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January 7, 2016- International Athletes Prepare for the 2016 Para Equestrian Dressage Tour with the First $10,000 CPEDI3*

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International Athletes Prepare for the 2016 Para Equestrian Dressage Tour with the First $10,000
CPEDI3*
By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL-  January 7, 2016 – FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Athletes from the

U.S. Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt waiting to jog NTEC Royal Dancer shown by 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games athlete Roxie Trunnell. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall

United States of America, Canada, and Mexico will be competing in The first $10,000 CPEDI3* of the 2016 Para-Equestrian Dressage Tour held in Wellington, Florida. The $10,000 CPEDI3* is held in the The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). January 8, commences with the Team Test competition, followed by the Individual Test on Saturday, and the Freestyle on Sunday. Para-Equestrian Dressage Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV will be participating. The FEI ground jury for January 8-10, includes Kristi Wysocki (USA), Carlos Lopes (POR), and Marco Orsini (GER). The $10,000 CPEDI3* is presented by Mission Control, Mane Stream, courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Adequan®, and Nutrena. The Para Equestrian Dressage Tour includes the $10,000 CPEDI3* January 8-10, and the $10,000 CPEDI3* January 21-24, 2016. The AGDF takes place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, from January 14 through April 2, 2016. The CPEDI3* events will be the first look at each horse and rider combination aiming for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Official Prize List posted on

Before the FEI Jog on Thursday, January 7, a Welcome Reception was held by Mission Control for the Para-Equestrians, their families, and guests. It was a chance to celebrate the kick-off of the new competition season and honor former Show Manager Lloyd Landkamer.

Wes Dunham jogging Sydney Collier’s mount Scampano 2, owned by KCR Dressage LLC. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Hope Hand, President of the USPEA, noted, “We had a wonderful welcome reception under the VIP tent at the Global Dressage Festival show grounds. The reception marked the beginning of the last two Paralympic qualifiers. More then 90 athletes, grooms, sponsors and supporters attended. It was really gratifying to see such a turn out which emphasized just how much Para Dressage has grown over the last few years. Much of our success is due to a large part of Lloyd Landkamer’s vision of inclusion for the Para Equestrian athletes at the Global events. We miss Lloyd, but he will never be forgotten for his contributions to our sport. Thank you to our sponsors, Mission Control, Mane Stream, Rowan O’Riley, Adequan®, and Nutrena for kicking off the Road to Rio competitions. Good luck to everyone and enjoy some great rides.”

The CPEDI3* event begins in The Stadium at 10 AM on Friday with the Grade Ib horse and rider combinations. The show will finish at 2:30 PM.

Chef d’Equipe of the United States Para-Dressage Team Kai Handt is looking forward to the weekend competition. He expressed, “We have good riders and good horses. I watched everyone school today and the horses look fitter, they have the right trainers, they look even better than they did in Houston at the CPEDI3* where they had the highest U.S. team score ever. They look ready for the job. The United State riders are great. I’m looking forward to seeing clean, precise tests with no mistakes, good rhythm, good connections, and good corners. We have riders that are out competing around the world. They are riding in one stars and three stars and winning in Europe. We have good sponsors, good support, more people are involved, and the program is growing. I see no reason why these riders can’t compete to their best this weekend. This is the first time ever they are riding in the main international arena and everything is going their way. Now they just have to show everyone what they have.”

International Athletes in the CPEDI3* include:

Grade Ia:
Margaret McIntosh and Rio Rio (USA)
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer (USA)

Jody Schloss andLieutenant Lobin (CAN)
Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (CAN )

Grade Ib:

Sydney Collier and Scampano 2 (USA)
Sydney Collier and Western Rose (USA)
Laurietta Oakleaf and Nickel fan Busenitz (USA)

Ashley Gowanlock and Why Not Me (CAN)
Ashley Gowanlock and Ferdonia 2 (CAN

Grade II:

Kelly Boccia and Donauwalzer CSF (USA)
Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani (USA)
Deborah STanitski and Pilikua Koa (USA)

Lauren Barwick and Onyx (CAN)

Erika Baitenmann and Bruno  (MEX)

Grade III:
Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing (USA)
Pamela Hardin and Quarterjack (USA)
Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior (USA)
Kate Shoemaker and Solitaer 40 (USA)

Grade IV:

Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 (USA)

Paralympian Lauren Barwick’s (CAN) ride Onyx jogging at the CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL January 7-10, 2016. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall.
Shroeter’s Romani jogged by Fernando Ortega, ridden by Paralympian Rebecca Hart at the CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL January 7-10, 2016. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall.
Paralympian Rebecca Hart and her groom Fernando Ortega winning the FEI Jog Award. The FEI Jog Award was sponsored by Show Chic and Shop Chic EQ. Also pictured (Left) Mary-Cameron Rollins of Shop Chic EQ and Krystalann Shingler of Show Chic. Photo taken at the CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL January 7-10, 2016. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall.

