyman, ME – May 18, 2016 – There will be multiple opportunities this summer in New England for both beginner and experienced Para-Drivers interested in furthering their training. Clinicians include Marc Johnson and Scott Monroe with sessions sponsored by Touchstone Farm and Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports. Please view the training session information below.

Training Sessions in New England for Drivers with Disabilities

Horse Driving Trial Beginners Clinic
June 3-4, Horse Driving Trial Beginners Clinic
June 5, Spring Horse Driving Trial (an ADT-sanctioned event)
Marc Johnson, Clinician
sponsored by Touchstone Farm
13 Pony Farm Lane * Temple, NH 03084
Phone: 603.654.6308
Contact: Boo Martin at info@touchstone-farm.org

June 25 & 26CarlisleAcademy
Scott Monroe, Clinician
sponsored by Carlisle Academy
Address: 65 Drown Ln, Lyman, ME 04002
Phone:(207) 985-0374
Contact: Karen Friedlander at  kdfriedlander@hotmail.com

Driving Clinic
August 23

Scott Monroe, Clinician
sponsored by Touchstone Farm
13 Pony Farm Lane * Temple, NH 03084
Phone: 603.654.6308
Contact: Boo Martin at info@touchstone-farm.org

Driving Clinic
September 7

Scott Monroe, Clinician
sponsored by Touchstone Farm
13 Pony Farm Lane * Temple, NH 03084
Phone: 603.654.6308
Contact: Boo Martin at info@touchstone-farm.org

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.
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Team USA For the 2016 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships to be Named Shortly

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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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Team USA For the 2016 FEI World Para-Equestrian Driving Championships to be Named Shortly

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Lexington, Kentucky – May 16, 2016 – 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. Applications have been submitted to the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and will be reviewed by the USEF Selection Committee appointed by the USEF International Disciplines Council. 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.

Please visit the United States Driving For Disabled at

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. Please visit

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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May 5, 2016 – USEF/USPEA Names Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence

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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/USPEA Names Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence

Lexington, Ky. – May 5, 2016 – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) are excited to announce the first USEF/USPEA National Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence (COE). USPEA LogoThese regional hubs of excellence will attract new riders to the sport of para-equestrian dressage. Additionally, they will work in partnership with the USEF high performance programs to develop athletes to a level where they can represent the U.S. in international competition and at the Paralympic Games and ultimately win medals.

The USEF Selection Committee carefully scrutinized each application and upheld the highest  standards when bestowing the prestigious COE title to the following facilities:
Contact: Sarah Armentrout, sarmentrout@carlisleacademymaine.com
Contact: Kai Handt, Kaihandt@yahoo.com
– Lexington, Ky.
Contact: Gillian Vallis, pineknollfarm@aol.com
– Chatsworth, Calif.
Contact: Megan McQueeney, jrsporthorses@gmail.com
Additional COE applicants are currently being evaluated and will be announced shortly.
COEs will play a vital role in attracting dressage trainers to the sport and helping them understand the aids and methods of training the disabled athletes in para-dressage. The COEs will be the primary hosts of USEF para-dressage high performance programs and educational symposiums. In addition, COEs will aim to further develop their links with the therapeutic riding community, thus exposing interested athletes to competition opportunities.
Each COE is unique in the structure of their para-dressage programs and may offer opportunities independent of other COEs. The USEF/USPEA is committed to working with each COE to build plans that complement their individual strengths and opportunities.
For more information on the COE programs, please contact USEF Director of Para Equestrian, Laureen Johnson at lkjohnson@usef.org, or 908-326-1155.
The USPEA is the USEF’s Recognized Affiliate for all para-equestrian disciplines and exists to help develop, promote, and support athletes wishing to participate in the para-equestrian sport. For more information on getting started with para-equestrian please visit www.uspea.org or contact USPEA President, Hope Hand at wheeler966@aol.com.
The USEF International High Performance Programs are generously supported by the USET Foundation, USOC, and USEF Sponsors and Members.
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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May 3, 2016 – Prize List and Entry Forms Available for 2016 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships Sponsored by Deloitte and Selection Event 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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Prize List and Entry Forms Available for
2016 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships Sponsored by Deloitte and
Selection Event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Grass Lake, Michigan – May 3, 2016 – The 2016 United States Equestrian Federation USEF LOGO (USEF)  Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships Sponsored by Deloitte and Selection Event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Prize List and Entry Form is available online at.http://www.horseshowoffice.com/events.asp Taking place at Waterloo Hunt Club in Grass Lake, Michigan, the 2016 USEF Selection Event; Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships; and Open Para-Dressage National Show is scheduled June 3-5, 2016. The weekend event will feature U.S. Para-Dressage athletes from around the country competing in Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV. Besides the Open Show and National Championship the pressure will be on as riders who have met the USEF qualifying requirements for the Selection Event aim for their best scores in hopes of representing the United States this September at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Judges for the weekend include Kristi Wysocki (3*, 4*Para, S) USA; Kathy Amos-Jacob (4*, 5*Para) FRA; Carlos Lopes (4*, 5*Para) POR; Louise Koch (S) USA; Debby Savage (S) USA. Equestrian competition at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games is scheduled for September 11-16, 2016, at the Olympic Equestrian Centre in the Deodoro Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2016 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships Sponsored by Deloitte and Selection Event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games/ Open National Show Fast Facts:

What: Selection Event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games/ Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships/ Open National Para-Dressage Show

When:
June 2, 2016- FEI Jog
June 3, 2016 – Team Test
June 4, 2016 – Individual Test
June 5, 2016 – Freestyle Test

Where: Waterloo Hunt Club in Grass Lake, Michigan

Ground Jury:
Kristi Wysocki (3*, 4*Para, S) CO,USA
Kathy Amos-Jacob (4*, 5*Para) FRA
Carlos Lopes (4*, 5*Para) POR
Louise Koch (S) CA, USA
Debby Savage (S) OH, USA

MANAGER: Kevin Bradbury
SECRETARY:
Bettina Longaker

Prize List and Entry Form:

For more information about the Selection Event for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games/ National Championship/ Open National Show procedures please visit:

For more information abut the 2016 Rio Paralympic Equestrian Events please visit

Para-Dressage riders in Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV will be included in all events.

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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April 14, 2016 – Become a Mentor

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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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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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