Horse Radio Network Features Paralympian Rebecca Hart & Coach Missy Ransehousen
Thousand Oaks, CA-September 25, 2013- Horse Radio Network’s once-a-month Para-Equestrian Show featured Paralympian Rebecca Hart and Coach Missy Ransehousen on September 24, 2013. Lindsay McCall from the USPEA co-hosted the show with Paralympian Dr. Dale Dedrick. Hart and Ransehousen expanded upon finding a new horse for an international Para-Dressage equestrian. Ransehousen explained what the future of Para-Dressage may look like while Dedrick lent her expertise as a veteran of the sport.
To view episode #226
About Rebecca Hart: Hart is a two-time Paralympian and Grade II Para-Dressage equestrian. She was born with a rare genetic disease called Familial Spastic Paraplegia (FSP). As an adult, it primarily affects her muscles and joints from the waist down. Rebecca began riding at the age of ten and as a young rider found herself intrigued with Dressage eventually leading her to Para-Dressage. Hart has been the USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Champion in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012. In 2004, she was the first alternate for the Athens Paralympic Dressage Team. In 2008, she was a member of the United States Paralympic Equestrian Team, competing in Hong Kong with her horse, Norteassa, the duo took 4th place in the freestyle. She was on the 2010 World Equestrian Games U.S. Para-Dressage Team and in 2012 she represented the U.S. once again on the Paralympic Equestrian Team. Hart rides with Missy Ransehousen of Blue Hill Farm in Unionville, Pennsylvania.
About Missy Ransehousen: Ransehousen has been involved in the equestrian world since she was a child. Growing up with an Olympic Dressage rider as a mom she knew the dedication it took to get to the top. Ransehousen was a talented Young Rider bringing home the Gold Medal in 1988. Her love for the sport would lead her to multiple wins as an Eventer. Highlights in Ransehousen’s career include, representing the U.S. on the 1995 Pan American Games Team and riding at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. In 1998 Ransehousen began working in the Para-Dressage discipline leading her to be selected as the the 2000 Sydney Paralympics U.S. Team Coach. Since 2000, Ransehousen has served as Chef d’Equipe over four consecutive Paralympics and the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Ransehousen is located out of Blue Hill Farm in Unionville, Pennsylvania.
About Dale Dedrick: Dedrick is an Orthopedic Surgeon by trade and a daughter of two talented athletes. Diagnosed with Lupus during her orthopedic residency Dedrick’s interest in Dressage began to evolve. Dale competed in Grand Prix from 1985-1987 and competed at the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1986. As a Grade II Para-Equestrian, she earned the 2011 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Reserve National Championship. In 2012, she represented the U.S. on the Paralympic Dressage Team in London. Dedrick rides with Roz Kinstler in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
List of Para-Equestrian Radio Shows:
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
international 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also e-mail the host of the para-equestrian segment Lindsay McCall at Lindsay@uspea.org.
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