The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring seven CDIs, including four 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 AGDF offers more than $650,000 in prize money for the seven international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. The 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 more information please visit  www.globaldressagefestival.com .

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 4, 2016- USEF High Performance Para-Equestrian Dressage Symposium Develop the Coach Program January 10-12

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USEF High Performance Para-Equestrian Dressage Symposium
Develop the Coach Program January 10-12
By: Lindsay Y. McCall
Wellington, FL – January 4, 2016- Para-Equestrian Dressage riders from the United States are encouraged to participate in the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage High Performance Symposium Develop the Coach Program held in Wellington, FL. The Symposium will include FEI International 4* Dressage Judge Carlos Lopes of Portugal and U.S. Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt. The symposium is scheduled for January 10-12, 2016, following the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* January 7-10, 2016. The symposium will be held in the Van Kampen Arena at the Global Dressage Festival Show Grounds. Auditors are welcome.

The two and a half day Symposium begins at 2 PM on Sunday, January, 10, with a welcome from Kai Handt.

Kai Handt at the 2015 Symposium in Wellington, FL. In this moment Handt talked about the importance of the corners of the ring and making a precise turn. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

Carlos Lopes will proceed with a lecture session on Para-Dressage theory, scales of training, quality of test movements, and much more. Monday, January 11, 2016, begins the practical sessions where each participant will ride for 45 minutes in a collaborative coaching model. This model includes each athlete’s coach in the session. Equestrians will enjoy learning alongside their own coach while preparing for international level Para-Dressage competition. The final day of the clinic includes an informative lecture, a practical session on freestyles and individual riding sessions.

USEF High Performance Director of Para Equestrian & Vaulting Laureen Johnson commented, “This symposium is an integral part of preparation for the 2016 Paralympic Team. All athletes who are vying for a Paralympic slot should participate. Mr. Lopes and Mr. Handt make a wonderful team and I’ve witnessed immediate improvement in the athletes after completing the previous Para Dressage Symposium in California.”
For more information on the details of this symposium, please contact Laureen Johnson, High Performance Director, Para Equestrian & Vaulting, United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Phone: (908) 326-1155 Email: lkjohnson@usef.org or via cell after January 6 at (908) 229-1858.

Please click here for the symposium application. For additional documents please contact Laureen Johnson at  lkjohnson@usef.org

About Carlos Lopes:

Carlos Manuel Lucas Lopes, was born in Lisbon, on November 10th 1968, is married and father of two.  He has been a rider since the age of ten and breeder of “Puro Sangue Lusitano” since 1998.  Was one of the Escola Portuguesa de Arte Equestre (Portuguese Riding School) riders.

National Team manager and head of Dressage teams (Grand Prix, junior and young riders) since 2005. He has, in this period, participated in 4 European Championships, 3 World Championships, 2 Olympic Games, and 1 World Cup. He is a member of the Portuguese Equestrian Federation Technical Committee since 2005.
Has had several invitations to speak and take part in expert commissions and also in public forums organizes to promote the different equestrian disciplines and all kinds of subjects related to organizing equestrian shows and Lusitano breed. Carlos has tutored, on invitation, equestrian skills perfecting practical courses, worldwide, especially in Germany, EUA and Brazil.
Certificated as Riding Teacher, FEI International Dressage 4* Judge, and FEI International Para Equestrian 5* Judge. Also certified as Trainer/Coach Dressage and Para dressage athletes.
Has managed 5 equestrian centers, of which the Academia de Dressage Daniel Pinto is the most remarkable, for being one of the best equestrian centers in the world. Presently, and for the last 18 years, he manages the Centro Equestre da Quinta do Senhor da Serra, with a team of 4 monitors, teaching over 200 lessons a week.

He has trained athletes of several age categories and has achieved remarkable results both in European, as well as in and World Championships. Never won an international event, but that is one of major aspirations.

