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May 22, 2017 – Hanneke Gerritsen Para Dressage/Dressage Symposium and Schooling Show June 2-4, at Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports

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Hanneke Gerritsen Para Dressage/Dressage Symposium and Schooling Show June 2-4, at Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports

By: Lindsay Y. McCall


Lyman, Maine-  May 22, 2017 –
Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, recognized as a USEF/USPEA National Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence, will host a Para Dressage/Dressage Symposium and Evaluation Ride Schooling Show June 2-4, with Hanneke Gerritsen. Hanneke Gerritsen is a FEI 5* Paralympic Dressage Judge and Deputy Chair of the FEI Technical Committee. Gerritsen will offer an educational and interactive symposium packed with information and training for riders and coaches. The symposium will be held at the Carlisle Academy located in Lyman, Maine. Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017, includes the Dressage & Para-Dressage Symposium, followed by Sunday, June 4, Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show. Para-dressage athletes, dressage riders, and interested veterans are encouraged to attend.For more information about dates, activities, or biographies please visit http://carlisleacademymaine.com/programs/sports-education/para-dressage-education-training/ or contact Sarah Armentrout, Head of School, at sarmentrout@carlisleacademymaine.com or 207-985-0374. Download the necessary forms below.

This will be Hanneke Gerritsen’s fifth visit to Carlisle Academy. During the symposium riders will have 45-minute private mounted sessions each day along with lecture-based education. Trained program horses are available. PATH Instructors and Dressage Coaches are encouraged to audit lessons and participate in coach development sessions. A USEF National Classifier will be available for classification. A Sports Medicine Veterinarian will lecture and utilize horses for demonstrations. Veterans may participate free of charge and are encouraged to audit to learn more about the sport, in collaboration with to an Adaptive Sports Grant provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Participants will receive a bound manual on a variety of topics with accompanying lectures on Para-Dressage Classification Process, Introduction to Para-Dressage Competition, A Judge’s Perspective on Winning Rides/Video Analysis, Musical Freestyle Tips, Adaptive Equipment & Compensation Aids, Paralympic Military Program, and Common Equine Athlete Soft Tissue Injuries. Sunday’s schooling show is open to symposium participants, but is managed under a separate registration.

Below you will find all of the necessary registration forms due Sunday, May 28th. Scholarship support is available for participants and coaches.

Calendar of Events:

Para-Dressage & Dressage:

Symposium with Hanneke Gerritsen, Friday & Saturday, June 2-3

(See Attached PDF)

Para-Driving/Adaptive Driving:

Adaptive/Para-Driving Clinic Series with Scott Monroe (see attached PDF), June 9, August 18 & Nov 10

Schooling Shows:
Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Hanneke Gerritsen, Sunday, June 4
Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Jane Tremlett, Saturday, August 5

Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Jane Tremlett, Saturday, October 21

About Carlisle:

The Academy is a founding center of the USEF/USPEA Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence, and one among three centers nationally.  Since 2009, Carlisle Academy has been designing and conducting para-dressage camps and intensive training programs with international clinicians and judges at our training center in Maine as well as other select national locations.  Carlisle is also a Paralympic Sport Club and recipient of an Adaptive Sport Grant through the Department of Veterans Affairs, working in collaboration with the United States Equestrian Federation to encourage growth and participation of eligible veterans into the international sports of para-dressage and para-driving. Carlisle Academy is also a Premier Accredited PATH Center. For more information about dates, activities, or biographies please visit http://carlisleacademymaine.com/programs/sports-education/para-dressage-education-training/ or contact Sarah Armentrout, Head of School, at sarmentrout@carlisleacademymaine.com or 207-985-0374.

April 30, 2017 – Registration Packet Available for Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports’ Symposium with Michel Assouline

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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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Registration Packet Available for Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports’ Symposium with Michel Assouline

Recognized as a USEF/USPEA National Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence Symposium

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Lyman, ME – April 30, 2017 – Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports is providing the registration packet for interested riders, coaches and auditors who would like to attend Carlisle Academy’s upcoming 2-Day Coach Development and Athlete Training Symposium with Michel Assouline.  The symposium is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 2017.  This is the first symposium in a line-up of clinics, symposia, and schoolingshows for 2017. Educators include Dressage Trainers Michel Assouline and Hanneke Gerritsen for two spring clinics, and in Driving Scott Monroe for a four-clinic series. Additional onsite schooling shows will be offered, one judged by Hanneke Gerritsen and two others by Jane Tremlett. The Academy is recognized as one of the nation’s three USEF/USPEA National Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence as well as a Paralympic Sport Club. Carlisle Academy is located in

