IMPORTANT REMINDER: Today, March, 20, 2013 is the Last Day for U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Riders to Submit Their Letter Of Intent for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™
Thousand Oaks, CA – March 20, 2013- Today, March, 20, 2013 is the last day for U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage riders to submit their letter Of intent for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™.
Submit the Letter of Intent to: Letter of Intent and Performance Plan Questionnaire be completed and submitted to Laureen Johnson at the USEF via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 908-234-9417 or mail to PO Box 83, Gladstone, NJ 07934 no later than March 20, 2013.
Below is athlete information on the 2014 Alltech FEI World EquestrianGames™Courtesy of Laureen Johnson from the United States Equestrian Federation:
The 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games Para-Dressage will take place in Normandy, France August 25 – August 30, 2014.
The purpose of this memorandum is to update you with the general requirements and information regarding the method of selection that the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) intends to use to select the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG) Para-Dressage Team. The Para-Equestrian Eligible Athlete Committee and the Para-Equestrian High Performance Committee are in the process of developing the details of the selection method. It is planned that the final approved Selection Procedure will be published late spring/early summer, 2013.
1. DRAFT REQUIREMENTS:
A. Minimum eligibility requirements for an Athlete to be considered for nomination to the Team:
2. Minimum International Federation (IF) standards for participation:
3. Other Requirements:
4. Additional Request:
In addition to granting an FEI Certificate of Capability, it is strongly encouraged that each athlete/horse combination also compete in a CPEI3* in 2013.
The Performance Plan Questionnaires will be reviewed by the U.S. Team Para-Dressage Coach, Missy Ransehousen. Within two weeks of receipt of the Performance Plan Questionnaire, Ms. Ransehousen will provide feedback and recommendations to the athlete and/or their regional coach via telephone or personal visit.
If a new or additional horse is secured, a revised Letter of Intent and Performance Plan Questionnaire will be accepted and reviewed up to four months prior to the 2014 WEG Selection Trial date (TBD).
Full details regarding the selection method will be published in the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games Para-Dressage Team Selection Procedure. In the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Laureen Johnson at email@example.com or 908.326.1155.
ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 2014 Qualification Criteria
Start: January 1, 2013
End: XXXX 2014 (TBD)
Any CPEDI3* or CPEDI4* event during the qualification period in addition to the Paralympics Games 2012 London
All athlete/horse combinations must have attained (as a combination) a minimum 60% score attributed by the Ground Jury in a Team test or Individual Championship test one time.
Minimum of 3 FEI PE5* or 4* judges of different nationalities
About United States Para-Equestrian Association:
The USPEA is a network of riders, judges, national federation board 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 Olympic Games, the USPEA will provide para-equestrians the knowledge of what they need to succeed. The USPEA connects with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), the United States Dressage Federation (USDF), and USEF which provides 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: Wheeler966@aol.com or by phone: (610)356-6481.
To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-