He has established a solid career as Judge, for which he has been granted effective recognition by all of the most important international institutions, resulting in invitations to judge in the most important Dressage and Para Equestrian events all over the world.
Organized several Dressage, Para Dressage and Show Jumping events.  Amongst such events, the 1st European Para Equestrian Championship, in 2001, and the European Dressage Championship for junior e and young riders, in 2008, 7 Iberian dressage cups finals (CDIs3*), CDI5* Al Shaqab, Doha, in 2013, Dressage discipline manager for the Madrid Horse Week, in 2014, selected in partnership with Dr. António Chaves de Almeida, among other companies in the world for the computerization of Dressage competitions at Sea Games, Thailand, are the most remarkable. He has also been responsible for the organization of over two dozens of National Championships and Portuguese Cup Finals.

Lusitano breeder since 1998, has been dedicated to the development and improvement of this race towards sporting excellence in order to get horses with the potential to participate and compete for prizes in the highest international competitions. This is a work of care and time, but you have already obtained the best results above expectations.

Consulting and breeding manager for several breeding facilities, Coudelaria Alegria dos Pinhais (Brazil), Haras Ilha Verde (Brazil) and Coudelaria Ortigão Costa (Portugal) are the most remarkable.
About Kai Handt:

Kai Handt is the USEF Para Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe, and most recently served in this capacity at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.  As a rider, trainer, and clinician, Kai’s illustrious equestrian background includes coaching and sponsoring para-dressage riders at the international level for the past several

Kai Handt at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with Roxanne Trunnell (USA)

years. Among his accolades are

*            Individual coach and sponsor at 2012 Paralympics to the highest placing U.S. equestrian overall at the Paralympics and Olympics, as well as individual coach and sponsor at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY.
*            Individual coach for one or more riders at the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Championships earning 2011 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Champion, 2012 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Reserve Champion.
*            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.
*            Chef d’Equipe at 2012 CEPDI3* in Wellington for the Japanese Team, coaching their rider to their first Paralympic Equestrian qualifying score.
*            Chef d’Equipe at 2011 CPEDI3* in Mexico City, resulting in a U.S.
Team Nation’s Cup win, overall individual reserve champion, and individual Grade 1a and Grade Ib champions.
*            Individual coach for Derrick Perkins; the first Para-Dressage rider from the United States Veteran’s Assistance Program in 2013.
*            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.
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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November 30, 2015 – Two Official Paralympic Equestrian Qualifying Competitions in January 2016

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 Two Official Paralympic Equestrian Qualifying Competitions in January 2016

Photos and press release by: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – November 30, 2015 – After the successful 2015 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships in October riders are looking forward to heading to Wellington, Florida, this Winter show season. The 2016 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), presented by Mission Control, Mane Stream, courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Adequan®, and Nutrena, will host two CPEDI3* events in January. The Para-Equestrian Dressage Tour first $10,000 CPEDI3* is scheduled for January 7-10, and the second $10,000 CPEDI3* is January 21-24, 2016. The AGDF takes place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, FL, from January 14 through April 2, 2016. The ADGF CPEDI events will be the first look at each horse and rider combination aiming for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Annie Peavy at the 2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) Para-Dressage CPEDI3*. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

The ground jury for January 7-10, includes Kristi Wysocki (USA), Carlos Lopes (POR), and Marco Orsini (GER). The ground jury for January 21-24, includes Sarah Leitch (GBR), Marc Urban (BEL), and Dr Jan Holger Holtschmit (GER). Each competition is coordinated by Thomas Baur with Manager Monica Fitzgerald. Each show will have the FEI jog around 3 PM on that Thursday followed by the Team Test competition on Friday, Individual Test on Saturday, and the Freestyle on Sunday. Para-Equestrian Dressage Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV will be participating. Online entries are accepted at www.equestrianentries.com with the closing date for the Jan 7-10, CPEDI3* on December 23, 2015. Closing date for the January 21-24, show is January 4, 2016. Official Prize List posted on www.globaldressagefestival.com

“With the Holidays fast approaching we are also closing in on the final competitions to the road to Rio,” said President of the USPEA and Paralympian Hope Hand. “Our Para Dressage athletes are making their way to Florida, sacrificing family time to fulfill a dream.”

Hand acknowledged, “It’s the time of the season to give thanks to the many friends and family members who have supported our athletes through this journey. If you can, join us to cheer our US Para Dressage Team on their Road to Rio. I promise an exciting competition.”

