Wellington Classic Dressage - 2009 + Gold Coast Dressage - 2009 + Palm Beach Dressage Derby - 2009 + White Fences Dressage - 2009 + 2009 Collecting Gaits/USEF Dressage Championships

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Get Your Entries in Today! The closing date for entries for the Dressage at Equestrian Estates competition held March 27-29 has been extended to Friday, March 6, 2009, and for this 2009 competition year, the late fees have been waived. The National Champion Series Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 29, 2009. Don't miss out on Movie Night at Equestrian Estates Saturday, march 28, presented by Schleese Saddlery Service:  a complimentary USA premier of "If Horses Could Speak" produced by...
Loxahatchee, Florida – Collecting Gaits Farm, owned by Jeff and Shereen Fuqua, is a strong supporter of dressage in the U.S., including supporting the annual Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions. And this year, one of the farm's own horses, Bogner B, under the guidance of Courtney King-Dye, is on the road to qualifying for the National Intermediaire Championships, scheduled to be held at USET in Gladstone in June. "We're very hopeful he'll make it," said Jeff Fuqua. "It's...
Loxahatchee, Florida – Arlene "Tuny" Page and Lauren Sammis had much to celebrate as this year's Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI came to a close. Page nabbed the win in the closing day CDI Grand Prix Freestyle with Wild One. And the day before, Sammis and Sagacious HF beat out a large field of competitors to take the win in the CDI Grand Prix Special. It was the first CDI Grand Prix for the pair. "I'm a very lucky girl right now," said a happy Sammis. "I have two beautiful children, a fabulous...
Loxahatchee, Florida – With his owner/rider Caroline Roffman in the saddle, Bulgari 5 came back from a two-year hiatus to win the FEI Young Rider Freestyle at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI. The pair took their win with a score of 69.80 riding to a mix of music in the Italian style of a Roman holiday in a freestyle designed by Terri Gallo.The 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding had been the 20-year-old rider's mount for many years of junior/young rider competition. But two years ago, he tore a...
Loxahatchee, Florida – When Katherine Bateson-Chandler was in England training with Carl Hester last summer, she spotted Dea II at his barn and just had to have her. It wasn't easy getting Hester to part with the nine-year-old Hanoverian mare sired by Diadalos, but he finally relented and Bateson-Chandler brought Dea home to America last fall. The Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI was the pair's first CDI together and in it they took first in CDI Prix St. Georges competition with a score of 70.088...
Loxahatchee, Florida – For the past five years, Joan Pecora has endured a weekly commute from Illinois to Florida in order to compete on the Florida winter circuit. At this weekend's Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI the effort she has put in to training and competing her horse paid off when she rode away with two blue ribbons in FEI competition. Pecora and Talent, a nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding sired by Jazz, won Saturday's Open Intermediaire I with a score of 65.789. The day before,...
Loxahatchee, Florida – Two months after returning to the U.S., Wellington 248, with his owner and rider Melissa Jackson aboard, grabbed a Grand Prix win in the prestigious Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI. Wellington and Jackson won Saturday's FEI Open Grand Prix with a score of 66.383. Placing second were James Koford and Don Principe with a score of 65.957 and third was Betsy Rebar Sell riding Wonderful Walden to a score of 65.106 percent. "He did great," Jackson said of her 12-year-old...
Mikala Gundersen was clearly elated with Leonberg’s performance during the Grand Prix for Freestyle at the Derby. The pair was the decisive victors in a class with a 68.426% that featured USET members like Michael Barisone and Jane Hannigan, who finished second and third respectively. “It means a lot to win this class at the Derby,” explains Gundersen. “I was almost crying when I texted my mom—that was when I really realized that we had won.” Leonberg, an RPSI stallion owned by Horses...
February 26 - March 1, 2009CDI ResultsFriday February 27, 2009Saturday February 28, 2008 Sunday March 1, 2009Open ResultsFriday February 27, 2009Saturday February 28, 2009Sunday March 1, 2009Complete Palm Beach Dressage Derby Coverage
Loxahatchee, Florida – Michael Barisone and Olympus took their first win at Grand Prix when they won the CDI Grand Prix for the Special at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI. It was only the second Grand Prix for the pair. They rode their first Grand Prix two weeks earlier at the Wellington Classic Dressage Spring Challenge CDI and placed second. "He's doing great and I think he'll be scoring on the 70s in no time," Barisone said of the 12-year-old Dutch gelding owned by Dr. Nancy Binter...
