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January 9 , 2015 – United States Para-Dressage Athletes Dominate at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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

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 United States Para-Dressage Athletes Dominate at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – January 9, 2015 –  The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* commenced with 13 horse and rider combinations showcasing the Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test. Para-Dressage athletes from Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV, competed in the Van Kampen Arena at the Global Dressage show grounds. Equestrians from Canada and the United States faced off once again infront of FEI Ground Jury members Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Earning the highest score of the day, with a 73.284% was Rebecca Hart (USA) and Schroeter’s Romani in Grade II. Schroeter’s Romani is owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Also in Grade II Lauren Barwick (CAN) and her own Ferdonia 2 scored a 72.157%. USA Athlete Dale Dedrick and her new horse Mr. Bockman topped Grade Ib with a 69.333. Also garnering the blue ribbons was Angela Peavy (USA) and Ozzy Cooper in Grade III, Mary Jordan (USA) and Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center, in Grade IV, and Jody Schloss (CAN) and her own Inspector Rebus in Grade Ia. Not far in the horizon for these Para-Dressage riders is qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Equestrian competition in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, September 7-18, 2016. This CPEDI3* is one of the qualifiers for the 2016 USEF 2016 Paralympic Equestrian Selection Trials.

U.S. Riders (Left to right ) Derrick Perkins, Dale Dedrick, Roxanne Trunnell, Elliie Brimmer, Angela Peavy, Rebecca Hart, MAry Jordan, and Sydney Collier Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Riders Dominate Four out of the Five Para-Dressage Grades.

U.S. Riders (Left to right ) Derrick Perkins, Dale Dedrick, Roxanne Trunnell, Elliie Brimmer, Angela Peavy, Rebecca Hart, MAry Jordan, and Sydney Collier Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

 

Grade II rider, Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time World Equestrian Games athlete (2010, 2014), and six -time USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion Rebecca Hart is on track for the 2016 Paralympic Selection Trials with Schroter’s Romani. One year ago, the pair had just started working together. Months later they qualified and were selected for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Team. Hart commented, “It has been a roller coaster of a process to get here. It’s been a whirlwind. We got her (Romani) a year ago before making the WEG team. We knew that was pushing the relationship and rushing it a little bit but she kept doing what she needed to do. We learned a lot from the World Equestrian Games experience. Romani has the talent and the presence for a good international horse.  We learned where those relationship holes needed filled and that just takes time. So this year I am much more comfortable and she’s comfortable with me. Now we can enhance the performances and ask for a little more from her. We are now in that exciting stage where I can visualize what our partnership can be so it’s fun to work towards that.” Hart is working together with Missy Ransehousen of Blue Hill Farm and Todd Flettrich of Cherry Knoll Farm maximizing expertise for this partnership.

Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time WEG athlete (2010, 2014) Rebecca Hart and Danish Warmblood Schroeter's Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo's, and Will and Sandy Kimmel.
Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time WEG athlete (2010, 2014) Rebecca Hart and Danish Warmblood Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Lauren Barwick (CAN) and Ferdonia 2. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Following in Grade II for the second place position in the Team Test was Paralympian, WEG athlete, and gold medal rider Lauren Barwick (CAN) and her own Oldenburg Ferdonia 2. Barwick and Ferdonia 2 have been working together to create a harmonious partnership.

Topping Grade Ia was Paralympian and WEG athlete Jody Schloss (CAN) and long time partner Inspector Rebus with a 68.333%  Earning the second place finish was Roxanne Trunnell and her new partner Westphalian NTEC Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt. In third place was Robyn Andrews (CAN) and her own Fancianna, followed by U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Hanoverian Gracias Juan, owned by Stephanie Dubicki.

Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus showing the Free Walk. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus showing the Free Walk. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Robyn Andrews (CAN) and Fancianna. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Since the 2012 London Paralympics, Grade Ib athlete Dale Dedrick purchased a new partner named Mr. Bockman, took some time off health reasons. and is now back in the Para-Dressage world at her best. Dedrick explained, “My ride on Mr. Bockman today was astonishing. I was really pleased with him.  He was the same horse he is at home; he looks at stuff, you give him a thump with your calf and he goes, “ok.”  We bought Mr. Bockman 18 months ago but I was quite ill so I didn’t ride for the first year. So in June we went to our first horse show together and now this CPEDI3* is only my 4th show with him. He’s a great horse, very straightforward to ride, and not complicated.” Dedrick had a solid test and had an exceptional free walk. Dedrick commented, “That free walk is my favorite part because it really relaxes him. Even if he gets tense, you just drop the reins and he gets comfortable. He lived out in a field as a pet on a big farm so to him that is natural. I am looking forward to  the rest of this weekend and really improving each rider and having a good time.” Dedrick rides with Roz Kinstler in Michigan.

Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) And Wentworth. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier (USA) And Wentworth. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Taking home both second and third place Grade Ib ribbons was 2014 WEG U.S. athlete Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth and NTEC Roulette, owned by Kai Handt. Collier was happy with each of her horses in the team test competition. Collier expressed, “I was really really happy with my tests and it’s always a great learning experience. This is my first time out with Wentworth at a CPEDI in two years because we decided to wait with him and not push him too hard. We really accomplished the consistency that we wanted to with Wentworth in the Team Test. I loved everything about each movement in that test. Roulette was great too. I was really happy with how he went today. I have only ridden him 7 times so it’s still a new partnership for both of us.”

As a WEG Team rider Collier flew back to the U.S. from France only to turn around and head to Baku, Azerbaijan to receive her Against All Odds award at the FEI Awards Gala 2014 presented by Longines. She then earned the 2014 USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year accolade, came back to the U.S., flew to Texas to train with Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt and NTEC Roulette for a week, then Collier headed to New York to train with Wes Dunham and her horse Wentworth. Finally they headed south to prepare for this Florida CPEDI3*. Collier joked, “I am not sure what state I am in anymore, but this is all worth it and I am having fun doing it. I am especially enjoying training with both Wes and Kai. They have both been amazing working with me and adapting to me body’s needs. I love them as trainers and they make a good team.”

2014 Individual WEG athlete and young rider Angela Peavy, who trains with Heather Blitz, was showcasing her high performance partners Ozzy Cooper and Lancelot Warrior. Peavy topped Grade III with Ozzy Cooper earning a 68.070, followed by Lancelot Warrior with a 67.237. Ellie Brimmer and Hanoverian London Swing rounded out the Grade III’s with a third place finish. Brimmer trains with Roz Kinstler and Shelly Francis. Athlete Mary Jordan and Oldenburg Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center took home the blue in Grade IV. Jordan and Rubicon 75 began their partnership in Spring 2014 and since their first ride together they have been working with trainer Jim Koford to bring out the best Dressage combination.

Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Ellie Brimmer and London Swing. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Ellie Brimmer (USA)  and London Swing. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* continues on Saturday, January 10, with the FEI Para-Dressage Individual Championship Test followed by the FEI Para-Dressage Freestyle Test on Sunday, January 11.

RESULTS:

Friday, January 8, 2014 TEAM TEST CHAMPIONSHIP

Grade Ia
1. Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus 68.333
2. Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer 66.304
3. Robyn Andrews and Fancianna 65.145
4. Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan  58.768

Grade Ib
1. Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman 69.333
2. Sydney Collier and Wentworth 66.667
3. Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette 59.267

Grade II
1. Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani  73.284
2. Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2  72.157

Grade III
1. Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper  68.070
2. Angela Peavy and Lancelot Warrior  67.237
3. Eleanor Brimmer and London Swing  63.465

Grade IV
1. Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75  63.730

Grade Ia at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade Ia at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade Ib at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade II at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade III at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade IV at the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Riders and Supporters. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Riders and Supporters. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* is once again managed by Lloyd Landkamer. The FEI Ground Jury includes Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Global Dressage Festival I CDI W/1*/Y/J/P/U25 / CPEDI 3* January 7-11, 2015 is presented by Adequan. It features over $50,000 in prize money and is official qualifying competition for: The 2015 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North; the 2015 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2015 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2015 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship. It’s also the official qualifying competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships, the Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National events.

The Prize List is available here:

Website:http://www.globaldressagefestival.com

International Coordinator Thomas Baur 561-727-0229
Co-Manager and Secretary John Hoppman 612-799-6381
Co-Secretaries: Teresa Griner, Deb Landon, Peggy Warren, Angela Goodwin-Volpert
Veterinarian on grounds: Palm Beach Equine 561-793-1599
Farrier on grounds: Tony Bucci 561-798-8500
Competition Licensee: Equestrian Sport Productions LLC
Announcers: Nicho Meredith and Cyndi Kurth
Photographers: Susan Stickle at www.dressagephotos.com or susanjstickle.com

Location: The Stadium in Wellington, Florida

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National eventsThe 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.

