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March 22, 2017 – United States Riders Have Successful Symposium with Team Great Britain Para Equestrian Dressage Coach Michel Assouline

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United States Riders Have Successful Symposium with Team Great Britain Para Equestrian Dressage Coach Michel Assouline

Wellington, FL – March 22, 2017 – Team Great Britain Para Equestrian

U.S Para-Dressage Technical Advisor/ Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt and Team Great Britain Para Equestrian Dressage Coach Michel Assouline

Dressage Coach Michel Assouline flew to Wellington, FL, to conduct a Para-Dressage Symposium March 12-14, 2017. The symposium followed the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. For United States Para-Dressage riders this was a unique opportunity to work on the new FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Tests following an international competition. Both Assouline and U.S Para-Dressage Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt worked with each athlete and their home coaches in the Van Kampen Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The focus of the symposium was finding the appropriate competitive horse for each athlete’s Grade and working on what the judges are looking for in the new Tests.

Michel Assouline noted, “I had the pleasure to work with riders and coaches at the Wellington International Equestrian Center, during the USEF Para-Equestrian Symposium. Horses had quality and true potential to progress with the aim to gain consistent marks in competition. It was a question of seeing what they can be rather than what they were, repeating good habits in their training routine which will be more easily replicated in competition. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. Training sessions were fragmented in building blocks to identify blockers in detail, which were then shared with coaches, as attention to detail is everything in any winning culture. A really exciting pool of good rider-horse combinations.”

Team Great Britain Para Equestrian Dressage Coach Michel Assouline speaks to symposium attendees

Para-Dressage rider Katie Jackson took part in the symposium with Assouline, she expressed, “I really enjoyed having the opportunity to learn from Michel Assouline.  The symposium was a fantastic opportunity for all of us to learn from one of the best in our sport.  On the first day Michel shared valuable insight about developing the para-dressage athlete,  giving us his perspective on how to grow as individual riders and as a team.  He also spoke on the key areas that have created the success of Team Great Britain, including having a strong foundation for riders, coaches, and their support teams to grow and develop from.   During my rides I appreciated Michel’s attention to detail. I especially liked his patience and focus on correct basics such as straightness and connection to improve the horses’ gaits.   He gave helpful suggestions on how Royal and I can improve as a team and I felt that we made some big improvements over the two days of riding.  A big thank you to USEF/USPEA and our sponsors for making this symposium possible.”

Katie Jackson and NTEC Royal Dancer at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O_Riley,  Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington,FL . Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

For more information about future U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Symposiums please contact Laureen Johnson, High Performance Director, Para Equestrian & Vaulting, United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Email: lkjohnson@usef.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/

March 12, 2017 – U.S. Equestrian Annie Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate Top the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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U.S. Equestrian Annie Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate Top the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

U.S. Team Earns Gold in the CPEDI3* Nations Cup

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – March 12, 2017 – Paralympian and World Equestrian

Annie Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL . Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

Games’ athlete Annie Peavy showcased a brand new partnership at the 2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* March 9-12. The nine-year old Oldenburg Royal Dark Chocolate and Grade IV rider Peavy dominated over the weekend earning the overall high score award. The duo was one of four combinations on the Gold Medal U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte which included Peavy’s teammates Laurietta Oakleaf (Grade II), Katie Jackson (Grade V), Mary Jordan (Grade V), and Chef d’ Equipe/U.S. Para-Dressage Technical Advisor Kai Handt. Equestrians from both Canada and the United States competed in The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in front of Ground Jury members Carlos Lopes (POR), Adrienne Pot (USA), and Elke Ebert (GER). The Adequan® Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* was presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan®, and Nutrena.

Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt was pleased with the U.S. Team’s performance he explained, “This was a really good show with severalscores in the 70’s. We are finally getting people coming up and aiming at the high performance division and aiming to the levels we want them at. We had a bunch of new horse and rider combinations and they all did very well for showing for the first time. Overall it was a great CPEDI3*.”

U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte Left to Right: Katie Jackson, Mary Jordan, Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt, Annie Peavy, and Laurietta Oakleaf (Sitting)at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL . Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate were consistent over three days earning an average score of 71.894%. Peavy looked comfortable on the mare that arrived only five weeks before the international show. Peavy commented, “This weekend was great with Cocoa. She is such a joy to ride. I was so used to Lance (Lancelot Warrior) and knowing him in the show ring, so getting to know Cocoa has been an exciting new adventure. She’s so light in my hand and elastic. I have been enjoying her canter especially her expressive medium canter.”

Following the CPEDI3* Peavy will continue to show at the Global Dressage National shows. Peavy continued, “Following this show season we are talking about heading to Europe with Cocoa this summer, but it’s still in the works. I look forward to our future together and I am thankful to my mom Rebecca Reno, my trainer Heather Blitz, and my groom Alex Philpin for all of their hard work and support. I am also thankful to all the volunteers, show managers, and show staff at Global. Thank you for letting us ride in The Stadium. It’s important as a Para-Dressage athlete that competes internationally to show in an international venue like Global.”