Michel Assouline. Photo courtesy of Carlisle Academy

Lyman, Maine and is a national leader in grassroots education and training for emerging and high-performance para-equestrian athletes and coaches. Their focus is in the sport development of Para-Dressage and Para-Driving. Scholarship support will be available to riders, and eligible veterans may audit/participate free of charge through the Carlisle Charitable Foundation, and thanks to a grant from the Veterans Administration. Scholarships are also available to PATH Instructors who work with qualified veterans interested in pursuing para-dressage sport. Auditors and coaches are welcome. For more information about dates, activities, or biographies please visit http://carlisleacademymaine.com/programs/sports-education/para-dressage-education-training/ or contact Sarah Armentrout, Head of School, at sarmentrout@carlisleacademymaine.com or 207-985-0374.

Calendar of Events:

Para-Dressage & Dressage:

Symposium with Michel Assouline, Friday and Saturday, May 5-6
Symposium with Hanneke Gerritsen, Friday & Saturday, June 2-3
In Para-Driving/Adaptive Driving:

Adaptive/Para-Driving Clinic Series with Scott Monroe (see attached PDF), June 9, August 18 & Nov 10

Schooling Shows:
Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Hanneke Gerritsen, Sunday, June 4
Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Jane Tremlett, Saturday, August 5

Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Jane Tremlett, Saturday, October 21

About Carlisle:

The Academy is a founding center of the USEF/USPEA Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence, and one among three centers nationally.  Since 2009, Carlisle Academy has been designing and conducting para-dressage camps and intensive training programs with international clinicians and judges at our training center in Maine as well as other select national locations.  Carlisle is also a Paralympic Sport Club and recipient of an Adaptive Sport Grant through the Department of Veterans Affairs, working in collaboration with the United States Equestrian Federation to encourage growth and participation of eligible veterans into the international sports of para-dressage and para-driving.

About Michel Assouline:

Michel Assouline, International Dressage/Para-Dressage Trainer, U.K. Coach Hall of Fame, U.K. Sport’s Elite Coaching Program Graduate: Michel is a graduate of the French National Equestrian School, home of the Cadre Noir in Saumur and gained a vast international experience in the USA, France, Germany and the United Kingdom as an international dressage rider and trainer. Michel was long-listed to represent France at the Seoul Olympics and won the French National Championships in 2000. He has also scored numerous successes at International and National level. Michel was voted in 1995 UK Dressage Trainer of the Year, and is a member of the International Dressage Trainers Club. He is also currently on the British Dressage panel of trainers eligible to judge Potential International Dressage Horse classes and officiated several times at the Championships for four, five and six-year-old horse.

In 2005 Michel became the British Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Coach and has led Team GBR to riders to win Team Gold medals at the 2005 European Championships, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, the 2009 European Championships, the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, the 2011 FEI Europeans, the 2012 London Paralympic Games, the 2013 FEI Europeans, the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, the 2015 FEI Europeans and the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games! At the Rio Games his athletes came back with a total of four silver and seven gold medals, medaling in all their classes contested. In November 2012 Michel was awarded the UK Sports Coach Medal and inducted in the Coaching Hall of Fame at the UK Coaching Awards ceremony. Later that year at the London Olympia International he received the prestigious British Equestrian Federation Medal of Honor. At the 2016 UK Coaching awards Michel Assouline along with Carl Hester, Angela Weiss, Lisa Hopkins and Helen Burt were awarded the Mussabini Medal – a sports award recognizing Coaches of British sports people and teams, and were inducted in the UK Coaching Hall of Fame. Michel recently successfully completed the inaugural intake of U.K. Sport’s Elite Coaching Program.

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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April 29, 2017 – Help Support our U.S. Para-Dressage Team for the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North

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Help Support our U.S. Para-Dressage Team for the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North  
By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Saugerties, NY – April 29, 2017 –
Para-Dressage athletes have once again been invited to participate in the 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) scheduled at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, NY, July 18-23. The 2017 NAJYRC Para-Dressage discipline will include ages 14 through 25. It is so important right now to secure a Team to represent the US at this prestigious event.

Hope Hand, President of the United States Para-Equestrian, expressed, “The vision of the United States Para Equestrian Association (USPEA) is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America for athletes with an eligible physical impairment. The USPEA does this by promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Paralympic Games, based on a foundation of fair and safe competition while valuing the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision to be the best national Para Equestrian Association in the world.