It was a long drive to the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI for Kassie Barteau – 27 hours to be exact – but it was worth it. The young Barteau zipped into town for the Derby and promptly collected a blue ribbon in Young Rider competition on Friday riding GP Raymeister. The Barteau family owns KYB Dressage in Maple Park, Illinois and they arrived in town with five horses on the Monday before the Derby. "We rode them Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and then started showing," Barteau said. She is...
Loxahatchee, Florida – In their first outing together, Lisa Wilcox and Queba HM earned a blue ribbon for their win in FEI Open Intermediaire II competition at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI. The pair scored a 66.316 percent for their win. Placing second was James Koford with the Hanoverian stallion Don Principe and a score of 63.158. Third was Bill Warren with Romantic and a score of 62.368. Wilcox was thrilled, especially considering that neither Queba nor she has been in the show...
Loxahatchee, FL - The Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W/Y outdoes itself every year, and this year’s 26th annual event February 26 – March 1 is no exception.  From the world-class competition in the CDI, to the fun social activities like the Taste of the Derby and the Competitor’s Party hosted by Purina Mills, the Derby is the one event on every dressage aficionado’s calendar. In excess of $20,000 in purses and awards will be distributed during the show. Riders will also get their first scores...
Loxahatchee, FL--The Palm Beach Dressage Series introduces the new Derby Series Challenge. Bragging rights, prize money and a host of goodies will be on the line for the riders that rise to the top of their classes at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby and Dressage at Equestrian Estates. The Challenge Series awards will be presented to competitors with the highest averages in Training Level through Grand Prix, with an additional Challenge award, including a perpetual trophy, for the Adult Amateur...
Bill Warren arrived at Welcome Back to White Fences I, held February 21-22, with four horses to ride and promptly began collecting ribbons. "Our team definitely had a fantastic weekend," Warren said of his rides and those of team members Bill McMullin and Donna Cameron. Warren had wins in Second Level with  Xanur HM and at Intermediaire II with Romantic. With Well Done II he took two red ribbons in Third Level competition and rode the nine-year-old Oldenburg gelding Leiden to a third...
Loxahatchee, Florida –  finished the two days of competition at Welcome Back to White Fences I, held February 21-22, with a win that earned them an 81.071 percent – the highest score of the show. And Kohmann is now certain that his decision to remain in the U.S. was the right one. Kohmann, a native of Germany, has been a member of Cesar Parra's young team of riders for the past three years. He was recently offered an opportunity to return home to Germany, but decided to turn it down. One...
Loxahatchee, FL – The Palm Beach Dressage Derby was recognized this weekend by the USET Foundation. The show received the Gold Medal Club Anniversary Award and was recognized for its contributions and support of the USET for the last 10 years. Each year the Derby raises money for the USET, through VIP seating, special events or other festive fundraisers.  “We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Mary Anne McPhail, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Dressage Derby. “Our goal...
Over $15,000 in exciting products and services have been donated for the The Equestrian Aid Foundation, a 501C3  which will be showcased all weekend at the 2009 Palm Beach Dressage Derby. All of these items are what anyone in the Dressage world could use and needs. You can donate to a great cause AND get a deduction for ourchasing what many of you will be buying anyway. The kick off for the fundraising drive will begin at the Markel/DressageDaily Palm Beach Dressage Derby "Inspection Reception...
West Palm Beach, FL – Dressage riders Katherine Bateson Chandler and Lynda Alicki both rode away winners of the FEI Prix St. Georges Open GAIC/USDF Qualifying class at the recent Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. The class, sponsored by the Oaks of Lake City, was divided into two sections due to the large turnout.Bateson Chandler won section one of the class aboard Jane Clark’s Dea II, an eight-year-old Hanoverian mare, with a score of 69.825%....
continued their winning streak recently, winning the CDI Prix St. Georges class at the Wellington Classic Spring Challenge CDI. Thanks to their win the duo also took home the handsome and much sought after Sho Clothes Whip, an award that has become a coveted favorite among top riders. Brons was pleased to capture the title, and the whip, aboard the nine-year-old, 16.3 hand KWPN gelding with a score of 71.368%. “He was consistent and reliable throughout the test. He is getting so he is...