Also on a new mount at the CPEDI3* was U.S. Grade V rider Katie Jackson. Jackson topped Grade V with NTEC Royal Dancer. Jackson had only one week to work with Royal and after two days of great results the duo earned a 74.458% in the freestyle.

“I am having so much fun getting to know Royal Dancer,” said Jackson.  “He is a kind and powerful horse and I am really benefiting from all of his experience in the show ring.”  The Team Test was our first time down centerline together and overall I was pleased with our ride. I was also happy with the improvements we made in the individual test.  Although it is a more challenging test, our score improved and we received very positive feedback from the judges.  I am extremely grateful for Julia Handt and Rachel Zent for trusting me with this amazing horse and to Kai Handt to his coaching and generous support.”

Katie Jackson and NTEC Royal Dancer at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL . Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

Jackson continued, “This is only my second CPEDI3* so being named to Team USA was a huge honor.  Everyone had really nice rides both days. I’ve been on quite a journey over this past year and to be able to represent our country alongside such talented teammates is incredible. I am very thankful for the valuable experience I have gained riding in The Stadium at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.  It takes an amazing amount of time and tireless dedication to our sport by so many people to make these shows possible. I am very thankful to the show organizers, our delegates and judges, USEF, USPEA, and our fantastic sponsors Deloitte, Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan®, and Nutrena and our Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt.”

Charlotte Merle – Smith and Firewalker at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL . Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

Following the CPEDI3* Jackson will ride in the Para-Equestrian Symposium with Michel Assouline. She will focus next on U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championships in Tryon, NC in September.

Grade III top rider was U.S. athlete Charlotte Merle-Smith. Merle-Smith rodeFirewalker to three blue accolades.”The weekend went great,” said Merle-Smith. “I am really happy because each test was better than the last. I finally got that feeling that everything is coming together. I have a horse that does everything I tell him to do but I don’t always ask him the right way so it’s cool when I ask him correctly and feel the connection. In the freestyle I could feel my body smiling and I was really having fun.”

Dominating Grade II was U.S rider Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele Fan Busenitz. “I am very happy with Nikki’s achievements and progress this year,” smiled Oakleaf. ” We have much to improve on but we are going in the right direction.  Thanks to Missy Ransehousen and my other sponsors: Limelight Saddlery, Pat Myers, Horse Tech, Cheval International, Core Pilates, Equissentials,  and John Hammrick. It was a beautiful weekend at

Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele Fan Busenitz  at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL . Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

wonderful show grounds. All the riders rode beautifully. Thanks to Deloitte for their team sponsorship, the judges and technical staff, US Equestrian, and USPEA.”

Grade I top rider was Jody Schloss of Canada and her partner Lieutenant Lobin. This is Schloss’ second year on Lieutenant Lobin. Schloss explained, “Lobin has really started to enjoy his job as a Para-Dressage horse. Last year we were still getting to know each other – this year we are really a team, we trust each other and are working together. I’ve been focusing on the accuracy and flow of the new tests in training at home and that really paid off this weekend. We were able to show a steady tempo and harmony thru the movements. I’m looking forward to competing in September at the CPEDI3* in Tryon and seeing the venue for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.”

2017 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* was the second of two CPEDI3* events held in Wellington. Para-Dressage riders will head to the West Coast for the June 15-18, CPEDI3* in Rancho Murieta, Calif. and then to Tryon, NC for the September 14-17, CPEDI1*, CPEDI2*, CPEDI3* and USEF Para Equestrian Dressage National Championship Sponsored by Deloitte.

Adequan® Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan®, and Nutrena

Team Results March 10-12, 2017

USA Gold
Name and Horse, Grade, Team Score, Individual ,Total

Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele Fan Busenitz (USA) (Grade II)  67.879, 70.784, 69.332
Angela Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate (USA) (Grade IV) 72.250, 71.057, 71.654
Katie Jackson and Royal Dancer (USA) (Grade V) 67.872, 69.921, 68.897
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 (USA) (Grade V)

Total=209.882

CANADA Silver
Jody Schloss and Lieutenant Lobin (CAN) (Grade I) 69.524, 71.250, 70.387
Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (CAN) (Grade I) 68.274, 69.286, 68.780
Laura Hall and Boo Sinclair (CAN) (Grade IV) 65.750, 65.203, 65.477

Total= 204.644

Friday, March 10, 2017 Team Test Results
Judges E:  Adrienne Pot (USA) C: Carlos Lopes (POR)  M: Elke Ebert (GER)
Name and horse (Country), Judge E, Judge C, Judge M, Total Overall