Hand continued, “Please help us raise money to Develop, Promote, Support, and Sustain The US Para Equestrian Youth Programs. Immediate help is needed to defray the enormous costs involved in shipping horses, cost of travel and related expenses for Riders and their Support staff.”

To support the Para-Dressage Team please visit USPEA.org
Please contact Hope Hand at wheeler966@aol.com if you’re interested in further fundraisers or learning more.
 
For more information about the 2017 Para-Dressage competition please visit the United States Equestrian Federation at https://www.usef.org/compete/disciplines/para-equestrian/para-dressage-programs-forms/najyrc or the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) at  http://www.usdf.org/competitions/competitions-championships/najyrc/.

The Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North, (NAJYRC) is a unique and prestigious competition which brings together the top FEI Junior and Young Riders, age 14-21 (25*), from throughout North American and neighboring countries. Teams of qualified riders vie for team and individual FEI medals in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines of show jumping, dressage, and eventing, the Paralympic discipline of para-dressage, and the FEI World Equestrian Games disciplines of reining and endurance. HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, N.Y., will host the disciplines of dressage, para-dressage, and jumping July 18-23, 2017. Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Mont., will host eventing July 20-23, 2017. The competition is run under rules of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale, the international governing body for equestrian sport), and is the only FEI championship held annually on this continent.

To get involved with NAJYRC please contact Mark Coley at mcoley@usef.org

To learn more about the NAJYRC please visit http://www.youngriders.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.
To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/

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April 11, 2017 – Para-Dressage Receives Overwhelming Response at 2017 LONGINES FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals

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Para-Dressage Receives Overwhelming Response at 2017 LONGINES FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals
United States athletes Annie Peavy and Katie Jackson demonstrate Paralympic Dressage Sport for the masses.

Omaha, Nebraska – April 11, 2017 – Strategically placed following German Dressage

Katie Jackson and NTEC Royal Dancer at the 2017 LONGINES FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals Para-Dressage Demonstration held March 27-April 2, 2017, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. Photo by Susan J. Stickle. Ellie Brimmer announces above the banner during the demonstration.

Olympian and record medal winner, Isabell Werth, Para-Dressage received its moment in the limelight at the 2017 LONGINES FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals. World Equestrian Games’ and Paralympian Annie Peavy, along with Para-Dressage rider Katie Jackson, gave the Omaha crowd a look at the competitive international sport of Para-Dressage. Spectators erupted in a roar watching each athlete demonstrate the difficult movements from their FEI Para-Dressage Grade Tests. Although Para-Dressage has received more acceptance in the United States it is still a discipline that is unfamiliar to the masses. The 2017 LONGINES FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals were held March 27-April 2, 2017, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. The demonstration classes were an opportunity to showcase the beauty and agility of the equine athlete.

