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January 27, 2015- Horse Radio Network Features Trainer Brendan Curtis and a Wrap-Up of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival with Ellie Brimmer

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Media Contact: Lindsay McCall -Lindsay@uspea.org -USPEA, 3940 Verde Vista Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360- www.USPEA.org


Horse Radio Network Features Trainer Brendan Curtis and a Wrap-Up of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival with Ellie Brimmer   


Jupiter, FL –January 27, 2015- Horse Radio Network’s once-a-month Para-Equestrian Show featured Horse Radio Network Features Trainer Brendan Curtis and Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* Wrap-Up with Ellie Brimmer.

Lindsay McCall from the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA) hosted the show with co-host Regina Cristo. To listen to episode #296 please visit http://dressageradio.horseradionetwork.com/2015/01/27/dressage-radio-episode-296-para-dressage-trainer-brendan-curtis-and-global-dressage-festival-wrap/ 


Ellie Brimmer and London Swing at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Welling, FL in January. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Brendan Curtis


About Brendan Curtis: Brendan Curtis is accomplished as a rider and trainer. He has been developing his talent since he began training seriously with Felicitas Von Neumann-Cosel in Woodbine, Maryland.


After building a solid foundation in classical dressage with Felicitas he relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina to become an assistant trainer with Jim Koford. Currently, Curtis is riding and training in the Mid-Atlantic region with his own business. Brendan is an United States Dressage Federation bronze, silver and gold medalist. He is experienced starting young horses and working

with them as they develop their careers.


Curtis was invited to participate in the inaugural forum of the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development in Massachusetts and he also attended the Young Horse Trainer Symposium 2013 at Hassler Dressage. He has been a clinician in the Potomac Valley Dressage Association Junior/Young Rider Clinic. He is accomplished handling foals and young horses at breed shows, breed inspections and National Championships.


Curits was named Handler of the Year at Dressage at Devon in 2012. Brendan trained in Florida this year, with Michael Barisone, Kathy Connelly, and Chris Hickey. He also began his 2014 show season there. In 2013 he competed at first, second and third levels.


Brendan’s students also competed and had a successful season. In addition to competing and training, Brendan attends clinics and lessons with Robert Dover, Scott Hassler, Christoph Hess, Silva Martin, Heather Mason, Ulf Moeller, Lars Peterson, Oded Shimoni, Axel Steiner, and Morten Thomsen. Brendan Curtis is located at barns in Mt Joy and Lititz, Pennsylvania. He is currently training Para-Equestrian Dressage athlete Elle Woolley who is aiming for the 2016 Rio Paralympics.




List of Para-Equestrian Radio Shows:

Para-Equestrian Show #296



Para-Equestrian Show #283


Para-Equestrian Show #278



Para-Equestrian Show # 270   

Para-Equestrian Show # 265


Para-Equestrian Show # 259


Para-Equestrian Show #248


Para-Equestrian Show #244


Para-Equestrian Show #235


November 1, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #231



September 25, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #226



August 28, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #222


July 31, 2013- Para-Equestrian Show #218



June 27, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #213



May 24, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #208



April 4, 2013-Para-Equestrian Show #204



March 27, 2013-To listen to the the first Para-Equestrian show #200:



Once a month the Dressage Radio Show becomes the Para-Equestrian Show Hosted by Lindsay McCall, of the United States Para-Equestrian Association, focusing on Lindsay Yosay McCallinternational FEI discipline Para-Dressage. Although Para-Dressage is the main event, listeners have the opportunity to learn more about the skillful U.S. Para-Driving Team, the Para-Reining discipline, Para-Vaulting, and the future of Para-Jumping. The para-equestrian dressage show will feature a line-up of guests including olympians, paralympians, trainers, coaches, professionals, amateur riders, young riders, and equine enthusiasts. The intention of the radio show is to educate, inform, and entertain listeners on the para-equestrian Dressage discipline.



To learn more about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or e-mail President Hope Hand at hope@uspea.org. You may also e-mail the host of the para-equestrian segment Lindsay McCall at Lindsay@uspea.org.


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About the Horse Radio Network:


The Horse Radio Network is the voice of the horse world with listeners in over 40 countries. Eight different entertaining shows cover all aspects of the horse world and you can listen any time on your computer, MP3 player or smart phone.


We believe that people own horses for fun and entertainment. Why else would you

put up with the early morning feedings, stall cleaning, vet bills, long trips to shows,

empty bank accounts and everything else that goes with being a horse owner.


Our goal with these shows is to help your chores go a little faster and to put a smile

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About the United States Para-Equestrian Association: 

The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation members, and equestrian enthusiasts.  The association gives athletes the ability to get involved and expand their knowledge and experience in the Para-Equestrian sport. The USPEA encourages Para-athletes to participate in all disciplines under the Para-Equestrian umbrella.


The USPEA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) which serves as the National Governing Body for the equestrian sport.  This relationship between the USPEA and USEF is to encourage Para-Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts to network and get involved with the entire equestrian sport.


Ultimately the goal of the USPEA is to foster growth in the Para-Equestrian discipline.  From growth in the number of participants to growth as a team, and growth in the experience and knowledge of all involved.  From local horse shows to international Paralympic Games, the USPEA provides Para-Equestrians the knowledge and resources needed to succeed.  The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), USA Reining, and USEF which provide Para-Equestrians the top equestrian resources.


In June 2010, the USPEA earned its 501 (c)(3) status which has encouraged supporters to help supply funding to the Para-Equestrian Team as a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation(USEF). 


For more information about the USPEA please visit www.USPEA.org or contact USPEA President: Hope Hand by e-mail: hope@uspea.org or by phone: (610)356-6481.


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