Grade V
1. Katie Jackson and Royal Dancer (USA), 67.640, 66.593, 69.384, 67.872
2. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 (USA), 68.140,66.047, 69.302, 67.829

Grade IV

1. Angela Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate (USA)72.125, 72.125, 72.500, 72.250
2. Pamela Hardin and Quaterjack (USA)67.375, 69.250,65.625, 67.417
3. Laura Hall and Boo Sinclair (CAN) 63.875, 66.625, 66.750, 65.750
4. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing (USA)63.500, 58.125, 61.375, 61.000

Grade III
1. Charlotte Merle-Smith and Firewalker (USA) 63.824, 62.941, 64118, 63.627

Grade II
1.Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele Fan Busenitz (USA)66.212, 68.939, 68.485, 67.879
2. Dale Dedrick and Bardondales Ultrasuede (USA)66.970, 66.818, 67.273, 67.020

Grade I
1. Jody Schloss and Lieutenant Lobin (CAN)68.214, 70.357, 70.0, 69.524
2. Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (CAN) 67.679, 67.321, 69.821, 68.274

Saturday, March 11, 2017 Individual Test Results
Judges E:Elke Ebert (GER) C:Adrienne Pot (USA)  M: Carlos Lopes (POR)

Name and horse (Country), Judge E, Judge C, Judge M, Total Overall

Grade V
1. Katie Jackson and Royal Dancer (USA), 67.738, 70.119, 71.905, 69.921
2. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 (USA), 65.714, 67.143, 67.500, 66.786

Grade IV

1. Angela Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate (USA)74.756, 69.634, 68.780, 71.057
2. Pamela Hardin and Quaterjack (USA)68.159, 67.671,66.939, 67.589
3. Laura Hall and Boo Sinclair (CAN) 67.439, 63.415, 64.756, 65.203
4. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing (USA)63.890, 60.720, 63.768, 62.793

Grade III
1. Charlotte Merle-Smith and Firewalker (USA) 62.441, 65.235, 65.088, 64.255

Grade II
1.Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele Fan Busenitz (USA)70.0, 72.5, 69.853, 70.784
2. Dale Dedrick and Bardondales Ultrasuede (USA)67.353, 68.824, 66.912, 67.696

Grade I
1. Jody Schloss and Lieutenant Lobin (CAN)69.643, 70.536, 73.571, 71.250
2. Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (CAN) 69.643 68.214, 70, 69.286

Sunday, March 12, 2017 Freestyle Test Results
Judges E:Carlos Lopes (POR) C:Elke Ebert (GER)  M:Adrienne Pot (USA)
Name and horse (Country), Judge E, Judge C, Judge M, Total Overall

Grade V
1. Katie Jackson and Royal Dancer (USA), 74.750, 72.125, 76.5, 74.458
2. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 (USA), 67.125, 67.5, 69.5, 68.042

Grade IV
1. Pamela Hardin and Quaterjack (USA) 74.125, 71.750, 74.5, 73.458
2. Angela Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate 74.125, 71.375, 71.625, 72.375
3. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing (USA)63.875, 65.750, 68.250, 65.958

Grade III
1. Charlotte Merle-Smith and Firewalker (USA) 72.167, 69.167, 65.833, 69.056

Grade II
1.Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele Fan Busenitz (USA)72.167, 70.5, 69.833, 70.833
2. Dale Dedrick and Bardondales Ultrasuede (USA)69.5, 70.667, 70, 70.056

Grade I
1. Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (CAN) 73.333, 72.833, 73.500, 73.222
2. Jody Schloss and Lieutenant Lobin (CAN)70.833, 71.167, 69.0, 70.333

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 9, 2017 – Para-Equestrian Dressage Returns To Palm Beach for the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan®, and Nutrena

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Para-Equestrian Dressage Returns To Palm Beach for the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan®, and Nutrena

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – March 9, 2017 – Para-Dressage riders returned to the Palm

U.S. Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt and NTEC Royal Dancer, ridden by Katie Jackson at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL . Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall

Beach International Equestrian Center at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival for the second international para-equestrian dressage competition in Wellington, Florida. Eleven horse and rider combinations from the United States and Canada will compete over the March 10-12, weekend at Week nine of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan®, and Nutrena. Athletes from Grade I through Grade V include multiple World Equestrian Games’ riders and Paralympians. The CPEDI3* kicked-off Thursday with the FEI Jog with Ground Jury members Carlos Lopes (POR), Adrienne Pot (USA), and Elke Ebert (GER) viewing each horse as they jogged. Dale Dedrick won the Best Dressed Award presented by Show Chic. Rides begin in The Stadium on Friday with the Team Test, followed by Saturday’s Individual Tests, and ending with the Freestyle on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Competition includes both team and individual divisions. The U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte includes Laurietta Oakleaf (Grade II), Annie Peavy (Grade IV), Katie Jackson (Grade V), and  Mary Jordan (Grade V). The team is led by Chef d’ Equipe and U.S. Para-Dressage Technical Advisor Kai Handt. Equine Canada Team includes Laura Hall and Boo Sinclair (Grade IV), Jody Schloss and Lieutenant Lobin (Grade I) and Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (Grade I) with Chef d’Equipe and Para Canada’s technical director Clive Milkins.