World Equestrian Games 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:23
FEI Communications
Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA).
 
The Tuscany-born Para-Equestrian Dressage rider scored an outstanding Freestyle Grade 1a gold medal...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:36
Grand prix show jumper Danielle Goldstein has represented Israel in major international competitions in 2014, from Spruce Meadows and Thunderbird Horsepark in Canada to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.  Upon returning to the United States, the dual US and Israeli citizen has been invited to compete in the Central Park Horse Show,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:20
Alltech Media
[CAEN, France] – After a successful 15 days of competition and celebration, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy have come to a close this evening with a farewell ceremony in the Michel d’Ornano Stadium in Caen. A cast of close to 2,000 of the world’s best equine and human athletes, more than 570,000 on-site spectators and 3,...
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 11:18
Diana DeRosa
Where to begin. I’m on the journey home with memories of Beezie Madden claiming the Individual Bronze Medal and Cortes C claiming the Best Horse title in the Final Four phase of Show Jumping at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Chester Weber did us proud as well claiming an Individual Silver in Driving and his team was...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:54
FEI Press Release
FEI President HRH Princess Haya officially closed the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy at the D’Ornano Stadium this evening, bringing to an end two weeks of incredible sport.  The final medals of the Games were presented by IOC Member, Tsunekazu Takeda, Vice-President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and Member of the...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:47
Louise Parkes
 made it double-gold at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy today when adding the individual title to last Thursday’s team victory for The Netherlands. He made his way into this afternoon’s top-four Jumping final thanks to a horse that he admitted was inexperienced at this level of the sport and which clearly surprised him...
Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 21:30
In sport, time is often the difference between victory and defeat, and in a display of supreme individual horsemanship, the Netherlands Jeroen Dubbeldam today sealed a growing reputation within the sport of Show Jumping by claiming the Individual World Champion title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy by less than half a...

Eventing

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:35
Jenni Autry for Eventing Nation
Grant and award recipients were honored at the USEA Annual Meeting...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:37
Jenni Autry for Eventing Nation
The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee approved Coach David O’Connor’s 2015 plan for the team in a meeting yesterday, and he outlined his goals for the season in today’s third and final session with the High Performance riders at the USEA Annual Meeting...
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 11:39
USEF Communications
Lexington, KY - The USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the Eventing 25 Program participants for the 2015 season. Training Session dates and locations will be finalized and announced upon the hiring of the USEF Eventing Developing Rider Coach at the end of December. The following 14 riders have been selected for the Eventing 25...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:21
Classic Communications
2015 Winner to Receive $100,000 plus a Rolex Timepiece Lexington, Kentucky - November 24, 2014 - Equestrian Events, Inc., producer of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover, is increasing the prize money for America's only Four Star Event to $300,000, an increase of $50,000 over last year. Known as the "Best Weekend All Year...
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:13
Sally Spickard for Eventing Nation
Mary King is teaching a clinic hosted by Kelly Gage of Team EnGaged Clinics at Morven Park this week, imparting wisdom coming from many years as an international competitor. Mary did some work with younger horses and riders competing at varying levels yesterday, working on quality of gait and adjustablity with each student. Friend of EN Valerie...
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 13:51
Anna Sharpley, FEI Communications
Twenty-two-year-old Jessica Manson withstood the pressure applied by Olympian and former Adelaide champion Megan Jones, posting a super clear round aboard her 13-year-old Australian Stock Horse, Legal Star, to win the second leg of the FEI Classics™ at the Australian International 3 Day Event.
 
Manson set up her victory yesterday by...
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:42
USET Foundation
Gladstone, NJ - November 13, 2014 - The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded the 2015 Amanda Warrington Grant to Eventing rider Kurt Martin of Middleburg, VA. The Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant is awarded through the USET Foundation Amanda Pirie Warrington Fund. Earlier this year, Martin and his...