2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) Para-Dressage CPEDI3*. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring seven CDIs, including four 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 AGDF offers more than $650,000 in prize money for the seven international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. The 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 more information please visit  www.globaldressagefestival.com .

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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November 7, 2015- Paralympic Partner Honored in Passing

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Paralympic Partner Honored in Passing

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

El Dorado Hills, CA – November 7, 2015 – On October 15, 2015, two-time Paralympian Barbara Grassmyer said goodbye to her partner 21 year-old Mibis. The chestnut Royal Dutch Warmblood was retired in 2013 from international competition. Grassmyer and Mibis took the stage for their last international trip together at the Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3*. As a young child Barbara Grassmyer was as horse crazy as any little girl. Her father passed down the love for horses to herself and sister Jennifer. At 10 years old Grassmeyer began riding at All Season’s Riding Academy in Calif. where she competed at horse shows for the disabled. After many years of riding and a brief jumping history, her love for a Dressage horse and athletic ability led her to competitive Dressage. In 2000, Grassmyer served as an alternate for the U.S. Paralympic Team competing in Sydney, Australia. During that time riders were catch-riding horses around the world. In 2001 and 2002 she was the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion. However, Grassmyer desired a partner of her own which is where Paralympic coach Missy Ransehousen stepped in to find her a horse for the 2004 Athens Paralympics. Mibis was found in Holland and it was love at first sight for Grassmyer. The year 2004 would begin the long term partnership and the duo would represent the U.S. Para-Dressage Team in Athens that same year. In 2006, Mibis and her rider earned the Gold Medal at the Pacific Rim Para-Equestrian Paralympic Qualifier in Vancouver, Canada. She was also Reserve Champion that year at the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships. In 2007, Grassmyer was a member of the U.S. Team at the Para-Dressage World Championships in Hartpury, England, followed by the 2007 Reserve Champion at the USEF Para-Equestrian National Championships. In 2008, the duo would once again make the U.S. Team where they flew to Hong Kong for the Beijing Paralympics. Mibis will be missed in her passing and was honored in a memorial on November 7, 2015.

Barbara Grassmyer and Mibis at her 2013 retirement from international competition. Photo take at the Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, CA. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall

Barbara Grassmyer remembered, “On October 15, 2015, I had to say goodbye to my wonderful equine partner Mibis. She was the only USA horse who went to two Paralympic games, won gold medals in Canada, was USEF Reserve National Champion and loved taking her kids for rides around the farm. She went around the world with me and I will never forget her. She had a huge fan club starting when she was brought to the USA. She traveled to Greece, China, England, Beligum, Germany and Canada. She had more stamps on her passport than most.”

Grassmyer concluded, “The first midnight ride with only a floodlight will always be one of my favorite rides. She retired from the international level in 2013 at her favorite show grounds. She was my best friend and will always have a place in my heart.”

Barbara Grassmyer and Mibis at her 2013 retirement from international competition. Photo take at the Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, CA. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall
Barbara Grassmyer and Mibis and Barb’s Parents at Mibis’ 2013 retirement from international competition. Photo take at the Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, CA. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall
Barbara Grassmyer and Mibis at her 2013 retirement from international competition. Photo take at the Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, CA. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall
Barbara Grassmyer and Mibis at her 2013 retirement from international competition. Photo take at the Golden State Dressage Classic CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, CA. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall
Barbara Grassmyer and Mibis at the 2010 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships and CPEDI3* held at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Illinois. Photo (C)Lindsay Y. McCall
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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November 3, 2015- Paralympian Rebecca Hart Earns Seventh USEF High Performance Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and Annie Peavy Garners Reserve

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Paralympian Rebecca Hart Earns Seventh USEF High Performance Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and Annie Peavy Garners Reserve

Kate Shoemaker Takes Home the 2015 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and competitors top the ranks in the Katy, Texas CPEDI3* and CPEDI1*