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.

 

To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/

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January 8, 2014 – FEI Jog Kicks Off 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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

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FEI Jog Kicks Off 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – January 8, 2015 - Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes from around the North American continent have landed in Wellington, Florida, for the

U.S. Chef D' Equipe jogs Rubicon 75, ridden by Mary Jordan, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
U.S. Chef D’ Equipe Kai Handt jogs Rubicon 75, ridden by Mary Jordan, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center at the 2015 Adequan Global dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall

2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. This is the first CPEDI3* event for the 2015 calendar year. Thirteen horse and rider combinations presented their mounts in front of FEI Ground Jury members Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States will compete January 9-11, in The Van Kampen covered arena at the Global Dressage Festival. Friday, January 9, is the FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test, followed by Saturday’s FEI Para-Dressage Individual Championship Test, and finally the exciting FEI Para-Dressage Freestyle Test on Sunday, January 11. The United States Para-Dressage athletes are looking forward to showcasing multiple new horse and rider combinations and many of their 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) duos. As the U.S. riders look towards the future they will be aiming to qualify for the 2016 Paralympic Equestrian competition in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, September 7-18, 2016.

Ozzy Cooper jogs at the Adequan Global dressage Festival CPEDI3*, ridden by Angela Peavy, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Ozzy Cooper jogs at the 2015 Adequan Global dressage Festival CPEDI3*, ridden by Angela Peavy, owned by Rebecca Reno. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall

Grade Ia includes: Paralympian Jody Schloss (CAN) and her own Inspector Rebus; Robyn Andrews (CAN) and her own Fancianna; 2014 World Equestrian Games U.S. (WEG) Team rider Roxanne Trunnell and her new partner Westphalian NTEC Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt; and U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Hanoverian Gracias Juan, owned by Stephanie Dubicki. Grade Ib features 2014 WEG U.S. athlete Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth. Collier will also ride NTEC Roulette, owned by Kai Handt; and Paralympian Dale Dedrick (USA) and her new horse Westphalian Mr. Bockman. Grade II Para-Dressage duos are: Paralympian Lauren Barwick (CAN) and her own Oldenburg Ferdonia 2; Two-time Paralympian (2008, 2012), two-time WEG athlete (2010, 2014) Rebecca Hart and Danish Warmblood Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel. Grade III athletes Eleanor Brimmer (USA) and her own Hanoverian London Swing will compete with 2014 WEG U.S. Individual Angela Peavy and Trakehner Ozzy Cooper. Peavy will also be riding Hanoverian Lancelot Warrior. Both horses are owned by Rebecca Reno. Athlete Mary Jordan and Oldenburg Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center will compete in Grade IV at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

U.S. Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt was excited to see the competitors back in action after the 2014 World Equestrian Games. He noted, “We have the entire U.S. team here from the WEG. They improved a lot since the WEG and the horses are looking great. We learned at WEG what the judges want to see, how to prepare our horses better and how to be prepared as a rider. I think they will do really well this weekend. I want to note that we have a really good ground jury panel here this weekend. I think we are looking forward to a very good performance towards a quality team score and getting our rankings up. We also have some new horses performing that I am excited to see and we have some old proven horses that have come out really well. We have a very good mix including a couple new riders. We hoped there would have been more riders this year at this CPEDI3*. I know it was difficult for the riders to come this early in the season, but if you want to compete at the Paralympics and you want to compete in international championships this is part of what you have to do . This is how we find out who is team worthy and who needs some more work.”

Friday, January 9, 2014, Schedule:

Grade Ia
10:00 AM Robyn Andrews and Fancianna
10:08 AM Roxanne Trunnell and NTEC Royal Dancer
10:16 AM Derrick Perkins and Gracias Juan
10:24 AM Jody Schloss and Inspector Rebus

U.S. Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt and NTEC Roulette, ridden by Sydney Collier, owned by Julia Handt at the
2015 Adequan Global dressage Festival CPEDI3* in Wellington, FL. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Grade II
10:55 AM Lauren Barwick and Ferdonia 2
11:03 AM Rebecca Hart and Schroeter’s Romani

Grade Ib
11:30 AM Sydney Collier and Wentworth
12:30 PM Dale Dedrick and Mr. Bockman
12:38 PM Sydney Collier and NTEC Roulette

Grade III
1:10 PM Angela Peavy and Ozzy Cooper
2:10 PM Elanor Brimmer and London Swing
2:18 PM Angela PEavy and Lancelot Warrior

Grade IV
2:26 PM Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75

The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* is once again managed by Lloyd Landkamer. The FEI Ground Jury includes Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL), Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Global Dressage Festival I CDI W/1*/Y/J/P/U25 / CPEDI 3* January 7-11, 2015 is presented by Adequan. It features over $50,000 in prize money and is official qualifying competition for: The 2015 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North; the 2015 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2015 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2015 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship. It’s also the official qualifying competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships, the Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National events.

