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January 19, 2014- United States Para-Equestrian Dressage Riders 2014 Competition Calendar

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United States Para-Equestrian Dressage Riders 2014 Competition Calendar


Wellington, FL- January 19, 2014- United States Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes working towards competing at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France have only two U.S. CPEDI3* events left to qualify for the selection trials. The first event is the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* held March 12-16, 2014, at The Stadium in Wellington, FL. The second qualifying event is the Golden State Dressage CPEDI3* held April 3-6, 2014, at the Premiere Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA. The final event is the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship/ Selection Trial for the World Equestrian Games. The National Championship/ Selection Trial is scheduled for June 2-5, 2014, in Gladstone, New Jersey.


Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CDI-W/CDI-1*/CDIY/CDIJ/CDI-U25/CDI-P/CPEDI 3* and National Show sponsored by Today’s Equestrian & GF Enterprise LLC and Mike and Roz Collins


Date: March 12-16, 2014

Location: The Stadium in Wellington, Florida

Closing Entry Date: February 26, 2014

On-line entries: EquestrianEntries.com.

Manager/ Entry Secretary: Lloyd Landkamer

Co-Manager/Secretary: John Hoppman

Secretary: Monica Fitzgerald phone: 954-647-7940

E-mail: DressageFestival@aol.com

Website: GlobalDressageFestival.com

Horse Inspection CPEDI3* riders: after conclusion of CDI classes March 13


About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring 8 FEI Dressage events, including a 5* and the only FEI Nations’ Cup Series CDIO in the Western Hemisphere. The AGDF offers more than $400,000 in prize money for the six 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 the International Arena fully catered for relaxing and having an enjoyable experience.



Golden State Dressage CPEDI3* Golden State Dressage


Date: April 3-6, 2014

Location: The Premiere Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, CA

Show Manager: Connie Davenport

Contact e-mail: davenport@saber.net

Prize List and Entry information: to be announced at a future date.





USEF LOGO 2014 Para-Equestrian National Championship/Selection Trial


What: The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship will be held June 2-5, 2014 at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, N.J. This championship will also serve as the Selection Trial for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team. At the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship and Selection Trial all horse-and-rider combinations will complete the FEI Individual Championship Test, the FEI Team Test, and FEI Musical Freestyle in their respective grade.


Date: June 2-5, 2014


Location: USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey


Critera to Determine Eligibility to Compete in the 2014 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship may be found at: https://www.usef.org/_IFrames/breedsdisciplines/discipline/allparaequestrian/hpparaEquestrian.aspx.




Qualification Criteria for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France:


  1. Qualification Period: Start January 1, 2013 End: xxxx 2014 (TBD) in addition to the 2012 London Paralympics
  2. Qualifying Events: Any CPEDI3* or 4* event during the qualification period in addition to the Paralympic Games in London 2012
  3. Qualification Score: All Athlete/horse combinations must have attaned (as a combination) a minimum 60% score attributed by the Ground Jury in a Team test or Individual Championship test one time.
  4. Judges: Minimum of 3 FEI PE5* or 4*- judges of different nationalities


For more information about World Equestrian Games criteria please visit:


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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