Full Show Results Within

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Katy, Texas – November 3, 2015 – Accomplished Grade II athlete Rebecca Hart onceagain took home the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage High Performance National Championship. Hart maintained the lead over a large field of competitors at the 2015 Championship earning the Leading Athlete award. She also topped the ranks of Grade II in the Katy, Texas CPEDI3* event. Hart is a two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012) and two-time World Equestrian Games athlete (2010, 2014). Annie Peavy earned the 2015 USEF Para-Equestrian High Performance Dressage Reserve Championship with Ozzy Cooper, owned by Rebecca Reno. Winning the 2015 National Para-Equestrian Dressage Championship was Kate Shoemaker and and her own Solitaer 40. Kelly Boccia and her own Donauwalzer CSF won the Reserve National Championship. Running concurrently with the  National Championship was the Katy, Texas CPEDI3* and CPEDI1*. October 30-November 1, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Para-Dressage athletes in Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV competed in front of CPEDI ground jury President David Schmutz 4* USA , Eva Maria Bachinger 5* AUS, Gudrun Hofinga 5* GER,  Sarah Leitch 5* GBR, and Kristi Wysocki 4* USA, with national judges David Schmutz, “S”, Kristi Wysocki, “S”, and Susan Mandas, “S”. Following a successful Championship riders will next head to Wellington, Florida for the 2016 Para-Dressage shows at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Seven-Time National Champion, two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012) and two-time World Equestrian Games athlete (2010, 2014)Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani. Photo (c)SusanJStickle.com

The weekend went well for Rebecca Hart and her partner, Danish Warmblood, Shroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Bill and Sandy Kimmel. In addition to winning the High Performance Championship and earning the Leading Athlete Award, the duo topped the Grade II CPEDI3*.The pair has been campaigning around the world perfecting their tests and earning valuable feedback from judges across Europe. This championship showed Hart that even after a top score she felt Schroeter’s Romani could give even more. She noted, “Having a 74 and finding there is more to get out of her is a great feeling.” They completed the weekend with a Freestyle score of 77.650%.

Hart noted, “I am ecstatic with the National Championships in Houston. It was my lucky number seven. It was a fantastic feeling to retain my title with Romani and win this event for the seventh time.  Para-Dressage  has grown so much and it has been a pleasure to watch it develop over the years. One of the exciting things has been watching the depth of the field increase as many more talented horses and riders join the sport and raise the bar every year for this competition.  I am excited for the future of U.S. Para Dressage.  I am incredibly grateful for the support from the awesome team around me.  It is a privilege to represent them and share in this victory.  A huge thank you to Margaret Duprey, Bill and Sandy Kimmel, and Barbara Summer for partnering with me and seeing the potential in Romani and me.  Without their support, I wouldn’t have this amazing horse.”

Hart added, “I just recently moved to Florida full- time and I am honored to ride for Margaret Duprey and Cherry Knoll Farm under the tutelage of Todd Flettrich.  Todd has been paramount in helping me build my relationship with Romani over the last year and  Margaret has been a long time friend and supporter of me and the whole sport of Para-Dressage.   It is because of their guidance and support that I am able to ride at the level I do. It’s exciting to see the progress Romani and I have made and I look forward to training intensively in Florida as we continue to ride toward Rio.”

World Equestrian Games Athlete Annie Peavy and Ozzy Cooper. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

World Equestrian Games athlete Annie Peavy and Rebeca Reno’s nine-year-old Trakehner Ozzy Cooper took home the 2015 USEF High Performance Para-Equestrian Dressage Reserve National Championship.

Peavy noted, “I am very please with Ozzy’s performance. We are getting a stronger connection each show and I know there is a bright future for us. I couldn’t have done this without the help from my parents and wonderful groom, Alexia. Thank you to my trainer Heather Blitz for getting us prepared for this championship.”

For the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship Kate Shoemaker and her own eight-year-old Hanoverian, Solitaer 40 earned the Championship while Kelly Boccia and her own Rheinlander Stallion Donauwalzer CSF garnered the Reserve Championship.

Kate Shoemaker noted, “Solitaer really impressed me this weekend. We’ve been partnered for 6 weeks and everyday we made improvements. This weekend we continued that trend as our half halts came through better each day while we developed better communication and improved the self carriage. I’m excited as both of my horses have not experienced the big and fantastic atmosphere that the facility, Houston Dressage Society and the countless individuals behinds the scenes provided. Dachstein and Solitaer flourished with the experience and I’m looking forward to getting back to work in preparation for their first CPEDI three star in Wellington. The five judges provided great feedback on each ride. I’d like to extend a special thank you to USEF, the volunteers, show staff, and officials for the fantastic event.”

Kelly Boccia commented, “I am very happy with the outcome for my first CPEDI show. My horse Donauwalzer CSF is a new horse for me and this is our second show so we are still learning how to be a cohesive team. He (Donauwalzer CSF) has an impressive show record thru 4th level. Now I need to improve on my technical accuracy so I can show him to his ability. I want to thank Kai Handt for his support and coaching during this show. In addition, a special thank you to Susanne Hamilton for her encouragement and support in allowing me to own this exceptional horse.”