Reining and Western Riding

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:26
Emily Riden, Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Jackson, MS -  When Jordan Kiker and her mare Twist would show up at barrel racing events no one wanted them there. The mare was reckless, dangerous, and what many considered to be a liability and risk to their safety. Kiker was even offered money not to run the mare, and she was about to throw in the towel and find a new barrel horse. Then a...
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 14:12
Lara Oles Para Equestrian
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Lara Oles of Heber City won the inaugural Para Reining Championship at the 2014 National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma. She rode Western Wiz, a 12 year old quarter horse owned by Bob Thompson of Alberta, Canada. The Para Reining class featured physically disabled riders from all over the United States and...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 14:37
NRHA News
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 11:31
USEF Communications Department
Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is now accepting bids to host the 2015 Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship and USEF Youth Reining National Championship.  Bid applications for the Adequan/USEF Open Reining National Championship are available here: https://www.usef.org/documents/highPerformance/reining/...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:16
Emily Riden, Phelps Media Group, Inc.
Tampa, FL - The quality of a horse show's footing can make or break an exhibitor's experience and determine whether they elect to compete at the venue again. At the Florida Gold Coast Quarter Horse Shows, competitors are returning in droves for the 2014 circuit, to be held December 27-31, thanks in part to the ESI International All Weather...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:08
Kendall Bierer for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Oklahoma City, OK - The atmosphere was electrifying at the 2014 American Quarter Horse World Championship Show. On Nov. 15 the Jim Norick Arena at the Oklahoma State Fair Park welcomed not only the best reiners in the business, but also six high performance para-equestrians to demonstrate the developing discipline of para-reining, including two-...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 09:32
Larri Jo Starkey for The American Quarter Horse Journal
Oklahoma City, Ok - Para-reining returned November 15 to the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show as a demonstration sport. Six high-level para-dressage riders changed saddles and took a spin on American Quarter Horses in the Jim Norick Coliseum at Oklahoma State Fair Park. Along with a standing ovation from the crowd of reining enthusiasts in...

Driving

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 15:14
Revolution Sports
An exceptional line-up of equestrian athletes are set to compete at this year’s Olympia, The London International Horse Show which takes place on 16-22 December, including the three FEI World No. 1s in Dressage, Show Jumping and Carriage Driving. The definite entries, which were published today, reveal Dressage supremo Charlotte Dujardin, Show...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 12:37
Cindy Timmer, FEI Communications
Reigning FEI World Cup™ and world champion Boyd Exell (AUS) won the third leg of the FEI World Cup™ Driving held in Stockholm (SWE) last night leaving home driver Fredrik Persson and young Belgian Glenn Geerts behind.
 
The new Friends Arena in Stockholm was packed with enthusiastic equestrian fans. It was the first time that the Sweden...
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 13:50
Cindy Timmer, FEI Communications
Dutch driver Koos de Ronde won his first FEI World Cup™ Driving qualifier of the season in Budapest (HUN) today. Thanks to his wonderful fast and clear round, De Ronde put fellow countryman IJsbrand Chardon, who was just under two seconds ahead of him, under pressure. Chardon recorded the fastest time in the Laszlo Papp Arena, but had two...
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 09:51
Cindy Timmer, FEI Communications
Reigning FEI World Cup™ Driving champion Boyd Exell (AUS) won the series first qualifier of the season in the packed Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart (GER) after performing two thrilling rounds. IJsbrand Chardon (NED) was the runner up while third place was claimed by home driver Christoph Sandmann.
 
Too Confident
Exell drove his very...
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 07:20
Yellow Horse Marketing
The popular and innovative USEF Developing Driver Program (DDP) held its final clinic of the year on picturesque Hillcroft Farm in Paris, Ky., October 24 - 26, 2014.  Whether drivers were wrapping up their show year or getting ready for the 2015 Florida season, this intensive clinic offered up-and-coming High Performance drivers a special...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 15:13
Sarah Evers Conrad
In October, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, sees a lot of action. Thousands of people and horses come for the United States Mounted Games Association’s Bluegrass Finale, the Octoberfest Horse Trials, the Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event, the Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference, the Kentucky...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:14
Revolution Sports
30 October 2014 - This year’s Olympia, The London International Horse Show takes place from 16-22 December and  boasts a star-studded equine line up, including a Medal Parade from the GBR Equestrian Teams, an appearance from record breaking racehorse, Kauto Star and Dressage Masterclasses from British riders, Michael Eilberg and Laura Tomlinson...

