Orlando, FL --- Grand Cypress Equestrian Center, the first facility in the United States to be "Approved" by the prestigious British Horse Society for livery and training, will host a Dressage Show September 28, 2002. Brigitte Simmons 'R" from Sanford, North Carolina will judge.
At the show, the Equestrian Center will offer for the first time National Disability Sports Alliance (NDSA) Dressage Tests. The NDSA Equestrian offers national and international competition opportunities and training for riders with physical disabilities. Four classes or 'grades' are available for these riders. The classes or 'grades' range from those with disabilities that allow them to compete walk only, to those that ride tests similar to USA Equestrian's third or fourth level tests.
"We are thrilled to provide NDSA testing. There's even a rider coming all the way from Kansas to compete in the NDSA competition. That's exciting for us," said Liz King, director of the Equestrian Center.
British Horse Society Exams Offered at Grand Cyoress Equestrian Center
The Grand Cypress Equestrian Center, the first facility in the United States to be "Approved" by the prestigious British Horse Society (BHS) for livery and training, will offer BHS exams December 15-16, 2002. Stage I and Stage II tests will be offered.
In addition to ongoing training at the center, a BHS Preparatory Training Program is also available at the Equestrian Center. The training program is for those interested in making horses their career. The program is a live-in, work, study and training program.
The Equestrian Center was first "Approved" in 1994 and has maintained that status every year since. The Equestrian Center is the only facility in the U.S. to offer both BHS training and exam testing.
The Grand Cypress Equestrian Center offers a variety of activities for riders of all ages and abilities. The Equestrian Center features well schooled horses and professional, caring trainers. Instruction is provided in a supervised and safe environment for all skill levels in not only dressage but also hunt seat, combined training, jumping and basic western. Young junior lessons are also offered. Recreational riders can choose from two different trail rides or pony rides for kids. The Equestrian Center has many horses and ponies for sale and assists clients in finding suitable matches. There is also a Tack & Gift shop with a variety of professional, quality equestrian equipment and unique gifts.
The Grand Cypress Equestrian Center is part of the 1,500-acre Grand Cypress Resort and is owned and operated by Grand Cypress Florida Inc. For further information and entry forms call the Equestrian Center at 407-239-1938 or 800-835-7377 or via the Internet