Canadian Chef d’ Equipe Clive Milkins and Boo Sinclair, ridden by Laura Hall,at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
Roz Kinstler and Dale Dedrick’s horse Bardondales Ultrasuede at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
FEI Veterinarian talking to Heather Bliss who is jogging Annie Peavy’s horse Royal Dark Chocolate at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
Pam Hardin’s Quaterjack at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
Charlotte Merle-Smith’s Firewalker at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
Robyn Andrews’ Fancianna at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
Jody Schloss’ Lieutenent Lobin at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
Charlotte


Ellie Brimmer(USA) Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall


Annie Peavy (USA) Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall


Katie Jackson
Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall



Elle Faulkner and Rebecca Hart Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall
FEI Veterinarian Mike Tomlinson at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* presented by Mane Stream courtesy of Rowan O’Riley, Mission Control, Adequan, and Nutrena March 9-12, 2017, in Wellington, FL. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall


Robyn Andrews and team. Photo by Lindsay Y. McCall



Friday, March 10, 2017 Ride Times for Team Test

Grade V
10:00 AM Katie Jackson and Royal Dancer (USA)
10:06 AM Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 (USA)

Grade IV
10:15 AM Laura Hall and Boo Sinclair (CAN)
10:23 AM Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing (USA)
10:31 AM Pamela Hardin and Quaterjack (USA)
10:39 AM Angela Peavy and Royal Dark Chocolate
10:47 AM Break

Grade I
11:25 AM Jody Schloss and Lieutenant Lobin (CAN)
11:33 AM Robyn Andrews and Fancianna (CAN)

Grade II
11: 45 AM Laurietta Oakleaf and Niekele Fan Busenitz (USA)

11:53 AM Dale Dedrick and Bardondales Ultrasuede

Grade III
12:05 PM Charlotte Merle-Smith and Firewalker (USA)

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 5, 2017- 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North Features 25 and Under Para-Dressage Competition

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2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North Features 25 and Under Para-Dressage Competition 

Saugerties, NY – March 5, 2017 – The 2017 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships, presented by Gotham North, committee has granted a waiver for the Para-Dressage discipline age category to allow competitors ages 14 through 25 to compete. This waiver is currently only for the 2017 competition hosted by HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, N.Y. July 18-23.

For more information about the 2017 Para-Dressage competition please visit the United States Equestrian Federation at https://www.usef.org/compete/resources-forms/disciplines/para-equestrian/para-dressage-programs-forms 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.
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February 22, 2017 – Renowned International Dressage Rider and Team GB Para Equestrian Dressage Coach Michel Assouline Conducts Para-Dressage Symposium March 12-14, in Wellington, Florida

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Renowned International Dressage Rider and Team GB Para Equestrian Dressage Coach Michel Assouline Conducts Para-Dressage Symposium March 12-14, in Wellington, Florida

Wellington, FL – February 22, 2017 – Michel Assouline will conduct a Para-Dressage Symposium March 12-14, 2017, following the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Wellington, Florida, March 9-12. The symposium will take place at the Van Kampen Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Riders will begin working with Assouline on March 12, and will continue to ride over two full days March 13 and 14. The cost of the symposium is $500 for riders and $200 for auditors. The focus of the symposium will be finding the appropriate competitive horse for each athlete’s Grade, working on what the judges are looking for in the new FEI Para-Dressage Tests. Assouline will work in collaboration with the U.S Para-Dressage Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt. For more information on the details of this symposium, please contact Laureen Johnson, High Performance Director, Para Equestrian & Vaulting, United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Email: lkjohnson@usef.org

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About Michel Assouline

Michel Assouline (credit www.assoulinedressage.com)
(credit www.assoulinedressage.com)

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!

Michel Assouline and Lee Pearson Photo credit www.assoulinedressage.com
In March 2009 Michel was awarded the PDTT Coaching Award, and 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 Honour. Team GBR made the following statement at the time: ‘Michel has been the British Paralympic team coach for eight years, during which time the GB team have remained unbeaten at major team championships, amassing 85 medals in total, including the 2012 Paralympic haul of 11.

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 Programme.

Michel Assouline (credit www.assoulinedressage.com)
For more information on the details of this symposium, please contact Laureen Johnson, High Performance Director, Para Equestrian & Vaulting, United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Email: lkjohnson@usef.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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