Riders also competed as a team in the CPEDI3* and CPEDI1*. The USA teams were led by Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt. The CPEDI3* USA Team included Grade Ia athlete Roxanne Trunnell and Royal Dancer;  Margaret McIntosh and Rio Rio in Grade Ia; Sydney Collier and Wentworth for Grade Ib, Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani in Grade II*, and reserve position Grade III rider Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper. The CPEDI 1 * USA Team included Grade III riders: Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing; Lara Oles and Bella; Kate Shoemaker and Dachstein; Kelly Boccia and Donauwalzer CSF in Grade II; and reserve rider Pamela Hardin and Quaterjack in Grade III. The CPEDI3* Team scored a 424.764 while the CPEDI1* scored a 402.240.

USPEA President Hope Hand noted, “I am so proud and honored that our U.S. Para-Dressage riders represented their country by showing such high standards of quality horses and riding. This was the best National Championship, bringing together all the high performance riders from both the East and West Coast to meet at the Great South Western Equestrian Center in Houston, Texas. Thank you show management for the Texas warm welcome and for making our stay a wonderful experience.”

USA Team rider and Grade III athlete Ellie Brimmer competed over the week not only in the 2015 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship but the CPEDI1*. Brimmer noted, “As we continue to grow the sport of Para-Dressage, having these l star opportunities create a great stepping stone between our national shows.  Rather than having to immediately jump into the deep end of the three star level, horse and rider combinations have an opportunity to gain experience before presenting themselves as a team candidate at the three star level.”

Riders from Grade Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV competed for multiple accolades including the supreme title of National Champion, Leading Athlete, Grade Champion, and the Lloyd Landkamer Memorial Sportsmanship Award. Earning the Lloyd Landkamer Memorial Sportsmanship Award was National Championship winner Kate Shoemaker.

The Lloyd Landkamer Memorial Sportsmanship is awarded at the USEF Para Equestrian

Lloyd Landkamer Memorial Sportsmanship Trophy

National Championship each year. The Lloyd Landkamer Memorial Sportsmanship Trophy is to be awarded annually to the Para-Dressage Athlete competing at the USEF Para Dressage National Championship who best personifies the high standards and virtues of integrity, sportsmanship, honor, courage, team spirit, good temper and unselfishness. This award is selected through the organizing committee and officials of the competition. They may nominate up to three competitors exemplifying the award definition the day before the final awards ceremony. The athletes participating in the event vote for the winner (one vote per athlete) once the slate has been announced. The winner shall be presented the award during the final awards ceremony. The Perpetual Trophy will be engraved with the annual winner’s plate and maintained by the USEF.  A take-home trophy will be given to the recipient of this coveted award. This award was first given in 2014 to Marsha Cullen.

Following a successful 2015 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship, international Para-Dressage athletes will next compete at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, in January 2016.

2015 USEF High Performance Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship

1. Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani
2. Annie Peavy and Ozzy Cooper

2015 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship

1. Kate Shoemaker and Solitaer 40
2. Kelly Boccia and Donauwalzer CSF

CPEDI3* Overall

DIVISION, GRADE, FIRST, LAST, HORSE, TEAM, 40%, INDIVIDUAL, 40%, FREESTYLE, 20%, final
3*, II, REBECCA , HART, SCHROETERS ROMANI, 73.118, 29.2472, 74.314, 29.7256, 77.65, 15.53, 73.3328
3*, III, ANGELA, PEAVY, OZZY COOPER, 70.866, 28.3464, 69.854, 27.9416, 74.95, 14.99, 71.278
3*, Ia, ROXANNE , TRUNNELL, ROYAL DANCER, 70.304, 28.1216, 67.652, 27.0608, 70.85, 14.17, 69.3524
3*, Ib, SYDNEY, COLLIER, WENTWORTH, 67.88, 27.152, 68.724, 27.4896, 69.9, 13.98, 68.6216
3*, Ia, MARGARET, MCINTOSH, RIO RIO, 70.087, 28.0348, 68.217, 27.2868, 65.3, 13.06, 68.3816
3*, II, ASHLEIGH, FLORES SIMMONS, BINERO, 63.794, 25.5176, 67.943, 26.9972, 71.8, 14.36, 66.8748