Show Jumping

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 12:00
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:56
LEG Up News
Langer Equestrian Group is pleased to announce the 2015 schedule of shows for its three California venues: Hansen Dam Equestrian Center, Los Angeles Equestrian Center, and The Horse Park at Woodside. For 43 years, LEG has been producing quality shows with choices for all levels of riders. Events range from weekend shows ideal for those who want...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:17
Rolex Grand Slam PR
The "Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping" is returning to the foot of the Alps. As traditionally scheduled during the pre-Christmas period, the CHI Geneva is the third and last Major Show of the year. The most famous show-jumpers in the world meet up here at Palexpo, the legendary arena of huge dimensions, to see who will be crowned as the best of...
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 15:14
Revolution Sports
An exceptional line-up of equestrian athletes are set to compete at this year’s Olympia, The London International Horse Show which takes place on 16-22 December, including the three FEI World No. 1s in Dressage, Show Jumping and Carriage Driving. The definite entries, which were published today, reveal Dressage supremo Charlotte Dujardin, Show...
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 14:06
Véronique WASA (Point Virgule)
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon when the Gucci Grand Prix began there was not a seat to be had up in the Gucci Paris Masters grandstand, nor in the Masters Club, where Salvatore Sirigu, Charles Berling, Anthony Delon, Vincent Pérez and Karine Silla, Céline Sallette, Philippe Etchebest and Karine Ferri could be seen, as well as HRH the Princess...
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 11:42
Celine Pardo, Gucci PR
The speed experts had a field day this evening in the fastest class on the circuit, cheered on by the enthusiastic spectators. “The stands were jam packed, which is amazing for a Friday evening”, gushed Christophe Ameeuw, organiser of the Gucci Paris Masters. “Seeing these 7,000 people on their feet, cheering on all the riders and experiencing...
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 16:32
Revolution Sports
Geneva, Switzerland, 11-14 December 2014 – The mark of a truly global sport is that it never sleeps. As the international tennis circuit moves around the world and from outdoor to indoor tournaments, so does the demanding world of top-level Show Jumping. It builds to an annual peak at CHI Geneva. The Swiss indoor show, situated in Rolex’s...

