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September 25, 2013- Horse Radio Network Features Paralympian Rebecca Hart & Coach Missy Ransehousen

United States Para-Equestrian Association


For Immediate Release:
Written by: Lindsay McCall

United States Para-Equestrian Assoc.:


Media Contact: Hope Hand
3940 Verde Vista Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
E-mail: Wheeler966@aol.com
(610) 356-6481

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 Lindsay Yosay McCallinternational 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 hope@uspea.org. You may also e-mail the host of the para-equestrian segment Lindsay McCall at Lindsay@uspea.org.


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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.


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