“It was brilliant,” stated Paralympian and United States Para-Equestrian Association President, Hope Hand. “Para-Dressage was in the spotlight in front of the biggest crowd ever. I was so proud of our riders for representing the US at this prestigious event. The crowd roared and applauded like never before because they recognized real talent and were anxious to learn more about Para-Dressage. I am still getting emails from around the World, saying how wonderful the demo was. Stay tuned for big things to come in the future for Para-Dressage.”
Hand continued, “I want to thank Thomas Baur, Monica Fritzgerald, Becky Reno, and Ellie Brimmer for helping us organize this event. They took a big chance and we picked the right riders to represent us.”
World Equestrian Games’ and Grade IV Paralympian Annie Peavy rode her 2002 Hanoverian Gelding Lancelot Warrior in the demonstration. Peavy explained, “It was very exciting. Lance lit up as we went into the arena because it was so electric. The crowd was cheering during my test, which I’d never had before, but both Lance and I enjoyed their enthusiasm. The venue was wonderful and the show was done very well. I want to thank Thomas Baur and all the show managers, staff, and volunteers for including the Para-Equestrian discipline and for putting together such a great World Cup.”
Katie Jackson rode NTEC Royal Dancer, a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Julia Handt and Rachel Zent Handt of Wylie, Texas in the FEI World Cup’s Dressage Showcase. Jackson commented, “The entire event, including our showcase performance, was a truly incredible experience. The Century Link Center in Omaha was a wonderful venue and getting to ride in the main arena is an experience I will never forget. I am deeply grateful to Thomas Baur and the World Cup for inviting us to be a part of their event.”
Jackson continued, “The atmosphere was quite electric with the big, bright jumbotron above us and the crowd very close to the arena. The crowd’s response was really fantastic. They cheered throughout our ride, which is something that most Dressage horses (and riders) are not used to, but it was so much fun. Royal was such a good boy, he stayed listening to me the whole time and I think he even enjoyed the applause. A big thank you to Hope Hand of USPEA and to US Equestrian for making a live stream of our rides available to the world. It is wonderful to see the huge positive response that US Para-Dressage has received from it.”
Jackson acknowledged, “Leading up to the World Cup, Royal Dancer and I stayed in Florida after the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* March 9-12, to prepare for our performance. Royal and I really got to know each other during this time and I am thankful and honored to have also learned a lot from my fellow para-equestrian riders Annie Peavy and Ellie Brimmer who I joined in the World Cup performance. Thank you so much to Heather Blitz and Becky Reno for making me feel so welcome during my stay and thank you to Kai Handt, Julia Handt, and Rachel Zent for trusting me with Royal Dancer.”
For more information about Para-Dressage please visit www.USPEA.org.
About the 2017 LONGINES FEI World Cup Jumping & FEI Dressage Finals:
First held in 1986, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final features the world’s best dressage horses and riders. A total of 31 Finals have been held through 2016, and the United States has won the championship twice –  in 2003 (Debbie McDonald with Brentina) and 2009 (Steffen Peters with Ravel). The Final has been held in the U.S. in Los Angeles (1995) and Las Vegas (2005, 2007, 2009, 2015).
Started in 1979, the FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final is an annual international showdown among the world’s best show jumping horses and riders. In the 38 Finals held through 2016, Germany (10) and the United States (9) have emerged with the most titles. Previous FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals held in the United States include Baltimore (1980), Tampa (1989), Del Mar, CA (1992) and Las Vegas (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015).
The FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017 are produced by the Omaha Equestrian Foundation (OEF), a certified 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation.  The focus of this foundation is to foster and develop international caliber athletes within equestrian sport and to support and educate the local community in the process. Since 2013, The Omaha Equestrian Foundation has donated tickets to local charities and created field trips for over 6,000 elementary school students, veterans and local military families. The OEF also produces the International Omaha, a world-class equestrian jumping and dressage experience. Their highly successful 2016 event was the prelude to the FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017. For more information about OEF, visit www.OmahaEquestrian.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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March 24, 2017 – Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports Announces Educational Opportunities and Schooling Shows with Dressage Experts Michel Assouline, Hanneke Gerritsen, and Driving Coach Scott Monroe

