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January 27, 2015 – USPEA Remembers Nathan Asby

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USPEA Remembers Nathan Asby

Portland, Oregon – January 27, 2015 –  Nathan “Nate” Asby unexpectedly passed away Jan. 11, 2015.

He was born in San Gabriel, Calif., September 25, 1967. He moved to Lake Oswego with his family in 1974. He graduated from Lake Oswego High School in 1986, attended College of the Siskiyous in Weed, Calif. for two years and received an AA degree in electronics engineering from ITT Technical Institute in 1991. He worked for Pinnacle Workforce Logistics.

Even though Nathan was born with mild cerebral palsy, he did not let that interfere with any physical activity. Starting at a young age he enjoyed skiing with his family on Mt. Hood and cycling throughout the area. Family ski trips included trips to Canada and Switzerland. He also enjoyed karate and received his black belt in 2013. He enjoyed riding his horse Benny and traveled on several equestrian holidays in Spain, Northern Arizona and Costa Rica. Nathan competed and earned multiple accolades in the Arabian Horse Association horse shows. Recently he was getting ready for his first national para-dressage competition.

Nathan Asby

Nathan received his Advanced Amateur Radio License while in high school and enjoyed communicating with other hams around the world.

Nathan was a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, Arabian Horse Association, Oregon Dressage Society and the Yudanskai (black belt group) of the Japanese Karate Federation. He was a volunteer instructor at Happy Trails Horse Therapy Center in West Linn, Ore.

Nathan is survived by his mother, Sarah Asby, father, Dennis Asby, sister Carrie Asby, grandmother Bette Asby of Westminster, Colo. and horse, Benny.

A celebration of Nate’s life will be Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon St., Portland, Ore. from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and share any special memories of Nate.

Memorial contributions in Nate’s name can be made to the United States Para-Equestrian Association (www.uspea.org) or the Challenged Athletes Foundation (www.challengedathletes.org).

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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