Para Dressage

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:30
Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani rode to the high score of 78.382% during the Polar Express Show at White Fences. Wellington, FL - Rebecca Hart and Schroeters Romani shined Saturday afternoon during the Polar Express show held at the White Fences Equestrian Center in Loxahatchee, Florida. The talented duo rode to the score of 78.382 percent for the FEI Para Team Grade II test during the national show, kick starting their season as they prepare for the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in CPEDI3* in January 2015.Hart traveled to Florida in early December to work with Wellington-based international dressage trainer Todd Flettrich out of Cherry Knoll Farm, which is also a partial owner of Romani. Hart and Flettrich have worked consistently on warm-up and preparation with Romani after takin...
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 17:41
Sydney Collier riding Willi Wesley (Photo: SusanjStickle.com) Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Sydney Collier as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Seventeen-year-old Collier is a talented Para-Equestrian who competed at the international level in 2014, including the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., she was diagnosed at the age of seven with a rare congenital birth defect called Wyburn-Mason Syndrome. In spite of this challenge, Collier pursued her love of riding and has become a top equestrian athlete. A prime example of courage, sportsmanship, and dedication, Collier will be awarded the Ruth O'Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy as the 2014 Junior Equestrian of the Year. Having her biggest year to da...
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 06:53
Trainer Wes Dunham and WEG athletes Sydney Collier's mount Willi Wesley at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3* horse inspection . (Photo: Lindsay McCall) Wellington, Florida - November 26, 2014 - Entries are now being accepted at www.equestrianentries.com through December 22, 2014, for the 2015 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CPEDI3*. Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes kick-off the show season with their their first international show of the year January 7-11, 2015, in Wellington, FL, in the Van Kampen covered arena. This show will include FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage athletes in Grades Ia, Ib, II, III, and IV. Thursday, January 8, is the Horse inspection at approximately 5:30 PM. Friday, January 9, is the FEI Para-Equestrian Dressage Team Test, followed by Saturday's FEI P...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:18
  We salute our veterans this Veterans Day. Thank you for protecting our freedoms. On this day we ask you to take a moment to think about those that have served our country. We would like to salute our disabled veterans who are part of not only the equestrian sport but all Paralympic sports. Thank you, - USPEA. We too, at DressageDaily, would like to take a moment to thank all veterans who have served our country to protect our liberties and rights. We truly appreciate all past and current members of our military for all that you do! History of Veterans Day - From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: World War I - known at the time as "The Great War" - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versaille...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 05:59
  Gladstone, NJ - As the end of year draws near, The Jonathan Wentz Memorial Challenge for High Performance Para Dressage has raised $615,000 towards its $800,000 goal, however in order to have the funding needed to implement the Para Dressage High Performance program, it needs more support from those in the equestrian community that want to see our Para Dressage riders have the opportunity to achieve competitive excellence in international competition.  The Jonathan Wentz Memorial Challenge is an exciting fundraising initiative that was launched in April thanks to the incredible generosity of Margaret H. Duprey and The Barnfield Foundation. Duprey and The Barnfield Foundation have each pledged up to $200,000, matching dollar for dollar, gift commitments of $4,000 and above, payable over...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 07:38
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
U.S. WEG Team Athlete Sydney Collier and her dog Journey. Journey became a media sensation at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Photo copyright SusanJStickle.com Lexington, KY - November 4, 2014 - The United States Para-Equestrian Association  (USPEA) would like to thank the United States Equestrian Federation ( USEF) for their support of the Para-Dressage Young Rider Program. As a USEF International Discipline Association the USPEA fosters the Para-Equestrian sport from the grassroots to the high performance level. The USPEA was recently awarded a USEF Affiliate Grant. Through this awarded USEF Affiliate Grant, the USPEA is able to further support the discipline at the young rider level. Offering high-level opportunities to young rider para-dressage athletes benefits not only...
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 04:27
Written By: Lindsay Y. McCall
Mary Jordan and Rubicon 75 at the USDF Region 8 Championships presented by New England Dressage Association September 18-21, 2014 (Photo: ©Amy E. Riley/STUDIO EQUUS) Lexington, KY - 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) athlete Mary Jordan of Wells, Maine is headed to the 2014 U.S. Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® scheduled for November 6-9, in Lexington, KY. Jordan qualified with Rubicon 75 (Royal-Hit x Edelkarin/Absinthe) at the GAIG/United States Dressage Federation Region 8 Championships presented by New England Dressage Association (NEDA) September 18-21, 2014. Unprecedented, this horse and rider combination is the only Para-Equestrian Dressage duo to win an able-bodied Regional Championship to go to the Finals. Jordan earned her invitation when the pair won the 3rd Le...
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:23
Written By: FEI Communications
Italy’s Sara Morganti has been voted the International Paralympic Committee’s best female Allianz Athlete of the Month for August following her incredible performance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy (FRA). The Tuscany-born Para-Equestrian Dressage rider scored an outstanding Freestyle Grade 1a gold medal with her mare Royal Delight ahead of British Paralympic and reigning world champion Sophie Christiansen and Singapore's most-decorated Paralympic athlete Laurentia Tan. Morganti, who also won Individual Grade 1a silver at the Games in Normandy, beat five champions to the top spot in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) poll from the worlds of canoeing, athletics, swimming and sailing following a bumper month of global para-sport.   Since her internationa...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 09:16
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and support staff in Aachen having a team meeting during training camp. Photo courtesy of Sydney Collier Aachen, Germany  -  The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and Chef d' Equipe Kai Handt arrived in Aachen and began their training camp this week. The U.S. Team and Individual athletes include: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley; two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) and 2010 WEG athlete Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) 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; Angela Peavy (Avon, Con...
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 09:16
Written By: Lindsay McCall for the USPEA
2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and support staff in Aachen having a team meeting during training camp. Photo courtesy of Sydney Collier Aachen, Germany  -  The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team and Chef d' Equipe Kai Handt arrived in Aachen and began their training camp this week. The U.S. Team and Individual athletes include: Sydney Collier (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Victoria Dugan's Willi Wesley; two-time Paralympian (2008 and 2012) and 2010 WEG athlete Rebecca Hart (Unionville, Pa.) 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; Angela Peavy (Avon, Con...
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