The Prize List is available here:

Website:http://www.globaldressagefestival.com

International Coordinator Thomas Baur 561-727-0229
Co-Manager and Secretary John Hoppman 612-799-6381
Co-Secretaries: Teresa Griner, Deb Landon, Peggy Warren, Angela Goodwin-Volpert
Veterinarian on grounds: Palm Beach Equine 561-793-1599
Farrier on grounds: Tony Bucci 561-798-8500
Competition Licensee: Equestrian Sport Productions LLC
Announcers: Nicho Meredith and Cyndi Kurth
Photographers: Susan Stickle at www.dressagephotos.com or susanjstickle.com

Location: The Stadium in Wellington, Florida

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National eventsThe 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.

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.

 

To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/

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January 7, 2015- USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium January 12-13, 2015

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

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USEF High Performance Southeast Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium January 12-13, 2015
Wellington, FL-  January 7, 2015 -The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), is excited to announce a two-day Para Equestrian Dressage Symposium USEF LOGO to be held at Global Dressage, Wellington, Florida, January 12 & 13, 2015, 8 AM-4 PM. Select U.S. High Performance and developing Para- Equestrian Dressage riders and coaches will be attending the symposium. Auditors are welcome to attend for $75. Pre-registering as an auditor is not required. Please contact Laureen Johnson at USEF at lkjohnson@usef.org if you are interested in auditing.
 

Over two days U.S. High Performance and developing Para-Dressage coaches and riders will be immersed in the international equestrian discipline of  Para-Dressage. Topics include Para-Dressage theory, scales of training, para-dressage test riding, quality of horse, freestyles, preparation for international competition, and much more. Demonstrations will be given from international athletes in each of the five para-dressage grades. Attendees will be given a deeper understanding of requirements and challenges that occur in international competitions such as the Paralympics and World Equestrian Games. Riders and coaches will be given lectures and demonstrations from top Para-Dressage experts including a seminar from international Para-Equestrian Dressage judge and trainer Kjell Myhre. Coaches will participate in collaborative coaching working together to bring out the best in their Para-Dressage athlete. Day One of the Symposium will be formatted as private sessions with Kjell helping riders to improve challenging movements of each grade level FEI test. U.S. Chef d’ Equipe Kai Handt will simultaneously offer training feedback to Para-Dressage coaches in order to help prepare high performance athletes for International Level Para-Dressage Competition. Day Two of the symposium will include demonstration rides, test review and more collaborative coaching opportunities.
Kai Handt and Wes Dunham showcase collaborative coaching at the Northeast Symposium in 2013. Rider Sydney Collier aboard her own Wentworth works on gaits. Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall.
About Kjell Myhre: Kjell has a BA Hons Degree in Business Studies from University of Stirling, Scotland, UK. He started his career working for the City Council of Oslo, Department of Education. In 1998 he was offered a position as consultant for training and education at the Norwegian Equestrian Federation, and from 2000 to 2010 he had the position as Secretary General at the Federation. In 2011 he stepped down as Secretary General, and left the federation.
After three years working for a small NGO called Hest og Helse (Horses and Health), Kjell Is now back in the equestrian federation working as development consultant, mainly dealing with the riding clubs and their ability to contribute to the main objectives of the federation –  Equestrian sport for everyone!
Kjell started riding at the age of 12 and has competed nationally up to Intermediate I. He has been a dressage judge since 1990, and became a 4 * FEI judge in 2007. In addition to being a FEI dressage judge, Kjell is a 5* FEI Para-dressage judge, and has judged the last 4 Paralympics.  Some of his highlights as a 4* FEI judge have been to judge two World Cup qualifiers, as well as the US Championships for junior and young riders in 2011, and the European Championships for junior and young riders  in 2013.
About U.S. Chef d’Equipe Kai Handt
Kai Handt was the individual coach for one or more riders at the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Championships earning 2011 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Champion, 2012 USEF National Para-Equestrian Dressage Reserve Champion.
He was an individual coach at numerous CPEDI3* from 2009-2014 for multiple riders earning multiple grade championships, overall championships, and as part of the U.S. Team, several Team Championships.
Handt was also an individual coach and sponsor at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY.
Served as Chef d’Equipe at 2012 CEPDI3* in Wellington for the Japanese Team, coaching their rider to their first Paralympic Equestrian qualifying score.
Served as Chef d’Equipe at 2011 CPEDI3* in Mexico City, flying to the location prior to the competition to select horses for the U.S. Team. Held daily strategy meetings with riders and their coaches, and offered coaching assistance as needed resulting in a U.S. Team Nation’s Cup win, overall individual reserve champion, and individual Grade 1a and Grade Ib champions.
Individual coach and sponsor at 2012 Paralympics to the highest placing U.S. equestrian overall at the Paralympics and Olympics. Handt also assisted riders and their coaches with equipment and horse training as requested by the rider and coach at the 2012 Paralympic training camp in Gladstone and in London at the Paralympics.
In 2013, Handt became the individual coach for Derrick Perkins; the first Para-Dressage rider from the United States Veteran’s Assistance Program.
Handt provided individual training sessions in 2013 with new Para Dressage riders Benjamin Harper, Roxanne Trunnell, and Ashleigh Flores-Simmons; at North Texas Equestrian Center
Also in 2013, Handt was the individual coach for Para-Dressage riders Benjamin Harper, Roxanne Trunnell, and Derrick Perkins; as well as selector of appropriate horses for each individual at each show. All individuals achieved top scores ranging from 63.478%-73.478% during that show season.
Most Recently, Handt served as USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Chef d’Equipe at the 2014 World Equestrian Games held in Normandy, France.
For more information about the symposium please contact Laureen Johnson, High Performance Director, Para Equestrian & Vaulting, United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Phone: (908) 326-1155 Email: lkjohnson@usef.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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Wellington, FL -January 5, 2015 – Riders Announced for 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

