Announcing Riders for 2012 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Paralympic Selection Trials and National Championships


Gladstone, NJ - Twenty-four horse and rider combinations will compete at the 2012 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage Paralympic Selection Trials and National Championships. Equestrian competition will occur June 10-13 at the United States Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey. Each horse and rider combination is vying for one of the four spots on the United States Paralympic Equestrian Team headed to London. The Paralympic Equestrian events take place in London, England at Greenwich Park August 30-September 4, 2012. Athletes will compete under FEI Ground Jury Carlos Lopes (5*) POR, Anne Prain (5*) FRA, and Marc Urban (5*) BEL during the Selection Trials and National Championships. Competition will occur over three days in Gladstone demonstrating Team, Individual, and Freestyle Tests.

The National Championship scores and Paralympic Selection Trial qualification will be calculated using 40% of the Team Test, 40% of the Individual and 20% of the Freestyle Test Scores. If there is a tie in the Final Ranking of the Selection Trials, the tie will be broken based upon the highest score earned by the athlete/horse combination in the Individual Championship Test at the Selection Trial. If a tie remains thereafter, it will be broken based upon the highest test score earned by the athlete/horse combination in the Team Test of the Selection Trial. If a tie still remains thereafter, it will be broken based upon the Musical Freestyle Test score awarded by the president of the Ground Jury to the horse/athlete combination in the Selection Trial. If a tie still remains thereafter it will be broken based on the majority vote of the Selectors.
 
2012 London Paralympic Selection Trials Horse & Riders
Competitor - Horse - Horse (Owner) - Grade - Hometown

  • Kim Decker - Dashers Destiny - Grade Ia - Centreville, Virginia
  • Laura Goldman - NTEC Willi Wesley (Kai Handt)-Grade Ia-Highland Heights, Ohio
  • Laurietta Oakleaf - Niekele fan Busenitz (Joanne Bosma)-Grade Ib-Jacksontown, Ohio
  • Donna Ponessa - Western Rose (Wesley Dunham)-Grade Ia-New Windsor, NY
  • Donna Ponessa - PG Ganda (Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center)-Grade Ia-New Windsor, New York
  • Jonathan Wentz - Silvano (Michele Miles)-Grade Ib-Richardson, Texas
  • Jonathan Wentz - NTEC Richter Scale (Kai Handt)-Grade Ib-Richardson, Texas
  • Wendy Fryke - Lateran-Grade III-Parker, Colorado
  • Dale Dedrick - Bonifatius-Grade II-Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Rebecca Hart - Lord Ludger (Jessica Ransehousen)-Grade II-Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Rebecca Hart - Carlingsford's Taldi (Jessica Ransehousen)-Grade II-Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Kim Jones - Ghlenlivet (Nancy Lewis-Stanton)-Grade II-Georgetown, South Carolina
  • Margaret McIntosh - Carlingford JD (Trudy Phillips)-Grade Ib-Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Margaret McIntosh - Idalgo (owner Janis Smith) -Grade Ib-Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth Pigott - Whitney's Willow (Melissa Ranseshousen)-Grade II-Downington, Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth Pigott - One Night Stand (Regina Cristo)-Grade II-Downington, Pennsylvania
  • Erin Alberda - Sir Rocco (Melissa Mulchahey)-Grade III
  • Eleanor Brimmer - Carino H-Grade III-Wayazata, Minnesota
  • Robin Brueckmann-Radetzky-Grade IV-Summerfield, North Carolina
  • Mary Jordan - Sebastian (Deecie Denison)- Grade 1V-Wells, Maine
  • Mary Jordan - P.Sparrow Socks - Grade 1V-Wells, Maine
  • Lise Yervasi-Tailor Made-Grade IV-Baker City, Oregon
  • Lise Yervasi-Brendan Braveheart-Grade IV-Baker City, Oregon
  • *Sydney Collier- Otto-Grade II-Ann Arbor, Michigan* 
    *Sydney Collier will not be competing for the Selection Trials due to the age qualification of 16-years for the London Paralympics. Sydney will be competing towards the 2012 USEF Para-Equestrian Dressage National Championship

 




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