CPEDI1* Overall

1*, III, KATE, SHOEMAKER, SOLITAER 40, 70.237, 28.0948, 71, 28.4, 74.7, 14.94, 71.4348
1*, II, KELLY, BOCCIA, DONAUWALZER CSF, 67.471, 26.9884, 68.743, 27.4972, 70.35, 14.07, 68.5556
1*, III, KATE, SHOEMAKER, DACHSTEIN, 65.368, 26.1472, 67.585, 27.034, 73.05, 14.61, 67.7912
1*, III, PAMELA, HARDIN, QUARTERJACK, 66.263, 26.5052, 66.951, 26.7804, 72.05, 14.41, 67.6956
1*, III, LARA, OLES, BELLA, 66, 26.4, 67.073, 26.8292, 72.1, 14.42, 67.6492
1*, Ia, ROXANNE, TRUNNELL, NTEC DAYTONA BEACH, 65.609, 26.2436, 67.358, 26.9432, 69.95, 13.99, 67.1768
1*, IV, MARY, JORDAN, RUBICON 75, 67.548, 27.0192, 65.881, 26.3524, 66.4, 13.28, 66.6516
1*, Ib, SYDNEY, COLLIER, SCAMPANO 2, 66.24, 26.496, 64.793, 25.9172, 68.15, 13.63, 66.0432
1*, Ib, LAURIETTA, OAKLEAF, NIEKELE FAN BUSENITZ, 64.48, 25.792, 66.897, 26.7588, 66.7, 13.34, 65.8908
1*, II, DEBORAH , STANITSKI, BIARA G, 65.5881, 26.2352, 64.6, 25.84, 68.55, 13.71, 65.7852
1*, Ib, CAMBRY, KAYLOR, MARKSGAARDS DONNEWIND, 61.24, 24.496, 66.897, 26.7588, 69.8, 13.96, 65.2148
1*, III, ELEANOR, BRIMMER, LONDON SWING, 64.421, 25.7684, 62.829, 25.1316, 65.4, 13.08, 63.98
1*, Ib, CAMBRY, KAYLOR, NTEC GIOVANNI, 64.4, 25.76, 64.621, 25.8484, 53.5, 10.7, 62.3084

Team Scores

2015 CPEDI3* USA Team Score – 424.764

Roxanne Trunnell and Royal Dancer
Margaret McIntosh and Rio Rio
Sydney Collier and Wentworth
Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani

2015 CPEDI1* USA Team Score – 402.240

Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing
Lara Oles and Bella
Kate Shoemaker and Dachstein
Kelly Boccia and Donauwalzer

CPEDI 3* Freestyle Test Results
November 1, 2015
Results from http://showsecretary.com

Grade III:
1. Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper, owned by Rebecca Reno – 74.950%

Grade II:
1. Rebecca Hart and her own Schroeter’s Romani – 77.650%
2. Ashleigh Flores- Simmons and Binero, owned by Brie Simmons- 71.800%

Grade Ib:
1. Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth  – 69.900%

Grade Ia:
1. Roxanne Trunnell and Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt – 70.850%
2. Margaret McIntosh and her own Rio Rio  65.300%

CPEDI 1* Freestyle Test Results
November 1, 2015

Grade IV:
1. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center – 66.4%

Grade III:
1. Kate Shoemaker and her own Solitaer 40 – 74.7%
2. Kate Shoemaker and her own Dachstein – 73.050%
3. Lara Oles and her own Bella – 72.100%
4. Pamela Hardin and her own Quaterjack – 72.050
5. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing –  65.400%

Grade II:
1. Kelly Boccia and her own Donauwalzer CSF – 70.350%
2. Deborah Stanitski and her own Biara G – 68.550%

Grade Ib:
1. Camry Kaylor and Markgaards Donnewind, owned by Brian Kaylor – 69.800%
2. Sydney Collier and Scampano 2, owned by KCR Dressage – 68.150%
3. Cambry Kaylor and NTEC Giovanni, owned by Rachel Zent – 67.650%
3. Laurietta Oakleaf and her own Niekele Fan Busenitz – 66.700%

Grade Ia:
1. Roxanne Trunnell and her own NTEC Daytona Beach – 69.700%

Winners of CPEDI3* Individual Tests per Grade

Grade Ia – Margaret McIntosh and her own Rio Rio, a 2006 Rheinland Pfalz-Saar mare – 68.217%
Grade Ib – Sydney Collier with her own Wentworth, a 2003 Hanoverian gelding – 68.724%
Grade II – Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani
Grade III – Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper