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

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Riders Announced for 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*

By: Lindsay Y. McCall

Wellington, FL – January 5, 2015 - FEI Ground Jury can expect to see multiple top

Sydney Collier (USA) and Wentworth at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall

international athletes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* January 7-11, 2015, in Wellington, FL. Para-Equestrians from Canada and the United States will face off at the first CPEDI3* in 2015. The Van Kampen covered arena at the Global dressage Festival will be busy starting Thursday, January 8, with the Horse inspection at approximately 5:30 PM. Friday, January 9, is the FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test, followed by Saturday’s FEI Para-Dressage Individual Championship Test, and finally the FEI Para-Dressage Freestyle Test on Sunday, January 11. Para-Dressage riders are looking towards qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Equestrian competition in Rio Di Janeiro, Brazil, September 7-18, 2016.  This show will include FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes in Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV.

Grade Ia includes: Paralympian Jody Schloss (CAN) and her own Inspector Rebus; Robyn Andrews (CAN) and her own Fancianna; 2014 World Equestrian Games U.S. (WEG) Team rider Roxanne Trunnell and her new partner Westphalian NTEC Royal Dancer, owned by Julia Handt; and U.S. Air Force Veteran Derrick Perkins and Hanoverian Gracias Juan, owned by Stephanie Dubicki of Hockley, Texas.

Grade Ib features 2014 WEG U.S. athlete Sydney Collier and her own Wentworth. Collier will also ride NTEC Roulette, owned by Kai Handt; and Paralympian Dale Dedrick (USA) and her new horse Westphalian Mr. Bockman.

Jody Schloss (CAN) and Inspector Rebus. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall

Grade II Para-Dressage duos are: Paralympian Lauren Barwick (CAN) and her own Oldenburg Ferdonia 2; Paralympian and U.S. WEG Team rider Rebecca T Hart and Danish Warmblood Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel.

Rebecca Hart  (USA) and Schroeter’s Romani, owned by Rebecca Hart in conjunction with Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm, Sycamore Station Equine Division, Barbara Summer, The Ruffolo’s, and Will and Sandy Kimmel.
Photo (C) Lindsay Y. McCall

Grade III athletes Eleanor Brimmer (USA) and her own Hanoverian London Swing will compete with 2014 WEG U.S. Individual Angela Peavy and Trakehner Ozzy Cooper. Peavy will also be riding Hanoverian Lancelot Warrior. Both horses are owned by Rebecca Reno.