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Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports Announces Educational Opportunities and Schooling Shows with Dressage Experts Michel Assouline, Hanneke Gerritsen, and Driving Coach Scott Monroe
Lyman, ME – March 24, 2017 – Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports is
 excited to announce a line-up of clinics, symposia, and schooling shows for 2017. Educators include Dressage Trainers Michel Assouline and Hanneke Gerritsen for two spring clinics, and in Driving Scott Monroe for a four-clinic series. Additional onsite schooling shows will be offered, one judged by Hanneke Gerritsen and two others by Jane Tremlett. The Academy is recognized as one of the nation’s three USEF/USPEA National Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence as well as a Paralympic Sport Club. Carlisle Academy is located in Lyman, Maine and is a national leader in grassroots education and training for emerging and high-performance para-equestrian athletes and coaches. Their focus is in the sport development of Para-Dressage and Para-Driving. Scholarship support will be available through the Carlisle Charitable Foundation, and thanks to a grant from the Veterans Administration, all admission is free to any of these events for eligible veterans.  Auditors and coaches are welcome.
Calendar of Events:
Para-Dressage & Dressage:
Symposium with Michel Assouline, Friday and Saturday, May 5-6 (See Attached PDF)
Symposium with Hanneke Gerritsen, Friday & Saturday, June 2-3 (See Attached PDF)
In Para-Driving/Adaptive Driving:
Adaptive/Para-Driving Clinic Series with Scott Monroe (see attached PDF), Fridays, March 31, June 9, August 18 & Nov 10
Schooling Shows:
Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Hanneke Gerritsen, Sunday, June 4
Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Jane Tremlett, Saturday, August 5
Dressage & Para-Dressage Schooling Show at Carlisle Academy judged by Jane Tremlett, Saturday, October 21
For more information about dates, activities, or biographies please visit http://carlisleacademymaine.com/programs/sports-education/para-dressage-education-training/ or contact Sarah Armentrout, Head of School, at sarmentrout@carlisleacademymaine.com or 207-985-0374.
BIOS of Clinicians/Judges
Hanneke Gerritsen, FEI 5* Paralympic Dressage Judge and Deputy Chair FEI Technical Committee
Hanneke began her career with horses at her father’s farm. She has bred several talented dressage horses and is a trainer and coach to many high-performance athletes in Holland. Hanneke gives clinics all over the world. As a 5* Paralympic Dressage Judge, she performs a number of executive functions in the Para-Equestrian (PE) disciplines. She currently is serving as the Deputy Chair of the FEI Technical Committee, is Chair of the FEI Compensating Aids Panel, and is a Technical Deputy at the 2017 European Championships. She was a member of the Ground Jury at the 2008 Hong Kong Paralympics, a Technical Delegate at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, and most recently the Head of the Ground Jury at the 2016 Rio Paralympics . In addition to judging international competitions worldwide, Hanneke coached the Dutch Para-Equestrian Team from 2000 to 2004. Outside of her Para-Equestrian pursuits, Hanneke is a Grand Prix judge and a selector and trainer for new dressage judges at all levels.
Michel Assouline, International Dressage/Para-Dressage Trainer
Michel is a graduate of the French National Equestrian School, home of the Cadre Noir in Saumur and gained a vast international experience in the USA, France, Germany and the United Kingdom as an international dressage rider and trainer. Michel was long-listed to represent France at the Seoul Olympics and won the French National Championships in 2000. He has also scored numerous successes at International and National level. Michel was voted in 1995 UK Dressage Trainer of the Year, and is a member of the International Dressage Trainers Club. He is also currently on the British Dressage panel of trainers eligible to judge Potential International Dressage Horse classes and officiated several times at the Championships for four, five and six-year-old horse. In 2005 Michel became the British Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Coach and has led Team GBR riders to win Team Gold medals at the 2005 European Championships, the 2007 World Championships, the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, the 2009 European Championships, the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, the 2011 FEI Europeans, the 2012 London Paralympic Games, the 2013 FEI Europeans, the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games, the 2015 FEI Europeans and the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games! At the Rio Games his athletes came back with a total of four silver and seven gold medals, medaling in all their classes contested. In November 2012 Michel was awarded the UK Sports Coach Medal and inducted in the Coaching Hall of Fame at the UK Coaching Awards ceremony. Later that year at the London Olympia International he received the prestigious British Equestrian Federation Medal of Honor. At the 2016 UK Coaching awards Michel Assouline along with Carl Hester, Angela Weiss, Lisa Hopkins and Helen Burt were awarded the Mussabini Medal – a sports award recognizing Coaches of British sports people and teams, and were inducted in the UK Coaching Hall of Fame. Michel recently successfully completed the inaugural intake of UK Sport’s Elite Coaching Program.
Scott Monroe, Para-Driving Coach, Level 2 PATH Driving Instructor & USEF National Combined Driving Single Horse Champion
Scott Monroe, three-time National Combined Driving Single Horse Champion, has represented the United States three times at the USET level as well as once for Canada as a navigator. Honored with Horse of the Year (HOTY) twice as well as Reserve HOTY twice with Shadow, a stunning black Morgan, Scott brings 20 years of driving experience and training of athletes, including para-driving competitors. Scott recently coached Grade 1a Para-Driver Stephanie Putman to finish 5th internationally in the 2016 FEI World Para-Driving Championships in the Netherlands. Scott is a Combined Driving Judge and Combined Driving Technical Delegate and achieved PATH Level 2 Therapeutic Driving Instructor Certification. Scott looks forward to utilizing his skills to continue working with para-driving athletes, and combined with his Marine Corps background, has a keen interest in helping disabled veterans. With his recent move to Portland, Maine, he is available as an adjunct instructor at Carlisle Academy for able-bodied, adaptive, and para-driving clinics and lessons.
Jane Tremlett, USDF “L” Graduate, USDF Bronze & Silver Medalist, Professional Dressage Instructor
Jane joined Carlisle Academy in 2011. She is a CHA Level 3 Instructor; USDF Bronze & Silver medalist; and USDF “L” Graduate. As an accomplished dressage rider Jane divides her time between training her own two horses Lyra and Corina, teaching dressage at Carlisle Academy, and judging dressage schooling schools. Jane enjoys teaching recreational students of all ages and abilities, and her focus on technical skills allows her students to progress quickly.  Jane has been involved with Carlisle’s Para-Dressage Program since the beginning and looks forward to continuing her coaching and judging involvement in the para-equestrian community.
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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