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November 1, 2013 – Audit the 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium

United States Para-Equestrian AssociationUSPEA
For Immediate Release:
Written by: Lindsay McCall & Joyce Brown
Photos by: Lindsay McCallUnited States Para-Equestrian Assoc.:


Media Contact: Hope Hand
3940 Verde Vista Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
E-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com
(610) 356-6481
 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium
West Coast Region
“A Team Approach”
Train the Trainer Workshop ~ November 20
Rider Symposium ~ November 21 – 23
 Winters, CA – November 1, 2013– The USPEA would like to invite any auditors interested in the 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium (West Coast Region) to register for the November weekend. With sponsorship from the United States Para-Equestrian Association (USPEA), United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and the organization of the education branch of the USPEA, Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, this symposium “A Team Approach” is being made possible. For new or current U.S. riders and trainers the 2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium is a unique opportunity. Within one weekend riders and trainers will be immersed within the Para-Equestrian Dressage discipline. The Trainer Workshop is scheduled for November 20, while the Rider Symposium runs from November 21-23, 2013. Clinicians and lecturers include: 2012 Paralympic Gold Medal Team Coach for Great Britain, Clive Milkins; international coach and rider Dennis H. Callin; Dressage and FEI Para-Equestrian 4* Judge David Schmutz, Former USEF High Performance Dressage Director Gil Merrick; FEI Veterinarian Dr. Mike Tomlinson; Para-Equestrian classifiers Joann Benjamin and Tina Wentz; and a panel of experts in multiple areas of Para-Dressage sport. The Registration & Information Packet PDF for auditors is available by clicking here.

Para-Dressage Rider Symposium
Active Auditors & Lesson Auditors Information

Location: Somerset Farm, 8680 Wintu Way, Winters, California
Dates: November 20 – 23, 2013

Auditor Details & Tuition
All riders and active auditors are being subsidized by US Para-Equestrian Association and the United States Equestrian Federation, major sponsors of this event.

Active Auditors (un-mounted program): Active auditors must be para-equestrians, and may actively participate in all parts of the symposium without doing the riding portions. There are 5 active auditor spots.

Active Auditor Tuition – $500 for 3-day Symposium includes:

-Consideration will be given to prorating active auditing fee by the day for $200
-Meals are included in tuition: Symposium Banquet and all lunches.
-Observation of all lessons
-Optional video critiques with Gil Merrick
-Access to all lectures by experts in the field
-Access to on-site national classification/reclassification

Lesson Auditors
A lesson auditor is a spectator, trainer, or equestrian who is observing more than two hours of lessons for educational purposes.

Lesson Auditor Fee – $30 each day includes: Observation of all mounted lessons with world-class clinicians

Due to space and Symposium format, demonstrations that are part of the Train the Trainer Workshop and daily lectures and are not open to lesson auditors. Lunch is not included

1. A participant’s coach or trainer who has been through Train the Trainer does not have to pay the additional lesson audit fee per day.
2. A participant’s family member or support person does not have to pay the additional lesson audit fee per day.

For more information please contact Joyce Brown, Carlisle Academy, e-mail jbrown@carlisleacademymaine.com or call 207-985-0374.

USPEA LogoCarlisleAcademy
2013 U.S. National Para-Dressage Training Symposium
West Coast Region
“A Team Approach”
Train the Trainer Workshop ~ November 20
Rider Symposium ~ November 21 – 23
Hosted by
Somerset Farm, Winters, California
Organized by
Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports
  Sponsored by

Symposium Banquet Sponsor

Somerset Farm
Winterhaven Dressage & Horsemanship

Important Information Regarding the Registration & Information Packet:

Somerset Farm Barn
Somerset Farm Barn in Winters, CA. Photo provided by Susan Treabess


CarlisleAcademy About Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports:
Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports is a comprehensive organization offering hallmark equestrian hippotherapy and adaptive programs; new offerings of Para-Equestrian sport; and traditional equestrian training opportunities for educators, practitioners and riders alike. The mission of Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy and Sports is to transform lives through horses through its distinctive services – rehabilitative through recreational – within an inclusive environment that fosters learning, growth and overall well-being. In 2013, Carlisle Academy became the educational branch of the USPEA with direction from founder Sarah Armentrout. The Carlisle Academy/USPEA relationship will provide educational opportunities for the Para-Equestrian discipline from grass roots initiatives to advanced international preparation. For more information please visit: www.carlisleacademymaine.com; call 207-985-0374; email info@carlisleacademymaine.com; or check us out on Facebook.
About 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 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.


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