Grade IV athlete Mary Jordan and Oldenburg Rubicon 75, owned by Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center will round out the first Para-Dressage show of the season.

 

The 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* is once again managed by Lloyd Landkamer. The FEI Ground Jury includes Mr. Freddy Leyman (BEL),
Mr. Kjell Myhre (NOR), and Ms. Kristi Wysocki (USA). Global Dressage Festival I CDI W/1*/Y/J/P/U25 / CPEDI 3* January 7-11, 2015 is presented by Adequan. It features over $50,000 in prize money and is official qualifying competition for: The 2015 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North; the 2015 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championship; 2015 AGCO/USEF Junior and Young Rider Dressage National Championships; and the 2015 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Dressage National Championship. It’s also the official qualifying competition for the 2015 Markel/USEF Young and Developing Horse Dressage Championships, the Great American/USDF Regional Championships and USDF/Dover Adult Amateur Medal Program. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National events.

The Prize List is available here:

International Coordinator Thomas Baur 561-727-0229
Co-Manager and Secretary John Hoppman 612-799-6381
Co-Secretaries: Teresa Griner, Deb Landon, Peggy Warren, Angela Goodwin-Volpert
Veterinarian on grounds: Palm Beach Equine 561-793-1599
Farrier on grounds: Tony Bucci 561-798-8500
Competition Licensee: Equestrian Sport Productions LLC
Announcers: Nicho Meredith and Cyndi Kurth
Photographers: Susan Stickle at www.dressagephotos.com or susanjstickle.com

Location: The Stadium in Wellington, Florida

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival is the world’s largest international and national dressage circuit featuring 8 CDIs, including five CDI-Ws, one 4* and one 5*, the only non-championship CDIO Nations’ Cup in the Western Hemisphere, as well as weekly U.S. National eventsThe 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.

Para-Dressage athletes at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*  Photo by: Lindsay Y. McCall
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.

 

To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/

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December 23, 2014 – Dressage Community Remembers Nora Grassmyer

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 Dressage Community Remembers Nora Grassmyer
Photos and article by: Lindsay Y. McCall

El Dorado Hills, CA – December 23, 2014 - On December 19, 2014, the Dressage Community lost friend, volunteer, and parent Nora Grassmyer after a three year battle with bladder cancer. Nora was heavily involved with the Dressage and Para-Dressage disciplines both internationally and at the national level. She was also a longtime volunteer at the California Dressage shows managed by Connie Davenport. Nora was a driving force behind her daughter and Paralympian Barbara Grassmyer. She was there at every moment for Barbara including when Barbara served as an alternate for the U.S. Paralympic Team in 2000, competing in Sydney, Australia; in 2001 and 2002 when Barbara was the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion;in 2004 when Barbara was selected for the Athens Paralympics; in 2006, when Barbara and her own horse Mibis earned the Gold Medal at the Pacific Rim Barbara was a member of the U.S. Team at the Para-Dressage World Championships in Hartpury, England; in 2008, when Barbara was on the U.S. Para-Dressage Team for the Beijing Paralympics; and in 2013 when Barbara retired her long partner Mibis at the Rancho Murieta Dressage Show. Nora and her husband Bob were strong supporters of the Para-Dressage discipline and they were important in the furthering of the Para-Equestrian sport.

Nora Grassmyer, Mibis, Barbara Grassmyer, and Bob Grassmyer/ Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall
Nora Grassmyer, Mibis, Barbara Grassmyer, and Bob Grassmyer. Photo (c) Lindsay Y. McCall.

Hope Hand, Paralympian, President of The USPEA, and friend expressed, “Nora was our Para Equestrian Mom and volunteered tirelessly by supporting all of our competitions at home and abroad. Nora liked to work behind the scenes scoring our tests because it made her too nervous to watch her daughter compete. Nora, along with her husband Bob were our biggest fans. Thank you Barb for letting us share your Mom. We all loved and respected her commitment to  her family and the contributions she made to further the sport of Para Dressage. I will really miss my good friend, but I will hold on to the memories and the good times we had.”

Nora passed away at her home in El Dorado Hills, CA, surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband Bob, daughters Barbara, Jennifer, and Margy and 6 grandchildren. Nora will be buried at St. Mary’s Catholic Mortuary in Sacramento, CA.

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.

 

To view an online version of this press release please visit: http://uspea.org/category/recent-uspea-press-news/

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