Winners of CPEDI1* Individual Tests per Grade

Grade Ia – Roxanne Trunnell and her own NTEC Daytona Beach, a 2002 Westphalian mare – 67.348%
Grade Ib – Cambry Kaylor with Brian Kaylor’s Markgaards Donnewind, a 1998 Danish Warmblood gelding – 66.897%
Grade II – Kelly Boccia and Donauwalzer CSF
Grade III – Kate Shoemaker and Solitaer 40
Grade IV – Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75

CPEDI 3* Individual Test Results
October 31, 2015
Results from http://showsecretary.com

Grade III:
1. Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper, owned by Rebecca Reno- 69.854%

Grade II:
1. Rebecca Hart and her own Schroeter’s Romani – 74.314%
2. Ashleigh Flores- Simmons and Binero, owned by Brie Simmons- 67.943%

Grade Ib:
1. Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth 68.724%

Grade Ia:
1. Margaret McIntosh and her own Rio Rio – 68.217%
2. Roxanne Trunnell and Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt – 67.652%

CPEDI 1* Individual Test Results
October 31, 2015

Grade IV:
1. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center – 65.881%

Grade III:
1. Kate Shoemaker and her own Solitaer 40 – 71.122%
2. Kate Shoemaker and her own Dachstein – 67.585%
3. Lara Oles and her own Bella – 67.073%
4. Pamela Hardin and her own Quaterjack – 66.951%
5. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing – 62.829%

Grade II:
1. Kelly Boccia and her own Donauwalzer CSF – 68.743%
2. Deborah Stanitski and her own Biara G – 64.600%

Grade Ib:
1. Camry Kaylor and Markgaards Donnewind, owned by Brian Kaylor – 66.897%
2. Laurietta Oakleaf and her own Niekele Fan Busenitz – 66.897%
3. Sydney Collier and Scampano 2, owned by KCR Dressage – 64.793%
3. Cambry Kaylor and NTEC Giovanni, owned by Rachel Zent – 64.621%

Grade Ia:
1. Roxanne Trunnell and her own NTEC Daytona Beach – 67.348%

Winners of CPEDI3* Individual Team Tests per Grade

Grade Ia – Roxanne Trunnell and Royal Dancer
Grade Ib – Sydney Collier with her own Wentworth, a 2003 Hanoverian gelding – 67.880%
Grade II – Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani
Grade III – Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper

Winners of CPEDI1* Individual Team Tests per Grade

Grade Ia – Roxanne Trunnell and her own NTEC Daytona Beach, a 2002 Westphalian mare – 65.609%
Grade Ib – Sydney Collier with KCR Dressage’s Scampano 2, a 2003 Oldenburg gelding – 66.240%
Grade II – Kelly Boccia and Donauwalzer CSF
Grade III – Kate Shoemaker and Solitaer 40
Grade IV – Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75

CPEDI 3* Team Test Results
October 30, 2015

Grade III:
1. Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper, owned by Rebecca Reno- 70.868%

Grade II:
1. Rebecca Hart and her own Schroeter’s Romani – 73.118%
2. Ashleigh Flores- Simmons and Binero, owned by Brie Simmons- 63.794%

Grade Ib:
1. Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth 67.880%

Grade Ia:
1. Roxanne Trunnell and Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt – 70.304%
2. Margaret McIntosh and her own Rio Rio – 70.087%

CPEDI 1* Team Test Results
October 30, 2015

Grade IV:
1. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center – 67.548%

Grade III:
1. Kate Shoemaker and her own Solitaer 40 – 70.237%
2. Pamela Hardin and her own Quaterjack – 66.263%
3. Lara Oles and her own Bella – 66%
4. Kate Shoemaker and her own Dachstein – 65.368%
5. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing – 64.421%

Grade II:
1. Kelly Boccia and her own Donauwalzer CSF – 67.471%
2. Deborah Stanitski and her own Biara G – 65.588%

Grade Ib:
1. Sydney Collier and Scampano 2, owned by KCR Dressage – 66.240%
2. Laurietta Oakleaf and her own Niekele Fan Busenitz – 64.480%
3. Cambry Kaylor and NTEC Giovanni, owned by Rachel Zent – 64.400%
4. Camry Kaylor and Markgaards Donnewind, owned by Brian Kaylor – 61.240%

Grade Ia:
1. Roxanne Trunnell and her own NTEC Daytona Beach – 65.609%

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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